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** Since the franchise was resurrected with ''VideoGame/SakuraWars2019'', the older games (especially the main ones) have been in high demand. However, the first five games, as well as several spinoffs such as ''Sakura Wars V: Episode Zero'' and ''Sakura Wars Story: Mysterious Paris'', are now out of print. This didn't stop Sega from including Sakura Shinguji, Erica Fontaine and Gemini Sunrise in the ''Project X Zone'' series, but to this day, they've dropped no hints of re-releasing the games. Not only do the games tend to be sold at higher prices, but the advent of the [=PlayStation 4=] as well as the discontinuations of the Sega Saturn, the Dreamcast, the [=PlayStation 2=] and the Wii make playing them even more impossible.

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** Since the franchise was resurrected with ''VideoGame/SakuraWars2019'', the older games (especially the main ones) have been in high demand. However, the first five games, as well as several spinoffs such as ''Sakura Wars V: Episode Zero'' and ''Sakura Wars Story: Mysterious Paris'', are now out of print. This didn't stop Sega from including Sakura Shinguji, Erica Fontaine and Gemini Sunrise in the ''Project X Zone'' series, but to this day, they've dropped no hints of re-releasing the games. Not only do the games tend to be sold at higher prices, but the advent of the [=PlayStation 4=] and [=PlayStation 5=], as well as the discontinuations of the Sega Saturn, the Dreamcast, the [=PlayStation 2=] and the Wii make have made playing them even more impossible.



** There have been quite a few canceled games since the fourth game. Gaming news sites reported that Sega had plans to export ''Sakura Wars'' outside of Asia under the "Sakura Wars World Project". ''So Long, My Love'', ''Sakura Wars V: Episode Zero'', ''Sakura Wars Story: Mysterious Paris'' and the remake of the first game were released.

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** There have been quite a few canceled games since the fourth game. Gaming news sites reported that Sega had plans to export ''Sakura Wars'' outside of Asia under the "Sakura Wars World Project". ''So Long, My Love'', ''Sakura Wars V: Episode Zero'', ''Sakura Wars Story: Mysterious Paris'' and the remake of the first game were released.released in Japan, while Creator/NISAmerica released ''So Long, My Love'' in North America and Europe in 2010.


** The first two games were initially co-developed by Sega's [=CS2/AM7=] R&D team. In 2000, Sega split off the in-house Consumer Software (CS) and Amusement Machine (AM) teams, and Overworks was formed; the team developed ''Is Paris Burning?'' and ''Fall in Love Maidens'' as well as the remake of the first game. Then, after the Sammy Corporation purchased Sega in 2004, Sega restructured the development teams once again; ''So Long, My Love'' was developed by their [=GE2=] R&D team and Neverland developed the DS game. Finally, ''VideoGame/SakuraWars2019'' was developed by a reorganized [=CS2=] team, which included former Overworks team members.

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** The first two games were initially co-developed by Sega's [=CS2/AM7=] R&D team. In 2000, Sega split off the in-house Consumer Software (CS) and Amusement Machine (AM) teams, and Overworks was formed; the team developed ''Is Paris Burning?'' and ''Fall in Love Maidens'' as well as the remake of the first game. Then, after the Sammy Corporation purchased Sega in 2004, Sega restructured the development teams once again; ''So Long, My Love'' was developed by their [=GE2=] R&D team and Neverland developed the DS game. Finally, ''VideoGame/SakuraWars2019'' was developed by a reorganized [=CS2=] team, which included former team members from both Overworks team members.and Creator/SonicTeam.


* ProductionPosse: Many of the ''Sakura Wars'' developers have been frequently retained throughout the years:

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* ProductionPosse: Many of the ''Sakura Wars'' developers staff who worked on the series have been frequently retained throughout the years:


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** Creator/ProductionIG produced the animation sequences for 5 ''Sakura Wars'' games as well as ''Anime/SakuraWarsTheMovie''.


** Shoichiro Irimajiri served as chief executive producer from the 1996 ''Sakura Wars'' to ''Is Paris Burning?''. Upon his retirement, Tetsu Kayama became the chief executive producer for ''Fall in Love, Maidens'' and ''In Hot Blood''. For the 2019 ''Sakura Wars'', Haruki Satomi served as a chief executive producer.



** Takaharu Terada first worked as a planner for ''Thou Shalt Not Die''. He would later serve as the main planner for ''Is Paris Burning?'' and ''Fall in Love, Maidens'' before he was promoted to series director for ''In Hot Blood'' and ''So Long, My Love''. For the 2019 game, he worked as a scenario part director.

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** Takaharu Terada first worked as a planner for ''Thou Shalt Not Die''. He would later serve as the main planner for ''Is Paris Burning?'' and ''Fall in Love, Maidens'' before he was promoted to series director for starting with ''In Hot Blood'' and ''So Long, My Love''.Blood''. For the 2019 game, he worked as a scenario part director.


** Akira Nishino directed ''Thou Shalt Not Die'' and ''Is Paris Burning?'' before he was promoted to chief director for ''Fall in Love, Maidens''. He would later serve as a production supervisor for the 2019 game.



** Mika Akitaka served as the series' main mechanical designer ever since the first ''Sakura Wars'' game.



** Takaharu Terada first worked as a planner for ''Thou Shalt Not Die''. He would later serve as the main planner for ''Is Paris Burning?'' and ''Fall in Love, Maidens'' before he was promoted to series director for ''In Hot Blood'' and ''So Long, My Love''. For the 2019 game, he worked as a scenario director.

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** Takaharu Terada first worked as a planner for ''Thou Shalt Not Die''. He would later serve as the main planner for ''Is Paris Burning?'' and ''Fall in Love, Maidens'' before he was promoted to series director for ''In Hot Blood'' and ''So Long, My Love''. For the 2019 game, he worked as a scenario part director.


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** Kazuhiro Matsuta served as a programmer for the first two games. He would later go on to serve as the adventure part director for the 2019 game.

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* ProductionPosse: Many of the ''Sakura Wars'' developers have been frequently retained throughout the years:
** Tomoyuki Ito directed the first ''Sakura Wars'' game. He was promoted to chief director for ''Thou Shalt Not Die'' and ''Is Paris Burning?''.
** Noriyoshi Ohba served as a producer for the first two ''Sakura Wars'' games before he was promoted to executive producer for ''Is Paris Burning?'', ''Fall in Love, Maidens'' and ''In Hot Blood''.
** Yoji Ishii was a producer for ''Sakura Wars'' and was promoted to executive producer for ''Thou Shalt Not Die''.
** Takaharu Terada first worked as a planner for ''Thou Shalt Not Die''. He would later serve as the main planner for ''Is Paris Burning?'' and ''Fall in Love, Maidens'' before he was promoted to series director for ''In Hot Blood'' and ''So Long, My Love''. For the 2019 game, he worked as a scenario director.
** Tetsuya Ohtsubo was a planner for ''Is Paris Burning?'' and would later go on to direct the 2019 game.
** The first five games and related spin-offs featured characters designed by Creator/KosukeFujishima and Hidenori Matsubara. Starting with ''VideoGame/SakuraWars2019'', Creator/TiteKubo took over as the main character designer.


** Red Entertainment published the canonical ''Taisho Roman Route'' stories, written by Ryoma Kaneko and supervised by Naoki Morita, on their [[https://web.archive.org/web/19991023123425/http://red-jp.com/sakura/sw_roman.htm former official website]] dedicated to ''Sakura Wars'' in 1997 and 1998. Then, after that website shut down on June 25, 2000, the revised edition was [[https://web.archive.org/web/20020206001926/http://red-universe.com/dragon-za4/sakura/sakura4.html posted on "Dragon-za"]] throughout 2001. However, the "Dragon-za" site merged with Red's own website on September 30, 2003. Thus, both websites can only be accessed through the Internet Archive.

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** Red Entertainment published the canonical ''Taisho Roman Route'' stories, written by Ryoma Kaneko and supervised by Naoki Morita, on their [[https://web.former official ''Sakura Wars'' website [[[[https://web.archive.org/web/19991023123425/http://red-jp.com/sakura/sw_roman.htm former official website]] dedicated to ''Sakura Wars'' in 1997 and 1998.1997]]. Then, after that website shut down on June 25, 2000, the revised edition was [[https://web.archive.org/web/20020206001926/http://red-universe.com/dragon-za4/sakura/sakura4.html posted on "Dragon-za"]] throughout 2001. However, the "Dragon-za" site merged with Red's own website on September 30, 2003. Thus, both websites can only be accessed through the Internet Archive.


** Red Entertainment published the canonical ''Taisho Roman Route'' stories, written by Ryoma Kaneko and supervised by Naoki Morita, on their former official website, "Ryuseiza", throughout 2001. However, the site merged with Red's own website on September 30, 2003 and it can be only accessed [[https://web.archive.org/web/20020206001926/http://red-universe.com/dragon-za4/sakura/sakura4.html through the Internet Archive]].

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** Red Entertainment published the canonical ''Taisho Roman Route'' stories, written by Ryoma Kaneko and supervised by Naoki Morita, on their [[https://web.archive.org/web/19991023123425/http://red-jp.com/sakura/sw_roman.htm former official website, "Ryuseiza", throughout 2001. However, the site merged with Red's own website]] dedicated to ''Sakura Wars'' in 1997 and 1998. Then, after that website shut down on September 30, 2003 and it can be only accessed June 25, 2000, the revised edition was [[https://web.archive.org/web/20020206001926/http://red-universe.com/dragon-za4/sakura/sakura4.html posted on "Dragon-za"]] throughout 2001. However, the "Dragon-za" site merged with Red's own website on September 30, 2003. Thus, both websites can only be accessed through the Internet Archive]].Archive.


* FranchiseKiller: The ''Sakura Wars'' franchise almost got killed due to a combination of many factors, including:
** The whole failure of the ''Sakura Wars World Project'', in which [[{{Vaporware}} three games were canceled]].
** The death of the Dreamcast, which forced ''VideoGame/SakuraWars4FallInLoveMaidens'' to recycle graphics from the ''Is Paris Burning?'' and [[WhatCouldHaveBeen scrapping Sega's original plans from setting the game in New York]], something that was [[RefittedForSequel recycled in the next game]].
** The whole franchise had suffered from rapidly declining sales ever since ''Is Paris Burning?'' was released in 2001.
** And above all, ''So Long, My Love'' underperformed in both Japan and abroad, which caused the series to run out of steam until ''VideoGame/SakuraWars2019'' was released over 14 years later.


* BigNameFan: Creator/NatsukiTakaya is a huge fan of the series. Oddly enough, Creator/TMSEntertainment, which was responsible for the animated cutscenes in [[VideoGame/SakuraWars1996 the first game]], would later go on to produce the 2019 adaptation of Takaya's ''Manga/FruitsBasket''.


* TheOtherDarrin:
** This is in the North American English dubs of the [=OVAs=] and the TV series, since they were recorded intermittently in Texas and California. Although the production companies avoided this with the worldwide release of ''So Long, My Love''.
** For the stage play based on the 2019 game, everyone was recast, including Sumire Kanzaki (who is now played by Moemi Katayama).

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* TheOtherDarrin:
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TheOtherDarrin: This is in the North American English dubs of the [=OVAs=] and the TV series, since they were recorded intermittently in Texas and California. Although the production companies avoided this with the worldwide release of ''So Long, My Love''.
** For the stage play based on the 2019 game, everyone was recast, including Sumire Kanzaki (who is now played by Moemi Katayama).
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** Creator/HisaoEgawa replaced Hideaki Ono as the voice of Rasetsu for the TV series and the remake of the first game.

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** Creator/HisaoEgawa replaced Hideaki Ono as For the voice of Rasetsu for stage play based on the TV series and the remake of the first game.2019 game, everyone was recast, including Sumire Kanzaki (who is now played by Moemi Katayama).


** Beginning with ''Anime/SakuraWarsTheGorgeousBloomingCherryBlossoms'' in 1997, the [=OVAs=] were exclusively released by Bandai Visual until 2004, when Pony Canyon released the ''École de Paris'' OVA. Bandai Visual continued to hold the rights to the first two OVA series until 2020, when all of the ''Sakura Wars'' animated [=OVAs=] outside of ''The Movie'' moved exclusively to Pony Canyon.
* {{Vaporware}}: Three titles under the "Sakura Wars World Project", which included an adventure game set in Tokyo, a prequel detailing the Kouma War, and a title set during the Sengoku era, were all canceled in 2008.

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** Beginning with ''Anime/SakuraWarsTheGorgeousBloomingCherryBlossoms'' in 1997, the The first two [=OVAs=] were exclusively released by Bandai Visual until 2004, when Visual. Beginning in 2005, the next three [=OVAs=] were distributed by Pony Canyon. Thirteen years after releasing ''New York, NY'', Pony Canyon released acquired the ''École de Paris'' OVA. Bandai Visual continued to hold the distribution rights to the first two OVA series until 2020, when all of the ''Sakura Wars'' animated [=OVAs=] outside of ''The Movie'' moved exclusively to Pony Canyon.
[=OVAs=].
* {{Vaporware}}: Three titles under the "Sakura Wars World Project", which included an adventure game set in Tokyo, a prequel detailing the Kouma War, Demon Wars, and a title set during the Sengoku era, were all canceled in 2008.

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** Beginning with ''Anime/SakuraWarsTheGorgeousBloomingCherryBlossoms'' in 1997, the [=OVAs=] were exclusively released by Bandai Visual until 2004, when Pony Canyon released the ''École de Paris'' OVA. Bandai Visual continued to hold the rights to the first two OVA series until 2020, when all of the ''Sakura Wars'' animated [=OVAs=] outside of ''The Movie'' moved exclusively to Pony Canyon.


* TheDanza:
** Yantaro Nishimura and Beromucho Takeda from the live stage shows have their surnames derived from their actors Youichi Nishimura and Shigehiro "Velo" Takeda.
** Dan Dietz plays Kosuke Dan in the English dub of ''The Radiant Gorgeous Blooming Cherry Blossoms''.

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* TheDanza:
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TheDanza: Yantaro Nishimura and Beromucho Takeda from the live stage shows have their surnames derived from their actors Youichi Nishimura and Shigehiro "Velo" Takeda.
** Dan Dietz plays Kosuke Dan in the English dub of ''The Radiant Gorgeous Blooming Cherry Blossoms''.
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