Rising Sun Board Game Launches on Kickstarter

Rising Sun is a new board game from CMON and it’s currently on Kickstarter. It’s set in feudal Japan and sees 5 clans fight it out for supremacy. The campaign has already been funded and a number of stretch goals have been reached. Check out the Kickstarter video below for more info.

Rising Sun Board Game

Clans must use politics, strength and honor to rule the land in this board game with amazing miniatures set in legendary feudal Japan.

Rising Sun is a board game for 3 to 5 players set in legendary feudal Japan. As the Kami descend from the heavens to reshape the land in their image, it is up to each player to lead their clan to victory. Use politics to further your cause, negotiate to seek the most profitable alliances, worship the Kami to gain their favor, recruit monsters out of legend to bolster your forces, and use your resources wisely to be victorious in battle.

The game reunites designer Eric M. Lang and the team responsible for the smash hit Blood Rage. Artwork for the game is by Adrian Smith and  Mike McVey oversaw the sculpting of the excellent miniatures.

Game Contents

Rising Sun Game Contents

Rising Sun Game Contents

  • 58 Highly Detailed Miniatures, including 10 warriors for each clan and 8 huge monsters.
  • 40 Counter Bases
  • 137 Tokens
  • 5 Clan Screens
  • 5 Political Sheets
  • 53 Cards
  • 6-fold Gameboard
  • 1 Rulebook

Pledges are $100 and you can do so here. The 6th clan, Fox Clan, is slowly been unlocked through stretch goals and will definitely add more variety to the game. Let’s take a closer look at the stunning miniatures.

Turtle Daimyo, Shinto and Bushi - Rising Sun

Turtle Daimyo, Shinto and Bushi – Rising Sun

Lotus Daimyo, Shinto and Bushi - Rising Sun

Lotus Daimyo, Shinto and Bushi – Rising Sun

Koi Daimyo, Shinto and Bushi - Rising Sun

Koi Daimyo, Shinto and Bushi – Rising Sun

Dragonfly Daimyo, Shinto and Bushi - Rising Sun

Dragonfly Daimyo, Shinto and Bushi – Rising Sun

Bonsai Daimyo, Shinto and Bushi - Rising Sun

Bonsai Daimyo, Shinto and Bushi – Rising Sun

Komainu, Yurei and Oni of Spite - Rising Sun

Komainu, Yurei and Oni of Spite – Rising Sun

Oni of Hate and Oni of Blood - Rising Sun

Oni of Hate and Oni of Blood – Rising Sun

Oni of Skulls and Oni of Souls - Rising Sun

Oni of Skulls and Oni of Souls – Rising Sun

River Dragon (all monsters are to scale with this human figure) - Rising Sun

River Dragon (all monsters are to scale with this human figure) – Rising Sun

Stretch Goals Unlocked

Bonsai Bushi Extra Sculpt - Rising Sun

Bonsai Bushi Extra Sculpt – Rising Sun

Dragonfly Bushi Extra Sculpt - Rising Sun

Dragonfly Bushi Extra Sculpt – Rising Sun

Koi Bushi Extra Sculpt - Rising Sun

Koi Bushi Extra Sculpt – Rising Sun

Lotus Bushi Extra Sculpt - Rising Sun

Lotus Bushi Extra Sculpt – Rising Sun

Turtle Bushi Extra Sculpt - Rising Sun

Turtle Bushi Extra Sculpt – Rising Sun

Jikininiki - Rising Sun

Jikininiki – Rising Sun

Kitsune - Rising Sun

Kitsune – Rising Sun

Koneko - Rising Sun

Koneko – Rising Sun

Kotahi - Rising Sun

Kotahi – Rising Sun

Nure-Onna - Rising Sun

Nure-Onna – Rising Sun

Sacred Warrior - Rising Sun

Sacred Warrior – Rising Sun

Oni of Plagues - Rising Sun

Oni of Plagues – Rising Sun

The Oni of Plagues scale comparison - Rising Sun

The Oni of Plagues scale comparison – Rising Sun

Daikaiju - Rising Sun

Daikaiju – Rising Sun

Daikaiju next to the Koi Bushi for scale - Rising Sun

Daikaiju next to the Koi Bushi for scale – Rising Sun

Fox Daimyo - Rising Sun

Fox Daimyo – Rising Sun

Fox Clan Bushi - Rising Sun

Fox Clan Bushi – Rising Sun

Fox Clan Bushi 2nd Sculpt - Rising Sun

Fox Clan Bushi 2nd Sculpt – Rising Sun

Fox Clan Shinto - Rising Sun

Fox Clan Shinto – Rising Sun

Fire Dragon - Rising Sun

Fire Dragon – Rising Sun

Jinmenju - Rising Sun

Jinmenju – Rising Sun

The Jinmenju next to a Sun Bushi - Rising Sun

The Jinmenju next to a Sun Bushi – Rising Sun

Kami Unbound

The Kami Unbound looks to be an add on that will also be offered at retail, but Kickstarter backers will be getting these for free.

Ryujin - Rising Sun

Ryujin – Rising Sun

Susanoo - Rising Sun

Susanoo – Rising Sun

Tsukuyomi - Rising Sun

Tsukuyomi – Rising Sun

Amaterasu - Rising Sun

Amaterasu – Rising Sun

Hachiman - Rising Sun

Hachiman – Rising Sun

Dynasty Invasion Expansion

The expansion features two new Clans, the Moon and Sun, that forego the allegiance of Japanese Monsters, relying on their own Seven Lucky Gods instead.

The Dynasty Invasion expansion box contains:

  • 27 Miniatures
    • 1x Moon Clan Daimyo
    • 3x Moon Clan Shinto
    • 3x Moon Clan Bushi A
    • 3x Moon Clan Bushi B
    • 1x Sun Clan Daimyo
    • 3x Sun Clan Shinto
    • 3x Sun Clan Bushi A
    • 3x Sun Clan Bushi B
    • 7x Lucky Gods
  • 4 Plastic Clan Markers
  • 2 Clan Screens
  • 1 Political/War Tile
  • 8 Stronghold Tokens
  • 15 Season Cards
  • 7 Lucky God Monster Cards
  • 20 Counter Bases

Let’s take a closer look at the miniatures.

Moon Clan Daimyo - Rising Sun

Moon Clan Daimyo – Rising Sun

Moon Clan Shinto - Rising Sun

Moon Clan Shinto – Rising Sun

Moon Clan Bushi - Rising Sun

Moon Clan Bushi – Rising Sun

Moon Clan Bushi Alternate Sculpt - Rising Sun

Moon Clan Bushi Alternate Sculpt – Rising Sun

Sun Clan Shinto - Rising Sun

Sun Clan Shinto – Rising Sun

Sun Clan Daimyo - Rising Sun

Sun Clan Daimyo – Rising Sun

Sun Clan Bushi - Rising Sun

Sun Clan Bushi – Rising Sun

Sun Clan Bushi Alternate Sculpt - Rising Sun

Sun Clan Bushi Alternate Sculpt – Rising Sun

Seven Lucky Gods Miniatures

Benten - Rising Sun

Benten – Rising Sun

Bishamon - Rising Sun

Bishamon – Rising Sun

Daikokuten - Rising Sun

Daikokuten – Rising Sun

Ebisu - Rising Sun

Ebisu – Rising Sun

Fukurokuju - Rising Sun

Fukurokuju – Rising Sun

Hotei - Rising Sun

Hotei – Rising Sun

Jorojin - Rising Sun

Jorojin – Rising Sun