Sakura Taisen: Kanadegumi Manga to Bundle Anime DVD

posted on by Egan Loo
Shōjo spinoff of dating/tactical simulators once aimed mainly at male gamers

Japanese publisher Hakusensha lists a limited first edition of Chie Shimada's Sakura Taisen: Kanadegumi manga with a bundled anime DVD for a September 20 release.

Sakura Taisen: Kanadegumi follows a girl named Neko Miyabi and her interactions with five attractive young men. The story takes place in Tokyo and centers on an imperial opera company named Kanadegumi. The manga launched in Hakusensha's Hana to Yume shōjo magazine last November as a two-chapter manga, but then became an regular series this past February.

Since its debut over 15 years ago, Sakura Wars has been a dating simulation/tactical role-playing game franchise aimed primarily at male gamers. The previous entries in the franchise followed the alternate-history adventures of several all-female mechanized task forces — that also perform musicals to maintain their top secret cover.

NIS America, a subsidiary of the game company Nippon Ichi Software, adapted the Sakura Taisen V ~Saraba, Itoshiki Hito yo~ game as Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love, the first Sakura Wars game to be released in North America. There have also been many anime and manga adaptations over the years.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

Update: More information added.

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