On July 13, the official Sakura Wars website announced that the “Sakura Wars 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert – Kohei Tanaka 40 + 1th Anniversary” event will get a live streaming version. Tickets to the show went on sale today, and are available through ePlus.
Two tiers of ticket are currently available: one with event-exclusive bonus goods (8,800 yen / $79.63 USD), one that solely offers access to the live stream (3,800 yen / $34.39 USD).
To note, ePlus requires users to have a Japanese mobile phone number to purchase tickets.
The “Sakura Wars 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert – Kohei Tanaka 40 + 1th Anniversary” will be a live show, celebrating the franchise’s history, as well as Tanaka’s own legacy as a composer. It is slated to be held on July 28, 2021 at Shibuya’s Orchard Hall.
Doors are open at 18:00 JST, with a planned showtime 18:30 JST showtime.
Kohei Tanaka will serve as the event’s emcee, as well as providing piano and vocal performances. He will be joined by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, who will be conducted by Shigeki Miyamatsu.
Six other vocalists are confirmed for the event, all of whom have played prominent roles in the franchise.
- Noriko Hidaka (Erica Fontaine, Sakura Wars 3)
- Yuna Sekine (Sakura Amamiya, Shin Sakura Taisen the Stage)
- Rina Takahashi (Hatsuho Shinonome, Shin Sakura Taisen the Stage)
- Yui Kanchiku (Azami Mochizuki, Shin Sakura Taisen the Stage)
- Juri Hirayu: (Anastasia Palma, Shin Sakura Taisen the Stage)
- Natsume Oki (Clarissa Snowflake, Shin Sakura Taisen the Stage)
About Kohei Tanaka
Kohei Tanaka is a graduate of Tokyo University of the Arts’ Faculty of Music and Department of Composition. After graduation, he worked at Victor music for three years, before traveling to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. Upon his return to Japan, Tanaka began full-scale composition and arrangements.
Tanaka has provided the scores for countless prominent anime and video game works, including Sakura Wars, One Piece, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, and Brave King Gaogaigar. Over his career, Tanaka has composed more than 500 songs for the Sakura Wars, and more than 10,000 compositions overall.
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