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PS2 Game Devil Kings To Be Animated

by dtshyk
Oct 7, 2008 5:19 AM | 29 Comments
According to Animage Magazine, a PlayStation2 game "Devil Kings" (known as "Sengoku BASARA" in Japan) will be animated by Production I.G. Devil King is a Samurai action game released in 2005 by Capcom and particularly popular among female players. It will be aired in 2009.

The casting of the voice actors of the main characters is the same as that of the game.
Sanada Yukimura: Hoshi Souichiro
Date Masamune: Nakai Kazuya
Oda Nobunaga: Wakamoto Norio

General Director: Kawasaki Itruro (the director of "Rental Magica")
Character Design & Animation Director: Okubo To-ru ("Otogizoushi", "Charge!! Otokojuku")
Script Supervisor: Kobayashi Hiroyuki (the producer of "Sengoku BASARA", "Resident Evil 4", "Devil May Cry")

Source: Scan of Animage Magazine
Source: Mainichi Online News
Source: Sengoku BASARA TV anime official web site

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I've only played Sengoku Basara X, so I really dunno shit about the background story of the characters or the regular games.

The fact that Wakamoto voiced Nobunaga with a shotgun is pretty awesome, though.

Oct 9, 2008 9:10 AM by raysel

Awesome news indeed. Wakamoto's going to rock again.

Oct 9, 2008 9:00 AM by seasaw

I'm looking forward to it. Here's to hoping it won't be a disappointment.

Oct 8, 2008 11:53 PM by PGB

video games turned into anime usually turn out bad so im not going to get my hopes up for this.

Oct 8, 2008 3:44 PM by jinxo

That's great news. I can see sanada yukimura in action

Oct 8, 2008 9:38 AM by Monk

well I have Devil Kings (the first in Englishsh) and Senguko Basara 2 in japanese and Basara Haroes in japanese also and the game ROCKS... I am soooo happy that it'll be animated X3 that's a great news. thank you!

Oct 8, 2008 6:05 AM by LightShadow

I didn't like this game, but the character models were excellent. Hope this turns out well.

Oct 7, 2008 11:08 PM by Syanaide

well, this could be good. I tend to like this kind of thing. Though, videogame adaptions can be VERY bad.

Oct 7, 2008 10:34 PM by internetotaku

Thats great new @_@
I hope there will be characters from Sengoku Basara 2 a well XD

Oct 7, 2008 9:57 PM by -SeRg-

I've never heard of this game

Oct 7, 2008 7:25 PM by Danimae

I hope that will be used original seiyuus because they fit in their roles

Oct 7, 2008 3:33 PM by NiessanStrife

That shall be absolutly perfct this game is one of best everand

Oct 7, 2008 3:32 PM by NiessanStrife

ah yes i think i say this game once, but never play this. from capcom i think. but such a big doujin community, surprise me a bit.

Oct 7, 2008 1:36 PM by Kiseki

cantius said:
Omg, the game was better than dynasty warriors, in my opinion.
The anime cutscenes were awsome too.


That's good. I tried DW 2 & 3 and I hated them. >_>;

Hamel said:
It makes me kind of sad since I wanted the fighting game (Sengoku Basara X) but it never got licenced (and probably won't be because the game wasn't suucessful here)


We didn't even get the sequel either.

Oct 7, 2008 1:10 PM by Kuronoa

Omg, the game was better than dynasty warriors, in my opinion.
The anime cutscenes were awsome too.

Oct 7, 2008 12:57 PM by cantius

It makes me kind of sad since I wanted the fighting game (Sengoku Basara X) but it never got licenced (and probably won't be because the game wasn't suucessful here)

Oct 7, 2008 12:37 PM by Hamel

dtshyk said:
Japanese fan girls are crying with joy now, but is this game also popular in other countries? Sengoku BASARA 2 was sold 300,000 copies in Japan and has one of the largest doujin communities of fan girls.

For those who don't know this game, here are the images of the main characters.

Sanada Yukimura

Date Masamune

You may see the reason why Japanese fan girls are fanatically into this game.


I prefer Sengoku Musou's Sanada Yukimura but Date Masamune is defintely fanatic fan girl material.

Just curious: Will Norio Wakamoto be voicing Oda Nobunaga in the anime series?

Oct 7, 2008 11:48 AM by Nayah

YEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SENGOKU BASARA ANIME!! FUCK YEAH!!!

don't regret posting this news!! you've just made my day so great!!! :D

Oct 7, 2008 9:58 AM by chryseis

Thanks for the info. I slightly regret having posted this news... So BASARA is popular only locally.
Anyway, if Production I.G. put their top notch CGI techs to this project, it'll be an exciting battle animation.

Oct 7, 2008 9:42 AM by dtshyk

dtshyk said:
Japanese fan girls are crying with joy now, but is this game also popular in other countries?


Not at all. It wasn't marketed very much, and it being a hack-n-slash might have turned off many. I'm sure it's a cult hit in the US anyways though.

Oct 7, 2008 8:06 AM by Kuronoa