Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura, Volume 1

Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura, Volume 1

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by Arina Tanemura
     
 

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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...

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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...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Any fan of Tanemura (Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne; The Gentleman's Alliance +) knows to expect hugely starry-eyed young heroines granted unexpected magical powers and told of their unusual and important secret fates while falling in love. Fourteen-year-old Princess Sakura is about to enter into an arranged marriage when she discovers she's the heir of the demon-fighting Moon Princess Kaguya. Her duty is now to battle evil spirits while navigating her new role as betrothed to a prince, accompanied by a miniature spirit, an old wise woman, a clumsy ninja girl, and a talking frog. Set during the Heian period (ninth–12th centuries), the story provides lots of flowing robes until Sakura changes into her period-inappropriate demon fighter costume. It strongly resembles a schoolgirl uniform, just like the outfit of the obvious influence, Sailor Moon. The characters have only three expressions: happy, determined, or clueless/surprised. Tanemura's works are almost perfect examples of generic shojo, and the thing that sets this stew of fable, royal intrigue, and battle by mystic sword apart from many other magical girl manga is the resolve of the princess and the hypnotically ornate artwork.(Apr.)
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—Sakura has always been forbidden to look at the moon. Without knowing why, she has followed the rule until one unfortunate night. Thinking of her impending arranged marriage, she happens to glance at it. Almost immediately, a demon attacks, and she learns she is the granddaughter of a mysterious moon princess. Along with this knowledge, Sakura inherits her grandmother's magical sword, which enables her to destroy demons. The mediocre story line is combined with slightly more detailed illustrations than usual in manga novels. The side panels are rarely pertinent to the story; in fact, they're usually pointless and annoying. Avid fans of the genre may enjoy this book, but it will have a limited audience.—Carol Hirsche, Provo City Library, UT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421551913
Publisher:
VIZ Media
Publication date:
04/30/2012
Series:
Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
178
Sales rank:
351,390
File size:
92 MB
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Meet the Author

Arina Tanemura began her manga career in 1996 when her short stories debuted in Ribon Original magazine. She gained fame with the 1997 publication of I•O•N, and ever since her debut Tanemura has been a major force in shojo manga with popular series Phantom Thief Jeanne, Time Stranger Kyoko, Full Moon, The Gentlemen’s Alliance † and Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura. Both Phantom Thief Jeanne and Full Moon have been adapted into animated TV series.

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Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura, Volume 1 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this! The characters are wonderful and I love the storyline. I would recommend this book to a lot of people! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it! Be sure to check out other manga by Arina!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sakura is great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive kept up with this manga forba long time now, and im HOOKED! ? Awesome art, and a well thought out storyline LOVE IT ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing pictures Amazing storyline I read the whole series and have reread each book like 20 times, so far!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome I have the whole series! All 12 books and I'm on book 11. This is a really great series! Arina tanemura creates such beautiful art
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