Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura, Volume 1 [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura, Volume 1

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Overview

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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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421551913
  • Publisher: VIZ Media
  • Publication date: 4/30/2012
  • Series: Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Viz Rating: T
  • Sales rank: 216,047
  • File size: 88 MB
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Meet the Author

Arina Tanemura began her manga career in 1996 when her short stories debuted in Ribon magazine. Tanemura gained fame with the 1997 publication of I•O•N, a high school romance with a supernatural twist. From 1998 to 2000, she worked on the popular series Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, about a young girl who is the reincarnation of Joan of Arc, followed by Time Stranger Kyoko in 2000–2001 and Full Moon in 2002. Despite Tanemura's intentions to draw in a style that makes her stories difficult to animate, both Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne and Full Moon have been adapted into TV series. 

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    Helpful

    I love this! The characters are wonderful and I love the storyline. I would recommend this book to a lot of people! :)

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2012

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    Love it! Be sure to check out other manga by Arina!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2012

    Wk

    Sakura is great

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    Will always be a favorite ??????

    Ive kept up with this manga forba long time now, and im HOOKED! ?
    Awesome art, and a well thought out storyline
    LOVE IT ?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2012

    Sakura Hime

    Amazing pictures
    Amazing storyline
    I read the whole series and have reread each book like 20 times, so far!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Dawnkit

    The full grown she cat stepped in. "I would like to join and be deputy."
    ~ Dawnkit ~

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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