(Edit: Thank you to Balder over at Koei Warriors for digging up an embeddable version!)
The opening theme song will be Thunderclap by the group Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas. Unless Ishikawa Chiaki's ending theme is very different to her usual style, I'm guessing that it's the opening which plays in the promotional video. I'm not entirely sure I like the song (yet) but the video is fantastic overall!
In addition, Hideyoshi, Hanbee, Yoshitsugu and Tadakatsu also now have character profiles on the official site.
The full list of new cast members is as follows:
Maeda Keiji (Morita Masakazu)
Saika Magoichi (Oohara Sayaka)
Kuroda Kanbee (Koyama Rikiya)
Tsuruhime (Koshimizu Ami)
Uesugi Kenshin (Paku Romi)
Kasuga (Kuwatani Natsuko)
Houjou Ujimasa (Miyazawa Tadashi)
Sakai Tadatsugu (Nishikawa Takanori)
The list says there will be other characters not yet announced; the PV reveals several of them though since Oichi, Oda Nobunaga, Tenkai, Kobayakawa Hideaki, Fuuma Kotarou, Chousokabe Motochika and Mouri Motonari are clearly visible.
The last two even appear in the silhouette lineup at the end, implying they will have major roles.
Sakai Tadatsugu is a new historical figure joining the series for Judge End and his profile describes him as a Tokugawa clan warrior, a retainer to the Tokugawa family and advisor to Ieyasu. He's served the Tokugawa clan since he was a child and, being an old friend to Ieyasu, he's one of the very few people who can address him simply as 'Ieyasu' instead of using an honorific title. Sakai has an unusual kind of rivalry with Tadakatsu and harbours an unspoken dissatisfaction at Tadakatsu being valued more than he is. His motto is "Believe!".
The most interesting aspect of Sakai's character though is the fact that he's being voiced by T.M.Revolution's Nishikawa Takanori. Fans are already noticing similarities between Sakai's design and the outfit Nishikawa wore for HOT LIMIT some time ago, something that Nishikawa himself seems amused by.
There will be a Sengoku Basara: Judge End online radio show
Seiyuu Hoshi Souichirou (Sanada Yukimura) and Seki Tomokazu (Ishida Mitsunari) will be getting together starting on Sunday 13th July 2014 to present a 30-minute Sengoku Basara: Judge End web radio show. It will be broadcast on Bunkahousou's Chou! A&G+ service from 24:30 to 25:00 every Sunday (that's 00:30-01:00 on Monday morning, in normal time notation).
A pair of Mame Sengoku Basara cushion covers will soon be available
Gift have now announced details for online sales of their two Mame Sengoku Basara: Chara x Cushion designs. They're actually cushion covers so you have to insert your own cushion inside, but customers who buy two items will receive a free cushion to get them started.
There will be a blue cushion featuring Masamune and Yukimura (direct shop link) and a yellow design with Mitsunari and Ieyasu (direct shop link). Both cushions cost ¥2,700 with tax.
If you plan to buy one I'd recommend asking your proxy service in advance because they will only be available for reservation from the Gift Online Shop for a very limited time between 18:00 on 4th July and 13:00 on 14th July 2014. They are due to ship in the latter half of September.
Gift also posted details of their collectible Mame Sengoku Basara Cleaner Straps which I don't believe I ever mentioned before. Nine designs are available for ¥300 apiece and each of them comes with an earphone plug.
The straps have been given a limited release in Animate's main Ikebukuro store from 7th June 2014. It's possible that a wider release will follow later on.
Sengoku Basara Magazine issue six will arrive in August
Manga Oh has revealed that the next issue of Sengoku Basara Magazine is due for release on 27th August 2014. Expect preorder listings to begin appearing at other stores very soon!
Date Masamune is to join the Revolmini line of figures
A new Date Masamune figure is set to join Kaiyodo's Revolmini line on 25th September 2014. It will have catalogue number RM-004 and it's priced at ¥3,564. It looks very similar to the full-size Revoltech released in the past; I wonder whether more characters will appear as the new Revolmini line continues to expand?
Figure designer Yamaguchi Katsuhisa has posted a selection of prototype shots of the figure over on his Twitter account: 1, 2, 3, 4
The figure can be preordered at Amazon Japan; more stores are expected to list it soon.
Preorders open for the new Chara-Forme figure of Mitsunari
We finally have the details for Empty's new 10.5cm Ishida Mitsunari Chara-Forme figure. Mitsunari can currently be preordered at Ami Ami, e-Capcom and Amazon Japan and he's set for release on 25th November 2014 for ¥3,150.
It's good timing since e-Capcom is currently celebrating a Toyotomi Matsuri this week. Special bundles of goods are available aimed at fans of Mitsunari and the other members of the Toyotomi forces.
I wonder how much longer we'll have to wait to see the planned Ieyasu model?
Results from the annual Twitter character ranking
Last but not least, the 2014 Sengoku Basara Sousenkyo on Twitter popularity ranking recently closed in Japan with 2,963 participants. The ranking is completely unofficial and the results this year have been a little crazy - see for yourselves. Please note that there's a natural bias in this being a Twitter survey as not everyone who enjoys the series uses Twitter or follows the same groups of people.
1. Mouri Motonari (354)
2. Date Masamune (305)
3. Tokugawa Ieyasu (271)
4. Ishida Mitsunari (237)
5. Chousokabe Motochika (207)
6. Sanada Yukimura (202)
7. Gotou Matabee (150)
8. Sarutobi Sasuke (143)
9. Ootani Yoshitsugu (134)
10. Katakura Kojuurou (128)
11. Tenkai/Akechi Mitsuhide (109)
12. Shima Sakon (107)
13. Shibata Katsuie (87)
14. Kuroda Kanbee (81)
15. Takenaka Hanbee (76)
16. Maeda Keiji (64)
17. Matsunaga Hisahide (40)
18. Fuuma Kotarou (31)
19. Itsuki (26)
20. Tsuruhime (18)
21. Ootomo Sourin (15)
22. Toyotomi Hideyoshi (13)
22. Amago Haruhisa (13)
24. Azai Nagamasa (10)
24. Oichi (10)
24. Ashikaga Yoshiteru (10)
27. Oda Nobunaga (9)
27. Nouhime (9)
27. Mogami Yoshiaki (9)
30. Kasuga (8)
30. Honda Tadakatsu (8)
32. Houjou Ujimasa (7)
32. Utsunomiya Hirotsuna (7)
34. Kobayakawa Hideaki (6)
34. Miyoshi Sanninshuu (6)
34. Yamanaka Shikanosuke (6)
37. Takeda Shingen (5)
37. Saika Magoichi (5)
39. Mori Ranmaru (4)
40. Matsu (3)
40. Imagawa Yoshimoto (3)
40. Tachibana Muneshige (3)
40. Kanetsugu Naoe (3)
40. Ii Naotora (3)
45. Uesugi Kenshin (2)
45. Shimazu Yoshihiro (2)
45. Xavi (2)
45. Honganji Kennyo (2)
45. Nanbu Harumasa (2)
45. Satake Yoshishige (2)
45. Anegakouji Yoritsuna (2)
45. Kyougoku Maria (2)
53. Maeda Toshiie (1)
53. Miyamoto Musashi (1)