Touken Ranbu, the hottest online browser game from DMM.com with the collaboration with Nitro+ from 2015 till now. Just ended their first anime installment. TLDR, We the saniwas give life to inanimate objects. In TouRabu’s case… Historical swords from Japan. I wouldn’t talk much about the game basics because, I assume you all played the game and know what am I talking about.
Hanamaru, from the first few episodes were all about rainbows and sunshine. Which misled everyone to think that Touken Ranbu is all jolly and happy. Well… You are DEAD WRONG! ಠ╭╮ಠ The rainbow and sunshine facade is to hide away all the salt and pain of the swords’ history. TLDR, if you know your Japanese history… You know what I meant. Hanamaru centralized on Yamatonokami Yasusada’s growth in a certain citadel. Yamatonokami Yasusada was a sword formerly owned by Okita Souji of the Shinsengumi in the bakufuku period. He was recently brought back to life as a Touken Danshi ‘sword boy‘ by his current master, US!╰(*´︶`*)╯ The most important code for the Touken Danshi is, They MUST NOT alter the course of history; for unfortunate things may bestow upon them. But… Does any of them listen?
One Touken Danshi nearly made that mistake was Imanotsurugi. A tantou ‘short sword‘ formerly owned by Minamoto Yoshitsune who used him to commit suicide. That, would be a different story for another day. TLDR, Touken Danshi MUST NOT ALTER HISTORY FOR THE SAKE OF HUMANITY. Yasusada tried his best to overcome his ‘I must protect Okita-kun’ phase which broke many saniwa’s heart.
Including mine… With the help of Kashuu Kiyomitsu, who is also a former sword owned by Okita Souji. And their 40+ sword friends; they grow and live like a family. All in all, Hanamaru is one perfect recipe for saniwas that knows their shit. (*^ω^*)
Free talk from Minami
Honestly, as soon as the 1st episode aired; I got complains from my friends that litreally say ‘Kinta, PLEASE CONTROL YOUR HUSBAND’ ‘Kinta, your Hasebe is out of control’ yada yada. I know, I chose Heshikiri Hasebe as my permanent secretary doesn’t mean I am responsible for a pack of Hasebes. He is being overloved, and I don’t like that. ╮(╯_╰)╭ so? Not only that, Hanamaru… per episode… I rewatched almost a total of 100 times. Just to catch up on any missed out clues.
I also linked some parts of the shows to both the stage play and musical. Mostly musical, Bakumatsu Tenrouden. Any, we had a huge debate, as We I meant my touken ranbu community. Now, I am waiting for what Ufotable is giving out next year. Oh and, I know; there is a dubbed version of Hanamaru. Before you all be like , ‘Kinta! Go watch it. It’s nice.’ Bear in mind that, I had played the game for a year and I am used to the Japanese voices, so I can’t accept the dub for Touken.
Character Development: 9/10
IF you didn’t cry. You are doing your saniwa duties wrongly.(=￣ω￣=)