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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love
Publisher: Sega (JP), NIS America (US/EU)
Developer:
System(s): PlayStation 2, Nintendo Wii
Genre: Action (Sega); RPG (NISA)






























Release Date RRP Code
Sony PlayStation 2
JP
¥7,800 (8,190)[1] SLPM-67009
Sony PlayStation 2
JP (Showtime)
¥14,000 (14,700)[1] HSN-0006
Sony PlayStation 2
US
$? SLUS-21927
Sony PlayStation 2
KR
₩? ?



Nintendo Wii
US
$? ?
Nintendo Wii
EU
€? ? RVL-P-SAKP



Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love or Sakura Taisen V: Saraba, Itoshiki Hitoyo (サクラ大戦V ~さらば愛しき人よ~) is the fifth game in the Sakura Taisen series, and was developed by Sega for the PlayStation 2 and released in 2005.

Sakura Taisen V was designed both to appeal to an international audience and a non-Sega consumer base, due to the demise of the Sega Dreamcast. It takes place mostly in New York with an entirely new set of characters, though is still canon to the rest of the series. It was released as the last entry in the "Sakura Taisen World Project" marketing strategy, and to date is the only game to be officially released in North America, where it was renamed and released in 2010 as Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love. Europe, alongside North America, also saw the game brought to the Wii in around the same period.

It is the sequel to Sakura Taisen 4: Koi Seyo, Otome, and has a side story, Sakura Taisen V Episode 0: Kouya no Samurai Musume.

History

Development

In 2009, Nippon Ichi Software's American division announced they would release the game in English. The PS2 version was released in North America in 2010 as and a translated port to the Nintendo Wii was released in both North America and Europe shortly thereafter. It represents the first, and to date only, Sakura Taisen release in English.

A special "Showtime Box" version with merchandise was also released.

Release

Though successful in Asian markets (as with prior games), Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love bombed in the West and failed to see the series anywhere near the same amount of traction as in Japan. It is thought that this is the reason no future (or past) Sakura Taisen games have since been released in these regions.

Magazine articles

Main article: Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

PlayStation 2 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
93 №865, [1]
90 Total PlayStation
Sony PlayStation 2
92
Based on
2 reviews

PlayStation 2, US
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Cover
PlayStation 2, JP
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Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 2, JP
(Show Time Box)
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Cover
PlayStation 2, KR
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Cover

Wii version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 April 2010, p95
52 April 2010, p85
Nintendo Wii
61
Based on
2 reviews

Wii, US
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Cover
Wii, AU

Wii, UK
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Cover
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Disc
Wii, FR

Wii, DE

Wii, ES

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 http://sega.jp/ps2/sakura5/ (archived
    2005-11-04 06:04)
  2. http://archive.is/Sp8vQ
Games in the Sakura Taisen Series
Sega Saturn
Sakura Taisen (1996) | Sakura Taisen Hanagumi Tsuushin (1997) | Sakura Taisen Jouki Radio Show (1997) | Sakura Taisen 2: Kimi, Shinitamou Koto Nakare (1998) | Sakura Taisen Teigeki Graph (1998)
Windows PC
Sakura Taisen Denmaku Club (1997) | Sakura Taisen Digital Data Collection (1997) | Sakura Taisen 3: Paris wa Moeteiru ka Desktop Accessories (2001) | Sakura Taisen Premium Edition (2006)
Arcade
Hanagumi Taisen Columns (1997) | Sakura Taisen (2005) | Pachislot Sakura Taisen 3 (2011) | Pachislot Sakura Taisen 3: Loop Ver. (2012)
Sega Dreamcast
Hanagumi Taisen Columns 2 (2000) | Ogami Ichiro Funtouki: Sakura Taisen Kayou Show "Benitokage" Yori (2000) | Sakura Taisen Kinematron Hanagumi Mail (2000) | Sakura Taisen 3: Paris wa Moeteiru ka (2001) | Sakura Taisen Online (2001) | Sakura Taisen 4: Koi Seyo, Otome (2002) | Sakura Taisen Complete Box (2002)
Nintendo Game Boy Color
Sakura Taisen GB: Geki Hanagumi Nyuutai! (2000) | Sakura Taisen GB2: Thunderbolt Sakusen (2001)
Sony PlayStation 2
Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishio Ni (2003) | Sakura Taisen V Episode 0: Kouya no Samurai Musume (2004) | Sakura Taisen Monogatari: Mysterious Paris (2004) | Sakura Wars V: So Long, My Love (2005) | Jissen Pachinko Hisshouhou! CR Sakura Taisen (2007)
Sony PlayStation Portable
Sakura Taisen 1 & 2 (2006)
Nintendo DS
Dramatic Dungeon Sakura Taisen: Kimi Aru ga Tame (2008)
LCD handheld game
Pocket Sakura (2000) [2]
Sakura Taisen related media
Albums
Games: Geki! Teikoku Kagekidan (1996) | Teigeki Kayou Zenshuu (1996) | Hanasaku Otome (1997) | Geki! Teikoku Kagekidan (Aratame) (1998) | Sakura Taisen 2 Kayou Zenshuu (1998) | Kiseki no Kane: So Special a Day (1998) | Sakura Taisen "Kore ga Revue!" (1999) | Sakura Taisen : Shin Kayou Zenshuu (1999) | Mihata no Motoni/Hana no Paris (2001) | Sakura Taisen 3 Music Collection Paris Onrakukan (2001) | Sakura Taisen 3 Vocal Collection Paris Kayou Zenshuu (2001) | Sakura Taisen Zenkyokushuu Complete Song Box (2002) | Sakura Taisen 4: Koi Seyo, Otome Zenkyokushuu Geki! Tei: Sai Shuushou (2002) | Analog LP Record Sakura Taisen 4 Record: Koi Seyo, Otome (2002) | Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishio ni Teigeki Ongaku Zenshuu (2003) | Sakura Taisen Monogatari: Mysterious Paris Sounyuu Uta "Chattes Noires/Mysterious" (2004) | Sakura Taisen V Episode 0: Kouya no Samurai Musume Zenkyokushuu (2004) | Chijou no Senshi/Koko wa Paradise: Littlelip theater no theme (2005) | Sakura Taisen V: Saraba, Itoshiki Hito yo Vocal Collection New York Kayou Zenshuu (2005) | Sakura Taisen V: Saraba, Itoshiki Hito yo Music Collection New York Onrakukan (2005) | Sakura Taisen Christmas Paris/Tenshi no Hitomi (2005) | Geki! Teikoku Kagekidan Zenshuu (2006) | Sakura Taisen: Zenkyokushuu 2002-2006 (2006) | Sakura Taisen: Kimiaru ga Tame Ending Theme Waratte, Waratte (2008) | Ai ga Kaoru Koro ni (2011) | Pachislot Sakura Taisen 3 Original Soundtrack (2011)
Animation: Sakura Taisen Jouki Chikuonkan (1997) | Sakura Taisen 2 Jouki Chikuonkan (1998) | Sakura Taisen Katsudou Shashin Gekijouban Kiseki no Kane/Gekijouban Subetehaumihe (2001) | Sakura Taisen Katsudou Shashin Zenkyokushuu (2001) | Sakura Taisen: Ecole de Paris: Hikari Rokuonkan (2003) | Sakura Taisen OVA: Le Nouveau Paris: Hikari Rokuonkan (2005)
Audiobooks
Sakura Taisen Dai 2-ki Drama CD Radio Drama "Shounen Red" (1998) | Sakura Taisen Dai 2-ki Drama CD Kigeki: Riaou (1998) | Sakura Taisen Dai 2-ki Drama CD Kokutei Chuushingura (1998) | Sakura Taisen Dai 2-ki Drama CD Aoi Tori (1999) | Sakura Taisen Dai 3-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 1 Kaitou Beni Tokage: Masquerade (1999) | Sakura Taisen Dai 3-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 2 Shinsaiyuuki: Ton Demo Happun (1999) | Sakura Taisen Dai 3-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 3 Koufukunoouji: Harukaze no Renka (2000) | Sakura Taisen Dai 3-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 4 Hanagoyomi: Teito no Kyuujitsu (2000) | Sakura Taisen Dai 3-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 5 Hanagumi Kouen Ongakushuu: Futo Sei juu Gonenban (2000) | Sakura Taisen Dai 4-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 1 Monparunasu no Yoru (2002) | Sakura Taisen Dai 4-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 2 Kaijin Nezumi Danshaku (2002) | Sakura Taisen Dai 4-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 3 Shanzerize no Kaijin?! (2002) | Sakura Taisen Dai 4-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 4 Sumire Rhapsody: Kanzaki Sumire Intai Kouen (2002) | Sakura Taisen Dai 4-ki Drama CD Series Uta no Album Teito Hen: Paris Hen (Vocal Shuu) (2002) | Sakura Taisen Dai 4-ki Drama CD Series Original Soundtrack (2002) | Sakura Taisen Dai 5-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 1 Live at Chattes Noires (2002) | Sakura Taisen Dai 5-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 2 Paris no Christmas (2002) | Sakura Taisen Dai 5-ki Drama CD Series Paris Revue (Vocal & Santorashuu) (2003) | Sakura Taisen Dai 5-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 3: Aa, Mujou (Les Miserables) (2003) | Sakura Taisen Dai 5-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 4: Aa, Mujou (Les Miserables) (2003) | Sakura Taisen Dai 5-ki Drama CD Series Teito Revue (Vocal & Santorashuu) (2003) | Sakura Taisen Drama CD Zenshuu (2003) | Sakura Taisen Dai 6-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 1 Paris Hen: Shissou! Team Chattes Noires (2005) | Sakura Taisen Dai 6-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 2 Teito Hen: Hana to Arashi to Teito no Roman! (2005) | Sakura Taisen Dai 6-ki Drama CD Series Vol. 3 New York Hen: Over the Rainbow Sunshine (2005) | Sakura Taisen Dai 6-ki Drama CD Series Vocal & Sound Track Shuu (2005)
Books
Comics: Sakura Taisen Mangaban (2002-2009) | Sakura Taisen Mangaban Dai 2 Bu (2010-) | Sakura Taisen Mangaban Collection (2006) | Sakura Taisen Shou Gekijou (2006-2009)
Novels: Sakura Taisen Zenya (1997-1998) | Sakura Taisen (1999-2000) | Sakura Taisen: Gouka Kenran (2001) | Sakura Taisen: Katsudou Shashin (2002) | Sakura Taisen: Taishou Koiuta (2001-2002) | Sakura Taisen Paris Zenya (2004-2005)
Game Guide: Sakura Taisen Koushiki Guide: Sentou Hen (1996) | Sakura Taisen Koushiki Guide: Renai Hen (1996) | Hanagumi Taisen Columns Official Guide (1997) | Sakura Taisen 2 Tettei Kouryaku Guide (1998) | Sakura Taisen 2 Kouryaku Guide Book: Ti no Maki (1998) | Sakura Taisen 2 Kouryaku Guide Book: Ten no Maki (1998) | Sakura Taisen 2 Kouryaku Hanagoyomi: Joukan (1998) | Sakura Taisen 2 Kouryaku Hanagoyomi: Gekan (1998) | Sakura Taisen Teigeki Graph Official Guide Book (1999) | Ogami Ichiro Funtouki Perfect Guide (2000) | Sakura Taisen GB Saisoku Goukaku Shinan (2000) | Sakura Taisen 2 Tettei Kouryaku Guide Zouho Kaitei ban (2000) | Hanagumi Taisen Columns 2 Perfect Guide (2000) | Sakura Taisen 3 Hanagumi Roman Gahou (2001) | Sakura Taisen 3 Kouryaku Guide Joukan (2001) | Sakura Taisen 3 Kouryaku Guide Gekan (2001) | Sakura Taisen 3 Final Guide (2001) | Sakura Taisen 4 Hanagumi Roman Gahou (2002) | Sakura Taisen 4 Dramatic Navi (2002) | Sakura Taisen 4 Saishuu Kouryaku & Settei Shiryoushuu (2002) | Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishio Ni Koushiki Guide Book (2003) | Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishio Ni Kouryaku Hanagoyomi (2003) | Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishio Ni Koushiki Final Guide (2003) | Sakura Taisen Monogatari: Mysterious Paris Navigation Guide (2004) | Sakura Taisen Monogatari: Mysterious Paris Koushiki Final Guide (2004) | Sakura Taisen V Episode 0: Kouya no Samurai Musume Koushiki Guide Book (2004) | Sakura Taisen V Episode 0: Kouya no Samurai Musume Final Guide (2004) | Sakura Taisen 3 Final Guide Kaitei ban (2005) | Sakura Taisen V Kouryaku Hoshigoyomi (2005) | Sakura Taisen V Final Guide (2005) | Dramatic Dungeon Sakura Taisen Kouryaku Roman Gahou (2008)
Game Works: Sakura Taisen Genga & Settei Shiryoushuu (1996/2002) | Sakura Taisen 2 Genga & Settei Shiryoushuu (1998/2002) | Sakura Taisen 3 Genga & Settei Shiryoushuu (2001) | Sakura Taisen Joukikoushou (2002) | Sakura Taisen V Genga & Settei Shiryoushuu (2005) | Sakura Taisen V Joukikoushou USA (2006)
Misc.: Sakura Taisen Ouka Kenran OVA Fan Book Joukan (1998) | Sakura Taisen Ouka Kenran OVA Fan Book Gekan (1998) | Sakura Taisen Teigeki Kayou Piano Hikigatari Zenshuu (1998) | Sakura Taisen 2 Piano Hikigatari Kayou Zenshuu (1998)| Sakura Taisen 3 Piano Hikigatari Kayou Zenshuu (2001)| Sakura Taisen / Piano Hikigatari Kayou Zenshuu (2002) | Sakura Taisen Illustrations The Origin + Tribute (2003) | Sakura Taisen Chronicle Box (2003) | Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishio Ni Postcard Book (2003) | Sakura Taisen OVA Book Koushiki Irasuto & Settei Shiryou Visual Guide (2003) | | Sakura Taisen Aizouhin Mokuroku (2004) | Sakura Taisen 1~V Illustrations Fujishima Kousuke no Character Shigoto (2006) | Pachinko CR Sakura Taisen 2 Complete Works (2010) | Sakura Taisen 15th Anniversary Taishou Roman Graph (2011)
Film
Sakura Taisen: Kouryaku Video (1997) | Sakura Taisen Hanagumi Video Bromide Joukan (1997) | Sakura Taisen Hanagumi Video Bromide Gekan (1997) | Sakura Taisen 2: Denei Junbi Gou (1998) | Sakura Taisen: Ouka Kenran (1997) | Sakura Taisen: Gouka Kenran (1999) | Sakura Taisen TV (2000) | Sakura Wars: The Movie (2001) | Sakura Taisen: Sumire (200x) | Sakura Taisen: Ecole de Paris (200x) | Sakura Taisen: Le Nouveau Paris (200x) | Sakura Taisen: New York NY (200x)
See also: Sakura Taisen stage shows