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Capcom brings Sengoku Basara to the stage

Daisuke Nishida to direct stage adaptation.

The stage adaptation was first announced at a fan event over the Golden Week period.

Capcom formally announced today a stage adaptation of its Sengoku Basara historical action series.

This new take on the franchise will run at Tokyo Dome Theater G Rosso in Tokyo from July 3 through July 12. Tickets pre-orders will commence on May 11.

The production is being sponsored by TBS, Tokyo Dome, Tokyo Cable Network, and ES Entertainment. Daisuke Nishida is serving as director and script writer. Main performances include Yuki Kubota as Masamune Date and Shinwa Kataoka as Yukimura Sanada.

While specifics on the adaptation's story were not shared, Capcom did say to expect a new look at the Sengoku Basara world through video, sound, and lighting effects that bring battle scenes to life.

In addition to the stage conversion, the company will be promoting Sengoku Basara through a bus tour of Sendai, the area of Japan that was once home to Masamune Date and Kojuro Katakura. Managed by JTB, this tour will take place on June 20 and June 21 and will feature an appearance by series producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi.

As part of this announcement, Capcom noted that the Sengoku Basara series as a whole has shipped more than 1.5 million units since the first game was released on the PlayStation 2 in 2005. The series has seen appeal to a large female audience, which comprises 40% of its fan base. Most recently, Sengoku Basara Battle Heroes hit the PSP at the top of the Media Create sales charts.

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