English Version of Popular Ikemen Sword Training Game “Touken Ranbu Online” Coming April 27

by Vehura
©2015 EXNOA LLC/Nitroplus

Touken Ranbu Online is a sword-raising online simulation game featuring Touken Danshi, the historical swords.

In Touken Ranbu, players become Saniwa (lit. sage) and materialize Touken Danshi, famous swords that have taken the forms of honorable warriors, to keep the historical timeline intact.

The game will be playable online through Johren.net!


The year is 2205.

Revisionists seeking to change history have begun to attack the past. To prevent such threats, the Chronos Ministry has sent Saniwa to each age. Saniwa, with the power to arouse an objects’ hearts and emotions, could bestow powers to fight and wield themselves. Saniwa, created as the Tsukumogami, flies in the past with Touken Danshi to maintain the true history.

The players become the Saniwa, and will materialize the Touken Danshi, the famous swords taken the forms of honorable warriors. Gather eight types of Touken — Tanto (dagger), Wakizashi (side inserted sword) , Uchigatana (traditional samurai sword), Tachi (traditional samurai sword), Otachi (large sword), Naginata (pole blade), Yari (spear) and Tsurugi (straight, double-edged sword). Create your own unique battalion and prevent the history revisionists from changing the past. Touken Ranbu Online is a collect-and-raise simulation game featuring Touken Danshi, the historical swords. Don’t miss the conversations between Touken Danshi, too! Head into battle with Touken Danshi at your side!


Starter Swords

There are many other Sword Men that players come to possess throughout the gameplay. When you begin the game, you will be able to pick a starter Uchigatana. Don’t be too concerned about picking the “best” starter sword. Each one has around the same stats and you will be able to obtain every sword through either the Forge or in a drop while playing the game!

Pre-registration Bonus

Players who pre-register for the Touken Ranbu Online game on the Johren.net site starting from January 26 will receive a set
of in-game bonuses shown here.

All images ©2015 EXNOA LLC/Nitroplus

Players can utilize coolant, whetstone, charcoal, steel, request tokens, and help tokens to smith or repair swords. Each sword type will require different amounts of these resources.

The Omamori (lit. charm) are used to prevent swords from being destroyed in battle.

Horses can be equipped to the swords to boost their stats.

Opening trailer of Touken Ranbu Online

Note: This movie is from the 2020 update to the Japanese version of the game.

Touken Ranbu Offical English Social Media Links

Follow these accounts for the latest news and updates!

About Johren

Founded in July 2020, Johren is devoted to introducing high-quality interactive entertainment in English and Traditional Chinese to the world. Currently, Johren boasts an impressive catalogue of English-localized versions of Magicami, Kamihime Project, Versus Tales, Meteor World Actor and over 100 premium Japanese games. New titles are added to the platform every month. For more information about Johren, please visit us at johren.net.

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Otome Obsessed Notes

Are you completely new to the world of Touken Ranbu? There are two anime adaptations you can watch before the game’s release in February! You will see swords whom may not be in our game yet. And there may be small spoilers about histories and relationships between the swords.

Touken Ranbu – Hanamaru

  • Length: Two Seasons, 24 Episodes
  • Plot: Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru opens on the life of Yamatonokami Yasusada, Souji Okita’s beloved uchigatana, as he begins his first day at the Saniwa’s citadel. Soon reuniting with his old friend, Kashuu Kiyomitsu, the two are caught up in the daily antics of their fellow sword warriors.
  • Genre: Mostly comedy with some drama laced in.

Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu

  • Length: One Season, 13 Episodes
  • Plot: The year is 1863, Japan is split between the pro-shogunate and anti-shogunate factions. In this chaotic time, the era of the swords is coming to a close. Horikawa Kunihiro has manifested as a Sword Warrior and is joined by Izuminokami Kanesada, a warrior who served under the same master as him. Sword Warriors are awakened by Saniwa to protect the world from the “Time Retrograde Army,” who were sent by historical revisionists from the future to alter history.
  • Genre: Action

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