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Sakura Wars (TV Series)
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サクラ大戦
(Sakura Taisen)
Genre Adventure, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Shounen
Anime television series
Directed by Ryūtarō Nakamura
Produced by Masao Maruyama
Yoshimi Asari
Shōjiro Abe
Written by Satoru Akahori
Music by Kohei Tanaka
Studio Madhouse
Licensed by NA = Sentai Filmworks
Network TBS, MBS, CBC, HBC]], TUF, ITV, TBC, SBS, RSK, tys
English network US = Anime Network
Original run April 8, 2000September 23, 2000
Episodes 25
Movie and OVAs
Sakura Taisen (game franchise)
Sakura Taisen Ouka Kenran
Sakura Taisen Gouka Kenran
Sakura Wars: The Movie

'''Sakura Wars''' (サクラ大戦 Sakura Taisen?) is an anime adaptation of the Sakura Taisen games and premiered in the year 2000.

In 2009, the series was licensed for an English release by Sentai Filmworks.

Plot

This anime adaptation loosely follows the plot of the first two games. It features many of the same characters, although their storylines differ slightly from the games.

In the Taisho Year 12, a girl named Sakura Shinguji travels to the Imperial Capital of Tokyo with aspirations of defending the city from the Kouma as her late father did. She was assigned to the Imperial Combat Revue, a secret military unit in the cover of the city's theatrical establishment, the Imperial Theatrical Troupe. However, things are not as Sakura imagined where not only she must pilot a mech, she must also perform on stage as an actress to train her great spiritual energy. Though her repeating failures continue to make a fool of herself and ruining productions gets her on everyone's bad side, Sakura must somehow learn to cooperate with them in both the fine arts and martial arts to prevent the demons from destroying the city.

Soundtrack

See also: Sakura Wars TV Series BGM Collection Steam Gramophone

The TV series uses ten pieces of theme music, one opening themes and two ending themes. The song "Gekitei (Geki! Teikoku Kagekidan)", performed by Chisa Yokoyama & Teikoku Kagekidan, is used for the opening. The song "Yumemite Iyou" by Chisa Yokoyama & Teikoku Kagekidan for it used for the first ending theme and "Gekitei Ondo" by Mayumi Tanaka is used for the second ending.

Episodes

Ep. # Pic Chapter Title Original Airdates
1 TV Episode 1 "Sakura Arrives at the Capital"
"Sakura Teito ni Kuru" (さくら帝都に来る)
April 8, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
2 TV Episode 2 "The City to be Defended"
"Mamorubeki Toshi" (守るべき都市)
April 15, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
3 TV Episode 3 "Sakura's Stage Debut"
"Sakura no Hatsu Butai" (さくらの初舞台)
April 22, 2000 (JP)

(EN)
4 TV Episode 4 "The Flower Combat Troop's New Commander"
"Kageki-dan no Shin Taichō" (華撃団の新隊長)
April 29, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
5 TV Episode 5 "Dark Shadow"
"Jāku naru Kage" (邪悪なる影)
May 6, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
6 TV Episode 6 "The Koubu's Heart"
"Kōbu no Kokoro" (光武の心)
May 13, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
7 TV Episode 7 "Tasty Order"
"Oishī Chitsujo" (おいしい秩序)
May 20, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
8 TV Episode 8 "This is Revue"
"Kore ga Rebyū" (これがレビュー)
May 27, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
9 TV Episode 9 "A Girl Called Cassowary"
"Kuwassarī to Yobareta Shōjo" (火喰い鳥と呼ばれた少女)
June 3, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
10 TV Episode 10 "The Kanna that Summons a Storm"
"Arashi wo Yobu Kanna" (嵐を呼ぶ女)
June 10, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
11 TV Episode 11 "The Flower Division Training Camp"
"Hanagumi Gasshuku" (花組合宿)
June 17, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
12 TV Episode 12 "Lonely Birthday"
"Hitoribotchi no Bāsudē" (ひとりぼっちのバースデー)
June 24, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
13 TV Episode 13 "Bloom Like a Flower! On a Maiden's Pride!"
"Hana to Saka se yo! Otome no Iji de!" (花と咲かせよ!乙女の意地で!)
July 1, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
14 TV Episode 14 "Iris Goes Forth!"
"Airisu Shutsugeki su!" (アイリス出撃す!)
July 8, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
15 TV Episode 15 "Sakura's Return to her Homeland"
"Sakura Furusato e Kaeru" (さくら故郷へ帰る)
July 15, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
16 TV Episode 16 "Anti-Kouma Squad"
"Tai-Kōma Butai" (対降魔部隊)
July 22, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
17 TV Episode 17 "Overture"
"Jokyoku" (序曲)
July 29, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
18 TV Episode 18 "Cinderella"
"Shinderera" (シンデレラ)
August 5, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
19 TV Episode 19 "The Formation to Destroy Evil"
"Haja no Jin" (破邪の陣)
August 12, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
20 TV Episode 20 "The Darkness Steals Closer"
"Shinobi Yoru Yami" (しのび寄る闇)
August 19, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
21 TV Episode 21 "One More Battle"
"Mō Hitotsu no Tatakai" (もうひとつの戦い)
August 26, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
22 TV Episode 22 "The Imperial Theatre, Goes Up in Flames"
"Teigeki, Enjō" (帝劇、炎上)
September 2, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
23 TV Episode 23 "Machine of Dreams"
"Yumemiru Koro wo Sugitemo" (夢見る頃を過ぎても)
September 9, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
24 TV Episode 24 "Ties"
"Kizuna" (絆)
September 16, 2000 (JP)
(EN)
25 TV Episode 25 "Continuation Of His Dream"
"Yume no Tsuzuki" (夢のつづき)
September 23, 2000 (JP)
(EN)

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