Tōken Ranbu: Hanamaru TV Anime Adds 7 Additional Cast Members
posted on 2016-08-26 18:20 EDT by Justin Piselli
The official website for Tōken Ranbu: Hanamaru TV anime updated its key visual and cast list on Friday with seven additional characters. The website also announced that Mitsuhiro Ichiki and Toshiki Masuda, who voice Yamatonokami Yasusada and Kashū Kiyomitsu, respectively, will perform the anime's opening theme song.
The newly announced cast members (from left to right) are:
- Yuuki Tai as Sōza Samonji
- Seiichirō Yamashita as Yagen Toushirō
- Takuya Satō as Shokudaikiri Mitsutada
- Yuuta Kasuya as Gokotai
- Tomoaki Maeno as Yamanbagiri Kunihiro
The previously announced cast members (from left to right) are:
- Junji Majima as Nikkari Aoe
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Hachisuka Kotetsu
- Kento Hama as Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki
- Sōma Saitō as Namazuo Toushirou
- Kaito Ishikawa as Kasen Kanesada
Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Yamatonokami Yasusada and Toshiki Masuda as Kashū Kiyomitsu
The staff describe the anime as follows:
The year is 2205. The "historical revisionists" have begun attacks on the past in their plot to change history. The Saniwa, who have been charged with protecting history, can imbue life into objects. Strongest among these are the Tōken Danshi. The story centers around their cheerful lives.
Takashi Naoya (Luck & Logic co-director, Selector Infected Wixoss animation director) is directing the series at Doga Kobo. Junichirō Taniguchi (Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Prison School) is designing the characters, and Pierre Sugiura (Barakamon) is writing and overseeing the scripts. Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell, Eden of the East, Ranma ½) is composing the music.
The Tōken Ranbu "sword personification training game" takes famous swords from Japanese history and interprets them as bishōnen. Nitroplus designed the characters and scenario. The game launched in Japan last year, and it has more than 1.5 million registered users. The game has acquired a large female fanbase and inspired a wide range of merchandise, as well as several manga and stage productions.