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Zoku Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru. Anime's Video Previews Opening Theme Song

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Touken Danshi perform themes for series premiering on January 7

The official website for the Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru anime began streaming a promotional video for Zoku Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru, the series' second season, on Friday. The video previews the opening theme song "Hanamaru In no Hi no Moto de" performed by Mitsuhiro Ichiki and Toshiki Masuda.

All of the "Touken Danshi" characters will have guest vocals in the opening theme song beginning with the second episode. Similar to the first season, the second season will have a different ending theme song for each episode.

The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX and BS11 at midnight on January 7 (effectively January 8), before airing later in the night 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. Junichiro 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 December 1 and screened 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.

Source: Comic Natalie


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