It’s been revealed that the second episode of Touken Ranbu -Hanamaru- will have new sword boys that will play major roles the story. Their significance in the episode has not been revealed so far, but the new sword boys line-up is something worth anticipating (especially if you’ve played the popular mobile game).
The following swords to be featured in Episode 2 are the following: Doutanuki Masakuni, Nakigitsune, Midare Toushirou, Aizen Kinotoshi, Tsurumaru Kunikaga, and Akita Toushirou.
For those who are not aware yet, Touken Ranbu is having an event which allows saniwas to get the two new swords when they reach the total point requirement of 50,000 and successfully clearing the final map. You can find the basic info about the event here.
In this post, I’ll be sharing my first day report to serve as a guide for players who will be taking part in this campaign. Remember that all the info that I’ll be sharing here is based from my personal experience and it can be different from the others. Nevertheless, I hope this guide will serve as a great help for you in completing this event. There’s no harm in trying!
To be able to sortie into the event maps, all you need to do is to just click on the banner that is located above the default sortie maps. There are three maps which go from Easy to Expert difficulty and in every completed stage, you earn points (Otoshimada). Remember that the higher the difficulty you’re going to sortie in, the more points you’ll earn.
|Sadly, Iwatooshi has failed me in this event ;-;|
I would suggest that you use your high leveled Wakizashis, Tantous, and Uchigatanas for this event. Though the other sword types (especially Iwatooshi) are also useful in this event, they don’t really deal a lot of damage to the higher level monsters in the expert map. But if you like, you can still bring him or the other multi-enemy hitting toudans like Hotarumaru, Taroutachi, Otegine, Ishikirimaru, etc. to at least take away the enemy troops.
You must always equip gold troops in this map (don’t worry since both your sword damage and troop damage will not be affected upon your return to the citadel). So for short, your swords and troops will not break. Having gold archers, catapults, and musketeers are very useful too for the first kills.
So as of December 30, 2015, I have gathered a total of 450 points. Which means I have like 49550 points to go in order to get the new toudan.
Onwards to day 2!
The developers of the popular DMM browser game Touken Ranbu have officially announced that a new event is going to happen very soon.
In order for saniwas to prepare for the upcoming event, a temporary training campaign is launched in over for your low-level toudans to grind all the way to level 40. This is also the perfect opportunity to level up your low-level Tantous and Wakizashis (which in my personal theory might be the needed sword requirements) in time for the upcoming event.
This campaign will be active from December 15, 2015 until Christmas Day. So be sure to use this time to fast level your swords.
For the guidance of players, if you click on the white banner in the “sortie” page at top of the map selections, it will lead you to the campaign event maps. The first map is only limited to level 1-30 toudans. Any toudan with a level of 31 or more, the whole team will not receive any experience after completing a node. Same goes to the second map with a level 40 limit.
Good luck to all of us Saniwas and for the next event!
I feel that this greeting is quite appropriate for this post: “Welcome to Sword Boys Hell!“
Touken Ranbu is a popular browser game created by DMM Games and Nitroplus where users assume the role of saniwa who is sent to the past to obtain and craft “sword boys” to fight evil monsters. It’s considered by many as the gender-counterpart of Kantai Collection where the characters are anthropomorphized World War II warships in the form of girls.
Ever since its release in early 2015, Touken Ranbu has been one of DMM’s popular games where majority of the players are women. Various Tourabu merchandise have been produced this year as well as a wide fanbase with a great number of doujins regularly released in conventions. The characters in the game can also be found in the popular Bushiroad card game, Cardfight!! Vanguard and a musical based on the online browser game is also produced and ran its first theater previews last October 2015.
|His Name is Mikazuki Munechika. He is an old man. A sexy old man…and he can never be yours (?)|
I got into the game around March-April and it was also the time where the game was still in its grand hype and users always anticipate for the new servers to be opened. In my case, it took me around an hour to get into the game because of the massive volume of players who wanted to go into “sword boys hell”. But if you want to play the game now, there’s no need to pressure yourself because the developers are regularly expanding their old servers for new players.
I have to be honest here: the game just clicked– probably due to how handsome and adorable the characters are. The menu and gameplay are quite easy to navigate. Though it’s all in Japanese text, there are online guides to help you out so you don’t really have a problem going through the game and you’ll get used to it eventually.
The game can only be played in Japan so you need a Japanese IP address to play it. Due to this restriction, I won’t put instructions on how to get into the game (but there are step-by-step guides available in other sources so I suggest you go through them instead). The other downside of this game is that it’s too easy to complete the missions and requirements. Even the monthly events are quite easy to accomplish compared to Kantai Collection where it’s takes you almost a trip to heaven and hell to finish the event maps.
Now because of the great popularity of the game characters, it’s expected that a lot of cosplayers portray these characters with great accuracy. Sadly, there are some who took advantage of this hype and just cosplay the toudans without even knowing the said game characters.
Though the game updates and events are getting too easy and monotonous for me, Touken Ranbu is still a great browser game to play. I just love the feeling of leveling up my sword boys and I hope the developers would provide better updates for old and new players to anticipate in. Good luck in getting Jiji though.
|Nakigitsune is my favorite sword in the game. It breaks my heart that people mistaken him for Kaneki Ken from Tokyo Ghoul.|
|Kogitsunemaru. I call him Doggymaru and he was my first rare sword craft.|