Ryota Takeuchi, Juurouta Kosugi, Unshou Ishizuka Join Sengoku Musou Special's Cast

posted on 2014-02-10 07:41 EST by Sarah Nelkin
Story also unveiled for March 21 anime special adapting Tecmo Koei's fighting franchise

The official website for the Sengoku Musou SP: Sanada no Shou (Samurai Warriors Special: Sanada's Chapter) television anime special unveiled three new cast members and the story of the special on Monday. The anime adapts Tecmo KOEI's Sengoku Musou (Samurai Warriors) video games.

Ryota Takeuchi, Juurouta Kosugi, and Unshou Ishizuka are joining the cast as Uesugi Kagekatsu, Oda Nobunaga, and the narrator respectively. The former two are returning as their roles from the game, while Unshou Ishizuka acted as the narrator in one title.

The story revolves around the Sanada brothers in their youth. Nobuyuki and Yukimura swear to each other to protect the influential Sanada clan. However, thinking of how to best continue the Sanada clan, Yukimura makes a decision, and meets with Mitsunari Ishida and Naoe Kanetsugu at the location he arrived at. On the other hand, his elder brother Nobuyuki must worry about the selfish demands made by the Tokugawa clan.

Kōjin Ochi (Case Closed, La Corda d'Oro Blue Sky) is directing the special at the studio TYO Animations. Yuka Yamada (Mushi-shi, Himawari!) is writing the scripts, while Aki Tsunaki (Chōyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Uta Koi, Miracle Train - Ōedo-sen e Yōkoso) is in charge of character designs. Sengoku Musou game series producer Hisashi Koinuma is supervising the anime.

The rest of games' voice cast is returning with Takeshi Kusao as Yukimura Sanada, Daisuke Ono as Nobuyuki Sanada, Masaya Takatsuka as Kanetsugu Naoe, Eiji Takemoto as Mitsunari Ishida, Yuko Nagashima as Kunoichi, Makiko Ohmoto as Inahime (Ina), Akio Ohtsuka as Tadakatsu Honda, and Jouji Nakata as Ieyasu Tokugawa.

A Blu-ray Disc of the anime will also be bundled in the 9,800-yen (about US$98) premium box for the PlayStation 3 game Sengoku Musou 4 (Samurai Warriors 4) when it ships (after a delay) on March 20.

The special will premiere on TV Tokyo on March 21.

Images © 2013 KOEI Tecmo Games / Sengoku Musou SP: Sanada no Shou Production Committee

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