2.11.15 ~ #ToukenRanbu all around

…here? Uhh… (phone rings) (picks up phone) ….. …OK… ……………. …………. …OK… (hangs up*)

OK, I was about to talk about the meme that occurred regarding Episode 3 of the anime “IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS“, but it had to be delayed. Currently, I’m trying to think of the Yo-kai Watch” X “Frozen” double feature, or should I say, “a series of double features“, but in the meantime, here’s the other side of the surge.

Recently, a game called “Touken Ranbu” is right now making the rounds on the site, and here’s the shit on the one. Touken Ranbu was released on January 14, under the helm of DMM (of Kantai Collection fame). As this game is developed by Nitro Plus (of Super Sonico fame), you might think that this game is, (as per RocketNews24) a “testosterone-dripping smörgåsbord of boobs and swordfights“, but the themed premise is, truth to be told, unorthodox (again, as per RocketNews24):

In recent years, there’s been a surge of interest in historical samurai among young Japanese women, who find themselves drawn to their old-school stoicism and gallantry. More than anyone else, it’s for that demographic that Touken Ranbu’s cast of dudes with smooth facial features and elaborate hairdos was crafted.

~ RocketNews24

The game’s story starts in the year 2205, when historical revisionists commence a literal attack on the past in order to change Japan’s history. That’s when the player steps into the role of the saniwa, an entity with the ability to awaken the souls of inanimate objects and bestow them with fighting strength, and takes on the mission to transform the swords of Japan’s feudal era into an army of Touken Danshi a.k.a. Blade Boys.

Hey! Let’s cut to the fucking chase! As I said right now, Touken Ranbu is currently on the rise on Niconico, judging from my recent rounds of tagging OtoMADs. As of press time, this entry, Touken Ranbu is now at about 1,200 to 1,400 videos strong, and I have a select few of these videos I want to show you! (Just let me assume that “the recent popularity” between young girls in Japan and samurai is not correlating to this game’s now high profile on Niconico… Plus, more emphasis on OtoMADs and MMDs as per my recent statement.)

~ MikuMikuDance/MMD ~


Youtube mirror courtesy of Touken Ranbu love!! ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BXOVjcAJIY
Original Video on Niconico (ACCOUNT REQUIRED, MOTHERFUCKERS!) ~ http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm25439614


Youtube mirror courtesy of Touken Ranbu love!! ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIfuzvkRhmI
Original Video on Niconico (ACCOUNT REQUIRED, MOTHERFUCKERS!) ~ http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm25439238


Youtube mirror courtesy of Phanuphon Treesahawirakun ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDnZzytsUFE
Original Video on Niconico (ACCOUNT REQUIRED, MOTHERFUCKERS!) ~ http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm25373350


Youtube mirror courtesy of Touken Ranbu love!! ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fOLgSUpDyY
Original Video on Niconico (ACCOUNT REQUIRED, MOTHERFUCKERS!) ~ http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm25429214


(Official?) Youtube mirror courtesy of nattocheez ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37Ozy9Fg0sQ
Original Video on Niconico (ACCOUNT REQUIRED, MOTHERFUCKERS!) ~ http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm25467297

~ Hand-drawns ~


Youtube mirror courtesy of 五十嵐ルシア ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z2jsoDdTsM
Original Video on Niconico (ACCOUNT REQUIRED, MOTHERFUCKERS!) ~ http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm25510726

~ MAD ~


Youtube mirror courtesy of ドーナッツ ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry1N-VptlUI
Original Video on Niconico (ACCOUNT REQUIRED, MOTHERFUCKERS!) ~ http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm25453308

~ OtoMAD ~


Youtube mirror courtesy of IzzyWuff ALT ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LkxgEmQ-NQ
Original Video on Niconico (ACCOUNT REQUIRED, MOTHERFUCKERS!) ~ http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm25413980


Youtube mirror courtesy of desu forest ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z94bmyn71yQ
Original Video on Niconico (ACCOUNT REQUIRED, MOTHERFUCKERS!) ~ http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm25375788


Youtube mirror courtesy of IzzyWuff ALT ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsMJWChofHU
Original Video on Niconico (ACCOUNT REQUIRED, MOTHERFUCKERS!) ~ http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm25400092


Youtube mirror courtesy of ドーナッツ ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzsN0OFkO0g
Original Video on Niconico (ACCOUNT REQUIRED, MOTHERFUCKERS!) ~ http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm25397343

Will Touken Ranbu either, overshadow Kantai Collection eventually, or become a fluff in the pan? I hope for the latter to be observed in the later days

OK, now I need to think between, first, IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS, or second, Yo-kai Watch X Frozen… No English translation of that phrase for the first one, but now that the meme is fading, I might have to do the second one… Any ideas, me? Guess I’ll just stick to Vocaloid and OtoMAD videos for a while.

And that’s is the entry, now everyone knows! What do I have to do next?
Anyway, see you next post ~meu!

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