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.
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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
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.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.
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.
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).