Sakura Quest - Spring & Summer 2017 Anime

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Sakura Quest

Slice of Life, Comedy

Airing Date:
April 5, 2017

P.A. Works

Honey’s Highlights

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So this is the latest working girl anime from P.A. Works, right? I see a star of the spring 2017 season on the horizon...
honey-detective Sakura Quest - Spring & Summer 2017 Anime
Yep! This is the successor to Hanasaku Iroha and Shirobako, so expect great comedy and slice of life elements!
honey-detective Sakura Quest - Spring & Summer 2017 Anime
Not to mention cute girls! So this time the work element is tourism, right? It's got five girls out to reinvigorate a countryside town.
honey-detective Sakura Quest - Spring & Summer 2017 Anime
Well if Sakura Quest is anything like New Game and Sore ga Seiyuu!, then I'll definitely be watching it!

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In order to revitalize the "mini independent nation" that was completely abandoned after creating a movement during the Bubble Economy, five girls, by a stroke of luck, become our main characters. They go from nothing, to being inaugurated as the Queens (Angels of Sightseeing), and will have to spend the next year working their butts off.

Three Episode Impression

Take a step into the shoes of fellow Yoshino Koharu, where she gets stuck in Manoyama for a job as the ‘Queen’ for a year. At first, she yearns to go back to Tokyo to find a new job, but after getting turned down by a lot of companies, she eventually accepts her fate to be stuck in the small town. The plot starts when she learns that the small town is struggling. It’s up to her and a few others to save this town and make it popular once again! Will she able to succeed this ‘quest’?

This show is very interesting from its cast of characters to the plot. It centers around, and is focused on, the tourism industry. At first, I thought this show was going to be a heavily comedy centered anime, but after watching 3 episodes of it, I can start to see its appeal. It really shows you what a person has to go through or do to make a town popular again. It’s definitely worth watching! It kind of reminds me of Sket Dance in a way.

Characters & Voice Actors List

Yoshino Koharu

Voice Actor: Ayaka Nanase

Koharu is the main character. She did not like the countryside and yearned to live in the capital. She has come all the way to Tokyo to find that “special something”, however she still has yet to find out what that “thing” is. She has failed her entrance examinations for 30 companies and suddently a request for work comes in one day. By a stroke of luck, she goes from nothing to being a Queen (Angel of Sightseeing) for a mini-independent kingdom. So, she sets out for Manoyama Town. She is a friend to everyone, but she is serious to the core. She is a normal girl. However, she has a bit of a complex about her “normalness”.

Shiori Shinomiya

Voice Actor: Reina Ueda

Shiori is a staff member of the Manoyama Town Tourism Bureau who works side by side with Yoshino. She loves her hometown and is quite stable and conservative. She is bright and always keeps a positive face on. She looks after others well and is great with chores. Shiori would make an excellent housewife.

Maki Midorikawa

Voice Actor: Chika Anzai

After having her dreams shattered of being an actress, Maki has moved back home to her hometown of Manoyama Town. In Tokyo, Maki had been a part of a small theater troupe and enjoyed dinig out. In order to fund her activities, she had multiple part time jobs. She has a cool, big sister-like disposition.

Ririko Oribe

Voice Actor: Chiemi Tanaka

Ririko hates her countryside town of Manoyama Town, but she does not have the courage to leave. After graduating high school, she was not able to find a decent job, so she ended up becoming a hikikomori spending her days surfing the net. Ririko has an issue with communicating. She does have one friend. That person is her childhood friend Shiori.

Sanae Kouzuki

Voice Actor: Mikako Komatsu

Sanae moved to Manoyama Town half a year before Yoshino and has an incredible need to appear interesting. She was born and raised in Tokyo. However, after graduating from college, she joined an IT company, and then subsequently quit it. Sanae dreams of being an ecologically conscious consumer. She lives in an old Japanese-style house and does some sort of IT-related work.

Theme Songs
  • Opening Song: Morning Glory by (K)NoW_NAME
    Lupinus by (K)NoW_NAME
  • Ending Song: Freesia by (K)NoW_NAME
    Baby’s breath by (K)NoW_NAME

Main Staff
  • Original Creator: Alexandre S.D. Celibidache
  • Director: Souichi Masui
  • Editing: Ayumu Takahashi
  • Series Composition: Masahiro Yokotani
  • Character Design: Kanami Sekiguchi
  • Animation Director: Kanami Sekiguchi
  • Sound Director: Satoki Iida
  • Original Illustrator: BUNBUN
  • Music: (K)NoW_NAME

For more information: Official Website

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