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5th Mar '14 2:36:34 PM Sukeban
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Sakuran (or as it is known in the US: Sakuran: Blossoms Wild) is a graphic novel by Creator/MoyocoAnno which tells the story of a spirited and strong-willed young girl sold into a brothel after the [[ParentalAbandonment death of her parents]]. Throughout the work the name of the girl changes: as a maid, she's Tomeki; as a shinzo (a courtesan in training) her name is O-Rin; as a Zashik-Mochi (a rank on her brothel) her name changes to Kiyoha; finally, as an oiran (the highest level of courtesan), her name is Higurashi. The story details her journey through her many attempts to run away, her doomed first love, and her struggle to remain true to herself and not let herself get [[BreakTheCutie broken]] by the difficult life of a courtesan.

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Sakuran (or as it is known in the US: Sakuran: Blossoms Wild) is a graphic novel by Creator/MoyocoAnno which tells the story of a spirited and strong-willed young girl sold into a brothel after the [[ParentalAbandonment death of her parents]]. Throughout the work the name of the girl changes: as a maid, she's Tomeki; as a shinzo (a courtesan in training) her name is O-Rin; as a Zashik-Mochi Zashiki-Mochi (a rank on her brothel) her name changes to Kiyoha; finally, as an oiran (the highest level of courtesan), her name is Higurashi. The story details her journey through her many attempts to run away, her doomed first love, and her struggle to remain true to herself and not let herself get [[BreakTheCutie broken]] by the difficult life of a courtesan.
6th Feb '14 8:55:08 PM CassandraLeo
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Sakuran (or as it is known in the US: Sakuran: Blossoms Wild) is a graphic novel by Creator/MoyocoAnno which tells the story of a spirited and strong-willed young girl sold into a brothel after the [[ParentalAbandonment death of her parents]]. Throughout the work the name of the girl changes: as a maid, she's Tomeki, as a shinzo (a courtesan in training) her name is O-Rin, as a Zashik-Mochi(a rank on her brothel) her name changes to Kiyoha, finally as an oiran (the highest level of courtesan) her name is Higurashi . The story details her journey through her many attempts to run away, her doomed first love, and her struggle to remain true to herself and not let herself get [[BreakTheCutie broken]] by the difficult life of a courtesan.

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Sakuran (or as it is known in the US: Sakuran: Blossoms Wild) is a graphic novel by Creator/MoyocoAnno which tells the story of a spirited and strong-willed young girl sold into a brothel after the [[ParentalAbandonment death of her parents]]. Throughout the work the name of the girl changes: as a maid, she's Tomeki, Tomeki; as a shinzo (a courtesan in training) her name is O-Rin, O-Rin; as a Zashik-Mochi(a Zashik-Mochi (a rank on her brothel) her name changes to Kiyoha, finally Kiyoha; finally, as an oiran (the highest level of courtesan) courtesan), her name is Higurashi .Higurashi. The story details her journey through her many attempts to run away, her doomed first love, and her struggle to remain true to herself and not let herself get [[BreakTheCutie broken]] by the difficult life of a courtesan.
6th Feb '14 8:53:41 PM CassandraLeo
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A live action film adaptation was released in 2007, with a soundtrack by Music/ShiinaRingo and Saito Neko.
5th Feb '13 12:28:12 AM Romanticide
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Sakuran (or as it is known in the US: Sakuran: Blossoms Wild) is a graphic novel by Creator/MoyocoAnno which tells the story of a spirited and strong-willed young girl sold into a brothel after the [[ParentalAbandonment death of her parents]]. Throughout the work the name of the girl changes: as a maid, she's Tomeki, as a shinzo (a courtesan in training) her name is O-Rin, as an oiran (the highest level of courtesan) her name is Kiyoha. The story details her journey through her many attempts to run away, her doomed first love, and her struggle to remain true to herself and not let herself get [[BreakTheCutie broken]] by the difficult life of a courtesan.

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Sakuran (or as it is known in the US: Sakuran: Blossoms Wild) is a graphic novel by Creator/MoyocoAnno which tells the story of a spirited and strong-willed young girl sold into a brothel after the [[ParentalAbandonment death of her parents]]. Throughout the work the name of the girl changes: as a maid, she's Tomeki, as a shinzo (a courtesan in training) her name is O-Rin, as a Zashik-Mochi(a rank on her brothel) her name changes to Kiyoha, finally as an oiran (the highest level of courtesan) her name is Kiyoha.Higurashi . The story details her journey through her many attempts to run away, her doomed first love, and her struggle to remain true to herself and not let herself get [[BreakTheCutie broken]] by the difficult life of a courtesan.
22nd Oct '12 2:18:53 PM Bakazuki
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* StockShoujoBullyingTactics: The other maids hide Tomeki's kimono and she gets scolded for this.
17th Aug '12 7:50:57 PM thesunisup
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Sakuran (or as it is known in the US: Sakuran: Blossoms Wild) is a graphic novel by ''Creator/MoyocoAnno'' which tells the story of a spirited and strong-willed young girl sold into a brothel after the [[ParentalAbandonment death of her parents]]. Throughout the work the name of the girl changes: as a maid, she's Tomeki, as a shinzo (a courtesan in training) her name is O-Rin, as an oiran (the highest level of courtesan) her name is Kiyoha. The story details her journey through her many attempts to run away, her doomed first love, and her struggle to remain true to herself and not let herself get [[BreakTheCutie broken]] by the difficult life of a courtesan.

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Sakuran (or as it is known in the US: Sakuran: Blossoms Wild) is a graphic novel by ''Creator/MoyocoAnno'' Creator/MoyocoAnno which tells the story of a spirited and strong-willed young girl sold into a brothel after the [[ParentalAbandonment death of her parents]]. Throughout the work the name of the girl changes: as a maid, she's Tomeki, as a shinzo (a courtesan in training) her name is O-Rin, as an oiran (the highest level of courtesan) her name is Kiyoha. The story details her journey through her many attempts to run away, her doomed first love, and her struggle to remain true to herself and not let herself get [[BreakTheCutie broken]] by the difficult life of a courtesan.
17th Aug '12 7:46:27 PM thesunisup
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* MeaningfulRename: The heroine gets a different name each time she moves up in the courtesan ranks.
17th Aug '12 7:40:02 PM thesunisup
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* HarmfulToMinors: The average maid in a ''Sakuran'' brothel suffers frequent physical abuse from her elders and witnesses so many {{Primal Scene}}s that she quickly becomes [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight totally desensitized]] to such things.
17th Aug '12 7:35:49 PM thesunisup
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Sakuran (or as it is known in the US: Sakuran: Blossoms Wild) is a graphic novel by ''Creator/MoyocoAnno'' which tells the story of a young girl sold into a brothel after the [[ParentalAbandonment death of her parents]]. Throughout the work the name of the girl changes- as a maid, she's Tomeki, as a shinzo (a courtesan in training) her name is O-Rin, as an Oiran (the highest level of courtesan) her name is Kiyoha. The story details her journey through her many attempts to run away and her doomed first love.

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Sakuran (or as it is known in the US: Sakuran: Blossoms Wild) is a graphic novel by ''Creator/MoyocoAnno'' which tells the story of a spirited and strong-willed young girl sold into a brothel after the [[ParentalAbandonment death of her parents]]. Throughout the work the name of the girl changes- changes: as a maid, she's Tomeki, as a shinzo (a courtesan in training) her name is O-Rin, as an Oiran oiran (the highest level of courtesan) her name is Kiyoha. The story details her journey through her many attempts to run away and away, her doomed first love.love, and her struggle to remain true to herself and not let herself get [[BreakTheCutie broken]] by the difficult life of a courtesan.



* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: No matter what her name, the main character deals with bullying (some of the other girls hide her kimono), abuse (she is beaten or hit on what seems like a daily basis) and subtle tricks such as a higher ranking girl having her hair put in a hairstyle that means 'lonely night with no lover' or another courtesan tipping off her customer about her lover.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Averted because women and men are drawn with nipples and pubic hair.

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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: No matter what her name, the main character deals with bullying (some of the other girls hide her kimono), abuse (she is beaten or hit on what seems like a daily basis) basis), and subtle tricks such as a higher ranking girl her mentor having her hair put in a hairstyle an unlucky style that means 'lonely night with no lover' or another courtesan tipping off her customer about her lover.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Averted because Averted: women and men are consistently drawn with nipples and pubic hair.



* HighClassCallGirl: The Oiran in the Yoshiwara are the highest class trained in classical arts as well as seduction.

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* HighClassCallGirl: The Oiran oiran in the Yoshiwara are the highest class trained in classical arts as well as seduction.


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* TheStoic: All the higher-ranking courtesans cultivate a serene, unemotional air.
17th Aug '12 7:28:01 PM thesunisup
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* LieBackAndThinkOfEngland: When Kiyoha is preparing to lose her virginity to Mr. Konoya, her peers advise her to just lie back and close her eyes. She snarkily replies that if she did that, he'd probably fall asleep.
* LoveHurts: "To love is hell. To be loved is hell. But without love you can't live."
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