Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura
Series information
Author Arina Tanemura
Illustrator Arina Tanemura
Publishers Shueisha (Japan)
Viz Media (North America)
Magazines Ribon
Original run November 2008 – December 2012
Volumes 12
Chapters 50 (List of chapters)

Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura (桜姫華伝 (さくらひめかでん) Sakura Hime Kaden) is a manga series written and illustrated by Arina Tanemura. It began serialization in Shueisha's Ribon magazine in November 2008.[1] Tanemura concluded the series at twelve volumes.[2] Viz Media licensed the manga in North America.[3]

The series is set during the Heian period of Japan[1] and takes inspiration from the Japanese fable, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.[4]



Main article: List of Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura characters




Viz Media release

Main article: List of Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura chapters

After concluding Mistress Fortune in August 2008, Tanemura launched Sakura Hime in the December issue of Ribon.[1] Following Fudanjuku Monogatari in 2011, she ended her exclusivity contract with Ribon and announced that Sakura Hime would be her last for the magazine.[5] Tanemura ended the series in the January 2013 issue of Ribon.[6]

The manga was collected into twelve volumes by Shueisha.[7] Viz Media licensed the series for North America.[3]

Art bookEdit

Main article: Paint Ribon: Art of Sakura Hime Kaden

Tanemura published an art collection, titled Paint Ribon: Art of Sakura Hime Kaden, dedicated to the series in April 2009.[8] The book also features art from Phantom Thief Jeanne, Full Moon o Sagashite, and The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross, as well as a DVD with commentary from Tanemura.[9]


Sakura Hime was adapted into a four-part "vomic" (comic with voices) in April 2009.[10][11] It was followed by a second vomic, titled Sakura Hime Kaden Asagiri Yuki Den (桜姫華伝 外伝 朝霧雪伝 () ) in December 2010.[12]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2
  3. 3.0 3.1
  4. "The Legend of Princess Kaguya", Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura volume 1
  6. (Japanese)
  7. (Japanese)
  8. (Japanese)
  9. (Japanese)
  10. Sakura Hime Kaden on Japanese Wikipedia
  11. (Japanese)
  12. (Japanese)

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