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aka: Sakura Wars 3 Is Paris Burning

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Spoilers for all works set prior to Shin Sakura Wars are unmarked.

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

  • Protagonists:
  • Combat Revues:
    • Original Imperial Combat Revuenote 
    • Paris Combat Revuenote 
    • New York Combat Revuenote 
    • New Imperial Combat Revuenote 
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    • Other Combat Revuesnote 
  • Civiliansnote 
  • Villainsnote 

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Other Sakura Wars Characters

     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

     OVA Characters 

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.

Futaba Taiga

Voiced by: Rumi Kasahara

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 Utau Dai New York 2 stage play and the New York NY OVA.
  • The Gadfly: Very much enjoys teasing people.
  • The Ghost: She's only mentioned in So Long, My Love and the remake of the first Sakura Wars game, as well as Fall in Love, Maidens. Her first major appearance was in the second New York revue show, Utau Dai New York 2.
  • Master Swordsman: She 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: She is implied to have been the one most 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

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.

     Sakura Wars: The Movie Characters 

Brent Furlong

Voiced by: Kōichi 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.

  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of the film.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Despite seeming that he is passionate about charity work, he is actually scheming to take over Tokyo.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Not seeing the Flower Division use the waterways to enter the Imperial Theater.
  • Character Death: He is killed the Imperial Combat Revue at the end of the movie.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Those Japhkiels he's marketing? Actually demons.
  • The Evil Genius: Brent developed the Japhkiels and plans to use Douglas-Stewart to make the Imperial Combat Revue obsolete.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Brent merges with the combined Japhkiels into a giant demon that towers over the Imperial Combat Revue's koubus.
  • Evil Plan: He arranged for Douglas-Stewart to exploit the Japhkiels' capabilities of fighting the demons as well as the takeover of the Imperial Theater.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Kōichi Yamadera plays Brent with a deep voice, a warning that he's definitely up to no good.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He seems to be a friendly, charitable person. Too bad about his plot involving the demise of the Flower Division.
  • Final Boss: He becomes the last boss the Flower Division has to face in the film.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Brent's presence is felt in École de Paris, where Douglas-Stewart developed the Blanches to attack Paris.
  • Gratuitous English: In the film, some of Brent's dialogue is peppered with English, especially in the opening scenes. Averted in the English dub.
  • Leitmotif: A dark orchestral piece which is featured in most of his scenes, most prominently when he's discussing his plans with Patrick and when he transforms into his One-Winged Angel form.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He manipulates the Army to order the Flower Division on indefinite standby.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: His plans to revolutionize the steam industry may be noble, but in fact he's only doing this to make the Flower Division obsolete and cause Tokyo to suffer.
  • One-Winged Angel: He ends up combining with his remaining Japhkiels at the end of the film.
  • Voice of the Legion: At the end of the film, talks as if it was many voices speaking at once after merging with the remaining Japhkiel.
  • War for Fun and Profit: His ultimate goal is to revolutionize the steam industry with Japhkiels, trademarked by Douglas-Stewart.

Patrick Hamilton

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

The Dragon to Brent Furlong in Sakura Wars: The Movie.

  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of Sakura Wars V: Episode Zero.
  • The Dragon: He serves as Brent's right-hand man in the film.
  • Gratuitous English: In the film, some of his dialogue is peppered with English, especially the opening scene. Averted in the English dub.
  • 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 kill him off for good.
  • Post-Final Boss: Patrick serves as the last antagonist when the Imperial Combat Revue kills Brent and Yoneda knocks out Tanuma at the end of the film. Maria uses a bullet filled with Kohran's spirit power to finally put him down.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: In the film, Patrick is a mysterious person involved in the Douglas-Stewart conspiracy. However, he doesn't take it well when others know too much about Brent's plans. When he first meets Maria while she is investigating Douglas-Stewart's plans to convert the demons into Japhkiels, he shouts "You have learned too much!"' before he suddenly attacks her.

Haruyoshi Tanuma

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

Tanuma is a politician and member of the Elder's Institute from Sakura Wars: The Movie. He supported the use of Japhkiels from the Douglas-Stewart Corporation.

  • Corrupt Politician: He has ties to the Elder's Institute and is willing to work with Brent to make the Flower Division obsolete and safeguard Tokyo.
  • Dirty Coward: Tanuma would rather flee from anything if it's way over his head.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Tanuma gets decked by Yoneda after the Flower Division kills Brent.
  • Yes-Man: He pretty much agrees to anything from Brent/DS.

    Live Stage Characters 

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

Kosuke portrayed by: Shintarō Sonooka
Beromucho portrayed by: Shigehiro "Velo" 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.

  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Dandy and Nishimura often wear suits to go with their gangster-esque image.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Takeda was born in Brazil.
  • Canon Foreigner: They were created specifically for the stage musicals starting with "Tsubasa" and have since become a staple in live performances as well as the second OVA.
  • Hot-Blooded: Nishimura has a temperamental personality.
  • The Klutz: Takeda is often prone to tripping over and falling down.
  • Man in White: Dandy frequently wears a white jacket and matching colored pants.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Dandy wears a multi-colored white suit while Yantaro wears a red suit.
  • The Trickster: Takeda can play tricks on others, especially the Flower Division.

Redberry Tramp

Portrayed by: Shōko Komaki

A woman who is hired as a substitute for Plum/Cherry as the Little Lip Theater's waitress in the second New York Revue show.

    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 demons they use their brass pieces for stronger attacks.

Miyabi Neko

Voiced by: Manami Tanaka
Portrayed by: Marina Tagami

  • Country Mouse: She 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

Voiced by: Satoshi Hino
Portrayed by: Yuya Miyagaki

Francisco Luis Astorga

Voiced by: Shinnosuke Tachibana
Portrayed by: Kento Ono

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

Genzaburou Touhou

Voiced by: Yuki Kaji
Portrayed by: Hidemasa Shiozawa

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

Genji Touhou

Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Portrayed by: Hiraku Kuramoto

Hugo Julliard

Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya
Portrayed by: Kazuki Watanabe

Johann Sibelius

Portrayed by: Shusei Mochizuki

  • 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, Sakura Wars 2 Thou Shalt Not Die, Shin Sakura Wars, Sakura Wars The Movie, Sakura Wars 4 Fall In Love Maidens, Sakura Wars 1996, Sakura Wars 3 Is Paris Burning


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