Vote for your favourite Sengoku Basara 4 character with Weekly Famitsu magazine
I was a little disappointed that Capcom didn't include another big BSR48 popularity poll with Sengoku Basara 4 to gauge the current state of the series' fandom. Weekly Famitsu has just stepped up to the plate with an alternative, though, and I thought it might be fun to draw a little attention to it so that foreign fans can participate too. Please be careful not to spam the form since they might block entries from overseas if anyone tries to cheat.
The voting is open until noon on 24th February 2014 and the results will be printed as part of a Sengoku Basara 4 feature in the 27th March 2014 issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine, which goes on sale on 13th March 2014. I'll post the results when the time comes.
Each question has a space at the bottom for the voter to give a good reason for their choice. The best answers will be printed in the magazine - if you can't give a reason in Japanese, I'd recommend sticking with single word answers in English to avoid traumatising the Weekly Famitsu staff too much and having them invalidate your vote. Unless, of course, you picked Masamune or Sourin/Xavi, in which case answering in incomprehensible English is completely appropriate.
Here's a simple translation of the questions on the survey page. Since there are so many characters, I'd recommend finding the name of your favourite using the fan wiki (or this list).
Q1. Which of the playable characters in Sengoku Basara 4 do you like the most? Please tell us the reason you like them, too!
Q2. Which of the non-playable characters in Sengoku Basara 4 left the greatest impression on you? Again, please provide a reason.
(The final option is 'Other' with space for a name, so all of those Kanetsugu fans can still participate...)
Q3. Which military commander would you like to see playable other than those included in Sengoku Basara 4? It can be one of the non-playable characters, a character from an earlier game or a Sengoku-era warrior who hasn't yet appeared in the Sengoku Basara series. Once again, please provide a reason.
◎ Please provide your gender and age. This will be used for statistical purposes.
(Pick the top button for male or the bottom one for female. The dropdown is just for an age range; the only part that might be hard to understand is that you can pick early or late 20s/30s/40s but it's in a logical order.)
Once you're done, click the button at the bottom and wait for the results in a few weeks!
Designs for more new Gakuen Basara merchandise are revealed
They're gorgeous! As far as I know, these goods are limited to Animate stores and they'll be coming out in late March 2014. Details of the pass case, pin badges and 'second buttons' can be found in my earlier post.
POP/COOL Gakuen Basara book covers with mini bookmarks (¥400 each)
POP/COOL Gakuen Basara clear plastic bookmarks (¥500 each)
Pair/Group Gakuen Basara B5 shitajiki (¥300 each)
Pair/Group Gakuen Basara A4 clear files (¥350 each)
A pack of ten Gakuen Basara badges (¥190 each)