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Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru

Alternative Titles

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


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, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, ComedyComedy, HistoricalHistorical, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.881 (scored by 1226912,269 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #42902
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1737
Members: 58,206
Favorites: 411


-Cute boys doing cute things -Japanese mysticism -Occasionally being summoned to rid the world of evil Seriously, if you love Touken Ranbu you'll probably enjoy this too. 
report Recommended by Gxmwp
Both shows are about weapons portrayed as pretty boys, with the main difference being that for Touken Ranbu they are swords and in Thousand Musketeers they are guns. Thousand Musketeers takes more of the approach with Hanamaru focusing more on the slice-of-life aspect than the more action-driven Katsugeki series. 
report Recommended by GridironOtaku
Both shows: - Are based on games with the female public as target - Have good looking male characters - Have samurai and historical battle scenes - Have references to the actual history of Japan 
report Recommended by ren6
Both have elements of the Shinsengumi, But Touken Ranbu is about historical swords transformed into men to protect history. The swords from the shinsengumi include Kashuu Kiyomitsu and Yamatonokami Yasusada two uchigatana wielded by Okita Souji, And Izuminokami Kanesada(uchigatana) and Horikawa Kunihiro(wakizashi) wielded by Hijikata Toshizou 
report Recommended by redhope
Both shows personify object that are working under a master, the art styles are very different but both very beautiful with a verity of characters and personalities. 
report Recommended by fleurobin
Its an alternative setting like MAL say. Katsugeki is more serious, more angsty and has a better animation in my opinion (I love hanamaru too don't kill me saniwas) but both are worth watching if you love Touken Ranbu.  
report Recommended by soulofgolds
Based on a online browser game are both. While in Kantai Collection are only girls, in Touken Ranbu are only boys. In KanColle the girls are ships, in Touken Ranbu the boys are swords. They are fighting with a black organization like to stop them doing bad things. Where they all live is almost same, just in KanColle is a school like and in Touken Ranbu is a mansion. 
report Recommended by Chris_Iori