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
Theme: Love PolygonLove Polygon
Duration: 21 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.251 (scored by 58275,827 users)
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Ranked: #88502
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Popularity: #5422
Members: 15,171
Favorites: 17


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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
Otani, Masahito
Episode Director


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


Jun 9, 2012
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 ...
Jul 14, 2008
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jul 30, 2019
Usually when I watch an anime that has a large following I can understand why people might like it even if I dislike it. This on the other hand is one of the few times that I don't understand what the appeal might be at all.
The art and animation is decent, it's not outstanding by any means, but it does the job, isn't stilted, and doesn't have a ton of animation errors.
The sound work is ok, the ending and opening music was really my cup of tea and there were spots here and there where the music didn't really match the scene but I ...

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