A new Touken Danshi made a suprise appearance in Episode 7 of Touken Ranbu -Hanamaru-, broadcast on November 13. The new sword is Ichigo Hitofuri, made by tanto maker Yoshimitsu Awataguchi.
His name signifies the fact that Ichigo is the only tachi Awataguchi ever cast. Ichigo Hitofuri means ‘one life – one blade.’
Below you can find the illustration of the new character and an official comment from his voice actor, Atsushi Tamaru. We also have for you the cover for Episode 7 ending theme that was performed by all eleven Awataguchi swords.
New Touken Danshi Illustration and Comment
Official comment from Atsyshi Tamaru who plays Ichigo Hitofuri.
Please tell us about Ichigo Hitofuri and your experience playing him.
‘When he is with his little brothers, Ichigo Hitofuri is a sweet, kind older brother. When he is in battle, he is gallant and graceful. I want to put a lot of care into playing both of these traits. Please be kind to Ichigo Hitofuri and his brothers.’
Tell us about a ‘Hanamaru’ time you had recently
‘I recently went to a hot spring. I soaked in an open-air bath without worrying about the time. That relaxing time was “Hanamaru!”‘
Token Ranbu -Hanamaru- Song Collection Part 4
The collection goes on sale on November 23. Part 4 includes the ending theme from Episode 6 (Okiraku Chindouchuu) and the Ending theme for Episode 7 (Koi to Senshi no Yaezakura). The latter is performed by the eleven Awataguchi swords!
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