Tuesday 29 September 2015

News roundup: Catching up on some previous announcements - watches, manga and CDs

The preorders are finally open for those Sengoku Basara wristwatches

It's taken a while since they were originally announced but Sunday's fan meeting event revealed that the INDEPENDENT x Sengoku Basara Citizen watches are now available for preorder. The Masamune, Yukimura, Mitsunari, Sakon, Motonari and Motochika watches will all go on sale in February 2016 for ¥23,000 (before tax).

Customers who purchase through the e-Capcom store will receive a unique 'maki-e'-style box for their watch, as shown at the links above.

A small update about the new Sengoku Basara drama CDs

The three upcoming drama CDs are to receive special edition releases for customers who purchase through Animate. Character CD Sengoku Basara -Masamune & Yukimura- comes with an acrylic keychain of Masamune, Character CD Sengoku Basara -Ieyasu & Mitsunari- comes with an acrylic keychain of Mitsunari, and Character CD Sengoku Basara -Sen No Rikyuu- comes with an acrylic keychain of Rikyuu. The pricing is ¥2,500 per CD before tax (¥2,000 if you choose the standard edition) and the release dates are still unconfirmed.

Manga artist Yoshihara Motoki has a small request for fans

The Sengoku Basara 4 Bontenmaru-hen manga has just been released as a standalone volume collecting all of the individual chapters, and its creator Yoshihara has asked fans on Twitter whether they can keep information circulating about which stores are stocking the book and how long their copy took to arrive. It might be fun if some foreign buyers can respond too to let him know how we're purchasing his book too, right?

In other manga-related news, Yoshihara's Sengoku Basara 4 manga adaptation is getting a third volume on 27th November 2015, and it's supposedly publishing its final chapter in next month's Dengeki Maoh magazine. I hope that the oft-teased Benmaru-hen manga will follow...

SHARP formally announces their new Cocorobo with a video

Last but not least, there's also an official announcement trailer for the Date Masamune 'Cocorobo' vacuum cleaner from SHARP. I'm sure that I won't be able to afford one but it doesn't make it any less fun to follow the publicity.


  1. Thanks for the information
    I really want that vacuum cleaner sooo bad *A*
    Also l will respond to Yoshihara Motoki since l have all the basara4 manga :D and l will tell my friends to do the same too
    By the way l'm a little confused about basara magazine vol.10 are you gonna make review for it (sorry for asking) I was really shocked when l finished kojuro drama route capcom whyyyy ;__;

    1. I'm scared that I won't be able to afford the vacuum cleaner because it sounds incredible, hahaha.

      Yoshihara was very excited when I sent him a silly picture showing the manga in London. He seems so kind, replying to every single comment about the manga and sharing pictures with us all the time. Every message of support must mean a lot to him. I hope he gets to work on more manga adaptations for Capcom in future.

      I'll definitely post the review, sorry it's taking so long. I'm not doing a good job of balancing my schedule at the moment ;_;

      (I'm not sure why Capcom is always trying to break everyone's hearts with with this series...)

  2. Wow am suprised by how much merchandise they release for sengoku basara. I could probably fill my whole house with sengoku basara gear lol :)

    1. It's pretty funny how they never seem to run out of ideas for weird new tie-ins. I never thought I'd be able to write an entire blog about Sengoku Basara news and actually have content to talk about every single week...


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