Touken Ranbu Live-Action Film Adaptation New Cast & Poster Revealed

01.November.2018 | ANIME&GAME

Touken Ranbu is a free-to-play online collectable card video game developed by Nitro+ (Steins;Gate, 2015) for internet browsers. Since its release in 2015 it has received two anime adaptations, a musical and stage play.

 

Its popularity has led to the announcement of the franchise’s first live-action film adaptation based on the original work which is set for release on January 18, 2019. Details for additional cast as well a poster for the movie have been released.

The film is being directed by up-and-coming movie creator Saiji Yakumo and written by Yasuko Kobayashi who has worked on anime series and special effects films. Cast that have already been announced include Hiroki Suzuki (Mikazuki Munechika), Yoshihiko Aramaki (Yamanbagiri Kunihiro) and Ryō Kitamura (Yagen Toushirou), young actors who are making a name for themselves in the theatre industry.

The two new actors added to the cast are Koji Yamamoto, who will play the role of Oda Nobunaga, and Norito Yashima, who will play the role of Yamamoto will play the role of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The newly-revealed poster features Hiroki Suzuki as Mikazuki Munechika alongside the other swordsmen with a castle covered by smoke and fire in the background, foreshadowing a violent and epic story. The setting for the film is based around the Honnō-ji Incident of 1582 when Oda Nobunaga committed suicide.

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    ■Information

    “Token Ranbu -Hanamaru- in KIDDY LAND Sononi”

    Date: September 29th, 2017 (Fri.) to October 15th (Sun.)

    Venues: five KIDDY LAND stores (Harajuku, Osaka Umeda, est, Kamiotai and Fukuoka PARCO)

    Special website: http://www.kiddyland.co.jp/event/touken-hanamaru/

     

    “Token Ranbu -Hanamaru-“

    Official website: http://touken-hanamaru.jp

     

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