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‘Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru’ Anime TV Spot Reveals Premiere Date

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Touken RanbuTOHO is doing some new promotion for the upcoming TV anime series Touken Ranbu with a new quick hit TV spot now landing. The spot is welcome as it provides a little more to check out for animation from the show as well as a taste of the opening theme song. The bigger reveal is that the show now has a premiere date of October 2nd, 2016 on Tokyo MX before it moves on to other networks.

This series has Doga Kobo handling the animation and will be directed by Takashi Naoya from the scripts by Pierre Sugiura while Junichiro Taniguchi is handling the character designs.

The previously announced cast includes Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Yasusada Yamatonokami, Toshiki Masuda as Kiyomitsu Kashu., Daiki Yamashita as Imanotsurugi, Reona Irie as Toushirou Maeda, Tarusuke Shingaki as Heshikiri Hasebe, Junji Majima as Aoe Nikkari, Kazuyuki Okitsu as Kotetsu Hachisuka, Kento Hama as Yoshiyuki Mutsunoka, Soma Saito as Toushirou Hamazuo and Kaito Ishikawa as Kanesada Kasen.

The game itself kicked off in January 2015 and was developed by Nitroplus and DMM Games.

Plot concept: The year is 2205. The “historical revisionists” have begun attacks on the past in their plot to change history. The Saniwa, who have been charged with protecting history, can imbue life into objects. Strongest among these are the Tōken Danshi. The story centers around their cheerful lives.