Welcome to NeonšŸŒøSakura! After nearly two decades, Nephrus is now Neon Sakura — a new take on an old design.

Neon Sakura is all about the bright lights, the delicate cherry blossoms and all the glamor that comes with it. And, with the .ca domain, Neon Sakura reinforces my Canadian identity.

Cherry blossoms
We think these cherry blossoms are pretty cool!

Neon Sakura is anime. Neon Sakura is photography. Neon Sakura is Vancouver. Neon Sakura is hockey. Neon Sakura is gaming. Neon Sakura is manga. Neon Sakura is conventions. Neon Sakura is a lot of things, some of which you might not expect.

Neon Sakura will never show you pop-up advertisements, hide content behind a paywall or login screen, or ask you to subscribe when you havenā€™t even read anything yet. Try it for free!

Neon Sakura was originally founded as Nephrus on October 1st, 2004.


The current Neon Sakura logo was generously created by Digital Strike. Here’s a look at how our branding has progressed over the years.

2004 – 2009

2009 – 2012

2012 – 2022

2022 – 2023

2023 – Present

Social Media Accounts

Only the following accounts are official Neon Sakura accounts. There are other Neon Sakuras online, which are unaffiliated and unrelated. Be wary of any account that contacts you requesting payment information or as a winner of a contest — I don’t do any of that.

Land Acknowledgements

Neon Sakura is administered on the ancestral and unceded traditional territory of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, and Tsawwassen nations.