Proof that one should never give up getting an official English adaptation of your favourite Japanese game: “Touken Ranbu Online” has announced the opening of its English-language version this January 2021 — six years after the launch of its original Japanese servers.

“Touken Ranbu Online” is a free-to-play browser-based videogame developed by Nitroplus and DMM Games, initially launched in Japan on 14th January 2015. The franchise has been adapted as three anime series, multiple stage musicals and stage plays, and a feature film.

In “Touken Ranbu Online”, you play a “saniwa” or sage who travels back in time to prevent evil forces from messing with the timeline. You have the ability to summon the spirits of legendary swords, characterised as attractive young men, to fight on your behalf.