DMM and Ntroplus’s anthropomorphic Sword boys game, Touken Ranbu online is one of the most popular browser games out there, much like DMM and Kadokawa’s Kantai Collection. Now, it’s getting its own live-action movie titled “Touken Ranbu the Movie,” which opens in Japan next year.
TOHO will be distributing the movie, and Saiji Yakumo is directing it. Yasuko Kobayashi, who wrote the scripts for the Attack on Titan and Kakegurui TV anime, will also be writing the scripts for this one. Several actors from the live-action Touken Ranbu stage plays will also be reprising their roles for the movie.
The actors confirmed to reprise their roles from the stage play includes Hiroki Suzuki as Mikazuki Munechika, Yoshihiro Aramaki as Yamanbagiri Kunihiro, Ryou Kitamura as Yagen Toushirou, Masanari Wada as Heshikiri Hasebe, and Taizou Shiina as Fudou Yukimitsu. Meanwhile, other new actors are also joining the cast, such as Hiroaki Iwanaga as Nihongou, Fuuma Sadamoto as Honebami Toushirou, and Tomoki Hirose as Uguisu Maru.
Touken Ranbu Online features sword boys as they fight against historical revisionists throughout Japan’s history. These historical revisionists are trying to rewrite history, while the sword boys try to preserve it. It received two different anime adaptations in Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru and Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu. The latter is getting a movie, while the former’s season 2 is currently airing. And it also has a very successful and popular live-action stage play too!
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Source: Comic Natalie