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Sakura Gari is a Taishou Era romantic story, ten years in the making. It centers around the 16 year old Tagami Masataka as he is aiming to find his place in life. While attempting to start prep school as a rounin he encounters Saiki Souma, the son of a distinguished noble of the Saiki Koushyaku family and becomes part of the Saiki household.

It seems as though this will be the story of Tagami's life, taking us through both him growing up physically and emotionally.


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Associated Names
Cherry Blossom Harvest
Cherry Blossom Hunting
Sakura Gari
Sakura Hunt
The Hunt for Cherry Blossoms

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.9 (end) by ? (1801d ago)
v.3 c.8 by ? (1801d ago)
v.3 c.7 by Watase's Sorai (2044d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

2 topics, 24 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (739 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.71 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 10th 2014, 10:25am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Rinka (Shogakukan)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #336 increased(+46)
Monthly Pos #394 increased(+5)
3 Month Pos #395 decreased(-40)
6 Month Pos #317 decreased(-14)

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On 481 reading lists
On 485 wish lists
On 1308 completed lists
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Thoughts on Sakura Gari Ending 1056 days, 13 hours, 5 minutes ago
Watase Ends Sakura-Gari 1638 days, 17 hours, 18 minutes ago

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Love it   
Rating: N/A
by NekuNeko
December 31st, 2014, 1:23am
Wow, I really liked this story. It left me wishing for more chapters/a sequel TT LOL I feel like a tear almost escaped my eye ;-;... Almost. The ending was really saaaad but I guess its this types of stories that attracts me the most *-*
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Beautiful, Disturbing, Tragic   
Rating: N/A
by Sayax0
December 7th, 2014, 7:18pm
I would call it a masterpiece of a love story. It is dark from possessiveness, traumatic histories, blackmailing, and even murder, but innocence, love, and forgiveness are at the center of it all.
As for the ending,
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I think there was a reason Watase wrote in Souma's last thoughts that he will live on and they will meet again someday, so I personally don't think he dies at the end

A must-read masterpiece.
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Don't read it!   
Rating: N/A
by nyanya07
August 17th, 2014, 6:24am
For those who are easily move persons (like me). This is my second manga that made me cry, made my tissue almost run out, and made me sleep really late just to finish it and then the ending BOOOOM!!
Now I don't have the spirit to read another manga. >.<

Well. It was truly splendid story that will make you remember it really well.
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Sakura Gari - A story of redemption   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lrenne
March 28th, 2014, 2:02pm
Such a powerful story, filled with pain and sadness. The ending is full of hope though, at least in my view. I've been haunted by their love since two days ago, hence this post. I'm speechless as to how to describe this masterpiece. It's a beautifully crafted story with well developed characters and gorgeous art. The advancement of the plot covers every angle. Everyone acts/reacts as they should given their lots, and by that I mean realistically, not predictably.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Souma was a kind and gentle boy doomed by his own beauty and the indifference of those around him. Tormented and damaged, in one moment of despair, he reached out to the wrong person and because of that, slid down the slippery slope and fell into the deepest darkness. Years later, Masataka, a pure and innocent boy, came into his life. For the first time, Souma felt the warmth and gentleness of another human being extended to him, bringing him out of his cold and lonely existence. As a response, all the warm and gentle feelings of his own, bottled up for so many years, finally broke their barriers, filled up his heart and soul to the brim and turned into painful longing and obsessive passion. Before they knew it, they were both swept into a whirlwind of frightening emotions that shook their being to the core, with only one escape route: redemption, for oneself and for others.

... Last updated on March 29th, 2014, 9:17am
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Different but interesting   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by mysocksgotdirty
January 26th, 2014, 12:13pm
This was an unusual manga for me... I don't like tragedy mangas, but this is an exception. I won't give it 10 because sometimes the manga is too painful for me and sometimes drags itself... Also..the end was not as beautiful as I wanted it to be...
Wel...Nevertheless, this was a refreshing manga and I wished there was a sequel.
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Sakura- Gari   
Rating: N/A
by Grey-Haze
September 29th, 2013, 12:36am
This is definitely a tragedy, every character seems to have some kind of problem.
Maybe I need to reread this because I couldn't really understand how the uke chose to be with the seme instead of leaving him. Usually people hate the- "Uke falls in love with his rapist" type story, but this one...
Anyways, very unique plot, gorgeous art, and that ending <-- not expected

... Last updated on September 29th, 2013, 12:37am
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Beautiful story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mahiru
September 6th, 2013, 2:05am
So well thought out. As I neared the end my eyes were burning with tears. If somehow they did not get a "good/happy" ending after all they went through I seriously would have bawled and feel depressed... Yeah, even though it ended the way it did, I believe they will find each other again in the future when Masataka's accomplished new goal smile

According to the author interview at the end of vol 3, hopefully we will see a sequel soon... This story was about 10 years in the making (?) and it's already been 6 years since this was published so... I really hope we will see a sequel. *Fingers crossed* T_T
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I would have given the series a 10 if it weren't for the ending...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by fictionalscience
July 24th, 2013, 7:03am
The plot of this story is really brilliant, couldn't stop reading as the secrets reveal themselves one by one. The artwork is also gorgeous. The erotic scenes are psychologically charged and often very dark.

But the ending, while it was well-done, I really feel that the main characters don't deserve it. After things were solved... why this ending?! It makes the touching resolution seem meaningless. The cause of the ending makes no sense too when considering things that were revealed previously. It seems like a cheap way to end the story with tragedy just for the heck of it.
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definitely awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shiro_13
July 13th, 2013, 1:20pm
the twists, the characters, the art, the story..everything that I'm looking for is in here.
i like the way the manga was concluded, and at the same time i do not want it to end.

no words can fully describe this manga.

it was worth it, not sleeping and reading this.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by rokuuchi
May 23rd, 2013, 9:34am
Honestly this manga got me really curious. I think there's no recommandation page where this is NOT recommended. But I think I expected too much from this one. My feelings were very steady from the first chapter up to the middle. It did made me cry as it reach the climax.

This manga is different among others because it has a very deep story. It was a slow read and it was really hard for me to guess what turn of events will happen next. Its not your typical love story, very ANGST (especially the ending) and yeah, this word should be capitalized. People around the couple are involved and it affects them. Both of the characters had gone through a lot of things especially about family issues. For me, the relationship between the couple is more like shounen ai, like bromance. I dont really feel or consider that what they had (or have) is love. From what I can see (and I might me wrong in this),

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Soumi can easily fall in love with anyone who can give him a korokke or anything that makes the other person selfless and kind- someone that would not get close to Soumi just because of his physical appearance. And for Takamasa, I feel that what he has for Soumi is concern and sympathy. So I didnt really felt the "love" or the passion they have for each other. Im also one of those who believed that Souma lived. Even though I mentioned that what they had (or have) is love, if this has a sequel, I would still want the them meet again, start all over again and from there they would experience the true love that they have for each other.

Dont get me wrong, it is a beautiful manga. But it just didnt won my heart completely.

... Last updated on May 23rd, 2013, 9:36am
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