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Synonyms: Sakuragari, The Hunt for Cherry Blossoms, Cherry Blossom Hunting
Japanese: 櫻狩り


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 9
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 14, 2007 to Jan 14, 2010
Authors: Watase, Yuu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Rinka


Score: 8.281 (scored by 2880 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #1500
Members: 5,656
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Sakura-gari is a Taishou Era romantic story, ten years in the making. It centers around the 16-year-old Tagami Masataka as he aims to find his place in life. While attempting to start prep school as a rounin, he encounters Saiki Souma, the son of a distinguished noble of the Saiki Koushyaku family, and becomes part of the Saiki household.


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Jan 13, 2011
fiane (All reviews)
This is absolutely good. Likely the best yaoi manga I've ever read, well partly because I just can't bear nonsensical plot, characters and effortless art many can find in most yaoi manga.

Plot is very intense and dramatic, dealing with the ugliest part of individuals in terms of relationships all the while being coated with realism. It is a tragedy, a matter of sin and forgiveness, torture and comfort. Sex are not there to be drooled over, it is mostly very heart-wrenching and emotional. This storytelling is well planned, straight to the point and smooth.

Art is hands down gorgeous. 10 years in the making, they say. read more
Jun 30, 2011
Suzuhana (All reviews)
I'm sorry. Yuu Watase wrote what? That's right. She wrote yaoi. A shoujo yaoi. How does that work? (To be honest, I was confused.)

Story: Sakura Gari really is a gem. It's the first yaoi I've found in a really long time that wasn't ridiculous and oversexed with no plot to speak of whatsoever and unrealistic characters who scream out "No! Please stop!" while having sex but really want it in return (Because no means yes, obviously). There was a story here that had me reading it into the wee hours of the morning and had me thinking what a sick, twisted little thing throughout read more
Jan 24, 2013
koan (All reviews)
I'm very fond of Yuu watase's work but I have to say this is the first time I have mixed feelings about it.
Though it's clearly a Yaoi manga the characters are pretty "fucked up" XD .
I shall try to explain why without trying to "spoil"

It is well known that in Yaoi either to characters agree from the beginning their feelings for each other or that someone just force his way downon someone else and then that "victim" get's hooked up with his "lover".
Or in other words it is just raping.

These patterns are very predictable and unfortunately yuu watase has used the last read more
Oct 24, 2016
sighcoey (All reviews)
WARNING: If you're looking for a happily ever after this is not for you!


This manga is well done. The plot is good. It was well executed. Everything had been address properly, all the twist and turn.
This is not a cutesy love story. Its deep and almost dark.
Main character do find love in the end, with each other. But... they don't end up together.
Its like when you thought , 'finally! Something good!" A very depressing/dark part will follow.
Yes, one of the main character died, and thats on the last scene.
They don't end up with each other, because obviously one of them died.
And while one read more


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