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Japanese: さくらん
English: Sakuran
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 13
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 20, 2001 to May 27, 2003
Genre: Drama Drama
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Evening
Authors: Anno, Moyoco (Story & Art)


Score: 7.031 (scored by 15061,506 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #81012
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4567
Members: 4,124
Favorites: 33


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The story follows Kiyoha, sold into a brothel as a child and forced to work as a maid and her rise to prominence as one of the top-ranking courtesans in Yoshiwara. The allure of the "flower and willow world" as it was called by artists in the day is underscored by the very real tragedy, heartbreak and difficult lives led by those seemingly glamorous courtesans. Will Kiyoha's fox-like wiles give her a chance to break free of her gilded cage? Or will her fighting spirit ruin her chances of ever escaping the brothel?

(Source: Vertical)


Sakuran was published in English by Vertical on July 17, 2012. A digital release by the same publisher came out September 16, 2015.




Dec 16, 2009
Sakuran seemed to be an interesting series from what I read in the summaries. I have to say, or a 13 chapter-long story, this really towered over my expectations.

Story: (10)
The story is simple and almost a slice of life about a prostitute in Feudal Japan. It depicts the struggles of the main character and shows the process as to how she became a prostitute and how she learned the "techniques". Very simple, yet very enjoyable. Very interesting, especially, for people interested in history :)

Art: (8)
Not a big fan of the art. Most of the time the drawings looked awkward to me, though there were a ...
Sep 19, 2017
Sakuran: Blossoms Wild is a tale from the Edo Period of Japanese history. It focuses on the pleasure quarter, Yoshiwara, with our female protagonist named Kiyoha. As a child, Kiyoha was sold to a brothel, where she worked as a maid until she could rise to a prominent position of a courtesan.

This book was a re-read for me. I originally purchased it many years ago. Initially, I loved everything about the manga. But after eight years of reading and evolving, I can safely say that I don’t feel the same way about it. While I still enjoyed it, I no longer feel it’s the greatest ...
Jul 15, 2014
Mixed Feelings

There are two types of people in the world: ones who accept their fate and others who deny it. Through their denial, there are attempts to escape and sometimes it can lead to an unyielding willpower or withering to death. At first our main character, Kyoha, has unyielding willpower, but by the end readers can see that her fiery personality is slowly dying for she has been entrapped in the brothel.

In the first few chapters, readers are introduced into her childhood and how she insisted on finding love and eventually leaving this place. She did not want to sell herself and sleep ...

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