Touken Ranbu – Hanamaru

In the year 2205, a special sage known as Saniwa has the ability to breathe life into inanimate objects. At the same time, dark forces have initiated a plot to travel back in time and change the course of history—and the only ones capable of stopping them are the Saniwa and their strongest animations: historical Japanese swords, in the form of handsome young men.


This anime. Hand on my heart, I started to watch this only because of the cute guys in it. That was my only reason for even giving it a brief peek. A very brief peek. I was bored and I needed some eye candy. To be honest, I can’t care less about swords or samurais or Japanese history. But it turned out a hit for me. Comically. It’s a fun little story. Sure, they are swords turned into cute or hot guys. They travel back in time to fight demons from changing history. Couldn’t care about it but the slice of life feel of it just make me feel good. It is based on an online game and maybe if I had actually played it I might be more into the whole sword thing but I haven’t. Still, I like it. It’s probably not for everyone though but I would give it a try if I was bored on a rainy day. Who knows, maybe it actually is fun even if you don’t particularly find swords intriguing.

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