Touken Ranbu Kai: Kyoden Receives New Prequel Anime Project

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Shortly after the finale of Touken Ranbu Kai: Kyoden, it has been announced that a new prequel anime project is in production. The anime is not categorized as a film, but it will be screened theatrically in Japan for three weeks, starting August 16, 2024.  

A teaser visual and 30-second announcement video for the new prequel anime were also released. 

Kazuya Ichikawa (Bakugan: Legends, Romantic Killer) directed the anime series, with playwright Kenichi Suemitsu (Stage: Touken Ranbu, TRUMP series) as series screenwriter and scriptwriter, Mari Takada (Bakugan: Legends) as character designer, and Ryuunosuke Kasai (7th Time Loop: The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life Married to Her Worst Enemy! co-composer) as music composer. Domerica handled the animation production. 

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Meanwhile, the anime’s main cast includes: 

  • • Kosuke Toriumi as Mikazuki Munechika
  • • Tomoaki Maeno as Yamanbagiri Kunihiro
  • • Yuuki Tai as Souza Samonji
  • • Daisuke Sakaguchi as Fudou Yukimitsu
  • • Tarusuke Shingaki as Heshikiri Hasebe
  • • Seiichiro Yamashita as Yagen Toshirou
  • • Takuya Sato as Kosetsu Samonji
  • • Ayumu Murase as Sayo Samonji
  • • Atsushi Tamaru as Ichigo Hitofuri
  • • Soma Saito as Namazuo Toshiro and Tsurumaru Kuninaga
  • • Takuya Sato as Shokudaikiri Mitsutada

Touken Ranbu Kai: Kyoden is the latest anime series inspired by Nitroplus and DMM Games’s Touken Ranbu sword-raising simulation game series, which involves “sword men” defending history from an enemy who seeks to alter it. 

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Other Touken Ranbu anime series include Touken Ranbu -Hanamaru-, the Toku Touken Ranbu -Hanamaru- Setsugetsuka film trilogy, the Katsugeki Touken Ranbu series, and the upcoming Katsugeki Touken Ranbu film from Ufotable

Crunchyroll is streaming Touken Ranbu Kai: Kyoden outside of Japan, describing the synopsis as: 

In 2205 A.D., evil forces attack the past, threatening to alter the course of history. The judge calls on four swordsmen, with blades blessed by a Shinto priest, to protect the past and save the future. Loyal to their former master, the demon king Oda Nobunaga, they travel back to the Honnoji Temple where he was murdered. Can they stop evil in its tracks and preserve the past? Only time will tell.

Source: Touken Ranbu Kai: Kyoden Official Anime Twitter

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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