Nippon Dakkan Project: What We Know So Far On the New (Sakura Taisen) RPG By DelightWorks (Updated)

Just like Project Black, Nippon Dakkan by DelightWorks will be fully revealed on September 2, probably as a Sakura Wars game.

By Iyane Agossah

September 1, 2020

DelightWorks announced on August 27 a new iOS, Android game, which is currently only code named as project Nippon, Dakkan (Reclaim Japan). A short teaser was published, and is included further below. It’s not as obvious as with Project Black, but seeing what DelightWorks published so far, it’s likely that Nippon Dakkan is related to Sega’s Sakura Wars / Sakura Taisen franchise. For now, on its official site, the game’s actual name is hidden. It’ll launch in Fall 2020.

In the announcement tweet, DelightWork described the (possible Sakura Wars) RPG as a coming-of-age story about “incomplete” maidens, who never give up on their dreams and each have something they wish to reclaim. They fight to reclaim *** Japan. The *** part being hidden.

The game will be fully revealed by DelightWorks on September 2 at 2000 JST via a YouTube stream. (Click here for a time conversion table.) This is also when Sega will fully reveal Project Black, so we’re using the same table.

Nippon, Dakkan Teaser Trailer Reveal

Following the announcement, DelightWorks has these past few days revealed on Twitter short gameplay videos featuring female main characters appearing in the game. Note that the characters’ profiles on the official site are purposefully incomplete, and will stay so until the September 2 reveal. So we’ll translate the full profiles when we get them, in another article. For now, we included below each characters’ names and their seiyuu, along with the gameplay sequences:

Shino Sakura, voiced by Moeka Kishimoto:

Asebi Mikohama, voiced by Yuuko Natsuyoshi:

Fuuka Aoshima, voiced by Ayu Matsuura:

More characters were teased with silhouettes, we’ll get to them when the game is fully revealed. Their names and seiyuu are listed too: Mana Juujigai (voiced by Saki Minami), Tsutsuji Takasaki (Ai Yamaguchi), Benishi Hijikata (Reina Ueda), and Mitsuha Mogami (Karin Takahashi).

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Judging from the currently purposefully incomplete story summary, Nippon Dakkan project is taking place in the 2000s, in the future of a certain world, most probably the Sakura Taisen world. While its hidden, we can also see the game uses a specific calendar, like Sakura Taisen. Moreover, Sega already teased more Sakura Wars to come. We’ll know for sure on September 2.

Lastly, DelightWorks announced Hololive VTuber Fubuki Shirakami will be the “Official Ambassador” of the project and will hold a stream live on her channel on September 2 at 1930 JST, thirty minutes before the reveal.

Fubuki Shirakami is one of the most popular VTubers so this is definitely a move by DelightWorks (and maybe Sega) to make this (maybe new Sakura Wars) game popular with younger generations. DelightWorks has a reputation by itself too as the developer of FGO.

We’ll be covering the Nippon Dakkan reveal, the Fubuki Shirakami stream, and the Project Black stream, as I’ll try my best to activate Otoshigami Mode, so be sure to check DualShockers on September 2.

Update: On September 1, DelightWorks revealed two new characters on Twitter. These are the commanders and most probably the protagonists the players will be able to pick:

The female version is Yura Ooishi (voiced by Hinako Takahashi) and the male version is Yoshitaka Ooishi (Koutaro Nishiyama).

Update 2: Here’s the YouTube page of the first stream with Fubuki Shirakami. And here’s the official reveal stream. It’ll feature the seiyuu Moeka Kishimoto and Ayu Matsuura.

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Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He plays Genshin Impact for the story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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