【Share of Today 】April Not Only Brings Us New Anime, But Also Sakura!
Speaking of April, many will immediately think of April fools, we nerds will think of the long awaited Spring anime. But, if you ask the Japanese, they might think of Back To School and ── Sakura!!
The cherry blossoms, known in Japan as sakura, are well know around the world for their radiant, delicate. and transient beauty. However they are more than simply beautiful trees, as the sakura have powerful ties to Japan’s history, culture and identity.
Adding to their magic and mystique, the sakura are usually only in full bloom for around one week. For many Japanese, the blooming of the cherry blossom trees symbolizes human life, transience and nobleness.
Such a beautiful flower also became a popular choice for anime characters’ names and themes! Anime! Anime! did a questionnaire on the most iconic “Sakura” character, the Japan readers picked their choice already! Here are the top five characters! (Six characters in total)
Sakura Characters Ranking
■.5 Sakura Haruno (春野サクラ) 『NARUTO』
■.5 Haru Kato (加藤春) 『Fugou Keiji Balance: Unlimited』
■.4 Ran Mouri (毛利蘭)『Detective Conan』
■.3 Sakura Mamiya (真宮桜) 『Rin-ne』
■.2 Sakura Kinomoto (木之本桜)『Cardcaptor Sakura』
■.1 Sakura Shinguji (真宮寺さくら) 『Sakura Wars』