‘Katsugeki Touken Ranbu’ Review

Thanks to Madman, we got to see the epic series Katsugeki Touken Ranbu on Blu-ray.

The series follows a group of elite sword warriors leaded by Izuminokami Kanesada, who can travel across time in order to stop a mysterious supernatural treat from the future known as the Time Retrograde Army whose goal is alter history and unleash chaos in the world.

Katsugeki Touken Ranbu is a weird mix of supernatural and medieval themes, a kind of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” meets “Samurai Champloo” that, without the proper approach, could have been a huge failure. Thankfully this is not the case as Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu is an epic, action-packed rollercoaster full of great characters, blood and a stunning mix of traditional and digital animation that works perfectly, especially when showcasing the nasty evil warriors from the Time Retrograde Army.

The storyline, despite getting a bit confusing at times, manages to keep viewers stuck to their seats, with so many questions begging to be answered and new groups of warriors are introduced to battle, making this series a fun ride from beginning to its “end”.

Katsugeki Touken Ranbu is out now from Madman. Get your copy here.