Ranked #5714
Sakura Tsuushin

Sakura Tsuushin

Alternative Titles

English: Sakura Diaries
Synonyms: Sakura Mail
Japanese: 桜通信


Type: OVA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 21, 1997 to Oct 22, 1997
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #57142
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comedy drama ecchi romance


A Keio University (one of the top three colleges in Japan) exam candidate, Touma Inaba, is interupted when a cute young girl, Urara Kasuga, arrives at his hotel room door. She later turns out to be his cousin who he barely remembers from his childhood. Urara, who had felt something special for him (an other-than-cousinly-love), invites Touma to live with her since he has no place to stay other than the hotel room. Before taking the test, Touma meets Meiko Yotsuba, a beautiful, sophisticated woman also trying to get into Keio. Meiko gets into Keio but Touma does not, due to a cold Urara had given him shortly before. Although he did not make it, he pretends he does to earn the respect of Meiko. Touma is caught up in a love triangle with Urara and Meiko, while struggling to keep Meiko believing he's really a Keio student and still be there for Urara at the same time.

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: Sakura Tsuushin

Characters & Voice Actors

Inaba, Touma
Inaba, Touma
Madono, Mitsuaki
Madono, Mitsuaki
Quarta, Alessandro
Quarta, Alessandro
Kasuga, Urara
Kasuga, Urara
De Bortoli, Federica
De Bortoli, Federica
Hikami, Kyouko
Hikami, Kyouko
Mashuu, Tatsuhiko
Mashuu, Tatsuhiko
Natsuki, Koumi
Natsuki, Koumi
Kasahara, Rumi
Kasahara, Rumi


Campbell, Charles
Producer, ADR Director
Terada, Kenji
Script, Series Composition
Hagita, Mitsuo
Original Creator

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Jul 14, 2008
Story: 6 (Lots of taboo but its a good love story)
Art: 5 (90's Cel Art isn't my thing, looks better than DBZ)
Sound: 5 (Old school sound effects, overemphasize things with sound)
Character: 7 (Relate w/ main character very well, minus the sis-con)
Enjoyment: 8 (Lotta fanservice... she's not my cousin ^_^)
Overall: 30/50 = 6.0 (Balancing two girls and a double life can be hard)

Sakura diaries is an ecchi drama comedy centered around your typical character failure named Touma Inaba. His problems start right off the bat in episode one when an unknown call girl barges in his hotel room and hinders his test performance. But read more
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Apr 27, 2010
I admit I have to be pretty harsh here. Aside from all the unrealistic scenes that occur, this anime just let me with a bad taste in my mouth. The characters are only half-hearted in just about everything they do and it comes across in the contrived story and setting. I would not recommend this series for anyone unless you are a huge fan of '90s style animation or are in dire need of a large dose of fan service with '90s flair.
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Jun 9, 2012
Sakura Diaries really pulls at the love strings the entire way through.
It really is an amazing story touching on taboos, reality and the difficulties of life in general.

The art style is your typical 80's and 90's look.
What grabbed my attention was how the artists paid so much attention to detail. The backgrounds were fully drawn, the frequently visited environments did not change at all detail-wise. It's as if they had a fully drawn out environment for every scene.
There is frequent nudity in this show, although you don't ever get to see anything "too" revealing or inappropriate.
This show is a very impressive work of art.

The sounds read more
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May 12, 2014
I'm very Very Very Very Very2x Mad to the creators of this anime. 'cause yesterday while finishing episode 12 and i keep on telling to myself that i can't w8 to watch the next episode and then when i notice that i've only download 12 episode 'cause maybe i just missed the other one and i rush and check it to the list of episode in the net and then when i saw it I started to scream NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO it has only 12 episode what the F*** they just cut to black. If you gonna start something at least try to finish it. read more
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Stories aren't exactly the same, but unrequited love is a major dynamic in both. Mysterious girl Appears in main male character's bedroom, a love triangle then forms, male lead tries to make the right decision about life and love. Only difference is that VGA does not lack an ending... lol
Both are tackling complicated relationships and the comedy that goes with it

Sakura Diaries is a little R+ rated and tackles a taboo subject. (but its okay if they're not related by blood right?)
Lovely Complex is more PG rated and is more conventional.
Both are still funny dramas in their own right. When i was watching Sakura Diaries i kept comparing it to Love Complex throughout the entire viewing.

Opening Theme

"Kimi no Mado Kara (From Your Window)" by Takako Kuwata

Ending Theme

"Koi wa Kaze ni Notte (恋は風に乗って)" by Takako Kuwata

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