Monday, 19 January 2015

News roundup: Fan club events scheduled for April and a new art book

A new book is due for release next month: Sengoku Basara Art Works

Listings for a mysterious new art book based on Sengoku Basara have surfaced recently at Amazon Japan, AmiAmi and CD Japan. Sengoku Basara Art Works is scheduled for release on 25th February 2015 priced at ¥2,138 courtesy of Takarajimasha, and Amazon has placed it in their game strategy guide category for some reason. According to the brief description, it will include illustrations and descriptions of the characters appearing in the games up to Sengoku Basara 4 as part of a big push for the series this year following Basara Matsuri.

It's likely that other import-friendly bookstores will list this very soon as well.

Fan club members are invited to attend a series of events in April 2015

Members of the official fan club received a notification on Friday detailing a new series of Basara Club Fan Meeting 2015 Spring events to be held in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. These fan meetings are small, intimate stage events with a small number of special guests (who were confirmed today). The schedule is as follows:

Tokyo
Venue: Yomiuri Hall
Date: Saturday 4th April 2015
Afternoon show (13:30) guests: Ishino Ryuuzou (Chousokabe Motochika), Nakahara Shigeru (Mouri Motonari), Yamaguchi Daichi (Date Masamune in the stage play), Taniguchi Masashi (Tenkai/Akechi Mitsuhide in the stage play)
Evening show (18:00) guests: Sugiyama Noriaki (Ootomo Sourin), Inada Tetsu (Tachibana Muneshige), Yamaguchi Daichi (Date Masamune in the stage play), Matsumura Ryuunosuke (Sanada Yukimura in the stage play)

Osaka
Venue: Oval Hall
Date: Saturday 11th April 2015
Afternoon show (13:30) guests: Nakahara Shigeru (Mouri Motonari), Okiayu Ryoutarou (Toyotomi Hideyoshi), Matsumura Ryuunosuke (Sanada Yukimura in the stage play), Kotani Yoshikazu (Mouri Motonari in the stage play)
Evening show (18:00) guests: Nakahara Shigeru (Mouri Motonari), Okiayu Ryoutarou (Toyotomi Hideyoshi), Matsumura Ryuunosuke (Sanada Yukimura in the stage play), Kotani Yoshikazu (Mouri Motonari in the stage play)

Nagoya
Venue: Higashi Betsuin Hall
Date: Saturday 18th April 2015
Afternoon show (13:30) guests: Miki Shinichirou (Gotou Matabee), Hayami Shou (Tenkai/Akechi Mitsuhide), Kubodera Akira (Oda Nobunaga in the stage play), Amano Kousei (Ashikaga Yoshiteru in the stage play)
Evening show (18:00) guests: Miki Shinichirou (Gotou Matabee), Hayami Shou (Tenkai/Akechi Mitsuhide), Kubodera Akira (Oda Nobunaga in the stage play), Amano Kousei (Ashikaga Yoshiteru in the stage play)

Series producer KobaP will be present at each of the fan meetings.

Fan club members can apply for their ¥4,700 tickets from next Friday. The tickets include a special tin badge as a bonus.

More limited edition Basara Matsuri 2015 merchandise is unveiled

Additional items have been added to the page of special Basara Matsuri merchandise for visitors to next month's event in Tokyo.

A Sengoku Basara 4 thermo bottle (Thermos) covered in all forty characters' image phrases for ¥2,000:


A 20x115cm muffler towel for ¥2,000:


A sixteen-page Sengoku Basara 4 postcard book for ¥1,000:


A Sengoku Basara 4 tote bag featuring the silhouettes of all forty characters for ¥3,000:


Eight different oversized 'big uchiwa' fans for ¥700 each (there are different designs on the front and back):


Hmm, there are fan designs for Motonari, Sasuke, Hanbee and Shikanosuke even though their actors aren't scheduled to appear at the event. Shikanosuke is a particularly weird choice. Surely it would have made more sense to use Gyoubu or make an Azai couple uchiwa for the stage play fans to wave?

The goods will be sold at the Nippon Budoukan's Northwest Special Goods Tent starting from 10:30 to the end of the final performance on the day of the event (1st February 2015). Fans who don't have a ticket to Basara Matsuri are still welcome to turn up and buy goods, though quantities will be limited.

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