Category: Sakura no Uta

  • Fool the World

    This essay is part of an ongoing series on Sakura no Uta. It contains spoilers for the content through A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs.  “Red” is the name of a color. When uttered in isolation, there is no additional meaning to be drawn out of the word. But when Kenichiro shouts “Red!” Naoya knows that…

  • Rhapsody in Black

    This essay is part of an ongoing series on Sakura no Uta. It contains spoilers for the content through Zypressen.  To play on the words of Nakahara Chuuya, Zypressen is a fairy tale of two. Black and white, eternal and fleeting, male and female. Up until this point in the game, nowhere has the creator’s…

  • Learning, Memory and Knowledge

    This is the first of a series I plan on writing as I read through Sakura no Uta. It contains spoilers for the Olympia route. All images are from the game and do not belong to me. “What is it you’re looking for?” “That’s what I’m trying to find out.”[1] We usually think of learning…