‘Touken Ranbu: The Movie’ (映画刀剣乱舞) is an upcoming Japanese fantasy film adaptation of the video game series of the same name.
Directed by Saiji Yakumo, the story revolves around a set of 8 legendary swords that bring to life a gang of talented but dysfunctional young warriors. The cast includes Hiroki Suzuki, Yoshihiko Aramaki, Ryo Kitamura, Masanari Wada, Hiroaki Iwanaga, Fuma Sadamoto, Taizo Shiina, and Tomoki Hirose.
Synopsis: A sage travels to the past and collects a set of eight legendary swords, which bring to life a gang of talented but dysfunctional young warriors. The warriors know that Nobunaga Oda was supposed to die at the Honno-ji incident in 1582, but in this timeline he didn’t. To revert back to the original history, the warriors must travel back in time to assassinate Nobunaga Oda.
‘Touken Ranbu: The Movie’ opens across Japan on January 18, 2019.