Touken Ranbu - Hanamaru

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4.0
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  • 19 out of 23 people found this review helpful:
    Fun! If you're familiar with the game.
    I think a lot of people are coming into this without having played the browser game (imagine Kantai Collection, with swords, and there you go), and having that background definitely helps with comprehension of the plot and digesting having 17 characters thrown out at once. Otherwise, it's admittedly a rough transition for someone coming into the franchise without preparation.

    At it's core, it ...
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  • 18 out of 23 people found this review helpful:
    No description yet, so here you go.
    Just out of curiosity i decided to watch the first episode even though there is no description. I dont know what can and can't be said but Ill try to sum this up.

    The story follows individuals that are swords given human form. They are sent all over out history to stop an anti-government terrorism group. The swords fight these monsters in hopes to protect history from being rewritten and all ...
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Touken Ranbu Hanamaru!
    This series has a mix of action, humor, fluff, and character development. There are a lot of Sword Warriors to keep track of, but the antics they get up to makes it more than worth it. This anime is an overlooked gem that can really put a smile on your face.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Great For People Who Already Know the Game
    I absolutely love Touken Ranbu and have been playing for almost two years now. The anime (both Katsugeki and Hanamaru) are enjoyable, especially if you are a fan of the game and characters. It's an amazing feeling to see your best boy actually move around, talk more, and interact with other characters. I have to say though, that it is not really recommendable to those who have no knowledge about ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    As a fan of game all I can say is THANK YOU
    I was so sad when I first came across Touken Ranbu to see that it didn't have an anime.

    I can see people who haven't played the game would have a hard time getting into this anime because the characters are kind of thrown at you quickly. If you can get over the amount of characters that are thrown at you with no real background to them you should be fine. The cuteness of it is worth it. ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Slice of Life & Game Bound
    You will probably get a great deal more enjoyment from this anime if you are a fan of the game it's based on. It isn't particularly required, however, if you understand the basic premise, which gets explained in the opening.

    The plot is less about the protection of history, however, and more about the swords themselves and their lives between the fighting, making this more of a slice of life ...
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  • 3 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    I love it. So hard. Omg.
    I love swords. I love men. I love sword men.

    I think this is a very very sweet and easy way to get used to the characters of Touken Ranbu before the "real" anime comes out. I find all the boys sweet and charming. I can see where others won't really like it, but it's worth it if you watch with an open mind. The animation and voice acting is lovely. And each episode ends with a song sung by one ...
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  • Very enjoyable, but not much substance
    The first episode was very enjoyable, but the anime isn't for everyone.

    There are some serious themes in the anime, but overall the anime seems more centered around comedy. Very weird combination, but for me it is very enjoyable

    The artstyle is nice, but not the best, very interesting and weird anime, I'm going o watch it as a comedy.

    Really confused on how I would rate this anime on a ...
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  • 0 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Unless you play the video game, it's not worth your time
    There are many anime series done right based on video games. This one is just boring. Just boring.

    I have watched so many video games, and card game cartoons done a billion times better. This show is lacking in the "entertainment" department. You know, the thing that is most important.
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  • 7 out of 16 people found this review helpful:
    Painfully boring to watch
    Its a video game I guess? So it has an internal fan base who probably will like how it fleshes out a favorite game.

    I watched 3.75 episodes of this and dropped it from que. Maybe on episode 4 or episode 7 or whatever it gets great. But right now, its really, truly, steadfastly boring.

    Animation is OK, but really, the plot and the dialogue on this show are just so-so.

    The fighting was ...
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