Live-Action Touken Ranbu Film Sequel's Teaser Reveals More Cast, March 31 Opening
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The official website for the Eiga Touken Ranbu: Reimei (Touken Ranbu the Movie: Dawn), the Eiga Touken Ranbu live-action film's sequel, unveiled a new teaser trailer and visual for the film on Thursday. The trailer reveals more cast and the film's March 31, 2023 opening date.
The new movie will take place in Kyoto during the Heian era, and will center on Minamoto no Raikō's legendary slaying of the mythical oni Shuten-dōji.
- Mizuki Umetsu as Yamanbagiri Chōgi
- Takamichi Satō as Higekiri
- Ryōsuke Yamamoto as Hizamaru
- Reo Honda as Ichigo Hitofuri
- Eito Konishi as Horikawa Kunihiro
- Yūki Tamaki as Kogarasumaru
Saiji Yakumo (live-action Mars) is once again directing the film, with a script by Hideyuki Kobashi and Jin Haganeya. Filming began earlier this year in April in multiple locations in Japan, and involved hundreds of extras.
The Touken 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 in January 2015.
The franchise has inspired the Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu television anime series and an upcoming anime film, as well as the Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru spinoff's two anime series , an anime filmtrilogy, and a compilation anime film. The franchise has also inspired two live-action films, a series of stage musicals and a series of stage plays, as well as various manga.