Popular Stage Play Tokuen Ranbu Gets it's Own Stage Play

The first non-musical Touken Ranbu stage play, 2016's Touken Ranbu Kyoden Moyuru Honnji, is inspiring an anime adaptation, according to the May 15 Osaka performance of Touken Ranbu Kiden Ikusa-Yu no Adabana. Fud Yukimitsu, the (anthropomorphized) sword that real-life legendary leader Oda Nobunaga received from his attendant Mori Ranmaru, is the focus of the play.

Kenichi Suemitsu, the play's director and playwright (Welcome to the Ballroom), returns to oversee and write the series scripts. While the announcement did not specify the medium or format of the anime, it did tease that the "broadcast window and other details" would be announced as soon as they were confirmed.


The "sword personification training game" Touken Ranbu interprets famous swords from Japanese history as bishnen. The characters and scenario were created by Nitroplus. In Japan, the game was released in January 2015.

The Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu television anime series and film, as well as the Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru spinoff's two anime series, the upcoming anime film trilogy, and a compilation anime film, have all been inspired by the franchise. In addition to the separate series of stage plays, the franchise has inspired two live-action films, a series of stage musicals, and various manga.

Johren launched the original Touken Ranbu browser game in English in April 2021, followed by the smartphone version in August 2021.


KOEI Tecmo Games' Touken Ranbu Warriors game launched in Japan for PC and Switch on February 17, and will launch for Switch in North America on May 24.

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