“Touken Ranbu” is a series of Japanese browser games developed by Nitroplus and published by DMM Games in 2015. It is a collection-based, stat-building game wherein players collect and train a variety of characters based on historical Japanese swords (known as sword-warriors) in order to use them in battle against computer-controlled opponents. It turns out that anime fans are extremely interested in feudal samurai weapons transformed cute sword-warriors. Since the game’s initial release, the franchise has risen in popularity, sparking the development of two anime series, “Touken Ranbu Katsugeki” and “Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru.”
Most recently, the creators of “Hanamaru” announced a movie trilogy based on the original anime, which wrapped up its second season in 2018. There’s still plenty of time before the films’ release. In fact, information about the trilogy is sparse. Even so, there’s much to say about this trilogy’s potential release date, cast, and plot. Here is what we know so far.