Ever wonder what will happen if legendary figures from Japan’s Sengoku era became modern-day high school students? Well, it seems that we might just find out as TBS has revealed a new Sengoku Basara spin-off, Gakuen Basara. They also launched a new official website which reveals a brand new teaser visual:
In this new anime, it will feature Sengoku figures like Date Masamune and Sanada Yukimura as high school students. As for its story, it seems that it will be revolving around a school’s student council elections. Specifically, Date Masamune and Sanada Yukimura battle to replace Toyotomi Hideyoshi as the new Student Council President. Kazuhiro Nakai reprises his role as Date Masamune, who this time is his school’s 1st-year baseball ace. Meanwhile, Souichiro Hoshi will be voicing soccer team ace, Sanada Yukimura.
Brain’s Base will be animating the project, with Minoru Ohara at its helm as the director. And since they are basing it on CAPCOM’s bestselling game, the company’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi and Makoto Yamamoto are supervising,
TBS announced the new series back in 1st April, and because of this, people thought it was an April Fool’s joke. However, they have confirmed that this is an actual legit TV anime series. Expect the staff to announce more details in the future.