Sakura Gari (Yaoi) manga

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Watase Yuu 2007 released.
Historical / Mystery / Psychological / Tragedy / Yaoi
櫻狩り; Cherry Blossom Hunting; The Hunt for Cherry Blossoms
Ch.9(end)
Ch.8
Ch.7
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Summary

The following content is intended for mature audiences and may contain sexual themes, gore, violence and/or strong language. Discretion is advised.

Sakura Gari is gorgeous Taishou Era romantic story, ten years in the making. It centers around the 17 year old Tagami Masataka as he is aiming to find his place in life. While attempting to start prep school as a rounin he encounters Saiki Souma, the son

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Chapters(9)

Sakura Gari Ch.9(end)

Jan 14, 2011

Sakura Gari Ch.8

Jan 14, 2011

Sakura Gari Ch.7

Jan 14, 2011

Sakura Gari Ch.6

Jan 14, 2011

Sakura Gari Ch.5

Jan 14, 2011

Sakura Gari Ch.4

Jan 14, 2011

Sakura Gari Ch.3

Jan 14, 2011

Sakura Gari Ch.2

Jan 14, 2011

Sakura Gari Ch.1

Jan 14, 2011
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2014-07-31 08:00
This is one of my fav manga of all time <3
2014-12-12 04:17
I stopped at Ch 6. It's a really depressing manga. Rape, Violence, Insanity.
2014-10-05 22:17
BEST STORY EVER! Its very, very, VERY deep and dark
2015-03-24 00:00
Masterpiece, heavy plot.

151 Topics

  1. unreal.love March 28, 2015 7:37 pm

    It's 2 am here and I read it in one go. I lost counting of the aches that appeared in my chest while reading. I even cried. This is the first manga that can make me like a fish. I know it's a depressing story. However, I dun know why I am seeing this as a beautifully written one. I hope to see more.

  2. lala March 28, 2015 1:45 pm

    This story is soooooo sad!! I want some continuation where they will be together again, and have a happy endiiing. Ooooh!! . They show their love for each other when its too late, waah really good story sensei. so sad sakurako died

  3. Anonymous March 24, 2015 9:28 am

    (▰˘◡˘▰)
    cry moreee..
    just full 8 hours I spent to read this manga. Watase Yuu good job!!

  4. jeluna March 18, 2015 8:20 pm

    ....really ?? Noo that can't be the end..i even skiped learning for my exame because of this manga...i am surely going to fail it.. (/TДT)/

  5. watever March 18, 2015 3:57 pm

    the ending?? woaah
    nice story by the way, even though i'm not a yaoi fans, but i still like this one

  6. jaslyna13 March 17, 2015 6:22 am

    The ending? What the fuck

  7. eeee March 17, 2015 4:16 am

    Fuck. im crying T.T

  8. Yaoi-Maniac19
    March 15, 2015 11:45 am

    The feels in this manga are too real! (/TДT)/ Why do you do this to me Watase Yuu!? ╥﹏╥

  9. Kluna March 15, 2015 7:35 am

    I hate this manga! But I also love it too!!!!!! WAhhhhhhhh!!!!!! Why do you have to end in such a sad way!!!!!!!!!!! I want a happy ending!!!!!!!!!!!!! (/TДT)/

  10. nun March 9, 2015 8:08 pm

    two word must read

  11. Hana
    March 8, 2015 7:20 am

    This manga really fucked me up but it was amazing! Tragic but beautiful... ╥﹏╥

  12. khatey February 25, 2015 9:09 pm

    my agony and the pieces of my broken heart. i regret reading yet i'm thankful to encounter it. what a bittersweet feeling. i hope souma and masataka ended up together for eternity. ╥﹏╥

  13. naughtysensei
    February 25, 2015 5:40 am

    these manga really left a different kind of feeling in my heart..its like a deep wound that 'till now my heart stioll aches. gya! i cried here a lot .
    THESE MANGA IS A MASTERPICE i give my gratitude and really bow down my head to author-san (WATASE YUU) i hope you can make a SEQUENCE for these one .. its a really heartwarming plot yet its full of tragedy and emotioonal scenes but, i do really love these one ..a very impressive story .. such a PERFECT work..

    its worth reading for .. ╮( ̄▽ ̄)╭

    • jax
      February 25, 2015 5:50 am

      yeah, right the story was so impressively beautiful but then again its just full of emotional encounter feelings.Its one of my favorite.And I really hope that they will make a sequence for these wonderful manga.

  14. Sky Wheeler
    February 12, 2015 3:41 am

    I want to read this but it' tragedy and tragedy destroys my heart

  15. Kiryu February 12, 2015 12:46 am

    Love(≧∀≦)

  16. rose February 11, 2015 9:17 pm

    THIS STORY DESTROYED ME! Loved it! So beautiful yet sooo sad. It goes in my favorites now

  17. delilah
    January 26, 2015 7:53 pm

    Beautiful and interesting plot, breathtaking climax and you go ahead and f*** up the ending .... { i can't believe this}

  18. Lemons January 15, 2015 1:36 am

    Reading that in one sitting.. Was a bad idea.

    This is beautiful. I suppose literally, and I quote, "When you really love someone it can certainly give you hell."

  19. here she explains the ending December 31, 2014 12:20 pm

    http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/sakura_gari/an/sakura-gari-chapter-9.html/90/

    it's said : i didn't confirm if souma would live on or die .... It may be hard to understand but to me it's a happy end....
    in this chapter, where souma ask masataka why the sakura blossom even efter it was cut.... it's a life force.... where souma decides to live on...

    • Anonymous December 31, 2014 12:21 pm

      so i believe he lived .. just like the sakura tree, even efter being cut .. it lived on
      so both souma and masataka now can live together with nothing to hide, cause both of them have being through so many difficult

    • bakamono
      January 20, 2015 9:35 am
      so i believe he lived .. just like the sakura tree, even efter being cut .. it lived on so both souma and masataka now can live together with nothing to hide, cause both of them have being through so many diffi... @Anonymous

      I hope so too... Souma live such a harsh life.... isn't it about his turn to start gaining happiness. It can't be the end for him..

    • Enigma February 26, 2015 9:00 pm

      I completely agree with anonymous!
      In the story, the sakura tree has a symbolic value. Souma, as a child, took all his anger on it, all his desire of self-flagellation were transposed to it (hence the scars and cuts left on it). As someone who was helplessly abused, he could not help it but sink into despair which turned into self-hatred and the latter into self-destruction. All the loveless liaisons he had with all these men and women fall into that, an attempt to destroy himself. He already felt rotten as a child (children when abused usually tend to blame themselves for what is happening to them "I must be a rotten child because no one loves me").
      This sentiment aggravated because of his role in the murder of his step-mother, and starting from that day onward, Souma felt even more corrupt, more rotten but yet unable to break free from this vicious cycle. He couldn't even take his own life to alleviate his soul and heart from the burdens and feeling of guilt he is carrying.
      The Sakura tree in the garden, which served as a shelter and an inanimate witness of his suffering in his childhood, reflects the fluctuations of his state of mind and that of fate.
      Though he initially wanted to destroy it, he realized that the tree only carried on to blossom even more vigorously throughout the years. He has pointed out to this just after being accepted by Masataka. It means that even damaged souls and lives like his can still find salvation. He found it in Masataka's love who granted him his unconditional forgiveness.
      Of course, he thought that he shouldn't run away (or hide anymore) and that his crimes shouldn't remain unpunished, that is why he decided to cut ties with him. I don't think that this was the end though because the wounded Souma promised to live as Masataka wished for him to do so; and what did we see at the end? We saw a hopeful Souma under the blossoming reinvigorated tree which symbolizes the hope he found in Masataka's love and acceptance (actually they have both accepted each other, Masataka is no longer a "dirty child" but a loved child who realized that no one could ever love him as much as this man does).
      Finally I would like to point out that the story is narrated from Masataka's point of view.
      Chapter 9, p. 48 he says: "AT THAT TIME, I clearly understood this much"
      This sentence means a lot, it means that he is narrating his past from some point in the future. So we can refer to it in order to determine whether Souma's wound was fatal or not (if it was, Masataka's narration and tone would have been completely different).
      If we add to this the sentence from page 50 (" [...] no matter how deep, or intense, the only one who would love me this much would probably be this person, for life") and the view of the falling petals from the sakura tree and the ray of light at the end, it would be fair to say that this is the proof of an ever-lasting bond between the two. I don't think that Souma will ever give up on Masataka. As long as he breathes, he'll continue longing for him. The faithful Masataka will never hesitate to go back to his side too ... perhaps we can trust them to be reunited again as the sakura tree carries hope and the promise of an ever-lasting love to them ... and to us too.

  20. Anonymous December 30, 2014 11:02 pm

    preparing myself to re read this one