During the ninth edition of the regular “Sakura Wars Imperial Theater Propaganda Department Report” live stream today, Sega Games shared new information for the upcoming Project Sakura Wars action RPG.
Part of this information was the new character Hakushuu Murasame (voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro), a female swordsman. She is designed by Shigenori Soejima, the character designer behind the Persona series.
A swordswoman and old friend of Sakura Amamiya’s father Tekkan, as well as Sakura’s sword master. Her age and background are unknown. With her excellent sword skills, clear head, and kind and composed personality, she is a person who seemingly has no faults, but her taste in puns is her only flaw, confusing those around her each time she speaks.
キャラクターデザインは #副島成記 さん！！
— サクラ大戦公式 (@Sakura_Taisen) November 20, 2019
Shigenori Soejima is one of the numerous guest artists tasked with designing the supporting cast in Project Sakura Wars, in addition to Yukiko Horiguchi (K-On!), BUNBUN (Sword Art Online), Ken Sugimori (Pokémon), Fumikane Shimada (Girls und Panzer), and Noizi Ito (Haruhi Suzumiya).
More information on the newly announced Project Sakura Wars details can be read on Gematsu.
Project Sakura Wars will be released for the PlayStation 4 in Japan on December 12, 2019. It will be released in North America and Europe in spring 2020.