Touken Ranbu Online Now Available in English!

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That’s right, y’all, it’s finally time to unleash your inner Saniwa and forge these gorgeous swords as you embark in your Touken Ranbu journey. The English version of Touken Ranbu Online is finally available for all to play and enjoy! 🎉 With the game having been first released back in 2015, it really is a joyous occasion to be able to officially play and support the game.


As you can imagine, when the English release of the game was announced with a portal to pre-register, Johren got A TON of folks registering to ready up for the big day. Oh yeah, if you pre-registered, you were able to get all sorts of goodies today to help you be on a good start to getting your fave sword:


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Don’t worry if you didn’t get to pre-register, though; these items you can still get bit by bit as you play the game! 


Here’s what Johren had to say about Touken Ranbu Online in its release day PR statement:


Touken Ranbu Online is an online, free to play, turn-based, sword raising simulation 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.

It has been dubbed a “Joseimuke” game after it created a sensation in Japan due to its rabid fanbase of women who were drawn to the “Saniwa” (the game’s protagonist), fascinated by the Japanese history, and enticed by the beautiful male characters. It now promises to make waves in the English-speaking gaming community.

The original Japanese version was released in 2015 and built an impressive fanbase of 1.5 million within a year. With this latest version, Johren is seeking to build on its already expansive number of users.

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The game was originally set to have a February 23rd release date, but it was delayed. What a surprise it was for Touken Ranbu fans that several days ago, a new date would pop up, and it was basically right around the corner! There was also supposed to be a media preview prior to the game’s release, which would’ve been nice to have to test and see if the game had any hiccups to fix, but it seems to have been difficult to arrange at the time. 


With the English version of Touken Rabu finally being live, there’s several of events and gifts going on:


Wait… this is actually synced with the events of the Japanese server?! That’s neat, but also really rough on new players, especially new players who haven’t ventured into Touken Ranbu until today. There should’ve been an event that’s friendlier on newcomers so they can ease into the game.


And of course, with the launch of the game, there’s a sale going on right now for items used to forge your darling new swords:


There’s plenty going on, so you’ll have no shortage of stuff to do on your first expedition in Touken Ranbu Online! If you want to play the game and haven’t registered yet, no worries, you can get set up by clicking here. There’s countless guides made available and shared by the wonderful Saniwa who are well-versed in the world of Touken Ranbu, so there’s no shortage of help and assistance! Now, go out there and create your dream sword husbando! 


Keep an eye out on the official English Touken Ranbu Online social media channels to find out more info on the current game events going on and upcoming news:

Until next time! ✨


How far have you gone into Touken Ranbu Online? Have you gotten your dream sword yet? Let me know in the comments!

Touken Ranbu Online to Make Its English Debut!

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Starting 2021 with a bang, the beloved Touken Ranbu Online game is finally getting an English version for all to play and enjoy, courtesy of Johren. No, you are not having a fever dream, this is REAL. Touken Ranbu Online English version is FINALLY gonna be a thing on February 23rd!


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Kashuu Kiyomitsu Gift Plush Review!

Hello, fellow collectors! I’m pretty excited due to receiving Gift’s Kashuu Kiyomitsu plush in the mail not too long ago…and it was worth the wait! The Kashuu Kiyomitsu plush debuted at the second wave of Gift’s Winter Campaign that took place in early January. The plush itself was released at the end of February. Here’s a closer look of the plush and its detailing! Continue reading “Kashuu Kiyomitsu Gift Plush Review!”

Winter Wonder Festival 2016 – Elly’s Picks!

It was a magical time for figure collectors on the first weekend of February; Wonder Festival time was upon us once more! ✨ Wonder Festival (or WonFes for short) is a semi-annual event where people can showcase their garage kits and even sell a limited amount of them. But wait, there’s MORE! Not only are garage kits showcased, but major figure companies make an appearance to announce new figures that are going to be released soon along with showing some of the prototypes. Figure collectors around the world talked about this winter’s event with their favorite picks that they want to add to their collections, so I’d like to do the same. Here are my picks for this winter’s WonFes!

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Gift’s Winter Campaign, Wave 2!

Come one, come all! It’s Gift’s first event of 2016, the 2nd wave of the Winter Campaign! This online event will open up on January 8th at 18:00 JST, and will run until January 18th at 13:00 JST. The event will be the debut of several new plushies along with a few returning items for sale.

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Introducing Orange Rouge: A New Brand Dedicated to Male Characters!

Some exciting news for figure collectors, especially those who collect male figures!  Goodsmile Company and Max Factory have combined their forces to bring us a new figure line dedicated to male characters called Orange Rouge! Though I question why a different brand was needed for male figures rather than just simply producing those products under the normal brand, this at least highlights that they recognize that there is a demand for male characters merchandise, and they’re planning to meet that demand.
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Gift’s Early Summer Campaign to start soon!

Gift’s online shop’s sale event is about to begin real soon, so it’s time to prepare your wallets! A quick update though: Gift tweeted a few days ago that they have added a new plush to the list of items that are going to be on sale…the Mikazuki Munechika plush!

He's here, and he's ready to slay your wallets!
He’s here, and he’s ready to slay your wallets!

Yes, our dear jiji plush will be available for order as part of the Early Summer Campaign! I’m pretty psyched for this, as are many other fans, especially since it was unknown whether this plush was going to be an exclusive to some other event or released normally on shops like AmiAmi. It would be nice if they would release it normally, but knowing how Gift works, it would mostly likely be a webshop exclusive.

Let’s take a closer look at the plush!
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Gift’s Early Summer Campaign!

Gift tweeted early yesterday that they will be holding an online sale event called the Early Summer Campain. The event will be open online from May 15th to May 25th, where people will be able to purchase select exclusive goods from Gift. If you spend over 10,000 yen, shipping will be free, which is pretty nice. This event introduces some new items that haven’t been available before along with some re-releases, so if you’re a fan of Gift’s plushies, it’s worth it to order some of their webshop-exclusive plushies!

There are plenty of items to choose from, but these are the ones I think are worth noting!

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Kashuu Kiyomitsu Nendoroid Up For Order!

Hello, fellow collectors! Last time I talked about the recently-revealed sculpts for some of the nendoroids that GoodSmile Company revealed at the last WonFes. Among them was the recently-painted Kashuu Kiyomitsu nendoroid that is up for pre-order right now! Let’s take a closer look at the little cutie.
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Anticipated Upcoming Nendoroids: Sculpts Revealed!

In the last few months when the winter Wonder Festival (or Wonfes for short) was being held, quite a few nendoroids were announced to be released later on. Now, the actual sculpts of some of them are slowly being revealed. The ones that have been shown are ones that I’ve really been looking forward to!
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