- "You dare to suggest that the only daughter of Kanzaki Heavy Industries, and the star actress of this theatre, and, and.......the top lady of Japanese high society, I, Kanzaki Sumire, should pick up a fork dropped on the floor!?"
- —Sumire to Ogami
Appearance and Personality Edit
An established actress of great talent and self-professed star of the Hanagumi, Sumire is arrogant and conceited, perhaps because she was raised as a crazy child, with her father and grandfather being good-hearted yet very workaholic. Despite her silly attitude, she is skilled pilot and highly capable of wielding a naginata, and can sometimes be rather wise. She is a daughter born into the elite Kanzaki industrial clan, whose factory produced the Koubu. After Sakura Taisen 4, Sumire's spirit energy dwindled to a level below what is necessary to operate a koubu. Because of this, she decided to run her last theatrical performance and retire. This is shown in the OVA Sakura Taisen: Sumire.
In the gamesEdit
Sumire's debut in the game is when Ichiro Ogami enters the theater after meeting Sakura and Iris. While walking around he hears an angry woman's voice. As he passes trough the kitchen, Sumire calls out at Ogami. She orders Ogami to pick up a spoon that fell on the floor. Its up to the player to decided the outcome, but either way Sumire gets shocked when she discovers Ohgami is the officer sent to aid the Imperial Assault Unit and begins laughing.
In Bloom into Flowers! By the Maidens' Obstinacy! the fifth episode, Ogami along with Sumire and Kanna go explore an abandoned mansion. While in the mansion, Sumire gets bitten by a spider. After the Ogami tries to intervene, Sumire explains that when she was a child she was a very lonely girl. Her mother and father were too busy working to spend time with her. One day while exploring her gardens, she gets bitten by a poisonous spider. After the incident, she had been terrified of Spider ever since.
If the player indeed make Sumire fall in love with Ohgami, the games ends with Ohgami going to a party and dancing with Sumire. As the clock reaches midnight, Ohgami and Sumire kiss and the credits starts rolling soon afterwards.
In films and televisionEdit
Sumire Appears in this ova as her announcement to retire from the flower division unit to Ikki Yoneda. She plans on working with the Kanzaki industry protecting the capital and make the Kanzaki stronger. She talks to Kanna, Ogami, and wishes Sakura success for her being the star of the show. She does her final performance which she walks down the lane with Everyone giving her one last round of applause as she walks out happily and saddened. This coincides with Michie Tomizawa's decision to retire from voice acting in 2002, as she was getting married. Although she has come out of retirement several times since then.
In the mangaEdit
- It is thought that Sumire is based on and named after Sumire Haruno, a well-known member of Takarazuka Revue.
|Sakura Taisen Series|
|Main Games||Sakura Taisen • Sakura Taisen 2 ~Kimi, Shinitamou koto Nakare~ • Sakura Taisen 3 ~Pari wa Moeteiru ka~ • Sakura Taisen 4 ~Koi Seyo, Otome~ • Sakura Wars V: So Long, My Love|
|Spin-offs||Sakura Taisen: Hanagumi Tsuushin • Sakura Taisen: Jouki Radio Show • Sakura Taisen Teigeki Graph • Ogami Ichiro Funtouki ~Sakura Taisen Kayou Show "Benitokage" Yori~ • Sakura Taisen: Kinematron Hanagumi Mail • Sakura Taisen Online ~Teito no Nagai Hibi~ • Sakura Taisen Online ~Pari no Yuuka na Hibi~ • Jissen Pachinko Hisshouhou! CR Sakura Taisen|
|Main Series Prequels & Sidestories||Hanagumi Taisen Columns • Hanagumi Taisen Columns 2 • Sakura Taisen GB ~Geki • Hanagumi Nyuutai!~ • Sakura Taisen GB2 ~Thunder Bolt Sakusen~ • Sakura Taisen Monogatari ~Mysterious Paris~ • Sakura Taisen V Episode 0 ~Kouya no Samurai Musume~ • Dramatic Dungeon Sakura Taisen ~Kimi aru ga tame~|
|Compilations and Collections||Sakura Taisen Complete Box • Sakura Taisen 1 & 2 • Sakura Taisen Premium Edition|
|Animation||Sakura Wars OVA • Sakura Wars 2 OVA • Sakura Wars (TV Series) • Sakura Wars: The Movie • Sakura Taisen: Sumire • Sakura Taisen: Ecole de Paris • Sakura Taisen: Le Nouveau Paris • Sakura Taisen: New York NY|