I simply adore the character design of Sakura Wars. And Sakura Shinguji is easily one of my all-time favored anime characters. The balance between shyness and frankness, calmness and excitement, clumsiness and dexterousness and violability and strength is just right within her. I actually like Sakura Wars so much that I brought all games (pretty cheap), without knowing Japanese nor owning the necessary consoles to run them on, just with the hope to have someday what it needs to play them.
Sadly the OVAs are nearly incomprehensible without having played the games, but at least for the first bunch there is a “real” TV-series available which also helps to understand what’s going on in the corresponding OVAs (and movie). And while the Paris Assault Force at least seems likeable if one knew more about them the New York Fighting Troupe was nearly unbearable because of their stereotypically. Consequently I couldn’t watch more than the first OVA of them and now fear that that they might realize the mentioned Berlin Assault Force next, with even more stereotypic German members of that time.
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