Capcom’s Sengoku Basara (戦国Basara) series of Dynasty-Warriors-esque hack-and-slash games, set in feudal Japan, is getting a live-action TV drama adaption with Gackt starring as Oda Nobunaga.

Entitled “Sengoku Basara -Moonlight Party-“, the TV adaptation will also star Kohei Takeda as Sanada Yukimura, Kento Hayashi as Date Masamune, and Hidenori Tokuyama as Katakura Kojuro.

Oda Nobunaga — Gackt

 

Sanada Yukimura — Kohei Takeda

 

Date Masamune — Kento Hayashi

 

Katakura Kojuro — Hidenori Tokuyama

 

Rest of the ensemble cast:

Sarutobi Sasuke — Yuuki Izawa

Uesugi Kenshin — Mayuko Arisue

Kasuga — Kyoko Ochiai

Nouhime — Nao Nagasawa

Akechi Mitsuhide — Yuki Higuchi

Mori Ranmaru — Taizou Shiina

Takeda Shingen — Hiroaki Iwanaga

This is not the first time the Sengoku Basara series has been adapted into another media format. In 2009 and 2010, Production I.G produced two seasons of a Sengoku Basara anime adaptation (“Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings” in the West), as well as an animated feature film in 2011 (Gekijouban: Sengoku Basara -The Last Party-).

The series has also been adapted for live theatre in the past.

Sengoku Basara -Moonlight Party- will air on MBS in Japan every Thursday at 1.25AM (Wednesday late-night 25:25 hours) starting July 12.

Source: CinemaToday, Famitsu

 

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