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Konami's Sengoku Collection Social Game Gets TV Anime (Updated)

posted on 2011-12-20 16:56 EST
Female re-imagining of famous warlords in anime version

Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is announcing that a television anime adaptation of Konami's Sengoku Collection social networking service game has been green-lit for next spring. The story is set in the tumultuous Sengoku Era of historical Japan, when military masters circle the figurative throne of Japan's first shogunate. In the game, "God of War Cards" have been sealed in six hidden treasures, and fighting breaks out among those who seek the treasures. As a new military master, the player embarks on a journey to obtain the treasures by clearing quests and fighting bosses.

The anime's main character is a female re-imagining of the great warlord Oda Nobunaga (pictured below right). Another major character is the female version of Tokugawa Ieyasu (pictured top left), the first shogun of Japan.

Konami now claims the Sengoku Collection game has a user base of more than 2.5 million.

[Via Yaraon!]

Update: Other anime and manga franchises that have re-imaginined the Sengoku-era figures as female characters include Battle Girls - Time Paradox (Sengoku Otome - Momoiro Paradox).

Update 2: More information about the game added.

Update 3: The official website has been updated with the following staff list:

Director: Keiji Gotoh
Music Director: Yō Yamada
Script Supervisor: Shijūrō Mitaka
Character Design: Katsunori Shibata
Animation Production: Brains Base
Production: NAS

Image © Konami Digital Entertainment, NAS/Sengoku Collection Production Committee

* Current committee members as of the end of November 2011

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