Ufotable has reassured fans that the 2017 announced Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu feature-length anime is still happening. It’s a thing, and it’s coming.
The anime series ran for 13 episodes on an Amazon platform and Crunchyroll. We’re yet to see whether the movie will be picked up. You can watch the series today on Funimation.
The anime is based on two-live action movies, several plays, a game about sword training and even several musicals! It’s a franchise that’s survived in different forms.
Aniplex of America, who put the anime together, describe the movie;
The year is 1863 as the tumultuous samurai era is coming to an end, Japan is split between the pro-shogunate and anti-shogunate factions. The fate of the world is threatened as an army of historical revisionists are sent from the future to alter the course of history. In order to bring these forces down and protect the real history, two sword warriors, spirits who are swords brought to life by Saniwa (sage), rush to Edo. The polite and thoughtful Horikawa Kunihiro and the short tempered yet skillful Izuminokami Kanesada, who served the same master, confront the invading army along with a lively gang of other warriors including Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki, Yagen Toushirou, Tombokiri, and Tsurumaru Kuninaga.
As the fate of history lies in these hero’s hands, what meets the blade is yet to be uncovered…
Via Anime News Network.
- Funimation’s Katsuegki/Touken Ranbu
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