Sakura Wars (1996)
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First Chapter Appearance:
- "I'll show you the power of the hidden art of Nitten Ichi Ryu!"
- —Ichiro Ogami
Ichiro Ogami (大神一郎 Ōgami Ichirō?) is the main protagonist of the first four entries of the Sakura Wars series. Even though he is supposedly to be the main character of the series, he plays a minor role in the anime and manga adaptations.
Ichiro was chosen to head the Hanagumi when he proved himself capable during a test of a Koubu prototype at sea.
Kayama was with him during that time, but eventually Ōgami was sent to work with the Hanagumi, as Kayama worked with the Tsukigumi. Originally an ensign, he was later promoted to lieutenant junior grade. Oogami was later given the Shintou-Mekkyaku, one of the four spiritual swords, by an injured Yoneda after he awoke from a coma. Later, he and Sakura came to possess the Shinken-Shirahadori and Koutou-Mukei spiritual swords to carry out the Ni-ken Ni-tou no Gi.
The leader of the Flower Division of the Imperial Assault Force, created to defend the Imperial Capital of Tokyo from the attacks of abhorrent demons. A direct and honest young man skilled in both the literary and martial arts, he also conceals a passionate and tenacious heart. While working at the Imperial Theatre as an admissions ticker puncher, he also led the successful defense against the attacking Hive of Darkness and Black Demon Society. He went on to study in Paris, where he also defeated more monsters, before returning to Japan and fighting off the threat of Okubu Nagayasu. It is his bringing together of the varied people under his command that has achieved such results. Bestowed the spirit sword "Shinto-Mekkyaku" by Commander Yoneda, Ichiro continues his endless battle against evil.
Ogami appears in the first trailer of the game alongside Sakura and other Sega characters. Partnered with Sakura, they both use their respective spiritual swords. He first appears with Sakura in Chapter 9: Justice Over Evil.
In Project X Zone 2, he first appears in Prologue 2: O Brother, Thou Must Not Die and reappears in Chapter 19: The Call of the Evening. He is paired with Erica from Sakura Wars 3 and he adds some new attacks to the mix using some of his teammates' weapons, including Glycine's halberd and Coquelicot's kitty bombs. His moves during his special are moves used during Sakura Wars 3's opening animation and it's name came from the last lyric of its opening theme.
Stats at Level 50 (Project X Zone)
Project X Zone 2 Ultimate Equipment
Gear: Sobu (ATK +311, TEC +40, DEX +40, HP +10000, Stun Rate +20%)
Accessory: Awakened Erica (ATK +40, DEF +234, TEC +10, DEX +10, SP +50)
Project X Zone Attack List
|Musou Teni & Makiwara-giri||C||8%||Critical+|
|Kokon Musou & Hyakka Ryoran||B||6%||None|
|Sanjin Seiko & Oufuku Binta||B||5%||Stun|
|Tenchi Isshi & Ouka Mushou||B||7%||None|
|Tenchi Issen & Ouka Ranman||A||3%||Critical+|
|Special: Niken Nitou no Gi||S||100% Cost||Stun|
|MA: Futari wa Sakura Iro (2-4 enemies)||C||100% Cost||
|Support: Toukou Kenei & Ouka Houshin||C||None||Stun|
Project X Zone 2 Attack List
|Kaitoranma & Kemuridama||B||Down|
|Tenchi Isshi & Black Cat Waltz||B||Block Crush|
|Gabriel & Raphael||A||None|
|Sanjin Seiko & Good Morning Dance||A||None|
|Musou Teni & Folle Châtiment||C||Stun|
|Special: Dreams & Hope & Tomorrow & Justice||S||None|
|Support: Sacré de Lumiére||B||Block Crush|
Project X Zone Skill List
|Skill Name||XP Cost||Target||Effect||Description|
|Dedication to Training||20%||Self||Exp. 20% increase||Hard work and dedication makes Sakura stronger|
|Cpt. Command: Wind||50%||All||Range +2||Ogami's orders spur everyone forward|
|Power Charge||35%||Self||Attack +15%||Sakura charges her sword with all of her power|
|Cpt. Command: Mountain||50%||All||Defense +15%||Ogami's orders protect all of his allies|
|Without Even Thinking||Auto||Self||Speed x2 (30% chance)||Ichiro Only|
Project X Zone 2 Skill List
|Cpt. Command: Fire||70||Ally||Attack +35%||Ichiro's heart burns like fire as he stands tall before his foes.|
|Cpt. Command: Wind||80||Ally||Move +1||Ichiro rushes toward his foe like a stinging blast of wind.|
|Evangile||80||All||HP Recovery +50%||Sister Erica's love for all life brings forth miracles of healing.|
|Good Morning Dance||40||All||Heals Poison, Stun, and Bind||Erica's bizarre song and dance, devised to wake up Ichiro, cures status ailements.|
Project X Zone 2 Auto Skills
|Name||CP Cost||Activation Rate||Effect||Description|
|Without Even Thinking||0||Start of Turn: 100%||Join Counterattacks & Support Cross Hit||Ichiro's body instinctively steps in to bolster his allies' attacks.|
|Cpt. Command: Forest||300||Start of Turn: 100%||Nullifies Heavy||Ichiro makes himself calm as a forest to unleash his body's latent force.|
|Acting Lessons||400||Start of Turn: XP 100 or more||Extends Cross Freeze||Ichiro steadily guides his team, both onstage and on the battlefield.|
|Spirit Healing||0||Start of Turn: 100%||Heals self when Rescuing||Erica rescues the allies she holds dear with her healing spiritual force.|
|Erica's Confession||500||Start of Turn: HP 50% or less||CP Acquired: +20%||The faithful Erica prays that her shortcomings are forgiven.|
|Cpt. Command: Mountain||600||After Action: SP 50% or less||Halves Defend SP Cost||Ichiro's carefully crafted defense is as impervious as a mountain.|
|Erica's Cooking||700||Enemy Turn: Damage taken 30% or more of Max HP||Poison Counter||Erica's eye-poppingly unique cuisine rains down upon her foes.|
List of Quotes - Ichiro Ogami & Erica Fontaine
List of Quotes - Ichiro Ogami (Story/PXZ)
- Ogami is the only character to have his first and last name used his textboxes in the cutscenes seperately.
- Ogami is the only playable Sakura Wars unit to be the primary partner in both games.
- He is also the only male of the four.
- Segata suggesting that Ogami should lead peeping at the women in Chapter 37 of Project X Zone 2 is a reference to how there is an option in the older Sakura Wars games where he can peep at the women while they are bathing.
- Ogami & Erica are the only Japanese/European pairing.
- Ogami, Sakura, Aya-me, and Segata are the only characters to debut on the Sega Saturn.
- All of their debut games are Japan-exclusive.
- Ogami, Sakura, Kite, Demitri, KOS-MOS, X, and Zero are the only characters to join in the party both Project X Zone games in a stage from their home franchises.
- Ogami, Yuri, Chrom, Dante, Haseo, Demitri, Ryu, Akira, Jin, Hotsuma, Hiryu, Kiryu, Chris, Ciel, Zephyr, X, Fiora, KOS-MOS, Reiji, and Xiaomu are the characters seen flying towards Byaku Shin in Project X Zone 2's intro.
- Ogami has a habit of calling Sakura and Erica with the -kun honorific, which is usually reserved for young men.
|Project X Zone|
|Akira - Alisa A. - Alisa B. - Arthur - Bahn - Batsu - BlackRose - Bruno - Chris - Chun-Li - Cyrille - Dante - Demitri - Devilotte - Erica - Estelle |
Flynn - Frank - Gemini - Haken - Heihachi - Hsien-Ko - Ichiro - Imca - Jill - Jin - Juri - Kaguya - Ken - Kite - Kogoro - KOS-MOS - Kurt
Lady - Leanne - Lindow - Mii - Morrigan - Neneko/Neito - Pai - Reiji - Riela - Rikiya - Ryu - Sakura - Sänger - Saya - Servbots - Soma
T-elos - Toma - Tron - Ulala - Valkyrie - Vashyron - X - Xiaomu - Xiaoyu - Yuri - Zephyr - Zero
|Nemesis - Lord Raptor - Jedah - Seth - Vile - Astaroth - Shielder - Selvaria - Aya-me - Ciseaux - V-Dural - V-Dural (Statue)|
Riemsianne - Coco ★ Tapioca - Skeith - Skeith Zero - Phantom - Vajra - Dokugozu - Dokumezu - Meden - Due - Eins - Drei
|Aura - Iris|