To celebrate the second anniversary of the game Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-, a special exhibition event titled Touken Ranbu -Honmaruhaku- opened on January 6 at Ikebukuro Sunshine City. The event will continue until January 15.
Our friends at Natalie.com went to a private viewing a few days before the official opening! They shared with us all the things they saw at the event, but be warned: the article may have a few spoilers about the game.
This article has spoilers about the Touken Ranbu game. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. ^^
Touken Ranbu -Honmaruhaku- is composed of 8 different areas:
The Kangei no Ma (The Welcoming Room)
The Kin Fusuma no Ma (The Golden Paper Door room)
The Rouka (The Corridor)
The Mikazuki Munechika no Ma (The Mikazuki Munechika Room)
The Engi no Ma (The Performance Room)
The Anime no Ma (The Anime Room)
The Goods no Ma (The Goods Room)
and The Shukuga no Ma (The Celebratory Images Room)
The very first thing the visitors see at the Kengei no Ma is a two-minute-long video. The video features Touken Ranbu‘s musical, the stage play, anime PVs and the new opening movie that is scheduled to be added to the game soon. The video included some new Touken Danshi including Sengo Muramasa, Okane Hira, Kogarasumaru, Hocho Toushiro, and Kikko Sadamune.
The next section is the Kin Fusuma no Ma where you can see all 61 Touken Danshi exquisitely painted on golden fusuma doors. These breathtakingly-beautiful paper doors are inspired by the four seasons while incorporating the concept ‘Touken Danshi & the Four Japanese Seasons’. The room is perforated with a specially-formulated aroma based on the Touken Danshi.
After walking through the hallway (the Rouka) that faithfully replicates the game’s citadel, you will reach Mikazuki Munechika no Ma. At this booth, you can learn about the project called ‘Mikazuki Munechika Ubu Restoration Project’. The project was launched in order to restore the form of Mikazuki Munechika, one of the representative swords from Japan’s history. Mikazuki Munechika is one of Japan’s national heirlooms and is thought to have been crafted back in the Heian period. The sword is considerably worn out and this long-time weathering has drastically changed its state compared to when it was first crafted.
In the center of the section, there is the ‘Restored Mikazuki Munechika Kage’ on display that was crafted experimentally for this project to replicate the sword’s fresh state.
In Engi no Ma, there are booths for the musical and the stage play. At the musical booth, you can enjoy a variety of exciting exhibits such as the outfits worn by the cast members in the second part of Musical Touken Ranbu -Atsukashi Yama Ibun- and special panel boards and photos from Musical Touken Ranbu -Bakumatsu Tenrouden-. At the stage play booth, on the other hand, you can see the cast visuals and panels featuring Stage Play Touken Ranbu Kyoden Moyuru Honnouji, as well as coarse oil-paper umbrellas.
Anime no Ma also has two booths. One is for the recently-aired anime Touken Ranbu -Hanamaru-. The other booth is for the Summer 2017 anime series Katsugeki Touken Ranbu. At the Touken Ranbu -Hanamaru- booth, there are so many memorable things from the anime including a faithfully-replicated porch in the citadel, the pillow that reminded Sayo Samonji of his older brother Yukie Samonji, and the strips of paper with the Touken Danshi’s wishes written on them. The porch is also intended to be a spot for photographs. In addition, you can see some interesting things from the anime, such as the design model sheets for the tractor and the udon from the anime, facial illustrations of the characters, and art-related materials.
At the Katsugeki Touken Ranbu booth, there are a bunch of awesome things to see including the recently-revealed key visual featuring Izuminokami Kanesada and Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki as well as the original images used in the PV.
At Goods no Ma, you can see all the Touken Ranbu items that have gone on sale so far.
Shukuga no Ma is lined with lots of incredible Touken Danshi visuals drawn by the outstanding artists involved in the game’s illustrational work.
At the end, there is a special shop where you can purchase the event’s limited items. Entrance tickets for the event are currently on sale at Lawson Ticket.
Touken Ranbu -Honmaruhaku-
Period: from January 6 to January 15
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 19:00
Venue: Ikebukuro Sunshine City
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