The Sengoku Basara game franchise by CAPCOM is getting its very first TV series adaptation and the main villain will be played by Japan’s most famous singer – GACKT. Yes, you read this right – he will play Oda Nobunaga, the most evil personage in the story. Below you can see the other cast members as revealed.
The news was released during a special event earlier today (or late yesterday depending on your location).
Sengoku Basara -Moonlight Party- CAST
Nobunaga Oda – GACKT
Masamune Date – Kento Hayashi
Yukimura Sanada – Kouhei Takeda
Katakura Kojuro – Hidenori Tokuyama
Kenshin Uesugi – Mayuko Arisue (she’s a SHE)
Kasuga – Kyoko Ochiai
Nouhime – Nao Nagasawa
Mitsuhide Akechi – Yuki Higuchi
Ranmaru Mori – ShiinaTaizo
Shingen Takeda – Hiroaki Iwanaga
(I tried arranging both historical and modern names NAME SURNAME/CLAN NAME)
Director: Keita Matsuda
GACKT will also be working on the theme song “Hakuro”. As the show will premiere on MBS next month, they are quite late promoting such a big project, but I hope that most of the fans will be able to see it online in one way or another. The air date of Sengoku Basara -Moonlight Party- PILOT is July 12, 2012. It will be shown weekly, on Thursdays at 25.25 (meaning Fridays at 1:25am). Each episode will last for about 25 minutes.
Images: © 「戦国BASARA -MOONLIGHT PARTY-」製作委員会
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