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Tōken Ranbu: Hanamaru TV Anime's Promo Video Introduces Cast

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
1st of 2 anime based on DMM's franchise premieres on October 2

Toho Animation began streaming a promotional video and commercial on Friday for the Tōken Ranbu: Hanamaru television anime series. The promotional video introduces the show's cast and characters.

The show will premiere on TOKYO MX on October 2 at 24:00 (effectively October 3 at 12:00 a.m.), and will then air on on BS11 at 12:30 a.m., and then on Kansai TV at 2:05 a.m. (the second episode onward will air on Kansai TV at 1:55 a.m.). The series will also stream on DMM.com and the dAnime Store.

Mitsuhiro Ichiki and Toshiki Masuda perform the opening theme song "Hanamaru◎Hiyori!" (Hanamaru Weather). The anime will have a different ending theme song for each episode, performed by the show's cast.

The show stars:

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.

ufotable is producing another anime adaptation of the game tentatively titled Tōken Ranbu, which is slated for 2017.

DMM's 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.

[Via Nijimen]

Update: Updated videos added.


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