Sakura Tsuushin

Sakura Diaries

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Synonyms: Sakura Mail
Japanese: 桜通信
English: Sakura Diaries
German: Sakura Mail
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 21, 1997 to Oct 22, 1997
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Shaft
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.171 (scored by 47794,779 users)
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Ranked: #78142
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Popularity: #4937
Members: 12,515
Favorites: 14

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A Keio University (one of the top three colleges in Japan) exam candidate, Touma Inaba, is interupted when a cute young girl, Urara Kasuga, arrives at his hotel room door. She later turns out to be his cousin who he barely remembers from his childhood. Urara, who had felt something special for him (an other-than-cousinly-love), invites Touma to live with her since he has no place to stay other than the hotel room. Before taking the test, Touma meets Meiko Yotsuba, a beautiful, sophisticated woman also trying to get into Keio. Meiko gets into Keio but Touma does not, due to a cold Urara had given him shortly before. Although he did not make it, he pretends he does to earn the respect of Meiko. Touma is caught up in a love triangle with Urara and Meiko, while struggling to keep Meiko believing he's really a Keio student and still be there for Urara at the same time.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Campbell, Charles
Producer, ADR Director
Okajima, Kunitoshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Suzuki, Toshimasa
Episode Director, Storyboard
Komura, Toshiaki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


Opening Theme

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"Kimi no Mado Kara (From Your Window)" by Takako Kuwata

Ending Theme

"Koi wa Kaze ni Notte (恋は風に乗って)" by Takako Kuwata

Jul 14, 2008
Ranivus (All reviews)
Story: 6 (Lots of taboo but its a good love story)
Art: 5 (90's Cel Art isn't my thing, looks better than DBZ)
Sound: 5 (Old school sound effects, overemphasize things with sound)
Character: 7 (Relate w/ main character very well, minus the sis-con)
Enjoyment: 8 (Lotta fanservice... she's not my cousin ^_^)
Overall: 30/50 = 6.0 (Balancing two girls and a double life can be hard)

Sakura diaries is an ecchi drama comedy centered around your typical character failure named Touma Inaba. His problems start right off the bat in episode one when an unknown call girl barges in his hotel room and hinders his test performance. But read more
Jun 9, 2012
Romie-chan (All reviews)
Sakura Diaries really pulls at the love strings the entire way through.
It really is an amazing story touching on taboos, reality and the difficulties of life in general.

The art style is your typical 80's and 90's look.
What grabbed my attention was how the artists paid so much attention to detail. The backgrounds were fully drawn, the frequently visited environments did not change at all detail-wise. It's as if they had a fully drawn out environment for every scene.
There is frequent nudity in this show, although you don't ever get to see anything "too" revealing or inappropriate.
This show is a very impressive work of art.

The sounds read more
May 12, 2014
bloody_Venus55 (All reviews)
I'm very Very Very Very Very2x Mad to the creators of this anime. 'cause yesterday while finishing episode 12 and i keep on telling to myself that i can't w8 to watch the next episode and then when i notice that i've only download 12 episode 'cause maybe i just missed the other one and i rush and check it to the list of episode in the net and then when i saw it I started to scream NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO it has only 12 episode what the F*** they just cut to black. If you gonna start something at least try to finish it. read more
Jan 7, 2019
LightQuill (All reviews)
Sakura Diaries, created by the prolific adult-manga artist, U-Jin, surpassed every one of my expectations and delivered one of the most heartfelt themes about independence, pride, and responsibility.

Sakura Diaries focuses on our protagonist, Touma Inaba, a slacker whose ambitions are those of a selfish nature and whose desires are those of a lustful encounter. Touma isn't interested in going to one of the top colleges in Japan, Keio University, and merely wants to take the entrance exam as a souvenir token. His intentions is suddenly turned on its head when he bumps into Meiko Yotsuba, a remarkably attractive woman that Touma quickly develops feelings for read more


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