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Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu Anime Announced at Sakura Con 2017

Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu is the second anime adaptation of the Japanese collectable card browser video game Touken Ranbu developed by Nitroplus and DMM Games which launched in 2016 and has over 1.5 million registered users. The anime was announced at the “The World of TOUKEN RANBU by Nitroplus” panel at Sakura Con 2017 in Seattle, US.

Japan Broadcast & Overseas Streaming Set to Being in July 2017

The anime is being produced by studio ufotable and is set broadcast in Japan on Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and MBS as well as stream overseas (licensed by Aniplex of America) from July 2017. It is planned to span 11 episodes. A manga adaptation of the anime written by Tsuda Honami will also begin serialization in Jump Square from the same month.

Synopsis Courtesy of Aniplex of America

The year is 1863 as the tumultuous samurai era is coming to an end, Japan is split between the pro-shogunate and anti-shogunate factions. The fate of the world is threatened as an army of historical revisionists are sent from the future to alter the course of history. In order to bring these forces down and protect the real history, two sword warriors, spirits who are swords brought to life by Saniwa (sage), rush to Edo. The polite and thoughtful Horikawa Kunihiro and the short tempered yet skillful Izuminokami Kanesada, who served the same master, confront the invading army along with a lively gang of other warriors including Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki, Yagen Toushirou, Tombokiri, and Tsurumaru Kuninaga.
As the fate of history lies in these hero's hands, what meets the blade is yet to be uncovered...

Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu Main Characters

  • Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki: a straightforward, loyal, and ambitious uchigatana
  • Izuminokami Kanesada: a cool, strong, and popular uchigatana
  • Urashima Kotetsu: a cute, charming, and innocent wakizashi
  • Saniwa: the player character (a sage) that bring swords to life
  • Horikawa Kunihiro: a helpful and loyal wakizashi
  • Hachisuka Kotetsu: an elegant and dazzling uchigatana
  • Yagen Tōshirō: an extraordinary sharp tantou with some medical knowledge
  • Tsurumaru Kuninaga: a witty and whimsical tachi
  • Konnosuke: The adorable fox mascot/navigator of the Touken Ranbu video game
  • Nagasone Kotetsu: a lively, strong, and tough counterfeit uchigatana
  • Tonbokiri: simple, sincere, and one of the Three Great Spears

    TOM Staff Says

    With several staff dedicated to making the sword fighting and weapon animation just right as well as one character designer dedicated to a specific character and even a staff member dedicated to historical research combined with beautiful characters and a consuming story, Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu is extremely promising. We’re excited to see how it does!


  • Animation Production: ufotable
  • Director: Toshiyuki Shirai
  • Art Director: Koji Eto
  • Music: Hideyuki Fukasawa
  • Sword Fight/Weapon Animators: Masaru Kimura, Mitsuru Obunai, Masayuki Kunihiro
  • Historical Research: Tatsuya Yamamura
  • Sword Fight Supervisor: Kougyoku Watanabe
  • Opening Theme Performer & Song: Sōma Saitō |”Hikari Tatsu Ame” ヒカリ断ツ雨
  • Ending Theme Performer: Kalafina
  • OP & ED Theme Production: SACRA MUSIC
  • Character Design: (Each character is being designed by a different character designer.)
    • Kayo Onizawa (Saniwa)
    • Miki Yamazaki (Tsurumaru Kuninaga)
    • Miyuki Ishizuka (Horikawa Kunihiro)
    • Moe Tsuzuki (Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki)
    • Rio Niisato (Tōshirō)
    • Toko Uchimura (Izuminokami Kanesada)
    • Yuka Shiojima (Tonbokiri)
    • Yukako Serai (Konnosuke)


  • Kento Hama (Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki)
  • Ryohei Kimura (Izuminokami Kanesada)
  • Jun Fukushima (Urashima Kotetsu)
  • Junko Minagawa (Saniwa)
  • Junya Enoki (Horikawa Kunihiro)
  • Kazuyuki Okitsu (Hachisuka Kotetsu)
  • Seiichirō Yamashita (Yagen Tōshirō)
  • Sōma Saitō (Tsurumaru Kuninaga)
  • Takuma Nagatsuka (Konnosuke)
  • Tarusuke Shingaki (Nagasone Kotetsu)
  • Tooru Sakurai (Tonbokiri)

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