A celebration of Hidenori Matsubara’s Sakura Wars art opens in Japan this month


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For a long time, Sega’s cult JRPG franchise Sakura Wars has been typified by its stunning character design, wonderful music, foolish sense of humor, and charming art work. This latter ingredient in explicit will likely be celebrated in Japan this month, through a touring art exhibit.

The Sakura Wars Art Festival 2021 consists of a trio of installations which can cease in Tokyo (April 29-May 1), Osaka (May 14-16), and Nagoya (May 28-30). The exhibition spotlights the portfolio of Hidenori Matsubara, who labored as a personality designer and artist on the Sakura Wars video video games, in addition to their anime and TV variations.

The pageant will showcase Matsubara’s work with the franchise, and can embrace Q&A and signing classes with the artist himself. Attendees may also get the chance to bag unique merchandise from the occasions. Matsubara has been an business veteran for many years, having additionally labored on widespread anime comparable to Ah! My Goddess and Evangelion.

I can not assist however get a bit jealous of Japan’s shut relationship with the Sakura Wars franchise, with the legendary collection typically tailored into anime, manga, merchandise, and even live-action stage exhibits. 2020’s Sakura Wars made a courageous effort to lastly break the west, and delivered a captivating and really humorous journey that was sadly a bit missing in the motion division. Here’s hoping that one of the various logos filed by Sega final yr will repay in the shape of a localized Sakura Wars assortment or related.

Sakura Wars Art Exhibit to be held in Japan [Siliconera / Famitsu]






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