In March, Sega revealed a brand new mascot character within the lead as much as the corporate’s 60th anniversary. Known as Sega Shiro, the good-looking younger highschool scholar is — or slightly gave the impression to be — the fictional son of Segata Sanshiro, a Saturn-era mascot created for the Japanese market. The actor who performs Sega Shiro additionally occurs to be the real-life son of the person who portrayed Segata Sanshiro, Hiroshi Fujioka.
The reveal of Sega Shiro was little greater than an amusing tease. But in a brand new video, issues are beginning to get actual — and we get affirmation of Sega Shiro’s parentage.
Sega launched the second “chapter” of Sega Shiro’s story on Thursday, which begins off with a fairly good gag. Sega Shiro’s classmates ask him “Is that a Switch?” just for him to dramatically reveal he’s taking part in a Sega Game Gear. Then they ask him about his sun shades, which turn into Sega Master System 3D glasses. Sega Shiro’s response (“Sega dayo!”) is just “It’s Sega!” each time.
But then one in every of his classmates asks about his judo gi, and Sega Shiro has an animated flashback to his father coaching him. We are reminded of Segata Sanshiro’s demise, when he saved Sega’s company headquarters from being destroyed by a missile, which he rode into area. Sega was saved on the launch of the Dreamcast, however Sanshiro was apparently killed. Young Sega Shiro displays on his father’s coaching and his household’s loss, solely to then be confronted by an evil power: the masks and black gi-wearing menace who identifies himself as Sega Hatanshiro. (“Hatan” can imply chapter or failure in Japanese.)
Surely that’s bought to be Segata Sanshiro underneath that costume, which might imply issues are about to get fairly heavy for younger Sega Shiro.
Sega says it has “special content” deliberate for June 3, 2020, the official 60th anniversary of the founding of Sega. The Sanshiro household saga will proceed.