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Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura
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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]

SummaryEdit

CharactersEdit

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

MediaEdit

MangaEdit

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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]

VomicEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-11-02/full-moon-tanemura-to-launch-sakura-hime-kaden-manga
  2. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-08-11/arina-tanemura-to-end-sakura-hime-manga-in-12-volumes
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-07-03/viz-adds-genkaku-picasso
  4. "The Legend of Princess Kaguya", Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura volume 1
  5. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-11/full-moon-manga-tanemura-ends-exclusivity-with-ribon-mag
  6. http://natalie.mu/comic/news/79306 (Japanese)
  7. http://natalie.mu/comic/news/83002 (Japanese)
  8. https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4089081025 (Japanese)
  9. http://natalie.mu/comic/news/15146 (Japanese)
  10. Sakura Hime Kaden on Japanese Wikipedia
  11. http://vomic.shueisha.co.jp/sakura/ (Japanese)
  12. http://vomic.shueisha.co.jp/asagiri/ (Japanese)

See alsoEdit


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