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Reads R to L (Japanese Style) T audience.

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...

Princess Sakura has been engaged to Prince Oura since birth. Aoba, an emissary from the court, has come to accompany her move to the capital for her upcoming nuptials. Taking a dislike to Aoba and wanting to escape a life arranged by others, Sakura runs away—and finds she’s caught up to her true destiny.

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"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.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About 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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MangaFan, April 15, 2014 (view all comments by MangaFan)
This series looks really interesting and seems to have a lot of complex characters as well as an intriguing plot. I can't wait to see what happens in the next volume.

Contains Chapters 1 - 3
01.) Under the Moon
02.) Betrothed Since Birth
03.) Kohaku Appears! Humans and Those Who Aren't
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Cheyanne, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Cheyanne)
This new series by Arina Tanemura is better then I thought. I was debating on whether or not to buy this new series. I'm glad I bought the first one. It's different then all of her past stories and the first book has you wanting more. After each chapter I kept wanting to read the next. I can't wait to see what'll happen in this story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781421538822
Author:
Tanemura, Arina
Publisher:
Viz Media
Subject:
Manga - Fantasy
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Manga-Fantasy
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
SAKURA HIME KADEN
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
182
Dimensions:
5 x 7.5 in 5.565 oz

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Product details 182 pages Viz Media - English 9781421538822 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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