Apparently, the Japanese audience really, really enjoyed the show. The Japanese streaming service Nico Nico asks viewers to judge each stream at the end and then polls the results as you can see below.
The results were absolutely overwhelming. Such a one-sided result is actually very rare.
- It was very good: 95.7%
- It was pretty good: 2.6%
- It was average: 0.9%
- It wasn’t very good: 0.2%
- It was bad: 0.6%
The livestream was watched on Nico Nico by 62,426 people.
That being said, Sega’s official Twitter account shows pretty clearly what stole the show. With 32,000 retweets and 26,000 likes, the announcement of Project Sakura Taisen dwarfs the closest runner up (the Mega Drive Mini) by approximately ten to one in popularity.
Looks like Japanese gamers really, really wanted a new Sakura Wars game. I can certainly relate with that, considering that I was crying while writing my news piece when they finally revealed it. Call me cheesy or sentimental, but we really need more games like this.