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For prior conversation in anticipation of this show, see /forumtopic-975609/sakura-quest-anticipation




Synopsis

Five young women have one thing in common—the careers they planned for themselves weren’t working out. Job dissatisfaction, trying to make ends meet, and personal insecurities lead each of them to start working at a local tourism bureau where their lives become intertwined. As the girls experience their first year on the job, they learn a lot about their town, their industry, and themselves.



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Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2017 to ?
Premiered: Spring 2017
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: TOHO animation
Licensors: FUNimation Entertainment
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Genres: Comedy
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The first episode was a lot of fun and it definitely reminds you of Shirobako but this time the focus shifts to the local tourism bureau
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Episode 1

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Episode 1

And so, it begins with Koharu wanting to live in Tokyo after growing up in the middle of nowhere, but she's having a hard time landing a job. So she is given an offer to be a queen in a countryside village by mistake as that position was supposed to be offered to someone who is actually dead. In the end, Koharu reluctantly accepts seeing that none of her applications worked out. Pretty good start here, and P.A. Works certainly makes this show look great.
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Koharu has a dream where she is a queen but is not sure if it's real or just a dream. If she expects to get hired she shouldn't be saying that in a job interview. After 30 failed attempts to land a job a opportunity arrives where she is contracted to become the queen for a day but turns out it's for a year. After finding out she tries to return to Tokyo but after some hilarious moments decides to stay the night. Lets see next week how they convince her to stay?

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Episode 1

Oooh, Sakura Quest has something important to say, you guys!

Anyone interested in declining populations and the populating rural areas in Japan? If not, you might want to rethink your mindset because this show is going to offer some insight on issues taking place in Japan right now.

Sakura Quest has a lot to say and how it will say it with a nice blend of comedy is going to be interesting. I'm also happy to see Kanami Sekiguchi's character designs back in motion. Koharu definitely resembles Aoi a lot, so it feel refreshing.
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I... really liked that.

It was funny. And as JuJu mentions, it deals with real issues. Also, it was funny.

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It's been quite a while since I've seen a P.A. Works anime, I think Charlotte was the last one.

Well, instead of being a high schooler, the main character is 20 years old and in college so that's good.
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JuJu26 wrote:

Episode 1

Oooh, Sakura Quest has something important to say, you guys!

Anyone interested in declining populations and the populating rural areas in Japan? If not, you might want to rethink your mindset because this show is going to offer some insight on issues taking place in Japan right now.

Sakura Quest has a lot to say and how it will say it with a nice blend of comedy is going to be interesting. I'm also happy to see Kanami Sekiguchi's character designs back in motion. Koharu definitely resembles Aoi a lot, so it feel refreshing.


As someone not living in Japan and an American, why the hell should I care about this anime at all? That sounds boooooooooooooooooooooooooring and not for an international audience in the least. And we may not even understand this at all anyways?

No wonder I heard so many rumors in the interwebs on this show? Real issues eh? I watch anime to be entertained and spark my brain of neat things, not be shoved First World Problems down my throat. End rant.

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JuJu26 wrote:

Episode 1

Oooh, Sakura Quest has something important to say, you guys!

Anyone interested in declining populations and the populating rural areas in Japan? If not, you might want to rethink your mindset because this show is going to offer some insight on issues taking place in Japan right now.

Sakura Quest has a lot to say and how it will say it with a nice blend of comedy is going to be interesting. I'm also happy to see Kanami Sekiguchi's character designs back in motion. Koharu definitely resembles Aoi a lot, so it feel refreshing.


As someone not living in Japan and an American, why the hell should I care about this anime at all? That sounds boooooooooooooooooooooooooring and not for an international audience in the least. And we may not even understand this at all anyways?

No wonder I heard so many rumors in the interwebs on this show? Real issues eh? I watch anime to be entertained and spark my brain of neat things, not be shoved First World Problems down my throat. End rant.



I haven't seen the anime yet but the de-population of rural areas in Industrialized nations should be a concern for everyone. The rise of extreme Populist agendas are driven in no small part by this trend.
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The main character Koharu is cute, their I said it.
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A lot of the scenes made me laugh in very facepalm ways. It's very fun so far. I have high expectations for it, kind of like a meet me in the middle between Shirobako and Amagi Brilliant Park, I'm hyped.
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soulsinferno wrote:

As someone not living in Japan and an American, why the hell should I care about this anime at all? That sounds boooooooooooooooooooooooooring and not for an international audience in the least. And we may not even understand this at all anyways?

No wonder I heard so many rumors in the interwebs on this show? Real issues eh? I watch anime to be entertained and spark my brain of neat things, not be shoved First World Problems down my throat. End rant.



Why? Because it has an important message to offer? Because as a living human being, you should be mindful of not just your own country, but others as well? Because it's called being open-minded?

Also, by the way, this is entertainment and it is a, as you describe it, a "neat thing". Anime can do much more than entertain. It is broad and can offer messages of things happening in our society right now. Have you not seen shows like Serial Experiments Lain or Kino's Journey that have something to offer on a realistic level?

Yeah, those. By the way, do you recycle or litter in public areas? Just curious...
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E1

Not a bad start, seems promising and it's not about high school, with P.A. Works - yay!
Kudos to her for trying, rejection is tough, especially as a fresh grad, but it's to be expected nowadays.

Looking forward to how the other girls come to the fore and how they handle "settling for less".
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JuJu26 wrote:


soulsinferno wrote:

As someone not living in Japan and an American, why the hell should I care about this anime at all? That sounds boooooooooooooooooooooooooring and not for an international audience in the least. And we may not even understand this at all anyways?

No wonder I heard so many rumors in the interwebs on this show? Real issues eh? I watch anime to be entertained and spark my brain of neat things, not be shoved First World Problems down my throat. End rant.



Why? Because it has an important message to offer? Because as a living human being, you should be mindful of not just your own country, but others as well? Because it's called being open-minded?

Also, by the way, this is entertainment and it is a, as you describe it, a "neat thing". Anime can do much more than entertain. It is broad and can offer messages of things happening in our society right now. Have you not seen shows like Serial Experiments Lain or Kino's Journey that have something to offer on a realistic level?

Yeah, those. By the way, do you recycle or litter in public areas? Just curious...


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