Updated Look At "Token Ranbu: Hanamaru" Anime Character Designs Published

First of two sword-as-cute-boys anime coming this fall

This spring, plans were announced for a pair of anime based on Nitroplus and DMM's famous-swords-as-cute-boys game Touken Ranbu: a 2017 Ufotable series and a fall 2016 Hanamaru series.

 

The latest update is that an exhibit showcasing the work is planned for historically significant Kyoto's International Manga Anime Fair 2016 (September 17-18). Additionally, new character designs have offered a more thorough look at Hanamaru's leads, Yamatonokami Yasusada (Shinsengumi superstar Okita Souji's favorite sword) and Kashuu Kiyomitsu. 

 

 

Hanamaru Main staff:

 Director: Takashi Naoya (Luck & Logic assistant director)

 Character Design: Junichiro Taniguchi (Puella Magi Madoka MagicaPrison School character designer/animation director)

 Series Composition: Pierre Sugiura (Barakamon: Mijikamon)

 Anime Production: Doga Kobo


Announced Voice Cast:

Yamatonokami Yasusada: Mitsuhiro Itsuki (Kazuya Aoi in Freezing)

Kashuu Kiyomitsu: Toshiki Masuda (Ryoga Kamishiro in Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal)

and more...

 

 

 

 

Exhibit visual

 

Events from earlier presentations and events

 

 

via MOCA

 


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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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