Sakura Shinguji (真宮寺 さくら Shinguji Sakura) is the main heroine in Sakura Wars 1-4. She is a member of the Teikoku Kagekidan's Hanagumi.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Background
- 4 In the games
- 5 In films and television
- 6 In the manga
- 7 Fanon Appearences
- 8 Gallery
- 9 Trivia
Sakura has a long dark-blue hair tied in a high ponytail with a red ribbon and light-brown eyes.
She wears a pink kimono over a white gii with a purple sash wrapped around her waist, red hakama pants, white socks, black shoes, and brown fingerless gloves.
Sakura is kind, gentle and polite who can be somewhat clumsy and naive, but she has a bright and cheerful personality with a strong sense of justice and she constantly gets jealous whenever she catches Ichiro Ogami talking with another girl.
Being the newest member of the Flower Division wasn't easy for the naive newcomer. Sakura had to overcome her inexperience and prove herself to her comrades in order to gain the group's acceptance. In the end, however, she proves herself a loyal friend and her definite worth as an important asset of the Flower Division- both on the stage and on the battlefield.
In the games
Sakura Shinguji is the first girl the player sees in the game. Ichiro Ogami meets her in a park and she shows him the way to the Grand Imperial Theater.
In Manchester's Great Collapse!?, her character episode, we learn that she has a strong fear of lightning.
Throughout the rest of the game, the player has the choice to choose her as Ogami's girlfriend. If she is chosen, in the ending cutscene she leaves a letter to Ogami stating she is going home and she boards a train. After Ogami receives the letter, he takes Kohran's motorcycle and chases Sakura's train. As she is sitting down, Sakura sees Ogami and suddenly stops the train and jumps into Ogami's arms. She then apologizes to Ogami for leaving and they kiss.
Sakura Taisen 2
Again, the player can choose Sakura as their love interest.
Sakura Taisen 3
Sakura and the hero travel to Paris to meet Ogami. During her brief stay in Paris, she gets into a misunderstanding about Ogami with the Paris Kagekidan member Erica Fontaine.
Sakura Taisen 4
Sakura Wars V: So Long, My Love
Sakura makes a retired appearance at the beginning of the game if selected by Shinjiro Taiga as his commander and uncle, Ichiro Ogami.
In films and television
Sakura Taisen: Ouka Kenran
Sakura Shinguji is a samurai hero as a child in this OVA. As she grows older she develops her super robot and fighting strength, and Sakura enters the Teikoku Kagekidan.
Sakura Taisen: Gouka Kenran
Sakura plays a minor role in this OVA. She only plays a major role in the first episode, where she stops Goh Hinogami from killing Maria. Together, they destroy the Robot and later defeat the madman controlling it.
By the end of the OVA, Sakura along with the entire group hurries to a dock to bid Ohgami and Rafale farewell as he travels to Paris.
Sakura Wars (TV Series)
In this alternate storyline, Sakura is the primary protagonist instead of Ogami. Sakura develops her powers and confidence in this TV series as she and the Troupe battle demons attacking the Imperial Capital.
Sakura Wars: The Movie
Sakura and the Imperial Flower Combat Troupe must stop an insane American French mayor from destroying Tokyo.
Sakura Taisen: Sumire
As much the other members, Sakura is also saddened and worried about Sumire's retirement. But after Sumire's words of encouragement for her best friend and being appointed by the same Sumire as her only one successor, she firmly takes strengh from Sumire's wish. Sumire's encouragement was, ironically, mirrored from Sakura some time later during the Great Kouma War that antecipated the events of Shin Sakura Taisen.
In the manga
In the manga, Ogami is the main character and Sakura is the one who leads him to the Imperial Theater.
She appears as a newcomer alongside of Ichiro.
She appears in the chapter 9: So close, My love. When Ekoro crashed with the Koubu of Sakura.
Sakura appears as a Pair Unit teaming up with Erica Fontaine.
Sakura appears as one of the bosses from the Gaming Labyrinth.