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Hanamaru Setsugetsu Anime Movie Trilogy Release Date in 2022 [Trailer]

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Poster visual of the upcoming movie Yuki no Maki. Photo credit: @toku.touken-hanamaru.jp

Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru is a Japanese anime series produced by Doga Kobo, Takashi Naoya directed the series and Pierre Sugiura wrote the script. Junichiro Taniguchi drew the character designs and Kenji Kawai composed the music. The anime is inspired by the video game Touken Ranbu.

In December 2017, a compilation film titled Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru Makuai Kaisoroku premiered. In recent news, a trilogy titled Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru Setsugetsuka has premiered from May to September 2022.

On May 20, 2022, the first movie titled Yuki no Maki (Snow Story) will premiere. Yuki no Maki is directed by Takashi Naoya (Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru). On July 8, the second movie titled Tsuki no Maki (Moon Story) will premiere. Tsuki no Maki is directed by Tomoaki Koshida (Zoku Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru). And finally, on September 1, 2022, the third and final film titled Hana no Maki will premiere. Hana no Maki is directed by Sumie Noro.

Poster visual for the first film in the Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru Trilogy, Yuki no Maki.
Poster visual for Yuki no Maki movie. Photo credit: @toku.touken-hanamaru.jp

Touken Ranbu fans look forward to a new character, Yamanbagiri Choji

The first film will have the same producer as the anime series, Doga Kobo. The second season of the anime is written by Yuki Nekota and he will be writing the script for the first film. Junichiro Taniguchi will once again be responsible for character designs, with Mitsue Mori and Eriko Iida working as sub-character designers.

Touken’s designers are Hiyori Denforword Akishino and Eri Nakajima. Hiyori teams up with prop designers Tamami Izawa and Kazumi Ono. Takeshi Takahashi will be responsible for the art environment with Yukari Yasuda as art director. The main color artist is Yuki Ito.

The composing director of photography is Takehiro Go, who also worked on the second season. Kentarou Tsubone is a recurring editor. The sound director is Fumiyuki Go with Katsuhiro Nakano assisting with the sound effects. The music of the first film is composed by Kenji Kawai.

A new Touken Danshi character makes his debut in the movies and is named Yamanbagiri Chogi. He is voiced by Kengo Takanashi.

Yamanbagiri Chogi from the Touken Ranbu Trilogy.
Yamanbagiri Choji from the Touken Ranbu Trilogy. Photo credit: @toku.touken-hanamaru.jp

The new scene comes from the first movie show that mysteriously does Yamabagiri Kunihiro (the blond bishonen) while encountering Yamanbagiri Chogi (the silver-haired bishonen).

Yamanbagiri Chogi from the Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru Trilogy.
Yamanbagiri Kunihiro behaves mysteriously. Photo credit: @natalie.mu
Yamanbagiri Chogi meets Yamanbagiri Kunihiro.
Yamanbagiri Chogi meets Yamanbagiri Kunihiro. Photo credit: @natalie.mu

Legendary Japanese swords are personified as hot men

Touken Ranbu sword training game takes famous swords from Japanese history and turns them into “pretty boy” bishonen. Nitroplus is behind the character design and plot of the game. The game was launched in January 2015. The game’s popularity has given it an anime adaptation, a compilation movie, a live-action movie, a series of musicals and plays, a manga, and the upcoming movie trilogy.

In April 2021, Johren released the Touken Ranbu browser game in English. A smartphone version of the game was released in August 2021. On February 17, 2022, KOEI Tecmo Game launched the game titled Touken Ranbu Warriors in Japan for PC and Switch. Touken Ranbu Warriors will be released for Switch in North America on May 24, 2022.

The most recent trailer of the film trilogy can be seen here:

The second trailer promoting Touken Ranbu’s film trilogy.

The first trailer released to promote the trilogy can be seen here:

The first trailer for Yuki no Maki.

On May 16, 2022 at 9:00 PM there will be a live special commemorating the release of the movie Yuki no Maki. Special guests include Toshiki Masuda as Kyomitsu Kashu and Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Mamoru Yamato. You can watch this live special for free on the TOHO animation YouTube channel.

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