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Hakuōki Shinsengumi Game Franchise Gets Live-Action Adaptation

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Franchise's Hakuōki SSL spinoff game previously inspired live-action series, film

Otomate announced during its "Otomate Party 2019" event on Sunday that its Hakuōki game franchise is inspiring a live-action drama adaptation. The event also announced that Otomate's Hakuōki Shinkai: Tsukikage no Shō Nintendo Switch game is slated for September 26.

Hakuōki Shinkai: Tsukikage no Shō and Hakuōki Shinkai: Ginsei no Shō are new games in Otomate's Hakuōki series. Hakuōki Shinkai: Ginsei no Shō is also slated for Switch.

The story of the game franchise and its anime adaptations centers around the historical Shinsengumi samurai group in Kyoto during the 19th century.

The franchise's Hakuōki SSL ~sweet school life~ high school spinoff game has also inspired a live-action TV series, a musical, and a live-action film.

Idea Factory International released the Hakuōki: Kyoto Winds game in North America and Europe in May 2017 for the PlayStation Vita, and later released the game for PC via Steam in August 2017. Idea Factory International released Hakuōki: Edo Blossoms for the PS Vita in March 2018 in North America and Europe. The game also launched for the PC via Steam in the same month.

The newest stage musical in the franchise debuted in April.

Source: Famitsu.com via Nijimen

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