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  AAW: Sakura Wars Review
Sakura Wars is yet another game-turned-anime series, but other than an initially confusing glut of characters, this one feels pretty good in terms of plot, and the setting is original.
In summation, Sakura Wars is a well done series with a blend of fun alternate-past demon fighting and more serious character-driven themes.
er, dojo, Sakura has been accepted by her father's sword, and instructed by it to travel to Tokyo, but she must master the ultimate technique before she leaves, which proves to be more difficult than it would first appear.
animeworld.com /reviews/sakurawars.html   (2601 words)

  Sakura Wars Review Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sakura is chosen to be one of the pilots of the "Flower Brigade", the Capital Defense's method for battling a new hostile invader.
Sakura Wars fails in these respects to falling victim of excessive editing, often plot-hole elements and scene basis is chopped to bits to mere increments of period jumps in several weeks, and sometimes whole seasons.
Sakura Wars attempts to rush it's somewhat heart-felt moments with a huge-dosage of screwball instances of both comedy and action; which should not be the main focus of an anime already too empty for it's own good.
www.angelfire.com /anime4/anime45/sakurawars.html   (1214 words)

 Sequential Tart: Sakura Wars, Part 1 - Under the Microscope (vol VIII/iss 12/December 2005)
Sakura Shinguji arrives at the Imperial Capital, ready and quite eager to follow in the footsteps of her late father as a member of the Flower Division.
Kohran teaches Sakura about the nuances of the relationship between a Kouba pilot and the Kouba itself; Sakura needs to treat it as both a living being and an inseparable form herself if she is to ever have a working bond with her suit.
Sakura is separated from her comrades, and when Ohgami and Maria would go to help her, Maria isn't happy when she's ordered to cover him rather than rush to Sakura's aid herself.
www.sequentialtart.com /archive/dec05/cv_1205_11.shtml   (5058 words)

 Amazon.com: Sakura Wars: DVD: Animated
Sakura Wars, based on a series of Japanese games, is entirely uninspired--which is not to say it's bad.
With the Sakura Wars video game coming next year, the Sakura Wars 2 OVAs coming out in October, this Sakura Wars DVD was released awhile ago in the USA.
Sakura Wars is I find it quite funny in the story but also has brief storyline.
www.amazon.com /Sakura-Wars-Animated/dp/B000031EG8   (0 words)

 Sequential Tart: Article - Under a Microscope: Sakura Wars, Part 2 (vol IX/iss 2/February 2006)
The poor boy can only wish Sakura well from afar, but it is enough; she "hears" him as she faces her father's ghost, and it helps her to pass her trial.
Sakura finds Iris in her new combat outfit, and the rest of the team fills Sakura in on how Iris has taken to becoming a pilot.
Sakura, having failed to find Kohran, begs to be allowed to look for her, arguing that they aren't complete without the girl.
www.sequentialtart.com /archive/feb06/cv_0206_4.shtml   (4320 words)

 The World War 2 Store: Sakura Wars TV - Intermission (Vol. 4)
So far in the story Sakura Wars has focused on characters, with an occasional battle to remind us that there is a real and dangerous evil out there beyond the walls of the Imperial Flower Combat Troop's headquarters.
The combat has become much more serious, and in the very first episode Sakura's sword, inherited from her father is broken as Aoi Satani the evil sorceror at the center of the demon invasion moves into center stage.
Of course, we're used to Sakura's bravery and commitment, but Iris has gone through some rapid development and now is becoming another key player in struggle to keep Tokyo free of demons.
www.ww2incolor.com /shop.php?c=3&n=130&i=B0000AQRZG&x=Sakura_Wars_TV_Intermission_Vol_4   (373 words)

 DVD Talk Review: Sakura Wars TV: Complete Collection
Sakura Wars TV for example is the 25 episode show that has been published by ADV and released once again as a complete collection.
In case you have never seen the anime you should know that Sakura Wars is a rich show with interesting characters and an intriguing concept.
Originally produced in 2000, Sakura Wars TV has an appearance that essentially makes the material look older than it is. Everything is blurry, there is a strong amount of grain and at times there was even some aliasing that trickled in every now and then.
www.dvdtalk.com /reviews/read.php?ID=25031   (1347 words)

 IGN: Sakura Wars Strikes the Dreamcast
Seeing as how Sakura Wars is probably the greatest series of games to never make their way stateside, most of you are probably unfamiliar with the exploits of Oogami Ichiro, Shinguji Sakura, and the rest of the Flower Branch.
Sakura Wars is certainly important to the Dreamcast's success; some have actually suggested that the series is one of the most important licenses to come out of the Saturn era - it's certainly been the most profitable license associated with a Sega machine in a long time.
Sakura Wars III, especially when coming off this series of Sakura awareness promotions, could very well be the title that stands next to Shenmue and pushes the Dreamcast into the homes of Japanese gamers.
dreamcast.ign.com /articles/071/071316p1.html   (2146 words)

 Review: Sakura Wars TV
As Sakura has now disrupted not only the rehearsal that was going on, but also their machines, she must overcome the rest of the Flower Division's dislike for her if she is to be welcomed as part of the group.
Sakura Wars (or Sakura Taisen, if you prefer) takes a bunch of ingredients that aren't usually mixed together, but the way they are put together just seems to fit.
The two main stories in Sakura Wars are the character drama involving Sakura's efforts to gain acceptance in the group, and the story of the Flower Division's defense of the capital.
ryoohki.home.att.net /reviews/sakurawarstv.htm   (543 words)

 Sakura Wars DVD 4 - Review - Anime News Network
His true identity is revealed while Sakura deals with the reforging of her father's Spirit Sword, which results in a resurrection of an ancient power that bursts forth during battle.
Literally every Sakura Wars anime project has been licensed and released in North America at this point, but the key to the entire franchise, the games, remain a total mystery to American consumers.
While other incarnations of Sakura Wars are beautifully animated and colored with rich depth, Sakura Wars TV is stilted, ugly, and for some reason, shot in bland and muted colors.
www.animenewsnetwork.com /review/sakura-wars/dvd-4   (1503 words)

 Sakura Wars
Sakura Wars or Sakura Taisen OVA was created after the popular video game created in Japan.
Sakura Wars has been released by A.D.V. Films in two parts on VHS and all 4 together on DVD.
News: September 17, 2000 Sakura Wars 3 is expected to be released in Japan.
www.angelfire.com /anime/Edo/SakuraWars.html   (193 words)

 DVD Talk Review: Sakura Wars TV: Complete Collection
The lead character was Sakura (played by Jenny Larson) who came from one of the rural areas of Japan but had a long family legacy in fighting for Japan (her dad being a legendary fighter of some note).
Sakura finally realizes her dream of starring in the Imperial Flower Combat Troop's new show, but the devious Satani has more than a bouquet of roses with which to reward our star.
Final Thoughts: Sakura Wars TV: The Complete Collection was another fine boxed set from the folks at ADV Films as they seek to provide the kind of value some of us reviewer/critics have railed about for years.
www.dvdtalk.com /reviews/read.php?ID=19542   (1987 words)

 Sakura Wars
The honest truth is that I fell in love with Shinguchi Sakura, the main character, the first time I saw her.
The Taisho era, which lasted from 1912 to 1926 is often considered the time when Japan emerged from the transitional period of the Meiji era into an internationally recognized world power.
The anime is set in the 1920s as Tokyo slowly rebuilds in the aftermath of the Demon Wars.
www.ex.org /4.3/20-anime_sakurataisen.html   (520 words)

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