All posts by William Van Hecke

Sakura Taisen (Introduction)

This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series Sakura Wars

Sakura Taisen is the quintessence of the Japanese cult-hit video game franchise. It began with a poetic vision cultivated by

Sakura Wars V

This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series Sakura Wars

With Sakura Taisen 4 on the shelves and the Dreamcast project having given up the ghost, that could have been the end

Sakura Wars 2

This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series Sakura Wars

This much-anticipated sequel was released for Saturn in April of 1998. It remains the breakout hit of the series, selling

Sakura Wars (Game Boy)

This entry is part 11 of 13 in the series Sakura Wars

Cover Released for Game Boy Color in July of 2000, this game came in a huge variety of different packs.

Sakura Taisen Spin-Offs

This entry is part 9 of 13 in the series Sakura Wars

Sakura Taisen Hanagumi Tsuushin (サクラ大戦花組通信) – Sega Saturn (1997) The first of many fan discs, this was released in February of

Sakura Taisen (Anime/Manga)

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Sakura Wars

Anime & Manga The first Sakura Taisen anime was Ōka Kenran (桜華絢爛), “Cherry Blossom Magnificence”, released between December 1997 and July 1998. It’s a

Dramatic Dungeon: Sakura Taisen Kimi Aru Ga Tame

This entry is part 12 of 13 in the series Sakura Wars

Released in March of 2008, 4 years after the last Sakura Taisen title, this odd return to the series almost seems like

Sakura Taisen Hanagumi Taisen Columns

This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series Sakura Wars

Another apparent cash-grab, this came just a month and a half after the fan disc, in March of 1997 –

Sakura Taisen V Episode 0

This entry is part 6 of 13 in the series Sakura Wars

Released in September of 2004, this was the first glimpse fans had of the new setting and cast for Sakura Taisen

Sakura Wars

This entry is part 2 of 13 in the series Sakura Wars

The first Sakura Taisen game was launched for Sega Saturn in September of 1996. The limited edition (a Sakura Taisen

Sakura Wars 4

This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series Sakura Wars

This is an odd one. When the word came down that Sega was discontinuing the Dreamcast, what was originally intended

Sakura Wars 3

This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series Sakura Wars

The first Sakura Taisen title developed specifically for Dreamcast, Sakura Taisen 3 was released on March 22, 2001. The limited edition came in two

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