Touken Ranbu Exhibition Celebrates Game's 2nd Anniversary
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The Touken Ranbu -Online- game is holding the Touken Ranbu -Honmaru Haku- exhibition to celebrate its second anniversary. The exhibition gave Comic Natalie an exclusive look on Thursday, and the website shared some pictures.
The exhibit has eight areas, including sections devoted to the character Mikazuki Munechika and the game's anime, musical, stage play adaptations. A two-minute video plays in the welcome area to promote the game's adaptations and preview a new opening movie that will soon debut in the game.
A gold sliding-screen room showcases 61 bishōnen warriors against a backdrop of Japan's four seasons. A special scent inspired by the characters, which represent famous swords from Japanese history, wafts through the area.
One section of the exhibit recreates a corridor from a honmaru (inner citadel) seen in the game. The corridor leads to Mikazuki Munechika's area, which features a recreation of the original, unpolished sword that the character anthropomorphizes.
The musical and stage play section includes costumes and images of the cast in costume. A new Touken Ranbu musical will debut in Tokyo in March.
The Tōken Ranbu: Hanamaru anime premiered on October 2, and the first home video volume topped Oricon's animation Blu-ray Disc and DVD charts for the December 12-18 week. The anime area celebrates that series and previews the Katsugeki! Touken Ranbu anime that will debut in July. Anime art and design materials are on display, and a photo spot lets fans take pictures next to their favorite characters.
Remaining sections of the exhibition present Touken Ranbu merchandise sold in the past, show original illustrations by the game's character illustrators, and offer exclusive goods for sale.
The exhibition opened at the Sunshine City complex in Tokyo's Ikebukuro district on Friday, and it is running until January 15.
Source: Comic Natalie