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Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura, Vol. 01 (Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura #1)

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  2,705 ratings  ·  78 reviews
Sakura is the granddaughter of a mysterious moon princess who slew demons with her Blood Cherry Blossom sword. All her life Sakura has been forbidden to look at the full moon without knowing why. Then one night, unhappy over her impending marriage, Sakura gazes up at the moon, only to see a demon attacking her...

Princess Sakura has been engaged to Prince Oura since birth.
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Paperback, 182 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by VIZ Media LLC (first published March 13th 2009)
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Megan Sanchez
A mix of Sailor Moon and Fushigi Yuugi, Sakura Hime has demons from the moon, a princess in a short skirt fighting them and a conflicted love story, all wrapped in a gorgeous Heian Era fantasy. Arina Tanemura is a favorite for fans of shojo manga and she does not disappoint. The artwork is amazing and detailed. Although I wasn't captured by Sakura immediately, I definitely felt for her by the end of the volume. She's annoying in an early series Usagi sort of way and I want to give her a few more ...more
和泉美優
This story takes place in the Heian period in Japan. It is about a princess named Sakura who is about to be married to the Imperial Prince Oura. An emissionary is sent to escort her to the capital, and Sakura who doesn't want to go and marry the prince decides to run away in the woods with her magical friend Asagiri. Sakura looks at the full moon, forgetting the fact that she is forbidden to look up at the full moon. Suddenly, a demon appears, and Sakura is forced to fight, discovering thanks t ...more
Stacey
In my words, I think Sakura Hime Kaden is the best manga book I have EVER read! Its very funny, adventurous, and sometimes disturbing. But I LOVE this book. Its about this princess(her name is Princess Sakura) who is actually from the moon and is immortal. She has been bethrothed since birth by her future fiance' Prince Oura. Not wanting to get married, she runs away. Then she gazes up at the full moon and a Youko appeared. (Youko, is a immortal man-eating beast) As suspected, Prince Oura comes ...more
Jenny
[Ch. 1-3:]

Dear lord, these first three chapters were so long! But they were very good, so that's okay.

I really love Arina Tanemura's art style - it's so pretty! And her chibi characters are always so cute.

Anyways, in this volume, you're introduced to Princess Sakura who is the granddaughter of Princess Kaguya from the moon. She's a demon, although she doesn't realize it at first. Lots of people fear her, and as you'll see in this volume, there are many people who try to kill her.. even her Princ
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Sesana
I honestly know nothing about Heian era Japan, the setting of Sakura Hime, so I can't say if she did the era justice or not. But I did like the art (the kimono are so pretty) and I was a lot more interested in the characters and the story than I had been in Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne. Sakura herself has a pretty good set up, and there's a really surprising twist halfway through the first volume. I'm actually really interested to see where this goes.
Laura Tenorio
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Katy
Fun start to the series! :D Looveeee the artwork (of course ^__^)
Luke Reynolds
The art in this series is absolutely breathtaking. Here's an example for your viewing pleasure.

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Even though I could rave about Arina Tanemura's drawing for days, let's talk more about the manga. It's definitely an interesting start to a historical fantasy series, with romance (a complicated one, though), action, and of course, a magical heroine who undergoes some nice development. Let's see how this goes!
pinkthecolour
Maybe 2.5/5 stars... I don't know. I started reading this at ~5am because I couldn't sleep, and picked it up at the library in the first place because I LOVE the author's other series: Full Moon. The artwork and the characters... ah :DD However, this book didn't compare at all. The art was good, but the story lacking. Aside from the adorable Asagiri, I disliked many of the characters. Sakura is a little annoying -__- (view spoiler) ...more
Kyleigh Trott
I really like Arina Tanemura's work. I know I shouldn't, since it's the same formula, book after book - but isn't most manga?

Anyway.

The art is good. It's pleasing, and I enjoy looking at is while I read the speech bubbles and move along with the action. But, true to Arina's style, the main heroine is super-thin, petite, has really long hair, and big, expressive eyes. Kind of a negative in my book, but not enough to get me to not like it in any way.

So you move along and start reading the plot,
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Anna
Was not expecting to enjoy a cute-magical-girl manga, but the personal dilemmas that come to dominate the story interested me. Princess Sakura was orphaned young and grew up isolated in an estate paid for by her fiancé-since-birth, whom she has never met. On the eve of their marriage, Sakura finds out a secret about her lineage that causes a lot of trouble--people are afraid of her and don't trust her, and she is a little afraid of herself. Now she has to come to terms with herself and with ever ...more
Liebes Buch
Das ist mein erstes Manga. Dieser Bereich ist ja bei mir eine Bildungslücke bisher, und die muss gestopft werden. Mit Büchern. Mangas muss man von hinten nach vorne lesen und von rechts nach links. Zum Glück bleibt die Schrift aber normal von links nach rechts. Ich fand es erst lustig, das japanisch zu lesen... aber es ist doch auch etwas nervig. Prinzessin Sakura ist ganz allein auf der Welt. Ihr Bruder starb an einer Pandemie. Sie hat noch ihre Zofe, die sie von Menschenhändlern bekam. Aber um ...more
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Synopsis:

Sakura is the granddaughter of a mysterious moon princess who slew demons with her Blood Cherry Blossom sword. All her life Sakura has been forbidden to look at the full moon without knowing why. Then one night, unhappy over her impending marriage, Sakura gazes up at the moon, only to see a demon attacking her...

My Thoughts:

I had to check this series out because Arina Tanemura's series always tend to really worm their way into my heart. When one of her heroines is sad, I'm sad, too. I c
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Angelina Justice
The artwork is great AND the story flows well enough to keep a novice Manga reader like me engaged. I love the whole, I hate you, I love you, I love you, I hate you...thing. It kept the first volume from being too predictable.

I often ignore the sidenotes and chibi's in the margins, but found myself reading several in this volume.

My favorite character is Sakura's friend/servant Asagiri. Like the author, I hope she "evolves into a great character."
Monica
This is my first manga I've ever read believe it or not. I've been aware of them for a long time now but I never had an interest in reading them. Going into it and browsing the pages I found it really strange and crazy ridiculous. I mean I'm used to Engrish and awkward mixes of Asian languages, phrases and English, but it was like watching a bad cartoon and it made me think, "did I really used to like watching this anime stuff on tv?" But once I started reading it I started to understand why the ...more
Sarah Hayes
I was going to give it four stars, but then the second half of it happened, which was so rushed and ill-tempered with cheap laughs that I had trouble enjoying it as much as the first half. Not a bad start to a new Tanemura series, and her art is as gorgeous as ever. Should be a good twist on the typical 'destined girl' shojo story.
K.C. Rivers
Could it be that I'm actually starting to enjoy shojo manga? It is quite possible. This looks to be a fun, light-hearted series. I actually quite like Sakura's character. Even though she's incredibly spoiled, the author almost seems to poke fun at that. This left quite the cliff-hanger and I'm looking forward to reading more.
Shiori Tsukiko
If only she made her plots more interesting, I would have enjoyed this book. *Sighs* The only that gets me reading this book is because of her art-work. Her characters are nicely done as always. I kind like Sakura being strong but she is also weak.
Candycloud
Okay. I'm seriously new to manga, and I will admit, I like it a lot. But I didn't really like this book.

Yeah, Sakura was cute, as was Asagirl. But the other characters... well, they were a bit... um... strange.
Tenoko1
I think it was really cute and the artwork as usual is gorgeous. Story is not as strong as some of her other works, but this was only the first volume. Very remnisent of Sailor Moon, actually.
Nara Walker
They had me at moon princess, but she also fight demons. Along with the typical shoujo relationship angst. It's magical girl goodness at it's best
Seana Seo
this gorgeous manga is a must read! mixed with romance and fantasy, i guarantee that this manga would keep you entertained for the whole night.
Ichigo
i totally new that he was the prince she left too much clues and i just love this its sooo funny but does he really like her or what
Christine
I really enjoyed it and I don't read a lot of manga
I went out and bought the 2nd book the next day. It is so addicting!
Elsa
The whole transformation thing lost me at first but will pick up more volumes to see how this turns out.
Jodie
May 03, 2012 Jodie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
The plot was confusing,and allot of characters look the same, but I love the artwork.
Lori
Aug 14, 2011 Lori rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
Full review at Manga Xanadu. http://manga.jadedraononline.com
Naj
read most but stopped cuz got confusing and weird.
Steph
Jan 27, 2012 Steph rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
I love the artwork, but the storyline is so-so.
Laurie
I'm not used to reading manga, so I don't exactly know what is considered to be good. But I liked this!

The art is so so beautiful. The costumes, and cherry blossoms. The story and setting has quite a romantic feel!

I loved Sakura's character. She's likeable - sweet and innocent at first, but she will fight to protect others and she's brave. Asagiri and Byakuya were nice characters too. Aoba is intriguing. I didn't like Kohaku that much, I thought she was kind of randomly put into the story. And I
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Name in Japanese: 種村有菜 (Tanemura Arina)
Western Zodiac: Pisces

Arina Tanemura was born on March 12, 1978. She's the author of Full Moon O Sagashite, Time Stranger Kyoko, Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross, Sakura Hime Kaden, and more.

Her favorite hobby is Karaoke. One song that she sings is Smile, originally by Myco. She has two cats, named Riku and Kai. She has one elder and one
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