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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.


- 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:

+ 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.

+ 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.…

The website and Twitter account for Sakura Taisen has announced a brand-new game taking place in the capital (Teito, aka Tokyo) of Japan in the 29th Taisho year (which is... uh... 1930? Which is... uh... not really the Taisho Period anymore, haha). But I actually just realized for the first time ever they use a different character for the Taisho in the game and the Taisho in real life. How sad for me!

This isn't a side game, this is a full-fledged entry to the series. But considering this is 12 years after the very first game, we are probably dealing with an entirely new group of girls, and there may not be much crossover, which is a shame. Sakura will be in her thirties, and Iris in her twenties... ooh! I would love to see grown-up Iris, like the one she imagined she would look like in the first game.

Another thing worth mentioning is the new Sakura Taisen vocal album that was released. It features the first group as it is a pachinko/slot game soundtrack of sorts, but most tracks are vocal tracks with a really great group theme. The cover art is recycled Sakura art sadly, but all of the tracks are pretty great! Except maybe Iris's song, haha. Oh well. So look for that if you can buy CDs from Japan.

You can sample tracks here:…
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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!
OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Professional General Artist
Yup! I'm about to make a post about it.
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.
OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Professional General Artist
Is there really?? I've never seen it before, I should look it up.
Lampent12 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That'd be awesome. It's a little slow right now, but as they say, Rome wasn't built in a day.
Trurotaketwo Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm curious- has anyone ever thought of submitting Sakura as a character for Screwattack's Death Battle? I mean, it's one way to raise awareness of the Sakura Wars series.

You can submit sugestions here-…

For an opponent, I was thinking Houki Shinonono from Infinate Stratos. Kendo champion, ponytail, mech suit...she just seemed perfect to go up against our Samurai Showgirl.
Though, I also considered Lyn from Fire Emblem as a possible opponent for Sakura. Due to the grid based strategy battles, samurai sword, ponytail and even being voiced by the same actress (Wendee Lee voiced Lyn in Fire Emblem Heroes and Sakura in Sakura Wars the Movie and in So Long My Love)
Lampent12 Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would love to see a Sakura Wars character in DB, but I'd have no clue who anyone would fight.
Trurotaketwo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have some ideas for characters from the 5th game. Cheiron/Sagitta vs Franziska Von Karma (Ace Attorney), Rositta/Rikkarita vs Vash the Stampete (Trigun), Shinjiro vs Ichika Orimura (Infinate Stratos). Or we could have the Flower Troupe go up against the girls from Galaxy Angel.
Lampent12 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry if you consider this spam, but try to think of it as a PSA more than anything: the emulator I was using to play the Dreamcast version of SW 1 and eventually 2 & 3 has hit an insurmountable problem during chapter 7. When the screen fades to black during the escape from Satan, it doesn't fade back, it just sits there waiting for me to turn it off. This is a warning to those who would play the emulation, YOU CANNOT GET PAST CHAPTER 7.
OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Professional General Artist
Did you ever buy the Japanese PSP release of the first two games? They are exactly as they were on earlier systems.
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