On November 20, Avex started streaming a new teaser trailer for Sakura Wars the Stage. The 90-second promo is set to an instrumental version of Geki! Teikoku Kagekidan <Shin Fumi>, and previews each of the main cast members’ performances.
Sakura Wars the Stage opened on November 19, and will run through November 23. Following the first show, Yuna Sekine, who plays Sakura in the plays, posted a short video from the cast.
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About Sakura Wars the Stage
Sakura Wars the Stage was first announced on September 15, 2019, as part of Sega’s eighth Sakura Wars streaming event. The production was originally slated to run from March 5 – 8 at Akasaka’s Sogetsu Hall, with eight shows planned for the period.
On February 26, Sega announced that the show was canceled due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
On June 19, during a Sakura Wars streaming event, Sega announced that the stage show would return in Winter 2020. On September 18, the official Sakura Wars the Stage website updated with an announcement that the show will open on November 19.
The confirmed cast includes:
- Sakura Amamiya: Yuna Sekine
- Hatsuho Shinonome: Rina Takahashi
- Azami Mochizuki: Yui Kanchiku
- Anastasia Palma: Juri Hirayu
- Clarissa “Claris” Snowflake: Natsume Oki
- Sumire Kanzaki: Atsumi Katayama
- Seijuro Kamiyama: Yohei Azakami
Masami Itō (Miracle☆Stage Sanrio Boys) will direct the production and write the script, while series composer Kohei Tanaka scores the soundtrack. Series creator Oji Hiroi is credited with the original concept.
How to Watch Sakura Wars the Stage
Sakura Wars the Stage opened on November 19, at Chiyoda’s Hulic Hall theater. Nine shows are planned, which will run through November 23. Tickets are priced at 7,800 yen ($74.58 USD) each for general admission.
Customers were able to purchase tickets through September 28, at 23:59 JST, with winners being notified on October 1. In addition to the on-site performances, tickets for a streaming version of the play were also offered for one of the two shows, as well as a discounted pass that includes streams of both events. In addition to the shows, the two-show ticket will include a bonus “Flower Division send-off” video.
The single-show passes were priced at 3,500 yen ($33.13 USD) each, while the two-show ticket cost 6,300 yen ($59.64 USD). Nico Nico is handling distribution of the digital broadcasts.