Sakura Wars: Kanadegumi's Anime Music Video Streamed

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"Enbukyoku, Kimi ni" theme of female-oriented spinoff from dating/tactical simulation games

Sega began streaming the animated music video for the Sakura Taisen: Kanadegumi (Sakura Wars: Performing Division) project's theme song, "Enbukyoku, Kimi ni" (A Waltz, For You) on Tuesday.

The project began as the first major spinoff aimed at female players for the Sakura Wars game franchise. The story follows the young woman's relationship with five attractive young men in an imperial opera company named Kanadegumi in Tokyo. Chie Shimada launched the manga version in Hakusensha's Hana to Yume shōjo magazine last November as a two-chapter manga, but then became a regular series this past February. The project has since inspired an anime DVD last month and a stage play next month.

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. The games' voice actresses reprised their roles in real-life stage musicals that lasted long after the main game series ended.

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