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Flower Division (Original Imperial Combat Revue)

    As a group 
A group of soldiers with magical powers and the protagonists and heroes of Sakura Wars, Thou Shalt Not Die and Fall in Love, Maidens.
  • Action Heroes: Ogami and Sakura are capable of wielding swords, while Maria is a sharpshooter, Sumire is a naginata expert and Kanna was a karate disciple in Okinawa.
  • Ballet: Just the second episode of the OVA shows this to be part of their training regiment, as Maria, Iris, and Kanna can attest to.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: The entire Flower Division was obliterated in the Great Demon War along with the Paris and New York Combat Revues, which was so devastating it damaged their theater operations.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After enduring many years of fighting the demons, they finally brought peace to Tokyo in Fall in Love, Maidens and Because You Were There. At least, that's what everyone thought before the first Shin Sakura Wars trailer premiered in April 2019...
  • Happy Ending Override: The backstory and plot of Shin Sakura Wars reveal that the heroes ended up failing their goals after defeating the Hive of Darkness, the Black Demons, Douglas-Stewart and Nagayasu, with the Great Demon War ruining everyone's lives. Sumire Kanzaki replaces Ogami as the team's commander.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Maria, Leni and Kanna take advantage of this trope by playing male roles in stage plays. For Leni, she pulls it off so well that the entire Flower Division initially thinks she's actually a boy when she joins them.
  • Living Legends: They are highly regarded heroes in Shin Sakura Wars.
  • Private Military Contractors: Functionally, they are this: a mercenary organization in disguise as an acting troupe.
  • Second Episode Introduction: Orihime and Leni make their first appearance in Thou Shalt Not Die.
  • True Companions: The Flower Division become very close friends, with Orihime and Leni joining in Sakura Wars 2: Thou Shalt Not Die.
  • We ARE Struggling Together: Despite tensions between the girls and Ogami, they are capable of helping each other out during battles.

    Ichiro Ogami 

Ichiro Ogami

    Sakura Shinguji 

Sakura Shinguji

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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~)

The daughter of Kazuma and Wakana Shinguji, Sakura is a Country Mouse Samurai from Sendai, a recruit in the Imperial Combat Revue's Flower Division, and the main female lead of the first two Sakura Wars games.


  • Alliterative Name: Sakura Shinguji
  • Ancestral Weapon: Her sword, Arataka, was originally owned by her father, Kazuma.
  • Apologises a Lot: And has a tendency of being a bit extreme while doing so.
  • Back from the Dead: One of the stage play stories has Sakura die to save a woman and her child from a mad scientist's creation. It takes Iris's healing powers and the combined spiritual energy of the Flower Division to revive her.
  • Badass Adorable: Don't let her cute and clumsy exterior fool you; she is a very capable swordswoman.
  • Book-Ends: In the first game, Ogami and Sakura first meet beneath a cherry blossom tree. Her ending in the fourth game takes place in the same spot.
  • Calling Your Attacks: HAJA KENSEI!!!! OUKA HOUSHIIIIIIN!!!
  • Cherry Blossom Girl: A samurai girl named "Sakura" who wears pink, is continually associated with the actual flower, and is a main Love Interest? Yup.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Towards Ichiro whenever he talks to other girls.
  • Country Mouse: Sumire, most of the time, mocks her country roots for being the source of the division's problem in both the theater and in the field.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: She has her moments, particularly whenever she tries to help out with theater preparations. She's nowhere near as bad as Erica, though.
  • Demoted to Extra: Like Ogami, she appears very briefly in the first chapter of So Long, My Love despite being one of the major characters for the first four games.
  • Fear of Thunder: She's scared to death of ever since she was a child.
  • First Girl Wins: If the player gets her ending.
  • Floral Theme Naming: ("Sakura" — cherry blossoms.)
  • Friend to All Children: Definitely seems to have a thing for kids.
  • Hair Decorations: Her red ribbon.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: She primarily uses the Arataka, the katana originally owned by Kazuma Shinguji, as her Weapon of Choice.
  • Hime Cut: She has a long hairstyle typical of a Japanese swordswoman.
  • Honor Before Reason: She has a very strong sense of justice.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: Can split water drops in half.
  • Iconic Outfit: Her most iconic look in the series is her pink kimono and red hakama.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Her Weapon of Choice is the Arataka originally owned by her father Kazuma Shinguji when she begins her journey to become a swordswoman and a member of the Imperial Combat Revue.
  • Kimono Is Traditional: When not in the field, she always wears a pink kimono.
  • Lady of War: When it counts, she is the most serious warrior of the Flower Brigade.
  • Legendary in the Sequel: By the time of Shin Sakura Wars, she has become a legendary top star in the Imperial Combat Revue to the point where Sakura Amamiya tries to emulate her style.
  • Master Swordswoman: She's known for her mastery of the katana, as demonstrated when she uses the Arataka to easily cut down a Wakiji in the Action Prologue to the 1996 game and later when she uses that sword to kill some of the demons.
  • Military Brat: Her father, Kazuma, was involved in the Imperial Japanese Army as an officer and was one of the many soldiers who died fighting the demon forces in Tokyo.
  • Mind-Control Eyes: She gets these when she was mind-controlled by Aoi Satan.
  • Named Weapons: Her sword, Reiken-Arataka.
  • Nice Girl: Clingy Jealous Girl tendencies aside, she has a generous demeanor.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her outfit incorporates a pink kimono.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Sumire's girly girl. Compared to her, Sakura is quite clumsy and a real country girl, and out of the whole Flower Brigade, she takes her role as a warrior the most seriously in combat.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: That said, pink is her theme color and features in many of her outfits, and she's also afraid of thunder and mice. Plus, she tends to be the leading lady whenever Sumire isn't.
  • Weapon of Choice: She uses her father's katana, Arataka, as her main weapon.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: She's very much a warrior of justice.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Well, she is essentially the mascot for the entire series and pretty much the primary heroine in all medias of the series in which she is a major character (i.e. most of them). The title of the series is even, more or less, named after her.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Certainly looks the part. And acts the part.
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    Sumire Kanzaki 

Sumire Kanzaki

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Click here to see Sumire circa 1940 
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~)

A naginata expert, Sumire is the heiress of Kanzaki Heavy Industries which developed the kohbu armor, being the daughter of Shigeki and Hinako Kanzaki as well as the granddaughter of Tadayoshi Kanzaki. After the Flower Division's battle with Ōkubo Nagayasu, Sumire steps down as a member due to her failing spirit power. Following the Great Demon War in 1930, Sumire becomes the Imperial Theater's general manager and, after sensing the demons' inevitable return, forms a new Flower Division nine years later.


  • Beauty Mark: She has one next to her left eye.
  • Benevolent Boss: She cares very deeply about the new Flower Division once she becomes commander, often giving the emotional support and encouragement to the team.
  • Big Good: By the time of Shin Sakura Wars, she's become the commander of the Imperial Combat Revue as well as the Imperial Theater's manager.
  • Blade on a Stick: She uses a naginata as her main weapon when in foot and in a Kohbu.
  • Break the Haughty: She experiences this in the TV series when she starts to feel threatened by Sakura's growing prominence within the Flower Division. She gets over it after reconciling with Shigeki.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Due to the strain of fighting the demons, as well as her days as the test pilot for the original Koubu, Sumire's spiritual power waned considerably to the point that she could no longer pilot a Koubu.
  • The Bus Came Back: Sumire was Put on a Bus after retiring from the Imperial Combat Revue in the ~Su~Mi~Re~ OVA, but did later reappear in a few of the stage shows. She finally makes her return in Dramatic Dungeon and gets a more prominent role in Shin Sakura Wars as the Flower Division's commander.
  • Cultured Badass: She is a sophisticated heiress.
  • Dislikes the New Guy: Sumire disagrees with the higher-ups about Sakura joining the Flower Division... at first.
  • Floral Theme Naming: "Sumire" — Manchurian violets.
  • Fluffy Fashion Feathers: By the time of Shin Sakura Wars she's taken to wearing a feathered stole.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Favors a purple kimono.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: She's arrogant and conceited, but she does genuinely care about the rest of the team.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: By the time of Shin Sakura Wars, she's completely faithful in restoring the Imperial Combat Revue to its former glory and plucks Kamiyama from the Navy because of his potential. Not to mention she's still involved with Kanzaki Heavy Industries.
  • Iconic Outfit: Her purple kimono robe.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: Her kimono sometimes looks like it's one deep breath away from a wardrobe malfunction. By the time she's in her thirties she's chosen to cover her shoulders.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although she can be a Rich Bitch, it becomes clear that she deeply cares about the team later on.
  • Kimono Fanservice: Her purple kimono often exposes her shoulders. When she becomes the new Commander of the Flower Division, she covers them.
  • Lady of War: Graceful and very capable with her naginata.
  • Last of Her Kind: As of Shin Sakura Wars she's the only living member of not just the Imperial Combat Revue but any Combat Revue. The only reason she survived was due to being off the front lines.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Does this a couple of times.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: This is the cause of her tendencies to be such a jerk. Her father, Shigeki, and grandfather, Tadayoshi, were so absorbed into work that she was left emotionally scarred and doubtful about their love for her. Reversed later, when Shigeki appears and is revealed to be a rather decent guy otherwise and even apologizes to Sumire for not being able to spend more time with her. She forgives him.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Ogami "insults" her by calling her "Tsumire Kanzaki". She doesn't take it well.
    Sumire: It behooves you to remember that my name is SUMIRE!
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: In Hizakura no Koro, Sumire has an uneasy feeling that the demons will return to cause chaos in Tokyo once more.
  • Naginatas Are Feminine: Her weapon of choice. During Shin Sakura Wars, she keeps it in her office.
  • Nice Job Breaking It Heroine: In the first game and the manga, she was unwilling to forgive Sakura after the latter's disastrous debut as the leading lady in Ai Yue Ni led to the destruction of the Imperial Theater's stage.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: A VERY distinctive one.
  • Older and Wiser: She's mostly grown out of her haughtiness by the time of Shin Sakura Wars, though she still gives the aura of a top actress.
  • Playing a Tree: Sumire drew the short straw during casting on Shonen Red (Red Lad); she gets to play one of the Faceless Goons, who only says "Kiii!". Bitter? Oh, a tad...
  • Purple Is Powerful: She wears purple clothes in all of her scenes and throughout the series, she proves to be a capable fighter as the rest of the Flower Division. She takes this one step further when she becomes the Imperial Combat Revue's new commander after the Great Demon War apparently annihilated the original revue.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: In Shin Sakura Wars, Sumire has a very reasonable judgment and is willing to listen to Kamiyama and his teammates.
  • Retired Badass: By the time of Shin Sakura Wars, she's largely retired from the front lines and is now the commander of the new Flower Division.
  • Rich Bitch: She was raised as a spoiled brat.
  • The Rival: With Glycine during the events of Sakura Wars 3.
  • Sole Survivor: With the Combat Revues of Tokyo, Paris, and New York having been wiped out in the Great Demon War, Sumire is the only known survivor in Shin Sakura Wars due to having retired from active duty at the time.
  • Spoiled Brat: She's quite the self-entitled heiress during her service in the Flower Division.
  • Still Wearing the Old Colors: Ten years after the Great Demon War, Sumire is still wearing her purple kimono.
  • Team Prima Donna: She's a self-professed star of the Flower Division, both on stage and on the battlefield.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly girl to Sakura's tomboy. Sumire is known for being quite graceful, and her weapon of choice is the naginata, not to mention she's practically an Ojou.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: By the events of Shin Sakura Wars, Sumire has mellowed out with age, and is now a mostly polite but proud individual.
  • Tsundere: Type A.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Kanna.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Part of her backstage outfit in the manga. Not Anachronism Stew, since early Hollywood musicals such as The Broadway Melody and 42nd Street both depicted this as fairly commonplace back in The Roaring '20s.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Spiders?: Developed a fear of spiders after she was bitten by one in the gardens of the Kanzaki Estate when she was a little girl.
  • You Are in Command Now: After the original Flower Division was obliterated in the Great Demon War, Sumire took Ogami's place as the commander of the Imperial Combat Revue.

    Maria Tachibana 

Maria Tachibana

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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")

An ice-cold Russian gun expert, Maria is a combat veteran of the Russian Revolution and the initial captain of the Imperial Combat Revue.

During the civil war against the Bolsheviks, Maria was known in the White Russian movement as Kazuar.


  • Authority Equals Asskicking: A decorated war veteran and markswoman, Maria is a capable leader of the Flower Division.
  • Badass in Charge: Downplayed and simultaneously subverted. She's very badass on her own and can even lead a military team competently but is terrible at leading and training civilians with no experience. It's precisely why Ohgami replaced her as captain.
  • 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: She was an infamous sniper in the Russian Civil War.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She wears an all-black ensemble and serves as the vice-captain of the Flower Division.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Maria begins to warm up to the rest of the team after getting over her Heroic BSoD at the end of her chapter.
  • Despair Event Horizon: She fell into despair when she watched her captain die during the Russian Revolution.
  • Floral Theme Naming: ("Tachibana" oranges.)
  • From Camouflage to Criminal: Maria used to be a White Russian soldier and left for America to operate as a gangster when the military component of the movement was largely defeated by the Bolsheviks.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Due to her suffering a Heroic BSoD from her experiences during the Russian Revolution and following Civil War in 1917.
  • Heroic Russian Émigré: Originally a soldier who fought and lost in the 1917 Russian Revolution, she fights on the side of good as the vice-captain of the Imperial Combat Revue.
  • Hidden Buxom: She tends to wear clothing that hides her considerable bust size, but there are several instances where one can see that she's quite stacked.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: She's a crack shot with her revolver.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As cold as she may be, she really does care about her comrades.
  • Lady of War: One who has fought in an actual war, at that.
  • Modesty Bedsheet: In chapter 3 of the original game, Maria wakes up from a nightmare about her experiences in the Russian Revolution and invokes this trope.
  • Number Two: She becomes the vice-captain of the Flower Division after Ogami replaces her.
  • 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 canonical 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: Maria uses an Enfield Number 2 Mark 1 revolver as her main weapon.
  • Second Love: She 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: Maria is haunted from the experience of fighting in the Russian Civil War.
  • Shoot the Bullet: Maria tries this as a party trick in the canonical OVA series — she calls it "Kampai (Cheers)".
  • The Stoic: She's almost always calm and collected.
  • Surprisingly Good English: Justified that she lived in America as a mafia gangster after the conclusion of the Russian Civil War. Her VA, Urara Takano, can speak it fluently too.
  • Tomboy: The suit alone should tell you that she's not a Girly Girl by any means.
  • You Are in Command Now: After Ogami leaves for Paris at the end of Thou Shalt Not Die, Maria temporarily reassumes her position as the Flower Division's captain.

    Vicomtesse Iris Châteaubriand 

Vicomtesse Iris de Châteaubriand

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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~)

The daughter of Robert and Marguerite Châteaubriand, Iris is a French telekinetic/telepath/teleporter.


  • Lonely Rich Kid: Her parents were so scared of her enormous Psychic Powers that they locked her away in her fancy bedroom, and her only company were her dolls and teddies until Ayame Fujieda recruited her; Iris became extremely withdrawn and scared of everyone as a consequence, holding on her teddy bear Jean-Paul as a Security Blanket.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: The Shin Ai Yue Ni stage play has her gain the ability to revive the dead at the cost of her own life energy. Iris would have sacrificed herself to resurrect a recently slain Sakura until her teammates including Sumire agreed to share the burden using their own spirit powers.
  • Precocious Crush: Wants to marry Ogami when she grows up.
  • Psychic Powers: Due to her immense spiritual power level.
  • The Rival: With Coquelicot in the events of Sakura Wars 3.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Arguably, with Leni Milchstrasse.
  • She's All Grown Up: She's 15 by the time the events of Dramatic Dungeon starts.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: Iris can even teleport her Kohbu around the battlefield.
  • Third-Person Person: In the Japanese version. It seems to be avoided in any of the English dubs (in which she says, "I", "me", instead of saying her name).
  • Took a Level in Badass: Throughout the games, she becomes more competent in straight combat. Even in the first game in her Crippling Overspecialization as Combat Medic, her powers become apparently more important as the game progresses and she becomes an important asset that the player does well to increase her capabilities.

    Kohran Li 

Kohran Li

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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")

Kohran is a Chinese Gadgeteer Genius Meganekko with a Kansai accent.


  • All-Loving Hero: She's kind and loving to man and machine alike.
  • Ash Face: Whenever her inventions explode in front of her, Kohran's face is filled with dust.
  • Badass Adorable: Kohran's a cute girl who pilots a kohbu bristling with rockets.
  • Badass Bookworm: She is practically the Koubu mechanic and also quite knowledgeable of other sciences.
  • Broken Pedestal: Kohran undergoes a crisis of faith when she discovers Shinnosuke Yamazaki, whom she has revered for years, has become the Big Bad.
  • Chinese Girl: She was born and initially raised in Beijing, China before Ayame made arrangements for her to move to Japan as part of a plan to be recruited into the Imperial Combat Revue.
  • The Engineer: She serves as the Flower Division's chief engineer, responsible for making repairs and improvements to the kohbu.
  • Explosive Overclocking: She can do absolutely miraculous things with an iron/coal/steam technology base, but almost everything she makes beyond simple utilitarian items blows up after one incredibly successful use. Or during that use.
  • Family Extermination: Her immediate family back in China was killed when armed bandits raided her hometown prior to being recruited formally into the division.
  • 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 is to fire several missiles at once.
  • Mad Bomber: A heroic example, to a certain extent.
  • Mad Scientist: Complete with her inventions having a tendency to explode.
  • Meganekko: She's 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 her qipao.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Her empathy with her kohbu and its long-range compensates for her relatively low power level.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: She believes in a world where man and machine may march forward to a future of friendship and prosperity.
  • Wrench Wench: She is the division's personal version of Q and the designer of a lot of its gear. She really has no problem grabbing a toolbox and getting to work.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She gets traumatized at the sight of fire, having lost her family to one as a child.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple hair.

    Kanna Kirishima 

Kanna Kirishima

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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")

Kanna is an Okinawan karate champion. Both a Boisterous Bruiser and a Gentle Giant.


  • Alliterative Name: Kanna Kirishima.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Kanna is a humongous martial artist who showcases a muscular build whenever she shows some skin and is capable of drop-kicking sharks. She is a potential love interest.
  • Badass Longcoat: Some incarnations of the franchise has her wearing this rather than her trademark karate gear.
  • Bicep-Polishing Gesture: Kanna's known to do this, and showcasing her large guns is one of the things that can (potentially) make Ichiro attracted to her.
  • Bifauxnen: Some might at first mistake her for a "he" instead of a "she".
  • Boobs of Steel: She's easily the most physically-oriented member of the Flower Division, and is also the bustiest among them (though this is relative to her overall body size).
  • Brooklyn Rage: She speaks with a heavy Brooklyn accent in the English dub of the TV series.
  • 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: She totally didn't seem to mind Ogami walking into the showers when she's in it.
  • The Lad-ette: She has some rather crude language in the original Japanese (though she averts using masculine pronouns). She's given a heavy masculine-sounding Brooklyn accent in the TV series.
  • Martial Arts Headband: She's 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 Imperial Combat Revue.
  • 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).
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    Orihime Soletta 

Orihime Soletta

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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")

The daughter of Seiya Ogata and Carino Soletta, Orihime is a 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.


  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She certainly does have black hair.
  • Anime Accent Absence: Averted; Orihime speaks with a heavy accent, which is based on her Italian upbringing.
  • Broken Bird: Due to being abandoned by Ogata.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In the movie after Orihime is ambushed by Patrick.
  • But Not Too Foreign: She's half-Italian, half-Japanese.
  • Cultured Badass: She's a well-versed actress with a taste for Italian traditions. After joining the Flower Division, she gradually becomes more open to Japanese culture.
  • Damsel in Distress: Is this when she got caught by Kaijin forces in Sakura Wars 3 and when she was caught and brainwashed by Patrick in the movie.
  • Does Not Like Men: Orihime hates Japanese men, due to her issues with her Disappeared Dad, Seiya Ogata. After Ogami helps her find Ogata and make peace with him in chapter 7, she gets better.
  • Elegant Classical Musician: Happens to be an excellent pianist.
  • Homing Lasers: Her mecha is equipped with these, making it ideal for clearing swarms of enemies.
  • Meaningful Name: "Soletta" means lonely or miserable.
  • Rich Bitch: She comes from a noble family, and she is also abrasive, like Sumire.
  • Something About a Rose: She's depicted with roses plenty of times, with some of her outfits having a rose motif.
  • Stellar Name "Orihime", the Japanese name of the star Vega. Orihime used to be part of the Star Division.
  • Tsundere: She has a very sharp temper, with Ogami initially bearing the brunt of most of it.

    Leni Milchstraße 

Leni Milchstraße

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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~)

Leni is a 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.


    Ratchet Altair (Lachette) 

Ratchet Altair (Lachette)

See her entry on the Star Division page.


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