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Wild Sword Dance at AFA16

Everyone’s favourite browser game featuring swords in the form of pretty boys and GAR men, will make its appearance as featured game as well as featured anime during Anime Festival Asia 2016!

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Touken Ranbu -Online-

The year is 2205. With the intention to change history, the enemy has started attacking the past. Entrusted with the mission to protect history, the “Saniwa” was sent to the past together with the strongest spiritual artifacts, the “Touken Danshi”.

Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- is a PC browser and smartphone application developed by DMM GAMES and Nitroplus, and was released on 14 January 2015, servicing Japan. 

As a sword training simulation game that is played through the collection and strengthening of famous swords that have taken the form of warriors, “Touken Danshi”, in order to subdue the enemy intending to change history, it has gained many users since its release.

With the early development of mixed media such as musicals and plays gaining popularity, the development of 2 TV anime was started in March 2016 simultaneously

©2015-2016 DMM GAMES/Nitroplus


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Touken Ranbu Hanamaru

TOUKEN RANBU HANAMARU is a TV anime that is being broadcasted domestically in Japan starting in October 2016.

Amongst the animation staff, include Director Takashi Naoya making his TV series directorial debut, Character Designer Junichiro Taniguchi (Chief Animation Director for Puella Magi Madoka Magica) and Series Composition / Scriptwriter Pierre Sugiura (Series Composition / Scriptwriter for Barakamon). The animation production is by Doga Kobo, which has helmed several other titles.

The year is 2205… The “historical revisionists” have begun attacks on the past in their plot to change history.

The ‘Touken Danshi’ – guardian spirits of legendary/historical swords given corporal bodies by the Saniwa’s power, will fight to protect history. The story centres around them in a certain Honmaru, living a dedicated, cheerful “Hanamaru” daily life.

©2016 TOUKEN RANBU HANAMARU project


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Mitsuhiro Ichiki

Voice actor of Yamatonokami Yasusada (TOUKEN RANBU)

Born on 10th of January in the Kagoshima Prefecture.

Voicing characters from a wide array of TV anime and games, his impressive track record includes roles such as:

• Yamatonokami Yasusada (TOUKEN RANBU)

• Kazuya Aoi (Freezing)

• Yukio Hans Voralberna (BLEACH)

• Scarlet (OZMAFIA!!)

• Hibiki Kohaku (Blazblue)

• Takeyama (Angel Beats!)

His hobbies include cooking and playing fighting games.

Be sure to catch Ichiki Mitsuhiro on the TOUKEN RANBU stage, only at Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2016!


Aside from the featured game/anime and the attached seiyuu guest, there’s also another guest for the Akiba Stage…

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Rika

AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

With a love for Japanese culture and animation that has spanned well over a decade, Rika has been a regular face at J-culture event stages since 2002. Heavily influenced by the likes of Masami Okui, angela and the late ORIGA, she loves challenging herself and is well-known for unconventional song choices and versatility in covering a wide variety of styles.

Among her most striking performances was a live rendition of the Kumikyoku Nico Nico Douga medley in 2008, as well as her segment in a local gaming convention earlier this year, where she sang in Japanese, Latin, Russian, and five other languages. Rika also won the 2010 AFA X Anisong Showdown Competition with her version of Shangri-La, angela’s iconic OP for Soukyuu no Fafner. Her other interests include cosplaying and being a slave to mobage gachas.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rikachuu/

Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/rikautaite

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/lmaoidek

 

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