Sakura Wars (2019) Stage Play is Back After Cancellation Due to Covid-19
Sakura Taisen composer Kohei Tanaka and the Shin Sakura Taisen The Stage cast all shared multiple comments following the stage play's revival.
During the 14th “Sakura Taisen Imperial Communication Department’s Broadcast” stream held on June 19, Sega newly announced Shin Sakura Taisen The Stage. First announced at Tokyo Game Show 2019 for March 5 to 8 2020, the show was canceled due to Covid-19. Now, it’s coming back for Winter 2020 in Japan. The stage play’s cast all shared joyful comments on Twitter, which we’ve covered below. Sakura Taisen composer Kohei Tanaka commented on the revival as well during the stream.
Shin Sakura Taisen The Stage‘s cast includes:
- Yuna Sekine as Sakura Amamiya
- Rina Takahashi as Shinonome Hatsuho
- Yui Kanchiku as Azami Mochizuki
- Juri Hirayu (Iriya Yūto) as Anastasia Palma
- Natsume Oki as Claris
- Moemi Katayama as Sumire
- Yohei Azakami as Seijuro Kamiyama (Voice-only appearance)
On stream, Kohei Tanaka explained how the cast is even better than before. No one knows yet how the Covid-19 situation will evolve. As such, no venue for the screenings was specified as they’re unsure how many fans will be able to gather and watch, but it’ll definitely be a great show. Kohei Tanaka added they don’t know yet if they’ll do the exact same show they were planning for March, or if they’ll add new elements.
Both on Twitter and via a message revealed on the stream, Yuna Sekine (Sakura Amamiya) said she’s incredibly happy the stage play is happening, and thanked the fans who kept showing support on social media. The other actresses all published similar messages on Twitter.
— 高橋 りな (@Rina_940731) June 19, 2020
Rina Takahashi (Hatsuho) said she powered up and is incredibly looking forward to it. Similarly to many personalities in Japan, she was particularly active on YouTube these past months to keep in touch with fans. She most notably did a pretty cool cover of Zeta Gundam‘s second opening theme.
Iriya Yūto (Anastasia) said she’s looking forward to meeting the fans this winter.
Yui Kanchiku (Azami) shared photos of the cast together at the rehearsals.
Natsume Oki (Claris) thanked the fans for their support.
Moemi Katayama (Sumire) said she’s looking forward to it from the bottom of her heart.
Shin Sakura Taisen The Stage New Commercial
We will publish shortly a summary of the whole stream, stay tuned like Ulala would say. Meanwhile, you read our review of the game and our past coverage:
Comments from series original creator Oji Hiroi, Famitsu staff interview Part 1, Part 2, Comments from the main cast. Comments from Toshihiro Nagoshi. Introduction for Sumire, Kaoru, Komachi. Comments from Michie Tomizawa/Sumire. Toshihiro Nagoshi on the battle system switch.
Details on: Shangai Combat Revue characters designed by Lucky Star’s Yukiko Horiguchi, London Combat Revue characters designed by Sword Art Online‘s Abec/Bunbun, Berlin Combat Revue characters designed by Strike Witches‘ Fumikane Shimada, Yasha. Itsuki, Hiromi designed by Haruhi Suzumiya‘s Noizi Ito, Hakushu Murasame designed by Persona‘s Shigenori Soejima. Character design introduction videos.
Anime announcement trailer, Japanese Limited Edition details, stage play announcement, comments from composer Kohei Tanaka. Comments from Producer Katano, Director Otsubo. Character Song Music Videos. Character design introduction videos. More staff comments. Famitsu interview with Chisa Yokoyama/Sakura, Michie Tomizawa/Sumire. Toshihiro Nagoshi on the game’s sales.
Sakura Wars is currently a PS4 exclusive and can be grabbed on Amazon.