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Crunchyroll to Stream Samurai Warriors/Sengoku Musou TV Anime

posted on 2015-01-05 19:00 EST
Funimation is also streaming anime of KOEI Tecmo Games' Samurai Warriors (Sengoku Musou) game franchise

Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it will stream the television anime of KOEI Tecmo Games' Samurai Warriors (Sengoku Musou) game franchise. The stream will be available worldwide outside of Asia for members starting on January 11 at 1:35 p.m. EST and free users will be able to watch one week later.

Funimation will also stream the series and will premiere the first episode on January 11.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

Samurai Warriors focuses on the Sanada brothers during the Sengoku era of Japan. In late 16th century, the era of civil war that tore Japan over two centuries is nearing its end and the regional warlords who survived the bloodsheds are ready for a final showdown. In the battlefield where your best ally turns out to be your worst enemy, only the shrewdest can come out alive.

The cast of the series stars:


Takeshi Kusao as Sanada Yukimura



Daisuke Ono as Sanada Nobuyuki



Eiji Takemoto as Ishida Mitsunari



Masaya Takatsuka as Naoe Kanetsugu



Yuko Nagashima as Kunoichi



Makiko Ohmoto as Ina-hime



Satoshi Hino as Ōtani Yoshitsugu



Masaya Matsukaze as Tōdō Takatora



Hideo Ishikawa as Toyotomi Hideyoshi



Tomokazu Sugita as Katō Kiyomasa



Takahiro Fujimoto as Fukushima Masanori



Akio Ohtsuka as Honda Tadakatsu



Jouji Nakata as Tokugawa Ieyasu




Shinichi Yamada as Shima Sakon



Katsuyuki Konishi as Ii Naomasa (seen left) and Maeda Toshiie (right)



Wakana Yamazaki as Nene



Unshou Ishizuka as Hōjō Ujiyasu



Masami Suzuki as Kaihime



Satomi Satou as Hayakawa-dono (Lady Hayakawa)



Nobuyuki Hiyama as Fūma Kotarō (seen above) and Date Masamune (not pictured)

In addition, Ryota Takeuchi will play the roles of both Katakura Kagetsuna and Uesugi Kagekatsu.

Koei Tecmo Games software development head Hisashi Koinuma is serving as chief production supervisor of the series. Kōjin Ochi (La Corda D'Oro - primo passo, Case Closed, Sengoku Musou SP: Sanada no Shou) is directing the series, Yuka Yamada (Neo Angelique Abyss, Mushishi, Black Butler) is handling the series composition, and Aki Tsunaki (Chōyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Uta Koi, Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3: Owari Naki Unmei) is designing the characters. Tezuka Productions and TYO Animations are both animating the series, and NAS is producing the series.

Wagakki Band, a group that combines rock with traditional Japanese instruments and features a vocalist who recites Japanese or Chinese poetry, will perform the opening and ending theme songs.


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