The upcoming Touken Ranbu Kai -Kyoden Moyuru Honnouji- anime announced that the series will premiere on April 2, 2024. There will be a total of eight episodes in the series. It was also revealed that six more Touken Danshi, or sword boys, will be joining the cast: Koutetsu Samonji, Sayou Samonji, Ichigo Hitofuri, Namazuo Toushirou, Shokudaikiri Mitsutada, and Tsurumaru Kuninaga. The voice actors from the original Touken Ranbu web browser game will also be reprising their roles for the series.
The additional cast is as follows:
- Satou Takuya (Ryuunosuke Tsunashi – Idolish7) as Koutetsu Samonji and Shokudaikiri Mitsutada
- Ayumu Murase (Shoyo Hinata – Haikyuu!) as Sayo Samonji
- Atushi Tamaru (Mochizou Ooji – Tamako Love Story) as Ichigo Hitofuri
- Saitou Souma (Hyouma Chigiri – Blue Lock) as Namazuo Toushirou and Tsurumaru Kuninaga
Touken Ranbu Kai -Kyoden Moyuru Honnouji- is based on the 2016 Touken Ranbu stage play adaptation, Touken Ranbu: Kyouden Moyuru Honnouji. Aya Ichikawa is directing the series while Mari Takada is in charge of the character designs. Domerica studio (Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor) is in charge of animating the series. The series composition is handled by Kenichi Suemitsu, who was also the original script writer for the 2016 stage play adaptation.
Touken Ranbu is a franchise known for its personified historical Japanese swords. It first started as an online web browser game created by DMM and Nitroplus called Touken Ranbu Online. The game was launched in 2015 and has grown and inspired several anime, musical and stage play adaptations, live-action movies, and a hack-and-slash game since. In the game, players play as the Saniwa sage whose mission is to defeat the evil forces known as the Historical Revisionists. To fight them, the Saniwa has the ability to bring famous, historical swords to life as Touken Danshi. Players get to summon personified swords, create an army, and fight off the evil forces trying to change history. There are currently over 200 Touken Danshi that players can summon in the game including the new Touken Danshi, Kashagiri, that was added in on January 16.
Touken Ranbu Kai will premiere on April 2, 2024.
Source: Official website
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