The official Twitter for the Touken Ranbu anime has announced that a new ” Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru” project is in the works. The announcement was made at the “Touken Ranbu -Honmaru Hiroshi-”, event which was being held to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the PC browser & smartphone application game “Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-”. The account didn’t specify the format of the project or when it will be released but advised fans to stay on the lookout for more details.
続報までお時間をいただくかもしれませんが、何卒お楽しみに…！！#touken_hanamaru #とうらぶ pic.twitter.com/hIZubtDFVP— アニメ 続『刀剣乱舞-花丸-』 (@touken_hanamaru) January 11, 2020
Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru is based on the video game Touken Ranbu. The anime series first season aired from October 3 to December 19, 2016. The second season aired from January to March 2018. A manga adaptation by Saru Hashino launched on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ website and app in December 2016 and ended the series in April 2019.
The year is 2205. The “historical retrograde army” have begun attacks on the past in their plot to change history. The Saniwa, who have been charged with protecting history, can imbue life into objects. Strongest among these are the Token Danshi, swordsmen who had originally lived as legendary swords. The story centers around their cheerful lives.