Ikki Tousen Extra Burst Smartphone Game's Promo Video Previews Gameplay, Characters
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Marvelous began streaming on Thursday the first promotional video for Ikki Tousen Extra Burst, the new smartphone game based on the Ikki Tousen franchise. The video previews the gameplay and characters.
The game will have an original story and over 40 characters, including Masumi Asano as Hakufu Sonsaku, Yuko Kaida as Shimei Ryomō, Hitomi Nabatame as Unchō Kan-u, Akeno Watanabe as Hōsen Ryofu, Kei Shindou as Gentoku Ryūbi, Yuu Asakawa as Shiryū Chō-un, Mai Kadowaki as Kōmei Shokatsuryou, Eri Kitamura as Myōsai Kakōen, and Ayaka Ohashi as Chūbou Sonken.
The game is slated to launch for iOS and Android devices in spring.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Yuji Shiozaki's original Ikki Tousen (Battle Vixens) manga. The story centers on Hakufu Sonsaku, a high school student who possesses a magatama that allows her to channel the spirit of the warrior Sun Ce from China's Three Kingdoms era. She fights students from other high schools, each bearing their own magatama and embodying a different hero from the era.
Shiozaki launched the manga in Wani Books' Monthly Comic Gum magazine in 2000, and serialized it in the magazine until it suspended publication in May 2015. Shiozaki then continued to serialize the manga on the Monthly Comic Gum website, which was renamed WEB Comic Gum, until August 2015.
Shiozaki launched the Shin Ikki Tousen manga in Shonengahosha's Young King Ours magazine in 2015, and the third compiled book volume shipped on April 23. A spinoff, Ikki Tousen Gaiden, launched in Shonengahosha's new Young King BULL magazine in 2018.
The manga has inspired four television anime and six OVAs. Ikki Tousen: Western Wolves, the newest anime in the franchise, shipped on home video in Japan in February 2019.