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    Erica Fontaine 

Erica Fontaine

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

Erica is a 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 Combat Revue to be recruited by the Grand-Mère after she saw her spiritual powers at work. She's the main female lead of Sakura Wars 3.


  • Badass Adorable: She's cute and surprisingly handy with her submachine gun, despite her clumsiness.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She becomes absolutely furious with Ogami after the defeat of Calamar when he doesn't remember his promise to her.
    Erica: I fought wishing only to live in the city I love with the person I love! And despite that, to think you would forget!
  • The Captain: She becomes one in the Le Nouveau Paris OVA after Ogami left before Erica decides to step down.
  • Cat Girl: Her stage outfit at Chattes Noire is a cat outfit.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Whenever she sees someone in trouble, she always rushes over to help them the best she can. Though, this being Erica...
  • Church Militant: A variation; she's both a nun and a member of the Paris Combat Revue. The convent she belongs to is not a military organization in itself.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: So much that it's a known running gag whenever Erica is around.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: When Erica was little, her spiritual powers accidentally activated. This killed her parents and a few bystanders nearby.
  • Destructive Savior: She tries to help people, but given her clumsiness, she tends to cause more problems than she solves.
  • The Ditz: She can be a bit airheaded and misinformed at times.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In the opening sequence of the École de Paris OVA: the Grand Mere finds Erica in a church, praying for the prosperity and good fortune of everyone in the world, with a gigantic pair of angel wings extending from her back, that only disappear when Grand-Mère interrupts her. In under a minute, Erica then trips and falls right on top of her.
  • Fantastic Racism: While those who know of Erica's power are grateful, there were others who secretly hated her for it and the fact that her spiritual powers can kill someone later on. This drove her into the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Floral Theme Naming: She's named after the "Erica" genus of heathers.
  • Friend to All Children: She can often be found playing games with kids in the park.
  • Genki Girl: Always upbeat and energetic, which is taken Up to Eleven with Erica's Good Morning Dance. Seriously, try to keep it out of your head after hearing it.
  • Guns Akimbo: And fitting her religious background, the guns are shaped like crosses.
  • I Call It "Vera": She carries two cross-shaped machine guns named "Raphael" and "Gabriel".
  • Idiot Ball: Sure, Erica, walk around with your machine gun while the police are on high alert. That won't get you in trouble or anything.
  • Irony: The fact that she was allowed to perform at the Les Chattes Noires as a known cabaret performer, or the fact that she wields a machine gun in battle, despite being a nun.
  • Kawaiiko: The most "cutesy" of the franchise's "main" girls.
  • Lethal Chef: She's so bad at cooking that it's one of the reasons why Leno asks Erica to leave the convent.
  • Love at First Sight: She admits this to Ogami if he chooses her as the vice-captain.
  • Nice Girl: Always bright and friendly to everyone she meets and is willing to lend a hand when necessary.
  • Not So Similar: To Sakura. While both girls share parallels with one another, they both have very contrasting traits: Erica is the first person to be recruited in the Paris Flower Division, has a fascination for Japanese culture, and is beloved by many in spite of her clumsy behavior. However, she slacks-off outside of battle, is rather indulgent with sweets, and tends to exaggerate said cheerfulness to compensate for her own inadequacy. Sakura, on the other hand, is the last member to join her respective squad, initially struggles to adapt to city life, and is mocked for her clumsiness. She makes up for it by diligently working on her swordsmanship and acting skills while steadily forming a sincere bond with everyone else. Even the way they behave towards Ogami is different; Erica is absolutely shameless of her love for Ogami whereas Sakura acts more self-conscious about it or gets jealous whenever he shows interest in another woman.
  • Nuns Are Mikos: She's a nun who has spiritual powers and fights demons.
  • Origin Story: The first episode of the École De Paris OVA shows how Erica was recruited into the Paris Combat Revue.
  • Secret Identity: Averted. She performs at the Les Chattes Noires as a dancer, but no one in the audience knows that she's really a novitiate nun in reality.
  • Sexual Euphemism: She dances for Ogami because Father Leno told her that "men and women dance in the morning" in the École de Paris OVA.
  • Sleepyhead: She's shown in the École de Paris OVA to fall asleep in strange places such as the backstage of Chattes Noire, the library, and even the briefing room.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: Her weapons of choice are machine guns. Double-barreled machine guns.
  • Stepford Smiler: She's constantly upbeat and happy to cover up the depression she feels over her clumsiness.
  • Sweet Tooth: She is fond of eating sweets, especially when it comes to pudding.
  • Token Religious Teammate: Despite being a bit ditzy, Erica still does her job as a nun very well.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She loves pudding.
  • You Are in Command Now: By the time of Le Nouveau Paris, Erica has become the combat revue's Captain, lasting throughout the OVA.

    Glycine Bleumer 

Glycine Bleumer

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

The only heir of the Bleumer family in Paris, Glycine was the second member to be recruited into the Paris Combat Revue 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 "Bleumer Test" and witnessing the depths of his dedication to defend Paris.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Is this for Erica.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Has a massive soft spot for cute animals, much to her embarrassment.
  • Does Not Like Spam: 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 Combat Revue.
  • The Ojou: Respected as the Bleumer heir.
  • Rich Bitch: Downplayed. 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 malicious or demeaning to others.
  • The Rival: With Sumire during the events of Sakura Wars 3.
  • Secret Identity: To protect her noble family's image, she uses the pseudonym "Blue Eyes" when working at Les Chattes Noires.
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    Coquelicot 

Coquelicot

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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, Coquelicot 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 Combat Revue. 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!
  • Bokukko: She addresses herself as boku.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was orphaned at a young age in Annam. Things went From Bad to 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.
    • According to the novelization, Coquelicot was the result of an affair between a local worker and the daughter of a plantation owner. When her mother couldn't adapt to rural life after eloping, she returned to France and married another man. Her father died in the European War trying to find his wife, leaving Coquelicot to fend for herself.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She can be seen as a circus barker (without a bust shot portrait) in Chapter 1 before her official introduction in the next chapter.
  • 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".
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: While Coquelicot does find her mother in the official novel, she opts not to reveal herself after seeing the latter living happily with a new family.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Her father was a Vietnamese plantation worker while her mother was a French heiress.
  • Parental Abandonment: 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.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Downplayed. When she first steps in to calm down a horse that was running rampant, Ogami and Erica mistake her for a boy because she is wearing her hat (which conceals her Girlish Pigtails).
  • 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.
  • 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 

Lobelia Carlini

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

A thief of mixed Romanian-Italian descent, Lobelia is known as the "greatest villain of Paris", which earned 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.


  • Anti-Hero: A first in the franchise. Lobelia's a known criminal in the French underworld.
  • Floral Theme Naming: The "Lobelia" and "Carlina" genuses.
  • The Gadfly: Sometimes likes to mess around with Ogami and Glycine.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Eventually becomes something of a genuine hero.
  • Irony: The fact that the Paris Combat Revue recruited her. Fortunately, Grand-Mère has backup plans at the ready in case Lobelia decides to strike on her own again and go rogue.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: When the team is searching for Erica in episode 8, Lobelia brushes them off and goes to the bar. When Ogami runs into her there, it turns out she actually went there to see if anyone had seen Erica. It eventually becomes clear that her professed dislike for the rest of the team is just a facade to hide that she does actually care about them.
  • Longer-Than-Life Sentence: She is sentenced to one thousand years of confinement for her numerous crimes, and she joins the Paris Flower Division under the condition that her sentence would be reduced (on the other hand, if she refuses to join, Grand-Mère has the right to kill her).
  • You Are Number 6: Her "I Am" Song, "192455631"note , sings about how her prisoner number is dehumanizing and deprives her of her hope.

    Hanabi Kitaoji 

Hanabi Kitaoji

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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 cemetery. Hanabi was the last girl to be recruited by Ogami into the Paris Combat Revue.


  • 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: 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 Is Paris Burning?, Hanabi was engaged to a Frenchman named Philippe de Maleblanche, who died at sea when the ship he was on sank in 1925, during their wedding day nonetheless. Glycine is the one responsible for telling Ogami about this in Is Paris Burning?.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She wears all black throughout Is Paris Burning? and serves as one of the heroines in the Flower Division.
  • Death Seeker: She initially wants to die so she could be with her beloved Phillipe, who died in 1925. Her chapter revolves around her realizing that she has to live for the sake of others.
  • Despair Event Horizon: She crossed it after watching her beloved Philippe de Maleblanche drown during their wedding day.
  • 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.
  • Readings Are Off the Scale: Ogami's spiritual power measurement device goes past the maximum reading after he falls in a river in front of her. He thinks it has broken.
  • 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".
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: Her theme color is black, justified as she wears Widow's Weeds. However, it is implied that it used to be yellow before losing her fiancé. She starts to wear yellow again if the player gets her ending.
  • 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.
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