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TV Anime 'Touken Ranbu' Announced for 2017 [Update 3/26]

by Stark700
Mar 25, 2016 5:13 AM | 150 Comments

It was revealed at AnimeJapan 2016 that the online collectible card game Touken Ranbu will be receiving a TV anime adaptation in 2017 by animation studio ufotable.

Touken Ranbu, which began service in January 2015, is developed by visual novel developer Nitroplus and e-commerce company DMM Games. The game was originally built for a capacity of 500,000 users, but that limit was quickly reached, prompting the opening of a second server two months later. A mobile application version of the game was launched on March 1 and has been downloaded more than 1 million times as of March 16.

Players assume the role of a Saniwa sage who travels into the past to defeat evil forces that are trying to change the course of history. As a sage, the player has the ability to breathe life into inanimate objects, including famous historical swords.

Source: Hachima Kikou

News submitted by Jiharo

Touken Ranbu on MAL


Update March 26

An official website was opened and announced via a teaser PV that there will be two anime projects in production. The second is a TV anime series titled Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru scheduled to air in Fall 2016.

Staff
Director: Takashi Naoya (Luck & Logic)
Character Design: Junichirou Taniguchi (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
Series Composition, Script: Pierre Sugiura (Barakamon)
Studio: Doga Kobo

Cast
Yamatonokami Yasusada: Mitsuhiro Ichiki (Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note)
Kashuu Kiyomitsu: Toshiki Masuda (Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!)

PV


Official site: http://touken-hanamaru.jp/
Official Twitter: @touken_hanamaru

Source: Ota☆Suke

Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru on MAL

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PV released!
https://twitter.com/tatsuki0819/status/757048831867359232

Who's singing this? Soraru?

Jul 23, 2016 11:16 PM by Mayuka

Thug_Gou said:
Hidayat246 said:

I still not found a good reason to watch show with full bishonen & trap like this

Also I think "good" for you and "good" for me have different meaning

i guess
but what's the harm in trying to watch 1 ep
lol
please

my masculinity will be gone and i will become gay. i must not abandon my safe space and watch this shitty fujobait. :((((

Mar 30, 2016 8:18 PM by Mayuka

Hidayat246 said:
Thug_Gou said:

Who cares if it has yaoi bait or not? If it's good, it's good. Ya know you can't stop fujoshits from shipping them *cough* me *cough*. I mean Naruto, Opm, Gintama, Haikyuu, One piece (etc shounen anime) has a yaoi fandom and ppl still watch it.
So
Just watch it :D

I still not found a good reason to watch show with full bishonen & trap like this

Also I think "good" for you and "good" for me have different meaning

i guess
but what's the harm in trying to watch 1 ep
lol

Mar 30, 2016 7:57 PM by Thug_Gou

Thug_Gou said:
Hidayat246 said:


I am not fudanshi so i need good reason[Read : Female Character] when watching harem boys like Touken Ranbu

To be honest i like design character & art quality from Touken Ranbu characters but it just i can't resist to watch show with only have bishouen & yaoibait

That's why I'm a little envious with female audience which can enjoying this show

Who cares if it has yaoi bait or not? If it's good, it's good. Ya know you can't stop fujoshits from shipping them *cough* me *cough*. I mean Naruto, Opm, Gintama, Haikyuu, One piece (etc shounen anime) has a yaoi fandom and ppl still watch it.
So
Just watch it :D

I still not found a good reason to watch show with full bishonen & trap like this

Also I think "good" for you and "good" for me have different meaning

Mar 30, 2016 7:55 PM by Shunaria

Tenshi_Shura said:
Because it looked like Fate right? Just like every other work ufotable has done.
Nah, Fate's is slightly better. I would hate the Touken Ranbu adaptation if they copied Fate's artstyle though.

Mar 30, 2016 11:35 AM by Mayuka

moodie said:
Emirius said:


Those people are plebs then. I agree it was jarring at first ep.
It doesn't matter who those people are. From a financial stand point there is no point in continuing that art style that literally exhausted their budget and staff members. There is a reason why the show got delayed every week as well as getting the second part months apart.

It isn't viable to continue that art style.


They used a technique called cel-shading right? And if I get my facts right, it costs quite a lot. Though I definitely loved the art style because it reminded me of Guilty Gear, I would definitely agree that there's literally no point in ufo using that art style again if it would not bring them profit.

Mayuka said:
moodie said:
A lot of people hated that art style. Also the anime without the game bundled in didnt sell well so i doubt they would take the risk again since it didnt pay off.

<---- Me

I hated that artstyle.


Because it looked like Fate right? Just like every other work ufotable has done.

Mar 30, 2016 11:26 AM by Tenshi_Shura

Emirius said:
moodie said:
A lot of people hated that art style. Also the anime without the game bundled in didnt sell well so i doubt they would take the risk again since it didnt pay off.


Those people are plebs then. I agree it was jarring at first ep.
It doesn't matter who those people are. From a financial stand point there is no point in continuing that art style that literally exhausted their budget and staff members. There is a reason why the show got delayed every week as well as getting the second part months apart.

It isn't viable to continue that art style.

Mar 30, 2016 10:52 AM by moodie

moodie said:
Emirius said:


The artsyle for God Eater is amazing. But I am pretty confident they wouldnt have that artsyle in this adaptation. Wouldnt make sense to slap the God EAter artstyle anywhere they want xD
A lot of people hated that art style. Also the anime without the game bundled in didnt sell well so i doubt they would take the risk again since it didnt pay off.

<---- Me

I hated that artstyle.

AriaAura said:
This is KanColle all over again.

No? Wtf? It's not even similar, other than gameplay.

Mar 30, 2016 10:45 AM by Mayuka

Hidayat246 said:
HikiMaru39 said:


There's less likely that these anime have fanservice. Well maybe a little, but it you don't have to be a woman to like it.


I am not fudanshi so i need good reason[Read : Female Character] when watching harem boys like Touken Ranbu

To be honest i like design character & art quality from Touken Ranbu characters but it just i can't resist to watch show with only have bishouen & yaoibait

That's why I'm a little envious with female audience which can enjoying this show

Who cares if it has yaoi bait or not? If it's good, it's good. Ya know you can't stop fujoshits from shipping them *cough* me *cough*. I mean Naruto, Opm, Gintama, Haikyuu, One piece (etc shounen anime) has a yaoi fandom and ppl still watch it.
So
Just watch it :D

Mar 30, 2016 10:45 AM by Thug_Gou

Oh shiit! Hot ikemen boys who I can ship together omggggglollololololol
I'm just gonna thank myreadingmanga for introducing me to such a gem *sniff*
Even if they were untranslated yaoi, they were beautiful :')

Mar 30, 2016 10:33 AM by Thug_Gou

Looks so unappealing , even worse than Kancolle. I will pass.

Mar 30, 2016 6:41 AM by tsudecimo

moodie said:
Emirius said:


The artsyle for God Eater is amazing. But I am pretty confident they wouldnt have that artsyle in this adaptation. Wouldnt make sense to slap the God EAter artstyle anywhere they want xD
A lot of people hated that art style. Also the anime without the game bundled in didnt sell well so i doubt they would take the risk again since it didnt pay off.


Those people are plebs then. I agree it was jarring at first ep.

Mar 30, 2016 6:40 AM by Emirius

Emirius said:
Raina- said:
TOUKEN RANBU TOUKEN RANBU TOUKEN RANBU TOUKEN RANBU TOUKEN RANBU
I'm so excited for bishies and voice actors

Just ufotable no God Eater animation/visuals please.


The artsyle for God Eater is amazing. But I am pretty confident they wouldnt have that artsyle in this adaptation. Wouldnt make sense to slap the God EAter artstyle anywhere they want xD
A lot of people hated that art style. Also the anime without the game bundled in didnt sell well so i doubt they would take the risk again since it didnt pay off.

Mar 30, 2016 6:38 AM by moodie

Raina- said:
TOUKEN RANBU TOUKEN RANBU TOUKEN RANBU TOUKEN RANBU TOUKEN RANBU
I'm so excited for bishies and voice actors

Just ufotable no God Eater animation/visuals please.


The artsyle for God Eater is amazing. But I am pretty confident they wouldnt have that artsyle in this adaptation. Wouldnt make sense to slap the God EAter artstyle anywhere they want xD

Mar 30, 2016 6:36 AM by Emirius

I'm surprised it's ufotable who took it up, but Nakigitsune, Hotarumaru, Namazuo & Kashuu, my kids </3 here for this

Mar 28, 2016 10:04 PM by UselessEgg

Tales of Zestiria, Heaven's Feel, and now Touken Ranbu. Looks like ufotable's taking the game seriously now. Looking forward to more quality animation and amazing backgrounds.

Mar 28, 2016 4:26 AM by Tenshi_Shura

This is KanColle all over again.

Mar 28, 2016 3:07 AM by AriaAura

Hidayat246 said:
HikiMaru39 said:


There's less likely that these anime have fanservice. Well maybe a little, but it you don't have to be a woman to like it.


I am not fudanshi so i need good reason[Read : Female Character] when watching harem boys like Touken Ranbu

To be honest i like design character & art quality from Touken Ranbu characters but it just i can't resist to watch show with only have bishouen & yaoibait

That's why I'm a little envious with female audience which can enjoying this show


Oh I see, I can relate to that problem too. Whenever I see a good a anime and to find it having ecchi and moe geared towards male audience, I'm kind of disappointed since I'm missing something out.

I doubt these anime have yaoibait though since the game isn't like that to begin with. Also, a reverse harem is the last thing I want from this anime.

Mar 28, 2016 2:15 AM by HikiMaru

Hidayat246 said:
HikiMaru39 said:


There's less likely that these anime have fanservice. Well maybe a little, but it you don't have to be a woman to like it.


I am not fudanshi so i need good reason[Read : Female Character] when watching harem boys like Touken Ranbu

To be honest i like design character & art quality from Touken Ranbu characters but it just i can't resist to watch show with only have bishouen & yaoibait

That's why I'm a little envious with female audience which can enjoying this show


umh...

umh...

Not bishounen...
as long that 'geisha' keep quite...

Mar 28, 2016 2:01 AM by Ruise

Hidayat246 said:
HikiMaru39 said:


There's less likely that these anime have fanservice. Well maybe a little, but it you don't have to be a woman to like it.


I am not fudanshi so i need good reason[Read : Female Character] when watching harem boys like Touken Ranbu

To be honest i like design character & art quality from Touken Ranbu characters but it just i can't resist to watch show with only have bishouen & yaoibait

That's why I'm a little envious with female audience which can enjoying this show


I understand not wanting to watch straight up Yaoi anime, but avoiding everything with bishounens seems a bit ignorant. Do you also avoid every single anime from Shoujo or Josei genre just because it's aimed at females? It's your choice, but you're missing out on many good things that way. Besides, your gender doesn't dictate things that you enjoy.

This doesn't even have reverse harem tag nor a shounen-ai one, so calling it Yaoi bait and harem boys just because of bishounen design sounds like you're jumping the gun.

Mar 28, 2016 1:59 AM by Mladen

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