Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru

Touken Ranbu - Hanamaru

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 刀剣乱舞-花丸-
English: Touken Ranbu - Hanamaru
German: Touken Ranbu - Hanamaru
French: Touken Ranbu - Hanamaru
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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: Game
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Themes: AnthropomorphicAnthropomorphic, HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.851 (scored by 2102521,025 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #56122
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2295
Members: 86,057
Favorites: 479

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Usa, Yoshiki
Kohama, Takumi
Herek, Samantha
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Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

1: "Ake Kure Nikki (明け暮れ日記)" by Yamatonokami Yasusada (Mitsuhiro Ichiki) & Kashuu Kiyomitsu (Toshiki Masuda) (eps 1)
2: "Kokorodama no Arika (心魂の在処)" by Heshikiri Hasebe (Tarusuke Shingaki), Yagen Toushirou (Seiichirou Yamashita) Souza Samonji (Yuuki Tai) (eps 2)
3: "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
4: "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) (eps 4)
5: "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) (eps 5)
6: "Okiraku Chindouchuu (お気楽珍道中)" by Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki (Kento Hama), Hakata Toushirou (Jun Oosuka), Yamabushi Kunihiro (Tooru Sakurai), Otegine (Kenji Hamada) (eps 6)
7: "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)
8: "Nikkari Ayakashi Kazoe Uta (にっかり妖かし数え唄)" by Nikkari Aoe (Junji Majima) & Youkai Taiji Sentai (eps 8)
9: "Akatsuki no Hoshi (暁の星)" by Imanotsurugi (Daiki Yamashita) & Iwatooshi (Eiji Miyashita) (eps 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) (eps 10)
11: "Hanamaru◎Biyori (花丸◎日和)" by Yamatonokami Yasusada (Mitsuhiro Ichiki) & Kashuu Kiyomitsu (Toshiki Masuda) (eps 12)


Jun 20, 2021
Okay… I’m reviewing this now while finally playing the game.

Initially when this came out, I hadn’t played the game. My encounter with the franchise started with my Twitter timeline being plastered with beautiful character fan art (mainly Munechika and Kogetsunemaru) and eventually collecting the nendoroids (starting with Kiyomitsu). I was particularly drawn to the designs and aesthetic, of course with the ikemen theme as well, so I wanted to get acquainted with any bit of the franchise I could. Then, Hanamaru came out. It was a bit confusing because there are a LOT of characters that I had to remember. Having watched this season ...
Jul 28, 2019
Mixed Feelings
I feel like there could be an amazing anime under all of this. Listen I LOVE slice of life and scenes of this did make me giggle. The blue bird bit made me have to pause the show because I couldn't stop laughing. But what I wanted more of was the little bits of drama we saw. I want more of them dealing with their pasts and their emotions. SPOILERS AHEAD: When he saw his master in episode 11 OMG it was what I was craving. LET MY SAD BOYS BE SAD show us these amazing emotions!!! I want it so much I am continuing ...
Mar 11, 2018
I'm just going to start off by saying that I have never played the game this is based off of and probably never will. If you are in the same boat, then I would recommend that you don't even try to watch this. I honestly would have dropped it pretty early on if I didn't need to complete it for a MAL challenge. It's obvious that this show was made solely for fans of the game and they don't really even try to make it appealing to other viewers. As a newcomer to the franchise, these are my thoughts of the show based solely on ...

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