Touken Ranbu’s Live-Action Sequel Reveals Title, Cast, Personnel and Delayed 2023 Opening – Up News Info
Touken Ranbu: Reimei adds Mizuki Umetsu, Takamichi Satō, Ryōsuke Yamamoto, more to the cast
The official live-action website Eiga Touken Ranbu the film revealed on Tuesday that the sequel film is titled Eiga Touken Ranbu: Reimei (Touken Ranbu the Movie: Dawn), and will now open in 2023. (The film was previously scheduled to debut in 2021.)
Hiroki SuzukiYoshihiro Aramaki, Masanari Wada, and Fūma Sadamoto return as Mikazuki Munechika, Yamanbagiri Kunihiro, Heshikiri Hasebe and Honebami Tōshirō respectively. New cast members include:
- Mizuki Umetsu as Yamanbagiri Chōgi
- Takamichi Sato as Higekiri
- Ryōsuke Yamamoto as Hizamaru
- Reo Honda as Ichigo Hitofuri
- Eito Konishi as Horikawa Kunihiro
- Yuki Tamaki as Kogarasumaru
Saiji Yakumo (live action March) is directing the film again, with a script by Hideyuki Kobashi and Jin Haganaya. Filming is expected to begin in April.
the Touken Ranbu franchiseThe first live-action film from opened in Japan in January 2019. The film ranked #5 in its opening weekend.
the Touken Ranbu “sword personification training game” takes famous swords from Japanese history and interprets them as bishonen. Nitroplus designed the characters and the storyline. The game was launched in Japan in January 2015.
the franchise inspired the Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu TV anime series and an upcoming anime movie, as well as the Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru the two spin-off animated series, an upcoming animated film trilogy, and a compilation animated film. the franchise also inspired two live-action films, a series of musicals and a series of plays, as well as various manga.
Johren posted the original Touken Ranbu browser game in English in April 2021, and released the smartphone version of the game in August 2021.