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Gakuen Basara Gets Main Cast, & A New Key Visual

These samurai kings are taking on their biggest challenge yet… high school!

Earlier today, the official Gakuen Basara anime website updated the show’s main cast, as well as a key visual. We break the details down below.

Key Visual

The image sees Date Masamune and Yukimura Sanada posing on a tree, which is lush with green leaves.

Gakuen Basara Character Visual


The series will star the following:

  • Date Masamune: Kazuya Nakai
  • Sanada Yukimura: Sōichiro Hoshi
  • Katakura Kojūrō: Toshiyuki Morikawa
  • Sarutobi Sasuke: Takehito Koyasu
  • Maeda Keiji: Masakazu Morita
  • Motochika Chōsokabe: Ryuuzou Ishino
  • Motonari Mōri: Shigeru Nakahara

All seven characters are reprising their roles from other Sengoku Basara entries. Visuals for the characters were also revealed, which you can check out below:

Gakuen Basara is a spinoff from Sengoku Basara. The series will be directed by Minoru Ohara (Lupin III: Episode 0 ‘First Contact’, Glass Fleet) at Brains Base, with Haruhito Takada (Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge, Kaiji) providing character designs. Kouji Miura (Examurai Sengoku) is in charge of series composition.

Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi and Makoto Yamamoto will serve as supervisors.

Sengoku Basara began its life in 2005 as a PlayStation 2 game. The title was releaesd in the west as Devil Kings. The title received six sequels through 2014, as well as a spinoff in 2016. The franchise received an anime TV series by Production I.G. in the Spring 2009 broadcast season.

Sources: Otakomu, Ota-suke, Comic Natalie

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