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Mitsuru Hongo (screenplay)
Ohji Horoi (story)
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Release Date:
22 December 2001 (Japan) See more »
Following in the aftermath of a terrible Demon-Human war, turn of the century Japan is preparing a new... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Mitsuru Hongo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ôji Hiroi  screenplay (as Ouji Hiroi)
Mitsuru Hongo  screenplay
Ohji Horoi  story
Hiroyuki Nishimura  screenplay
Nobuhisa Terado  screenplay

Produced by
Kevin Chu .... producer (english version)
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa .... executive producer
Tsuguhiko Kadokawa .... executive producer
Kazumi Kawashiro .... producer
Tetsu Kayama .... executive producer
Masahiro Kiba .... executive producer
Fumio Nagase .... executive producer
Yasuaki Nagoshi .... producer (as Yasuaki Nagaoshi)
Mami Okada .... assistant producer (english version)
Kaeko Sakamoto .... producer (english version)
Emi Sasaki .... producer
Kei'ichi Sato .... executive producer
Kôji Sawai .... producer
Masaki Sawanobori .... producer
Eric P. Sherman .... producer (english version)
Yutaka Takahashi .... executive producer
Hiroe Tsukamoto .... executive producer (english version)
Shigeru Watanabe .... executive producer
Original Music by
Kôhei Tanaka 
Film Editing by
David Grundy (English version)
Hiroshi Ito 
Masahiro Matsumura 
Art Direction by
Laura Attwell 
Yukihiro Shibutani 
Art Department
Laura Attwell .... art director: English dub
Kôsuke Fujishima .... original character designs
Hitoshi Fukuchi .... mechanical designer
Kiyomi Inoue .... color coordinator
Eiji Ishimoto .... mechanical designer
Shin Matsuo .... mechanical designer
Gorô Murata .... mechanical designer
Futoshi Nagata .... original mechanical designs
Hiroshi Ogawa .... mechanical designer
Toshiya Shinohara .... art designer
Special Effects by
Takashi Maekawa .... special effects
Masahiro Murakami .... special effects
Atsushi Takeuchi .... mechanical designer
Hidekatsu Uemura .... mechanical designer
Visual Effects by
Tokumitsu Kifune .... 3D director
Atsushi Takeuchi .... cgi motion director
Camera and Electrical Department
Yusuke Takeda .... lighting technician
Animation Department
Toshio Ishizaki .... animation director (as Sushio)
Kazuya Kuroda .... character designer
Hiroyuki Matsubara .... character designer
Koki Otsubo .... assistant director of animation
Masaki Tanaka .... assistant director of animation
Music Department
Kôhei Tanaka .... music director
Other crew
Gary Dehan .... dubbing director: English
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa .... production coordinator
Takaaki Ishiyama .... executive director
Maki Terashima-Furuta .... subtitler (as Maki Terashima)

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Also Known As:
"Sakura Taisen: Katsudou Shashin" - Japan (original title)
"Sakura Wars: The Movie" - USA (complete title)
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Rated PG-13 for images of violence
120 min | USA:85 min (theatrical version)
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Quite a mix, 29 April 2004
Author: Maritania from Tyneside, England

Imagine a Buffy: the vampire Slayer type scenerio with Wild Wild West technology set in Industrial Japan with the characters from 'Allo 'Allo and you get Sakura wars!

Fans of Tenchi, Nadesico and Evangelion will enjoy this anime as it has the familiar stylings of all three. In my opinion Sakura looks like Yurika from Nadesico and the voice of one of the minor characters is the same seiyuu as the voice for Ryoko from Tenchi!

The ending of the original OAV is rushed after a slow start however in my opinion must anime conclusions are!

7 out of 10!!!

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