The cast of Touken Ranbu go on summer break and make memories.
By: Nicole S. Castro on June 10, 2022 at 10:18 PHT
The trailer has been released for part 2 of anime film trilogy Toku: Touken Ranbu - Hanamaru - Setsugetsuka.
Part 2, titled Toku: Touken Ranbu - Hanamaru - Tsuki no Maki, premieres in Japan on July 8, 2022. Part 1 (Yuki no Maki) premiered on May 20, 2022, while part 3 is slated for Sept. 1, 2022. As with the 2016 TV anime, this trilogy film is animated by studio Doga Kobo.
In the trailer below, the cast of Touken Ranbu go on a three-day summer vacation, try all sorts of recreational activities, and strengthen their bonds.
The trailer also features the opening theme Flower Banquet (花の宴, Romaji: Hana no En), sung by characters Yamatonokami Yasusada (CV: Ichiki Mitsuhiro) and Kashuu Kiyomitsu (CV: Masuda Toshiki).
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
Editor: Kentaro Tsubone (REAL-T)
Sound director: Fumiyuki Gou
Sound effects: Katsuhiro Nakano
Music: Kenji Kawai
Animation production: Doga Kobo
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.