Sakura Taisen

Sakura Wars TV

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Synonyms: Sakura Taisen TV
Japanese: サクラ大戦
English: Sakura Wars TV
German: Sakura Wars
Spanish: Sakura Wars
French: Sakura Wars
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2000 to Sep 23, 2000
Premiered: Spring 2000
Broadcast: Saturdays at 17:30 (JST)
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, Performing ArtsPerforming Arts
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.841 (scored by 86028,602 users)
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Ranked: #49452
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Popularity: #4301
Members: 27,529
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It is the 1920s, and Japan is under attack by demonic invaders. The government has designed sturdy, albeit steam-powered, robot armor suits for the impending battle, but only young ladies with the proper combination of virtue and spirit can pilot the robots successfully.

Enter young Sakura, arriving in the Imperial Capital from the countryside to join the Imperial Flower Combat Troop. She has the qualifications to be a fine robot pilot, but she's surprised to learn that this secret Defense Force has a cover story as a musical theatre troupe-and they take their cover jobs very seriously indeed. It's costumes, line readings and robot combat galore, as Sakura struggles to learn the ropes, learn her lines, and do her part to save the nation!

(Source: ADV Films)


Sakura Taisen is an adaptation of the game of the same name for the Sega Saturn.

Characters & Voice Actors


Maruyama, Masao
Nakamura, Ryuutarou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Takeuchi, Nobuyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Layout, Key Animation


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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


Feb 23, 2010
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 ...
Jun 9, 2017
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 ...
Aug 4, 2013
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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