Sakura Shinguji
真宮寺 さくら
Sakura shinguji portait
Sakura Shinguji
Series Sakura Taisen
Sakura Taisen 2: Kimi Shinitamou koto Nakare
Sakura Taisen 3 ~Pari wa Moeteiru ka~
Sakura Taisen 4 ~Koi Seyo, Otome~ ~Koi Seyo, Otome~
Sakura Taisen V ~Saraba, Itoshiki Hito yo~
Age 17 (Sakura Taisen)
19 (Sakura Taisen 2)
20 (Sakura Taisen 3)
21 (Sakura Taisen 4 & V)
Birthdate July 28th, 1905
Relations Wakana Shinguji(mother)
Kazuma Shinguji(father, deceased)
Ryuuma Shinguji(grandfather)
Katsura Shinguji(grandmother)
Place Sendai, Japan
Martial Talents Tachi (medium-length Samurai Sword)
Hokushin Itto Ryu Kenjutsu
Weapon Tachi
Koubu Koubu-Kai
Koubu Nishiki Unit
Koubu Color Pink
Sprite ST-SakuraPortrait-NeutralST-SakuraPortrait-Happy
Gender Female
Height 155 cm (5'1")
Weight 44 kg (97lbs)
B/W/H 82/56/81
Hair Dark Blue
Eyes Maple
Blood Type A
First Appearance
Sakura Taisen
Last Appearance
Sakura Taisen V (Shinjiro's flashback)
First Appearance
Chapter 1
First Appearance
Sakura Wars: The Gorgeous Blooming Cherry BlossomsAct 1: Hanaikusa the City of Flowers
Last Appearance
Sakura Taisen: Sumire
Japanese Voice Chisa Yokoyama
English Voice Amber Alisson (Sakura Wars OVA)
Katherine Catmull (Sakura Wars 2 OVA)
Jenny M. Larson (Sakura Wars TV)
Wendee Lee (Bandai/Geneon, FUNimation, NIS America)

"Sakura" redirects here. For other characters using the name "Sakura", see Sakura (disambiguation).

"Excuse me for being a country girl!"
—Sakura to Sumire

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.


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 a 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 Taisen


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 travels 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.

Shin Sakura Taisen

Despite her disappearance during the Great Kouma War, Sakura was mentioned several times during the course of the game and made a cameo appearance at the beginning of the story. It is revealed that Yasha is actually Sakura Shinguji.

She appears to Sakura Amamiya in a vision near the end of the game.

In films and television

Sakura Taisen: Ouka Kenran

Sakura Shinguji is 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

In the manga

In the manga, Ogami is the main character and Sakura is the one who leads him to the Imperial Theater.

Other appearances

Project X Zone - Sakura

Hanagumi Taisen Columns

Sakura is a playable character in Hanagumi Taisen Columns and its sequel.

Sakura Taisen V Episode 0

Sakura is a Sercet Character in Sakura Taisen V Episode 0 with your Koubu.

Project X Zone

Sakura is one of the playable Sega characters in the tactical role-playing game Project X Zone. She is paired with Ogami.

Project X Zone 2

Sakura is one of the playable Sega characters in the tactical role-playing game Project X Zone 2. She is paired with Gemini Sunrise.

Granblue Fantasy

Sakura is one of the playable Sakura Wars characters alongside Ichiro Ogami, Erica Fontaine, Gemini Sunrise and Shinjiro Taiga.

To Aru Majutsu no Index

Sakura also appears as a playable character in "To Aru Majutsu no Index MMO" as part of a collab with the franchise.

Star Ocean: Anamnesis

Sakura appears as a playable character in "Star Ocean: Anamnesis" as part of a collab with the franchise.


  • The name Sakura means "cherry blossom" (さくら).
  • Sakura's surname Shinguji means "real, genuine" (真) (shin), "temple, shrine, palace" (宮) (gu) and "temple" (寺) (ji).


  • Sakura's seiyuu is the versatile Chisa Yokoyama, who has played such prominent roles as Ryoko in Martian Successor Nadesico, Chiaki Enno in Kishin Douji Zenki and Lt. Noin in Gundam Wing, but is probably best known for her role as Sasami in Tenchi Muyo.
  • Her English-language opposite in the Sakura Wars 2 OVA is Katherine Catmull, who has lent her voice previously to such titles as Queen Emeraldas and Samurai X.

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