Project Sakura Wars Opening Movie Still

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New Sakura Wars (2019) Trailer Shows Off Guest Character Designs By BUNBUN, Others


Earlier today, Funimation started streaming a new teaser trailer for upcoming PlayStation 4 game Sakura Wars (2019). The one-and-a-half minute trailer offers an overview of the secondary character designs by BUNBUN, Yukiko Horiguchi, and Fumikane Shimada. The teaser is a subtitled edition of a Japanese trailer that Sega streamed on November 20, 2019.

Sakura Wars (2019) will ship worldwide on Sony’s PlayStation 4 console on April 28. The first run of the game will be packaged as a “Launch Edition” that includes a reversible cover and a sticker sheet, as well as the Stage Costume DLC. A digital deluxe edition is also planned, which will include the “Legacy of Love” classic costumes DLC, the Swimsuit Bundle DLC, the Charming Accessories DLC Bundle, the Neko Ears bundle, and a dynamic PS4 theme.

Sakura Wars 2019 US Launch Edition Visual

Sakura Wars 2019 US Digital Deluxe Edition Visual

The title launched in Japan on December 12, 2019. The title, which is available on Sony’s PlayStation 4 console, sold through 166,771 as of January 13, according to Famitsu.

Upcoming anime series Sakura Wars (2019) The Animation will hit Japanese TV on April 3. Funimation will stream the series in North America, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, while Wakanim will offer the show in Europe.

Project Sakura Wars Game VisualThe core voice cast includes:

  • Seijūrō Kamiyama : Yōhei Azakami
  • Sakura Amamiya: Ayane Sakura
  • Hatsuho Shinonome: Maaya Uchida
  • Azami Mochizuki: Hibiku Yamamura
  • Anastasia Palma: Ayaka Fukuhara
  • Claris: Saori Hayami
  • Sumire Kanzaki: Michie Tomizawa
  • Reiji Shiba: Tomikazu Sugita
  • Kaoru Rindou: Yui Ishikawa
  • Komachi Ooba: Ryoko Shiraishi
  • Yang Shaolong: Yuuichirou Umehara
  • Yui Huang: Sumire Uesaka
  • Arthur: Nobunaga Shimazaki
  • Lancelot: Manami Numakura
  • Yasha: Chisa Yokoyama
  • Elise: Nana Mizuki
  • Margarethe: Rie Kugimiya

Bleach creator Tite Kubo provided the original character designs, while Jiro Ishii (Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, Under the Dog) was in charge of the story structure. Series composer Kohei Tanaka (Sakura Wars franchise, One Piece, Mobile Fighter G Gundam) returned to score the game’s soundtrack.

Other staff members include:

  • Script: Takaaki Suzuki (Girls und Panzer, Strike Witches)
  • Setting and Scenario Summary: Takanobu Terada
  • Development Director: Tetsuya Ootsubo
  • Producer: Tetsu Kitano
  • Character Visual Setting: Masashi Kudou
  • Main Mechanical Designer: Mika Akitaka
  • Executive Producer: Haruki Satomi
  • Original Concept: Ohji Hiroi

Sega describes Sakura Wars (2019) as:

The stage is set in a steampunk version of 1940s Imperial Tokyo. Only a short while ago, a cataclysmic event destroyed the Imperial Combat Revue of Tokyo, the capital’s global defense force stationed at the Imperial Theater. Now home to the Flower Division, an inept rookie squad who also strives to impart hope on the citizenry with their theatrical talents, the theater has fallen on hard times and risks closure. It’s up to Seijuro Kamiyama as the captain of the new Tokyo revue to lead his squad and restore the Imperial Combat Revue and the theater back to their former glory! With the help of the revue’s five colorful performers, he must rise to the challenge of competing in the Combat Revue World Games, protecting the inhabitants of Tokyo and getting the theater back on track.

Source: Twitter (Funimation)

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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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