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New Sakura Wars Anime Reveals Key Visual, First Trailer

New Sakura Wars Anime Reveals Key Visual, First TrailerSakura Wars is back.

Last month, we learned that the latest anime series in the much-loved franchise would be hitting screens this April.

Now we’ve got a bunch of fresh visuals and information about that series, including a key visual, trailer and some deets on brand-new characters.

The series, which is called Shin Sakura Taisen the Animation (that’s New Sakura Wars the Animation in English) will feature three new characters from a group called the Moscow Combat Revue, thought to have been destroyed in an accident.

The characters are:

Clara, played by Misaki Watada

Valery Kaminski, played by Kenji Akabane

Leila, played by Haruka Shiraishi

The series is directed by Manabu Ono (Sword Art Online: Alicization) and animated at studio Sanjigen. It’s written by Ono and Tatsuhiko Urahata (Hi Score Girl). Kohei Tanaka returns to the franchise to provide tunes.

Source: Otakomu

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.