Two Tōken Ranbu Events Planned in Japan for Summer
posted on by Eric Stimson
Kotobukiya, a Japanese character goods maker, has announced that this year's installment in its female fan-oriented es fest event series will focus on Tōken Ranbu, a popular online game that visualizes swords as attractive men. Goods will go on display at Kotobukiya's Akihabara branch in Tokyo from August 8-14 and go on sale on August 15-16. The festival will move on to Osaka's Nipponbashi district the next weekend. Previous es fest collaborations include Brothers Conflict and Uta no Prince-sama.
In addition, the Animega Cafe chain will be Tōken Ranbu-themed from July 25 to August 31. Animega Cafe has three locations, all in Tokyo: Odaiba Venus Fort, Machida, and Kichijōji Parco.
Finally, the Japan Fundoshi Association — which promotes fundoshi, traditional Japanese loincloths — tweeted to @TOUKEN_STAFF, requesting a collaboration on Tōken Ranbu-themed loincloths. It claimed to have received "demands from die-hard Tōken Ranbu fans" and asked the franchise to "lend its power to the spread of loincloths! Nice loincloths!" The staff has not yet responded, however.