Touken Ranbu Event Report – Underground Treasure Chest 6

Touken Ranbu released another new toudan and he’s a reward character in the ongoing event Underground Treasure Chest 6. 

Completing the event is simple: you make your way through the floors (100 in total) of Osaka Castle defeating monsters, collecting koban, obtaining Houchou Toushirou (you will get him after completing floor 50), as well as obtaining the materials needed for Kiwame.

The event will be from October 18, 2016 to November 8 2016 14:00 Japan Standard Time.
The Perfect Team

There is no level limit or requirement for this event so you can have any toudan in our team. This is also the perfect opportunity to level up your low level swords. In my case, I was able to level up Mikazuki Munechika from level 1 to 30+ upon reaching the 50th floor. Floors 51 onward will have stronger opponents.
If you wish to rush this map, having Ootachis with you or Iwatooshi can help you. Having gold troops (with musketeers, archers, and catapults) is a plus. For those who want to get a higher chance in walking to the resource nodes, be sure to have Tantous on your team. I had Gokotai and Hakata Toushirou on my team so I had a good haul of koban and resources as I went on.
A Test of Patience
Check out my video going through Floor 50 and obtaining the new sword (no retreat since Floor 2)

If you have been a long time Touken Ranbu player, then you would really agree that this event is a test of patience. It will take you like half the day to get to floor 50 (I had lunch and coffee breaks in between) without retreats to the citadel. It gets a bit boring when you’re around floor 20s to 30s because everything starts to become too monotonous and repetitive especially when you have high leveled swords with you. 
A Worthy ‘Underground Treasure Chest’ Event

Unlike the previous ‘Underground Treasure Chest’ events where they only give you a banner and backgrounds for completion, this event is a very generous one giving you lots of koban, Kiwame items, gold troops, as well as help tokens. This is kind of an event that every saniwa shouldn’t miss if you want to get the good stuff. 
Useful tip: Don’t waste your koban. Could be useful in the next events.
Final Verdict

With the new toudan being so cute and the event giving players a lot of goodies, Touken Ranbu’s Underground Treasure Chest 6 event is worth it for those who have the great patience enough to complete it. 
Stay tuned for my Floor 51-100 game report!
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More Sword Boys in Touken Ranbu -Hanamaru-!

I just got back from the Cosplay Mania weekend in Manila and this is one of the announcements that welcome me.

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.

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Touken Ranbu Regiment Battle Event Report – Day 1

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!

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Touken Ranbu Event Campaign- Regiment Battle

Another Touken Ranbu event is upon us! With the event campaign titled Regiment Battle, saniwas are required to collect Otoshimada to attain toudans, the Winter Night background, and the new toudan Hizamaru. Sources also confirmed that there’s a chance that you’ll get Higekiri on the final dance of the Expert map.
For long time Touken Ranbu players, this event campaign is similar to the Monoyoshi Sadamune event when you’re required to collect a certain number of pearls to get him. 
Each player is given 3 passes daily. For those who want to do multiple rounds in a day, you have to pay around 1000 kouban to replenish your passes. Unlike the previous event, saniwas now have the option to switch teams in mid-battle (which is quite useful in completing the waves). Passes are immediately refreshed everyday at 5:00am and 5:00pm Japan Standard Time.
Good luck to those who will be joining this event (I will be writing my event report here soon)! The event duration will be from December 29, 2015 to January 18, 2016 so be sure to use this holiday season to your advantage! Happy Holidays!

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Touken Ranbu Game Update- Low-Level Sword Training Campaign

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!

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Welcome to Swords Boys Hell- Touken Ranbu

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 (?)

First Impressions

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.


Gameplay: 3.5/5
Characters: 4/5
Updates: 3/5
Overall: 4/5

Kogitsunemaru. I call him Doggymaru and he was my first rare sword craft.


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