Word came down last September that the Shin Sakura Taisen game is inspiring a manga series from Koyori Noguchi that kicked off and that a new anime series would be coming as well. Funimation has picked up the streaming rights for the series and is currently underway with that while promotion continues out of Japan. The latest piece there is a new preview of the second episode due out on April 10th, 2020.
The series is directed by Manabu Ono based on the series scripts from Tatsuhiko Urahata along with Ono.
The main game cast will reprise their roles, as expected, with Ayane Sakura, Yōhei Azakami, Maaya Uchida, Hibiku Yamamura, Ayaka Fukuhara, Saori Hayami, and Michie Tomizawa. Additional casting includes Misaki Watada as Clara, Kenji Akabane as Valery Kaminski, and Haruka Shiraishi as Layla.
The opening and closing songs were revealed and streamed below with “Geki! Teikoku Kagekidan – Shinshо̄” as the opening song and “Sakura Yumemishi” as the ending theme song.
Plot Concept: Set in 1940, it’s been 10 years since the great demon invasions, and the World Luxury Operatic Federation has designed a tournament for all to participate in! So how will that work with another impending demonic war? We’ll just have to wait and find out!