Hana no Kage

Shadow of the Cherry Blossoms

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Japanese: 花の翳
English: Shadow of the Cherry Blossoms
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2006
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Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MythologyMythology, ReincarnationReincarnation
Duration: 17 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.791 (scored by 661661 users)
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Ranked: #104272
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Popularity: #10977
Members: 2,342
Favorites: 1

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In ancient Japan, a princess and her lover run away from their pursuers. When it became apparent that they would be caught, they vowed to commit suicide rather than have the princess return to her former life. Both of them took their blades to end their lives but something went wrong. Now one of them seeks revenge for being abandoned.

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Yoshida, Akira


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Jun 27, 2013
This animation is very simple. The art is not phenomenal but the story makes up for it. The story is sweet and simple. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to watch a bittersweet short story about two love birds trying to make their own fate.
Mar 27, 2014
This kind of video should not be graded in the same way most professional anime should. It feels more like a student piece to me. A good student piece, but not something that can stand next to most high budget anime on this site.

Story: 3
You can tell they were really trying. But the problem is that the story is too short, and too rushed. We know that the couple loves each other, but we don't know why. We don't know why they can't be together. We don't know any details behind the pressure they feel. Nothing. So it's very hard to relate to either character ...

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