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Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu

Alternative Titles

English: Katsugeki TOUKEN RANBU
Japanese: 活撃/刀剣乱舞


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2017 to ?
Premiered: Summer 2017
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: ufotable
Source: Card game
Genres: Action, Fantasy
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.751 (scored by 7,110 users)
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Ranked: #44182
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Popularity: #1173
Members: 58,329
Favorites: 157


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Jul 26, 2017
riorangel21 (All reviews)

Ever since Unlimited Blade Works was produced, ufotable's overall production went downhill. Their modern anime works lack story quality and having these poor character executions. Tho I highly praised them with their stellar visuals.

As of now, Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu is struggling on pacing, characters, plot and heck, very poor introduction on the pilot episode. Sure, the fight scenes were very fascinating but I just can't ignore the fact that the series already show its major flaws in the first 4 episodes. The show is like forcing you to understand and feel bad for the characters without giving you any major knowledge about them. I've read more
Jul 31, 2017
sTeVe- (All reviews)
Well i don't really know what to say about this Anime, it has been a mixture of feelings and thoughts.

At this moment I can say that I'm not really enjoying the series, the graphic style is not totally to my liking and what I'm not really enjoying at the moment is the anime sound content I find it quite monotonous.

In some moments the story is spectacular but some times the story gets a bit confusing.

So we just need to keep whatching and w8 till the next episode.

At the end of this season i will edit this review with more details.
Jul 27, 2017
ariko9 (All reviews)
Note: While it's definitely not a ✧spectacular✧ anime, I definitely wouldn't say that it's horrible. For a game adaption, it's actually quite good. The game itself has little story, more or less just grinding to kill the Time Retrograde Army's monsters, so the anime added an interesting backdrop to the game. To really enjoy the anime (and be less confused), it would really help to know the game. However, even if you don't play the game, it can still be an enjoyable watch. It's also almost too early in the season to judge the anime (only 4 eps released when this was written), so I read more
Jul 22, 2017
AyPotato (All reviews)
I didn't really plan on watching much at all this season nothing really peaked my interest but someone told me about this and I thought I'd give it a go since I have nothing better to do after all bahaha. wish I was kidding

The show is pretty much what I expected was a little confused during the first episode but heaps of swords and some weird shadow harry potter type of things getting cut up so can't really complain if there were any less sword's in this show I think I'd hate it but because obviously I froth over sword fights in the 1800's read more
Aug 10, 2017
Dr_Sephiroth (All reviews)
For a lot of anime viewers, the name Ufotable conjures up high expectations of quality. With works such as Fate/Zero and Kara no Kyoukai under their belt, it would be difficult not to blindly trust the studio to deliver masterpiece after masterpiece, especially considering how little they release compared to other studios . While many seasoned viewers have already learned this lesson, Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu is the show that really helped me understand that you shouldn’t buy into the hype and excitement simply because of a big name, as even legendary studios can deliver a clunker or two.

For what it’s worth, Ufotable fulfilled their end of read more
Aug 19, 2017
franciu (All reviews)
There are anime you can watch without knowing anything about them beforehand and there are others anime that, sadly, need you to do some more effort before you can actually enjoy them to the fullest. As crazy as that sounds, katsugeki touken ranbu is part of the latest group of anime. Theres no other way to put it: you need to read about the game or at least some summaries about what touken ranbu is before you can watch this series. Otherwise you'll find yourself confused about the swords, their purpose and everything that is going on in the episodes, tho not very much happened read more