Touken Ranbu Online is Making its English Language Debut

Online PC gaming platform, Johren has announced that they will make the super popular Japanese joseimuke game, Touken Ranbu available in English on April 27th, 2021!! The English Release has been postponed. The tentative release date has not been announced yet. Touken Ranbu Online is a free to play, turn-based, sword raising simulation game developed by Nitroplus and DMM Game, that centers around a sage who must battle an evil entity trying to alter history with the help of anthropomorphized swords that transform into heroic, sword-wielding men.

Originally released in 2015, Touken Ranbu has amassed an impressive fanbase of 1.5 million within its first year! The game is especially popular among women, due to its supporting cast of attractive male characters and has been adapted into three anime series, stage musicals, stage plays, and a feature film.

Touken Ranbu is a sword raising online simulation game featuring Touken Danshi (lit. Sword Men) , the historical swords. 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 Saniwa’s mission is to 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), and create unique sword battalions to prevent the history revisionists from changing the past.

Game Story

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. Thus, created as the Tsukumogami, Saniwa 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, Wakizashi, Uchigatana, Tachi, Otachi, Naginata, Yari and Tsurugi. 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

Touken Ranbu Online Main Characters

Though there are many other Sword Men that players can obtain throughout the gameplay, all players begin their journey in the game with the following starter Touken Danshi:

©2015 EXNOA LLC/Nitroplus

Special swords like Mikazuki Munechika can be obtained through a process known as Smithing, where players combine collected resources to create new swords.

©2015 EXNOA LLC/Nitroplus

Mikazuki Munechika

CV: Kosuke Toriumi

Pre-Registration Bonus

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


Coolant, whetstone, charcoal, steel, request tokens, and help tokens are all resources that players can utilize when smithing or repairing 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.

©2015 EXNOA LLC/Nitroplus

Touken Ranbu Opening Trailer

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

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2 thoughts on “Touken Ranbu Online is Making its English Language Debut

  1. I AM SO EXCITED!!! Bless you for all this info (I did NOT realize we started with all the Toudan in the promo image, woohoo! Don’t have to choose! 😂), most especially for including THAT photo of Mikazuki Munechika. I’m gonna be working on smithing him up so hard! 😍

    1. YES!!! Me too!! Yeah its great that we get to start with a set of starter swords because (help me if I have to figure out how to smith for them LOL)

      Girl YES that photo is LIFE!!

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