Sakura Taisen: Katsudou Shashin

Sakura Wars: The Movie

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: サクラ大戦 活動写真
English: Sakura Wars: The Movie
Spanish: Sakura Wars: The Movie
French: Sakura Wars: The Movie
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 22, 2001
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Game
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, Performing ArtsPerforming Arts
Duration: 1 hr. 25 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.421 (scored by 30553,055 users)
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Ranked: #73722
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Popularity: #7410
Members: 6,900
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The Imperial Fighting Troupe is called again to defend Tokyo against the demons. However, this time, the Douglas-Stewart Company is selling a superior fighting machine that will revolutionize Japan's defense and make the Flower Division obsolete. However, the girls suspect something may be wrong when members of their team begin to vanish! But what can they do when their division has been placed on indefinite stand-by status?

(Source: Geneon)


Sakura Taisen: Katsudou Shashin takes place between the games Sakura Taisen 3 and Sakura Taisen 4.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Hongou, Mitsuru
Director, Script, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Nakatsu, Tamaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hiroi, Ouji
Script, Theme Song Lyrics, Original Creator


Opening Theme

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"Kiseki no Kane (Movie Version)" by The Teikoku Kageki-dan

Ending Theme

"Subete wa Umi e (Gekijyou-ban/Movie Version)" by Akiko Kuno and Chisa Yokoyama


Jun 21, 2017
Let's cut to the chase.

* Story (7) - I didn't know to expect from this movie in the beginning, it all randomly started with a show from the Flower Division and it left me confused for a while until I realized it was the opening of the movie.

As the story further progressed we get to meet characters and such, and we learn more about their background stories.

* Art (8) - Since it's a movie from the 2000, I suspect that the art will be something like that, it felt okay to watch but I had sometimes troubles with how the characters sometimes make ...
Apr 21, 2015
Sakura Wars: The Movie is a very deceptive title. At first glance (and from what US trailers have been released) this movie is treated as a very open source for people to get interested in the Sakura Wars series. If you go in with intentions like that, I'm sorry to say Sakura Wars: The Movie will leave you dazed and confused.

I'm not going to be touching upon too much of the plot for this movie as it's honestly coming off the chain of TV series, and OVA's released prior to this movie. However as a person watching this movie with only brief understanding of the ...

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