Sakura Wars (1996)
Platform of Origin:
First Chapter Appearance:
- "The path of the sword is the path of the soul. You musn't worry."
Sakura Shinguji (真宮寺 さくら Shinguji Sakura?) is a young, beautiful 17-year-old girl (as of the original Sakura Wars) who's gentle, polite, and kind, but also somewhat clumsy and naive. She is one of the main characters and the titular one of the Sakura Wars series and later plays a supporting role in the fifth entry.
In the first game of the series, she was the newest member of the Flower Division and it wasn’t exactly easy for her. Sakura had to overcome her inexperience and prove herself to her comrades in order to gain acceptance within the group. In the end, however, she proved herself a loyal friend and worthy asset of the Flower Division - both on the stage, and on the battlefield.
She's also the first girl the player, as Ogami Ichiro, meets in the game.
Ogami Ichiro met Sakura in a park and she showed him the way to the Grand Imperial Theater. Throughout the rest of the game, the player has the choice to choose her as Ogami's girlfriend. In her ending (if she is chosen), she left a letter to Ogami stating she's going home by train. After Ogami received the letter, he took Kohran's motorcycle and chased Sakura's train. As she sat down, Sakura saw Ogami and suddenly stopped the train. She jumped into Ogami's arms and apologized to Ogami for leaving before they kiss.
Throughout her character episode, it's revealed that she has astraphobia (fear of lightning).
A member of the Flower Division of the Imperial Assault Force. Cheerful and energetic with a strong heart. Although generally brave, an incident in her past has left her with a fear of lightning. As a daughter of the line of Shinguji she is possessed of the power of Haja, she fights evil with her deceased father's "Reiken-Arataka" demon-defeating blade and her mastery of the Hokushin Itto Ryu sword style. When not saving the capital, she has top billing as an actress in the Imperial Theater. Although she has feelings for Ichiro, who supports her both in battle and as an actress, this can sometimes seem a little one-sided and she can even become quite jealous. She often quizzes Ichiro on what he has been doing with the other members of the division, and meeting with Erica in Paris was no exception.
Sakura appears in the first trailer of Project X Zone alongside other Sega characters. The trailer depicts her teaming up with Ogami Ichiro. Sakura wields many sword attacks that she and her steam mech can use in the anime and game, including her signature Hyakka Ryoran. Their official appearance is in Chapter 9: Justice Over Evil in Project X Zone. In Project X Zone 2, she first appears in Prologue 2: O Brother, Thou Must Not Die and reappears in Chapter 18: Escape from the Gangs of New York. She is partnered with Gemini Sunrise in the sequel.
Stats at Level 50 (Project X Zone)
Stats at Level 99 (Project X Zone 2)
Project X Zone 2 Ultimate Equipment
Gear: Awakened Red Sun (ATK +332, TEC +20, DEX +20, HP +4000)
Accessory: Book of Five Rings (ATK +20, DEF +225, TEC +30, DEX +30, 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|
|Shiden 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
Project X Zone 2 Attack List
|Ouka Hoshin & Hayauchi||A||None|
|Kuchu Sanrengiri & Rock Wave||C||Stun|
|Ouka Mushou & Drifting Cloud||B||Down|
|Makiwara-giri & Turning Swallow||B||Block Crush|
|Hyakka Ryoran & Larry's Overrun||A||None|
|Special: Ouka Hoshin||S||None|
|MA: Rumbling Wheel||S||Stun|
|Support: Nitougiri & Tyrant of Texas||C||Stun|
Project X Zone Skill List
|Skill Name||XP Cost||Target||Effect||Description|
|Dedication to Training||20%||Self||Exp. increased 20%||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|
|The Blood of Haja||Auto (XP Over 50%)||Self||First Critical||Sakura Only|
Project X Zone 2 Skill List
|Power Charge||30||XP +20||Sakura swings with all her force, energizing her body.|
|Attack for Tomorrow||50||Self||Damage Blocked +100%||All her time spent slashing at bamboo lets Sakura destroy enemy defenses.|
|Gentle Squeeze||20||Self||Extends CRT Window||Gemini's master Mifune taught her to squeeze herself in order to calm down.|
|Tomorrow's a Home Run||70||Other||Cross Break Damage +100%||Gemini steps in mid-combo to swing for the fences!|
Project X Zone 2 Auto Skill List
|Name||CP Cost||Activation Rate||Effect||Description|
|The Blood of Haja||700||Start of Turn: 20%||Absorbs XP (EP)||The Shinguji family's Haja force allows Sakura to dispel all evil.|
|Hokushin Itto Ryu||0||Start of Turn: 100%||Nullifies Heavy||Sakura's masterful sword skills let her slice through any foe|
|Dedication to Training||400||After Action: HP 50% or less||EXP Acquired +15%||Sakura's constant training efforts are the key to her innate sword skills.|
|Wild Imagination||300||Start of Turn: 50%||Random||The ever lovestruck Gemini trips out on her latest flight of fancy.|
|Mifune Ryu Kempo||0||After Action: XP 70 or more||Nullifies Counterattacks||Gemini easily blocks counters, a gift she earned by fending off her master Mifune.|
|Freezing Rain||500||Start of Turn: 5 or more enemies remain||Mirage Cancel XP Cost down 30%||Gemini's Mifune sword skills let her slow down her foes' speed.|
|The Other Gemini||600||Enemy Turn: Damage taken 30% or more of Max HP||ATK & DEF +10%||The "Geminine" alter ego lurking within Gemini awakens when she is in danger.|
Her theme is Manifest! Imperial Assault Force!, the opening theme of Sakura Wars.
List of Quotes - Sakura Shinguji & Gemini Sunrise
List of Quotes - Sakura Shinguji (Story/PXZ)
- Sakura and Gemini are the only Sakura Wars characters that are both a primary and secondary partner.
- Coincidentally, both of them paired up in Project X Zone 2.
- Sakura, Ogami, Aya-me, and Segata are the only characters to debut on the Sega Saturn.
- Sakura, Ogami, 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.
- Sakura & Gemini and Ryu & Ken are the only Japanese/American pairings in Project X Zone 2.
- Sakura, Nana, Reiji, Ryo, Guntz, Heihachi, Dante, and Vergil are the only playable units that are revealed to have deceased parents.
|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|