The three films will premiere a few months apart within 2022.
By: Nicole S. Castro on March 04, 2022 at 18:05 PHT
Toku: Touken Ranbu - Hanamaru - Setsugetsuka, the anime trilogy film based on the 2016 TV anime Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru, has released a teaser announcing its three premiere dates this 2022.
Animation studio Doga Kobo, who produced the 2016 TV anime, will also be in charge of this trilogy. Parts 1, 2, and 3 of this movie will premiere in Japan on May 20, July 8, and September 1, 2022.
The voice actors from the TV anime will reprise their roles for these three films. The films are directed by Takashi Naoya, Tomoaki Koshida, and Jun Noro.
Original work: Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- (DMM GAMES / NITRO PLUS)
Directors: Takashi Naoya, Tomoaki Koshida, and Jun Noro
Screenplay: Sachi Nekota
Character design, Animation director: Junichiro Taniguchi
Sub-character design: Mitsue Mori, Eriko Iida
Swords design: 秋篠denforword日和 (Akishino denforword Biyori), Eri Nakajima
Props design: Tamami Izawa, 秋篠denforword日和, Kazumi Ono
Art setting: Takeyuki Takahashi
Art director: Yukari Yasuda (Olive)
Color design: Yuka Ito
Cinematographer: Kenkou Go
Edited by: Kentaro Tsubone (REAL-T)
Sound director: Fumiyuki Gou
Sound effects: Katsuhiro Nakano
Music: Kenji Kawai
Animation production: Doga Kobo
Synopsis of Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru
The year is 2205. The "historical retrograde army" have begun attacks on the past in their plot to change history. The Saniwa, who have been charged with protecting history, can imbue life into objects. Strongest among these are the Token Danshi, swordsmen who had originally lived as legendary swords. The story centers around their cheerful lives. (from Wikipedia)
About Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru
Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru (Japanese: 刀剣乱舞-花丸-) is a Japanese anime television series produced by Doga Kobo, directed by Takashi Naoya and written by Pierre Sugiura, with character designs by Junichiro Taniguchi and music composed by Kenji Kawai. It is based on the video game Touken Ranbu. A compilation film titled Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru ~Makuai Kaisōroku~ premiered in December 2017.
About Touken Ranbu
Touken Ranbu (刀剣乱舞) is a free-to-play collectible card browser video game developed by Nitroplus and DMM Games. The game was launched in Japan in January of 2015 and worldwide in April 2021. Players assume the role of a sage who travels into the past to defeat evil forces and has the ability to animate legendary swords which are depicted as attractive young men.
NICOLE S. CASTRO
Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.