Additional cast members for the upcoming anime Katsugeki Touken Ranbu have been announced: Junko Minagawa will voice Saniwa and Takuma Nagatsuka will voice Konnosuke.
In the game, Touken Ranbu -Online-, Saniwa is a sage who has the ability to bring legendary swords to life. Konnosuke, on the other hand, is the fox-shaped mascot in the game. In the anime Katsugeki Touken Ranbu, both characters will appear from Episode 1.
Furthermore, the names of 8 of ufotable’s character designers have been revealed:
Toko Uchimura is designing Izuminokami Kanesada
Moe Tsuzuki is designing Mitsunokamo Yoshiyuki
Miyuki Ishizuka is designing Kunihiro Horikawa
Rio Niisato is designing Yagen Toshiro
Yuka Shiojima is designing Tonbokiri
Miki Yamazaki is designing Tsurumaru Kuninaga
Kayo Onizawa is designing Saniwa
Yukako Serai is designing Konnosuke
At the pre-screening of the first episode on 1 May 2017, they revealed new visuals for each character. Between 5-7 May 2017, when the event Machi Asobi Vol.18 takes place in Tokushima, JR Tokushima station will be decorated with pictures of the new visuals.
The first volume of the Blu-ray/DVD of Katsugeki Touken Ranbu will come out on 26 July 2017. Pre-orders start today, 2 May 2017. The June issue of Kadokawa’s monthly anime magazine Newtype, which comes out on 10 May 2017, includes interviews and comments from the staff, cast, director Toshiyuki Shirai and producer Hikaru Kondo.
Anime ‘Katsugeki Touken Ranbu’
Starts July 2017
Original Work: Touken Ranbu -Online- (DMM Games/Nitroplus)
Director: Toshiyuki Shirai
Music: Hideyuki Fusawa
Character Design: Toko Uchimura, Moe Tsuzuki, Miyuki Ishizuka, Rio Niisato, Yuka Shiojima, Miki Yamazaki, Kayo Onizawa, Yukako Serai
Sword Fight Animator: Mitsuru Obunai, Masaru Kimura, Masayuki Kunihiro
Historical Research: Tatsuya Yamamura
Swordsmanship Guidance: Kogyoku Watanabe
Animation Production: ufotable
Ryohei Kimura as Izuminokami Kanesada
Kento Hama as Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki
Junya Enoki as Horikawa Kunihiro
Seiichiro Yamashita as Yagen Toshiro
Tooru Sakurai as Tonbokiri
Soma Saito as Tsurumaru Kuninaga
Junko Minagawa as Saniwa
Takuma Nagatsuka as Konnosuke
(c)Nitroplus・DMM GAMES/「活撃 刀剣乱舞」製作委員会