New Arina Tanemura Series!November 1, 2008 at 1:00 am | Posted in News, Sakura-Hime Kaden | 19 Comments
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It’s called “Sakura-Hime Kaden” [桜姫華伝 (さくら ひめ かでん)] which as a simplified, not exact translation, could be “Sakura Princess Legend” or something~ (I had to find the kanji and get help with the third one). So more specific might me “Sakura Princess Flower Legend” if you translate all the kanji separately (kaden in romajii doesn’t seem to mean much).
It should be starting in the…January issue of Ribon? Which would be released 12/01/08 (right?). I’m not sure, someone please correct me if I’m wrong.
Edit: Still don’t know what it’s about exactly, but someone translated the blue text and it seems it will be a historical series. The Heian era specifically (meaning SUPER pretty kimono drawn by Arina-sensei!)
I owe a very big thank you to MinaMurray for bringing this to my attention. Arina-sensei’s break got me out of the habit of obsessively looking for information on a new chapter for her series because…well there was nothing to obsessively look for.
Looking at the images I saw though, it looks like it might be a fantasy story. Something she hinted at in an interview on ANN before. To quote:
You’ve written a lot of love stories, but have you thought about doing other genres, like maybe fantasy, like Lord of the Rings or something?
Oh, I love Lord of the Rings. My next work might be … I’m working on it, thinking about it, to make it more like fantasy than a love story.
Though this interview was from August 5, 2007 (hey that’s my friend’s birthday!).
Don’t know if she would have changed her mind on something like that and come up with an idea she liked better, but I’m definitely getting kind of a fantasy feeling from this one. Though, considering that 3/4 of her multi-volume series have involved magic, supernatural, or fantasy stuff…that’s really not much of a surprise.
Automatically, I’m looking forward to it because “Sakura” being in the title tells me I’m sure to get plenty of pretty color images with sakura in them. The only color image I’ve really seen tends to confirm that anyway.
So! Anyone with more information be sure to let the rest of us know. Everyone else needs to start reforming the Arina Tanemura fandom properly now that the break is over. I say we all return to the ShinKuro forums! There was some talk about making it a general Arina Tanemura forum, but that idea kind of stopped being talked about once we heard how short Mistress Fortune was going to be.
I will be updating this post as I get more information and I certainly will be blogging this series monthly. Same as Mistress Fortune and (briefly) Shinshi Doumei Cross.
Random Edit: Hahaha! I beat you again ANN! I always win with my Arina-sensei news.
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