Yae no Sakura

Yae no Sakura (2013)

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“Yae no Sakura” will tell the story of Niijima Yae, also known as Yamamoto Yaeko, who was born into the Aizu Domain during the late Edo period. Skilled in gunnery, she helped defend Aizu during the Boshin War, earning her the nickname of the “Bakumatsu Joan of Arc.” After the war, she married educator Joseph Hardy Neesima (Niijima Jo) and became a Christian, and she helped Neesima found Doshisha University.

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Apr 14, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I am not the type that writes reviews, but since there were none by the time I finished all the episodes, I felt I must since I really want more people watching this drama.

For the most part this is an historical drama, but don't let that throw you off. It makes valuable history enjoyable to watch. I have seen multiple shows with similar plot revolving around Japan entering the Meiji era, read more but none as detailed as this show was, "as expected of 50 episodes."
If you are interested in a great drama that will entertain you with historical Japanese stories this is the show for you.

Sorry for not being able to express my thoughts of the drama properly. But what I suggest is watching a few episodes and if you don't like it, then you can drop it.
I encourage more people writing a better review than mine, please.
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    Geanina Jun 15, 2014


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    rodeul Jun 8, 2014

    i really wanna watch this, but 50.......

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    EtherSword Mar 13, 2014

    I'm up to episode 6 but not sure if I want to continue watching it, it seems to really drag on with its politics which I find a bit boring.

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    questdenied Mar 5, 2014

    Last episode. So sad too see it go. I had tears through most of it. The people that worked on this really deserve a lot of respect. This is one of the best ever made.

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    questdenied Feb 10, 2014

    Wish I could give this drama more than a 10. It deserves a 20. This is one of the best dramas ever made.

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    rockthisromance Jan 12, 2014

    I just started this after seeing a preview for it last year & thinking MUST watch. Unfortunately I forgot about it until recently!

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    Mirichan Dec 31, 2013
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    akai-kitsune Aug 11, 2013

    Its getting more interesting by each ep.

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    twinklelie Jul 24, 2013

    I'm so sad to have to put it on hold :'( but since no one has uploaded raw eps since May, it leaves me no choice and hope to see it finished in the future :(

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      akai-kitsune Aug 6, 2013

      23 eps are subbed now.

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      twinklelie Aug 7, 2013

      I know >.<
      so happy T^T

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      Diba Sep 17, 2013

      does this have any romance?

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      twinklelie Sep 17, 2013

      I guess it does, but it's really focused on relating true history so the story itself isn't romanticized. It tells the story of Yae in the most simplest way ^^

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      Mirichan Dec 31, 2013

      I think it´s not about Romance but about human-relationships which include love and compassion as well.
      Actually I am glad its not that Romance related^^
      Only 8 episodes to go ><

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    Betty20 Apr 23, 2013

    I love Ayase and I like several other actors in the cast. I hope it's going to be good!!!

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    Orandajin Apr 19, 2013

    Great to finaly have English subtitles available. Hopefully it will continue so we can fully see and understand this great taiga drama.

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    Mirichan Apr 17, 2013

    I wouldn´t say epic yet but I really liked the first episode a lot.Every character was enjoyable to watch and I really want to continue to watch this ;)

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    tabaka Apr 13, 2013

    Wow wow WOW! I've watched only 15 minutes of first episode to check how was it made! And I'm stunned! This series is going to be epic:)))

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    Jossieb Apr 2, 2013

    the first episode seems to be subbed in dramacrazy.net.

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    Taylorgg12 Feb 13, 2013

    anyone know if this is being subbed yet?


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    Jan 6, 2013 to Dec 15, 2013
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    45 min.


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    8.4 (scored by 66 users)
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