On December 25, Avex Pictures started streaming a subtitled digest video for the Shin Sakura Taisen the Stage: Ouka no Utage – Sai concert. The eight-minute video, titled New Sakura Wars the Stage-OUKA NO UTAGE / Sai[for J-LODlive], features a brief introduction that offers a cast list and a brief explanation of the Shin Sakura Taisen the Stage project.
Following a short introduction by Sumire Kanzaki (Moemi Katayama), the video features excerpts from eight songs:
- Geki! Teikoku Kagekidan [Shinsyou]
- Star Tanjo
- Yoake (Performed by Azami Mochizuki and Hatsuho Shinonome)
- Blue Bird (Performed by Clarissa “Claris” Snowflake)
- Ai Yueni (Performed by Sakura Amamiya and Anastasia Palma)
- Butai no Kami-sama (Performed by Sumire Kanzaki and the Sprout Division)
- Yume no Tsuzuki (Performed by the Sakura Amamiya, Hatsuho Shinonome, Clarissa Snowflake, Azami Mochizuki, and Anastasia Palma)
- Aratanaru (Performed by the Sakura Amamiya, Hatsuho Shinonome, Clarissa Snowflake, Azami Mochizuki, and Anastasia Palma)
J-LOD is a subsidy program that aims to support concerts, theatrical productions, and other live shows, for live events and the production of videos for overseas consumption. The website for the program, which is a non-profit organization, states that they aid “businesses who lost the opportunity to promote their content due to the spread of the [COVID-19] infection.”
Shin Sakura Taisen the Stage: Ouka no Utage – Sai was held at Tokyo’s Hulic Hall from September 25 – 26, 2021. The two-day event featured four shows, with two on each day. The shows held on September 26 were offered via digital streaming, and a Blu-Ray of the evening performance fro September 26 will be released in Japan on January 28, 2022.
The main cast includes:
- Yuna Sekine (Sakura Amamiya)
- Rina Takahashi (Hatsuho Shinonome)
- Yui Kanchiku (Azami Mochizuki)
- Juri Hirayu (Anastasia Palma)
- Natsume Oki (Clarissa “Claris” Snowflake)
- Moemi Katayama (Sumire Kanzaki)
The members of the Sprout Division include:
- Seira Yamada
- Rio Yazawa
- Honmiya Hikaru
- Yuri Kojima
- Mizuki Kodachi
- Nanako Komori
- Makoto Nagai
- Makino Reina
- Yori Mishima
- Yuna Yamashita
The first Shin Sakura Taisen the Stage: Ouka no Utage was a one-day event, which took place on March 21, 2021. Two concerts were shown at Tokyo’s Hulic Hall, and offered via digital outlets for streaming.
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