The FIlm project also unveiled the teaser visual exactly 1 year ago
The official website for Aniplex and unphotographable‘s Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu The TV anime began streaming a new video for the anime’s planned theatrical anime film on Thursday. The video previews the visuals below.
Exactly one year ago, Aniplex and unphotographable confirmed that the film project was still alive, and similarly unveiled a new video previewing a new image.
unphotographable had announced the film project in September 2017, coinciding with the finale of the TV anime. The anime premiered in July 2017 and aired for 13 episodes. Aniplex of America streamed the anime series on Amazonis now closed Anime Strike streaming service and more Crunchyroll.
Aniplex of America describes the anime’s story:
The year is 1863 as the tumultuous samurai era draws to a close, Japan is divided between pro-shogunate and anti-shogunate factions. The fate of the world is threatened when an army of historical revisionists is sent from the future to change the course of history. To bring these forces down and protect the real story, two sword warriors, spirits who are swords brought to life by Saniwa (sage), rush to Edo. The polite and considerate Horikawa Kunihiro and the short-tempered yet capable Izuminokami Kanesada, who served the same master, confront the invading army alongside a lively band of other warriors, including Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki, Yagen Toushirou, Tombokiri and Tsurumaru Kuninaga.
As the fate of history rests in these hero’s hands, it is yet to be revealed what will meet the blade…
Toshiyuki Shirai (Fate/Zero, Tales of Zestiria X animation director) directed the TV series on unphotographable. Mitsuru Obunai, Masaru Kimuraand Masayuki Kunihiro were the sword fighting animators. Tatsuya Yamamura had responsibility for historical research, and Kōgyoku Watanabe was a sword fighting instructor. The show had eight character designers, each handling the animation design for a different character.
The Touken Ranbu “Sword personification training game” takes famous swords from Japanese history and interprets them as the bishōn. Nitroplus designed the characters and the scenario. The game was launched in Japan in January 2015.
The franchise has also inspired Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru spinoffs two anime series, an anime film trilogy, and a compilation anime film. The franchise has also inspired two live-action films, a series of stage musicals and a series of stage plays, as well as various manga.
Johren published the original Touken Ranbu browser game in English in April 2021, and released the smartphone version of the game in August 2021.
Source: Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu anime’s website, Comic Natalie