Sentai Filmworks Licenses Gakuen Basara: Samurai High School Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Sentai Filmworks announced on Monday that it has acquired exclusive rights to the television anime adaptation of Gakuen Basara, the high school spinoff project based on CAPCOM's Sengoku Basara game franchise, for the United States, Canada, and Latin America. The company plans to release the series via simulcast streaming and home video under the title Gakuen Basara: Samurai High School. Streaming will begin on HIDIVE on October 6 at 9:00 a.m. EDT.
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.
The show will premiere in Japan on TBS on October 4 and then on BS-TBS on October 6.
Minoru Ohara (Glass Fleet, Lupin III: Episode 0 'First Contact') is directing the anime at Brain's 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.
EIGHT OF TRIANGLE will perform the anime's opening theme song "Hokore Kedakaki Utsukushiki, Ikizama o" (Live Proudly, Nobly, and Beautifully). T.M.Revolution (Takanori Nishikawa) is collaborating with rock band Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas on the anime's theme song "Be Affected."
Source: Press release
Update: HIDIVE streaming, subtitled trailer added.
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