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Title: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on May 18, 2020, 08:51:34 PM
   So today I decided to start a topic about this even though I know only a few people (or probably no one) will view this. Sengoku BASARA's 15th anniversary will be on July 21, 2020. So it'll have been 15 years since the franchise started. It all started with the first Sengoku BASARA game on the PlayStation 2 (PS2), releasing on July 21, 2005.
   It started off when CAPCOM was in a financial crisis, and a CAPCOM employee named Hiroyuki Kobayashi (known for his works on Devil May Cry, Dino Crisis, Dragon's Dogma, Resident Evil, and Sengoku BASARA) decided he wanted to create a new type of action game, one that he hoped would save the company. In November 2003, while in a meeting with CAPCOM's staff, he suggested about creating a new type of action game that would take place during the Sengoku period of feudal Japan and feature fictionalized versions of historical Japanese feudal warlords, and would target both casual and hardcore gamers. At first, most of the staff neglected this idea, saying that it wasn't a good idea and that it wouldn't save CAPCOM. Eventually, the person who founded CAPCOM, Kenzo Tsujimoto, said that it was a good idea and that it may possibly save CAPCOM. He ended up approving the creation of the game, which would be titled as Sengoku BASARA. Despite receiving approval by the founder of CAPCOM himself, most of CAPCOM's staff continued to criticize his idea, even as he went down the CAPCOM building's halls. While going down the halls to meet up with the very small Sengoku BASARA Development Team, he overheard a conversation:
"Put me on any team, just not 'Sengoku BASARA'."
"Right. I feel sorry for whoever's making that game, it will never sell."
   Even though a few people supported his effort, comments and conversations like this still took an emotional toll on him. Despite the goal being to save CAPCOM from its financial crisis, he also had another goal in mind. His other goal was to create a Japanese warrior action game that anyone could play and enjoy, hence why he wanted it to target both casual and hardcore gamers. Halfway through development in August 2004, he had to change directors because the development team was losing its sense of unity and wasn't understanding Kobayashi's vision, and he knew if development continued like this, it would fail like what most of the staff was predicting. He decided to called an acquaintance of his named Makoto Yamamoto to be the new director because Kobayashi new Yamamoto had experience in all kinds of games before he joined CAPCOM in 2002. Yamamoto accepted the request out of a mixture of feeling bad for Kobayashi and the team, wanting to take on the challenge of a new type of game, and wanting to help Koabayashi realize his vision. Yamamoto became a major help for the team, encouraging numerous ideas to be implemented into the game. Eventually, the game would release and sell well, helping to save CAPCOM from its financial crisis. The CAPCOM staff would end up apologizing to Kobayashi and his team after all of the negativity they put on them. Even though this game started it all, it wasn't until the next game, Sengoku BASARA 2, which released for the PS2 on July 27, 2006, that would start the franchise's popularity and success in Japan.
   After SB2, the franchise would become big and culturally significant in Japan. SB2 was the cause for the Sengoku Boom happening throughout Japan which was a re-ignited interest in Japanese history. The franchise would keep increasing in popularity with more video games, multiple anime shows, an anime movie, a live-action show, its very own magazine series, a trading card game, and numerous drama CDs, light novels, manga, stage plays, and merchandise. It would also be the first ever video game/video game franchise to raise awareness of elections, co-sponsor historical museums, and co-sponsor historical tourist sites. In 2010, it became popular throughout most of Asia. SB was going strong, despite only ever being a success in Asia.
   Sadly, this would all start to die down in early 2017. With no new console games since Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den, which released for the PS3 and PS4 on August 25, 2016, SB started to see a decline in popularity. Despite the continued release of new merchandise, manga, and stage plays, and continuing to promote historical museums and tourist sites, the series just wouldn't re-ignite its old popularity. An anime adaptation of the spin-off manga series, Gakuen BASARA, helped to slightly increase its popularity when it was broadcasted in Japan in 2018. And a new mobile game titled, Sengoku BASARA Battle Party, would give it a place in the gacha market when it was released in 2019.
   In the present, this year will mark SB's 15th anniversary, and CAPCOM says that they have many big announcements, plans, and projects for the franchise to celebrate. Will this year mark the revival of Sengoku BASARA, or will it be the start of its last years? All we can do is hope because this isn't the end...
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on May 18, 2020, 09:05:38 PM
Considering this topic is about the Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary, it will be used as a way to share any new info about the franchise, its upcoming 15th anniversary, and its 15th anniversary celebrations, with the community. Since CAPCOM already has a special announcement related to the 15th anniversary that was announced earlier today, I'll be sharing it tomorrow because it's getting kind of late where I live. If you read all of my ramblings up above and this new post, I really, sincerely thank you and appreciate that you took the time to read all of this.

Best wishes to you all! [:) {:) |:) ]:)
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: Luna Eclipse on May 18, 2020, 10:31:10 PM
What so good about this video game?
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on May 19, 2020, 02:29:27 PM
What so good about this video game?

That kind of depends on what type of games your into. If you really like action games with a few fighting game and RPG elements added onto it, and you can handle the fact that almost all of the games are in Japanese or some other Asian language (Chinese, Korean, etc.) then it's actually very good. Now, if you don't like action games or you can't handle the language barrier, you'll probably not be interested in playing the games.

Personally, I like the franchise as a whole. I first got into it through the English localized version of Sengoku BASARA 3 (the English version is called Sengoku BASARA Samurai Heroes), which was sadly the only game in the series to receive a proper localization (one other game got localized but it's more like a westernization then a localization). Eventually, I would discover that there was an anime (which I ended up really enjoying), and that there were more games, but the games weren't in English. Later on, I would discover a blog with SB as its main focus. The blog is titled, Raindrops and Daydreams, and it's managed by a British woman who is a huge fan of SB. I ended up finding out a lot more about SB and it really made me like it a lot more. Now, I'm super into SB and it has been my favorite franchise for the past few years. Sadly, there are no new posts on Raindrops and Daydreams, with the last post being on October 23, 2017. She also has a Twitter page, with the last post being on June 3, 2019. Probably the biggest thing about SB that appealed to me was the characters. Honestly, the characters are probably the biggest charm of SB. With their cool designs, unique personalities, interesting backgrounds, fun interactions, and crazy, over-the-top, and stylish movesets, it's difficult to not like them.
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: Luna Eclipse on May 19, 2020, 02:43:58 PM
Have you checked you messages?
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on May 19, 2020, 02:45:53 PM
Have you checked you messages?

Yes.
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: Luna Eclipse on May 19, 2020, 02:48:27 PM
K...
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: Luna Eclipse on May 19, 2020, 02:53:30 PM
Are you going into chat today?
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on May 19, 2020, 02:57:38 PM
Are you going into chat today?
Probably not. I've been doing a lot of writing recently, and I'm most likely going to be posting here a lot. At least it'll give me something to do.
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: Luna Eclipse on May 19, 2020, 02:58:20 PM
Have you seen my posts?
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on May 19, 2020, 02:59:35 PM
Have you seen my posts?

On this topic or another topic?
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: Luna Eclipse on May 19, 2020, 03:03:06 PM
Other topics.
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on May 19, 2020, 03:03:39 PM
Other topics.

I've seen a few but not all.
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: Luna Eclipse on May 19, 2020, 03:16:41 PM
Aokay
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on May 19, 2020, 04:21:23 PM
First special announcement for the Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary:
Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi: Anniversary Edition has been officially announced!
(http://prtimes.jp/i/13450/1516/resize/d13450-1516-661886-0.jpg)
http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/info/game/6130 (http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/info/game/6130)
https://www.e-capcom.com/basara4sumeragi/AE/ (https://www.e-capcom.com/basara4sumeragi/AE/)
Sadly, it wasn't a brand new game, and it could possibly be a good sign or a bad sign. Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi originally released for the PS3 and PS4 back on July 23, 2015. The game was one of many celebrations for SB's 10th anniversary. SB4S: AE was released for the PS4 on July 21, 2020. It includes SB4S plus all of the DLC. My one complaint is that this should have also beeen released for Nintendo Switch as well. This is a perfect opportunity to release an SB game for Switch, especially since there's been a lot of fan demand for one and its stable 60fps on both singleplayer and multiplayer could attract Switch owners, since most action games of this type on Switch run at 30fps. The game is in Japanese, is region-free (you don't need a Japanese PS4 to play), and is officially rated B (Ages 12+) by CERO.
(http://prtimes.jp/i/13450/1516/resize/d13450-1516-536383-1.jpg)
As seen in the picture above, this is the physical version of the game and is being sold nationwide in Japan. On the top left is the game itself with 56 of the DLC already on the disc (Costumes, Music) and 10 of the DLC on a download code (Weapons). The download code for the 10 remaining DLC will last from July 21, 2020, to July 21, 2022. So that's 66 DLC in total (which is all of them). On the bottom is the Sengoku Heroes 15th Anniversary Records, which is an 80-page art book containing artwork and visuals throughout SB's 15 year history, exclusive artwork and visuals that celebrate SB's 15th anniversary, and exclusive interviews with the voice actors for Date Masamune (Kazuya Nakai) and Sanada Yukimura (Sōichirō Hoshi), and theme song artist T.M.Revolution (a.k.a. Takanori Nishikawa). Also, on the bottom there is some sample artwork so you can get an idea on what it looks like on the inside. On the top right is the Anniversary Art Box which holds the game, download code, and art book inside. This version is priced at 5,990円+tax. Both Nin-Nin Game and Play-Asia have opened up orders for those who want an easy way to import the game. It's available on Nin-Nin Game for $52.99 (price may change). It's available on Play-Asia for $64.99.
(http://prtimes.jp/i/13450/1516/resize/d13450-1516-222340-21.jpg)
There's another physical version that's being offered in Japan, only on e-CAPCOM (CAPCOM's online Japanese store). It includes the same things in the other version with one additional bonus, the Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary Visual Tapestry, as shown on the right in the above picture. This version is priced at 8,000円+tax. Luckily, Nin-Nin Game and Play-Asia have orders opened up for this version too. It's available on Nin-Nin Game for $92.99 (price may change). It's available on Play-Asia for $85.99.
(http://prtimes.jp/i/13450/1516/resize/d13450-1516-361079-19.jpg)
There's a digital version of the game called the Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi: Anniversary Set. This is available on the Japanese PlayStation Network (PSN). It includes SB4S and all 66 DLC. It's priced at 5,445円+tax.
(http://prtimes.jp/i/13450/1516/resize/d13450-1516-961586-20.jpg)
There's another digital-related thing as well. It's called the Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi: DLC Luxury Assortment Set. It includes all 66 DLC but no game. This is for players who already own the original game and want to get all of the DLC without re-buying the game. It's available on the Japanese PSN for 3,627円+tax.
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on May 19, 2020, 08:50:27 PM
Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi: Anniversary Edition Twitter Campaign
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EbFAmHHUYAEQOO4?format=png&name=900x900)
Not really that exciting but I'll put it here anyways. At the time, to celebrate the upcoming release of SB4S: AE, CAPCOM held a Twitter campaign where if you followed or were already following SB's official Twitter account and retweeted the campaign tweet, you had a chance to win an autograph signed by either Date Masamune's voice actor (Kazuya Nakai) or Sanada Yukimura's voice actor (Sōichirō Hoshi), a CD of SB4S's opening song, DOUBLE-DEAL, signed by its singer and writer, T.M.Revolution (a.k.a. Takanori Nishikawa), or a set of goods/merchandise based on the Gakuen BASARA anime. Nakai is on the left, Hoshi is in the center, and Nishikawa is on the right. There was 3 winners each for the autographs and CDs, and 6 winners for the goods/merchandise, for a total of 15 lucky winners! The campaign started on May 18, 2020, and ended on July 21, 2020. The campaign ended with a total of 14.1k retweets.
http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/info/game/6135 (http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/info/game/6135)

EDIT: The Twitter Campaign was updated on June 22, 2020.
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on May 19, 2020, 09:16:24 PM
Close-up images of the sample artwork for the Sengoku Heroes 15th Anniversary Records. BTW, the art book does not contain the words SAMPLE as shown on the images. They put SAMPLE there to signify that it's sample art.
(http://prtimes.jp/i/13450/1516/resize/d13450-1516-486937-2.jpg)
On the left is the cover art for the first Sengoku BASARA game, with Date Masamune (right) and Sanada Yukimura (left) starring on it. On the right is a visual of Masamune (right) and Yukimura (left) fighting some soldiers.
(http://prtimes.jp/i/13450/1516/resize/d13450-1516-945105-3.jpg)
On the left is a design sketch of Takenaka Hanbei, drawn by Makoto Tsuchibayashi. On the right is a design sketch of Chōsokabe Motochika (right) and Mōri Motonari (left), also drawn by Tsuchibayashi.
(http://prtimes.jp/i/13450/1516/resize/d13450-1516-617491-4.jpg)
On the left is the cover art for SB3, with Masamune (top right) and Yukimura (top left) starring on it along with Tokugawa Ieyasu (bottom right) and Ishida Mitsunari (bottom left). On the right is a visual showing off some members of the Eastern (right) and Western (left) armies, and features Masamune (right), Yukimura (left), Ieyasu (right), and Mitsunari (left) along with Ōtani Yoshitsugu (very top left), Saika Magoichi (top right), Kuroda Kanbei (top left), and Tsuruhime (very top right).
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on July 08, 2020, 06:20:11 PM
Oh my gosh! I sure haven't posted anything new here in awhile. Welp, time for some new info.

Package Details of Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi: Anniversary Edition
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/05/basara4s_product_pk.jpg)
Even though I already explained what is included, this is probably a better look at it. 1 is the game with 56 of the DLC (Costumes, Music) already on the disc, Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi: Anniversary Edition. 2 is the download code for the remaining 10 DLC (Weapons), which will last from July 21, 2020, to July 21, 2022. 3 is the box that it all comes in, Anniversary Art Box. 4 is the 80-page art book with the artwork, visuals, and interviews, Sengoku Heroes 15th Anniversary Records.

Sengoku BASARA Battle Party 1st Anniversary
(https://basara-bp.capcom-s.jp/lp/asset/img/1st_anniversary/cp4/img.jpg?20200624105534)
CAPCOM hosted some in-game celebrations during June in SB BP to celebrate its 1st anniversary. The game originally released on June 24, 2019, in Japan. They also had a special live stream, and even made this cute wallpaper for fans to download and use.
https://basara-bp.capcom-s.jp/lp/1st_anniversary.html (https://basara-bp.capcom-s.jp/lp/1st_anniversary.html)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w3R6upWFFto (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w3R6upWFFto)

Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi: Anniversary Edition 40 Day Countdown
CAPCOM had a 40 day countdown for SB4S: AE that started in June since there were 40 days left until the release of SB4S: AE on July 21, 2020, and the game comes with a total of 40 playable characters (each day showed off a different character). July 21, 2020, is also the day when the SB franchise turned 15 years old.
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: Luna Eclipse on July 08, 2020, 07:07:18 PM
How are things Felix? Excited for school?
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on July 08, 2020, 08:58:02 PM
How are things Felix? Excited for school?

Better than before, thankfully. I'm glad that my family is together again, and we're not all arguing anymore. The big problem right now, though, is that we have to find a new home to move into because our landlord, who is also my great aunt, plans on selling the house soon.

Normally, I would say no to school and not miss going back, despite missing my friends, but this year, I actually really miss school. Kind of funny how that works.
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: Luna Eclipse on July 09, 2020, 05:52:16 PM
Are you staying in town Felix?
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on July 09, 2020, 08:46:24 PM
Are you staying in town Felix?

Hopefully, we're desperately trying to find a place, especially since we have to move out soon and a lot of homes keep getting bought or rented.
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: EmperorDJ on July 10, 2020, 08:00:54 AM
Man I remember when capcom tried to call it Devil Kings. Really loved playing Basara 3 in highschool, good times!
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: Luna Eclipse on July 10, 2020, 03:43:12 PM
Hey Felix, do you have Eans phone number or whatever he is called? I need to ask him something.
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on July 10, 2020, 05:13:48 PM
Man I remember when capcom tried to call it Devil Kings. Really loved playing Basara 3 in highschool, good times!

Yeah, Devil Kings really flopped. I personally didn't think it was a bad game (it was an average game, to be honest) but it was definitely a bad localization. It flopped because of that. Fans didn't like it.
Sengoku BASARA 3 (a.k.a. Sengoku BASARA Samurai Heroes) is definitely one of my favorite ones (I think it's really good). Sadly, it didn't do well in the west because CAPCOM's western subsidiaries didn't really market it. A lot of people still don't know what it is.
CAPCOM has even stated that they've given up on the series in the west to the point where they try to pretend that the series doesn't exist at events, they don't localize anything of the series anymore, they got rid of the Sengoku BASARA forums from CAPCOM Unity despite them being semi-active, and basically treating its fans like crap. It's very saddening, to be honest. Sengoku BASARA is my favorite media franchise but like 99% of it isn't available in English. [:(
I will say, though, that I'm really happy to see I'm not the only one here who knows of Sengoku BASARA. [:)
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on July 10, 2020, 05:15:19 PM
Hey Felix, do you have Eans phone number or whatever he is called? I need to ask him something.

Sadly, I don't. I don't have anyone's phone numbers except for some of my family members.

Edit: Are you referring to Ean as in Ian/Lucy Blodgett, or our friend CJ?
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on July 10, 2020, 06:27:44 PM
New Info! BTW, the words SAMPLE are not on the final product.

Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi: Anniversary Edition Store Bonuses
On June 8, 2020, CAPCOM announced the following store bonuses:
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/05/basara4s_product_logo_amazon.png)
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/05/basara4s_product_amazon.jpg)
If you order the game from Amazon Japan, you'll get a digital PC and smartphone wallpaper.
https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B088TYZ2Q2/ (https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B088TYZ2Q2/)
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/05/basara4s_product_logo_amiami.png)
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/06/basara4s_product_amiami.jpg)
Ordering from AmiAmi Japan will get you an acrylic figure stand.
https://www.amiami.jp/top/detail/detail?scode=GAME-0023564 (https://www.amiami.jp/top/detail/detail?scode=GAME-0023564)
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/05/basara4s_product_logo_animate.png)
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/05/basara4s_product_animate.jpg)
Ordering from Animate will get you a set of 2 badges.
https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/sphone/products/detail.php?product_id=1801673 (https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/sphone/products/detail.php?product_id=1801673)
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/05/basara4s_product_logo_joshin.png)
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/05/basara4s_product_joshin.jpg)
Ordering from Joshin will also get you a digital PC and smartphone wallpaper, but with a different design.
https://joshinweb.jp/game/27072/4976219110747.html (https://joshinweb.jp/game/27072/4976219110747.html)
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/05/basara4s_product_logo_rakuten.png)
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/06/basara4s_product_rakuten.jpg)
Ordering from Rakuten Books will also get you a digital PC and smartphone wallpaper of a different design, and an acrylic smartphone stand.
https://books.rakuten.co.jp/rb/16335950/?l-id=search-c-item-text-01 (https://books.rakuten.co.jp/rb/16335950/?l-id=search-c-item-text-01)
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/05/basara4s_product_logo_wondergoo.png)
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/06/basara4s_product_wondergoo.jpg)
Finally, ordering from WonderGOO will get you a set of 2 acrylic stick key holders.
https://www.wonder.co.jp/benefit/game/detail/?id=23032 (https://www.wonder.co.jp/benefit/game/detail/?id=23032)

Sengoku BASARA Series 15th Anniversary Special Live Broadcast
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/06/entry_event_20200629_live.jpg)
On July 13, 2020, CAPCOM put up a link on the SB website to a special live stream celebrating the SB series' 15th anniversary that started on July 20, 2020, at 20:00/8:00pm (Japan Time) on YouTube. It is a 90 minute (1 hour and 30 minutes) live stream. At the time, I was really hoping that some big things would've came from this, like a Sengoku BASARA 5 announcement.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fH8sR7XigA4 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fH8sR7XigA4)

Edit: Sadly, there was no announcement of a new SB game or even a new SB anime. There were a lot of other announcements, though. I've put them on this topic.
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on July 21, 2020, 05:19:14 PM
Happy Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary! [:) {:) |:) ]:)

Sengoku BASARA is officially 15 years old! Also, Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi: Anniversary Edition released today. [:) {:) |:) ]:)
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: Luna Eclipse on July 23, 2020, 06:49:53 PM
Ian
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on July 26, 2020, 03:57:42 PM
Ian

He still owes me either the silver fox tail or my $20 back. I feel a little scammed. To be honest, I think I might rather have my $20 back instead because there's other things I want to get.

Also, me and my family might have to move to Fernley because a lot of homes in Fallon are being taken, my mom's older brother is in Fallon right now (he is really bad news), and my parents have been wanting to get out of Fallon anyways.
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: Luna Eclipse on July 26, 2020, 06:02:05 PM
Ian

He still owes me either the silver fox tail or my $20 back. I feel a little scammed. To be honest, I think I might rather have my $20 back instead because there's other things I want to get.

Also, me and my family might have to move to Fernley because a lot of homes in Fallon are being taken, my mom's older brother is in Fallon right now (he is really bad news), and my parents have been wanting to get out of Fallon anyways.

You know you keep me from killing myself right?
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on July 26, 2020, 09:25:56 PM
You know you keep me from killing myself right?

I didn't know that, actually. I'll pray that life gets better for you. You can talk to me if you want to.
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on July 30, 2020, 05:34:00 PM
This is part 1 of 3 posts where I posted the announcements from the Sengoku BASARA Series 15th Anniversary Special Live Broadcast.

Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary Guitars
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/07/basara15th_20200710_guiter_01.jpg)
ESP Corporation decided to release guitars commemorating the 15th anniversary of Sengoku BASARA. There are 2 different models. One based on Date Masamune (left) and one based on Sanada Yukimura (right). Orders were made available starting on August 1, 2020. The guitars are scheduled to be released in spring 2021. In addition to the guitars, they also plan to release a special guitar hard case and guitar picks that are also based on Date Masamune and Sanada Yukimura. Details will be announced later. They are priced at 150,000円+tax, each.
https://espguitars.co.jp/collaborate/16071/ (https://espguitars.co.jp/collaborate/16071/)

Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary Silver Rings
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/07/basara15th_20200708_ring_01.jpg)
FanFunMARKET decided to release special Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary silver rings. The ordering period was from July 21, 2020, to August 18, 2020. They were available in 8 different types, with deliveries scheduled for late October 2020. The 4 types on top, from left to right, are based on Date Masamune, Sanada Yukimura, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Ishida Mitsunari, respectively. The 4 types on the bottom, from left to right, are based on Katakura Kojūrō, Sarutobi Sasuke, Chōsokabe Motochika, and Mōri Motonari, respectively. They were priced at 11,000円+tax, each.
https://fanfunmarket.jp/basara (https://fanfunmarket.jp/basara)

Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary x Karatsu City 15th Anniversary
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/07/basara15th_20200710_kararsu_01.jpg)
After the Great Heisei merger, Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, which was formed in 2005 and celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, decided to collaborate with the "Sengoku BASARA" series since their 15th anniversaries are in the same year. In collaboration with the "Hizen Nagoya Castle Ruins/Jinnai Project" promoted by Saga Prefecture, they carried out several collaborative projects, an example being a stamp rally in Hizen Nagoya Castle. The collaboration lasted from August 22, 2020, to October 25, 2020.
https://basara-hizennagoyajyo.jp (https://basara-hizennagoyajyo.jp)

Merchandise Event "Sengoku BASARA Solamachi Team"
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/07/basara15th_20200710_byobu_01.jpg)
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of Sengoku BASARA, SENGOKU DAMA decided the production of the "Sengoku BASARA Battle Screen". It was done by Takaki Isayama, who is famous for his fusuma paintings in the Japanese live-action movie, "Ōoku". It was unveiled for the first time at the "Sengoku BASARA Solamachi Team" product sales event which was held from August 28, 2020, to August 30, 2020, in Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi. At the product sales event, SD character goods and sumi-e goods that were newly drawn appeared there, and a life-size figure of Honda Tadakatsu also appeared. Details were released later on a special page on the SENGOKU DAMA site.
http://www.sengokudama.jp/fs/sengokudama/c/basara (http://www.sengokudama.jp/fs/sengokudama/c/basara)

Healsio Hot Cook Customization Service <Sengoku BASARA Date Masamune Ver.>
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/08/barara15th_20200807_hotcook_01.jpg)
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Sengoku BASARA, “SHARP Healsio Hot Cook” home appliances released a cooking appliance with a design of Date Masamune on it. It contains voice acting from Kazuya Nakai (voice actor of Date Masamune). There were 6 types of top lid designs to choose from, and the 3 designs that are being sold (displayed in the above picture) were decided by an online questionnaire that lasted from July 21, 2020, to August 4, 2020. Orders for the cooking appliance started at "COCORO STORE" and "e-CAPCOM" on August 7, 2020. Furthermore, if you placed an order by August 30, 2020, you had a chance to receive a signature colored paper of Kazuya Nakai through a lottery. There were a total of 3 winners for the lottery. The cooking appliance is priced at 80,000円+tax.
https://cocorostore.sharp.co.jp/kn-hw10e-set (https://cocorostore.sharp.co.jp/kn-hw10e-set)
https://www.e-capcom.com/shop/g/gC00005422/ (https://www.e-capcom.com/shop/g/gC00005422/)
https://www.e-capcom.com/shop/g/gC00005423/ (https://www.e-capcom.com/shop/g/gC00005423/)
https://www.e-capcom.com/shop/g/gC00005424/ (https://www.e-capcom.com/shop/g/gC00005424/)
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on August 02, 2020, 05:23:07 PM
Part 2.

Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary x CAPCOM Cafe
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From August 27, 2020, to October 7, 2020, a special "Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary" collaboration was held at Queue Plaza Ikebukuro, in the CAPCOM Cafe store. Details of menus and goods were announced on August 20, 2020. CAPCOM Cafe's business hours are from 10:00-22:00/10:00am-10:00pm (Japan Time), and their contact information is 03-5904-9106.
http://www.capcom.co.jp/amusement/capcomcafe/ikebukuro/ (http://www.capcom.co.jp/amusement/capcomcafe/ikebukuro/)
http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/info/event/6556 (http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/info/event/6556)

Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary Shoes and Umbrellas
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/07/basara15th_20200710_sg_01.jpg)
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the "Sengoku BASARA" series, collaboration items with Super Groupies were made to order. The lineup included 2 types of sneakers and 2 types of umbrellas that were based on Date Masamune (right) and Sanada Yukimura (left), respectively. The shoes were available in 2 sizes from 22.5cm to 27.5cm, in 6cm increments. The ordering period was from July 21, 2020, to August 11, 2020. The shoes were delivered around the beginning of December 2020, while the umbrellas were delivered around mid-December 2020. The shoes were priced at 10,800円+tax, each, while the umbrellas were priced at 6,800円+tax, each.
https://www.super-groupies.com/feature/basara_03_sneakers (https://www.super-groupies.com/feature/basara_03_sneakers)

Sengoku BASARA Date Masamune Formal Suit
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/07/basara15th_20200710_suit_01.jpg)
To celebrate Sengoku BASARA's 15th anniversary, a special formal suit based on Date Masamune was made by SENGOKU DAMA. It is a formal suit designed for more than business use, and is a suit that both men and women can wear. Navy blue is used as a base color, and the golden uprights are used as accents for details such as lapel piping and pocket edges. Buttons and tags are Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary original designs. Orders began at the "SENGOKU DAMA site" on August 6, 2020. In addition, they were sold at the "Sengoku BASARA Solamachi Team" product sales event which was held in Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi from August 28, 2020, to August 30, 2020. The full suit is priced at 150,000円+tax, while the jacket by itself is priced at 100,000円+tax.
http://www.sengokudama.jp/fs/sengokudama/c/basara (http://www.sengokudama.jp/fs/sengokudama/c/basara)

Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary Manga
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On December 1, 2020, a new "Sengoku BASARA" manga series started serialization in monthly Japanese manga magazine, HERO'S. A new HERO'S magazine releases on the 1st of every month. The new manga stars Date Masamune and Sanada Yukimura as the main protagonists. The manga is written by Rando Ayamine and drawn by Yukai Asada. Details were released on November 24, 2020 (a later post covers this).
http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/info/books/6495 (http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/info/books/6495)
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on August 05, 2020, 05:24:10 PM
Part 3/Final Part.

Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary BEST CD Soundtrack
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To celebrate the 15th anniversary of "Sengoku BASARA", CAPCOM decided to release a BEST CD Soundtrack that contains select soundtracks from the video games that have been released so far. As a special bonus, a set of 12 clear files showcasing package visuals and key visuals throughout the game series resized to a CD jacket size is included. The Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary BEST CD Soundtrack contains a total of 26 soundtracks and released on October 14, 2020. It is priced at 4,545円+tax.
https://www.amazon.co.jp/【Amazon-co-jp限定】戦国BASARA-15th-Anniversary-BEST-メガジャケ付/dp/B08D9SK5L3/ref=tmm_acd_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= (https://www.amazon.co.jp/【Amazon-co-jp限定】戦国BASARA-15th-Anniversary-BEST-メガジャケ付/dp/B08D9SK5L3/ref=tmm_acd_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=)

"Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi: Anniversary Edition" Special Reward Campaign
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/07/basara15th_20200713_bpcampaign_01.jpg)
To commemorate the release of "Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi: Anniversary Edition", CAPCOM carried out a campaign to receive rewards that can be used in the iOS/Android game "Sengoku BASARA Battle Party" by answering a questionnaire in the game. During the period, players could participate in the survey by tapping the survey banner displayed at the top of the home screen. All those who participated in the survey received 200 red jewels as a gift. If players entered the "password" written in the "Sengoku BASARA Battle Party" advertising leaflet included in the package of "Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi: Anniversary Edition", they would receive 200 more red jewels (400 total). The campaign lasted from July 21, 2020, to August 31, 2020.
http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/info/event/6538 (http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/info/event/6538)

Sengoku BASARA Series 15th Anniversary Commemorative Gift Campaign
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To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Sengoku BASARA series, the Sengoku BASARA series official Twitter account (@BASARA_CAPCOM) held a present campaign where followers could participate. All you needed to do was follow them and tweet "#BASARA15th", in order to have a chance to win. 2 people won a Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary Visual Tapestry signed by Date Masamune's voice actor (Kazuya Nakai), Sanada Yukimura's voice actor (Sōichirō Hoshi), and theme song artist T.M.Revolution (a.k.a. Takanori Nishikawa), while 15 people won an assortment of Sengoku BASARA goods, for a total of 17 winners. The campaign lasted from July 21, 2020, to August 21, 2020.
https://mobile.twitter.com/BASARA_CAPCOM (https://mobile.twitter.com/BASARA_CAPCOM)

Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary Sake
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To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Sengoku BASARA, collaboration sake was released on July 21, 2020 at the Miyake Main Store online shop and TOWER RECORDS ONLINE online shop (liquor). There are 2 types, one based on both Date Masamune and Sanada Yukimura (left) and one based on Uesugi Kenshin (right). They are pure rice sake, and 720ml. They are priced at 3,000円+tax, each.
http://www.sempuku-miyakeya.com/new/2020-07-22-135105.html (http://www.sempuku-miyakeya.com/new/2020-07-22-135105.html)
https://tower.jp/search/item/ゲームレジェンズ酒シリーズ%20戦国BASARA? (https://tower.jp/search/item/ゲームレジェンズ酒シリーズ%20戦国BASARA?)
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on August 10, 2020, 06:17:51 PM
Some new stuff! :3

Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary Twitter Campaign Gifts
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/07/basara15th_20200721_twcampaign_01.jpg)
In the above picture is the Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary Visual Tapestry signed by Date Masamune's voice actor (Kazuya Nakai), Sanada Yukimura's voice actor (Sōichirō Hoshi), and theme song artist T.M.Revolution (a.k.a. Takanori Nishikawa). Only 2 people won this.
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/07/basara15th_20200713_twcampaign_02.jpg)
In the above picture are the Sengoku BASARA goods. I recognize most of it. There are plushies, from left to right, of Maeda Keiji, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Ishida Mitsunari. There are Kotobukiya figures (left) and Nendoroid figures (right) of Date Masamune, and Sanada Yukimura. There is a pair of glasses based on Date Masamune, and an SB-themed lunchbox. I don't recognize the rest, though. Only 15 people won this.

Sengoku BASARA Videos
I forgot to put down the new trailer CAPCOM released for Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi: Anniversary Edition. Also, SHARP put out a special promotional video showing off the new Date Masamune cooking appliance.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr2K0PFLcAs (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr2K0PFLcAs)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TtTb0DbOEyU&feature=youtu.be (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TtTb0DbOEyU&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on September 01, 2020, 08:27:19 PM
Sorry for my long hiatus. My family has just moved, and a lot has been happening so you might not see me write as often as I do for a bit. Anyways, there's been some news over the course of my hiatus. [:)

Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary x CAPCOM Cafe Collab Menu
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/08/basara15th_20200820_cafe_01.jpg)
1 is Oshu's First Beef Tongue Bowl, and was priced at 1,980円+tax. It is based on Date Masamune and Katakura Kojūrō. Contains beef tongue with a special sauce associated with Masamune and vegetable rolls with miso. 2 is Tenha Zetsuyaku no Rokumonsen Flyer Sushi, and was priced at 1,580円+tax. It is based on Sanada Yukimura and Sarutobi Sasuke. Contains a flyer sushi that uses salmon and eggs as ingredients. 3 is Sekigahara Sweet Battle, and was priced at 1,580円+tax. It is based on Tokugawa Ieyasu and Ishida Mitsunari. Contains two types of purple and yellow potatoes. 4 is Ishida Mitsunari, and was priced at 1,280円+tax. It is a drink inspired by Ishida Mitsunari. If you melt it, you can notice the image of his hairstyle. 5 is Mōri Motonari, and was priced at 800円+tax. It is a drink inspired by Mōri Motonari. Has a collaboration of lemon ice and kiwi flavors in the image of a sunflower.

Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary x CAPCOM Cafe Limited Collab Goods
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/08/basara15th_20200813_cafe_01.jpg)
During this collaboration, you could buy limited time merchandise at the CAPCOM Cafe including acrylic keychains with stands, Samurai Pouches, celebration envelopes, Mizuhiki style acrylic, motif charms, Walnut Button Straps, etc.
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/08/basara15th_20200813_cafe_02.jpg)
There was also perfume based on 6 different characters that were sold at the CAPCOM Cafe as well. The perfume is made to be used by both men and women.
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on September 10, 2020, 06:37:51 PM
Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary Silver Necklaces
(http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/basara/files/2020/08/basara15th_20200827_necklace_01.jpg)
Following the silver rings, FanFunMarket released silver necklaces commemorating the 15th anniversary of Sengoku BASARA. The ordering period was from August 27, 2020, to September 23, 2020. They were available in 8 different types, with deliveries scheduled for late November 2020. The 4 types on top, from left to right, are based on Date Masamune, Sanada Yukimura, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Ishida Mitsunari, respectively. The 4 types on the bottom, from left to right, are based on Katakura Kojūrō, Sarutobi Sasuke, Chōsokabe Motochika, and Mōri Motonari, respectively. They were priced at 11,000円+tax, each.
https://fanfunmarket.jp/basara (https://fanfunmarket.jp/basara)
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on September 20, 2020, 06:42:05 PM
TEPPEN Expansion: The Tale of Amatsu no Kuni
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I've never played TEPPEN before this expansion, but it got me to play it. This wasn't SB 15th related, but I aas still excited by this because it seems that CAPCOM is giving the SB series another chance in the west (I hope that's what this means, at least). If you don't know what TEPPEN is, it's a free-to-play, collectible card battle game that's played in real-time and is fast-paced like a fighting game. It's for iOS and Android, and is available to download on the Amazon App Store, Google Play Store, and Apple App Store. This expansion was announced on September 18, 2020, and was released worldwide on October 1, 2020. The expansion added Amaterasu (the white wolf in the picture, and main protagonist of Ōkami) from the Ōkami series as a new hero character for players to play as, new cards based on the Ōkami and Sengoku BASARA series, new gameplay elements, and a brand new story based on the 2 series. You'll notice that Amaterasu (bottom left), Issun (green glowing guy near Amaterasu), and Orochi (snake heads on top right) from Ōkami, and Date Masamune (middle left), Sanada Yukimura (top left), and Oda Nobunaga (top right) from Sengoku BASARA, all feature in the picture. Hopefully, this will get players introduced to both series as they're pretty niche franchises. My tablet at the time wasn't powerful enough to play this game, but originally if I were to play this, I'd probably use Amaterasu as my hero, and have a deck consisting of Darkstalkers, Monster Hunter, Ōkami, and Sengoku BASARA cards since I'm a fan of all 4. I was hoping that they would add SB characters as heroes into the game at some point instead of just having them as cards. I'd like to see Date Masamune, Ishida Mitsunari, and Saika Magoichi as heroes, eventually. I'd also like to see them add Jon Talbain from Darkstalkers as a hero since he's already on a few cards, he's my favorite Darkstalkers character, and they only have 1 Darkstalkers character as a hero which is Morrigan (probably because she's the series' poster character). This is also the first time CAPCOM has included a new franchise in TEPPEN because they're adding 2 new franchises (Ōkami, Sengoku BASARA) to the game when there were only 6 before (Darkstalkers, Devil May Cry, Mega Man, Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, Street Fighter), increasing the total to 8.
https://teppenthegame.com/en/update/2020/toa/ (https://teppenthegame.com/en/update/2020/toa/)

Edit: As of October 15, 2020, I got a tablet that is powerful enough to play this game. I started playing it on October 17, 2020, and I can say that I'm enjoying the game so far. [:)
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: Luna Eclipse on October 10, 2020, 03:35:59 PM
How are you Felix?
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on October 10, 2020, 11:07:52 PM
How are you Felix?

I've been feeling better recently. Me and my family went to Hobby Lobby earlier today, and so I ended up getting a wolf picture from there for my room. We also got some food from Panda Express. [:)
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: Luna Eclipse on October 12, 2020, 10:22:00 AM
You going trick or treating?
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on October 12, 2020, 05:13:16 PM
You going trick or treating?

Probably not. Trick or treating has never really been my thing. I guess it's nice to see people out wearing costumes and getting candy, though.
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: Luna Eclipse on October 12, 2020, 05:50:31 PM
You going trick or treating?

Probably not. Trick or treating has never really been my thing. I guess it's nice to see people out wearing costumes and getting candy, though.
Thought I could meet you some how, I am going to take my brother trick or treating this year
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on October 24, 2020, 05:43:39 PM
Sengoku BASARA Battle Party Shut Down
Sorry for the bad news. On October 21, 2020, CAPCOM announced that Sengoku BASARA Battle Party (which released in Japan on June 24, 2019) will be shutting down on December 21, 2020, due to "external issues." Also, they updated the game to remove all microtransactions so as to prevent players from spending more money because the game is shutting down. They will open up a refund page from December 22, 2020, to March 31, 2020, for players who purchased any microtransactions that they didn't use so they can get their money back. The creators left some personal messages regarding this, and it's pretty sad. They said that they had planned on having the game last longer, and that they won't be able to complete their dream of including every SB character from the series into the game. They expressed how much it meant to them to meet fans of the series at events, and be able to have fun and talk with them. They also feel disappointed with themselves and feel as if they let fans down, despite putting a lot of effort into the game. They mentioned how much they wished that they could continue the game, and how bad they feel for putting the fans and players through this.
A lot of people feel that this is more CAPCOM's fault than it is the SB team's, and that the situation is out of their control. CAPCOM does have the final say on what goes down with the series since they own the rights to it. It truly doesn't matter what the SB team does because if CAPCOM doesn't ok it, they can't do it. This might be a sign that the series is going to die (it's already been on the verge of death for the past few years) since it seems like CAPCOM is giving them the boot with the mobile game. I personally feel very sad about this, and I can honestly agree that CAPCOM is probably giving the SB team the boot and that the situation is truly out of their control. At least SB will live on through TEPPEN. All I can hope for is that the SB team hopefully makes good use out of any money they made from the game, and use it to develop what many fans having been wanting and waiting for, Sengoku BASARA 5. Then again, CAPCOM has the final say, and could possibly not ok it or disband the SB team. [:(
https://basara-bp.capcom-s.jp/lp/announcement.html (https://basara-bp.capcom-s.jp/lp/announcement.html)
https://basara-bp.capcom-s.jp/lp/message.html (https://basara-bp.capcom-s.jp/lp/message.html)
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on November 12, 2020, 08:34:56 PM
There sure hasn't been any news in awhile...
This will be a mixture of both good and bad news, and I'll briefly discuss my opinion on the fate of the series and address other fans' concerns.

Sengoku BASARA Character Popularity Poll 2020
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CAPCOM held a character popularity poll for the Sengoku BASARA series on the BASARA CLUB site from November 9, 2020, to November 20, 2020. A live stream to announce the poll results happened on December 13, 2020. There were a total of 64 characters to vote for. Voting required being a member of the BASARA CLUB. Members were able to vote for their top 10 characters once per day, with every rank adding a certain amount of points to the tally. Once the results were announced, the overall top 10 characters, as well as the 20th, 30th, 40th, and 50th ranked characters, will feature in new merchandise. There will also be a joke prize for the 63rd-ranked character. Watching the poll results live stream required purchasing a ticket from the site. Purchasing a ticket required either being a member of BASARA CLUB or having a Rom Mall account. The live stream featured Kōji Okino (the current stage play actor for Ishida Mitsunari), Yūsuke Seto (the current stage play actor for Akechi Mitsuhide, and Tenkai), and Hideto Mashima (the current stage play actor for Date Masamune). Merchandise from this poll will be sold on the BASARA CLUB site for members to purchase.
https://www.basara-club.jp/posts/pages/dqbnps

Good News and Bad News
The good news is that there is a new official poll for the series. There hasn't been one for a few years (I'm pretty sure the last one was in 2016). Also, this gives a chance for the 3 new characters that were added through Sengoku BASARA Battle Party (Izumo no Okuni, Katō Kiyomasa, and Komatsuhime) to be featured in new merchandise. This also gives the female characters (they don't really feature in much merchandise, as most of the male characters tend to be more popular), and/or unpopular characters (of course, if they're not popular enough, they won't feature in most merchandise) a chance to feature in new merchandise. The bad news is that this is the first time an official poll for the series is limited to BASARA CLUB members, as previous polls were open to the public. Also, previous polls had their results published in magazines and on websites, but the results for this poll is on a live stream, and requires purchasing a ticket to watch. Another thing is that I already have a feeling as to who made it into the top 10, and some of the characters that I feel should receive more merchandise (Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Azai Nagamasa, Ii Naotora, Matsunaga Hisahide, Oichi, Saika Magoichi, etc.) might only have a chance through the 20th, 30th, 40th, and 50th spots.

The Fate of Sengoku BASARA
Before I discuss my opinion on the fate of the series, I'd like to briefly go over on how the games have been. The latest game in the series is Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den, which was released for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in Asia on August 25, 2016. CAPCOM also released Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi: Anniversary Edition for the PlayStation 4 in Japan on July 21, 2020, to celebrate the series' 15th anniversary. Sadly, it's just a re-release of Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi with all of the DLC included, and CAPCOM hasn't decided to try releasing it for the Nintendo Switch despite fan demand. The series’ mobile gacha RPG, Sengoku BASARA Battle Party, released in Japan on June 24, 2019, and was shut down on December 21, 2020. Luckily, the series was added as cards into CAPCOM's mobile card game, TEPPEN, worldwide on October 1, 2020. Honestly, I feel like the series is very much on the verge of death, and a lot of fans feel this way too. Ever since the announcement of the SB BP shutdown, most fans have just been losing all hope for the series, whereas before, most fans have had very little hope for the series. A possibility of a Sengoku BASARA 5 happening (or just a new console game in general) seems extremely unlikely, especially since CAPCOM had the SB team shut down SB BP. Who knows what the series' future holds, but for now, we can just enjoy the fact that the series is in TEPPEN, and that there's still that manga that started with its first chapter on December 1, 2020.
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on November 19, 2020, 01:15:49 PM
Sengoku BASARA Character Popularity Poll 2020 Interim Announcement
On November 16, 2020, CAPCOM had an interim announcement to announce the results of the poll so far. The final results of the poll will be announced during the live stream on December 13, 2020. Below are the poll results from the interim announcement as of November 16, 2020, with P marking how many points the character has received, and the bold names indicating which characters are winning.
1. Ishida Mitsunari (2936P)
2. Date Masamune (2928P)
3. Tokugawa Ieyasu (2672P)
4. Sanada Yukimura (2238P)
5. Katakura Kojūrō (2232P)
6. Bontenmaru (2076P)
7. Sarutobi Sasuke (1592P)
8. Takenaka Hanbei (1586P)
9. Shima Sakon (1484P)
10. Ōtani Yoshitsugu (1476P)

11. Chōsokabe Motochika (1474P)
12. Mōri Motonari (1204P)
13. Benmaru (1202P)
14. Matsunaga Hisahide (1032P)
15. Maeda Keiji (904P)
16. Kuroda Kanbei (848P)
17. Takechiyo (832P)
18. Toyotomi Hideyoshi (814P)
19. Akechi Mitsuhide (808P)
20. Saika Magoichi (769P)
21. Tsuruhime (746P)
22. Gotō Matabei (728P)
23. Komatsuhime (694P)
24. Tenkai (688P)
25. Oichi (626P)
26. Azai Nagamasa (622P)
27. Kasuga (586P)
27. Sanada Masayuki (586P)
29. Fūma Kotarō (580P)
30. Shibata Katsuie (568P)
31. Katō Kiyomasa (564P)
32. Takeda Shingen (540P)
33. Nōhime (526P)
33. Sanada Nobuyuki (526P)
35. Kyōgoku Maria (484P)
36. Oda Nobunaga (446P)
37. Sen no Rikyū (436P)
38. Itsuki (396P)
39. Izumo no Okuni (354P)
40. Amago Haruhisa (324P)
41. Utsunomiya Hirotsuna (310P)
42. Honda Tadakatsu (306P)
43. Ashikaga Yoshiteru (288P)
44. Nanbu Harumasa (278P)
45. Mogami Yoshiaki (256P)
46. Matsu (252P)
47. Naoe Kanetsugu (228P)
48. Uesugi Kenshin (196P)
49. Satake Yoshishige (194P)
50. Ii Naotora (176P)
51. Maeda Toshiie (158P)
52. Hōjō Ujimasa (150P)
53. Miyamoto Musashi (146P)
54. Anegakōji Yoritsuna (130P)
55. Yamanaka Shikanosuke (124P)
56. Mori Ranmaru (116P)
57. Shimazu Yoshihiro (104P)
58. Kobayakawa Hideaki (90P)
59. Xavi (88P)
60. Imagawa Yoshimoto (84P)
61. Tachibana Muneshige (74P)
62. Honganji Kennyo (38P)
63. Ōtomo Sōrin (10P)
64. Miyoshi Trio (0P)
https://www.basara-club.jp/posts/pages/rsykuz (https://www.basara-club.jp/posts/pages/rsykuz)
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on November 27, 2020, 05:42:58 PM
Sengoku BASARA Battle Party Update
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Sengoku BASARA Battle Party received an update on November 25, 2020, where players were able to play through all of the main story and "Drama Scroll" side stories without having to level up a certain amount. Instead, players just had to beat the current chapter they were on to move on to the next one. Sadly, the main story ended on a cliffhanger because the game was supposed to last longer than its shutdown date of December 21, 2020.
https://basara-bp.capcom-s.jp/lp/index.html (https://basara-bp.capcom-s.jp/lp/index.html)

Sengoku BASARA Elysium of Two Extremes
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On November 24, 2020, CAPCOM announced that the official name of the Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary manga is titled, Sengoku BASARA Elysium of Two Extremes. The new manga celebrates Sengoku BASARA's 15th anniversary, and debuted with its first chapter in monthly Japanese manga magazine, HERO'S, on December 1, 2020. The first chapter was also made available to be read for free on the HERO'S website on November 27, 2020. The first chapter is titled, Return to the Heavens. A new HERO'S magazine releases on the 1st of every month. The new manga stars Date Masamune and Sanada Yukimura as the main protagonists. The manga is written by Rando Ayamine and drawn by Yukai Asada.
https://viewer.heros-web.com/episode/13933686331750165415 (https://viewer.heros-web.com/episode/13933686331750165415)
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on December 12, 2020, 02:21:18 PM
Sengoku BASARA Battle Party UR Gacha
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A gacha was added into the game on December 2, 2020, and lasted till the game’s shutdown date of December 21, 2020. Players could do a 1x daily free gacha, a 1x gacha for 100 red or blue jewels (appears after the doing the daily free gacha), and a 10x gacha for 900 red or blue jewels. 23 of the game’s 28 UR (Ultra Rare) characters were available in it, and players were guaranteed to get some of them through this.
https://basara-bp.capcom-s.jp/lp/ (https://basara-bp.capcom-s.jp/lp/)

Healsio Hot Cook Customization Service <Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura Ver.>
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A second collaboration between "SHARP Healsio Hot Cook" and the "Sengoku BASARA" series was announced on December 10, 2020. Sanada Yukimura is featured on the cooking appliance this time. The cooking appliance features voice acting from Sōichirō Hoshi (the voice actor for Sanada Yukimura). Orders started on December 10, 2020, and deliveries are scheduled around late January 2021. It is priced at 80,000円+tax. Those who purchase by January 31, 2021, will be entered into a lottery and have a chance to receive a signed autograph by Sōichirō Hoshi. Only 3 people will be able to receive it. There’s also a video on the product below.
https://www.e-capcom.com/shop/g/gC00006019/ (https://www.e-capcom.com/shop/g/gC00006019/)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWQGjSKtz3w&feature=emb_title (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWQGjSKtz3w&feature=emb_title)

Sengoku BASARA Character Popularity Poll 2020 Goods
From December 10, 2020, to December 27, 2020, there were 4 different goods available for BASARA Club members to purchase in celebration of the “Sengoku BASARA Character Popularity Poll 2020 Results Announcement” that happened on December 13, 2020. Deliveries are scheduled around early February 2021. The goods were as followed:

Character Poll Mug
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This was priced at 800円+tax.

Character Poll Hand Towel
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This was priced at 500円+tax.

Character Poll Poster
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This was priced at 1,800円+tax.

Character Poll Neck Pillow
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This was priced at 3,000円+tax.
https://www.basara-club.jp/ec/products?category=508 (https://www.basara-club.jp/ec/products?category=508)
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on December 20, 2020, 03:39:11 PM
Sadness (at least for Sengoku BASARA fans)
Since Sengoku BASARA Battle Party shut down on December 21, 2020, I decided to put some info about what I was able to accomplish during my time playing. I was able to level up my party to 83 (the highest character level is 135). I was able to get a total of 66 out of the game's 78 characters. I got all 15 R (Rare) characters, 30 out of 35 SR (Super Rare) characters, and 21 out of 28 UR (Ultra Rare) characters. The highest online rank I was able to achieve was 496, with my online rank being 723 before the game shut down. Players have to be in the top 30,000 to be featured on the leaderboard. There was also a special leaderboard for the top 100 players. I was also able to play through all 23 chapters of the main story, and all 23 "Drama Scroll" side stories. Also, my main party (in this game, a party consists of a maximum of 6 characters) I ended the game with included Dragon King: Date Masamune, Katō Kiyomasa, Komatsuhime, Kyōgoku Maria, Matsunaga Hisahide, and Tenkai.
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on December 22, 2020, 02:37:32 PM
Sengoku BASARA Battle Party: Story Complete Works
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Since Sengoku BASARA Battle Party shut down on December 21, 2020, later that same day, CAPCOM announced the release of a new book titled, "Sengoku BASARA Battle Party: Story Complete Works." This book is sold through CAPCOM's online Japanese store, e-CAPCOM for a straight price of 3,800円, starting December 21, 2020. There are a limited number of copies, and deliveries are scheduled for spring 2021. The book is 192 pages long, and contains all of the story content featured in the game.
https://www.e-capcom.com/shop/g/gC00006045/ (https://www.e-capcom.com/shop/g/gC00006045/)

Sengoku BASARA Christmas Game Sale
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To celebrate Christmas, the Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi: Anniversary Set, and Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den on PS4 joined the CAPCOM Christmas Sale on the Japanese PlayStation Store (CAPCOM also held a Christmas sale on the Japanese eShop as well) from December 22, 2020, to January 8, 2021. The Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi: Anniversary Set was 25% off with its price being lowered from 5,445円+tax, to 4,084円+tax. Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den was 72% off with its price being lowered from 6,472円+tax, to 1,812円+tax. Also, CAPCOM confirmed that the PS4 Sengoku BASARA games are backwards-compatible with the PS5.
https://store.playstation.com/ja-jp/product/JP0102-CUSA01159_00-4SANNIVERSARYSET (https://store.playstation.com/ja-jp/product/JP0102-CUSA01159_00-4SANNIVERSARYSET)
https://store.playstation.com/ja-jp/product/JP0102-CUSA04243_00-60GAMEPACKAGE000 (https://store.playstation.com/ja-jp/product/JP0102-CUSA04243_00-60GAMEPACKAGE000)
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on December 28, 2020, 11:49:40 AM
TEPPEN Expansion: The Battle of Amatsu no Kuni
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Following the previous TEPPEN expansion, The Tale of Amatsu no Kuni, another expansion titled, The Battle of Amatsu no Kuni, continued to support both the Ōkami and Sengoku BASARA series. The new expansion was announced on December 26, 2020, and was released worldwide on January 5, 2021. Unlike the previous expansion which added new gameplay elements, this new expansion didn't add any new gameplay elements, but it did expand on some of them. Also, this expansion added Oichi (the woman with black hair in the picture, and a major supporting character of Sengoku BASARA) from the Sengoku BASARA series as a new hero character for players to play as, new cards from both the Ōkami and Sengoku BASARA series, and another brand new story based on both series. Amaterasu (bottom right), Issun (green glowing guy near Amaterasu) and Rao (top left) from Ōkami, plus Honda Tadakatsu (top right), Ishida Mitsunari (middle left), Oichi (bottom left), and Tokugawa Ieyasu (middle right) from Sengoku BASARA all feature in the picture. Honestly, I was even more excited for this expansion than the previous. TEPPEN is showing continued support for Sengoku BASARA, and added a character from the series as a hero. Sengoku BASARA is a dying franchise, but TEPPEN has plans to continue to support Sengoku BASARA. Also, I was expecting them to choose either Date Masamune or Oda Nobunaga as the next hero if they decided to continue to support Sengoku BASARA. Choosing Oichi shocked me, but I'm happy that she was chosen as it gives the female characters better representation (I would've preferred Saika Magoichi over Oichi as a female hero, but Oichi is cool too). There have also been some rumors going around that they will do at least 1 more expansion after this that will support both Ōkami and Sengoku BASARA, and that the new hero added into it will either be Date Masamune or Ishida Mitsunari, who are both from Sengoku BASARA (these are just rumors, BTW). This all makes me really happy! I couldn’t wait to try out Oichi, and the new Ōkami and Sengoku BASARA cards when they got added into TEPPEN! [:)
https://teppenthegame.com/en/update/2021/boa/ (https://teppenthegame.com/en/update/2021/boa/)
Title: Re: Sengoku BASARA 15th Anniversary
Post by: FelixFox on January 02, 2021, 05:28:45 PM
Sengoku BASARA Wishes Everyone a Happy New Year + New Manga Chapter
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This is a bit late, but during the new year in Japan, the official Sengoku BASARA Twitter posted a special tweet to wish everyone a happy new year of 2021 after the long and harsh 2020 year. They also told fans that they have announcements, plans, and projects for the year, and for them to stay tuned. Of course, many fans responded with happy new year tweets, hopes for a Sengoku BASARA 5, and questions about the future of the series. Also, the 2nd chapter of the manga, Sengoku BASARA Elysium of Two Extremes, was released in the HERO'S magazine on January 1, 2021. The 2nd chapter is titled, Incarnation. While the 1st chapter was available to be read for free online, following chapters require purchasing the magazine either physically or digitally. A new HERO'S magazine release on the 1st of every month.