Good news, anime fans!
The ever popular Japanese online game “Touken Ranbu” (“刀剣乱舞”, “Wild Swords Dance”) will be getting another anime adaption by Ufotable and it is slated for release in 2017.
The anime is based on Nitroplus and DMM’s sword personification training game that was launched in 2015. “Touken Ranbu” interprets historical swords as bishonen (pretty boy). It has more than 1.5 million registered users and thanks to its large female fanbase, it also has a wide range of spin-offs including merchandises, manga, game music, and stage productions.
A mobile application version of the game was launched in March and has been downloaded more than 1 million times in only 2 weeks.
Players assume the role of a Saniwa sage who travels into the past to defeat evil forces that are trying to change the course of history. As a sage, the player has the ability to breathe life into inanimate objects, including famous historical swords.
Watch Ufotable’s “Touken Ranbu” teaser below:
It’s not hard to see why the game has caused so much hype, as the drawings, characters, scenarios are delicately done. Plus, who doesn’t like to play a game full of pretty boys? ;)
If you can’t wait for Ufotable’s version, you can also check out Doga Kobo’s “Touken Ranbu: Hanamari”, which will air at midnight on 3rd October.