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Sakura Taisen 2: Kimi, Shinitamou koto Nakare (Windows)

Sakura Taisen 2: Kimi, Shinitamou koto Nakare Windows Title screen


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Japan, 1920's. After having defeated the ultimate evil, the charming ladies of the Hanagumi Squad and their young commander Ichiro Ogami believe that Japan is safe forever. But their archenemy is resurrected by a mysterious hand. And even though the heroes defeat him once again, they realize that sooner or later they'll have to confront the masked demon who has brought their foe back to life, find out who or what is pulling the strings behind the scene, and revive once again the tragic past.

Being a direct continuation to the first Sakura Taisen, the second installment is very similar to it graphically and gameplay-wise. The game is divided into adventure and battle modes. In adventure mode, the player controls Ichiro Ogami, moving around the theater (into which the base is disguised), trying to initiate conversations with the girls and choosing timed responses, which influence the hero's relationship with the girl and also slightly affect her parameters in combat. Battles are pre-set and take place on large isometric fields, on which the player navigates mech-piloting girls and Ichiro himself, fighting enemy forces in turn-based combat. There are two new characters in the game, and several refinements to the timed answer system.


Sakura Taisen 2: Kimi, Shinitamou koto Nakare Windows Retro 1920-ies environment. Just look at those trams!
Sakura Taisen 2: Kimi, Shinitamou koto Nakare Windows ...and, of course, giant robot battles!
Sakura Taisen 2: Kimi, Shinitamou koto Nakare Windows As always in Sakura Taisen games, drama is interlaced with comedy
Sakura Taisen 2: Kimi, Shinitamou koto Nakare Windows New addition: this whole task is timed

Alternate Titles

  • "樱花大战2" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "サクラ大戦 ~君、死にたもうことなかれ~" -- Japanese Spelling
  • "Войны Сакуры 2" -- Russian title
  • "Yinghua Dazhan 2" -- Chinese title

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The title Kimi, Shinitamou koto Nakare (roughly meaning "you shall not die") is a title of the poem by Akiko Yosano, a famous Japanese poet of early 20th century.

Related Web Sites

  • Sakura Wars Translations by Kamaya (So you finally got a copy of a Sakura Taisen game but can't read Japanese? Never fear, as this site features some extremely well written and highly useful translation FAQs to help you get through all that Japanese text. ^_^ The FAQs on the site go up to Sakura Taisen 3.)
  • The Sakura Taisen Archives (One of the best Sakura Taisen fansites out there. Contains tons of info about the Sakura Taisen games, as well as the Sakura Taisen OVA and TV anime, live performances, fan art, fanfics, and tons more.)
Kabushi (128305) added Sakura Taisen 2: Kimi, Shinitamou koto Nakare (Windows) on Dec 29, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Iris-chan (61) and Satoshi Kunsai (1811)