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Anime Spotlight - Gakuen Basara: Samurai High School

by ANN Staff,
Premieres October 4, 2018


A heated battle is once again revving up at Basara Academy between baseball star, Masamune Date, and soccer ace, Yukimura Sanada.

What's more, ever since student council chairman, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, received a suspension, leaving the seat up for grabs, a host of class "warlords" have become embroiled in a quest for supreme power.

Amid Ieyasu Tokugawa's appeals to bonds of kinship and Mitsunari Ishida's fervor to defeat him, who will wrest ultimate control of the domain in "troubled" times?

Let's Study!!

Basara High School jumps into the fray!

Character Names & Descriptions

Masamune Date

Voice: Kazuya Nakai

Class: 1-1
Club: Baseball
Best Subject: English
Worst Subject: Math

Former leader of Oshu Middle School and current captain of the baseball club. He is the team's ace, and he dons the #4 jersey. He spends most of his days fighting against soccer club captain Yukimura Sanada for the right to use the field for club activities.

Yukimura Sanada

Voice: Sōichiro Hoshi

Class: 1-1
Club: Soccer
Best Subject: Japanese History
Worst Subject: English

The passionate ace striker on the soccer team and Date Masamune's rival. He respects his teacher Shingen Takeda from the bottom of his heart.

Kojuro Katakura

Voice: Toshiyuki Morikawa

Class: 2-1
Club: Baseball
Best Subject: Home Economics
Worst Subject: Science

The catcher on the baseball team who is there to support Masamune. He shows his manly side on the baseball team, but also has an unexpected passion for growing vegetables.

Sasuke Sarutobi

Voice: Takehito Koyasu

Class: 2-1
Club: Soccer/Newspaper
Best Subject: Information
Worst Subject: Physics

A soccer team member who supports Yukimura, He is also an active member of the newspaper club. Sasuke searches for new scoops on the daily, and as such is one of the best sources for information within the academy.

Ieyasu Tokugawa

Voice: Toshiki Masuda

Class: 1-2
Club: Student council (candidate for president)
Best Subject: Japanese language
Worst Subject: Science

In order to make a school filled with the bonds of friendship, he leads a revolt to impeach Hideyoshi from the student council, and even nominates himself to be the new student council president. It's due to this that his former friend Mitsunari does not think highly of him at all.

Mitsunari Ishida

Voice: Tomokazu Seki

Class: 1-2
Club: Student Council (candidate for president)
Best Subject: Physics
Worst Subject: Morals

Mitsunari despises Ieyasu, his former friend who seeks to take the student council president throne away from Mitsunari's dear comrade Toyotomi Hideyoshi. As such, he is very competitive with him. Swearing to regain Toyotomi's right to be president, he jumps into the fray of the student council election.

Keiji Maeda

Voice: Masakazu Morita

Class: 1-1
Best Subject: World History
Worst Subject: Math

A wanderer who came back to school after taking a break for some time. He fell in love with Magoichi, and is head-over-heels for her.

Motochika Chosokabe

Voice: Ryūzō Ishino

Class: 1-4
Club: None (is a gang leader)
Best Subject: Art
Worst Subject: Home Economics

The gang leader in charge of Basara High School. A reliable guy, those around him call him "Bro." He doesn't get along with Motonari at all, and they fight like dogs and cats. The name of his beloved motorcycle is "The Fugaku."

Motonari Mori

Voice: Shigeru Nakahara

Class: 1-4
Club: Woodwind Club
Best Subject: Music
Worst Subject: Phys-Ed

The club president of the woodwind club, and a perfectionist when it comes to performing on his instrument. He has a very calm personality, but he throws CD-ROMs at his pawns (club members) when they mess up when playing.


Masamune Date
Kazuya Nakai
Yukimura Sanada
Sōichiro Hoshi
Kojuro Katakura
Toshiyuki Morikawa
Sasuke Sarutobi
Takehito Koyasu
Ieyasu Tokugawa
Toshiki Masuda
Mitsunari Ishida
Tomokazu Seki
Keiji Maeda
Masakazu Morita
Motochika Chosokabe
Ryūzō Ishino
Motonari Mori
Shigeru Nakahara
Natsuko Kuwatani
Mamiko Noto
Ami Koshimizu
Yūko Kaida
Toshiie Maeda
Tomohiro Tsuboi
Nagamasa Azai
Kouji Tsujitani
Hanbei Takenaka
Akira Ishida
Hideyoshi Toyotomi
Ryōtarō Okiayu
Magoichi Saika
Sayaka Ōhara
Kenshin Uesugi
Romi Park
Shingen Takeda
Tesshō Genda
Mitsuhide Akechi
Shō Hayami
Nobunaga Oda
Norio Wakamoto


Original Creator
CAPCOM ("Gakuen Basara")
Original Story Supervisor
Hiroyuki Kobayashi (CAPCOM), Makoto Yamamoto (CAPCOM)
Minoru Ōhara
Series Composition
Kōji Miura
Character Design
Haruhito Takada
Chief Animation Director
Naoki Aisaka
Art Director
Kazuhiro Arai
Prop Design
Hiroshi Ogawa
Color Key
Yuuko Fukuda
Director of Photography
Yorinobu Oda
Yasutaka Ikeda
Sound Director
Yoshikazu Iwanami
Sound Production
Dax Production
Akiyuki Tateyama (High Kick Entertainment)
Background Music Production
High Kick Entertainment
Animation Production
Brain's Base
Theme Song:
"Be Affected"
performed by Takanori Nishikawa × Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas
Opening Theme Song:
"Hokore Kedakaki Utsukushiki, Ikizama wo" (Be Proud of Your Noble & Beautiful Way of Life)
performed by EIGHT OF TRIANGLE

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