1st part of the 2.5D musical theater play titled The Tale of Soga
The Japan Foundationit’s official Youtube the channel started broadcasting the first part of the Touken Ranbu: The Musical play based on Touken Ranbu -Online- game with English subtitles on February 20. The first part of the 2.5D musical theater play is titled The Tale of Soga.
Isamu Kayano directed the play produced by the Music Production Committee “Touken Ranbu”. The stars of the play:
The Japan Foundation describes the piece:
「Touken Ranbu：The musical “HIGEKIRI HIZAMARU DUO PERFORMANCE 2020 ～SOGA～”」 is a performance by Higekiri and Hizamaru. In the first part, the musical 「The Tale of Soga」, known as one of Japan’s 3 biggest blood feuds, was performed. In Part 2, the live concert part, the 2 sing a total of 12 songs along with new songs written just for this performance, and songs performed in previous Touken Ranbu: The Musical performances.
the Touken Ranbu “sword personification training game” takes famous swords from Japanese history and interprets them as bishonen. Nitroplus designed the characters and the storyline. The game was launched in Japan in January 2015.
the franchise inspired the Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu TV anime series and an upcoming anime movie, as well as the Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru the two spin-off animated series, an upcoming animated film trilogy, and a compilation animated film. the franchise also inspired two live-action films, a series of musicals and a series of plays, as well as various manga.
Johren posted the original Touken Ranbu browser game in English in April 2021, and released the smartphone version of the game in August 2021.
KOEI Techmo Games’ Touken Ranbu Warriors game launched in Japan for PC and Switch on February 17, and will launch for Switch in North America on May 24.
Source: The Japan Foundationit’s Youtube channel