The original idea for this project was an online sword-training simulation game service that started in January, 2015, featuring many famous anthropomorphized swords and spears, called "Touken Danshi." Players train their favorite swords, and attempt to bring justice to historical revisionists from the future that meddle with time to alter past events. DMM.com provides the game platform, and the original works is by Nitro+. The PC-based browser game, "Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-" has over 1.5 million registered users. Furthermore, the smartphone app released in March, 2016, "Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- Pocket" has surpassed over 1 million downloads in its first month!
The word "Touken Joshi (Sword Girl)" was nominated for the Buzzwords-of-the-Year Contest in 2015. Swords are booming with popularity among young women.
- Release Date in Japan
- October - December, 2016
- 30 minutes x 12 episodes