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GACKT to Star in Live-Action Show of Sengoku Basara Game

posted on by Egan Loo
Kento Hayashi, Kōhei Takeda to also star in July show based on CAPCOM's historical franchise

CAPCOM's historical action game franchise Sengoku Basara is inspiring its first live-action television show next month, and actor/singer GACKT (Fûrin Kazan, New Fist of the North Star, Tono to Issho, Shiki) will star in it as Oda Nobunaga (pictured far right). Sengoku Basara -Moonlight Party- will also star Kento Hayashi (Arakawa Under the Bridge) as Date Masamune (center) and Kōhei Takeda (Hana Zakari no Kimi-tachi e: Ikemen Paradise, Kamen Rider Kiva) as Sanada Yukimura (left). (Historical Japanese names are listed family name first, while modern names are listed family name last.)

Gackt will contribute the ending theme song "Hakuro."

The show will premiere on July 12 on MBS, and it will run every Thursday night at 1:25 a.m. (effectively early Friday morning).

Source: Cinema Today

Update: More information added.

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