History Manga / SakuraGari

16th Feb '16 8:08:13 PM majoraoftime
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It follows 16 year old Masataka Tagami, the eldest son of a library owner from a small village, as he goes to Tokyo to try finding his place in life. While getting ready to take the entrance exams for the then-''Teikoku daigaku'' or ''Imperial University'' (now the ''UsefulNotes/TokyoUniversity aka [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Tokyo Toudai]]''), he encounters Souma Saiki, the 25-year-old son of the distinguished Saiki Koushyaku family, and becomes part of the Saiki household as a mix of boarding student and servant. The Saiki household and Souma himself, however, are hiding some very dark secrets, and Masataka unwittingly starts getting involved... and it's even worse when Masataka starts finding out about ''Souma's'' own dark and troubled mindset.

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It follows 16 year old Masataka Tagami, the eldest son of a library owner from a small village, as he goes to Tokyo to try finding his place in life. While getting ready to take the entrance exams for the then-''Teikoku daigaku'' or ''Imperial University'' "Imperial University" (now the ''UsefulNotes/TokyoUniversity aka [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Tokyo Toudai]]''), he encounters Souma Saiki, the 25-year-old son of the distinguished Saiki Koushyaku family, and becomes part of the Saiki household as a mix of boarding student and servant. The Saiki household and Souma himself, however, are hiding some very dark secrets, and Masataka unwittingly starts getting involved... and it's even worse when Masataka starts finding out about ''Souma's'' own dark and troubled mindset.
6th Feb '16 7:23:07 PM majoraoftime
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'''Sakura Gari''' (''The Hunt for Cherry Blossoms'') is a Taishou Era romantic story by Creator/YuuWatase, ten years in the making. Its nine chapters were published in the ''Rinka'' magazine from 2007 to 2008, then recopilated in three volumes.

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'''Sakura Gari''' '''''Sakura Gari''''' (''The Hunt for Cherry Blossoms'') is a Taishou Era romantic story by Creator/YuuWatase, ten years in the making. Its nine chapters were published in the ''Rinka'' magazine from 2007 to 2008, then recopilated in three volumes.
5th Feb '16 6:43:14 PM majoraoftime
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'''Sakura Gari''' is a Taishou Era romantic story by Creator/YuuWatase, ten years in the making. Its nine chapters were published in the ''Rinka'' magazine from 2007 to 2008, then recopilated in three volumes.

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'''Sakura Gari''' (''The Hunt for Cherry Blossoms'') is a Taishou Era romantic story by Creator/YuuWatase, ten years in the making. Its nine chapters were published in the ''Rinka'' magazine from 2007 to 2008, then recopilated in three volumes.
15th Oct '15 10:09:36 AM RainFairy
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** Dr. Katsuragi's rape and torture of [[spoiler: Masataka]], which includes [[spoiler: rape, AssShove ''after'' the rape, [[ATasteOfTheLash whipping]] and [[FinGore burning his hand.]]

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** Dr. Katsuragi's rape and torture of [[spoiler: Masataka]], which includes [[spoiler: rape, AssShove ''after'' the rape, [[ATasteOfTheLash whipping]] and [[FinGore burning his hand.hand]].]]



* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex - Zigzagged all over the way. Souma is ''very'' good in bed and often gets pretty good "action" from his sexual partners in return ([[FanService with Watase offering us all kinds of details]], but while not outright evil, the man has VERY serious issues. And said partners either have their own issues or get hit with misfortune.

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* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex - Zigzagged all over the way. Souma is ''very'' good in bed and often gets pretty good "action" from his sexual partners in return ([[FanService with Watase offering us all kinds of details]], but while not outright evil, the man has VERY serious issues. And said partners either have their own issues or get hit with misfortune.



* HistoricalFiction

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* HistoricalFictionHistoricalFiction - It's set in the ImperialJapan of TheRoaringTwenties, more exactly in 1923.
4th Sep '15 4:34:04 PM Kalle
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26th Jul '15 4:37:36 PM Vandegraff1
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* DeTerminator - Despite all of the trauma he goes through, when Masataka pulls himself together, he can come up with impressive bravery. Like when [[spoiler: he throws the boiling tea on Katsuragi's face so he can escape his torture]] or [[spoiler: saves himself and a pretty much suicidal Souma from dying in a fire.]]

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* DeTerminator {{Determinator}} - Despite all of the trauma he goes through, when Masataka pulls himself together, he can come up with impressive bravery. Like when [[spoiler: he throws the boiling tea on Katsuragi's face so he can escape his torture]] or [[spoiler: saves himself and a pretty much suicidal Souma from dying in a fire.]]
2nd Jun '15 11:22:59 AM RainFairy
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* BigFancyHouse - There are two of these in the lands of the Saiki family. One is a Western mansion that seems to be pretty recent, the other is a traditional and abandoned Japanese one used as a warehouse (almost surely the original home). [[spoiler: This is very plot important, as Sakurako was locked away for nine years in the latter, and ''many'' things happen there afterwards. And in the second-to-last chapter, Sakurako burns it down to kill Souma and Masataka.]]
** Katsuragi also lives in a traditional Japanese house. [[spoiler: Which gets burned down, ''[[KillItWithFire with him inside]]''.]]

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* BigFancyHouse - There are two BigFancyHouse: Three of these in the lands of the these!
** The
Saiki family. One is family lives in a huge, HUGE Western mansion that seems to be mansion. That one is pretty recent, however; it looks like it was erected in the other is a traditional and abandoned Japanese one used as a warehouse (almost surely space that the original home). one used to have, and the only thing left from that one is an abandoned Japanese-style warehouse located behind the mansion. [[spoiler: This is very plot important, as Sakurako important: [[MadwomanInTheAttic Sakurako]] was locked away for nine ''nine'' years in the latter, warehouse, [[ColdBloodedTorture and ''many'' things MANY things]] happen there afterwards. And in the second-to-last chapter, Sakurako burns it down to kill Souma and Masataka.there.]]
** Katsuragi also lives in a traditional Japanese house. house, which is located within the city itself. [[spoiler: Which Said house gets burned down, ''[[KillItWithFire with him inside]]''.]]]]
** The Kawamori family has a mansion that is just as beautiful and ornate as the Saiki's. The [[DancesAndBalls dance]] at the start of the manga happens there.



* TheButlerDidIt - Playe with all around, in regards to the Saiki household:
** The family butler Katou [[spoiler: didn't do ''many'' things but was responsible for driving ''someone else'' to do terrible things. Until the end, where he snaps and stabs one of the main characters.]]
** The housekeeper/cook Ohatsu [[spoiler: did ''not'' do anything... [[MyGreatestFailure But can't forgive herself]] for not doing what she ''should'' have done.]]
** Masataka himself is a mix of boarding student and servant [[spoiler: and he didn't do anything. The closest would be being Souma's lover since homosexuality was penalized back then in Japan, which Souma points out.]]
** [[spoiler: Dr. Katsuragi]] used to be a boarding student and servant too [[spoiler: and commited some of his worst crimes in these times. Namely, forcing Souma to kill the first Sakurako and then raping him.]]



* ColdBloodedTorture - Dr. Katsuragi's rape and torture of [[spoiler: Masataka]].
** Also, what [[spoiler: Sakurako]] does to almost every single lover that [[spoiler: Souma]] has among the household staff, and takes pictures of each abuse session. The most notorious cases are: [[spoiler: Masataka (tied up, force fed a meal with glass shards hidden inside, threatened)]], [[spoiler: Terashima (crushes his drawing hand, throws him down a flight of stairs)]], and an unnamed maid ([[spoiler: BoundAndGagged, savagely beaten up -- causing her to lose Souma's baby that she was pregnant with.)]] In the culprit's own words:
--> [[spoiler: Sakurako]]: "That night, I called him (read: [[spoiler: Terashima]]) deliberately... like with all the persons who had a relationship with [[spoiler: Oniisama]]... It's so intresting! Just by punishing them for one night and taking pictures, all of them got scared and became strange..."

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* ColdBloodedTorture - ColdBloodedTorture
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Dr. Katsuragi's rape and torture of [[spoiler: Masataka]].
Masataka]], which includes [[spoiler: rape, AssShove ''after'' the rape, [[ATasteOfTheLash whipping]] and [[FinGore burning his hand.]]
** Also, what [[spoiler: Sakurako]] does to almost every single lover that [[spoiler: Souma]] has among the household staff, and takes pictures of each abuse session. The most notorious cases are: [[spoiler: Masataka (tied up, force fed a meal with glass shards hidden inside, threatened)]], [[spoiler: Terashima (crushes his drawing hand, throws him down a flight of stairs)]], stairs, causes him to end up as a ManOnFire)]], and an unnamed maid ([[spoiler: BoundAndGagged, savagely beaten up -- causing her to lose Souma's baby that she was pregnant with.)]] In the culprit's own words:
--> [[spoiler: Sakurako]]: "That night, I called him (read: [[spoiler: Terashima]]) deliberately... like with all the persons who had a relationship with [[spoiler: Oniisama]]... It's so intresting! interesting! Just by punishing them for one night and taking pictures, all of them got scared and became strange..."



** [[spoiler: Sakurako]] came ''real'' close as a little kid, when [[spoiler: she walks on Katsuragi forcing Souma to kill her mother (Becoming a CreepyChild and then being confined to the old household grounds doesn't help)]]. She finally goes right over when [[spoiler: she thought she had killed Souma.]]

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** [[spoiler: Sakurako]] came ''real'' close as a little kid, when [[spoiler: she walks on Katsuragi forcing Souma to kill her mother (Becoming a CreepyChild and then being confined to the old household grounds doesn't help)]]. She finally goes right over when [[spoiler: she thought realises that Souma, whom she had killed Souma.locked in the burning warehouse with Masataka, is almost surely dead (he isn't) and ''completely loses it''.]]
16th May '15 7:38:47 PM RainFairy
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* BastardBoyfriend - Souma Saiki may count as one of the most emotionally and psychologicallty complex examples of the Type 2 aka Conflicted Type.
16th Apr '15 10:38:32 AM lullabying
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This manga is a rather explicit entry in the BoysLove genre, and is a departure from Creator/YuuWatase's usual work in {{Shoujo}} romantic series, with a high quotient of [[YaoiGenre explicit yaoi]] and [[DarkerAndEdgier very dark themes]] (rape, abuse, etc.).

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This manga is a rather explicit entry in the BoysLove {{Josei}} genre, and is a departure from Creator/YuuWatase's usual work in {{Shoujo}} romantic series, with a high quotient of [[YaoiGenre explicit yaoi]] and [[DarkerAndEdgier very dark themes]] (rape, abuse, etc.).
13th Feb '15 4:01:26 PM RainFairy
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It centers around the 16 year old Tagami Masataka, the eldest son of a library owner from a small village, as he goes to Tokyo to try finding his place in life. While getting ready to take the entrance exams for the then-''Teikoku daigaku'' or ''Imperial University'' (now the ''University of Tokyo aka [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Tokyo Toudai]]''), he encounters Saiki Souma, the 25-year-old son of the distinguished Saiki Koushyaku family, and becomes part of the Saiki household as a mix of boarding student and servant. The Saiki household and Souma himself, however, are hiding some very dark secrets, and Masataka unwittingly starts getting involved... and it's even worse when Masataka starts finding out about ''Souma's'' own dark and troubled mindset.

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It centers around the follows 16 year old Tagami Masataka, Masataka Tagami, the eldest son of a library owner from a small village, as he goes to Tokyo to try finding his place in life. While getting ready to take the entrance exams for the then-''Teikoku daigaku'' or ''Imperial University'' (now the ''University of Tokyo ''UsefulNotes/TokyoUniversity aka [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Tokyo Toudai]]''), he encounters Saiki Souma, Souma Saiki, the 25-year-old son of the distinguished Saiki Koushyaku family, and becomes part of the Saiki household as a mix of boarding student and servant. The Saiki household and Souma himself, however, are hiding some very dark secrets, and Masataka unwittingly starts getting involved... and it's even worse when Masataka starts finding out about ''Souma's'' own dark and troubled mindset.
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