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  • Age Rating: All
  • Released By: Geneon Anime Music
  • MSRP: 14.98
  • Aspect Ratio: 52112
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Sakura Wars / Sakura Taisen

Sakura Wars The Movie : Original Soundtrack

By Tiffani Nadeau     July 31, 2005
Release Date: September 09, 2003

Sakura Wars The Movie : Original Soundtrack
© Geneon Anime Music

What They Say
Everything is bigger and better in a theatrical release and music is no exception! From the hit film, Sakura Wars, the Imperial Operetta Troupe blasts from musical action into demon-fighting action, all accompanied by this dramatic score - with songs from the Troupe itself! Kohei Tanaka, the composer for the entire Sakura Wars series, including the video games, knocks himself out to deliver 31 tracks of beautiful music! Available at the same time as the DVD!

The liner notes for this CD also include English and phonetic lyric translations as well as an interview with the composer Kohei Tanaka!

The Review!
3 out of 5
Music found in the Sakura Wars Movie.

This CD comes with a six-page insert. First there is three small paragraphs, one from the artist, one from the director and one from the music director on the subject of The Sakura Wars Movie. Next page is a full song title list. Up next, on the following two pages are both the English lyrics and the Japanese lyrics to the two vocal songs. And finally the credits for both the movie and the CD. Be sure to look for the small character pictures throughout the insert as well.

The most I can really say for this one is it is cute. The original instrumentals have that slight cutesy characteristic to them that can only be found in either anime or video games. Even the more somber of the tracks, the ones that should inspire fear or melancholy, or heck, even sorrow, don’t manage to overcome that element of cuteness. It is a shame really, as the compositions are flawless otherwise. The musical selections, had they been played in a different note, or even in a slower pace could have truly been a great work of art. However, I’m not going to say that I didn’t like it, the music is great for picking you up when you are feeling down, or making a slow typing day go by really quickly, but I wouldn’t really say that it is a stand alone listen. The vocal numbers do keep to the feel of the rest of the CD though, and for them it just seems to work.

I’d have to say okay, if you like that bouncy, cutesy type.

Fangboy says…I like it enough to listen more than once, but more than twice is pushing it.

Theatrical Version Miracle Bell6:57Vocal (Japanese),Our Place0:28Instrumental,Imperial capital’s News0:44Instrumental,Soap Opera0:10Instrumental,Appearance of Lachette1:02Instrumental,Wise Man Facility1:54Instrumental,Theme of Brent1:11Instrumental,Trouble Outbreaks ~ Marching!5:50Instrumental,Battle! ~ Lachette Trespassing! ~ New Weapons!2:17Instrumental,Iris’ Mentality0:19Instrumental,Leni’s Mentality0:34Instrumental,Japhkiel’s Terror1:06Instrumental,New Year of the Flower Division3:19Instrumental,Crisis0:28Instrumental,Trap0:54Instrumental,How Do You Do Maria?1:06Instrumental,Unity of the Flower Division1:27Instrumental,Power of Brent0:43Instrumental,Infiltration0:52Instrumental,The Imperial Fighting Troupe Appears!2:35Instrumental,Manipulated Orihime2:18Instrumental,Threat2:17Instrumental,Fury2:37Instrumental,Counterattack: Orihime2:51Instrumental,Because You Were There0:48Instrumental,Good Night Patrick0:22Instrumental,Theatrical Version All Flowers Away Into the Oceans2:59Vocal (Japanese),Tension2:22Instrumental,Kindness2:11Instrumental,Curtain Call0:59Instrumental,Ending4:03Instrumental

Review Equipment
Total CD Length: 57:43

Original Story Ohji Hiroi

Music Director Kohei Tanaka

Director Mitsuru Hongo

Original Character Design Kousuke Fujishima

Animation Character Design Hidenori Matsuhara

The Movie Version Character Design Takuya Saito

A&R Chief Producer Takayuki Nagasawa (avex mode)

A&R Chief Yoshito Takaya (avex mode)

A&R Rumiko Takagishi (avex mode)

Recording Producer Yuji Saito (Imagine)

Recording Director Hajime Touma (Imagine)

Recording Engineer Mitsutoki Nakamura (Imagine)

Assistant Recording Engineer Minoru Maruo (Imagine)

Pro tools Operator Hiroshi Osako

Production Management & Coordinate Masahiro Nakayama (Sega)

Hiroo Yamada (Red Entertainment)

Promotion Hitoshi Kawamura (avex mode)

Sales Promotion Akihiro Terada (avex distribution)

Etsuro Morota (avex distribution)

Special Thanks to Tetsuo Uchida (Production I.G.)

Joichi Mizuno (Kadokawa Shoten)

Yoko Ohta (Toei)

Masaru Tsuchiya (Major)

Yumiko Ueda (Sega)

Tomomi Yanagi (Desk Lab)

Mayumi Toukairin (avex mode)

Jacket Design Yumiko Tejima (SMC)

Jacket Coordinate Mamiko Yamajima (avex mode)

Daisuke Aoki (SMC)

Jacket Illustration Drawing Takuya Saito

Background Kazuya Higashiike(Biho) Finish Up Nobuko Mizukami Efficacy Ei Saito

Production Producer Koji Sawa(Sega)

Keisaku Okumura (Red Entertainment)

Supervisor Shinji Hayashi (avex mode)

Katsurou Oshita (avex mode) Executive Coordinator Seigo Tabira (Sega)

Yasuaki Nagoshi (Red Entertainment)

Executive Producer Masato Matsuura (avex group)

Special Coordinator Tatsumi Yoda (avex group)

Editorial Supervision Red Entertainment CO. LTD.

Production Cooperation Sega Co. Ltd.

Over Works Co. Ltd.

Red Entertainment Co. Ltd.

Production I.G. Co. Ltd.

Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co. Ltd.

Toei Co. K.K.

Imagine Co. Ltd.

Production Sega Co. Ltd.


Executive Producer Henry Goto (Pioneer Entertainment)

Producer Nobu Yamamoto(Pioneer Entertainment)

Mastering Mack • Nightjar

English Packaging KGI • Koyo Graphic


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