Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru

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Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru
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Anime television series
Directed byTakashi Naoya
Written byPierre Sugiura
Music byKenji Kawai
StudioDoga Kobo
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, KTV, BS11
English network
Original run October 3, 2016 December 19, 2016
Episodes12
Anime film
Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru ~Makuai Kaisōroku~
StudioDoga Kobo
ReleasedDecember 1, 2017
Anime television series
Zoku Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru
Directed byTomoaki Koshida
Written byWriteWorks
Music byKenji Kawai
StudioDoga Kobo
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, BS11, Kansai TV
Original run January 7, 2018 March 25, 2018
Episodes12
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Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru (Japanese: 刀剣乱舞-花丸-) is an 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.

Plot[edit]

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.

Characters[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Characters Japanese English[2][3]
Yamatonokami Yasusada Mitsuhiro Ichiki Dallas Reid
Kashuu Kiyomitsu Toshiki Masuda Garret Storms
Heshikiri Hasebe Tarusuke Shingaki Aaron Roberts
Imanotsurugi Daiki Yamashita Anastasia Muñoz
Maeda Tōshirō Reona Irie Ryan Reynolds
Nikkari Aoe Junji Majima Robby Gemaehlich
Hachisuka Kotetsu Kazuyuki Okitsu Ian Sinclair
Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki Kento Hama Jason Liebrecht
Namazuo Tōshirō Sōma Saitō Rachel Robinson
Kasen Kanesada Kaito Ishikawa Oscar Seung
Sōza Samonji Yūki Tai J. Michael Tatum
Yagen Tōshirō Seiichirō Yamashita Derick Snow
Shokudaikiri Mitsutada Takuya Satō Marcus D. Stimac
Gokotai Yuuta Kasuya Leah Clark
Yamanbagiri Kunihiro Tomoaki Maeno Clifford Chapin
Shishiō Ryōta Ōsaka Blake Shepard
Ishikirimaru Hidenori Takahashi Justin Duncan
Akita Tōshirō Yoshitaka Yamaya Jad Saxton
Midare Tōshirō Kazutomi Yamamoto Alexis Tipton
Nakigitsune Shintarō Asanuma Alison Viktorin
Aizen Kunitoshi Seiichirō Yamashita Anthony Bowling
Dōdanuki Masakuni Tooru Sakurai Cris George
Tsurumaru Kuninaga Sōma Saitō Ricco Fajardo
Hirano Tōshirō Ryōta Asari Justin Briner
Honebami Tōshirō Yuto Suzuki Daman Mills
Atsushi Tōshirō Daiki Yamashita Brandon McInnis
Sayo Samonji Ayumu Murase Morgan Berry
Uguisumaru Tetsuya Kakihara Jerry Jewell
Horikawa Kunihiro Junya Enoki Justin Pate
Taroutachi Yūki Tai Kent Williams
Jirōtachi Eiji Miyashita Randy Pearlman
Izuminokami Kanesada Ryōhei Kimura Robert McCollum
Ookurikara Makoto Furukawa Chris Ryan
Mikazuki Munechika Kōsuke Toriumi Vic Mignogna
Hakata Tōshirō Jun Oosuka Austin Tindle
Yamabushi Kunihiro Tooru Sakurai Bryan Massey
Otegine Kenji Hamada Jarrod Greene
Kōsetsu Samonji Takuya Satō Blake McNamara
Urashima Kotetsu Jun Fukushima Stephen Sanders
Ichigo Hitofuri Atsushi Tamaru Josh Grelle
Tonbokiri Tooru Sakurai Chris Guerrero
Nihongō Kenjiro Tsuda Chris Rager
Kogitsunemaru Takashi Kondō Chuck Huber
Iwatooshi Eiji Miyashita Ian Ferguson
Hotarumaru Yūichi Iguchi Dawn M. Bennett[4]
Akashi Kuniyuki Ryōta Asari Micah Solusod
Nagasone Kotetsu Tarusuke Shingaki Christopher Sabat
Okita Sōji Daisuke Ono Chris Cason

Season 2[edit]

Characters Japanese English[3]
Higekiri Natsuki Hanae Matt Shipman
Hizamaru Nobuhiko Okamoto Chris Wehkamp
Juzumaru Tsunetsugu Hikaru Midorikawa Aaron Dismuke
Taikogane Sadamune Koji Takahashi Alejandro Saab
Fudo Yukimitsu Daisuke Sakaguchi Kyle Igneczi
Kogarasumaru Soichiro Hoshi Greg Ayres
Odenta Mitsuyo Daisuke Namikawa Tyler Walker
Sohayanotsurugi Utsusunari Ryota Asari Kyle Phillips
Goto Toshirou Taishi Murata Stephen Fu
Shinano Toshirou Yusuke Kobayashi Chris Burnett
Monoyoshi Sadamune Kensho Ono Apphia Yu
Houchou Toushirou Kouki Miyata Megan Shipman
Konnosuke Takuma Nagatsuka
Yuuki Shin
Sonny Strait
Sengo Muramasa Junichi Suwabe David Wald
Kikō Sadamune Masahiro Yamanaka Howard Wang
Ōkane Hira Yūki Ono Jeremy Inman

Anime[edit]

The first season aired from October 3 to December 19, 2016. Funimation has licensed Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru for an English language release.[5] A sequel was announced at the Hanamaru Biyori! special event in Japan on February 5, 2017.[6] The second season aired from January to March 2018.[7]

Season 1 (2016)[edit]

No. in season No. in series Title Original air date
11"January - Don't get cocky"
"Mutsuki: Cho shi ni nonna" (睦月:ちょーしにのんな)
October 3, 2016 (2016-10-03)
22"February - There's nothing I want to say..."
"Kisaragi: ītai koto nante . . . , nani mo nai" (如月:言いたいことなんて。。。、何もない)
October 10, 2016 (2016-10-10)
33"March - It's one in ten thousand"
"Yayoi: ichi man bunno ichi na n desu tte" (弥生: 一万分の一なんですって)
October 17, 2016 (2016-10-17)
44"April - What is strength?"
"Uzuki: tsuyo sa tte, nan daro u na" (卯月: 強さって、なんだろうな)
October 24, 2016 (2016-10-24)
55"May - Kindness is strength"
"Satsuki: yasashī wa, tsuyoi" (皐月: 優しいは、強い)
October 31, 2016 (2016-10-31)
66"June - This citadel is joyous, isn't it?"
"Minazuki: kono honmaru wa, medetai ne" (水無月: この本丸は、めでたいね)
November 7, 2016 (2016-11-07)
77"July - Caring for Someone"
"Fumizuki: dare ka o omou shiawase" (文月: 誰かを想う幸せ)
November 14, 2016 (2016-11-14)
88"August - The Formation of the Ghost Extermination Rangers!"
"Hazuki: yūrei taiji sentai, kessei!" (葉月: 幽霊退治戦隊、結成!)
November 21, 2016 (2016-11-21)
99"September - That's the Kind of Past I Have"
"Nagatsuki: sono kako ga aru kara" (長月: その過去があるから)
November 28, 2016 (2016-11-28)
1010"October - The Really Important Memories"
"Kaminazuki: hontōni daiji na omoide" (神無月: 本当に大事な思い出)
December 5, 2016 (2016-12-05)
1111"November - A Stern Blow to Okita's Inheritance"
"Shimotsuki: okita yuzuri no, sae ta ichigeki" (霜月: 沖田譲りの、冴えた一撃)
December 12, 2016 (2016-12-12)
1212"December - Our Citadel is the Hanamaru Today Too"
"Shiwasu: boku tachi no honmaru wa, kyō mo hana maru" (師走: 僕たちの本丸は、今日も花丸)
December 19, 2016 (2016-12-19)

Season 2 (2018)[edit]

No. in season No. in series Title Original air date
113"January - I Must Get Stronger"
"Mutsuki: tsuyoku naranakya" (睦月:強くならなきゃ)
January 7, 2018 (2018-01-07)
214"February - I Wish Tomorrow Will Be a Good Day, Too"
"Kisaragi: asu mo ī hi ni narimasu yō ni" (如月: 明日もいい日になりますように)
January 14, 2018 (2018-01-14)
315"March - I Will Not Lose"
"Yayoi: zettai make nei!" (弥生: 絶対負けねーッ!)
January 21, 2018 (2018-01-21)
416"April - Because You're Our Comrade in This Citadel"
"Uzuki: Kono honmaru no naka da kara da" (卯月: この本丸の仲だからだ)
January 28, 2018 (2018-01-28)
517"May - What I Can Do Because I'm Me"
"Satsuki: ore da kara, dekiru koto" (皐月: 俺だから、できること)
February 4, 2018 (2018-02-04)
618"June - We're Counting on You from Now On, Too"
"Minazuki: kore kara mo yoroshiku" (水無月: これからもよろしく)
February 11, 2018 (2018-02-11)
719"July - Now, It's Do-Or-Die"
"Fumizuki: iza, dai shōbu" (文月: いざ、大勝負)
February 18, 2018 (2018-02-18)
820"August - So Let's Keep This a Secret, Okay?"
"Hazuki: kono koto wa himitsu da kara na" (葉月: このことは秘密だからな)
February 25, 2018 (2018-02-25)
921"September - Sometimes It's Nice..."
"Nagatsuki: tama ni wa ī desu ne..." (長月: たまにはいいですね…)
March 4, 2018 (2018-03-04)
1022"October - See, It's Fine, Right?"
"Kaminazuki: ne, daijōbu deshō" (神無月: ね、大丈夫でしょう)
March 11, 2018 (2018-03-11)
1123"November - I'm Counting on You"
"Shimotsuki: kitai shite iru yo" (霜月: 期待しているよ)
March 18, 2018 (2018-03-18)
1224"December - Stories of Hanamaru Days"
"Shiwasu: hanamaru na hibi no monogatari" (師走: 花丸な日々の物語)
March 25, 2018 (2018-03-25)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aniplus HD to Simulcast Tōken Ranbu: Hanamaru, 4th Uta no Prince-sama Anime". Anime News Network. September 26, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  2. ^ "Funimation Reveals Dub Casts for Show By Rock!! 2, Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru, Trickster". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
  3. ^ a b "Funimation Cast & Crew - Touken Ranbu Hanamaru". www.funimation.com. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  4. ^ CA, Dawn M. Bennett ✈️. "First 2017 announcement! I'm Hotarumaru in the FUNimation dub of Touken Ranbu-Hanamaru, directed by @jadbsaxton!". @DawnMBennettVA. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  5. ^ "Funimation Announces Fall English Dub Line-Up". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
  6. ^ "Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru Anime Gets Sequel". Anime News Network. February 5, 2017. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  7. ^ "Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru Season 2's Promo Video Reveals January 2018 Debut". Anime News Network. March 26, 2017. Retrieved March 26, 2017.

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