Toho Animation has released a teaser, as well as the staff and cast list, for the upcoming TV anime Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru recently, announcing its premiere on October 2016.
A 50-second teaser video was posted on Toho Animation‘s official Youtube channel on 4 May 2016. It was also screened during the Machi★Asobi vol.16 event, which occurred in the Tokushima Prefecture, on 5 May 2016.
Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru is the first of the two anime series to be adapted from the popular DMM online browser game Touken Ranbu ONLINE, and will be animated by Doga Kobo, which is known for such works as Himouto! Umaru Chan, Plastic Memories and Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki Kun. The second anime adaptation, which has been tentatively named “Touken Ranbu“, will be produced by Ufotable Inc, and is slated to release in 2017.
Takashi Naoya will serve as the director for this series, which marks his debut as a director for a TV anime series, after serving as an assistant director for Luck and Logic anime recently. Junichiro Taniguchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Prison School) will be serving as the character designer and Pierre Sugiura (Barakamon) will be in charge of the series composition. The confirmed cast members include Toshiki Masuda (Kurusu of Koutetsujou no Kabaneri and Ryouga Kamishiro of Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal) as Kashuu Kiyomitsu and Mitsuhiro Ichiki (Setsu Takishima of Norn9: Norn+Nonet and Kazuya Aoi of Freezing) as Yamatonokami Yasusada.
Toshiki Masuda as Kashuu Kiyomitsu. Image taken from MyAnimeList.
Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Yamatonokami Yasusada. Image taken from MyAnimeList
With the teaser that has been revealed, along with the staff and cast list, we are sure to be excited and looking forward to the release of the anime adaptation!