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Sengoku Night Blood, or SenBura is a fantasy Otome Game released by Idea Factory, Marvelous and KADOKAWA in May 2017.

In a fantastic realm of vampires and werewolves, peace was protected by a legendary priestess simply known as "Himemiko", until she mysteriously and suddenly vanished. In her absence, six different factions, each led by its own samurai warlord, wage war to unite the land under their own banner. Things change when a girl (unnamed in the game, Yuzuki in the anime) from the modern world is suddenly transported into this new land. The six warlords take interest in this new arrival, for she bears mysterious magical power to the land acquainted to the warring factions in order to bring peace to the land and hopefully return home. Oh wait, now doesn't this sound familiar…

An anime adaptation premiered in October 3, 2017, making it part of the Fall 2017 Anime lineup, for a twelve-episode order.

Sengoku Night Blood contains examples of:

  • Always Someone Better: Naturally, Kagekatsu feels this way towards Kenshin. One episode even focuses on his anxieties on being the successor of someone he sees as the perfect leader.
  • Audience Surrogate: The heroine, though she does have an implicit preference over some potential love interests over others.
  • Beautiful Dreamer: In an affection skit, the heroine finds Nobunaga (seemingly) sleeping and comments on his beautiful face.
  • Cast Full of Pretty Boys: Unsurprisingly, all the males are attractive.
  • Chef of Iron: Masamune is quite skilled, regularly cooking dishes for his tribe and the heroine when she gets taken under their care, in line with his historicak counterpart. He's quick to get flustered when others compliment his food.
  • Cultured Badass: Many of the characters have rather elegant hobbies, but Kenshin is the most prominent with his biwa skill, poetry composition, and meditation.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: The opening and various ending themes are sung by the warlords' voice actors.
  • Dumb Muscle: While not completely vapid, the muscular Katsuie is the least well-read of Nobunaga's retainers.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Naitou almost always has his eyes shut. If they ever open, it usually means business.
  • Fur Against Fang: Vampires and werewolves fighting each other in a samurai setting, though the conflict is between armies rather than races.
  • Healing Factor: The Gekka tribes themselves heal faster compared to humans, but upon drinking the protagonist's blood they can heal even the most fatal of wounds instantly.
  • Hiding Behind Your Bangs:
    • Mitsuhide's bangs covers one of his eyes, reflecting his more demure nature.
    • Masamune's bangs cover the eyepatched side of his face.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Katsuie is guilty of this as he gets overcome with emotion often.
  • Little Bit Beastly: The werewolf characters look perfectly human, aside from their ears.
  • Mobile Shrubbery: Imari can quickly hide inside his tea kettle to hide from others.
  • Named by the Adaptation: The player character, who is called "Yuzuki" in the anime.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Imari, a tanuki that aids the heroine in her quest to find Himemiko in an attempt to return to her world.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: The vampires don't rely on blood as their sole sustenance, aren't affected by daylight, and don't have any notable weaknesses.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: In awakened form, the majority of the cast grow longer hair than that of their normal forms. Those who already have pretty lengthy hair already (like Nobunaga and Kagemochi) get more extreme.
  • Power Trio: "The Three Idiots" of the Sanada Army.
  • Regretful Traitor: In line with the real life events of the Sengoku period, Mitsuhide attempts to betray Nobunaga. However, in contrast to what happened in real life, Mitsuhide is foiled by then-Oda-retainer Hideyoshi. Nobunaga, in a surprise turn of events, is impressed by Mitsuhide's trickery and forgives him, but said forgiveness is what began the falling out between Nobunaga and Hideyoshi. Naturally, Mitsuhide feels responsible and now serves Nobunaga unquestioningly with his life.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Yukimura's more cheerful and active persona versus Nobuyuki's more reserved and diplomatic approach.
  • Sleepyhead: Nagahide's favorite thing to do is to nap and much of his quotes in-game consist of wanting to sleep or commenting about being sleepy.
  • Spiritual Successor: Everything about this game's premise, from a girl trapped in an alternate dimension full of historical figure stand-ins to the quest to save a Sealed Good in a Can, down to the Team Pet Exposition Fairy helper, is suspiciously similar to GCREST-developed AkaSeka, the difference being that while the latter features historical figure stand-ins of all eras in Japanese history as well as mythology, this game solely focuses on the Sengoku period.
  • Superpowerful Genetics: The protagonist possesses the same blood as Himemiko. When Hideyoshi gets a small taste of it, his power increases.
  • Trapped in Another World: The heroine enters the new world all of a sudden and has to find a way to return home.
  • Vague Age: The game never outright states any ages, and the closest marker for age is that Kagekatsu is close to the heroine's age.