The Midare Zakura (乱れ桜, lit. "Disordered Cherry Blossom") is one of Sakura's Super Combos, introduced in the Street Fighter Alpha series. The move is also one of her Hyper Combos in her crossover appearances.

Appearance Function Input
Street Fighter Alpha series
Street Fighter EX
Capcom vs. SNK series
SNK vs. Capcom series
Super Combo Arcade Stick QCFArcade Stick QCF + Arcade Button Kick
Marvel vs. Capcom series Hyper Combo Arcade Stick QCF + Arcade Button 2xKick

Street Fighter IV series
Street Fighter V

EX Special Arcade Stick S + Arcade-Button-2xPunch


Sakura performs two (or three) of her Shouokens in a row.

Street Fighter Alpha seriesEdit

Executed by performing two quarter-circle forward motions and pressing at least one kick button, the Level 1 version consists of a weak Shou'oken followed by a medium one. Level 2 is a weak one followed by a strong one, and level 3 comprises a weak Shou'oken into a medium Shou'oken, then chained into a strong Shou'oken.

In comparison to the Shoryureppa, the uppercuts come out quickly, but the move has lesser priority and damage.

Street Fighter IV seriesEdit

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Sakura assaulting Ibuki with Midare Zakura in Street Fighter IV.

The move serves as the EX Special version of the Shou'oken, and resembles the Level 1 Super Combo version from the Alpha series. It gives Sakura a lot of invincibility during the attack, providing an extended opportunity to Dash Cancel away from the opponent.[1]

Street Fighter X Tekken Edit


Sakura using Midare Sakura against Ling Xiaoyu in Street Fighter X Tekken.

This attack functions mostly the same as her Street Fighter IV incarnation. Due to the juggling mechanics of the game Sakura can combo off this on hit. While Focus Attacks are no longer a mechanic this attack is very good for Switch Cancels, as Sakura provides plenty time for hit opponents to be hit by their partners, some like Hugo being able to get a flying body splash due to the amount of time this attack provides. On block this attack has a little added Screen Freeze and provides her partner plenty of time to switch cancel in. It should be stated that Sakura herself is negative on block and should be protected upon her landing.

Pocket FighterEdit


Sakura smacking Ibuki with Midare Zakura in Gem Fighter.

The move also appears as a Mighty Combo in Pocket Fighter, where she performs the move with the same yellow umbrella she uses during a regular Shouoken.

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Edit

The move does not appear as a standalone attack in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, however Sakura's EX Special Shou'oken has her perform two in succession, mimicking the Midare Zakura (similar to Ken's use of the Shoryureppa as his EX Shoryuken).





Similar Moves Edit


  1. Street Fighter IV - Sakura
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