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Second Teaser Visual Revealed for Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu Anime Film Out

(Last Updated On: December 29, 2022)

Aniplex and ufotable’s television anime “Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu” has released a new video for its planned theatrical film. The video features a preview of the film’s visual. The film project was first announced in September 2017, coinciding with the finale of the television anime, which aired for 13 episodes in July 2017 and was streamed on Amazon’s Anime Strike and Crunchyroll. It was confirmed in the previous year that the film project was still in development.

In 1863, as the turbulent samurai era comes to an end, Japan is divided between pro-shogunate and anti-shogunate factions. But a greater threat emerges when an army of historical revisionists is sent from the future to alter the course of history. To defend the true history, sword warriors known as spirits brought to life by a sage called Saniwa must join forces and defend Edo against the invaders. Among them are Horikawa Kunihiro, a polite and thoughtful fighter, and Izuminokami Kanesada, a short tempered but skilled swordsman who served the same master. Together with Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki, Yagen Toushirou, Tombokiri, and Tsurumaru Kuninaga, they must confront this mysterious army and protect the fate of history. But what will be revealed as they wield their blades?

The story of the anime, as described by Aniplex of America

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The “Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu” television series was directed by Toshiyuki Shirai at ufotable, with Mitsuru Obunai, Masaru Kimura, and Masayuki Kunihiro serving as sword fight animators. Tatsuya Yamamura handled historical research for the show, while Kōgyoku Watanabe served as sword fight supervisor. The show featured eight character designers, each responsible for animating a different character.

Based on the “Touken Ranbu” sword personification training game, the series features bishōnen versions of famous swords from Japanese history, designed by Nitroplus. The game was first released in Japan in January 2015, and was later released in English in April 2021, followed by a smartphone version in August 2021.

The “Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu” franchise has also spawned the “Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru” spinoff’s two anime series, an anime film trilogy, a compilation anime film, two live-action films, stage musicals, stage plays, and various manga.


Source – Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu anime’s website via Comic Natalie

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