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Sakura Taisen

Alternative Titles

English: Sakura Wars
Japanese: サクラ大戦


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2000 to Sep 23, 2000
Premiered: Spring 2000
Broadcast: Saturdays at 17:30 (JST)
Producers: TBS, Sega
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Game
Duration: 20 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.951 (scored by 5,016 users)
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Ranked: #39252
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Popularity: #3512
Members: 14,803
Favorites: 42
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Sakura travels to the capital with aspirations of defending the city from the demonic forces of the Black Sanctum Council like her father before her. However, things are not as she imagined as in addition to using her great spiritual energy to pilot a mech called a Kobu, she must also perform on stage as an actor as The Imperial Flower Division's cover is an art theater. Making a fool of herself and ruining a production gets her on everyone's bad side and somehow she must learn to work with them as well as prevent the enemy from destroying several shrines which protect the city.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nakamura, Ryuutarou
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Episode Director
Kawasaki, Hiroyuki

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"Geki Teikoku Kagekidan" by Chisa Yokoyama & The Teikoku Kagekidan

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#01: "Yume Mite Iyou" by Chisa Yokoyama & The Teikoku Kagekidan (eps 1-12)
#02: "Gekitei Ondo" by Mayumi Tanaka (eps 13-20)
#03: "Yume Mite Iyou" by Chisa Yokoyama & The Teikoku Kagekidan (eps 21-25)

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Feb 23, 2010
Archaeon (All reviews)
One of the problems with visual media like anime, TV and movies, is that they are all extremely competitive businesses, with numerous production companies and studios all vying for a share of the viewing audience. The upshot of this is that more and more often the audience is subjected to a remake, a formulaic cash cow, or an adaptation of a successful game. That's not to say there isn't anything original in anime from one season to the next, however the fact that anime is a business means that the shows that are more likely to be produced will be of the type that are read more
Aug 4, 2013
ggultra2764 (All reviews)
Apparently based on a popular video game franchise in Japan, Sakura Wars focuses on six girls from different nations teaming together to combat demonic threats using their spiritual abilities to pilot mecha. It appears part of the anime's influence comes from a popular all-girl theatrical group in Japan called the Takarazuka Revue, considering the girls occasionally perform drama performances in theatrical plays as a means to hone their spiritual powers. The series offers enough depth on all the girls to explore their personalities and backgrounds, devoting episodes to focus on aspects of each character. While their characters are somewhat cliched, they are still a likeable read more
Jun 9, 2017
RayaTheImmortal (All reviews)
One of the oldest anime I have ever watched and I also consider the anime art style back then. I accidentally found this anime when I was playing the game called Project X Zone. This was the first time I was introduced to these characters and I did some research. I didn't really quite expect for the characters to be fighting inside a robot, honest. Ironically enough, the main character of this anime is Sakura and Oogami (which he was for the games).

I understand why Sakura is the mc here because of her inheritance of the sword and of course how huge her spiritual powers read more


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Poll: Sakura Taisen Episode 1 Discussion
cafekun - Nov 7, 2009
2 replies by EratiK »»
Apr 2, 2014 2:06 AM
this is dubbed
Setsuna200 - Dec 7, 2010
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