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Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru Anime's 2nd Season Reveals Visual, January 7 Premiere

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
1st episode of new season to follow Touken Danshi as they celebrate New Year's Eve

The official website for the Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru anime revealed the key visual and January 7 start date on Saturday for the show's second season, Zoku Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru..

The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX and BS11 at midnight on January 7 (effectively January 8), before airing later in the evening on Kansai TV. The anime will stream on DMM.com starting on January 8.

The new season will again follow a format where each episode is named after months of the year. The first episode, titled "First Month: I Must Get Stronger," follows the "Touken Danshi" as they plan to celebrate New Year's Eve like normal people.

Tomoaki Koshida (episode director on Polar Bear's Café, Wagnaria!!3) replaces Takashi Naoya as the director, and the writing collective WriteWorks (Record of Grancrest War; Production Cooperation on Kizumonogatari, Tsukimonogatari) replaces Pierre Sugiura as the series script supervisors. Junichirō Taniguchi (Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Prison School) is returning to design the characters, and Doga Kobo will continue to animate for the new season.

A compilation film of the first season, titled Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru ~Makuai Kaisōroku~ (Intermission Flashback Record), opened in Japan on Friday and will screen for two weeks.

DMM's original Touken Ranbu Online "sword personification training game" takes famous swords from Japanese history and interprets them as bishōnen. The staff describes the first season of Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru:

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 Touken Danshi. The story centers around their cheerful lives.

The first season of Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru premiered in October 2016, and had 12 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the season as it aired in Japan, and Funimation streamed an English broadcast dub.

[Via Nijimen]

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