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 3190931,909 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #53692
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1726
Members: 121,238
Favorites: 461

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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

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Sep 27, 2017
I choose to watch this anime on a whim and wasn't disappointed. . At the beginning it was difficult to understand at times because it is based on a game, so the viewer is expected to have previous knowledge of the mechanics of this world. I pieced it together myself, but otherwise I recommend finding a quick summary of this universe, because it can be complicated.

Story: 7/10
The story itself was pretty good. The concept for the anime was different, and though I had read it was similar to drifters and was intrigued, it was different enough to be interesting. For the first few episodes I ...
Sep 24, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Recently, Ufotable's production is just not that great, having these very poor/one sided characters and somewhat very linear story making some of their modern shows very predictable. It's just the same for Katsugeki/ Touken Ranbu. I'd rather say that this show was produced just to advertise the original game. I don't blame ufotable that much on this one because they really can't control the content by themselves but I do think the studio can do better than this. Ever since Unlimited Blade Works was produced, ufotable's overall direction went downhill. Tho I highly praised them with their stellar visuals but it's not the same ...
Sep 24, 2017
I have issues with Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu. I honestly have no idea how UFO Table managed to take such a fantastic premise partnered with stunning animation and make it so incredibly dry.

This is my first (and probably last) experience with the Touken Ranbu franchise. I have never played the game, nor seen the other anime adaption.

It didn’t take long to get the gist of it. The two dudes with unique designs were fighting baddies to prevent history from changing. Later on, you learn what time period they’re in and that they aren’t human, but famous weapons. And . . . that’s it.

Why are the ...

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