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American Revolution's Guns Star in New Anthro Mobile Game

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Since Touken Ranbu debuted, DMM has been hard at work adapting Japan's many famous swords into attractive male characters while trying to pay respect to each weapon's history. The game has also extended beyond traditional tanto, wakizashi, uchigatana, ootachi, naginata and tachi to include yari, or spears. Fans have asked in the past if the creators have any intention of adding firearms to the game, but so far DMM has stuck to bladed weapons.

Tanegashima (matchlock rifles and pistols) became commonplace in Japanese conflict in the 16th century and were wielded by samurai and soldiers alike. Mobile giant LINE and Marvelous is meeting fan demand by creating its Senjūshi: The Thousand Mobile Musketeers mobile game. The company is taking a page from Cocktail Prince and anthropomorphisizing gun types into attractive men. It also expands outside of Japan's borders. The first four characters are based on firearms used during the American Revolutionary War.

Brown Bess is a British musket with a knight-like personality and a side of tsundere. He promises to protect the player, but only because it's his duty okay? It's not because he has any special feelings for you or anything. The character is voiced by Taku Yashiro.

Charleville is a type of musket and is proud of his friendship with France and overall is pretty proud of his attractive silhouette. He enjoys eating sweets. He's voiced by Shinnosuke Tachibana

Springfield is the first American-manufactured musket. He grew up modeling himself after Charleville, so the two have a brotherly relationship. He notes that he might seem unreliable now but he's sure to grow up into a good guy that can protect his master. He's voiced by Shouta Aoi.

Kentucky is an American-made long rifle and is also becoming so famous that he's inspiring his own song. His motto is taking down enemies in a single blow. Kentucky is confident and also enjoys gun decorating. He's voiced by Yuuki Kaji.

The game is similar to Touken Ranbu where players collect and nuture characters who happen to be reincarnations of guns. The characters are then used to challenge the current world's empire.

The characters are designed by Sakura Kinoshita (They Mythical Detective Loki, Tactics) and Utako Yukihiro (Devils and Realist, BONJOUR Sweet Love Patisserie, B-PROJECT) and Hazuki Futaba (Crimson Empire: Circumstances to Serve a Noble) designed the enemy characters.

The game will have a booth at this year's Comiket 92 and a promotional video is also in the works.

[Via Nijimen]


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