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Sakura Shinguji
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Original Appearance:

Sakura Wars (1996)

Platform of Origin:

Sega Saturn

Unit Type:



Ichiro Ogami (Project X Zone)
Gemini Sunrise (Project X Zone 2)

Cross appearances:

Project X Zone
Project X Zone 2

Voice Actor:

Chisa Yokoyama

First Chapter Appearance:

Chapter 9 (PXZ)
Prologue 2 (PXZ2)
Chapter 18 (PXZ2 Joins Party)

"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).

Crosspedia Entry[]

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)[]

50 12173 366 366 142 151

Stats at Level 99 (Project X Zone 2)[]

99 42952 751 392 282 287

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)

Attack List[]

Project X Zone Attack List[]

Name Strength XP Rate Effect
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[]

Name Strength Effect
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

Skill List[]

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[]

Name SP Cost Target Effect Description
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 - Ichiro Ogami & Sakura Shinguji

List of Quotes - Sakura Shinguji & Gemini Sunrise

List of Quotes - Sakura Shinguji (Story/PXZ)

List of Quotes - Sakura Shinguji (Story/PXZ2)



  • 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
Playable Characters
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
Rival Characters
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
Non-Playable Characters
Aura - Iris
Project X Zone 2
Playable Characters
Akira - Alisa - Aty - Axel - Captain - Chris - Chrom - Chun-Li - Ciel - Dante - Demitri - Erica - Estelle - Felicia - Fiora - Flynn - Gemini
Goro Majima - Haseo - Heihachi - Hibana - Hotsuma - Ichiro Ogami - Ingrid - Jill - Jin - June - Kage Maru - Kazuma Kiryu - Kazuya - Ken - Kite
KOS-MOS - Leanne - Leon - Ling Xiaoyu - Lucina - Maya - Morrigan - Nana - Natsu - Pai - Phoenix - Reiji - Ryo - Ryu - Sakura - Segata
Strider Hiryu - Ulala - Valkyrie - Vashyron - Vergil - X - Xiaomu - Yuri - Zephyr - Zero
Juri - M. Bison - Nelo Angelo - Nemesis - B.B. Hood - Lord Raptor - Pyron - Sigma - Vile MK-II - Tong Pooh - B. Hayato - V-Dural - V-Dural (Statue) - Dural - Aya-me - Ciseaux - Ranmaru - Dokurobo - Shadow - Coco ★ Tapioca - Robot Axel - Unknown - Zagi - Marduk - Vajra - Skeith - Azure Kite - Saya - Dokugozu - Dokumezu - Sheath - Nine Nine - Byaku Shin - T-elos - Kamuz - Metal Face
Ustanak - Solo - Shtrom Jr. - Shtrom - Druk - Kurohagane α
Non-Playable Characters
Ada - Aura - Chizuru Urashima - Garigliano - Miyuki - Miles Edgeworth - Otohime - Sylphie - Tarosuke - Tiki