Protagonists (Ichiro Ogami | Flower Division (Original Imperial Combat Revue) | Flower Division (Paris Combat Revue) | Star Division | Flower Division (New Imperial Combat Revue) | Combat Revues (Original Imperial Combat Revue | Paris Combat Revue | New York Combat Revue | New Imperial Combat Revue | Other Combat Revues) | Civilians | Villains
Spoilers for all works, including Shin Sakura Wars, are unmarked.
- Dwindling Party: By the end of chapter 7, all of the Flower Division members, sans Sakura and Kamiyama, perish one by one at the hands of Yasha. Subverted when they get revived at the beginning of chapter 8.
- Five-Token Band: The five heroines consist of three Japanese girls (Sakura Amamiya, Hatsuho Shinonome and Azami Mochizuki), a Luxembourger girl (Clarissa Snowflake) and a dark-skinned Greek girl (Anastasia Palma).
- Glory Days: Before the Great Demon War, they were already famous as a theater/fighting troupe. By the time of Shin Sakura Wars, ten years have passed and the division seeks to regain their glory through recruiting new actresses/fighters as well as participating in the World Combat Revue War competitions.
- Took a Level in Badass: At the beginning of the game, they are nowhere near the level of the previous Revue. Being an amateurish, underfunded and barely functioning unit, both as a combat force against the demons and as an acting troupe. But, thanks to support from Sumire and training from Anastasia, they get progressively better as the game goes. By the end of the game, they are once again a famous acting troupe and capable of standing toe-to-toe in combat against the Shanghai, London and Berlin Revues, considered to be among the three strongest Revue in the world. Needless to say, they have become worthy successors to the Revue.
- Total Party Kill: Subverted. All of the Flower Division members, aside from Sakura and Kamiyama, are dead at the end of chapter 7 due to Yasha's machinations but they are revived shortly afterwards.
Captain Seijuro Kamiyama
The main protagonist and hero of Shin Sakura Wars. Originally the captain of a special service ship in the Imperial Japanese Navy, where he holds the rank of Ensign, he now serves as captain in the new generation of the Imperial Combat Revue's Flower Division.
- Accidental Pervert: Like his predecessors, Kamiyama can get himself into these in the bath or dressing rooms. After Kamiyama visits the bath in chapter 1, he quickly encounters Huang Yui walking down the hallways, causing a major misunderstanding between them.
- Affectionate Nickname: Sakura often nicknames him "Sei-niisan" (Big Brother Sei) ever since they became Childhood Friends.
- Almighty Janitor: At first, he serves as the revue's ticket clipper for the Momotarō stage play. By the time of chapter 2, Kamiyama becomes the theater's promoter. Sumire even makes him dress up as the theater's mascot, Gekizou.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He's a naval ensign and swordswoman like his contemporaries, and serves as the new Imperial Combat Revue's captain.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Do not mistake his kindness as weakness, for Kamiyama is definitely no weakling. Pissing him off is really not a good idea, as Oboro finds out.
- The Captain: Before his current assignment, he served as a ship captain in the Navy.
- Character Development: Kamiyama becomes more confident in his role as Captain as the story progress. By the end of the game, it's clear he's the glue that holds the team together.
- Childhood Friends: He grew up with Sakura Amamiya until their separation in 1930.
- Conspicuous Gloves: Kamiyama often wears black gloves in his civilian outfit.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He delivers the final blow to Genan at the end of the game.
- Dual Wielding: He wields two Japanese swords like his predecessor Ichiro Ogami.
- Honor Before Reason: Despite the government's proposal to have Sakura sacrifice herself to create a new Imperial Key, Kamiyama is determined not to let Sakura die.
- The Protagonist: Kamiyama is a main character in Shin Sakura Wars.
- Recurring Element: Like Ichiro Ogami and Shinjiro Taiga before him, Kamiyama served as an Ensign in the Imperial Japanese Navy before he was recruited into the Imperial Combat Revue.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: In Chapter 7, he ends up shouting down the government's proposal to have Sakura create an Imperial Key at the cost of her own life.
Portrayed by: Yuna Sekine (stage play)
A fan of the original Imperial Combat Revue's Sakura Shinguji as well as the daughter of blacksmith Tekkan Amamiya and the late swordswoman Hinata Amamiya, Sakura Amamiya joins in the reborn Combat Revue to follow in her footsteps, believing wholeheartedly in their mission to protect Tokyo and the power of song and dance. She's also a capable swordswoman, having trained under Hakushu Murasame. She is also a childhood friend of Seijuro Kamiyama. She's the main female lead of Shin Sakura Wars.
- Ancestral Weapon: The Amamiya Kushinada, which was once owned by her mother Hinata.
- The Apprentice: Before joining the Imperial Combat Revue, she was taught swordsmanship by Hakushu Murasame.
- Ascended Fangirl: She grew up admiring Sakura Shinguji and the original Imperial Combat Revue. By the time of Shin Sakura Wars, she has become a full-time member of the new Imperial Combat Revue.
- Audience Surrogate: Mostly to the longtime fans and newcomers of the audience who related her dreams of helping the Flower Division regain their Glory Days, and who often came back to the Sakura Wars franchise, whereas other fans related to Clarissa Snowflake's pessimism about the franchise.
- Blue Is Heroic: Her usual outfit is colored half-blue to symbolize her status as a heroic character.
- Cherry Blossom Girl: Like her namesake, Sakura Amamiya is associated with the cherry blossom, wears a pink flower as a decoration, her garb is half-pink and she pilots a pink mecha containing the flower motif.
- Childhood Friends: She's known Kamiyama since they were kids, though he doesn't recognize her until she brandishes her broom at him. Also, considering what type of game this is...
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Just like her predecessors, she often trips over things.
- Determinator: Nothing will stop Sakura from achieving her dreams. Not losing her mother. Not having the crud beaten out of her by Yang. Not having her koubu get destroyed by Yasha. Not even losing her friends to Yasha stops her.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: When she gets back the Amamiya Kunisada, Sakura ends up delivering a critical injury to Genan, allowing her friends to finish off the demon.
- Establishing Character Moment: When Kamiyama first encounters Sakura after their 10 year separation, the latter instantly recognizes him as "Sei-niisan". However, when he's seemingly unable to remember their past, Sakura is forced to brandish her cleaning broom to make Kamiyama recognize her.
- Fangirl: She admires Sakura Shinguji even before she joins the Revue. This is due to Sakura Shinguji saving her life from a demon when Amamiya was a child.
- First Girl Wins: She's the first girl Kamiyama encounters in Shin Sakura Wars and if she's picked as the vice-captain at the end of the game, she will end up kissing him in her ending.
- Foil: She is this to Sakura Shinguji who was a Country Mouse who knew little about the Imperial Combat Revue when joining and even less about acting, being more concerned with defending the city. Amamiya, on the other hand, worships Shinguji and is as eager to become an actress as she is to defend Tokyo.
- Floral Theme Naming: Like her previous namesake, Sakura is named after the cherry blossom flower.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine. Sakura is passionate in her beliefs, but tends to be very emotional when in distress.
- Generation Xerox: Just like Hinata, Sakura becomes a swordswoman and helps defend Tokyo against demonic threats.
- Hair Decorations: Like her predecessor and namesake, as well as her deceased mother Hinata, Sakura wears a pink ribbon on her head. Her battle uniform also has a five-petal ribbon like her namesake.
- Hero-Worshipper: She's a huge fan of Sakura Shinguji, who was one of the Imperial Combat Revue's top stars back in the day, and saved Amamiya's life from a demon when she was a child.
- Iconic Outfit: She often wears a blue and pink kimono with a pink cherry blossom attached to it.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: She has blue eyes and is a friendly girl at heart.
- Like Mother, Like Daughter: Not only did Sakura inherit Hinata's "never give up" attitude from her, but she even wears the same pink ribbon as her mother.
- Lineage Comes from the Father: An inverted example. She inherited her mother Hinata's "never give up" attitude and swordsmanship.
- Missing Mom: Her mother, Hinata, died when Sakura was seven and as such she was raised by her father Tekkan.
- Pink Is Feminine: Not as much as her predecessor Shinguji, but there is pink in her garb and her Koubu is pink.
- Sakura Girl: She is even voiced by someone with Sakura in their name!
- Tragic Keepsake: Her sword, the Amamiya Kunisada, is a memento of her deceased mother.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: She's the most stereotypically-Japanese out of the cast so far.
Portrayed by: Rina Takahashi (stage play)
A stereotypical Edo native and shrine maiden born in Tokyo's Shitamachi downtown district, Hatsuho loves Shitamachi, festivals, and everyone in the district. Although initially brash and rude, she is highly reliable as well as an excellent mediator.
- The Big Girl: Not in stature, but she's definitely the most physically oriented, highlighted in her Mugen relying on brute force.
- Boobs of Steel: Given that she's wielding that huge hammer and she's second only to Anastasia in bust size, she fits the trope.
- Curtains Match the Window: Her eyes have the same burnt red tint as her hair.
- Cute Little Fangs: She has visibly sharp canines, highlighting her boisterous, exuberant personality.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead: Her skin looks a tint darker despite her scene in the trailer taking place in a well-lit area.
- Deadpan Snarker: She's prone to making witty and snide remarks, as demonstrated when she teases Sakura about her having Kamiyama as a boyfriend.
- Defiant to the End: During the final battle with Yasha at the end of chapter 7, Hatsuho gives her a defiant "The Reason You Suck" Speech and uses her hammer to de-power her. This results in Hatsuho dying of exhaustion.
- Drop the Hammer: She uses a massive mochi mallet as her primary weapon. The one she uses in her Spiricle Fighter is even bigger with the head being almost as large as the mech is!
- Fiery Redhead: She's depicted as rather loud and standoffish, but does mean well.
- Floral Theme Naming: Named after the "Hatsuho" iris.
- Foil: She is this trope to Kanna Kirishima. Both are Hot-Blooded redheads but Kanna was a martial artist from the distant Okinawa while Hatsuho grew up in Tokyo as a shrine maiden. Kanna is also friendly, but prone to fly off the handle quickly while Hatsuho is brusque, but ultimately tries to mediate with others. Even their weapons are different with Kanna preferring her bare fists while Hatsuho just smacks opponents with a hammer.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: She's not above hitting people to snap them out of their funk.
- The Lancer: Is this for Sakura Amamiya.
- Luminescent Blush: If Kamiyama asks her out on a date, she turns as red as her hair.
- Male Gaze: The camera always seems to find a way to show off her chest.
- Playing with Fire: A lot of her attacks are laced with flame.
- Red Is Heroic: She is a Fiery Redhead, wears a red hakama as part of her miko uniform and her Mugen is also colored red.
- Sarashi: She wears this under her outfit, though it doesn't cover up her considerable cleavage.
- Shrine Maiden: She even has a shimenawa rope she uses to roll up her sleeves.
- Third-Person Person: She sometimes refers to herself as "Hatsuho-chan."
Portrayed by: Yui Kanchiku (stage play)
The young scion of the Mochizuki ninja clan, she possesses a great talent for the martial arts and various forms of weaponry. She was brought up in a strict household, and thus places a great deal of importance on upholding the "108 Laws" of her clan.
- 108: The Mochizuki clan has 108 laws, which Azami is dedicated to upholding.
- The Baby of the Bunch: She is the youngest of the troupe at thirteen years old.
- Flechette Storm: Being a member of her ninja clan, Azami can summon several kunai and throw it at the enemy.
- Floral Theme Naming: "Azami", namely thistles.
- Foil: She is this trope to Iris Châteaubriand who wasn't even a teenager when she joined. Iris was an Adorably Precocious Child and very cheery in spite of her isolated upbringing while Azami is more distant. Iris was also French while Azami is Japanese.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: When Azami tries to avenge Claris's death, Yasha quickly stabs her in the gut.
- Knife Nut: Her preferred weapons are the kunai.
- Me's a Crowd: She can create duplicate versions of herself thanks to her ninja training.
- Ninja: Descended from a clan of ninja, she even uses kunai.
- Power Fist: Her Mugen is outfitted with a large gauntlet that enhances its striking power.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Azami loses it after Claris's death and attacks Yasha, which leads to her own death.
- Roof Hopping: Given her extensive ninja training, Azami often tends to jump on rooftops.
Clarissa "Claris" Snowflake
Portrayed by: Natsume Oki (stage play)
A scholar from Luxembourg, she is an avid and learned reader brimming with curiosity and a big heart. She is also the latest in her long line to possess the ability to harness the power of dark magic.
- Accentuate the Negative: Claris constantly laments that the Flower Division members aren't motivated enough and the theater is suffering from financial problems, at least until the end of the first chapter.
- Affectionate Nickname: Everyone in the Flower Division often calls her "Claris." Judging by a poster in the theater it's also used as her stage name.
- Audience Surrogate: She is largely reflective of the people who have grown disillusioned with the series, especially after So Long, My Love. Her complaints and voicing criticism of the Imperial Combat Revue regarding her perception of unmotivated members as well as the revue's lower budget voiced many of their observations made about the game's Happy Ending Override.
- Badass Bookworm: Claris loves reading books and writing plays. In her first scene with Kamiyama, she's so fixated that Kamiyama yelling at the top of his lungs or even covering her eyes can't snap her out of it!
- Bilingual Dialogue: In addition to speaking Japanese, Claris sometimes speaks in French, German as well as her native Luxembourgish.
- Broken Pedestal: The Imperial Combat Revue has become this trope to her. After meeting Kamiyama during her introduction, she makes several points to him and Sakura about how the revue is failing due to the Great Demon War damaging their theater operations. The revue ultimately becomes a Rebuilt Pedestal thanks to Kamiyama's efforts.
- Crisis of Faith: Since joining the Imperial Combat Revue, Claris has become disenchanted with the lack of motivation from her fellow actresses, the revue's financial situation, as well as the worn-out costumes and sets.
- Emerald Power: Claris, who has green eyes, wears a green uniform and pilots a green Mugen, is one of the most powerful members of the Imperial Combat Revue.
- Establishing Character Moment: Claris is introduced reading a book in the theater's library. After she finishes reading, she quickly realizes Kamiyama has overheard her dreams of becoming an author and immediately jumps out of the chair in fright. When Kamiyama introduces himself as the revue's new captain, Claris laments about the situation regarding her fellow comrades' lack of motivation as well as the theater's budget, showing just how disenchanted she's become with the Imperial Combat Revue.
- Floral Theme Naming: Her surname is derived from the genus Leucojum.
- Foil: She is this trope to Kohran Li. Both are foreigners who are also intellectuals, but Kohran was a Chinese engineer who was very casual and on-hand while Clarice is a Western scholar of magic and also of noble descent.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Melancholic.
- Gratuitous Foreign Language: She will sometimes lapse into her native languages (French, German and Luxembourgish), such as when she encounters Kamiyama for the first time.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has brilliant blond hair and, despite her melancholy, is described as a total sweetheart.
- Meaningful Name: Clarissa is derived from the German name Clarice (from the Latin Clarus), which can either mean "bright", "clear", or "famous". Fitting, considering she's a friendly bookworm with bright blonde hair.
- Most Writers Are Writers: In addition to reading books, Claris's also an avid playwright.
- Nostalgia Filter: She laments that the members of the new combat revue are unable to reach their Glory Days to the point where she says that hiring a man as a captain is disastrous.
- Sophisticated as Hell: She has a surprisingly sharp tongue, even saying "Please go to Hell!"
- Spell Book: Her family's magic is cast from books. Even her Spiricle Fighter has one. Somehow. Don't think too much about it.
- Taking the Bullet: When Yasha is about to kill Azami, Claris jumps in the way and takes the blast meant for her, dying of her injuries as a result.
Portrayed by: Juri Hirayu (stage play)
Born in Greece, Anastasia was a star on the stages of Europe before she became the last to join the Imperial Combat Revue.
- The Ace: She's the most experienced member of the current Flower Division, at least theater-wise as she was a renowned dramatic actress.
- Blue Is Heroic: She pilots a blue Mugen and, like Sakura, she has blue eyes.
- Cleavage Window: Her combat uniform has one.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: She has bronzed skin and platinum hair.
- The Dog Bites Back: Once she is betrayed by Yasha, Anastasia ultimately decides to help the heroes defeat her.
- Easily Forgiven: By the rest of the Flower Division in Chapter 7 after she regains consciousness.
- Floral Theme Naming: Chrysanthemum Anastasia.
- Foil: She is this trope to Maria Tachibana. Both are foreign women, but Maria was half-Japanese and half-Russian while Anastasia is Greek. Maria was also the most experienced from a combat perspective (having been a child soldier during the Russian Revolution) while Anastasia was a theater star. Maria was also very wholesome and reserved in her manner of dress while Anastasia is a full-blown Ms. Fanservice what with a Sexy Backless Outfit that even exposes Sideboob.
- Gainaxing: Her personal preview shows her chest is very jiggly.
- Goggles Do Nothing: She wears goggles as part of her pilot's uniform, but they don't serve any purpose.
- Gorgeous Greek: She hails from Greece and is very easy on the eyes.
- An Ice Person: Her elemental attacks conjure ice, especially with Apolito Miden (Absolute Zero).
- Master Actor: Because of her experience, she becomes the team's acting coach.
- Meaningful Name: Anastasia is the female equivalent of Anastasius, which means "resurrection" in Greek. Fittingly enough, Anastasia is from Greece and gets revived by Sakura Shinguji's petals at the beginning of Chapter 8.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: After assisting the heroes with their acting abilities and being quickly forgiven for her earlier actions as The Mole to Yasha, Anastasia decides to rejoin the Flower Division in their Final Battle against Yasha. She's quickly killed by Yasha towards the end of their battle. Subverted when Sakura Shinguji's petals revive her in Chapter 8.
- Mix-and-Match Weapon: Her Mugen's large parasol also contains a cannon.
- The Mole: She's later revealed to be this for Yasha until the latter betrays her in Chapter 7.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's got the largest breasts of any character in the entire franchise, complete with her Sexy Backless Outfit and Sideboob.
- The Musketeer: She uses a pistol, but also an umbrella.
- Of Corsets Sexy: Her outfit includes one.
- Parasol of Pain: She uses a giant umbrella to smack opponents with and can use it to glide.
- Sacrificial Lion: She becomes the first member of the new Flower Division to die at the hands of Yasha at the end of chapter 7.
- The Tease: She doesn't mind casually flirting with Kamiyama, unlike the rest of the girls.