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Funimation To Produce SimulDub for Touken Ranbu – Hanamaru 2


My, my… it appears that Kiyomitsu and Yasusada are visiting everyone, today.

Earlier today, Funimation announced that they will stream Touken Ranbu – Hanamaru 2 as part of their Winter 2018 SimulDub lineup. The first episode will begin streaming on January 23.

The series originally hit Japanese TV on January 7.Crunchyroll announced that they will stream the subtitled version of the show.

Touken Ranbu – Hanamaru is based on DMM’s Tōken Ranbu online browser-based video game. Takashi Naoya (Luck & Logic) directed the show’s first season at Doga Kobo, with Junichiro Taniguchi 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 period. Crunchyroll streamed the show as it aired, while Funimation produced a SimulDub.

Funimation describes the title as:

In the year 2205, the past becomes 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 Kashu Kiyomitsu and the kindly Yamatonokami Yasusada. Beyond their battles, these legendary swords from different eras lead charming daily lives.

Source: Twitter (Funimation)

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