Ranked #2342
Sakura Trick

Sakura Trick

Alternative Titles

English: Sakura Trick
Japanese: 桜Trick


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2014 to Mar 28, 2014
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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The story revolves around Haruka and Yuu, two girls who go to a high school that is slated to be shut down in three years. To share something special between them, they share a kiss, and their relationship deepens from that moment onward.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Takayama, Haruka
Takayama, Haruka
Tomatsu, Haruka
Tomatsu, Haruka
Sonoda, Yuu
Sonoda, Yuu
Iguchi, Yuka
Iguchi, Yuka
Iizuka, Yuzu
Iizuka, Yuzu
Toda, Megumi
Toda, Megumi
Noda, Kotone
Noda, Kotone
Aisaka, Yuuka
Aisaka, Yuuka


Ishikura, Kenichi
Ishikura, Kenichi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Series Composition
Ishigura, Kenichi
Ishigura, Kenichi
Director, Series Composition
Iida, Satoki
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Tomatsu, Haruka
Tomatsu, Haruka
Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 A Cherry Blossom-colored Beginning / Yakisoba, Verandas, and Girls
Sakura-iro no Hajimari / Yakisoba to Veranda to Onna no Ko (桜色のはじまり / やきそばとベランダと女の子)
Jan 10, 2014
2 Yet Another Cherry Blossom Color / After School with Harry-chan♥
Mou Hitotsu no Sakura-iro / Houkago wa Harry-chan to (もうひとつの桜色 / 放課後はハリーちゃんと♥)
Jan 17, 2014
3 The President is My Sister / A Pool Cleaning Promise
Kaichou wa Onee-chan / Pool Seisoute Oyakusoku (会長はお姉ちゃん / プール清掃てお約束)
Jan 24, 2014
4 A Sour Operation? / Is This a Test of Courage!?
Suppai Daisakusen? / Moshikashite Kimodameshi!? (すっぱい大作戦? / もしかして肝試し!?)
Jan 31, 2014
5 Let's Have Tea With Big Sis / The Witch, The Apple, and The Big Sister
Onee-chan to Ocha shiyou / Majo to Ringo to Onee-chan to (お姉ちゃんとお茶しよう / 魔女とリンゴとお姉ちゃんと)
Feb 7, 2014

Opening Theme

"Won(*3*)Chu KissMe!" by SAKURA*TRICK [Haruka Takayama (Haruka Tomatsu), Yuu Sonoda (Yuka Iguchi), Kotone Noda (Yuuka Aisaka), Shizuku Minami (Hiromi Igarashi), Kanade Ikeno (Mai Fuchigami), Yuzu Iizuka (Megumi Toda)]

Ending Theme

#1: "Kiss(and)Love" by SAKURA*TRICK [Haruka Takayama (Haruka Tomatsu) and Yuu Sonoda (Yuka Iguchi)]
#2: "Sakura Sweet Kiss (桜Sweet Kiss)" by SAKURA*TRICK [Mitsuki Sonoda♪Sumi Otokawa♪Rina Sakai] (CV: Saki Fujita ・Momo Asakura ・Yurika Endou) (ep 8)

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Apr 26, 2014 1:58 PM
This right here is a cult classic, a chef d'oeuvrea buried under erroneous preconceptions and unfounded criticism. This gem is obscured because it does not shine; it is buried because its tone is that of abyssal black. Sakura Trick pries into to the darkest corners of our subconscious, the most visceral of our cognition, the most carnal of our urges, and the most primal of our instincts. Its sublimity will ever be debated yet always remain objectively irrefutable; the fundamental insight it provides into human and perhaps animalistic nature may shape the basis of sexual psychoanalysis for millennia to come.

Superficially, Sakura Trick appears to read more
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Mar 28, 2014 7:20 PM
When it comes to Anime, implied sexual attraction between two female characters is an often repeated trend. The main issue here is the word "implied." Very rarely are we treated to a blatant representation of lesbian couples, and the most we get are vague undertones that are just sort of there in the background. This stirs the audience's imagination, while still playing it safe at the same time. It's a real shame, because this squanders golden opportunities for presenting unique relationships that could potentially result in more memorable characters. Sure, Yuri series have been done before, but just try finding more than a couple of read more
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Mar 29, 2014 11:09 PM
At the start of the season, Sakura Trick came in strong. While there has been tons of yuri undertones in anime, characters with physically intimate relationships are still pretty rare, so seeing two high school girls locking fingers and making out was what one would consider "the bees knees", and animation segues in vain of Hidamari Sketch, and even the same DIRECTOR? Hell yeah. Sign me up. This could never get tiring, right?

Turns out, it takes a mere half a season for it to go from a novelty to a daily routine. After a dozen and half make out sessions, they stop meaning anything and read more
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Mar 31, 7:54 AM
Sakura Trick is a refreshingly different Slice of life show, it throws away the concept of static timelines often seen in SOL shows, there is continuity between each episode and changes in each character and their relationships, minor or major, can be felt together with the passage of time.

The show presents to us a cast of multifaceted characters and the relationships they share, not solely romantic bonds, but also the ties between friends and between sisters.

What I loved most in the show was how the show built on its characters. The show avoids the use of heavy dialogue and inner monologue as a read more
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Flagship yuri Sono Hanabira is back without the H scenes. Sakura trick is very similar to the cute and warm atmosphere of Sono Hanabira. Lighthearted in a sense that this will give you the 'Hnnnng' feeling as with the other anime. 
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How has no one made this a recommendation yet? It's basically an entire school where everyone is yuri. I've heard people say they haven't seen a good yuri since this show, actually. Strawberry Panic just has more of a serious tone to it than Sakura Trick does, but both are great Yuri anime's. 
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In both shows, all the girls are very close to each other, to the extent that them being lesbians is pretty much guaranteed (though in KM, it's just strongly implied that they are and never actually confirmed, while in ST, we have at least one genuine lesbian couple).

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reportRecommended by AO968
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7 years ago, Lucky Star was the first Slice of Life with 4 girls gay for each other (Konata,Kagami;Minami,Yuu-chan) and now Sakura Trick is the first Slice of Life with 4 girls gay for each other and they actually kiss (Yuu-chan,Haruka;Kotone,Shizuku) so both are innovative series in a certain way. Who knows, maybe in 7 years from now we'll get an anime in which the 4 girls do more than kissing? 
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