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Touken Ranbu Franchise Gets Serialized Anthology Manga Next Spring

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anthology manga commemorates 8th anniversary of Monthly Hero's magazine

The December issue of Hero's Inc.'s Monthly Hero's magazine announced on Friday that DMM Games' Touken Ranbu franchise is getting an anthology manga that will serialize in the magazine starting in spring 2020. The announcement features an illustration by Get Backers and Majestic Prince manga artist Rando Ayamine.

The anthology is the first project to commemorate the eighth anniversary of Monthly Hero's. The second project will be an upcoming collaboration with pachislot and pachinko maker Universal Entertainment.

The Touken 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 the Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu television anime series and an upcoming anime film, the two Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru spinoff anime series, and a compilation anime film. A live-action film opened in Japan on January 18. The franchise also includes a successful series of stage plays and stage musicals.

Source: Monthly Hero's December issue, Comic Natalie

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