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Death flag everywhere.

And, basically, I was reminded of the fact that Touken Ranbu comes from Nitro+.

How am I supposed to live through this week.
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. . . . . . dub cast stuff.

People are going to be reeeally angry about one of them, but I actually think he did a good job.

Before a lot of this was out, I was like, "Hah, they should get JYB for Kuniyuki because he's a ripoff lol," and now after he's actually been in the show, I'm like... "*crying* they should get JYB for Kuniyuki because he's wonderful."

But only if they've already recorded RoK which I don't think they have. Thanks Viz.

Also, crying just thinking about episode 7, because Josh Grelle is Ichi-nii and he'll be so good at that sort of role omg.
Jerry Jewell is in this too and he's really good omg. And Tatum, but he's always perfect.


...I woke up this morning thinking about the latest episode.

You want to yell at him "Nooooo! Don't do it! Don't do it!!"

.....but you know he can't not do it.

This show is so perfect.

Edit: So

Someone on Tumblr pointed this out.

Look at the dream in episode 1.
Look at Okita in episode 11.
Look at Yamatonokami.

Yeah. That wasn't... yeah.

Yeahhh.


. . . . . . . . . ahhhh this show can't do this to us. This is not hanamaru. This is not hanamaru at all.
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The episode 12 synopsis has Kashuu going after Yamato. I'm scared. ;~;

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. . . . . . . . . ahhhh this show can't do this to us. This is not hanamaru. This is not hanamaru at all.


Hint: Nitro+.
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Oh come on y'all...we haven't even seen anyone get seriously wrecked in this show. I seriously doubt that this show's about to end with one of the MCs dead....


That'll be ufotable's job.


I haven't been on lately due to PC/personal issues but I've been watching this:

--loved the Kogi episode. He's so lovely....

--the Spears/Rai clan episodes were meh. I like Hotarumaru though. Also I'm a little prejudiced as I got him in the game and...the hype is REAL.

--Ima/Iwa's ED was nice. Still love the Kanesan/Hori ED best though

--the dub is hilariously BAD.

Looking forward to seeing how Ikeda pt 2 turns out.
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The first part with Kuniyuki and the tanooki was really cute. Then it was off to battle...

My favorite meme from Twitter coming out of this episode...

"Caring for the elderly." LOL...

And I'm waiting for the Kogitsunemaru L'Oreal ads...


Yagen worries me in this episode. >_>;

Can I finally get Kasen in a battle next, please!? I want to see him fighting enemies, not laundry stains.You can all ignore me now. LOL.


YAY. Another Kasen fan!


This show fails for no Kasen in battle gear. Not elegant!

Also, no broing with Izuminokami....
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. . . . . . dub cast stuff.

People are going to be reeeally angry about one of them, but I actually think he did a good job.

Before a lot of this was out, I was like, "Hah, they should get JYB for Kuniyuki because he's a ripoff lol," and now after he's actually been in the show, I'm like... "*crying* they should get JYB for Kuniyuki because he's wonderful."

But only if they've already recorded RoK which I don't think they have. Thanks Viz.

Also, crying just thinking about episode 7, because Josh Grelle is Ichi-nii and he'll be so good at that sort of role omg.
Jerry Jewell is in this too and he's really good omg. And Tatum, but he's always perfect.


Josh Grelle is Ichigo? That might be ok.

I'm not a fan of this dub (British Hasebe...) but I do like the dub actors for Tsurumaru, Kasen, Izumi, Hori, Yams and the tantous. Mutsu isn't bad either...and I'm getting used to CCP's dub, though I think they should just switch his actor with Ishipapa's actor.

JYB might wind up in the ufotable show since that'll probably be produced by Aniplex. Was not expecting to hear Vic Mignona as Mikazuki though....



...I woke up this morning thinking about the latest episode.

You want to yell at him "Nooooo! Don't do it! Don't do it!!"

.....but you know he can't not do it.

This show is so perfect.

Edit: So

Someone on Tumblr pointed this out.

Look at the dream in episode 1.
Look at Okita in episode 11.
Look at Yamatonokami.

Yeah. That wasn't... yeah.

Yeahhh.


. . . . . . . . . ahhhh this show can't do this to us. This is not hanamaru. This is not hanamaru at all.


Like I said, I can't see Hanamaru ending on a dark note. I mean, the merchandise is all Yams and Kashuu....Otherwise, if it does end in a dark note....well, 2016 proved that we can't have nice things anymore.

Or they leave this show open-ended so we get another season next year.



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YAY. Another Kasen fan!


This show fails for no Kasen in battle gear. Not elegant!

Also, no broing with Izuminokami....


His battle ensemble is too beautiful. It would be a shame not to see that animated. ;~;



I didn't even know about the game before, but I knew Kasen was my fave when I saw him making rice and talking about how wonderful it smelled in the first episode. LOL. I've been all over the game wiki finding out about the characters since then. And I made Kasen's battle record clip the default message alert tone on my phone.

If it weren't for my inability to read Japanese, the hoops you have to go through just to play, and the fact that it would probably eat what's left of my life, I would totally play the game. LOL.



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Like I said, I can't see Hanamaru ending on a dark note. I mean, the merchandise is all Yams and Kashuu....Otherwise, if it does end in a dark note....well, 2016 proved that we can't have nice things anymore.

Or they leave this show open-ended so we get another season next year.


I really hope they wrap up the drama quickly, with no one broken, and then we get a fluffy Hanamaru ending.

And as far as dubs go, after watching just subbed anime for 4+ years, I cannot objectively judge dubs. It just feels weird. I cringed so hard watching the first episode dubbed. And I know it really wasn't that bad, I am just biased towards the original Japanese version. (The only anime I seem to be able to watch dubbed are ones I originally watched dubbed years ago, or some I haven't seen subbed already.)

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Nogara-san wrote:


YAY. Another Kasen fan!


This show fails for no Kasen in battle gear. Not elegant!

Also, no broing with Izuminokami....


His battle ensemble is too beautiful. It would be a shame not to see that animated. ;~;



I didn't even know about the game before, but I knew Kasen was my fave when I saw him making rice and talking about how wonderful it smelled in the first episode. LOL. I've been all over the game wiki finding out about the characters since then. And I made Kasen's battle record clip the default message alert tone on my phone.

If it weren't for my inability to read Japanese, the hoops you have to go through just to play, and the fact that it would probably eat what's left of my life, I would totally play the game. LOL.



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Like I said, I can't see Hanamaru ending on a dark note. I mean, the merchandise is all Yams and Kashuu....Otherwise, if it does end in a dark note....well, 2016 proved that we can't have nice things anymore.

Or they leave this show open-ended so we get another season next year.


I really hope they wrap up the drama quickly, with no one broken, and then we get a fluffy Hanamaru ending.

And as far as dubs go, after watching just subbed anime for 4+ years, I cannot objectively judge dubs. It just feels weird. I cringed so hard watching the first episode dubbed. And I know it really wasn't that bad, I am just biased towards the original Japanese version. (The only anime I seem to be able to watch dubbed are ones I originally watched dubbed years ago, or some I haven't seen subbed already.)



I was like you...loving the characters and always listening to sound lips until I actually found myself hacking into the game by accident one day.

I never really gave a second thought about Kasen until I started playing and fell for his voice. I'm a sucker for a artsy type. Now, he's my top guy. His stats are actually average compared to others, but he's pretty awesome. And he's ripped *fans herself


So apparently 12 leaked somewhere because Twitter was blowing the fuck up


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I was like you...loving the characters and always listening to sound lips until I actually found myself hacking into the game by accident one day.

I never really gave a second thought about Kasen until I started playing and fell for his voice. I'm a sucker for a artsy type. Now, he's my top guy. His stats are actually average compared to others, but he's pretty awesome. And he's ripped *fans herself


So apparently 12 leaked somewhere because Twitter was blowing the f**k up




Kasen has such a lovely voice, and I love his personality. And those eyes. *melts* I would have to try hard not to fall for him. <3

I was just rewatching eps, waiting for the finale...


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Nogara-san wrote:

I was like you...loving the characters and always listening to sound lips until I actually found myself hacking into the game by accident one day.

I never really gave a second thought about Kasen until I started playing and fell for his voice. I'm a sucker for a artsy type. Now, he's my top guy. His stats are actually average compared to others, but he's pretty awesome. And he's ripped *fans herself


So apparently 12 leaked somewhere because Twitter was blowing the f**k up




Kasen has such a lovely voice, and I love his personality. And those eyes. *melts* I would have to try hard not to fall for him. <3

I was just rewatching eps, waiting for the finale...




I could totally hang with Kasen. He's not only gorgeous but lord help the person that would hurt his Aruji because you know he'd rip em to shreds. Also, I do him and Izumi; those Kanesadas are hot



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Well there's still the ufotable version to air in the future.

Btw, the image doesn't really tell anything. I just saw it on TV for the finale
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I could totally hang with Kasen. He's not only gorgeous but lord help the person that would hurt his Aruji because you know he'd rip em to shreds. Also, I do him and Izumi; those Kanesadas are hot





He can read me poetry any day. LOL.
*ahem* I just want to marry Kasen.

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Episode 12 (Finale)

Where's Yamatonokami? Just when it looked bleak having been discovered by the Shinsengumi, Yamatonokami looks inward and uses his determination to serve his master to get through, all while Kane flexed his muscle there to save the day. It's no wonder why they have to be careful not to change history as an even more fearsome retrograde spirits attack. So with the day saved, Yamatonokami goes off on a journey for the winter realizing he needs to get stronger, and comes back in April a new man. While the progression was pretty sloppy, the end result is solid.

Final Thoughts

This show had a mixture of good and not-so-good stuff. As for the good stuff, the characters, comedy, and action are all amusing to watch. That said, this show's biggest flaw is definitely the way the large cast is handled as it just becomes too hard to follow and characters were being added faster than I could keep up with. This leads to a totally disorienting story that made for something that tested my patience. While I get that this show is supposed to market a game, I just felt that they crammed the characters into the story to showcase everybody without really settling into the show. In any case, it was a decent enough watch for me and I'm hoping that the Ufotable version does a better job of storytelling that this season failed (or more accurately, didn't even try) to do.

Grade: C+ (low 7/10)
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THANK FUCK HE DIDN'T DIE. Because man oh man, that would've been the troll of the fucking year...


Overall, as much as I loved this series....and I say this as a diehard TR fan...

--There is, as Bakaneer said, way too many characters that most people won't know who the hell they are, unless they know the game.

--They could've did a better way of marketing this to a mainstream audience. Most mainstream audiences would only know who the Shisengumi, Date Masamune or Oda Nobunga were. Bad enough this got instatagged as a fujioshi series...

--Would've worked better as a short form series.

--Super big Fail for no Mitsutada, Ookurikara or my boy Kasen in battle. However, I have fallen in love with Mutsu and Yamanbagiri, as evidenced by my avatar...



Definitely plan to buy this, but...I'd only recommend if you're into Japanese history or like the game.


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