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Like or Dislike: Sakura Quest (TV)

Postby Ensign Janitor Tzap » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:26 pm

Sakura Quest (TV)
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Alternative title:
サクラクエスト (Japanese)

Genres: adventure, comedy, drama
Themes: small Town, country life, workplace,
Objectionable content: Mild

Plot Summary: Five girls work in the tourism bureau of their small provincial town. The town revives its "micro-nation" tourism program, which originated from a nationwide movement during Japan's bubble economy period, and hires the five girls as "monarchs" (tourism ambassadors).

Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 25
Vintage: 2017-04-05

Where you can find it:
Crunchyroll: http://www.crunchyroll.com/sakura-quest {Sub}
They are streaming on a bunch of sites, that I can't tell you about. :-#
Novels, Manga, DVD's and assorted stuff is out there, but you'll need to search for them.
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From Wikipedia:

Plot

Yoshino Koharu is a young girl trying to look for a job in Tokyo, but is only met with a series of rejections. However, she has a seemingly lucky break when she receives a job offer to work with the tourism board of the economically struggling Manoyama village as their "Queen". With no other choice, Yoshino accepts the offer and travels to Manoyama only to find out that she was hired based on a case of mistaken identity and that her contract term is for one year instead of the one day, as she had initially thought. With nowhere else to go, Yoshino reluctantly becomes Queen of Manoyama.

Characters

Yoshino Koharu (木春由乃 Koharu Yoshino)
Voiced by: Ayaka Nanase (Japanese); Alexis Tipton (English)
The main protagonist. She grew up in a rural area in Japan and went to college in Tokyo in hopes of landing a job in the city, but after failing to land a job she gets an offer to work for the tourism department of Manoyama village.

Shiori Shinomiya (四ノ宮しおり Shinomiya Shiori)
Voiced by: Reina Ueda (Japanese); Tia Ballard (English)
A native of Manoyama and member of the tourism board, Shiori is a friendly and kind hearted girl who wants to see the town improve and acts as Yoshino's guide.

Maki Midorikawa (緑川真希 Midorikawa Maki)
Voiced by: Chika Anzai (Japanese); Leah Clark (English)
An amateur actor and local celebrity in Manoyama, Maki is famed for a bit part she played in a television series called the Oden Detective.

Ririko Oribe (織部凛々子 Oribe Ririko)
Voiced by: Chiemi Tanaka (Japanese); Brina Palencia (English)
Ririko is the granddaughter of the local sweets shop owner and is a fan of the occult.

Sanae Kōzuki (香月早苗 Kōzuki Sanae)
Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu (Japanese); Elizabeth Maxwell (English)
A web entrepreneur, Sanae is a Tokyo native who moved to Manoyama to escape city life.

Ushimatsu Kadota (門田丑松 Kadota Ushimatsu)
Voiced by: Atsushi Ono (Japanese); Mark Stoddard (English)
The grouchy head of Manoyama's tourism board and the King of the town. He acts as Yoshino's direct superior. He was in a band with Chitose during his youth and planned to leave Manoyama, but stayed after an incident during the town's festival.

Chitose Oribe (織部千登勢 Oribe Chitose)
Voiced by: Maki Izawa (Japanese); Rachel Robinson (English)
Ririko's grandmother who runs a sweets shop. She was in a band with Ushimatsu during her youth.

Takamizawa (高見沢)
Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese); Robert McCollum (English)
Manoyama's sole bus driver.

Yamada (山田)
Voiced by: Hiro Shimono (Japanese); Dallas Reid (English)

Mino (美濃)
Voiced by: Daiki Hamano (Japanese); Aaron Roberts (English)

Mr. Sandal (サンダルさん Sandaru-san)
Voiced by: Vinay Murthy (Japanese); Jerry Jewell (English)

Angelica (アンジェリカ Anjerika)
Voiced by: Nanako Mori (Japanese); Colleen Clinkenbeard (English)

Erika Suzuki (鈴木エリカ Suzuki Erika)
Voiced by: Tomoyo Kurosawa (Japanese); Jill Harris (English)
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The story of a young girl{Yoshino Koharu} who gets talked into taking a job at a small town village of Manoyama.
There she will be the acting "Queen" for the fictional Amusement Park "Kingdom of Chupakabura".
But there is much more to the job than just the title of "Queen".
Yoshino has to gather a team together to work as members of the tourism board, to promote the town.
She and her team slowly try to bring about change in the town.
Some of the ideas are a flop, while others work out better.
But as the series progresses, we along with Yoshino and her team members of the tourism board.
Learn about the people living in Manoyama, their lives, the troubles of the community, and the history of Manoyama.

Character Drawings and backgrounds are good to excellent.

Dub was okay.

Story.....
A slice of life story....
Showing the decline of small towns, and how they are trying too survive.
It also shows the misconceptions of those wanting to go to the "Big City",
and how some people from the Cities were wanting to go the country side to follow their own dreams.
It shows the personal struggles of the characters, and the drive behind their work.


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