The Japan Foundation‘s official YouTube channel started streaming the primary a part of the Touken Ranbu: The Musical stage play primarily based on the Touken Ranbu -Online- sport with English subtitles on February 20. The first a part of the two.5D musical stage play is titled The Tale of Soga.


Isamu Kayano directed the stage play produced by the Musical “Touken Ranbu” Production Committee. The play stars:

  • Hiroki Miura
  • Akira Takano
  • Takayuki Marukawa (Hanagumi Shibai)
  • Eisaku Sasahara
  • Hironobu Nishioka
  • Masaki Murakami
  • Kenta Kawano
  • Yu Hattori
  • Hayate Miyao

The Japan Foundation describes the play:

「Touken Ranbu:The Musical “HIGEKIRI HIZAMARU DUO PERFORMANCE 2020 ~SOGA~”」 is a efficiency by Higekiri and Hizamaru. In Part 1, the musical,「The Tale of Soga」, which is called considered one of Japan’s 3 Largest Vendettas, was carried out. In Part 2, the dwell live performance portion, the two sing a complete of 12 songs in addition to new songs written for solely this efficiency, and songs carried out on earlier Touken Ranbu: The Musical performances.

The Touken Ranbu “sword personification training game” takes well-known swords from Japanese historical past and interprets them as bishōnen. Nitroplus designed the characters and situation. The sport launched in Japan in January 2015.

The franchise has impressed the Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu tv anime collection and an upcoming anime movie, in addition to the Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru spinoff’s two anime collection, an upcoming anime movie trilogy, and a compilation anime movie. The franchise has additionally impressed two live-action movies, a collection of stage musicals and a collection of stage performs, in addition to numerous manga.

Johren launched the unique Touken Ranbu browser sport in English in April 2021, and launched the smartphone model of the sport in August 2021.

KOEI Tecmo Games’ Touken Ranbu Warriors sport launched in Japan for PC and Switch on February 17, and can launch for Switch in North America on May 24.

Source: The Japan Foundation‘s YouTube channel