Friday, 9 January 2015

News roundup: Live Viewing events and additional guests are announced for Basara Matsuri

Capcom has been quiet about Sengoku Basara for the last few days aside from posting official confirmations of the Tales of Zestiria and Capcom Challenge Park collaborations. There's also been a special video showing off the Tales of Zestiria attachments:



As a result of the quietness, I haven't had the chance to post anything seasonal. I hope all of the Sengoku Basara fans out there are safe and well, even if this time of year isn't a festive period everywhere in the world. Happy New Year!

The latest news for next month's Basara Matsuri event

Perhaps the most exciting of the new Basara Matsuri information is that there will be two additional stage play actors attending the event: Fujita Ray (Shibata Katsuie) and Takahashi Hikaru (Fuuma Kotarou). They're both very popular and Fujita may even treat fans to some of his hilarious backstage coverage on Twitter, if we're lucky...

The other update is an announcement that fans in Japan who can't travel to Tokyo to see Basara Matsuri live can still watch the evening performance in real time in a selection of nineteen cinemas as part of a Live Viewing stream. These are frequently arranged for the stage plays but still quite rare for live events. Tickets cost ¥3,500 and they'll start to become available tomorrow.

The event is certainly accommodating a huge amount of fans this time!

Sengoku Basara Magazine blanket information

Remember the Sengoku Basara Magazine blanket design vote back in Sengoku Basara Magazine vol. 7? Fans were offered the chance to vote for their favourite out of five different designs.


The results have since been announced as promised. The winning design jumped into the lead right from the beginning and ended up receiving 1,546 votes out of a total of 3,941!


Fans who want to get their hands on the finished blankets can preorder them now for ¥5,940 ready for their anticipated release on 27th February 2014.

Thank you to Tatzel for spotting that Otaku Republic had preorder listings available very early: Masamune, Mitsunari, Motochika, Motonari. AmiAmi has since listed the blankets too (Masamune, Mitsunari, Motochika, Motonari).

Update 19:30: Visit the Sengoku Basara 4 x Capcom Challenge Park event to buy limited edition goods

Well, it seems that I posted before Capcom had finished making announcements this morning. Visitors to the Sengoku Basara 4 x Capcom Challenge Park event running between 7th January and 30th April 2015 in Aichi's Aeon Mall Okazaki will be given the opportunity to purchase limited edition items not found elsewhere. According to this tweet, there will be capsule machines with souvenir tin badge straps for all forty warriors (plus one hidden design):


A commemorative mug:


And a 'heroes provisions tin' containing Sengoku Basara 4 bread with chocolate chips, which sounds amazing:


I'm not sure how much things will cost; the badges are priced at 'one zenny' which doesn't help much! The event itself has an entry fee of ¥500.

As well as spending money, visitors will be able to enjoy a 'Giga Basara photo spot', see some kind of exhibition and meet the amazing mounted Date Masamune statue from Tokyo Game Show 2013.

(Reusing one of my old pictures)
I wish I could go...

2 comments:

  1. So the merch is exclusive to the Matsuri thing right?

    Looks like it's time to start lurking YahooAuctions JP. owo

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    1. Yes, it's in an odd location too so it will probably take a while to reach the used markets in Tokyo/Osaka unless they have stock left over and send it over to the central Capcom store, or run the event in more locations later on. People willing to make the trip (or those who live locally) had better stock up on merchandise and share the love with others!

      I suppose with a 1/41 chance of getting the specific strap you want, most people will end up with a few extras to trade...

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