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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 SEGA Saturn What a contrast. Such a peaceful view
Sakura Taisen 2: Kimi, Shinitamou Koto Nakare SEGA Saturn Intro: the theater stage is just a facade...
Sakura Taisen 2: Kimi, Shinitamou Koto Nakare SEGA Saturn Your current relationship status
Sakura Taisen 2: Kimi, Shinitamou Koto Nakare SEGA Saturn Specials attacks begin with a short full-screen animation.

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Alternate Titles

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

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A game with perfect graphics and plenty of different girls Fading3 (21) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars

Critic Reviews

Shin Force Jul 30, 1999 10 out of 10 100
RPGFan Mar 23, 1999 98 out of 100 98
RPGFan Apr 12, 1998 95 out of 100 95
RPGFan Dec 16, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Legendra Aug 03, 2007 8 out of 10 80


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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.)
Iris-chan (72) added Sakura Taisen 2: Kimi, Shinitamou Koto Nakare (SEGA Saturn) on Apr 12, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (209748) and Satoshi Kunsai (2085)