Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu

Katsugeki Touken Ranbu

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Japanese: 活撃/刀剣乱舞
English: Katsugeki Touken Ranbu
German: Katsugeki Touken Ranbu
Spanish: Katsugeki Touken Ranbu
French: Katsugeki Touken Ranbu
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2017 to Sep 24, 2017
Premiered: Summer 2017
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: ufotable
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.731 (scored by 3240832,408 users)
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Ranked: #54172
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1761
Members: 123,542
Favorites: 468

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In 1863, Izuminokami Kanesada and his partner, Horikawa Kunihiro, arrive in the streets of Edo from the future to investigate their master's reports of an upcoming enemy invasion. As humanoid manifestations of the famous Toshizou Hijikata's swords, they have been tasked with protecting history from the Retrograde Army that seeks to alter it. Soon enlisting the help of other sword warriors, they continuously battle the mysterious army throughout the Bakumatsu period.

However, their journey will not be an easy one. Fraught with blood and betrayal in the chaotic era closest to their hearts, the duo will be forced to make difficult decisions with everything they care about on the line.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kondou, Hikaru
Producer, Sound Director, Planning
Kurosaki, Shizuka
Usa, Yoshiki


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"Hikari Tatsu Ame (ヒカリ断ツ雨)" by Soma Saito

Ending Theme


Aug 30, 2021
This anime I thought was very amazing, in fact, the only thing I didn't like about, was the fact the way the enemies were slaughtered. I thought it was going to be gory and limbs and heads were going to be cut off and decapitated. But, instead it was just red smoke and then they disappeared. Otherwise, this is the first samurai historical anime that I watched, that swords actually had human forms, it was a very interesting anime to watch to say the least. At least I thought so, it was one of those short, but sweet kind of animes. You know the anime ...
Dec 16, 2017
Mixed Feelings
There are benefits on watching a show without knowing the source material: you don't create expectation.

I was interested on this anime because the amazing artwork, especially Tsurumaru and Mikazuki. I know nothing of the game, the mechanics, the enemies, or anything else: to me there is only cool looking samurais fighting evil looking enemies (and lots of fujoshi artwork)

Somehow my desire to see a character I personally find amazing, made me break the Three Episode Rule and when he finally appearead I just... continued watching the show with a blank expression on my face.

This anime is a redundant (pretty looking) shallowness.

Also... I know from the ...
Jun 2, 2020
This anime is based off a browser game, and as such, having a good, working knowledge of said game will help you enjoy the anime- you'll know about the characters, the story, and pretty much make your enjoyment that much better... the problem is, though, said game is a) an internet browser card game, and b) only available in Japanese.

Yes, I know there are wikis and things that talk about the characters, but honestly, it's a 13-episode anime that you could binge in a weekday if you so wanted. It's just... even a little hint of what was going on would be appreciated, instead of ...

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