Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru - Anime Fall 2016

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Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru

Slice of Life

Airing Date:
October 2 2016

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Honey’s Highlights

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Who knew that we would be blessed with not one but two anime for Touken Ranbu aka Hot Sword Boys?? And Hanamaru starts fall 2016!
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Oh I am soo ready for this. Kashuu? Yamatonokami? You mean, ultimate sword boyfriends? Please tell me there’ll be some action like in Hakuoki, too.
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I’m afraid it’s bad news on that front, this one is a slice of life! Watch the trailer/PV below to get a feel for what it’ll be like!

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Don’t forget the anime will use the same seiyuu as the game, too! We can hear Toshiki Masuda and Mitsuhiro Ichiki again!

Promotional Videos / PV


Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru takes place in the year 2205, a time when Alternate Historicists are attacking the past in an attempt to change history. The Saniwa sage has a mission to protect that history and so has gathered the strongest type of Tsukumogami (inanimate objects inhabited by spirits) in the Inner Citadel: Touken Danshi (Sword Warriors).

This is Hanamaru, the tale of these boys in a certain Citadel who sometimes smile, sometimes feel lost, but always live earnestly.

Three Episode Impression

A futuristic setting, swords, Bishounen boys - what else could you want in an anime? Well, hopefully not more than that, because the premise of Touken Ranbu Hanamaru is all it has to offer. It is based on a popular franchise and doesn’t seem to add anything new to it. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing of course, it just means that if you are not a fan of Bishounen boys or inanimate objects transforming into handsome guys, then you probably won’t enjoy this show. However, if you don’t mind these aspects and are looking for a new uplifting show, then go for it. Even if you are not a fan of the franchise, you can enjoy Touken Ranbu Hanamaru for its nice animation style and straight-forward sense of humor.

Characters & Voice Actors List

Yamatonokami Yasusada

Voice Actor: Mitsuhiro Ichiki

An Uchigatana sword used by Souji Okita of the Shinsengumi. Like Kashuu Kiyomitsu, he’s difficult to handle and chooses who wields him himself. He may look obedient at first glance, but when the time comes to battle...

Kashuu Kiyomitsu

Voice Actor: Toshiki Masuda

Another Uchigatana sword used by Souji Okita of the Shinsengumi. Possibly because he was born in a poor environment, he thinks that beauty is the way to get affection. Although they seem completely different, he and Yamatonokami Yasusada are so similar that they often end up fighting.

Heshikiri Hasebe

Voice Actor: Tarusuke Shingaki

The Uchigatana sword created by Hasebe Kunishige and used by Nobunaga Oda. Deeply loyal to his master, he thirsts to become his master’s number one - although he has not once said this aloud. Has no issue doing the dirty work.


Voice Actor: Daiki Yamashita

Famous for being the sword that both protected Minamoto no Yoshitsune and was used for his suicide, his original appearance is unknown. A cheeky Tengu child from Mount Kurama. Has incredible balance and runs around energetically in geta sandals with only one tooth (the central heel). Loves hearing stories about siblings.

Maeda Toushirou

Voice Actor: Reona Irie

A Tantou short sword made by Awataguchi Yoshimitsu. One of the Toushirou brothers and used by the Maeda clan. He often acts as a bodyguard, watching over the ladies’ sleeping area, and is very thoughtful. He wants his master to prioritise living over the outcome of a battle.

Theme Songs
  • Opening Song: Hanamaru◎ Hiyori by Yamatonokami Yasusada (Mitsuhiro Ichiki), Kashuu Kiyomitsu (Toshiki Masuda)
  • Ending Song: 1. Akekure Nikki by Yamatonokami Yasusada (Mitsuhiro Ichiki), Kashuu Kiyomitsu (Toshiki Masuda)
    2. Kokorodama no Arika by Heshikiri Hasebe (Tarusuke Shingaki), Yagen Toushirou (Seiichirou Yamashita), Souza Samonji (Yuuki Tai)
    3. Hana no Kaori wa Kyoushidare by Maeda Toushirou (Reona Irie), Yagen Toushirou (Seiichirou Yamashita), Gokotai (Yuuta Kasuya), Akita Toushirou (Yoshitaka Yamaya), Midare Toushirou (Kazutomi Yamamoto), Hirano Toushirou (Ryouta Asari), Atsushi Toushirou (Daiki Yamashita)
    4. Toki Zotomo Nashi Kenbi no Hana yo by Horikawa Kunihiro (Junya Enoki) and Izuminokami Kanesada (Ryouhei Kimura)
    5. Dezuru Tsuki, Souen no Uta by Kasen Kanesada (Kaito Ishikawa), Shokudaikiri Mitsutada (Takuya Satou), Tsurumaru Kuninaga (Toma Saito), Mikazuki Munechika ( Kousuke Toriumi)
    Okiraku Chindouchuu by Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki (Kento Hama), Hakata Toushirou (Jun Oosuka), Yamabushi Kunihiro (Tooru Sakurai), Otegine (Kenji Hamada)
    6. Okiraku Chindouchuu by Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki (Kento Hama), Hakata Toushirou (Jun Oosuka), Yamabushi Kunihiro (Tooru Sakurai), Otegine (Kenji Hamada), Midare Toushirou (Kazutomi Yamamoto), Hirano Toushirou (Ryouta Asari), Honebami Toushirou (Yuto Suzuki), Atsushi Toushirou (Daiki Yamashita), Hakata Toushirou (Jun Oosuka), Ichigo Hitofuri (Atsushi Tamaru)
    7. Koi to Jouto no Yaezakura by Maeda Toushiro (Reona Irie), Namazuo Toushirou (Soma Saito), Yagen Toushirou (Seiichirou Yamashita), Gokotai (Yuuta Kasuya), Akita Toushirou (Yoshitaka Yamaya)
    8. Nikkari Ayakashi Kazoe Uta by Nikkari Aoe (Junji Majima) and Youkai Taiji Sentai
    9. Akatsuki no Hoshi by Imanotsurugi (Daiki Yamashita) & Iwatooshi (Eiji Miyashita)
    10. Kokoro Basekara Yukari Ari by Aizen Kunitoshi (Seiichirou Yamashita), Hotarumaru (Yuuichi Iguchi), & Akashi Kuniyuki (Ryouta Asari)

Main Staff
  • Original Creator: DDM Games, Nitroplus
  • Director: Takashi Naoya
  • Script: Pierre Sugiura
  • Series Composition: Pierre Sugiura
  • Character Design: Junichirou Taniguchi
  • Animation Director: Junichirou Taniguchi, Eriko Iida, Maho Yoshikawa
  • Sound Director: Yuuki Goufumi
  • Music: Kenji Kawai

For more information: Official Website

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