Sakura Gari (Yaoi) manga

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

May 19, 2011

Sakura Gari Ch.8

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Sakura Gari Ch.7

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Sakura Gari Ch.6

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Sakura Gari Ch.5

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Sakura Gari Ch.4

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Sakura Gari Ch.3

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Sakura Gari Ch.2

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Sakura Gari Ch.1

May 19, 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.
2014-12-09 18:06
I loved it! It was so messed up yet a very good story! :'((
2014-12-01 03:55
pretty good shit stuff

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  1. YAOI LOVER November 13, 2014 4:29 pm

    so beautiful story...i think souma will live on coz he said he will live on and meet masataka again <3

  2. Yakuza Girl
    November 12, 2014 7:55 pm

    for once there is a manga that doesnt have an "everything is perfect and they live happily ever after" ending. its definitely meant for an older mature audience thats for certain. like, im 25 and im pretty disturbed by this story and it actually almost made me cry lol but i like reading this type of manga once in a while. now that im all depressed from reading this, i guess i'll go read some cutesy high school BL or something xD

    • a-chan December 11, 2014 11:00 pm

      I disagree. In my opinion, the target group for this story are angsty teens, because any sane adult would cringe at all the unnessecary drama and the utter ridiculousness of the plot-twists..@_@

      This wasn't even romance, it was just a story about people struggling with undiagnosed mental health disorders. And boy, were there many!

    • Yakuza Girl
      December 11, 2014 11:21 pm

      lol you gotta be kidding me.

  3. Eden October 30, 2014 11:01 am

    Ok i don't understand how Souma's mind worked. First, when Masataka refused his advance he forced himself on him again and again without letting go, but when Masataka consensually accepted his feeling he hastely chased him away. Man! I just don't get it.

    • Ava November 2, 2014 9:22 am

      For me, I think it was for the best that they part.I would have loved if they'd run away or something but the thing is that both of them was able to move on and forgive each other.The part where they made love truly made me cry.

    • Yakuza Girl
      November 12, 2014 7:47 pm

      im guessing it was either because souma was gonna turn himself into the detective about the mom's suicide or that they just figured a gay relationship wouldnt work out and tagami should go on and have a normal life without someone as messed up as souma in it. or something like that idk lol

  4. bou October 21, 2014 10:27 pm

    after reading this story over again i dont think souma die he went and sit beside the sakura tree after what happen to him i think he's representing the sakura tree because after souma slash and stab it. it still live well thats what i would like to believe this story is so good but sad:-(

    • Ivis
      October 21, 2014 10:43 pm

      He didn't, it's in the first or second page of the author's note at the end. The mangaka couldn't decide whether to kill him or keep him alive, so she just left it at that scene.

    • bou October 21, 2014 11:09 pm
      He didn't, it's in the first or second page of the author's note at the end. The mangaka couldn't decide whether to kill him or keep him alive, so she just left it at that scene. Ivis

      thanks for the info:-)

    • Ivis
      October 21, 2014 11:15 pm
      thanks for the info:-) @bou

      You're welcome! (:

  5. Roy October 20, 2014 8:38 pm

    No way i don't want to read too beautiful and make me cry....and my brain fly now....i cant sleep too, please save me!!!!!

  6. Roy October 20, 2014 8:25 pm

    Should i beautiful story but whenthe lead story not being together coz of death it feels lonely....but i hope souma still life and meet again someday

  7. spectacular October 20, 2014 8:07 pm

    A really impressive story. My first yaoi! read it long time a go but never forget... Very real story and not trivial at all ;)..

  8. mizzshana24
    October 20, 2014 11:46 am

    i cry because of this yet i also feel relief! , because I know they love each other even if their apart

    . i know he won't die , he will live for the person he love....(my tears won't stop while i'm writing this)

    • Yakuza Girl
      November 12, 2014 7:49 pm

      lol i noticed that too i thought it might have been a typeo xD maybe it was supposed to be 1896? :o

  9. Judo
    October 5, 2014 11:42 pm

    I'm a pussy, so I shall bow out of this one. The comments have scared me away and I thank y'all for the warning. After Boy's Love, I'm not ready for such another emotional scar.

    • Kigaru November 10, 2014 3:48 am

      Noooo! come back! it's beautiful and worth the scares. This is better than boy's love. in my opinion it's the best yaoi ever written!

    • V-chan
      November 18, 2014 4:38 am

      you have made the right choice, I've read it and i'm now scared for life.

    • Josuke
      November 18, 2014 7:46 am
      you have made the right choice, I've read it and i'm now scared for life. V-chan

      I have to agree. When I read a yaoi, and enjoy it a whole lot, I get emotionally invested in the characters, and even form somewhat of an attatchment to them. How invested I become depends on how long or shot the story is. I recently got into a shounen series that's been around for almost 30 years, and it took me 6 months of reading to get completely caught up on it. And in those 6 months I got VERY attached to a lot of characters in the story. I reached the later arcs of the story in my 5th month of reading, and in one of those arcs, something catastrophic happened, and every single character in this series up until that point of the story died. Every last one of them. Every character, and almost every single thing I loved about this story was now gone forever, and I struggled with that for months. It forever changed how I look at manga storytelling wise, and now I don't near any stories with tragedies in them because I never ever want to feel that way again. So if you're anything like me, and you're person who struggles with depression, and can become easily invested in a series, stay away from any story with tragedies. Avoid that shit like the plague, because they WILL fuck you up! (Sorry for the long reply btw)

    • V-chan
      November 18, 2014 10:15 pm
      I have to agree. When I read a yaoi, and enjoy it a whole lot, I get emotionally invested in the characters, and even form somewhat of an attatchment to them. How invested I become depends on how long or shot t... Josuke

      seriously! that was a long ass comment at one point i thought i was at a psychiatrist lol. But actually i already know that i should avoid tragedies because i get too caught up in the plot, but i still get drawn into reading them. Its like I've become a masochists after reading too much tragedy T.T i just love the feeling i get when I'm engulf in an emotional-roller-coaster-like plot but then i end up getting hurt and regretting reading them T.T . btw i don't necessarily struggle with depression, the feeling i get after reading a tragedy manga is more like a irritating feeling like when things just don't go your way, but nothing some good old smut and a extra-fluffy-out-of-this-world-cuteness BL can't fix [^.^].
      PS I just had to reply with another long ass comment.

  10. mika
    September 22, 2014 12:20 am

    Omg I have never cry so hard reading a manga before.... this is so a sad emotional deep hurtful manga. Cyr a bucket.

  11. BinaAssault September 21, 2014 8:17 am

    This was so hard to read. The mangaka wrote one hell off a masterpiece, but it put me in a very bad place. Im actually most upset with the ending, and not because it sucked or I thought it should be different. It was because he lost everything in the end, despite wanting to be saved for so long.

  12. Sn September 19, 2014 12:22 pm

    This story seems more realistic than most manga, it's like frpm a movie. Very sad and disturbing. In the end, it's like 'You reap what you sow' for Souma, dying for his sins.
    I wish Souma lived but I guess there's just too much heartbreak in his life for him to move on. At least, he found love for once in his life.
    An exceptional manga.

  13. bou September 18, 2014 2:21 am

    i should have never read this manga all i am doing is crying right now its too emotional its not good for my heart why did souma have to die

  14. Shadow
    September 15, 2014 8:13 am

    Wow... cannot express in words how emotional I feel now that I have read this whole thing... HEAVY RAPE, HEAVY ABUSE, HEAVY PSYCHOLOGICAL FUCKED-UPPED-NESS!... But... in the strangest way... romantic... sweet, caring, and amazing that they somehow managed to express their feelings for each other, despite having grown up in such fucked up family situations and turning out like they did... despite all the MURDER, RAPE, and PHYSICAL ABUSE... IT'S A DAMN GOOD STORY! Just be prepared for emotions beyond words, and have like three boxes of tissues on standby for this tear-jerker...


  15. Yezhik
    September 9, 2014 11:35 pm

    Beware... this mang gonna make you cry like a little bitch!
    Such a masterpiece, one of the most deep and good manga's i've ever read (not only yaoi).

  16. Just What I Was Looking For! August 4, 2014 5:31 am

    Plot twist.. So many plot twist and tragedies! Ugh, somebody hold me! D: lol but I really did enjoy this manga. I definitely reccomend this for everyone to read. And I agree with most comments that say that it was a happy ending. It couldn't have gotten any happier with the mood and all( and tragedies... Oh the tragedies lol) but don't let most of these comments deter you. It's a heavy read but if you enjoy such a thing and mystery then you will love it! :)

  17. jmeme July 24, 2014 11:44 am

    It's a very interesting yaoi manga, one of the many that will be inked into my memories. Although I did not enjoy many sex scenes that souma have with other people, I gotta say, this manga is one of those yaoi manga where there's a deep stories behind it-which is very rare for yaoi manga-and im glad I read it because hell, sometimes I just need to refresh my brain once in a while

  18. scarlet July 22, 2014 12:20 pm

    i lost count how many time i have read this but i dont understand souma live or die aghhhhhhhhhhhh

    • anymous July 22, 2014 12:36 pm

      it because this manga is an open ending. So it depends on your imagination

  19. looood July 8, 2014 11:32 pm

    it was a good read, i thought souma would die in the end but im glad he didnt.
    In my opinion this wasnt a sad manga at all. But i wish the art was a little better.