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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


Unlimited Budget Works!!
They share ufotable's signature action animation that probably cost millions of yen to finance. If you've looking for more of the flashy, sparks-flying swordplay seen in UBW there's plenty in Touken Ranbu. In the end, they're both average fantasy stories that you'd probably watch for the stunningly animated action. Do take note that there is some CGI in Touken Ranbu though.  
report Recommended by AniMatt17
Do you like historical/battle action shows with AWESOME sword fights?

The main difference between the shows is that the world in Token Ranbu definitely has a touch of fantasy whereas Rurouni Kenshin has a realistic setting but if you like well choreographed fights and shows set in historical japan than give these series a try. 
report Recommended by Blood-Typemaster
Swords, boys, light beams, intense action choreography, Japanese history, and both are based on games... these two shows are surprisingly similar.

Sengoku Basara has a brighter palette and a more positive feel, whereas Katsugeki is much darker. Outstanding action in both shows, Katsugeki being the more polished of the two with very good utilisation of CG.

Neither are exactly shows to watch for plot or character depth, but if you're a fan of the games or are looking for some fast paced shiny action fuelled by shouting, give Basara or Katsugeki a try. 
report Recommended by Lemon