Thursday 18 April 2013

News round-up: Butai Sengoku Basara 3 Utage merchandise details and more on Busho Matsuri 2013

I haven't been translating the various updates on the Butai Sengoku Basara stage play blog as I have assumed nobody who doesn't already speak Japanese will be interested. However, today Capcom posted a major update which I think is of general interest: the merchandise from the upcoming Butai Sengoku Basara 3 Utage stage play has been revealed, along with the photographs they'll be using on it. This gives us a glimpse of a few of the new stage play characters in costume for the first time! As much as I love the regulars, I've seen them in their costumes before so the new characters come first.

Matsuda Kenji (Matsunaga Hisahide)

Sakurada Kousei (Azai Nagamasa)

Tamaki Nami (Oichi)

Hirose Yuusuke (Tokugawa Ieyasu)

Kubota Yuuki (Date Masamune)

Nakamura Seijirou (Ishida Mitsunari)

Hosogai Kei (Sanada Yukimura)

Fans who go to see the stage play will have the opportunity to buy clear A4 files, muffler-towels, ticket holders, t-shirts, uchiwa fans, tote bags and the usual commemorative 'bromide' photographs for individual characters. I'm still looking forward to seeing the three remaining newcomers in costume: Mogami Yoshiaki, Fuuma Kotarou and Imagawa Yoshimoto. The new stage play starts its run next week so hopefully I won't be waiting long.

Alongside the new stage play updates, more details of the Busho Matsuri 2013 event have been announced. Nishida Daisuke will be there (he's the person directly in charge of putting the stage plays together), as will series producer KobaP. Isaka Tatsuya will also be appearing on the 14th July only; he played Maeda Keiji in Butai Sengoku Basara 2 and is very popular with fans. Among other attractions, the actors will be wearing their stage play costumes at the event and people who go to see Butai Sengoku Basara 3 Utage will be given the chance to vote to see battles between specific characters performed at the event! There could be some interesting surprises if the viewers are playful with their choices.

Official Busho Matsuri 2013 fan club tickets will go on sale very soon with general tickets following in May. I think we can expect regular updates from Capcom with a few more guest announcements until then.


  1. I'm like the only one commenting on your SB posts so I feel a bit awkward doing it. But let me just get this out of my system:
    ヽ(‘ ∇‘ )ノ Yay, exciting!!
    Lol, the new charas are some of my favourites so I think it's great fun to see the actors in costume (and then, hopefully, see them act). Matsunaga looks promising and I look forward to see more!

    1. I'm glad you take the time to make comments. While I'd still post just as much on my blog if you didn't, it's comforting to know I'm not the only one who is this obsessed with the series :)

      Hisahide looks pretty good (his sword as well), and I'm wondering whether they'll take advantage of the fame of Oichi's actress as a singer and incorporate her character song?

      Maybe reintroducing Nagamasa will make fans campaign even more to put him back in the new game, as well. His time in the series was way too short.

      Most of all I think I want to see Yoshiaki in his costume. I can't stand him, but I'm guessing he and Yoshimoto will be responsible for most of the funny moments this time. Maybe I just want to see the moustache...

  2. OK I'm glad I'm not annoying but actually a bit encouraging ;)
    Of course you wanna see Yoshiaki and his moustache! Lol, personally I think he's really funny, especially with the english voice. Let's see how the actor portrays him. Also hoping that Oichi's actor will sing a bit, and that her character will be better portrayed than in the anime series, in which she mostly sat on her ass and cried. Sad. She is really interesting in her first story mode and in SB3,and her gameplay is just amazing the later. And yes I hope Nagamasa (and her) will be in SB4, as well as the Toyotomi, with new flashy moves. I'm sure many want to see that and it'd be strange if Capcom missed that opportunity to bring back fan favourites actually.

    1. I hope that Yoshiaki doesn't try messing with the Azai family the way he does with the Maeda couple in the game, or there'll be trouble...

      Oichi is great. My friends who only watched the anime adaptation are surprised that I like her so much (I seem to have a reputation for liking strong-willed women), but she's my favourite female character in the series. It will be hard to compete with Noto Mamiko's beautiful voice, though. One of my friends was bored watching me play SB3 once until I picked Oichi, then he couldn't tear his eyes away from her strange fighting style and kept talking about how mesmerising she was. I think he'll become a fan if I keep making him play ♡


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