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Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Currently 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: Card game
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.641 (scored by 8,329 users)
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Ranked: #48852
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Popularity: #1144
Members: 61,208
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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...

(Source: Aniplex USA)


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

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"Hyakka Ryouran (百火撩乱)" by Kalafina

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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


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