Sakura Taisen

Japanese name: Sakura Taisen
Japanese name: サクラ大戦
English name: Sakura Wars
Dates: April 8, 2000-September 23, 2000
Broadcast time: Saturday, 17:30-18:00 (5:30-6:00 pm)
Number of episodes: 25
Animation Studio: Madhouse
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Tokyo Broadcast System (TBS)
Anime Network (United States)
Creator(s): Ouji Hiroi (video game)
Series Director: Ryutarou Nakamura
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Emi Sasaki, Masao Maruyama (Madhouse), Tetsuo Gensho (Tokyo Broadcast System), Yoji Morotomi
Planning: Satoru Akahori (series composition)
Art Director: Hidetoshi Kaneko
Character Designer(s): Hidenori Matsubara, Hideyuki Morioka, Hideki Fukushima (mecha)
Animator(s): Masayuki Kojima (supervisor), Hideyuki Morioka (chief director), Kiyotaka Nakahara (director), Naomi Miyata (director), Yuzo Sato (director)
Music: Kouhei Tanaka
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Chisa Yokoyama (Sakura Shinguji), Michie Tomizawa (Sumire Kanzaki), Urara Takano (Maria Tachibana), Mayumi Tanaka (Kanna Kirishima), Yuriko Fuchizaki (Ko-Ran Li), Kumiko Nishihara (Iris Chateaubriand), Akio Suyama (Ichirou Oogami), Ai Orikasa (Ayame Fujieda), Takehito Koyasu (Yuuichi Kayama), Hiroshi Yanaka (Aoi Satan)
Genre(s): adventure, comedy, science fiction, robots, psychic powers, telekinesis, fantasy, horror, magic, historical (Japan, 1920s), theatre, video game adaptation
Home Video
United States: DVD (ADV Films, 6 discs, 1 set)
Note(s): This series is based on a series of games by Sega. This is a remake of the Sakura Taisen (1997) oav series released in the United States on home video as Sakura Wars.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Sakura Taisen go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: November 15, 2008
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