Katsugeki TOUKEN RANBU

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  • 3
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3.8
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  • Favorite Series of 2017
    The dub version of this is out now. Y'all gonna carry this?

    I want to own the series but AoA is too expensive for me so it'd be nice if CR carried the dub version of this as well.

    Also some good actors are in this, other than Funi's piss poor cast
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  • Great show. One of my favourites.
    With an amazing animation quality and an epic soundtrack, as expected from ufotable, this anime is definitely worth watching.
    The plot might be difficult to follow for those who know nothing about the game, but paying attention to the first chapters will be enough. However, if you really want to enjoy the show, I highly recommend watching TR:Hanamaru first (or reading the basics of the game on ...
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  • The Fujoshi Angst-fest
    I thought the animation was good at first, and I really liked how the characters seemed to be more in-depth than the Hanamaru series... but it was just a cascade of angst for the characters with no sort of resolution or anything in sight. Just a show about pretty boys being emo about themselves an each other.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    History Lovers Gallor!
    Have not played the game so basing this solely on the anime. I loved this! The animation is beautiful, the characters are all likeable, and the storyline is interesting.
    Yes, there are some holes, like in the story itself, but it's a very likeable anime.
    PLUS if you love Japanese history of swords and such this will get you all giddy!
    I sure was every time they introduced a new character ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Probably the best anime of it's season
    I would like to state : No, I did not play the game before watching the anime. But if you pay attention to all of the little plot clues the anime slowly feeds you, I don't really see a necessity to do so.
    The animation was the first thing to catch my eye - it's spot on stunning. The art is detailed and colored beautifully, and there are very few scenes that appear rushed and poorly made. If ...
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  • Beautiful Animation, Terrible show
    Honestly if I had to rate this show purely by its looks i'd give it a 5, it took me almost a year to get through this show, I wanted to like it so badly but every episode just felt so slow and like it wasn't going anywhere, none of the characters were that interesting and promotion would make you believe that Izuminokami Kanesada, and Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki actually do more, but its mostly about ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Awkward Requirements
    This is the conversation that tells you it's a bad series:
    "Aww man you had to have played the game, which most people haven't, and then you will LOVE this series!"
    "So what if naw?"
    "Oh then naw. It's definitely not good enough to hold up solo."
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Sword Boys Save History
    I never played the game, but I really enjoyed this show. It's not going to land with everyone, especially those who require eechi tropes/ little sisters/ fanservice crap in their anime. Feels like it was made for fans of old samurai cinema, so if you need lots of yelling and hijinks this isn't where you should be. Touken Ranbu is about great art, great animation and men wrestling with the ...
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  • enjoyed it definately worth watching
    animation and sounds track worth 5 stars alone. plot was lacking a bit but characters were good and fight scenes were dope. if you got the time watch touken ranbu - hanamaru first. its a little slow, basically just a long character intro, but it will let you in on whats going on in the series' and make it more enjoyable.
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  • Simple plot, amazing animation likable characters.
    I really liked this anime, despite the reasonable criticism of it having shallow plot. I enjoyed the beautiful animation, and the ASTONISHING fight choreography!
    Sure, if you have to watch complex/story heavy anime to get your rocks off, then this won't do much for you. But, if you're like me and enjoy awesome fight scenes before everything else, you'll love this anime. And it has enough truly ...
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