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“Touken Ranbu -Hanamaru-” Movie Trailer Features Main Theme Song


We sword boys now, fam!

Earlier today, the official Touken Ranbu -Hanamaru- anime website updated with a new trailer for upcoming compilation film Makuai Kaisouroku (Interlude Reminiscences). The minute-long teacher features theme song Hanamaru◎Biyori! 47-furi ver. by the film’s cast (the “47 Sword Boys”, so to speak).

Touken Ranbu -Hanamaru-: Makuai Kaisouroku hits Japanese theaters on December 1. Twenty-one theaters will carry the film for two weeks.

The show’s second season, Zoku Touken Ranbu -Hanamaru-, will hit Japanese TV iN January. Tomoaki Koshida will helm the new season, while writing group WriteWorks is slated to handle the scripts.

Touken Ranbu – Hanamaru is based on DMM’s Tōken Ranbu online browser-based video game. Takashi Naoya (Luck & Logic) directed the show at Doga Kobo, with Junichiro Taniguchi (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings) providing character designs. Pierre Sugiura (Barakamon, Bottom Biting Bug) was in charge of series composition and writing the show’s scripts.

The first season aired in the Fall 2016 broadcast season. Crunchyroll streamed the show as it aired, while Funimation produced a SimulDub.

Funimation describes the series as:

In the year 2205, the past is threatened by the historical revisionists who seek to change it. Protecting history becomes the task of a boisterous band of swords that are brought to life, including the glamorous Kashuu Kiyomitsu and the kindly Yamatonokami Yasusada. Beyond their battles, these legendary swords from different eras lead charming daily lives.

Source: Animate Times

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