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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
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural, Erotica Erotica
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: Rinka
Authors: Watase, Yuu (Story & Art)


Score: 8.111 (scored by 35423,542 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #2554
Members: 7,649
Favorites: 222


Ranked N/APopularity #2554Members 7,649
MangaRinkaWatase, Yuu (Story & Art)
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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /9


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
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. ...
Jun 30, 2011
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 ...
Aug 23, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (7/9 eps)
More importantly than reviewing this, I think it's important to put a big trigger warning on this manga.

It's dark. It deals with rape, self harm, sexual violence, etc.

It's drawn beautifully but it is a very dark and deeply disturbing manga. Although I'm unfinished with it at this point, I doubt I will do so. There is no feel good to this yaoi. In fact, I'm surprised Watase would write something as dark as this.

The characters have complicated names and are tough to follow who is who, since different people call the different characters by different names (ie their first or their last). It ...

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