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This is a group for fans of the franchise Sakura Taisen, or Sakura Wars as it's sometimes known in English. SakuTai is half dating sim half strategy game (in more ways than one!) and appears in all sorts of media (comics, movies, TV, OVA, video games). The group name comes from the main SakuTai opening theme.

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- as of right now, there are no limitations on entries per day, but be polite and don't bombard the folders with your art.
- copies/traces are NOT acceptable! I will remove pics if I feel they are copies (direct or indirect), and any stolen work uploaded will lead to a warning, followed by a banning if problem persists.
- Artwork containing nudity is allowed... HOWEVER, the character in the picture must be 18+ and I will remove anything that is too sexual or if it has an underage character involved.
- stamps, wallpapers, etc that feature official artwork, screenshots, etc are not allowed
- No blimp/preggo artwork!

If you want to submit a pic but aren't sure if it's acceptable, please note me with a link and I will let you know.

Here's how the gallery works:

Features
+ I will select any outstanding fan art or cosplay to go in this category.

Teito Hanagumi
+ Artwork featuring the Teikoku Kagekidan. It may also feature Oogami, Ayame, Kaede, or any other character from the first two games if they are with Sakura, Maria, Sumire, Iris, Kanna, Kohran, Orihime, or Reni. If they are by themselves, they need to go in the Side Characters gallery.

Paris Hanagumi
+ Artwork featuring the Paris Kagekidan. It may also feature Oogami, Mel, Ci, or any other character from the third game if they are with Erica, Glycine, Coquelicot, Lobelia, or Hanabi. If they are by themselves, they need to go in the Side Characters gallery.

New York Hoshigumi
+ Artwork featuring the New York Kagekidan. It may also feature Taiga, Sunnyside, Plum, Anri or any other character from the fifth game if they are with Gemini, Sagiitta, Rikaritta, Diana, Subaru, or Ratchet. If they are by themselves, they need to go in the Side Characters gallery.

Side Characters
+ A gallery for any character who appears in the SakuTai universe but is never considered a Kagekidan member. Oogami and Taiga solo pics should also go in this gallery.

Mix Groups
+ Anytime characters from different games/series are brought together, their pics should go in this folder. Pictures featuring SakuTai characters with unrelated characters should also go in here.

Fan Comics
+ Comics, b/w manga, or pics with word balloons should go in this folder.

Cosplay
+ I think this is self-explanatory, but all SakuTai cosplay pictures may go here.

Crafts, Models, Etc
+ For hand-painted figures or crafts or other artworks that are three-dimensional.


If you have a picture you would like to submit but are unsure of the group, please note me. I will also sometimes move pictures if I feel they have been submitted to the wrong folder.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! I may change the rules and folders, but for now this is what I have.
I think many of you have, by now, heard the news, but there is a new Sakura Taisen game coming out called, appropriately, New Sakura Wars in English. Some of you have messaged me about making a folder for this game, and I was unsure about what I would do.

If you don't know, the new game has virtually no connection to the old games in the creative department. The series creator, Ouji Hiroi, got in some hot water because he apparently made some strong passes at members of idol super group AKB48 when he worked with them on some projects. There were photos of him leaving an apartment in the morning with a member 30+ years his junior, for example. While this is happening, Kousuke Fujishima, the character designer, pissed off a LOT of fans when a 20 year old pro cosplayer announced they had married (he was like 56 at the time) because she had given birth to his baby. There are rumors he had something to do with her getting hired for a game he designed for despite the fact that she had no experience being a voice actress.

So those two VITAL members of the staff are out. I don't know if anything happened per se, but Satoru Akahori, the script writer and a veteran creator himself (Bakuretsu Hunter, Saber Marionette series, etc) is no longer involved. The only key member from the original series involved is Kouhei Tanaka, who did the music. So, in my mind, the music is the only part of the original franchise that I might enjoy.

The new character designs are by Tite Kubo (Taito Kubo) aka the man behind Bleach. I don't know about you, but that was a big "hell no" for me. I think he can draw handsome male characters but I have always thought his girl characters are pretty ugly, with long, floppy boobs and masculine faces even when they are meant to be feminine. I saw his designs and was so disappointed. I'm not really interested in a single character from this game. He broke tradition in a lot of ways-- the main girl does not have her hair pulled back in some kind of pony tail, there is no girl with glasses, there is no little kid character (technically there is, but she doesn't look young the way Iris did) and I don't think she has an animal "spirit" as all the other kids had (Jean Paul, etc). The playable character looks pretty cool but   you won't be seeing much of him!

The game is totally rendered with 3D, so no 2D art when interacting with characters. All of the voice actresses are relatively young and some inexperienced, which is unusual for a SakuTai game. I didn't recognize a single voice actress.

The only things about this game I am interested in are the fact that fans have spotted a clue in some released footage that Sumire is now in charge of the theater in place of Yoneda (but how will she look with Kubo's designs? Bleh). I am also interested in the music but I can buy that without playing the game. I am not planning on pre-ordering the game and, unless it gets INCREDIBLE reviews on Amazon, I won't be buying the game at all. The first SakuTai game I have no desire to play!

I was really looking forward to this, but I have no interest in it now that I have seen the characters, the designs, and seen that a whole new staff is taking over the creative aspects. I am treating it as something separate from the original 5 games, and so I will not be adding the NEW Sakura (yes, the main character is named Sakura, no she is not Sakura Shinguuji) to the group icon and I will not go out of my way to look for art from the new game to add to the group. I will make a folder for it, since you all have asked, but since I won't play the game I won't be able to curate that folder as effectively.

Just thought I would let you all know where I stand on the subject. How do you all feel about the new game?
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Lampent12 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you gonna be adding a section for Project Sakura Wars characters soon?
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner May 15, 2019  Professional General Artist
Sorry for the super slow response. By Project Sakura Wars, are you referring to the new game Shin Sakura Taisen? Or is this something else I haven't heard of.

If you mean the whole new game, I will eventually. I meant to make an announcement but things have been busy for me this year. -_-;;
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Lampent12 Featured By Owner May 15, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I mean the new game, Project: Sakura Wars is the placeholder name for the English title.
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Pink-Blossom20 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2018
Thank you for affiliating with us! 
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2018  Professional General Artist
No problem! Thanks for the invite.
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Pink-Blossom20 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2018
No problem!  
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Lampent12 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SAKURA WARS IS BACK BABY! New game projected with a 2019 release!
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Professional General Artist
Yup! I'm about to make a post about it.
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Lampent12 Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello members of the Sakura Wars Fan Art division, I don't know who here all uses Amino, but there is a Sakura Wars Amino that could use an infusion of amazing SW fan art. On top of that, it'll be a great place to have SW based discussions, so let's make this community unite into a true Kagekidan.
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Professional General Artist
Is there really?? I've never seen it before, I should look it up.
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