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Wild Dance of Swords (刀剣乱舞, Tōken Ranbu) is a free-to-play collectible card browser video game developed by Nitroplus and DMM Games. It is only available in Japan and was released on January 14, 2015. The franchise gained an anime adaptation under the following titles. Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru, which aired from October 3, to December 19, 2016, with a compilation film entitled Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru ~Makuai Kaisōroku~ to be released on December 2017. A second season entitled Zoku Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru is planned to premier in January 2018. Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu aired between July 1 and September 23, 2017, and a live-action theatrical film project is currently in production.



The year is 2205. The "historical retrograde army" have begun attacks on the past in their plot to change history. The Saniwa, who have been charged with protecting history, can imbue life into objects. Strongest among these are the Token Danshi, swordsmen who had originally lived as legendary swords. The story centres around their cheerful lives.


In the year 1863, Japan is split between the warring pro-shogunate and anti-shogunate factions. Izuminokami Kanesada is a "Tōken danshi" (刀剣男士), which is a tsukumogami of a historical Japanese blade brought to life by the Saniwa (審神者). With new recruit Horikawa Kunihiro, they chase after the "Time Retrograde Army" (時間遡行軍) to reclaim a mysterious cargo capable of changing history. Joined by Tonbokiri, Yagen Toushirou, Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki, and Tsurumaru Kuninaga, the Second Unit fights to maintain the rightful course of time.

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