<em>Project Sakura Wars<\/em> is the newest title in the Sakura Wars series. It is a soft reboot of the long-running series featuring several returning characters, along with a few newcomers. The title is the first mainline entry in over a decade.\r\n\r\nSega recently hosted a lifestream on November 20, showcasing the characters, along with new information.\r\n\r\n[embed]https:\/\/youtu.be\/6YigjqimoKk[\/embed]\r\n\r\nThe <em>Sakura Wars<\/em> series has become popular among fans due to its combination of action role-playing and romance visual novel content. \r\n\r\n<em>Sakura Wars<\/em> takes place in the 1940s. A group of young adults teams up to take down a group of demons who have threatened to disrupt humans' decade long period of peace. The series stars Imperial Japanese Navy captain Seijuro Kamiyama, a 20-year-old man assigned to lead the reborn Imperial Combat Revue: Floral Division.\r\n\r\nIn the two-hour-long livestream, various characters were shown, including newcomer Hakushu Murasame. Not much of Murasame was shown in the trailer, besides chatting with a few other characters. Her personality is more laid back and reserved than others.\r\n\r\nMurasame stands out for another reason. She is a new character designed by Shigenori Soejima, who has worked as a character designer for <em>Persona 3<\/em>, <em>4<\/em>, and <em>5<\/em>. \r\n\r\nMurasame's Japanese voice actress is Miyuki Sawashiro, who also has ties to the <em>Persona<\/em> series. She is the voice of <em>Persona 3's<\/em> Elizabeth and also portrayed Isabeau in <em>Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse<\/em>.\r\n\r\nThere are also other guest artists attached to the project, such as BUNBUN, <em>Pok\u00e9mon's<\/em> Ken Sugimori, <em>Girls und Panzer's<\/em> Fumikane Shimada, and <em>Haruhi Suzumiya's<\/em> Noizi Iro. Their art will be included in the artwork packaged with the Limited Edition of the game.\r\n\r\nAlso joining the series was Tite Kubo, creator of the manga series <em>Bleach<\/em>. He designed the main characters along with the weapons. \r\n\r\nAlso part of the project is mecha designer Mika Akitaka. The artist has had a long history of designing mecha for series like <em>Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ<\/em> and Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory.\r\n\r\nNot only will <em>Project Sakura Wars<\/em> be released soon, but an anime adaptation is planned. Manabu Ono, who is currently working on Sword Art Online: Alicization, will direct the series. The anime adaption is officially titled <em>Sakura Wars the Animation<\/em>.\r\n\r\n<em>Project Sakura Wars<\/em> will be released on the PlayStation 4 in Japan on December 12 and internationally in Q2 2020.