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Samurai Love Ballad
Samurai Love Ballad
Information
Kanji 天下統一恋の乱 Love Ballad
Romaji Tenka Tōitsu Koi no Ran Love Ballad
English World Unification: Whirlwind of Love Love Ballad
Release Date February 9, 2016
Movie JP
JP Promotional Movie
In the war-torn Sengoku Era...

To save your brother's life, you go to serve at the castle.

But...who would await you there but the samurai who would stop at nothing to rule Japan...!

Though both of you know death is waiting...

"I swear to protect you...on my sword, and on my very life itself..."

His hidden charms pull you into a desperate love of warring hearts!

Meet twelve brave samurai with their own passionate desires...

The love stories that will turn the tides of history...all start with you!

—Story summary, Voltage Official Website



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Samurai Love Ballad Party is a social romance sim produced by Voltage, Inc. The story takes place in the Sengoku era of ancient Japan, and the characters are based on famous warlords of the time period.

It is the party version of Sakura Amidst Chaos, and it is currently available on Android and iPhone.

Overview

Opening

Opening

Set during the Sengoku period, dating from c. 1467 – c. 1603, you were just a waitress at your family restaurant, until one day when your little brother was to be taken away as a food tester to a leader of a certain clan. Wanting to protect your brother, you run away pretending to be male and end up joining one of the clans that are currently at war.

Prologue

Coming soon...

The Characters

Main Characters

Note: Characters/titles in bold are only available in the Japanese app and have yet to be translated.

Nobunaga Oda

Nobunaga Oda is a mighty Sengoku war lord who aims to unify all of Japan, and the team leader of the eighth division. Often referred to as the Lord of Hell, Nobunaga rules with an iron fist and is known for his ruthless and merciless attitude. His pair in the game is Mitsuhide Akechi. He is based off of the historical figure, Nobunaga Oda.

Mitsuhide Akechi

Mitsuhide Akechi is known as being the perfect samurai and is loyal to Nobunaga Oda. His pair in the game is Nobunaga Oda. He is based off of the historical figure, Mitsuhide Akechi. 

Yukimura Sanada

Yukimura Sanada is a samurai loyal to the Takeda clan. Shy and often flustered around women, his duty lies as a warrior ready to risk his life for his clan. His pair in the game is Saizo Kirigakure. He is based off of the historical figure, Yukimura Sanada. Yukimura is also known as the "Sword of Japan". 

Saizo Kirigakure

Saizo Kirigakure is a ninja working as one of Yukimura Sanada's "Sanada Ten Braves". Saizo is known for his fox mask and impassive attitude. His pair in the game is Yukimura Sanada. He is based off of the historical figure, Saizo Kirigakure. Saizo is also known as "The Lord Assassin". 

Masamune Date

Masamune is the quiet and reserved samurai lord of the Date clan. Due to his standoffish nature, many of his retainers believe the wild rumors concerning his right eye. However, once his trust is gained, Masamune is revealed to be kind and rather tender-hearted, only keeping people at arm's length in order to protect himself. He is based off of the historical figure, Masamune Date. Masamune is also known as "The One-Eyed Dragon".

Kojuro Katakura

Most commonly known for being Masamune Date's lead retainer and trusted friend, Kojuro acts as the Date clan's adviser when a situation calls for a more diplomatic approach. He is very reserved but tends to be quite quirky and lacking when it comes to taking care of himself outside of work. Due to his extreme devotion to Masamune, not only as his retainer, but as family, Kojuro is constantly conflicted over keeping his personal affairs separate from doing what is best for the Date clan. Kojuro is also known as "The Dragon's Claws".

Hideyoshi Toyotomi

A farmer who rose through the ranks to become a samurai, Hideyoshi is one of the Oda clan's trusted generals. He is often referred to as "Monkey" by Oda Nobunaga. Hideyoshi is also known as "The Miracle of Sengoku".

Toshiie Maeda

Also known by his childhood name Inuchiyo, Toshiie is stubborn and quick to talk back, but he is a trusted general of Oda Nobunaga. He is also your childhood friend. His pair is Hideyoshi Totoyotomi, who calls him canine-related nicknames throughout the story. He is based on the historical figure, Toshiie Maeda. Toshiie is also known as "The Spear of Sengoku".

Ieyasu Tokugawa

The leader of the Tokugawa clan and ally of the Oda clan, Ieyasu is extremely harsh and cruel. He has great difficulty in trusting people due to his past experiences. However, he is shown to be willing to change and becomes open minded. Ieyasu, in his own special way, shows that he does care for those he cherishes. He is often referred to as "tanuki" by Nobunaga. Ieyasu is also known as "The Archer of Tokai".

Mitsunari Ishida

Mitsunari Ishida is a young scholar and samurai of the Oda clan. He is extremely devoted to Hideyoshi and would give his life to protect his lord. Mitsunari is also shown to be interested in the Art of War and Sun Tzu (the author of Art of War). Mitsunari is also known as "The Fox of Sawayama".

Kenshin Uesugi

Kenshin Uesugi is the leader of the Uesugi clan and Shingen Takeda's main rival. He is described as being beautiful, godly and gorgeous. However, he hides a deep past behind his carefree, kind attitude and thinks of himself as a selfish, spoilt child. Kenshin also seems to like keeping handsome men as high-ranking retainers. Kenshin is also known as "The God of War".

Shingen Takeda

The leader of the Takeda Clan and lord of Kai. He is strong willed, but has a surprising weakness. His rival is Uesugi Kenshin. He is passionate and cares deeply for his retainers and members of his clan, and he can be quite forward when it comes to women. He is based off of the historical figure, Shingen Takeda. Shingen is also known as "The Tiger of Kai".

Shigezane Date

Shigezane is part of the Date Clan, and the cousin of Masamune. He is not only very playful, but also a skilled swordsman. Though he is almost always seen smiling, he has a painful past which he keeps hidden from his retainers. Shigezane is also close to Hiromasa Ibano, a retainer of his clan who knows of Shigezane's past. Shigezane is also known as "The Date's Courage".


Minor Characters

Main article: Samurai Love Ballad Minor Characters

Available Stories

Note: Characters/titles in bold are only available in the Japanese app and have yet to be translated.

  • Oda Nobunaga
  • Akechi Mitsuhide
  • Sanada Yukimura
  • Kirigakura Saizo
  • Date Masamune
  • Katakura Kojuro
  • Toyotomi Hideyoshi
  • Maeda Toshiie
  • Tokugawa Ieyasu
  • Mitsunari Ishida
  • Uesugi Kenshin
  • Takeda Shingen
  • Shigezane Date
  • Sarutobi Sasuke
  • Fujibayashi Sakuya

Trivia

  • This party app features most of the characters in its paid version, Sakura Amidst Chaos. However, many of the characters underwent extensive redesign in their appearance and clothing, most notably Nobunaga, Ieyasu, Shingen, Saizo, and Mitsuhide.
  • It is the second party version of a novel that does not follow it parent game's name. The other being Sleepless Cinderella Party (the original was called Seduced in the Sleepless City).
  • The main characters are designed by Itaru while the minor characters and the swords are designed by hiramayu.
  • On April 15, 2018, the app underwent some changes to incorporate the addition of new characters from the ninja clans.
    • This had also changed the "Cooking Skill" to "Train Skill".