Makie Otono-Tachibana(乙橘槇絵, Otono-Tachibana Makie) is an on-off member of the Ittō-ryū in Blade of the Immortal.
Haru-no-Okina (Old Man of Spring): A double bladed three-section-staff.
Her grandmother. Older sister of Anotsu Saburo.
Her father who had sent her mother and her to the brothel when she was ten.
Her cousin and her lover.
- "Excuse me - I should have introduced myself before. I am Makie Otono-Tachibana. By pledge of honor with Anotsu Kagehisa... swordswoman of the Itto-ryu."
- "How foolish my life must look to you! How stupid and contemptible! But I... I-"
- "I understand. I guess I've been... a child. Just now... I finally understood."
- "It's just like you said... O-hatsu... Once a woman lets herself fall... she can't have dreams like other people. It was hopeless from the beginning. Right, my friend? Right..?"
- "Let's live this moment together. And this time, I'll be serious."
- "Oh, Kagehisa-sama! I..I've failed at everything! Living... dying... killing... sparing... hating, forgiving... EVERYTHING!"