“Touken Ranbu the Movie: Dawn” has released a teaser visual and special trailer. Along with that, it was announced that the release date will be March 31, 2023.
The upcoming movie is based on “Touken Ranbu ONLINE.” It is a simulation game in which users train “Touken Danshi (swordsmen),” who are embodiments of prominent swords. The game became a social phenomenon, with a wide range of adaptations produced, including a musical in 2015, stage play in 2016, and an anime series.
The previous film, which was the first live-action adaptation, was a blockbuster hit grossing 950 million yen at the box office, supported by ecstatic fans. Yakumo Seiji will continue to serve as the director for the long-awaited sequel.
The cast members include Suzuki Hiroki as Mikazuki Munechika, Aramaki Yoshihiko as Yamambagiri Kunihiro, and Wada Masanari as Heshikiri Hasebe, who appeared in the previous film, and new members such as Umetsu Mizuki as Yamambagiri Chougi, who also plays the same role in the stage play “Touken Ranbu,” Sato Takamichi as Higekiri, and Yamamoto Ryosuke as Hizamaru.
In addition, the official website announced that Emoto Akira and Tsuda Kanji, both experienced actors, will appear in the film. Emoto will play the role of Fujiwara Michinaga, and Tsuda will act as Minamoto no Yorimitsu. These two actors, who have played various roles in many films, add depth to the film by acting as significant characters that serve as the starting point of the story.
Although it is a short clip of 30 seconds, the trailer comprehensively covers the highlights of the film, such as the action scenes using wire work and aerial shoots using drones, providing a magnificent historical spectacle to the viewers.
Although the entire story has not yet been revealed, fans wait for the film with high expectations since it was shot on locations throughout Japan with hundreds of extras and its scale is said to be much larger than the previous film.
The teaser visual is also just as dynamic as the trailer, making fans crave more information. The film, which will be larger in scale than its predecessor, will herald the “dawn” of the new history of the “Touken Ranbu the Movie” by the story that develops in serious and unexpected way, the dynamic and beautiful images made of latest technology, and the actors’ skillful sword fighting.
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