New Sakura Wars Game Gets Stage Play in Spring 2020
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sega announced on Sunday at Tokyo Game Show that its Shin Sakura Taisen (Project Sakura Wars in English) game is getting a stage play adaptation. The play, titled Shin Sakura Taisen the Stage, will star former Cheeky Parade member Yūna Sekine as Sakura Amamiya. The play will debut in spring 2020.
The event also revealed a music video for the character Sakura Amamiya (voiced by Ayane Sakura), featuring the song "Otome nan desu yo."
The game will launch for the PlayStation 4 in Japan on December 19, and in the West in spring 2020. The game will take place in the 29th year of the fictionalized "Taisho" period of the franchise in the capital of Tokyo, taking place 12 years after Sakura Wars V. Japan's actual Taisho period only lasted for 15 years, and the kanji used to write "Taisho" in Sakura Wars is different from the kanji used for the real Taisho period.
The game's protagonist is Seijuro Kamiyama, and it follows him as he leads a "New Imperial Assault Force" as Kouma once again appear in the capital, and as Assault Forces are created in towns all over the world.
Bleach manga creator Tite Kubo is the main character designer for the new game, but the game has other character designers for other characters, including Yukiko Horiguchi (K-ON!, Tamako Market) for the Shanghai Assault Force characters, BUNBUN (Izetta: The Last Witch, Sakura Quest) for the London Assault Force characters, and Humikane Shimada (Girls und Panzer, Strike Witches) for the Berlin Assault Force characters.
Kōhei Tanaka is returning to the franchise to compose the music, Jirō Ishii (Under the Dog, BBK/BRNK, Monster Strike the Animation anime, 428: Shibuya Scramble and 'Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors' games) is in charge of story composition, and Ouji Hiroi is credited with the original work.