Touken Ranbu (刀剣乱舞) is an online web browser game by DMM and Nitroplus. Players assume the role of a Saniwa sage (審神者) who travels into the past to defeat evil forces that are trying to change the course of history. As a sage, you have the ability to breathe life into inanimate objects, including famous historical swords. Your duty is to bring these blades to life, create an army, and defeat the enemies! (Basically Touken Ranbu is a gender-swapped clone of the game Kantai Collection, also by DMM, which anthropomorphizes historical warships as young girls.)
Anyone with interest in actually playing Touken Rabu, which I kind of am, should take a look at this.
So some backstory here, because I got into the nendoroid game late, I missed his preorder availability on the Good Smile Company online store, and at first I was like, oh, okay, he’s cute, but I guess I missed him and that’s okay? But then, I saw that they had a whole bunch of other Touken Ranbu nendoroids coming up, and my mind switched gears immediately to being all like, shit, now I need my jiji-san because then I can have a proper actual collection, right? right-o.
And thus the great hunt for Mikazuki Munechika began… and I noticed that it wasn’t possible to find him available for reservation anywhere, be it Japanese online stores or even local shops. I was desperate and I almost wanted to give up on getting him, because the only place I saw him available was at Play-Asia, retailing for approximately 90 bucks, and fuck, I’m into nendoroids, but 90 bucks without considering shipping? Sorry, old man. Guess this song will now be my theme tune:
Since I’m collecting them all as they come out, here’s what I will be receiving over the long months of waiting because preordering is the only way I can sleep peacefully at night without wearing out my F5 key:
– 518 Kashu Kiyomitsu (Sept 2015)
– 525 Kogitsunemaru (Nov 2015)
– 540 Tsurumaru Kuninaga (Dec 2015)
– 557 Shokudaikiri Mitsutada (March 2016)