Live-Action Touken Ranbu Film Sequel's Trailer Reveals More Cast, Theme SongLive-Action Touken Ranbu Film Sequel's Trailer Reveals More Cast, Theme Song

Live-Action Touken Ranbu Film Sequel's Trailer Reveals More Cast, Theme Song

#Satsuki Nakayama, Shiori Akita, Tsubasa Tobinaga join cast; Blue Encount performs "Destiny" theme

The official website for the Eiga Touken Ranbu: Reimei (Touken Ranbu the Movie: Dawn), the Eiga Touken Ranbu live-action film's sequel, unveiled a new trailer and a new visual for the film on Thursday. The trailer reveals more cast members for the film, and also reveals and previews the film's theme song "Destiny" by Blue Encount. The new cast members include Satsuki Nakayama as Shuten-dōji, and Shiori Akita as a girl in the present day that serves as a "temporary master" for the swords. Tsubasa Tobinaga from the comedian duo Rubber Girl will also appear in the film. The film will open on March 31. The new movie will take place in Kyoto during the Heian era, and will center on Minamoto no Raikō's legendary slaying of the mythical oni Shuten-dōji. The story also moves to the years A.D.2205 and A.D. 2012. Hiroki Suzuki, Yoshihiro Aramaki, Masanari Wada, and Fūma Sadamoto return as Mikazuki Munechika, Yamanbagiri Kunihiro, Heshikiri Hasebe, and Honebami Tōshirō respectively. Akira Emoto plays Fujiwara no Michinaga, while Kanji Tsuda plays Minamoto no Raikō, and Terunosuke Takezai plays Abe no Seimei. Other cast members include: Mizuki Umetsu as Yamanbagiri Chōgi Takamichi Satō as Higekiri Ryōsuke Yamamoto as Hizamaru Reo Honda as Ichigo Hitofuri Eito Konishi as Horikawa Kunihiro Yūki Tamaki as Kogarasumaru Saiji Yakumo (live-action Mars) is once again directing the film, with a script by Hideyuki Kobashi and Jin Haganeya. Filming began earlier this year in April in multiple locations in Japan, and involved hundreds of extras. The Touken Ranbu franchise's first live-action film opened in Japan in January 2019. The film ranked at #5 in its opening weekend. The Touken Ranbu "sword personification training game" takes famous swords from Japanese history and interprets them as bishōnen. Nitroplus designed the characters and scenario. The game launched in Japan in January 2015. The franchise has inspired the Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu television anime series and an upcoming anime film, as well as the Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru spinoff's two anime series , an anime filmtrilogy, and a compilation anime film. The franchise has also inspired two live-action films, a series of stage musicals and a series of stage plays, as well as various manga. Johren released the original Touken Ranbu browser game in English in April 2021, and released the smartphone version of the game in August 2021. KOEI Tecmo Games' Touken Ranbu Warriors game launched in Japan for PC and Switch on February 17, and launched for Switch in North America on May 24. Source: Live-action Touken Ranbu film's website, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web