Yasuko Kobayashi Writes Screenplay for Upcoming Touken Ranbu Movie
It was announced that Yasuko Kobayashi, who is known for writing various screenplays for Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, GARO, and more tokusatsu series write the screenplay for the upcoming film: Touken Ranbu the Movie.
Touken Ranbu is a browser-based video game where users collect cards of the humanized versions of various swords. More than two million have registered to play since its release in 2015 and by 2016, the game exceeded 5 million downloads. The series has grown into an anime series Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru and a long-running stage play.
Hiroki Suzuki, who portrayed Kazuma Kendate/Kamen Rider Blade in Kamen Rider Decade, will be reprising his stage play role as Mikazuki Munechika.
Saiji Yakumo, who directed the live action tv show of the manga adapation Mars: Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru, will be directing the film.
Touken Ranbu the Movie is scheduled to be released in 2019.