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Sakura Taisen (Manga)

Sakura Taisen

Alternative Titles

English: Sakura Wars
Synonyms: Sakura Wars
Japanese: サクラ大戦


Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 29
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 26, 2002 to Dec 26, 2008
Authors: Hiroi, Ouji (Story), Masa, Ikkyu (Art), Fujishima, Kosuke (Story), Masa, Ikku (Art)
Serialization: Magazine E-no


Score: 6.961 (scored by 488 users)
Ranked: #108072
Popularity: #4602
Members: 1,068
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The year is 1921, and this is a Tokyo where monstrous steam-powered robots crash a flower-viewing party only to be cut down samurai-style by a young girl in a kimono and traditional hakama pants.

It's eight years after the horrific Demon War, and Japan is a peaceful prosperous place. Meet Ensign Ogami Ichiro, who has just graduated from the Naval Academy. He's assigned to a base in Tokyo, but soon discovers that his headquarters is the Imperial Theater and his first mission is collecting tickets at the gate. He gamely goes about his menial jobs at the theater, surrounded by beautiful girls who seem to know a lot more about what's going on than he does, but he's about to be swept into a roiling world of robots, demons, and hot girls in uniform.

(Source: Tokyopop)

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Adaptation: Sakura Taisen
Sequel: Sakura Taisen: Mangaban Dainibu


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Jul 25, 2010
I've read a few volumes of this series. I find that with all the Sakura Wars series it relies heavily on the characters. Most of the story is about how the characters develop. The setting is very unique. It takes place in the 1910s or 20s with a lot of steam powered machines including the mechs which is totally different style from gundams. Overall the story is interesting, well written and unique.

The drawing I would say basic not detailed to the point and doesn't lack in detail. Very clean and light drawings.

The characters is the strong point in this series and also with all read more
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Apr 27, 2009
First of all, I've only read the first volume of Sakura Taisen. Please PM/comment on my profile if I'm missing anything.

Story: The story is somehow different and somehow the same compared to other manga. It's about a male, Ensign Ichiro Ogami, who was in the navy in Japan. However, he recently got demoted to be a ticket taker in the Grand Imperial Theater. Slight zing to it, right? 9/10.

Art: I think this is one of Sakura Taisen's strong points, the great work of the illustrator. I haven't watched the anime yet nor played the game nor heard of Sakura Wars, except for one song that read more
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