‘Hanamaru Biyori’, a special event for the anime Touken Ranbu –Hanamaru-, was held at Makuhari Messe on February 5.
20,000 fans had the chance to see the 14 cast members that appeared at the event: Mitsuhiro Ichiki, Toshiki Masuda, Tarusuke Shingaki, Daiki Yamashita, Kazuyuki Okitsu, Kento Hama, Kaito Ishikawa, Seiichiro Yamashita, Takuya Sato, Tomoaki Maeno, Ryota Asari, Junya Enoki, Kosuke Toriumim, Atsushi Tamaru.
First, the cast members responded to requests from fans. There were requests like ‘say your signature phrase at battle scenes’ and ‘shout the phrase “kubi ochite shine” (drop your head and die)’ and the cast members did their best to respond to them. In the quiz section each voice actor had to give a different answer each: Cast members who gave the same answer received penalties and had to do squats and high knee exercises!
During the live performance, Sotaro Itagaki sung Mugenranbusho, the main theme for the browser game Touken Ranbu –ONLINE-. The cast members then came back on the stage and performed live recordings of famous scenes. After that, Ichiki and Masuda sang Akegure Nikki, the ending theme for episode 1 of Hanamaru.
Each voice actor gave a word of appreciation to the audience at the end of the event. Everyone thought that the event had ended but then a bonus movie appeared on-screen. The announcement for the sequel of Hanamaru appeared along with famous scenes of the anime, and the fans went crazy!
The DVD of the event will be released on June 21, 2017.