TBS Reveals October Premiere for Gakuen Basara Anime, 2019 Premiere for Kazuki Akane's Hoshiai no Sora
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Japanese television broadcaster TBS announced during its panel at Anime Expo on Thursday that the television anime adaptation of Gakuen Basara, a high school spinoff project based on CAPCOM's Sengoku Basara game franchise, will premiere in October. TBS noted that it will reveal details about distribution in the United States at a later date.
TBS also revealed that 8-Bit (Encouragement of Climb, Rewrite, Infinite Stratos, Tokyo Ravens, Knight's & Magic) and Kazuki Akane's (Escaflowne series and film, Code Geass: Akito the Exiled, Birdy the Mighty: Decode, Noein - to your other self) new original anime project is tentatively titled Hoshiai no Sora (Sky Where Stars Meet), and will debut in 2019.
The Gakuen Basara school battle comedy parody reimagines the Warring States Era warriors of CAPCOM's action game franchise as rival students in a modern high school. Date Masamune and Sanada Yukimura battle to replace Toyotomi Hideyoshi as the next student council president. The project published several official comic anthologies between 2007 and last year.
Minoru Ohara (Glass Fleet, Lupin III: Episode 0 'First Contact') is directing the anime at Brains Base, and Kouji Miura (Examurai Sengoku) is in charge of the series scripts. Haruhito Takada (Kaiji) is designing the characters. CAPCOM's Hiroyuki Kobayashi and Makoto Yamamoto are supervising from the original work.
Akane is in charge of the original work and scenario for Hoshiai no Sora, and is also directing the project. Illustrator Itsuka is in charge of the project's original character designs. The staff are working now on the storyboard for the first "episode" in the project. The work will center on the drama of children going through puberty.
The poster for TBS Anime Festa features the anime.
Source: TBS' Anime Expo panel (Kyle Cardine)