Touken Ranbu live-action film announced

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The popular “sword personification training game” Touken Ranbu got the greenlight for its first live-action film set for 2019.

Five actors from the stage play are reprising their roles for the film, namely:

  • Hiroki Suzuki as Mikazuki Munechika
  • Yoshihiro Aramaki as Yamanbagiri Kunihiro
  • Ryou Kitamura as Yagen Toushirou
  • Masanari Wada as Heshikiri Hasebe
  • Taizou Shiina as Fudou Yukimitsu

Other confirmed actors include:

  • Hiroaki Iwanaga as Nihongou
  • Fuuma Sadamoto as Honebami Toushirou
  • Tomoki Hirose as Uguisu Maru

Yasuko Kobayashi, who penned Attack on Titan and Kakegurui anime series, will handle the scriptwriting. Saiji Yakumo, from the live-action MARS, will be at the directorial helm. TOHO will be handling distribution.

Touken Ranbu began as a popular game anthromorphizing legendary weapons into bishounen characters, garnering a huge female fanbase. It spawned a massive set of merchandise, several manga volumes, and five sold-out stage play/musicals. It also spawned two separate anime series: Touken Ranbu Hanamaru and ufotable’s Katsugeki! Touken Ranbu!