Characters / Sakura Wars

This page encompasses the characters appearing in the Sakura Wars video game series, as well as those in spinoff media.

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    Sakura Wars 1 Characters 

Ichiro Ogami
Voiced by: Akio Suyama (Japanese), Brian Gaston (English, Sakura Wars 1 and 2 OVAs), Corey M. Gagne (English, Sakura Wars TV), Daniel Katsük (English, Sakura Wars: École de Paris), Dave Wittenberg (English, Sakura Wars V, Sakura Wars: The Movie, and Sakura Taisen: ~Su~Mi~Re~, as "Dave Lelyveld")

The main hero of the first four games—a young, recently-commissioned Imperial Japanese Navy officer who finds himself in charge of this motley band. He plays largely the same role in the light novels and 2003 manga adaptation, but is more of a supporting character in the 2000 anime and related OVA Specials.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Sumire calls him "Ensign Ogawa". Let's say that he tried to turn the tables on her before it failed...
  • Accidental Pervert: He has an (un)fortunate knack for running into some of his female comrades in varying states of undress. The "accidental" part can be rather... questionable.
  • Almighty Janitor: His cover outside of the Teikoku Kagekidan is a normal ticket-clipper. Heck, in the end credits of the Sakura Wars 2 OVA, we even see him cleaning up the stage!
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the film, he shows up just in time to help the Flower Division kill Brent.
  • But Thou Must!: Ogami was not allowed to turn down his post with the Imperial Assault Force in the manga.
  • Chick Magnet: Downplayed outside of the games, but otherwise he's a bonafide ladies' man—able to charm his way into the hearts of each of his female teammates.
  • Dual Wielding: His signature weapons are a pair of razor-sharp katanas.
  • Honor Before Reason: It's part of what makes him a hero, but he can sometimes take it so far that Maria even calls him out on it at one point.
  • Hot-Blooded: One of the types of responses the player can make as Ogami. Which is lampshaded in Project X Zone when he gets into a conversation with Batsu.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: And wields two of them to boot!
  • Katanas of the Rising Sun: Was an officer in the Imperial Japanese Navy before he took a covert post with the Imperial Assault Force.
  • Officer and a Gentleman: The man wears his uniform well alongside his various acts of heroism, gallantry, and overall reliability as both a leader and a human being.
  • Outdoor Bath Peeping: More like "Indoor Bath Peeping" in this case, but the same principle applies. Should the player choose, he can spy on any of the girls when the opportunity presents itself, on the excuse that "my body is moving on its own toward the baths..." (It rarely ends well.)
  • Reassigned to Antarctica: Ogami thinks that his superiors in the academy gave him the Imperial Assault Force covert post in the manga version was because he was the one responsible for leading a team of officer cadets against a steam tank, despite the fact that it was a win by technical count.
  • Second Love: To Maria or Hanabi, if either of their routes during the games are pursued.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Ogami, Oogami, Ohgami, or Ohkami? Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love and Project X Zone use 'Ogami'.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: Ogami does this a lot (mostly in the manga) after he finds out that he's in charge of taking people's tickets and "ruins" his first night on the job. Doubles as a CMOF if you like.
  • Those Two Guys: With Kayama when they were both officer cadets.
  • White Gloves: Wears them as part of his IJN uniform.
  • You Are in Command Now: He becomes the new commanding officer of the Imperial Assault Force after Yoneda decides to retire following the events of Sakura Wars 4.

Sakura Shinguji
Voiced by: Chisa Yokoyama (Japanese), Amber Quinn (English, Sakura Wars 1 OVA, as "Amber Allison"), Katherine Catmull (English, Sakura Wars 2 OVA), Jenny Larson (English, Sakura Wars TV), Wendee Lee (English, Sakura Wars V, Sakura Wars: The Movie, and Sakura Taisen: ~Su~Mi~Re~)

Teenaged Country Mouse Samurai.

Sumire Kanzaki
Voiced by: Michie Tomizawa (Japanese), Sascha Biesi (English, Sakura Wars 1 OVA), Lauren Zinn (English, Sakura Wars 2 OVA), Leigh Anderson Fisher (English, Sakura Wars TV), Michelle Ruff (English, Sakura Wars: The Movie), Christiana Yuuki (English, Sakura Taisen: ~Su~Mi~Re~)

Rich Bitch, Lonely Rich Kid, naginata expert, and heiress of the family which developed the kohbu armor.

Maria Tachibana
Voiced by: Urara Takano (Japanese), Catherine Berry (English, Sakura Wars 1 and 2 OVAs), Kelsey Kling (English, Sakura Wars TV), Mari Devon (English, Sakura Wars: The Movie and Sakura Taisen: ~Su~Mi~Re~, as "Jane Alan")

Ice-cold Russian gun expert. The Lancer, and former commander of the Flower Division. She was a combat veteran of the Russian Civil War.
  • Broken Bird: Due to her experience in the civil war in Imperial Russia.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Half Russian, half Japanese.
  • Child Soldier: While most members in the Flower Division are in their mid-to-late teens or early twenties, Maria stands out as being a veteran of the Russian Revolution at 19.
  • Cold Sniper: Was an infamous sniper in the Russian Civil War.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Begins to warm up to the rest of the team after the events of her chapter.
  • Floral Theme Naming: ("Tachibana" oranges.)
  • Good Is Not Nice: Due to her being traumatized from her experiences during the Russian Revolution and following Civil War in 1917.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: A crack shot with her revolver.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As cold as she may be, she really does care.
  • Kuudere: Presents a cold and distant front, but has a kind heart.
  • Lady of War: One who has fought in an actual war, at that.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Takes advantage of this by portraying male roles when needed in theater plays alongside Kanna.
  • Number Two: Is the vice-captain of the Flower Division.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her hair always covers her left eye.
  • Professional Killer: After the Russian Civil War, she worked as a mafia hitwoman in America before being recruited into the Flower Division.
  • Quickly-Demoted Woman: She starts off as the Flower Division's team captain, but is quickly replaced by Ogami. In the OVA, she stepped down voluntarily, even citing her gender as a reason. In the TV series (and to a lesser degree, even the original game), she is much more resentful of Ogami's promotion, but the reason for her demotion seems to be her lack of empathy and inability to pull the team together, not possession of a second X chromosome.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: Uses an Enfield Number 2 Mark 1 revolver as her main weapon.
  • Second Love: Can possibly have this with Ogami if her route is pursued during the games. Her first love interest, Yuri, was killed during the Russian Revolution.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Is haunted from the experience of fighting in the Russian Civil War.
  • Shoot the Bullet: Maria tries this as a party trick in the OVA series — she calls it "Kampai (Cheers)".
  • Surprisingly Good English: Justified that she lived in America as a mafia gangster after the conclusion of the Russian Civil War. Her seiyu, Urara Takano, can speak it fluently too.
  • The Stoic: Almost always calm and collected.
  • Tomboy: The suit alone should tell you that she's not a Girly Girl by any means.

Vicomtesse Iris de Chateaubriand
Voiced by: Kumiko Nishihara (Japanese), Jessica Schwartz (English, Sakura Wars 1 and 2 OVAs), Evita Arce / Larissa Wolcott (English, Sakura Wars TV), Carrie Savage (English, Sakura Wars: The Movie and Sakura Taisen: ~Su~Mi~Re~)

Nine years old, French, and the most powerful telekinetic/telepath/teleporter on Earth. Even more of a Lonely Rich Kid than Sumire.

Li Kohran
Voiced by: Yuriko Fuchizaki (Japanese), Boni Hester (English, Sakura Wars 1 and 2 OVAs), Samantha Inoue-Harte (English, Sakura Wars TV), Dorothy Elias Fahn (English, Sakura Wars: The Movie and Sakura Taisen: ~Su~Mi~Re~, as "Annie Pastrano")

Chinese Gadgeteer Genius Meganekko with a Kansai accent.
  • All-Loving Hero: Kind and loving to man and machine alike.
  • Badass Adorable: A cute girl who pilots a kohbu bristling with rockets.
  • Braids of Action
  • Chinese Girl: Born and initially raised in Beijing, China before Ayame made arrangements for her to move to Japan as part of plan to be recruited into the Imperial Assault Force.
  • The Engineer: Serves as the Flower Division's chief engineer, responsible for making repairs and improvements to the kohbu.
  • Explosive Instrumentation: Some of her mechanical inventions have a tendency to explode.
  • Floral Theme Naming: "Li" uses the same character as the Japanese plum; "Kohran" — crimson orchid.
  • Genki Girl: A lighthearted girl who loves a good prank.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: Known to speak with a Kansai accent since she spent most of her life in Japan's Kansai region away from China.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: Her kohbu's main weapon.
  • Mad Bomber: A heroic example, to a certain extent.
  • Mad Scientist: Complete with her inventions having a tendency to explode.
  • Meganekko: Never seen without her glasses.
  • Nice Girl: Don't assume that her obsession with machines makes her not care about other people.
  • Qipao: Always wears one as her main clothes.
  • She's Got Legs: As shown nicely by hier qipao.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Her empathy with her kohbu and its long range compensates for her relatively low power level.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Believes in a world where man and machine may march forwards to a future of friendship and prosperity.
  • Wrench Wench
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple hair.

Kanna Kirishima
Voiced by: Mayumi Tanaka (Japanese), Sheila Gordon (English, Sakura Wars 1 OVA), Lane West (English, Sakura Wars 2 OVA), Lee Eddy (English, Sakura Wars TV), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (English, Sakura Wars: The Movie and Sakura Taisen: ~Su~Mi~Re~, as "Melissa Williamson")

Okinawan karate champion. Both a Boisterous Bruiser and a Gentle Giant.
  • Bicep-Polishing Gesture: Kanna's known to do this.
  • Bifauxnen: Some might at first mistake her for a "he" instead of a "she".
  • Bokukko: In the original Japanese. She's given a heavy masculine-sounding Brooklyn accent in the TV series to help translate this trope into English.
  • Cool Big Sis: To the rest of the Flower Division (except Sumire).
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: Or is it brown?
  • Floral Theme Naming: Canna lilies, paulownia trees — "Kiri" in Japanese, and/or the "Kirishima" azalea.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Her Kohbu fights using its bare robot hands.
    • Kanna also uses this when on foot, since she was trained to fight with karate.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: Visibly taller than her male commander, and taller than just about every woman in the series.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Totally didn't seem to mind Ogami walking into the showers when she's in it.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Takes advantage of this by portraying male roles when needed in theater plays alongside Maria.
  • Martial Arts Headband: Never seen without her white headband.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Sumire. They may argue all the time, but Kanna is absolutely devastated when she hears that Sumire is going to retire from the Teikoku Kagekidan.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Kanna's greatest fear in the world (Justified, as Okinawa is home to the habu, one of the most venomous species of snakes in the country - and with a nasty habit of getting into people's houses in search of rats to eat).

Ikki Yoneda
Voiced by: Masaru Ikeda (Japanese), Bill McMillin (English, Sakura Wars 1 and 2 OVAs and Sakura Wars TV), Doug Stone (English, Sakura Wars: The Movie and Sakura Taisen: ~Su~Mi~Re~, as "David Orozco")

A retired General who work as both commander-in-chief for the Teikoku Kagekidan and manager of the theater. Retires after the end of Sakura Wars 4.
  • The Alcoholic: He seems to never appear anywhere without sake bottle.
  • The Brigadier: Is a Lieutenant General in the IJA.
  • Distressed Dude: In the movie, he was kidnapped by Patrick Hamilton and held hostage by Brent Furlong.
  • A Father to His Men: Holds true with him throughout the franchise.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Tries this in both the TV series and the fourth game. It doesn't stick.
  • Katanas of the Rising Sun: Was an officer in the Imperial Japanese Army before he took a covert post with the Imperial Assault Force. He served in the Russo-Japanese War and in the short-lived Demon Wars in Japan.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: In his introduction, he bitterly tells Ogami in a druken stupor:
    '"A hero? No kid; I'm just a filthy old bastard who got badges for murdering a lot of people."''
  • Passing the Torch: He passes the position of commander to Ogami after the events of Sakura Wars 4.
  • Put on a Bus: See Passing the Torch for more details.
    • The Bus Came Back: He appeared in the events of Dramatic Dungeon, taking a support role.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Is this within the ranks of the Teikoku Kagekidan.
  • Russo-Japanese War: Is a known IJA veteran of the war, since he served most of his career there.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: His sorrow and regretful attitude towards the blood spilt during his career pretty much is the cause of his drinking.

Ayame Fujieda

Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (Japanese), Amy L. Gambler (English, Sakura Wars 1 and 2 OVAs and Sakura Wars TV).

Yoneda's Number Two. She fought alongside Yoneda, Shinguji Kazama, and Yamazaki Shinnoshike in the Demon Wars 10 years before the event of the first game. She serves in the theater as a talent scout, which covers her actual role in the Teikoku Kagekidan.

Wind Division

Yuri voiced by: Yuki Masuda (Japanese), Elise Ivy (English, Sakura Wars 1 OVA), Kelly Dealyn (English, Sakura Wars 2 OVA), Elia Nichols (English, Sakura Wars TV), Lynn Fischer (English, Sakura Wars: The Movie and Sakura Taisen: ~Su~Mi~Re~)
Kasumi voiced by: Akemi Okamura (Japanese), Jessica L. Wilson (English, Sakura Wars 1 OVA), Meg Bauman (English, Sakura Wars 2 OVA), Monica Bustamante (English, Sakura Wars TV), Karen Strassman (English, Sakura Wars: The Movie, as "Kristy Pape"), Mona Marshall (English, Sakura Taisen: ~Su~Mi~Re~)
Tsubaki voiced by: Kyoko Hikami (Japanese), Shelby Johnson-Sapp (English, Sakura Wars 1 OVA), Cassie Fitzgerald (English, Sakura Wars 2 OVA and Sakura Wars TV), Philece Sampler (English, Sakura Wars: The Movie, as "Sue Beth Arden"), Sara Nicole (English, Sakura Taisen: ~Su~Mi~Re~)

Also called "The Three Girls of the Imperial Opera", they are in charge of transportation and behind-the-frontlines support for Imperial Fighting Troupe. Their members are: Yuri Sakakibara, Kasumi Fuji, and Tsubaki Takamura.


Voiced by: Katsuhisa Houki (Japanese)

The leader of the Hive of Darkness and a demon general.

Aoi Satan

Voiced by: Hiroshi Yanaka (Japanese)

Tenkai's lieutenant and one of the four Lords of Death.

Crimson Miroku

Voiced by: Yumi Hikata (Japanese)

One of the four Lords of Death and the only female among them.
  • Lady of War: Her elegent appearance believes her power.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: She first has it up in a traditional style, but after she was revived she began to wear it loose instead. This is a symbol of her growing mental unstability brought by her obsession with Sumire — the person who killed her.
  • Madness Mantra: Also, the second half of the series: " Sumire... You life... I want your life...!"
  • Noblewoman's Laugh
  • The Ophelia: After being brought Back from the Dead.

Jade Setsuna

Voiced by: Akira Ishida (Japanese)

One of the four Lords of Death. Setsuna appears as a male human 10-year old child. Cunning and manipulative, Setsuna targets his victims' weaknesses before he strikes.

Silver Rasetsu

Voiced by: Hisao Egawa / Hideaki Ono (Japanese)

One of the four Lords of Death. A tall, muscular brute with chalk-white skin and an orange mohawk, Rasetsu prefers to cause outright destruction and mayhem. He is the younger brother of Setsuna.

    Sakura Wars 2 Characters 
Note that, in addition to the below characters, the protagonists of the original game make return appearances.

Orihime Soletta
Voiced by: Maya Okamoto (Japanese), Jessica Smolins (English, Sakura Wars 2 OVA), Melissa Fahn (English, Sakura Wars: The Movie and Sakura Taisen: ~Su~Mi~Re~, as "Tina Dixon")

Volatile half-Italian/half-Japanese spitfire with an intense dislike of Japanese men. She used to be stationed in the Star Division in Europe alongside Leni, Subaru and Ratchet before she was relocated to Japan with Leni.

Leni Milchstrasse (Reni)
Voiced by: Kazue Ikura (Japanese), Kelley Huston (English, Sakura Wars 2 OVA), Mona Marshall (English, Sakura Wars: The Movie and Sakura Taisen: ~Su~Mi~Re~)

Quiet and introspective German girl who seems to be hiding an old but powerful trauma. She used to be stationed in the Star Division in Europe alongside Orihime, Subaru and Ratchet before she was relocated to Japan with Orihime.

Kaede Fujieda
Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (Japanese), Meredith May, (English, Sakura Wars 2 OVA), Lia Sargent (English, Sakura Wars: The Movie and Sakura Taisen: ~Su~Mi~Re~)

Ayame's younger sister, she replaces Ayame as Deputy Commander and as Yoneda's Number Two after the first game. She is seen as the more "independent" and less conservative of the two. During her time in Europe prior to the events of the first Sakura Wars game, Kaede was the only commanding officer of the Star Division before it was forced to be disbanded.

Like Ayame, Kaede's cover in the theater is to serve as a talent scout.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She takes out a IJA officer at the Imperial Assault Force's Goraigo in the movie by using a karate chop on his shoulder near his neck after he begins to threaten Kanna with a pistol, ordering her to stand down.
  • Changing of the Guard: Is forced to take on the role of CO in the Imperial Assault Force due to Ayame's death after Kaede returns back from Europe. She gets used to it eventually.
  • Katanas of the Rising Sun: Is an officer in the Imperial Japanese Army. And like Ayame, she still maintains her allegiance with it.
  • Nice Girl: Kaede's a nice woman like Ayame before her.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Kaede is this alongside Yoneda in the Imperial Assault Force.
  • Sexy Mentor: Shares this trope with her older sister, Ayame.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Doesn't help that her voice actor is Ai Orikasa, who also voiced Ayame Fujieda in the Japanese release. This is averted in the various language releases (e.g. English, Russian) of the franchise released outside of Asia.
  • White Gloves: Sometimes wear them when she's in her IJA uniform in an Imperial Assault Force operation.
  • You Are in Command Now: Took command of the Imperial Assault Force alongside Yoneda after the death of her older sister Ayame.

Yuichi Kayama
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), B. Michael Rains (English, Sakura Wars 2 OVA), Steve Blum (English, Sakura Wars: The Movie, as "David Lucas"), Keith Silverstein (English, Sakura Wars V)

A friend of Ogami's from the naval academy. He is in command of the Moon Division, the reconnaissance and intelligence unit for the Hanagumi. He has a tendency to show up out of nowhere and in the weirdest places. He’ll generally show up to give Ogami some advice after strumming his guitar, on which he only knows how to play a single chord. It's implied in the games that Kayama is paired with Kaede.

In Sakura Wars V: So Long My Love, he helps Ogami's nephew, Shinjiro, adjust to life in New York. Also runs a shop called Romando, where special photographs can be obtained if a player puts in the right codes during the "A Free & Easy Day In NY" mode.
  • Big Damn Heroes: When he saves Leni and Orihime from being killed when Paris was under attack.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Uses a katana as his main weapon when frees Leni and Orihime in the events of Sakura Wars 3.
  • Katanas of the Rising Sun: Was an officer in the Imperial Japanese Navy before he took a covert post with the Imperial Assault Force.
  • Ninja: Acts and dresses like one, at least in the manga adaptation.
  • Sharp Dressed Man: He wears a white suit with a black-and-white tie.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: He hits on Peppermint at one point. Little does he realize that Peppermint is actually Shinjiro.
  • Those Two Guys: With Ogami back in their officer cadet days.
  • White Gloves: Part of his IJN uniform.

Rose Division

Kotone voiced by: Kazuki Yao (Japanese), Liam O'Brien (English, Sakura Wars: The Movie)
Kikunojō voiced by: Taiki Matsuno (Japanese)
Yokihiko voiced by: Daisuke Gori (Japanese), Jamieson Price (English, Sakura Wars: The Movie, as "James Lyon")

A group of three highly effeminate males members of the army who are flamboyant and over-the-top, and provide the second game with a major source of comic relief. Their members are: Kotone Seiryūin, Kikunojō Oka and Yokihiko Ōta
  • Big Damn Heroes: They help the Flower Division fight of the Kouma and foil Brent's plans.
  • Camp Gay: Especially Yokihiko
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Kikunojō Oka dresses up as the female.
  • Large Ham: Yokihiko. It is demonstrated in his scene in the movie.
  • Power Trio: Kotone as the squad leader, Kikunojō as the small dude, and Yokihiko as the big dude.


Voiced by: Nachi Nozawa (Japanese)

The supposed leader of the Black Demon Society.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: He is the man tapped by Kyogoku to lead the Black Demon Society.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He may have been defeated by Sakura, but all there is left is Kyogoku.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He saves Sakura at the cost of his own life at the end of Sakura Wars 2.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: He is actually Sakura's father, Kazuma, who died in the Demon Wars, and was resurrected by Kyogoku.


Voiced by: Fumihiko Tachiki (Japanese)

A high-level member of the Black Demon Society. His element is metal.


Voiced by: Joji Yanami (Japanese)

A high-level member of the Black Demon Society. His element is wood.


Voiced by: Misa Watanabe (Japanese)

A high-level member of the Black Demon Society. Her element is earth.


Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki (Japanese)

A high-level member of the Black Demon Society. His element is fire.


Voiced by: Rei Sakuma (Japanese)

A high-level member of the Black Demon Society. Her element is water.

Keigo Kyogoku

Voiced by: Akira Kamiya (Japanese)

A powerful general in the Imperial Army.

    Sakura Wars 3 Characters 

Erica Fontaine
Voiced by: Noriko Hidaka (Japanese), Caitlin Glass (English, Sakura Wars: École de Paris)

Novitiate nun by day; cabaret dancer by night; mecha pilot in secret; cute, clumsy, and friendly 24/7. Was the first member of the Paris Assault Force to be recruited by the Grand-Mère after she saw her spiritual powers at work.

Glycine Bleumer
Voiced by: Saeko Shimazu (Japanese), Colleen Clinkenbeard (English, Sakura Wars: École de Paris)

The only heir of the Bleumer family in Paris, she was the second member to be recruited into the Paris Assault Force after she met Erica in the city streets. She is proud of her heritage and wishes to do her part to contribute to French society to make it a better and prosperous country for everyone.
  • Best Her to Bed Her: The "Bleumer Bridegroom Test". Ogami loses on purpose when Glycine engages Ogami in a duel at the Bleumer Estate. It's a tradition of the family dating back to when the family established themselves in France.
  • Blade on a Stick: Her trademark weapon is a halberd, first used when she fought a Kaijin in a museum alongside Erica.
  • Blue Blood: She traces her aristocratic roots to Vikings that settled in modern-day Paris.
  • Character Development: Glycine respects Ogami after finding out why he lost to her at the "Bluemer Test" and witnessing the depths of his dedication to defend Paris.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Has a massive soft spot for cute animals, much to her embarrassment.
  • Does Not Like Octopi: Hates eating octopi due to being forced to eat an entire plate of it every year as part of Bleumer tradition.
  • Floral Theme Naming: The "Glycine" genus (formerly Wisteria; now, soybeans).
  • Lady of War: The most elegant of heavy hitters.
  • Morality Pet: Hanabi since the two are good friends back from their boarding school days.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh
  • Origin Story: The first episode of the École De Paris OVA shows how Glycine was recruited into the Paris Assault Force.
  • The Ojou: Respected as the Bleumer heir.
  • Pretty in Mink: When she's dressed up.
  • Rich Bitch: A French counterpart of Sumire, right down to the Hidden Heart of Gold.
    • Despite this, she's a slightly downplayed trope: while she might come off as quite haughty and prideful due her status, she's very serious about it, and doesn't use it as an excuse to be [Jerk Ass malicious or demeaning]] to others.
  • Secret Identity: She's known to the patrons and the staff (those not involved with the force) in Les Chattes Noires as "Blue Eyes". According to the Grand-Mère, she said that if her entire family hears about what she does outside of the estate, they would literally storm and burn the place for making their only daughter a cabaret performer.
  • The Rival: With Sumire during the events of Sakura Wars 3.
  • Tsundere: Due to her pride.

Voiced by: Etsuko Kozakura (Japanese), Monica Rial (English, Sakura Wars: École de Paris)

A young girl with origins from French-administered Annam in Southeast Asia, which is modern-day Vietnam, she was adopted and raised in a French circus. Coquelicot is known to the public as a magician in a circus group called "Circus De Europe". She routinely travels to downtown Paris to take food leftovers in order to feed them to the animals. She was the next girl to be recruited by Ogami into the ranks of the Paris Assault Force. After the death of the original "Circus De Europe" ringmaster, Coquelicot took over as the next ringmaster and performs there and at the Les Chattes Noires whenever they needed a magician to perform as her "official" cover.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Possibly the most mature member of the team; definitely more so than Erica, anyways!
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Orphaned at a young age in Annam. Things became worse for her when a Circus De Europe performer named Karuchera, who she calls as her mom, was a Kaijin named Python. It's only thanks to Ogami and Erica that she was able to move on from her troubled past.
  • Floral Theme Naming: "Coquelicot" is the French word for corn poppies.
  • Friend to All Living Things: The reason why she travels to Paris is to get scraps of food for the animals in "Circle De Europe".
  • Missing Mom/Disappeared Dad: See Dark and Troubled Past for more details.
  • Precocious Crush: Like Iris, has one with Ogami during his stay in Paris. Iris doesn't take it that well when they meet up.
  • Secret Identity: Averted with her since she performs at the Les Chattes Noires with her real name.
  • Stepford Smiler: Would rather smile than share any sad feelings she has.
  • Token Mini-Moe: For the Paris Flower Division.
  • The Rival: To Iris for Ogami's affection when she meets her alongside Sakura and Sumire during the events of Sakura Wars 3.

Lobelia Carlini
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese), Ashley Moynihan (English, Sakura Wars: École de Paris)

A thief of mixed Romanian-Italian descent who became known as the "greatest villain of Paris", earning a thousand-year sentence for her crimes (said to constitute 80% of the criminal activity in the city). Recruited by the Paris Flower Division as a Boxed Crook.

Hanabi Kitaouji
Voiced by: Yoshino Takamori (Japanese), Elise Baughman (English, Sakura Wars: École de Paris)

The only daughter of Masamichi Kitaoji, a Japanese baron with ties to France, and a French mother. Hanabi was friends with Glycine when they started to attend boarding school together prior to her father's journey back to Japan. She's always seen in public wearing a black dress while visiting a public cemetary. Hanabi was the last girl to be recruited by Ogami into the Paris Assault Force.
  • Archery: Thanking to reading up on Japanese women during her time in France, Hanabi is trained properly to fight enemies with archery. She specializes specifically in Kyudo with a Yumi whenever she's on foot.
  • Beware the Nice Ones/Beware the Quiet Ones: Hanabi when she's armed with a Yumi or when she's on her Kohbu-F.
  • Blue Blood: Her family, especially since her father is a noble with the rank of Baron.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Her father is a Japanese noble and her mother is from France.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Before the events of Sakura Wars 3, Hanabi was engaged to Frenchman named Philippe, who died at sea when the ship he was on sank. Glycine was the one responsible for telling Ogami about this in Sakura Wars 3.
  • Death Seeker: Initially wants to die so she could be with Phillipe. Her chapter revolves around her realizing that she has to live for the sake of others.
  • Driven to Suicide: She tries jumping off a bridge before being intercepted by Ogami.
  • Floral Theme Naming: "Hanabi" is both a type of hydrangea and a homophone for the Japanese word for fireworks — "fire flowers".
  • Lady of War: The most traditionally feminine member of the team, but no less badass for it.
  • Meaningful Name: "Tatamize Jeune" means literally "Japanese girl" in French.
  • Second Love: Can possibly have this with Ohgami if her route is pursued during the games. Nearly heads into full-fledged Romancing the Widow territory as Hanabi was engaged before her fiancé drowned.
  • Secret Identity: She's known to the patrons and the staff (those not involved with the force) in Les Chattes Noires as "Tatamize Jeune".
  • Shrinking Violet: Is incredibly shy.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: She's more of one than any of the girls in the original game, possibly because she spent most of her life in France and learned the way a Japanese woman is supposed to act largely from books.

Grand-Mère (Isabel Lilac)

Voiced by: Keiko Aizawa (Japanese), Juli Erickson (English, Sakura Wars: École de Paris)

The owner of Chattes Noires and head of the Paris Assault Force. She is generally calm, but possesses a sharp tongue. Also, she has a pet cat named Napoleon.

Norimichi Sakomizu

Voiced by: Shinshō Nakamaru (Japanese), Bill Flynn (English, Sakura Wars: École de Paris)

Officially known to the public as the Japanese ambassador to France, he is sent by Tokyo to assist the French government in creating the Paris Assault Force. His "official" position with the PAF is the station chief of the unit, as well as the station chief of the Arc de Triomphe. He was responsible for arranging Ogami's arrival in France under the cover of an international student.
  • Ambadassador/Retired Badass: Was formerly with the Imperial Japanese Navy before he joined the diplomatic corp as the Japanese ambassador to France.
  • Cold Sniper: Is one when he shoots an anti-spirit bullet at Lobelia in order to paralyze her before she was taken into custody by Paris Prefectural police officers.
    Sakomizu: "Actually my aim was off. My intention was to kill. ... If my first shot failed to put her down, I doubt I would have lived to take the second. After all, I do value my own life."
  • Katanas of the Rising Sun: Was a former officer in the IJN.
  • Red Baron: Known as "Sakomizu the Steel Wall" to everyone in the Imperial Japanese military.

Mell Raison

Voiced by: Sachiko Kojima (Japanese), Kate Oxley (English, Sakura Wars: École de Paris, as "Kate Borneman")

A secretary of Grand-Mère who provides logistical support during battles. Mell is timid, yet serious and punctual.

Ci Caprice

Voiced by: Mika Kanai (Japanese), Luci Christian (English, Sakura Wars: École de Paris)

A secretary of Grand-Mère who provides logistical support during battles, Ci is easygoing and sociable.

Kojiro Akechi

Miki Akechi


Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (Japanese)

A short, rabbit-like humanoid who prefers to attack with a giant pair of scissors. He dislikes seeing people happy and being called "Rabbit". Ciseaux appears to have control over rabbits of all sorts, though he appears satisfied with causing small-scale damage.


Voiced by: Atsuko Tanaka (Japanese)

A deceptively beautiful woman from the Middle East whose face turns snake-like when angry or excited.


Voiced by: Yoshisada Sakaguchi (Japanese)

An eye-patch wearing, lion-like humanoid who is obsessed with nobility to the point of believing that he himself was the only one worthy being called a noble. Arrogant and condescending, Leon gives little thought to the lives of "common people".


Voiced by: Yuri Amano (Japanese)

A scorpion-themed thief obsessed with works of art, Nadel enjoys "improving" priceless paintings by slashing them to ribbons.

Masque de Corbeau

Voiced by: Yuji Mitsuya (Japanese)

A mysteriously dramatic and overly dramatic man dressed in elegant black clothing a crow-like helmet.


Voiced by: Toru Ohira (Japanese)

A fat, blue-skinned, squid-like humanoid.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He may have been defeated by the Flower Division. But all that remains is Salut.


Voiced by: Minami Takayama (Japanese)

The spirit of the city of Paris who serves as the main antagonist, Salut wishes to bring France back to its days before the Roman Empire conquered the country, in order to recreate Gaul (ancient France). Salut appears as a young girl with blonde hair dressed in a colorful jester's costume, with the left side of her face painted white.

    Sakura Wars 4 Characters 

Ōkubo Nagayasu

Voiced by: Ouji Hiroi (Japanese)

A mining magistrate during the reign of Tokugawa Ieyasu, Ōkubo wishes to conquer Tokyo in order to bring it back how it was during the Edo period.

    Sakura Wars V Characters 

Shinjiro Taiga
Voiced by: Hisayoshi Suganuma (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (English)

The nephew of Ichiro Ogami, Shinjiro is a young Navy Lt. from Japan who's to become the new captain of the New York Combat Revue, Star Division.
  • Almighty Janitor: Like dear old uncle, his cover outside of being the captain is just being a ticket clipper. Justified, as he was never meant to be captain.
  • Animal Motifs: His Supermoves are named after tigers.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Peppermint. 'Nuff said. His disguise was so effective that it even threw the Big Bad of New York NY off track for a bit.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: His mother's letters to Ogami in the PS2 version of the first game mention him several times.
  • Ensign Newbie: Much to the initial chagrin of the rest of the Star Division. He quickly proves his worth to them, though.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: As usual, depends on how you play him.
  • Continuity Nod/Running Gag: See the bath peeping under Ichiro's entry? Shin can do the exact thing word for word. It doesn't always end how you would expect though...
    Shin: "My body is moving on its own toward the baths..."
    Shin: Kayama!?
  • Field Promotion: Becomes Captain after Ratchet's injury in his first mission.
  • Generation Xerox: Sort of. He's Ogami's nephew, and follows in his footsteps when he joins the Imperial Japanese Navy. He also becomes the Rookie Red Ranger, Almighty Janitor for the New York Combat Revue.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: His mecha is both speedy and durable, and even though it can only hit one enemy at a time it can heal several allies at the same time.
  • Katanas of the Rising Sun: Was an officer in the IJN prior to his relocation to take up a combat post with the New York Combat Revue.
  • Heroic Mime: In dating sim sections only, though he still has dialogue and interactions.
  • Hope Bringer: Why he was sent to New York.
  • Hot-Blooded: Well, he is a samurai... And you can make him act like one in V.
  • Indy Ploy: Comes up with really good ones over the course of the story, depending on your choices.
  • Informed Attractiveness: His Peppermint persona. It is fairly attractive, but his 'beauty' was exaggerated into Legendary level in the New York NY OVA.
  • In-Series Nickname: In the English dub, several characters refer to him primarily by nickname: Gemini calls him "Shiny", Rosita calls him "Shins", Cherry/Plum calls him "Tiger", and Sunnyside uses a different nickname every time they talk.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: Anri thinks Shinjiro is one before things were cleared up.
  • Precision F-Strike: Calls Sunnyside a bastard in chapter 7 after he told the girls, behind Shinjiro's back to sacrifice their life by using the Five-Ring mandala in order to stop Nobunaga
  • Rookie Red Ranger: Promoted to Captain (in-training) after Ratchet gets injured.
  • The One Guy: Of the Star Division.
  • Weapon of Choice: Swords Akimbo.

Gemini Sunrise
Voiced by: Sanae Kobayashi (Japanese), Laura Bailey (English)

A very cheerful cowgirl who tends to be a bit clumsy. Her master's last words brings her from Texas to New York with her fellow horse, Larry. Has a split-personality living inside her named Geminine, who is also her unborn twin.
  • Almighty Janitor: Despite helping to save America in Sakura Wars V: Episode Zero, she starts off as a janitor for the Little Lip Theater in Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love, and doesn't even join the Star Division until more than halfway through the game.
  • Anti-Hero: As Geminine.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Geminine is willing to follow Gemini's wish after being convinced by her in their shared body's mind to give up on revenge.
    Shinjiro: Geminine, lend me your power. I know you're in there somewhere!
    Geminine: Of course I am. Together, we are one ultimate warrior. If this is Gemini's choice, then I shall follow. Witness Mifune's technique!
  • Bokukko: In the Japanese version, she uses the informal and masculine first-person pronoun "boku". Her twin sister/alter ego, Geminine, uses the more masculine and confrontational pronoun "ore".
  • Broken Bird: Geminine, due to her feelings on not being able to be born in a separate body, as well as on the death of her master.
  • Country Mouse: From the Texas countryside.
  • Crash-Into Hello: Her first meeting with Shinjiro ( if you're not counting the brief encounter with her as Geminine chasing a couple robbers) begins this way.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Keeps up the tradition established by Sakura and Erica.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: By chapter 6, Geminine...
  • Demoted to Extra: While she fully averts this, her inner sister Geminine decides to take a rest at the end chapter 6, and is not seen or even mentioned afterwards.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: When Geminine takes over Gemini, she speaks in a more omnious and lower tone, in contrast to Gemini's upbeat and somewhat higher voice.
  • Fiery Redhead: Especially when Geminine takes over.
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": Unlike the astrological sign, the "I"s in her first name are pronounced like "E"s. Yet it's pronounced the traditional way occasionally in the English dub.
  • It's Personal with the Dragon: Geminine wants revenge on Ranmaru for the death of her master Mifune.
  • I Call It "Vera": Her katana, known as "Red Sun".
  • Jerkass --> Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Her inner sister, Geminine, is cold and distant everyone around her, but after giving up revenge, she begins to care about both Gemini and Shinjiro.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: Geminine seems to have this case.
  • Meaningful Name: Born on June 21, making her a Gemini. And she has a split personality, her Superpowered Evil Side Geminine.
  • Morality Pet: Geminine sees her twin sister and Shinjiro as this after giving up revenge.
  • Official Couple: She's the canon love interest for Shin.
  • Out of Focus: Geminine, after chapter 6.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: It should be rather obvious who the "masked woman" is - even in New York you don't meet many teenage girls who have red hair, thick Texas accents, katana training under a Samurai master, and a freaking horse - yet somehow nobody in the STAR division (except Sunnyside) even wonders if there might be a connection between them until Chapter 6. Partially subverted, though, in that the truth turns out to be more complicated than a case of Gemini simply putting on a mask.
  • Plucky Girl: She has the odd moment of disillusionment, but she bounces back.
  • Revenge: Geminine is primarily motivated by the thought of avenging her master's death.
  • Samurai Cowboy: Especially in Episode Zero, where she's fighting evil on horseback across the American landscape.
  • Shout-Out: Her name could be a subtle nod to the famous "Binary Sunset" scene in the Star Wars franchise.
  • Split Personality: Geminine
  • Stellar Name: Gemini.
  • The Stoic: Geminine.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: After giving up revenge, Geminine becomes this.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: She was supposed to be born a twin, but instead was born as a single person with a vestigial heart. Attached to it is Geminine, best described as a Blood Knight out for revenge. Because of this, hers is a Meaningful Name in another way.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Both at once...kind of. Her "twin" Geminine is more masculine and aspires to samurai ideals, while Gemini herself aspires to girliness. Actually, that can be a bit confusing - at one point, she's decided that she can be both classy lady and Texas cowgirl, but later declares her intent to be a "real lady."
  • Walking Spoiler: Most of the spoiler tags are for Geminine.
  • Weapon of Choice: Her Katana. She is seen with a revolver, but it is never used.

Sagitta Weinberg / Cheiron Archer
Voiced by: Junko Minagawa (Japanese), Erin Fitzgerald (English)

A strong-willed lawyer who practices out of Harlem. She's very intelligent and is recognized for her exceptional perseverance, toughness, independence, and confidence.
  • Afraid of Needles: No issue with killer robots, major issues with the smallest of dogs.
  • Amoral Attorney: Of sorts, at the start. A classic example of "following the letter of the law, rather than the spirit," and damaging herself as well as the people of her hometown, until Shinjiro snaps her out of it.
  • Badass Biker: She was one of these before she became a lawyer, and after Chapter 2, she takes up riding her hog again.
  • Black and White Insanity: Due to certain problems in the past, she starts out as a Lawful Stupid. Grows out of this after chapter 2.
  • Catch-Phrase: "You are guilty!"
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Pretty aloof and horrible to Shinjiro at the start, generally warms up to him fairly quickly (provided the player isn't picking the dialogue options that tick her off). Manages to combine this with being Hot-Blooded.
    • The point where Shinjiro "breaks" her even has several sounds of ice.
  • Double Entendre: If she's the character Shin pairs off with at the end, she cheerfully announces that it's a "private party" tonight, with just her and Shin. To a crowd of reporters. The final dialogue with Shinjiro is also littered with these, which go soaring merrily over his head.
  • Dub Name Change: She was named "Sagitta Weinberg" in the original Japanese version of Sakura Wars V; she was renamed in the English dub for unknown reasons, though this may have been because her Japanese name is extremely Jewish (Weinberg is a common Jewish surname), despite the fact that she's supposed to be a black Harlemite.
  • Hot-Blooded: If she's annoyed, you'll know about it.
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": Despite the interesting spelling, "Cheiron" is pronounced just like the name "Karen".
  • Knight Templar: She is truly, honestly committed to the law throughout, but until the end of her chapter she is so obsessed with legalities that she does more harm than good, having forgotten why she wanted to become a lawyer in the first place.
  • Meaningful Name: As pointed out during Chapter 2, "Cheiron" or Chiron was a centaur who taught several heroes, including Heracles and Achilles. Cheiron helped form the Centaur Crew, and she started teaching them about law and order after defeating Kokuryu.
    • The original Japanese fits too; "Sagitta" alludes to both the constellation Sagitta (the arrow), and the constellation and zodiac sign of Sagittarius (the archer). To top it off, Sagittarius is often depicted as a centaur, and the constellation itself is also occasionally conflated with Chiron's mythology (who is more properly represented by Centaurus).
  • My Greatest Failure: Her backstory: One of her friends was wrongfully arrested, due in part to Cheiron's own clashes with authority figures. She became a lawyer to rescue him, and lost the case, leading to disillusionment and "selling out" to the same authorities who'd arrested him.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: When she lets her hair down.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Subverted. Despite having a strong personality, Sagitta doesn't litter her dialog with "jive talk" and her severe attitude in the initial chapters of the game is revealed to be the result of suffering serious loss in her past. Once she gets past it, her character tones down significantly. In other words, she's not a walking stereotype as the trope would suggest.
  • Stellar Name: "Sagitta"rius the "Archer"
  • Triple Shifter: Actually more like a quadruple shifter. She's a lawyer, and a stage actor, and a mecha pilot for a secret anti-demon force. And in her spare time that somehow exists, she's The Leader of a Harlem biker gang.
  • Tsundere: Funnily enough, Rosita is the one most likely to bring out her tsun side.
  • Whip It Good: Her STAR's weapon.

Subaru Kujo
Voiced by: Mie Sonozaki (Japanese), Kate Higgins (English)

Her(?) true identity is completely unknown. However, Subaru is definitely from a noble Japanese family with ties to the Japanese Royal Family and excels at Noh and other traditional Japanese dances (and pretty much everything, really)
  • The Ace: Renowned as a genius who has never lost in any form of competition or combat.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Subaru refuses to identify as either male or female, and has worn clothing of both genders. It's suggested that Subaru may be genderqueer.
  • Asexuality: Possibly. Subaru doesn't reveal their gender to Shinjiro even if they end up as a couple, which might suggest that they don't think it's going to be an issue (or they might just be holding off telling Shin until it's relevant, which is also pretty in-character for Subaru).
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Gradually warms up to the rest of the Star Division.
  • Flower Motifs: Their attack animations have flowers and petals everywhere. Their super attack on the ground is "Lunatic Bloom".
  • Gay Option: ...Maybe. Lampshaded in their Coupling Attack, which is set up like a typical boys' love manga.
  • Immune to Mind Control: Sagiitta and Rika try to hypnotise Subaru (who is quite mysterious and hinted not to be a normal human being). Subaru just thinks it's funny.
  • Informed Attribute: They're the official loner of the team, but in most cases they'll be the first... person who has any real time for Shinjiro (particularly in Cheiron's chapter).
  • Insufferable Genius: Tends to be very blunt with his/her assessments of people.
  • Kuudere: They do have a heart beneath the stoicism.
  • Meaningful Name: "Subaru" is the Japanese name for the Pleiades, a star cluster that's part of the constellation Taurus. Guess what her zodiac sign is?
  • Paper Fan of Doom: Their weapon of choice. Subaru uses it in the OVA and it cuts through metal.
  • The Smart Guy: The smartest member of the Star Division due to their ability to look at things analytically.
  • Stellar Name: See Meaningful Name.
  • The Stoic: Starts off very cold and distant to the rest of the Star Division.
  • Technician vs. Performer: Very much a technician, which sees them hit a brick wall with jazz and other music that needs to be "felt."
  • The Power of Trust: In their chapter, states that they give Shinjiro "[her] ultimate trust".
  • Third-Person Person: It's the way they get around having to state their gender, without all the slashes and brackets included in this sentence. It is important to note that Subaru always uses gender-neutral speech in Japanese. Unfortunately, in English it is difficult to keep their lines completely ambiguous with the way sentence structures work and lack of gender-neutral words that refer to other people...
  • Un-person: Seems to be intent on making themself this, given Subaru's preoccupation for not leaving evidence of their existence behind. Which might suggest that a high-profile performer was perhaps a bad career move.
  • Vague Age: Doesn't appear to have aged much in at least a decade...
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Whichever gender Subaru is, they worn both male and female outfits, so by default...
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: In the English version, the term is "Yamato Maiden", but still counts.

Diana Caprice
Voiced by: Kaya Matsutani (Japanese), Karen Strassman (English)

A young doctor who's as compassionate as a goddess. She's also the niece of Michael Sunnyside. At the beginning of the game, Diana was said to be diagnosed with a serious illness that doctors gave her only one year at least to live.

Rikaritta "Rika" Aries / Rosarita "Rosita" Aries
Voiced by: Ayaka Saitou (Japanese), Melissa Fahn (English)

An energetic and merry little girl from Mexico. She loves to sing and dance. Prior to being recruited into the New York Combat Revue, Rikaritta/Rosita made a living hunting down known criminals in exchange for bounty money.

Ratchet Altair (Lachette)
Voiced by: Akiko Kuno (Japanese), Julie Ann Taylor (English)

Captain of the Star Division and Broadway's number one star. She used to serve alongside Leni, Orihime and Subaru in another Star Division in Europe prior to her transfer temporarily to the Imperial Assault Force and then, to her current post with the New York Combat Revue.
  • Adorkable: When the city isn't under attack or the mood isn't serious, Rachet can be very clumsy and shy. It's played amazingly well, and you might not even notice it too much if you're not paying attention to her.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In her route, she manages to pilot her STAR one last time near the end to help Shinjiro when all the rest of the team are fighting their evil doubles.
  • Dub Name Change: Only in the movie, where she is called "Lachette", rather than Ratchet.
  • Harem Nanny: Subverted in that she IS a love interest herself. But only in the next playthrough.
  • Instant Illness: Shin gets this for getting nervous and going out in the cold to wait for her on the date, so Ratchet spends the day trying to figure out how to make him feel better. On the other hand, she's not very good at it.
  • Knife Nut: Of the throwing variety, both on foot and in her mech. She uses this to take out a Douglas-Stewart soldier in the movie, and we see plenty more in V.
  • Mentor Ship: If you take her route.
  • Meaningful Name: Altair is the brightest star in the Aquila constellation - the Eagle. Even more meaningful in the movie that is the chronological prequel to Sakura Wars V.
  • New Game+: Beating the game once is required to get her ending.
  • Quickly Demoted Leader: Ratchet loses her spiritual power early in the game, needing to be rescued by Shin. This forces her into stepping down from her position, though it ducks Quickly-Demoted Woman in that she actually remains his commanding officer for much of the game, the game acknowledges his lack of experience, and Shin has to actually work to get her position instead of getting it by virtue of being a dude.
    • Shin doesn't even take the captain's position until the very end. Ratchet for the most part, is still in charge (though not from the front lines).
  • Rescue Romance: Shin risks his life to save her from the villan in the first battle.
    • In an event that's only available next time through, Shin carries her back to her apartment and tends her injured leg after she hurts herself outside the libary.
  • Sexy Mentor: For Shinjiro.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Geneon's English translation of the movie states that her first name is "Lachette", which has been corrected by the overseas translation of Sakura Wars: So Long My Love as "Ratchet". Sega Japan and RED Entertainment also adheres to "Ratchet" as the proper translated name from Japanese.
  • Stellar Name: See Meaningful Name.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After the events of the movie, she mellows considerably, with the results evident in V.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: A non-villainous example in the movie; while Flower Division was fighting against a Brainwashed and Crazy Orihime (who was being controlled by Patrick Hamilton), she was willing to kill her just so the fight could end. She grows out of it by the beginning of V.
    Ratchet: I'm sorry, but, we must bring an end to this meaningless waste of time, Orihime.

Michael Sunnyside
Voiced by: Naoya Uchida (Japanese), Dave Wittenberg (English)

The commander of the New York Combat Revue and the owner of the Little Lip Theater. He welcomes Shinjiro in New York when they first meet. Michael is always seen (officially in public) with Xingshi Wong at his side. His niece is Diana Caprice.

Plum Spaniel/Cherry Cocker
Voiced by: Kaori Aso (Japanese), Jessica Straus (English)

A waitress for the Little Lip Theater, Plum/Cherry is usually seen rollerskating around to deliver food and drinks to theater guests. In reality, Plum/Cherry is assigned to work at the Rainbow Division whenever the Ahab is launched.

Plum/Cherry enjoys teasing Anri, finding her Tsundere moments to be very cute.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: None of that with her. She's making it a goal to find someone to settle down with after she's done with Rainbow Division duties.
  • Bridge Bunnies: Part of her Mission Control role.
  • Cool Big Sis: Acts like towards Gemini when she first arrived in New York before and after she was recruited to join the Star Division.
  • Damsel in Distress: Gets to be one after she and Anri were turned to stone by Tsugarubi.
  • Dub Name Change: Possibly to make a very strange name sound sensible in English... and to add a naughty pun.
  • Dumb Blonde: Seriously averted with her.
  • Gag Boobs: In fact, taking a picture focusing on them earns some affection from her!
  • Meaningful Name: Her first name is named after a fruit (Plum and Cherry) and her last name is based off a dog species (in this case, a Cocker Spaniel).
  • Mission Control: Works alongside Anri in the Rainbow Division.
  • Nice Girl: Despite being flirty with Shinjiro, Plum/Cherry is really a nice girl once you get to know her.
  • Rollerblade Good/Travel Cool: Does this as part of her job as a waitress at the Little Lip Theater.
  • She's Got Legs: Her legs get shown quite a lot due to her skirt.
  • The Gadfly: Enjoys teasing Anri, all the way to the New York NY OVA.
  • The Glomp: Does this to Anri in the New York NY OVA.
  • Those Two Girls: Seen together with Anri most of the time when she's not on duty at the theater.

Anri Yoshino
Voiced by: Yoko Honna (Japanese), Cristina Valenzuela (English)

The vendor at the gift shop inside Little Lip Theater, selling various souvenirs to guests coming and going to and from the theater. She also creates all of the stage costumes for the Star Division whenever they put up a play in the Little Lip Theater. In reality, Anri's assigned to work at the Rainbow Division whenever the Ahab is launched.

In V, Anri sells bromides to Shinjiro. She's also on the receiving end of Plum/Cherry's teasing to no end.

Xingshi Wong

Voiced by: Tetsuo Goto (Japanese), Doug Stone (English)

An old Chinese man who's employed as Sunnyside's personal assistant. He's also the New York Combat Revue's head mechanic.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Always comes in from nowhere with a polite greeting on his face.


Voiced by: Masafumi Kimura (Japanese)

One of the residents of Harlem. Is a part of the "Cerberus/Centaurs" gang, which Cherion was once a part of.


One of the executives of Steam Frontier, a development company. Plots to demolish Harlem and establish a higher-class district in its place.

Mori Ranmaru

Voiced by: Kiyomi Asai (Japanese), Dorothy Elias Fahn (English)

One of the main antagonists, who assumes the form of a green-haired bunny girl with a scythe. Is first fought in Chapter 1, trying to blow up Liberty Island.


Voiced by: Romi Park (Japanese), Melodee Spevack (English)

One of the villains trying to conquer NY, whom assumes the form of a red-haired woman with a Russian accent dressed in black armor.. Calls herself the founder of order, and thinks that all who go against her should burn in hellfire.
  • Knight Templar: Has a twisted sense of justice, but is nicknamed "The Selfish Queen". That fits the bill.


Voiced by: Daisuke Egawa (Japanese), Paul St Peter (English)

Another major antagonist trying to take over NY.


Voiced by: Masatoyo Tetsuno (Japanese), Liam O'Brien (English)

Yet another villain that the New York Combat Revue must eliminate.

Oda Nobunaga

Voiced by: Jurota Kosugi (Japanese)

The mastermind behind the recent attacks on New York City.

     Dramatic Dungeon Sakura Wars ~Kimi aru ga tame~ Characters 

Jeanne d'Arc (or Joan of Arc)

The Big Bad of the Nintendo DS game Dramatic Dungeon, she was responsible for rendering all Kohbu (and Kohbu-derivative) machines and equipment useless by turning Tokyo, Paris and New York into monster-inhabited dungeons.


La Hira

Gilles de Rais

     Characters from Outside the Games 

Count Tournell

A Frenchman of upper class origin, he survived the events of the French Revolution by conducting alchemy experiments that allowed him to be immortal with plans to destroy Paris after the events of SW3. He is the main antagonist of Sakura Wars: Le Nouveau Paris.


Britain's external intelligence organization, French-based MI6 agents were deployed after the events of Sakura Wars 3 at the behest of their government after an important item was lost by a noble with personal links to the British Royal Family, which was said to be last seen as the Les Chattes Noires. Said noble was an actual MI6 agent operating in France and they took advantage of it to launch a secret investigation into the force.

Brent Furlong

Voiced by: Koichi Yamadera (Japanese), Crispin Freeman (English, as "Joseph McDougal")

The head of the American manufacturer Douglas-Stewart, he serves as the Big Bad of Sakura Wars: The Movie.

Patrick Hamilton

Voiced by: Keiichi Nanba (Japanese), Richard Cansino (English, as "Edward Villa")

The Dragon to Brent Furlong in Sakura Wars: The Movie. Later becomes the main antagonist in Sakura Wars V: Episode Zero.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of Sakura Wars V: Episode Zero.
  • Gratuitous English: In the film, some of his dialogue is peppered with English.
  • Immune to Bullets: As Maria herself found out the hard way. Though he isn't immune to spiritual power bullets as he found out the hard way!
  • Killed Off for Real: Eventually. His appearance in Episode Zero suggests that he was able to use some of his black magic to survive the events of the movie, but Gemini apparently manages to kills him off for good.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: This line in the movie when Maria Tachibana encounters him.
    Patrick: As you are about to die, I thought I should reveal my real name to you. *beat* (loudly) You have learned too much!!!

Haruyoshi Tanuma

Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese), Kirk Thornton (English, as "Ron Allen")

A politician and member of the Elder's Institute from Sakura Wars: The Movie. Supported the use of Japhkiels from the Douglas-Stewart Corporation.

Futaba Taiga

Voiced by: Rumi Kasahara (Japanese)

Ichiro Ogami's older sister and Shinjiro's mother, Futaba is a highly skilled warrior in her own right.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Ichiro.
  • The Dreaded: Played for laughs; her mere presence terrifies Kayama, who's implied to still have nightmares about his days training under her.
  • Dual Wielding: Being the one who taught both Ichiro and Shinjiro how to fight with two swords at once.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She's mentioned offhand in Sakura's ending in 4, Ichiro receives several letters from her in the PS2 version of the first game, and Shinjiro writes a number of letters to her in V, but she doesn't appear in person until the New York NY OVA.
  • The Gadfly: Very much enjoys teasing people.
  • Master Swordsman: The one who trained Ichiro, Kayama, and Shinjiro in swordsmanship.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: To the point where everyone but Subaru is shocked when they find out she's Shinjiro's mother.
  • Open-Minded Parent: After seeing Shinjiro dressed up as Peppermint, she declares that she's fine with her son wanting to become a woman, and offers to help him become even more feminine. She already knows the true reason behind his cross-dressing and was just trolling him, but it's implied she'd be genuinely ok with her son being transgendered.
  • Promotion to Parent: Implied to have been the one mostly responsible for raising Ichiro.
  • So Proud of You: To Shinjiro after he saves her life. Also played for laughs after she sees just how close he is to the rest of the Star Division.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Polite, adept at housework, and has a backbone of pure steel, though she's more overtly high-spirited than the usual examples (just enough to reveal where Ichiro and Shinjiro got their Hot-Blooded tendencies from).


Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (Japanese)

The Big Bad of the New York NY OVA.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of the New York NY OVA.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: Inverted. He has some attraction toward Peppermint (Shinjiro in disguise) due to his similarity to his late wife. However, he doesn't show anger or shock when he finds out the truth. His response is completely calm. If anything, he comes to respect Shinjiro's ability to play the part.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Definitely comes across as a bit more sympathetic than the typical Sakura Wars antagonist.

Kosuke "Dandy Boss" Dan, Peromucho Takeda, and Yantaro Nishimura

Kosuke portrayed by: Shintaro Sonooka
Peromucho portrayed by: Shigehiro Takeda
Yantaro Nishimura portrayed by: Youichi Nishimura

A trio of Japanese yakuza originating from the live stage shows. Inspired by gangsters in foreign movies (presumably West Side Story), they emulate said gangsters under the mistaken belief that "all foreign gangsters dance". They serve as comic relief and balance out the predominantly female cast. Their popularity resulted in them making a cameo in the second OVA series and becoming recurring cast members in the stage musicals, even in the Paris and New York Troupes.

    Sakura Wars: Kanadegumi Characters 

Common tropes include:
  • Bishounen: This is the shoujo genre we're talking about.
  • Musical Assassin: Not always, but when they're fighting the Kouma they use their brass pieces for stronger attacks.

Miyabi Neko

  • Country Mouse: Comes from Izumo.
  • Fangirl: Of the original Hanagumi.
  • Tastes Like Purple: Her special ability is seeing sounds. This works even through acoustic barriers, as she can see Hugo's playing through soundproofed glass.

G. O. Bach

Francisco Luis Astorga

  • Nice Guy: The most sociable amongst the five male characters so far.
  • Rings of Death: Uses small throwing chakrams against Kouma in chapter 2.

Genzaburou Touhou

  • The Archer: Proficient in kyudo, as seen in chapter 2.

Genji Touhou

Hugo Julliard

Johann Sibelius

  • Named After Somebody Famous/Name's the Same: The name clearly alludes to Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Moreover, the name Johann and Jean comes from the same root, which means the name could be considered one and the same.
  • Large and in Charge: He's the boss of Kanadegumi, and positively towers over Miyabi.

Iku Otogimaru

Alternative Title(s): Sakura Taisen, Sakura Wars TV, Sakura Wars So Long My Love