The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of CYBIRD's Ikemen Sengoku: Toki wo Kakeru Koi (Love That Leapt Through Time), one of its popular "Ikemen" (Handsome Men) otome game series for iOS and Android, posted a 40-second first PV introducing its main caharcters with their voices. The TV anime is titled Ikemen Sengoku: Toki wo Kakeru ga Koi wa Hajimaranai (We Leapt Through Time, but Love dose not Begin)."
While the game tells a female protagonist's love stories with famous busho/warlords, the anime features a male protagonist Sasuke, a graduate student who timeslips into the Sengoku period of Japan, around 1580, and tells the daily life of the warlords drawn in 3D style. In addition to the 11 characters who appeared in the original game, Motonari Mouri (1497-1571) is newly added to the anime story. The Shigeyuki Watanabe (Hi-sCoool! SeHa Girls)-directed series is set to premiere on Tokyo MX on July 12, then on Sun TV three days later.
Nobunaga Oda: Tomokazu Sugita
Masamune date: Kazuki Kato
Yukimura Sanada: Kensho Ono
Hideyoshi Toyotomi: Kosuke Toriumi
Ieyasu Tokugawa: Toshiki Masuda
Mitsuhide Akechi: Shunsuke Takeuchi
Mitsunari Ishida: Yoshitaka Yamaya
Shingen Takeda: Yuichiro Umebara
Kenshin Uesugi: Hiroaki Miura
Sasuke Sarutobi: Kenji Akabane
Kennyo: Tarusuke Shingaki
Motonari Mouri: Katsuyuki Konishi
The Ikemen series has eight titles so far and has attracted 15 million registered useres in Japan.
Ikemen Sengoku was launched in June 2015. The story centers on a female protagonist who accidentally
time travels back to the sengoku period of Japan in the end of the 16th century during her trip in Kyoto.
She encounters Nobunaga Oda (CV: Tomokazu Sugita), one of the most powerful busho/warlords, at the
Honno-ji incident on 1582. Nabunaga likes her on sight, and other 10 famous busho who appear in front
of her, including Hideyoshi Toyotomi (Kousuke Toriumi), Yukimura Sanada (Yoshimasa Hosoya), Masamune
Date (Kazuki Kato), and Ieyasu Tokugawa (Toshiki Masuda), are all ikemen/handsome guys. With whom
will she fall in love?
Main visual for the game
Source: CYBIRD pres release
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