Sega’s new Shin Sakura Taisen (Project Sakura Wars in English) finally hits Japan today. And now, the staff have finally revealed new details on the TV anime, Shin Sakura Taisen the Animation, with a new PV:
The TV anime will premiere sometime in April 2020. The staff also confirmed that the anime will be following the game’s story, and will also introduce the Moscow Assault Force. They also promised to reveal more details during their next Sakura Wars project livestream.
Sanjigen will be handling the animation production, with Sword Art Online Alicization’s Manabu Ono directing the series. Kohei Tanaka, who has worked on the franchise since 1996, will be working on the anime’s musical production as well. The cast from the game will be reprising their roles in the anime as well. The cast includes:
- Ayane Sakura as Sakura Amamiya
- Youhei Azakami as Seijūrou Kamiyama
- Maaya Uchida as Hatsuho Shinonome
- Saori Hayami as Clarissa Snowflake
- Hibiku Yamamura as Azami Mochizuki
- Ayaka Fukuhara as Anastasia Palma
As for the game, it’s titled Shin Sakura Taisen (Project Sakura Wars). Its new story is set in Tokyo, 12 years after the events of Sakura Wars V. It will follow protagonist Seijurou Kamiyama as he leads a “New Imperial Assault Force” to fight against the re-emerging Kouma. It is now available in Japan for the PlayStation 4. An international release will be coming soon, in spring 2020.
Source: @Sakura_Taisen Twitter Page