Sakura-hime Kaden
Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura
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Sakura-hime Kaden

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Synonyms: Sakurahime Kaden, Shiro Bara Gakuen Vampire Rose, White Rose Academy Vampire Rose, Tenshi no Kinka Maple Rose, The Angelic Coin of Maple Rose, I.O.N
Japanese: 桜姫華伝
English: Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 55
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 1, 2008 to Dec 1, 2012
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance
Themes: Historical Historical, Mythology Mythology
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Ribon Magazine
Authors: Tanemura, Arina (Story & Art)


Score: 7.401 (scored by 47404,740 users)
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Ranked: #37622
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Popularity: #1530
Members: 12,789
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From a young age, Princess Sakura was told never to gaze at the moon but never provided a reason. Now at 14 years of age, she dreads her marriage to her betrothed, Prince Oura, a man with whom she has only ever communicated through letters. With no family any longer to speak of, she lives as an outcast in a village as she awaits the day of her wedding.

When the prince's emissary, Aoba, comes to take Sakura to the palace, the rebellious princess decides to run away to avoid the marriage. In her attempt to escape, she accidentally lays eyes on the full moon, and a demon appears to attack her. After being saved by Aoba, Sakura is told that she is the granddaughter of Princess Kaguya and also an immortal youko—exactly like the demon that descended from the sky. Equipped with the legendary Chizakura blade, Sakura is now tasked with defeating the youko that threaten to hurt the people closest to her.

Her mission is tied to her Soul Symbol—a single kanji character that indicates a person's true nature at birth. Sakura's Soul Symbol represents "destroy," an ominous yet mysterious sign that is more than meets the eye. Burdened with the choice to determine where her allegiances lie, Sakura confronts her destiny and a world plagued by the schism between youko and mankind.

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Included one-shots:
Volume 5: Shiro Bara Gakuen Vampire Rose (White Rose Academy Vampire Rose)
Volume 6: Tenshi no Kinka Maple Rose (The Angelic Coin of Maple Rose)
Volume 8: I.O.N


Sakura-hime Kaden was published in English as Sakura Hime by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from April 5, 2011 to February 4, 2014. Upon its first week of serialization, the first English volume ranked seventh on the New York Times Manga Best Seller list. The manga has been adapted into two VOMICs by Shueisha.

The series has also been published in Chinese by Sharp Point Press; in French by Glénat; in German by Tokyopop Germany; and in Italian by Panini Comics.

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Jan 13, 2018
Sakura-hime Kaden is a fairly old manga series, one I have chosen to finish after 6 years (2018). I read the series when it had first come about, and wanting to explore the nostalgia, decided to pick it up again. This is a story of a girl with a legend accompanied by an underlying theme of a slice-of-life, if you will. Throughout reading the story, readers will find themselves thinking of life, whether it be the story set in this manga, or their own. Full of romance, action, and fantasy, Sakura Hime will leave you with feelings and knowledge, so much that you might not ...
Aug 10, 2009
Preliminary (8/55 eps)
Another great installment by Arina Tanemura, Sakura Hime Kaden is a fantasy shoujo manga that may seem typical at first, but once you continue reading you'll find it actually has a lot of twists. Although the main character, Sakura, is a bit cliché, this manga is unique in other aspects such as the storyline and the other supporting characters. Personally, I believe that Shinshi Doumei Cross beats this one out but honestly it may be too early to tell because as of now the manga isn't very far in terms of the number of chapters. However, if you're a fan of any ...
Apr 2, 2010
Preliminary (16/55 eps)
Another great manga composed by the awesome author of arina tanemura. seriously i'm a total fan of hers, i just can't get enough with her manga stories and art. Truly, i really hoped for a historical manga from a great mangaka and now i've got it. Recently i was really into a manga that was historical or more so mythological? but its not complete so to satisfy my thirst for that type of great manga, i found this very entertaining. I always love the romance in Arina's mangas, it just makes me blush and my heart beat hard. Its soooooooooo cute

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