Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu

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In 1863, Izuminokami Kanesada and his partner, Horikawa Kunihiro, arrive in the streets of Edo from the future to investigate their master's reports of an upcoming enemy invasion. As humanoid manifestations of the famous Toshizou Hijikata's swords, they have been tasked with protecting history from the Retrograde Army that seeks to alter it. Soon enlisting the help of other sword warriors, they continuously battle the mysterious army throughout the Bakumatsu period. However, their journey will not be an easy one. Fraught with blood and betrayal in the chaotic era closest to their hearts, the duo will be forced to make difficult decisions with everything they care about on the line.

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English: Katsugeki Touken Ranbu
Japanese: 活撃/刀剣乱舞
Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2017 to Sep 24, 2017
Premiered: Summer 2017
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Nitroplus, Good Smile Company,
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: ufotable
Source: Game
Genres: Action, Historical, Samurai, Fantasy
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Hikaru Kondou – Producer, Sound Director, Planning
Toshiyuki Shirai – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Takahiro Miura – Episode Director, Storyboard
Masato Nagamori – Episode Director, Animation Director, Key Animation, 2nd Key Animation
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Hikari Tatsu Ame (ヒカリ断ツ雨)” by Soma Saito
ED1: “Hyakka Ryouran (百火撩乱)” by Kalafina

Episode List

01: To the Frontlines
02: Commander
03: Master’s Orders
04: What I Wanted to Protect
05: The Fires of War
06: The Citadel
07: The First Unit
08: Protect History
09: Former Master
10: Where Loyalty Leads
11: Iron Law
12: Battle of Hakodate
13: Katsugeki



The fighting is good its the plot that makes it a skippable anime.


Ufotable back to being badass


Stellar animation, the action scenes were awesome, and cool character interactions. Very fun show overall


This anime has a beautiful storyline and the action is just as amazing.


Beautiful animation and characters’ design!


It may have had a bumpy start, but I enjoyed the ride greatly regardless. Favorite of the season


The art style and animation is really good. The plot story,is meh doesn’t get me too hyped. But its very good.



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