Pros and Cons
- great-quality cams
- true Japanese amateurs
- remote-controlled toys
- some performers speak only Japanese
- some high-priced cams
- awkward navigation
When I arrived at Sakura Live, I saw that it claimed to offer the hottest Japanese chicks on the planet and the best high-def cams on the Internet. Needless to say, I had some pretty lofty expectations. Did the site live up to them? Read on to find out.
SakuraLive claims to have a roster of over 21,000 girls, but when I used their advanced search I only got results for 7,200. It looks like there can be anywhere from 80 to 200 performers online at any one time. Because they're on the other side of the planet from me, the times when the site has the most performers is different than on many other cam sites. Don't be surprised to find twice as many hotties in the morning than you would late in the afternoon, for instance.
As I mentioned above, there's an advanced search engine that allows you to whittle down the selection by age, but you also have options for appearance and breast size. You can also highlight the gals who have mics, are new to the site and have toys for playing. Most of the hotties have a few pictures to help you make your decision. Most are pretty small and unimpressive, but they serve their purpose.
I still find it awkward to navigate the site, as each performer's thumb opens a new window and then her chat is in yet another window. They should simplify it so that one can always stay in the same window. Even with latest design upgrades, they haven't addressed the navigation.
Once you settle on a performer, click her thumbnail and you'll either see a preview video (if the babe is getting ready to perform) or great-quality live feed coming directly to you from her bedroom. You purchase points ($2 per point, with better rates in larger packages) and cash them in for private shows, chats and the like. The average show is $4/minute, but you'll find some a little higher and a little lower.
The first performer I spoke to was in the middle of making herself squirt. It was one hell of a first impression, as she was gushing like a geyser. I could have watched her all day, but duty called, so I checked out some other chicks who were friendly, stunning and more than willing to be naughty on camera.
I particularly enjoyed watching one webcam beauty toy her pussy to orgasm. Did I mention that she was using a dildo that I controlled remotely? I made sure to rev up her motor so that pussy would be purring! Two-way chat is also available, which means both cam2cam and two-way audio.
They also have unique features in the chat window that allow you to tell the performer what you're imagining yourself doing. For example, use the hand option to caress certain parts of her body, the lip option to lick or kiss her, or the bukkake option to show her on which part of her body you're unloading yourself.
While I generally enjoyed my stay on the site, there were a couple things that bothered me. For one, some of the feeds don't appear to be HD despite being advertised as such. Another was that some of the girls were typing to me in Japanese characters that wouldn't display properly, so I had no idea what they were saying. There's a translation feature, but it's limited.
Recently they've added a MyPage section where you can add your favorite performers and get notified by email when they are online. You can also claim "miles" toward chat points.
Many of the girls can communicate in English just fine (there are some North American performers too), but some don't understand it at all, making a private chat difficult, to say the least (which makes the free chat that much more important in order to get to know the chick before going private).
Overall, Sakura Live is a good cam site and one that will particularly please those of you who can't get enough of cute Japanese chicks. Plus, you will not find these performers on any other cam site.