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Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru


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English: Touken Ranbu - Hanamaru
Japanese: 刀剣乱舞-花丸-

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2016 to Dec 19, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Doga Kobo
Source: Card game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.861 (scored by 8,553 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #40342
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1534
Members: 44,574
Favorites: 298
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Synopsis

In the year 2205, a special sage known as Saniwa has the ability to breathe life into inanimate objects. At the same time, dark forces have initiated a plot to travel back in time and change the course of history—and the only ones capable of stopping them are the Saniwa and their strongest animations: historical Japanese swords, in the form of handsome young men.

Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru opens on the life of Yamatonokami Yasusada, Souji Okita's beloved uchigatana, as he begins his first day at the Saniwa's citadel. Soon reuniting with his old friend, Kashuu Kiyomitsu, the two are caught up in the daily antics of their fellow sword warriors. They never miss an opportunity to have fun, whether it be through wild snowball fights or introducing their newest comrades to the citadel. Of course, when the government calls, the swords are always ready to fulfill their mission of protecting history.

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Staff

Naoya, Takashi
Director
Gou, Fumihiroki
Sound Director
Sugiura, Pierre
Script, Series Composition
Kimura, Ryouhei
Theme Song Performance


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"Hanamaru◎Biyori (花丸◎日和)" by Yamatonokami Yasusada (Mitsuhiro Ichiki) & Kashuu Kiyomitsu (Toshiki Masuda) (eps 2-10)

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#01: "Ake Kure Nikki (明け暮れ日記)" by Yamatonokami Yasusada (Mitsuhiro Ichiki) & Kashuu Kiyomitsu (Toshiki Masuda) (ep 1)
#02: "Kokorodama no Arika (心魂の在処)" by Heshikiri Hasebe (Tarusuke Shingaki), Yagen Toushirou (Seiichirou Yamashita) Souza Samonji (Yuuki Tai) (ep 2)
#03: "Hana no Kaori wa Kyoushidare (花の薫りは叶枝垂れ)" by Maeda Toushirou (Reona Irie), Yagen Toushirou (Seiichirou Yamashita), Gokotai (Yuuta Kasuya), Akita Toushirou (Yoshitaka Yamaya), Midare Toushirou, Hirano Toushirou (ep 3)
#04: "Toki Zotomo Nashi Kenbi no Hana yo (時ぞとも無し兼備の華よ)" by Horikawa Kunihiro (Junya Enoki) & Izuminokami Kanesada (Ryouhei Kimura) (ep 4)
#05: "Dezuru Tsuki, Souen no Uta (出づる月、招宴の唄)" by Kasen Kanesada (Kaito Ishikawa), Shokudaikiri Mitsutada (Takuya Satou), Tsurumaru Kuninaga (Soma Saito), Mikazuki Munechika (Kousuke Toriumi) (ep 5)
#06: "Okiraku Chindouchuu (お気楽珍道中)" by Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki (Kento Hama), Hakata Toushirou (Jun Oosuka), Yamabushi Kunihiro (Tooru Sakurai), Otegine (Kenji Hamada) (ep 6)
#07: "Koi to Jouto no Yaezakura (恋と浄土の八重桜)" by Maeda Toushiro (Reona Irie), Namazuo Toushirou (Soma Saito), Yagen Toushirou (Seiichirou Yamashita), Gokotai (Yuuta Kasuya), Akita Toushirou (Yoshitaka Yamaya),
#08: "Nikkari Ayakashi Kazoe Uta (にっかり妖かし数え唄)" by Nikkari Aoe (Junji Majima) & Youkai Taiji Sentai (ep 8)
#09: "Akatsuki no Hoshi (暁の星)" by Imanotsurugi (Daiki Yamashita) & Iwatooshi (Eiji Miyashita) (ep 9)
#10: "Kokorobase kara Yukari ari (心馳せから縁あり)" by Aizen Kunitoshi (Seiichirou Yamashita), Hotarumaru (Yuuichi Iguchi), Akashi Kuniyuki (Ryouta Asari) (ep 10)
#11: "Hanamaru◎Biyori (花丸◎日和)" by Yamatonokami Yasusada (Mitsuhiro Ichiki) & Kashuu Kiyomitsu (Toshiki Masuda) (ep 12)




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Dec 20, 2016
kurootetsuroo (All reviews)
Protip: don't start watching this if you don't know anything about touken ranbu.
Protip2: watch it immediately if you're a saniwa

Reason? In short, you're most probably not going to enjoy it. In long, this anime obviously assumes that the watcher is familiar with either the characters or the concept of tkrb. It is too short to properly explain anything and half of each episode is dedicated to a different character. Needless to say, character development in ten minutes? I don't think so.

But the thing is, I've played the game ever since it came out so all the swords are very dear to me. Seeing them being read more
Feb 11, 2017
yumeprince (All reviews)
For starters, I have never played Touken Ranbu. So this review is based entirely on the anime. I strongly believe that if you need knowledge of the source material in order to enjoy an anime, then it has failed to be a good adaptation.

However, despite not playing the game, I still really enjoyed Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru.

I learned a term recently, that I think really describes Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru. "Cute boys doing cute things." Much like K On! is a "cute girls doing cute things" type of show. The plot of Hanamaru is not important, and never was meant to be.

Hanamaru is meant to be pure read more
Dec 26, 2016
ReikaUchiha (All reviews)
I think that the low score of this anime lies to the fact that it refers to a small amount of people.

Not many understand the value of a peaceful, chilling anime. On the contrary, they seek action, romance, violence etc.

It may be based on history, but you don't really need to know anything,it's very easy to follow.

There is gentle comedy going on, pretty often, and it makes you laugh because of the naive, sweet humor.

The art is simple but beautiful, there is no intense drama or tension, and the script is minimalistic and relaxing.

I am impressed by the huge number of characters, and read more
Dec 25, 2016
Rio_ (All reviews)
NOTE :
- I'm not played the game yet so i can write this review more objectively
- My score above is based on my enjoyement, it will be different in my review below
-This anime are absolutely made for fans of the game.

Before you decided to pick this show, what are you expected for this??? Epic plotline, action battle, characters developent?? If you want to get that, i think you shouldn't try this series since this anime had none with that or at least very decent amount.


Story :
Story is almost nothing.The synopsis says :"The "historical revisionists" have begun attacks on the past read more

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