Sakura Quest

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Japanese: サクラクエスト
English: Sakura Quest
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2017 to Sep 21, 2017
Premiered: Spring 2017
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, WorkplaceWorkplace
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.391 (scored by 4580245,802 users)
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Ranked: #21302
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Popularity: #1460
Members: 144,743
Favorites: 496

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Preliminary Spoiler
Sep 20, 2017
P.A. Works has been experimenting with a lot of ideas in recent years. Shows that focuses on coming of age storytelling, collaboration projects that adds a touch of fantasy to its world setting, and even mecha from their recent 15th anniversary project. Advertised as an anime about a “working series” involving people and jobs, one can’t help but relate to their previous works such as Hanasaku Iroha and Shirobako. However, Sakura Quest is also very distinguishable on its own.

As an original anime running for a span of 25 consecutive episodes, Sakura Quest has plenty to offer despite the simple premise. The idea of taking ...
Sep 20, 2017
“A place is only as good as the people you know in it. It's the people that make the place.”

P.A. Works did it again! With a fresh and enjoyable concept Sakura Quest managed to distinguish itself from the regular seasonal shows through its original concept . With lovely and adorable characters, with an emotional and soothing atmosphere, Sakura Quest is an anime that focuses on promoting tourism in a rural area called Manoyama.

A story is always passed down from a person to another during the passing time. Sakura Quest makes no exception to this rule and each ...
Sep 20, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Sakura Quest is one of many in the line of adult work life focused designed by PA Works. It's in the same vein as Shirabako and many who watch it draw comparisons between the two of them, however, they aren't all that similar and ultimately while Shirabako works, Sakura Quest doesn't.

Sakura Quest has a really neat idea. The idea of these young women all with different backgrounds coming together to help out this town is a good basis. It's not overdone and it works well with the story that Sakura Quest is trying to tell. However, the execution of that story was missing. While there ...
Sep 20, 2017
Sakura Quest an anime that shows us the simplicity of the life. We don't need fights, powers, weird plots to like a story. We just need a connection with the characters and a story that creates a living relationship with us.

How many times have we confronted problems, challenges, and feelings that affect our decisions and all around us? Sakura Quest answers that question and gives us an example in a very creative way. One day we hate our work, and the next we could start loving it as happened with Yoshino and this group of women with unique skills that complement between them. The need ...
May 3, 2017
Preliminary (5/25 eps)
Even though just a fifth of the season has aired and it's far too soon to mete out judgement on anything, I'm writing this because I noticed a dearth of previews - I hope this can offer some insight on those who are wondering whether to pick this show up or not.

As one can judge by the cover, this show features an all-female main cast with designs very reminiscent of Shirobako, which is arguably P. A. Works' best title; they might be trying to re-create that magic, albeit in a wildly different setting. If you liked that show, and want more of Cute Adults Doing ...
Jun 23, 2020
Can a clueless woman who failed about 30 job interviews revive a town?

I began this series entirely clueless and not knowing what I'll get. So what did I get?

Sakura Quest is pretty much the anime version of how Tourist Board ( workers ) work. It's pretty scary how realistic this is, but at the same time I'm also quite happy as these kind of stuff are hard to find. What's even better is the fact that this is 25 episodes.

Despite being categorized as comedy, this show wasn't funny at all. It was pretty serious most of the time and I never recall laughing ...
May 8, 2017
Preliminary (4/25 eps)
Story : 9/10
Actually, this one based on a personal taste. I enjoyed to watch this anime because I like work genre anime. Especially if MC live and work in village or mountain area. Just like Hanasaku Iroha, Barakamon, etc. So the first story is nice, a girl who cannot find a job in Tokyo go to Manoyama to becoma a Queen in local area (Who can expect this one? lol), found some friends and interesting things with a job in there.

Art : 8.5/10
Who can deny this one? P.A. Works original anime art always attractive in my eyes. Remember Shirobako character art or Hanasaku Iroha ...
Apr 19, 2021
This anime totally underrated gems. it is different that usual setting. no high school girls, no fantasy, no romance etc all is focused on adult main character in realistic life. Actually just rewatched it again after 4 years and overall from production quality to storyline all still hold up well even up against latest anime. I'll try to elaborate without too much spoilers.

This anime bring few of notable parallel theme that contrast each other, being playout through whole season where it touch stuff that people could related to our real adult life. whats great more is both side of contrast is not wrong.:

1. Abnormal vs ...
Sep 21, 2017
What does it take to revive an nearly abandoned town?

P.A Works is at it again with their working girls...working this time for the tourism industry and looking at the lives of 5 girls, one a "queen" and 4 ministers to rejuvenate an almost abandoned town.

Those 5 girls are the queen Yoshino Koharu wanting something special and failing to get a job in Tokyo accidentally gets hired for a one year contract to Manoyama. Sanae Kouzuki voiced by Mikako Komatsu who is a fellow Tokyonite and is efficient in IT-related works, Maki Midorikawa voiced by Chika Anzai, an actress with broken ambitions and had ...
Jan 2, 2020
I'm not a big anime watcher, to be honest, I probably watched less than ten animes during my life. Among those animes I've watched, the majority of them was about fighting, magical powers and this sort of stuff. And that's probably the reason why Sakura Quest had such a different impact on me.
Sakura Quest is not about great and powerful people, goddesses, or anything, it's a show about "normal" people and how they struggle to find their way in life.

The plot is really simple, yet imersive, it's just about a group of very different girls trying to find their way in life. Sakura quest has ...
Sep 2, 2019
An anime about what it means to be invisible-- which leads to well-earned tears and beautiful discovery.

It feels like a travesty just even bringing up the fact of which Sakura Quest is one of the most (if not THE MOST) underrated creations out there as it feels like describing something that really is not what it is. However, it is better to dissect Sakura Quest not as a hidden gem but as a piece of narrative dealing with a relatively uncharted subject matter. The whole narrative revolves around a college fresh graduate named Koharu Yoshino who just can't score any first paying job at all. ...
Jul 1, 2019
Sakura Quest is a show about two major themes, which it manages to balance incredibly well: firstly, the slow death-spiral of small towns and their way of life as massive urban sprawl sucks away both resources and people. Second, that growing up and becoming an adult and dealing with the issues of self-image and worth that come with entering the workplace can be both a difficult rite of passage and something to be enjoyed.

When this show aired, I was still in college. Having left school and looked for a job since then, I relate more than ever to Yoshino's struggles: her difficulty in spreading her ...
Sep 27, 2017
Summary: If you simply want a spoiler-free recommendation about whether or not to watch this show, I will provide you with this brief summary. If you enjoy workplace Slice of Life shows, especially of the much more low-energy, laid-back variety with plenty of well-timed humour sprinkled throughout yet still present with emotionally compelling themes, this is your show. If you enjoy watching a show about young adults trying to find their way in life like Shirobako (which may have led you here, but don't expect the same high-energy intensity), especially via strong bonds of friendship forged through mutual struggle, then this is your ...
Sep 20, 2017
As a fan of P.A Works both as a studio and as a company, I must say this show features many of the studio's own personal values which is why I belive this is one of the best shows P.A has put out there.

The story features five young adult girls working in the tourism board of a small rural town trying to revive both the town and the local tourism. It has this Shirobako thing, but here is where P.A portrays its own values the most. The studio is one of fewest who doesn't have their headquarters in Tokyo, their headquarters is located in Nanto ...
Sep 22, 2017
Story: In the beginning it's focus on Yoshino and the miscommunication from Manoyama was a good start to this show. Add in the other characters backstories throughout the series and you got a really good story.

Art and Animation: Really beautiful at times. You can tell the quality went down for some episodes and some parts but they were easily overlooked.

Sound and VA's: Honestly I wasn't a fan of any of the ops and eds but the BGM was really good. The VA's did a really good job. No problems at all.

Characters: Really enjoyable cast. Very relatable on all parts.

Enjoyment: Really enjoyed this anime. Fantastic ...
Sep 20, 2017
Reviving a town is your quest.

This was a great series, when I first heard it was about a girl that becomes queen of a town, but it wasn't what she expected I didn't know what to think. I thought maybe it was some story of a young girl that becomes queen of a real kingdom, or maybe even a isekai, but what I found ws something so so much better.

Story: at it's heart, it's about trying to help make a town better, one that is slowly disappearing as more people leave, and five people trying to help the town and journey ...
Feb 3, 2018
It may not be the anime of the year, or of the season. It's not even on my list of favourites, but it was a great show, one that I will cherish for a long time.

The characters were foolish, naive, full of empty enthusiasm, yet that's exactly what made them human, what made them relatable.

The plot structure showed me that you don't need a development arc for each character, instead the characters are growing all the time, learning new things, improving themselves. A human doesn't just grow for 5 days per month, he grows constantly, and that's what this show did to its characters, even ...
Aug 27, 2017
Preliminary (25/25 eps)
For people who really liked to watch anime and always watching anime every season im sure they can tell just from the cover, art design and the title that this anime are done by P.A works. Its just give this unique vibes just from looking from its cover and style. And just from that you already know that these guys are the real deal and everybody knows that P.A works are one of the best in this industry.

The story,art,sound,enjoyment,etc are 10/10 from me just the first 3 episode you will understand that all of your expectations gonna be fulfilled(if you like slice of life and ...
Sep 23, 2017
Sakura Quest is a show which lacks for nothing but marketability. Thankfully, this doesn't actually affect viewer experience. It only serves to get things noticed in a crowded market. One may ask, "How does an anime outside the usual, marketable trends get made in the first place?" That has everything to do with the production team behind it, you see.

Progressive Animation Works (hereafter P.A. Works) has a very indicative name. It's clear from the name alone that the intent of the studio was to push the medium forward. One can see several of the latest trends in anime production ...
Oct 30, 2017
Why did I love Sakura Quest so much? For starters it’s very relatable. Being an adult that floundered through life I can relate to our heroines trying to find their place in a world that believes they should’ve already found it. Who am I & what do I want are profound questions each must ask his/her soul and this show understands that it’s okay not to have those answers. This is in stark contrast to say a shonen epic where the main character has a clearly defined goal from day one and every step on their journey is a step towards said goal. The second ...
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