Sunday, 26 May 2013

News roundup: Stage play Butai Sengoku Basara 3 Utage wraps up

Today the Butai Sengoku Basara 3 Utage stage play drew to an end with the final show in its run. A 'live viewing' was arranged to show a video stream from the event hall in participating cinemas across Japan, letting as many fans as possible watch the grand finale together. According to reports there were several curtain calls and the crowd gave a standing ovation at the end of the show.

This has been the final Butai Sengoku Basara stage play to star Kubota Yuuki and Hosogai Kei in the roles of Date Masamune and Sanada Yukimura so the main focus was their formal 'graduation'. It was also announced that there will be another stage play series starting in the autumn. KobaP said that it is going to be a new production, so I wonder what it will be about? I suppose they might do one themed around Sengoku Basara 2 Eiyuu Gaiden (Heroes) if they didn't cover too much of the content in Utage. It would be a good excuse to get some of the Sengoku Basara 2 characters back into the cast (and tie in well if they were, say, planning on announcing that they'd be part of the next game).

I expect we'll hear more news soon, either tomorrow when the website next updates or at the upcoming Busho Matsuri event in mid-July. How will they ever find new actors who are good enough to replace the two leads?

The official website has confirmed that stage play goods will also be available from the Dais online store starting from tomorrow. I'm hoping this will mark the beginning of the online DVD preorder period.

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