"Touken Ranbu" Anime Formally Announced As Two Projects

Before the 2017 Ufotable series, a "Token Ranbu: Hanamaru" series has been slated for October 2016

At this weekend's AnimeJapan tradeshow, fans were quick to spot banners for a 2017 Ufotable (Fate/stay night[Unlimited Blade Works]) anime based on Nitroplus and DMM's famous-swords-as-cute-boys game Touken Ranbu. When the plans were formally announced, a second series was revealed.



Before the 2017 Ufotable series, a Token Ranbu: Hanamaru tv anime series has been slated for October 2016. Attached to Hanamaru is:


Based on : "Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-" (DMM Games / Nitroplus)
Director: Takashi Naoya (animator on Witchcraft Works, Wixoss, A Certain Scientific Railgun S)
Character Design: Junichiro Taniguchi (Madoka Magica)
Series Composition and Screenplay: Pierre Sugiura (Barakamon, spring's Kuma Miko)
Animation Production: Doga Kobo

■ cast
Yasusada Yamatonokami: Mitsuhiro Ichiki
Kiyomitsu Kashu: Toshiki Masuda

and more...


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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