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Live-Action Touken Ranbu Film Reveals More Cast, January Opening

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kōji Yamamoto, Norito Yashima join cast as Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi

The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Nitroplus and DMM Games' Touken Ranbu franchise revealed new cast, a new visual, and the film's January 18 opening on Wednesday.

The text in the visual reads, "Mission: Assassinate Oda Nobunaga."

The new cast includes (Note: Names of historical Japanese characters have been written with last name first.):

Kōji Yamamoto as Oda Nobunaga

Norito Yashima as Toyotomi Hideoyshi

The film stars:

  • Hiroki Suzuki as Mikazuki Munechika (also played the same role in the stage plays)
  • Yoshihiro Aramaki as Yamanbagiri Kunihiro (also played the same role in the stage plays)
  • Ryō Kitamura as Yagen Toushirou (also played the same role in the stage plays)
  • Masanari Wada as Heshikiri Hasebe (also played the same role in the stage plays)
  • Hiroaki Iwanaga (Berserk anime's Guts) as Nihongou
  • Fūma Sadamoto as Honebami Toushirou
  • Taizō Shiina as Fudou Yukimitsu (also played the same role in the stage plays)
  • Tomoki Hirose as Uguisu Maru

Saiji Yakumo (live-action Mars) is directing the film, with a script by Yasuko Kobayashi (Attack on Titan, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Kakegurui). TOHO is distributing the film.

The Tōken Ranbu Online "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 in 2015. The franchise has inspired a series of stage plays and a series of stage musicals, the Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu television anime series and an upcoming anime film, and the two Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru spinoff anime series and a compilation anime film.

Sources: Touken Ranbu live-action film official website, Comic Natalie

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