Mizusawa Sakura is the ultimate "good listener". In the morning, she hears the voices of listeners as the DJ of a small FM radio network. In the afternoon, she lends a ear to residents' complaints at the inquiry counter of Komagome Chuo Police Precinct's Community Safety Division. At night, she obtains information from regular customers at the small restaurant which her grandmother Ume, a former police woman, runs. Once a case occurs, Sakura will hide her identity and go undercover. She is actually a special investigator under the orders of "Iron Lady" Igarashi Kyoko, the chief of the police precinct. Sakura partners the hot-blooded detective Takeuchi Masato whom she frequently encounters at investigation scenes, and unlocks the mysteries of the cases

Sakura - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Japanese

Status: Ended

Runtime: 54 minutes

Premier: 2014-10-20

Sakura - Sakura Sakura - Netflix

“Sakura Sakura” (さくら さくら, “Cherry blossoms, cherry blossoms”), also known as “Sakura”, is a traditional Japanese folk song depicting spring, the season of cherry blossoms. It is often sung in international settings as a song representative of Japan. Contrary to popular belief, the song did not originate in ancient times; it was a popular, urban melody of the Edo period.

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The first lines of the original verse ('sakura sakura yayoi no sora wa mi-watasu kagiri') serve as a prelude to Bon Jovi's song Tokyo Road from their second album 7800° Fahrenheit (released in 1985). Kidsongs uses its own version of “Sakuta” for I Like To Teach The World To Sing. Alfred Reed's 1994 Fifth Symphony “Sakura” is based on this folk song. In 2003, Ohta Jun'ya composed “Sakura, Sakura ~ Japanize Dream” as part of the credits theme for the video game Perfect Cherry Blossom. Dream of the Cherry Blossoms by Keiko Abe, a virtuoso percussionist, is a five-minute piece for marimba that is based on “Sakura Sakura” that has become popular in the marimba repertoire. In 2007, it was selected for Nihon no Uta Hyakusen, a collection of songs and nursery rhymes widely beloved in Japan. In early the 2010s, Japanese singer Kiyoshi Hikawa performed the second of the two verses of “Sakura Sakura” - the first and only Enka singer to do so. Yukihiro Yoko, a classical guitarist, made an arrangement for his instrument, a theme with variations, in which he uses different guitar techniques to imitate the sound of the koto. Babymetal used this melody in their song “Megitsune” in 2013. In 2013 Marc Edwards recorded an album featuring three 20 minute versions of “Sakura Sakura”, in a free jazz electric guitar style. Many electronic crosswalks in Japan play the melody as “guidance music”. Headhunterz sampled part of this song for his 2017 song “Path of the Hunter”. In Kara, a short film/tech demo created by David Cage and his company Quantic Dream about a robot who is built to serve humanity, the robot is asked to “sing something in Japanese”, after which she sings this song. Eventually, this short film was adapted into a video game, Detroit: Become Human. In the game, one of the main characters, Markus - an android, is trying to put himself together in a junkyard. This references the short film when Markus stumbles upon a dying Kara model, the one from the film, that is still singing the song.

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