Like watching sexy Japanese girls on cam?
Winner of the Best Asian Webcam award in the Adult Webcam Awards 2015, SakuraLive specialises in just that: uncensored video chat with Japanese webcam girls.
In this SakuraLive review, we’ll take a look at the best features of the network. We’ll look at the benefits of free accounts vs paid accounts, as well as what you can expect from the girls on the site.
SakuraLive Review: Best Option For Live Japanese Cams?
Sakura derives its name from the Japanese word for cherry blossom and it’s obvious that the site appeals to those men looking for submissive Japanese girls. Over the years, this site has become one of the most popular Asian cam sites on the web.
The site is free to preview and features thousands of performers which you can search through to find a good match. The search filters allow you to narrow your list by age, breast size, appearance and some extra features like whether the girl uses toys, has and HD cam or is a newbie on the site.
Why would you care about finding newbies?
Well, it turns out many of the newbie cam girls are those most keen to impress.
(The downside is that they might have less of an idea what they’re doing!)
The special SakuraLive previews will allow you to access a little further information about each performer including a gallery of pictures, a few basic stats plus details of what languages she speaks. Though many of the performers speak English there are also plenty who do not. The site can be translated into English, Japanese or Chinese.
Sakura Live works on an unregistered basis meaning no monthly membership fees but by which you must purchase points to use across the site. That said, you do have to pay using a credit card, epoch or PayPal if you want to unlock the private shows (which is probably why you’ll be using the site in the first place…)
Overall, the site has a decent layout, design and interactivity plus the rates are competitive.
The site claims to have around 21,000 registered Japanese cam girls working on the site and filtering across SakuraLive certainly gives you access to hundreds of women in each category.
Of course, it’s more important that there are plenty online at any one time and there is no easy way to tell via the sites search function. When we reviewed the site there were around 100 results for each of the searches we performed and plenty of the thumbnails were hot; however, we had to dig around to find performers who were actually online. We should point out that the homepage does allow you to select those girls who are available but the main search page does not.
This is just one of several usability issues we encountered. The site could do with a facelift to make life easier for new users.
We also noticed that there are a handful of profiles in each search where the performers were certainly not Japanese or Asian.
Not a problem… but it makes us question the true percentage of how many of these high quoted numbers are actually Japanese cams.
The cam shows vary by performer and some are offered in High Definition whilst some performers allow their visitors to remotely operate their sex toys. A popular feature, as you might imagine.
This gives you the opportunity to increase the intensity of the sex devices they are using on themselves putting you in complete control. Devices vary from simple vibrators to fucking machines, electro-stimulation and more. However, be warned that if you are in a room with more the one person then the control of the toy passes around. The cost to use the toy is 1 point per minute.
You can interact with performers using the chat player (simple SMS) or via a 2-way video and mic enabled chat. You can also use the site to translate English to Japanese so if there is a performer who does not speak English there needn’t be a language barrier to stop you enjoying interaction.
Chat is charged at 1 point per minute (group) or 1.5 points per minute (private).
Quick Summary of Available Cams on SakuraLive:
- Estimated live performers: 180+
- Total performers: 7200+
- HD cams available? Yes
- Free chat available? Yes
- Cam to Cam? Yes
The site offers a small selection of free videos that you can browse through and are a sample of what you can expect from the girls online. It’s not a lot of free action and what is available is softcore stuff but you can get a flavour of how controlling sex toys works with one of the models using a fucking machine being controlled by a guest.
Regular Events with Porn Stars
SakuraLive runs regular feature chats with Japanese cam and porn stars which run at certain times of the month. These live chats are usually charged at a premium rate but details are only provided once you are registered on the site and the event is forthcoming.
The site changes its offers but it usually runs a tempting deal for $2.95 which gets you 10 membership points at a discount. The usual cost of points is $20 for 10 points; however, they do run deals and offers via their social media channels so it’s worth following them on Twitter or YouTube.
As a result, you will typically be paying between $3 to $4 per minute in private chat.
That’s on the expensive side compared to other international cam sites, but Japanese cam girls are in short supply and high demand. The premium is to be expected.
Our Verdict on SakuraLive
We think of SakuraLive as a mixed bag.
The customer support team works 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday, but you can only contact them using the custom submission form on the site — and not by email or phone.
This fits our experience of SakuraLive as a site that flashes hot and cold.
It has some incredibly hot Japanese webcams, but the user experience could be better and the site could do with an overhaul. The navigation is in dire need of an overhaul.
Will that matter to you?
If it’s strictly Japanese girls you are looking for, SakuraLive fills a gap in the market with some super cute ladies who will keep you coming back for more.
Set up your profile now and enter the Free Chat to find yourself a sexy private show.
Have you tried SakuraLive? What did you make of the site?
Let us know your personal SakuraLive reviews in the comments below.
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