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Review of Sakura no Uta -Sakura no Mori no Ue o Mau-

SubjectSakura no Uta -Sakura no Mori no Ue o Mau-
ByVote: 5soaplord on 2021-05-06
ReviewI can't believe I was duped into thinking this was gonna be a masterpiece. The only thing that kept me going through this novel was the high ratings that it has and the good music tricking me into thinking that anything interesting was going to happen. There were definitely portions of the novel that I liked, but that was over shadowed by magnitude of difference between my expectations and what I got.

Let's start with the good since it's not going to take that long. The 3rd route, Zypressen, is where the novel really started picking up. Little did I know that this was also going to be the climax of the novel for me. The backstory and love triangle of Naoya, Rina and Yuumi was actually interesting and I don't think I'll find a better written same-sex love triangle anywhere else. Yuumi's monologue was very good and probably the pinnacle moment of the novel for me. The resolution of the route was however lackluster. A few of the later revelations were a bit interesting. The truth behind Naoya's forfeiting of his father's inheritance and his counterfeit paintings were decent reveals

Will finish ranting the negatives later... it's going to take a long time to write

Comments

#1 by bcirno
2021-05-06 at 11:10
< report >yet another disappointed sakuuta reader, yet another relatable experience
congrats on getting through this shit
wonder why do i wait for sakutoki anyway
#2 by gambsgambs
2021-05-06 at 11:49
< report >Welcome to the club. The novel was hyped up by a cabal of translators who want to look down on EOPs and coerce SCA-Di into paying them extortionate amounts for a translation. Sorry you got duped into it too
#3 by danteas
2021-05-06 at 14:11
< report >i wouldnt say zypresen ending was lackluster, for me it was very good, for me the problem was that i expected yuumi ending to be equally as good but only thing we got was a somewhat forced h scene with barely anything behind it
#4 by funnerific
2021-05-06 at 14:16
< report >#3 While true that not much follows said H-scene, it's evident enough that Rina died — it's practically written on Yuumi's face and matches the theme of the route (What theme? That yuri is poison and straight ftw? kek)
#5 by checkerpeck
2021-05-07 at 02:26
< report >#4 good to see that Scaji is just like my mum in that he also believes being gay is bad and God created the world with Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve mmkay
#6 by onorub
2021-05-07 at 02:52
< report >My story with it so far: went through PicaPica and i thought it was fine but unimpressive and thought "that's fine, i hear Olympia is more representative of what SakuUta is all about". Then i went through Olympia and it had some of worst comedic dialogue i've ever seen. If i have those sorts of problems with Zyspressen, i won't know what to think.
#7 by bcirno
2021-05-07 at 03:30
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some of worst comedic dialogue i've ever seen
Zyspressen is even worse in this aspect, characters are constantly horny and repeating same bad lewd jokes all the time. Good parts of Zyspressen are good, bad parts of Zyspressen are fucking horrible.