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 his 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.
okay okay okay....before people start bashing on this anime and calling it "yaoi-try hards", remember that this is from a game, Touken Ranbu, which has no storyline at all. (and theyre also getting another anime in 2017 which is gonna be animated by ufotable, so yall better calm youre horses)
If you wanna know what the game is about, please check the wiki. Its a great game, 10/10, very addictive.
There are a lot of references from the game, especially the jokes, which non-players of tourabu would not understand. Therefore, if you wanna have the full blown experience of tears and laughter and stress from watching this anime, I HIGHLY recommend you to play the game first.
For all the tourabu saniwas out there, we all enjoy and LOVE this anime A LOT. Cried every episode coz our swords are finally animated and moving. Plus all the characters have the same personality and habits from the game, which really touched our hearts.
In conclusion, PLAY the game cuz its good as well. It may be better than the anime but theyre both lovable.read more
HA I cant believe people watched the anime for the "time-travel" stuff and all, thats hilarious. seriously, please dont watch the anime if you watched this for the time travelling concept, if you have never played the game, or if you have no knowledge about the characters at all. well, if you do watch the anime without playing the game, that will lead to lots of negative comments, boredom, and hate. And I could say that thats the problem right now.
Firstly, just play the game. Ive been hearing a lot of complaints and whining like, "omg is this yaoi" "where is the time travelling" "why are there so many characters" "ugh fujoshi bait again" "the fight scenes suck" "this anime isnt funny at all, the comedy is so forced" blah blah blah blah gibberish.
Secondly, the thing is, this anime was made specially for us saniwas, those who have played the game, and we love this anime from the bottom of our heart. We get every joke the characters make, their personalities, the places they go to, the story of each episode...etc. Why? Cuz we played the goddamn awesome game.
Thirdly, If youve never played the game, then watching the anime will definitley be boring as flour. For example, you will have no idea what the characters are making jokes of, you will have no idea what a tantou or yari is, why the small kiddos are missing their dear ichi-nii, oh well you probably wont know who ichi-nii is anyway, and why the people who played the game love this anime so much, etc etc etc
If you dont bother to play the game, dont bother to watch the anime. That way, there will be less hate and negativity. Well, you dont have to play the game if you really dont want to, but the anime may be really bland to you though, just dont hate on it. (the game is really really really great, made me cry cuz its been a year and I still dont have jiji)
Lastly, all the swords in this anime (and in the game), are beautiful and precious as hell , and I love them all.
Thank you and goodbyeeeeeeeeeee :)))))))read more
After watching 5 episodes,I think this anime is mainly for people who already have some knowledge of the universe and characters of the game.
I know a bunch of them so I like it enough to want to see the next episodes.
I really like every time a new sword comes, its a funny anime in my opinion.
Something that I first found a bit disappointing is that there is two "main" characters, Kashuu and Yasusada, but after the firsts episodes they don't take too much screen time.
The art and colours are really pleasing.
The only point that bothers me is the eye showing through the hair of some characters, so it's not much XDread more
NOTE : my first review - English is not my mother language =)
On contrary to what I expected I really love this anime . It shows exactly what I was thinking and imagining when i was playing the game. How Hasabe is my assistant ( me = the master ) , how the work is divided between the swords ( the characters ) . I also love their daily life , how their personalities are exactly the same from the game, and how they really care about their master. I get really excited when a new sword come and their reaction towards it. I enjoy every episode i watch ~
The art is not that good but not that bad either. It's fine and good for the eye i think . The colors are calm and beautiful.
I don't really care about the music , but there are some soundtracks that i enjoy listening to .
I know all the characters and love most of the them, do I didn't find difficulty in knowing who is who. As I said before their personalities are exactly the same form the game and more deeper <3.
More to say :
- I think this anime is mostly made for the fans of the game since everything they do and their dialogues can't be understood if they didn't play the game.
- I'm so happy to see my beautiful characters animated and moving. I'll really be sad when this anime end ;; .read more