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Ichiro Ogami
大神 一郎
Ichiro Ogami portait.png
Ichiro Ogami
Series Sakura Wars
Sakura Wars 2: Thou Shalt Not Die
Sakura Wars 3: Is Paris Burning?
Sakura Wars 4: Fall in Love, Maidens
Sakura Wars V: So Long, My Love
Age 19 (Sakura Wars)
21 (Sakura Wars 2)
22 (Sakura Wars 3)
23 (Sakura Wars 4 & V)
Birthdate January 3rd, 1903
Relations Futaba Taiga (older sister)
Shinjiro Taiga (nephew)
Birthplace Tochigi, Japan
Martial Talents Kenjutsu, twin-sword-style
Weapon Two ōtachi (medium-length Japanese swords)
Sprite NeutralSeriousHappyBlushingSadMadUncertainShocked
Gender Male
Height 176 cm (5'9")
Weight 65 kg
B/W/H Unrecorded
Hair Black
Eyes Gray
Blood Type A
First Appearance
Sakura Wars
Last Appearance
Sakura Wars V: So Long, My Love
First Appearance
Chapter 1
First Appearance
Sakura Wars: The Gorgeous Blooming Cherry BlossomsAct 1: Hanaikusa the City of Flowers
Last Appearance
Sakura Taisen: Sumire
Media Portrayal
Japanese Voice Akio Suyama
English Voice Brian Gaston (ADV Films)
Dave Wittenberg (credited as Dave Lelyveld) (Bandai/Geneon, FUNimation for the Sumire OVA)
Daniel Katsük (FUNimation for Sakura Wars: Ecole de Paris)

Ichiro Ogami (大神 一郎, Ōgami Ichirō) is the playable character and main male protagonist of Sakura Wars through Sakura Wars 4. He is the captain of the Imperial Combat Revue's Flower Division before being transferred to the Paris Combat Revue, before the two briefly merge in the final battle of Sakura Wars 4.


Ichiro has brushed-up spiky black hair and dark-colored eyes.

He wears a white uniform jacket, yellow linings and buttons, white ascot, trousers and white leather shoes.


Ichiro has an (un)fortunate knack for, maybe accidentally, running into some of his female comrades in varying states of undress.

Ichiro is a bonafide ladies' man—able to charm his way into the hearts of each of his female teammates.

Ichiro can be hot-blooded at times.

Ichiro wears his uniform well alongside his various acts of heroism, gallantry, and overall reliability as both a leader and person.


A graduate of the Imperial Naval Academy, Ogami 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 Ogami was sent to work with the Hanagumi, as Kayama worked with the Tsukigumi.

In the games

Sakura Wars

Ogami's VMU portrait.

In the first Sakura Wars, Ogami was just newly transferred to the highly secret Imperial Assault Force. What happens in the game is based on the player's decisions.

Sakura Wars 2: Thou Shalt Not Die

Ogami is given the command of the Imperial Flower Combat Troupe after being away for a year to complete duties as a Naval Officer in the Imperial Japanese Navy. What occurs in the story is based on the player's decision.

Sakura Wars 3: Is Paris Burning?

Ohgami is transferred to Paris to develop the newly created Paris Assault Force. Again, much of the story revolves around the player's decision.

Sakura Wars 4: Fall in Love, Maidens

The Imperial Flower Combat Troupe faces a new threat in Tokyo, and Ogami is given the responsibility of commanding the troupe along with the Paris Assault Force. Ohgami finally chooses a girl, and they (presumably) live happily ever after.

Sakura Wars V: So Long, My Love

In 1928, Ichiro meets up with at the Theater with his nephew Shinjiro Taiga. Shinjiro greets his uncle and says that he is assigned to join the Imperial Combat Revue. To his surprise, Ichiro then tells him that he was not dispatched to join the group but to go overseas in America and join the Star Division of the New York Combat Revue. While Shinjiro is nervous at the idea of going overseas, Ichiro reassures him that he also felt the same when he went to Paris and that he will tell his friends in New York to help his nephew out if necessary. Before leaving Japan, Shinjiro is given a black pouch by his uncle who tells him to use it only if he finds himself in a tight spot. He also tells him to believe in himself no matter which enemies he comes across. Shinjiro promises his uncle that he will do his best.

In films and television

Sakura Taisen: Ouka Kenran

Ogami plays a minor role in the first OVA.

Sakura Taisen: Gouka Kenran

Ogami does not play any significant role in this OVA other than serving as a support character.

By the end of the OVA, Ogami is already on the ship that will take him to Paris. All of a sudden the entire Flower Combat Troupe appears last minute to bid Ogami farewell.

Sakura Wars (TV Series)

Ogami plays a minor role in the TV series and, unlike in the main games, he temporarily assumed the role of Assistant Commander.

Sakura Taisen: Ecole de Paris

Sakura Taisen: Le Nouveau Paris

At the third episode, Ogami send a letter to Le Chatte Noir to know their well being but did not designate who's gonna be the captain of Paris Flower Division, thus leaving the decision-making to themselves. By the end of the episode, Ogami looking at the pictures received from the girls in return.

Sakura Wars: The Movie

Other appearances

Sakura Wars V Episode 0

Ogami is a Sercet Character in Sakura Taisen V Episode 0 with your Koubu and KoubuF2.

Project X Zone

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

Project X Zone 2

Ogami is one of the playable Sega characters in the tactical role-playing game, Project X Zone 2. He is paired with Erica Fontaine.

Granblue Fantasy

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

Super Robot Wars X-Ω

Ogami is one of the playable Sakura Wars characters.


  • The name Ichiro means "one" (一) (ichi) and "son" (郎) (ro).
  • Ichiro's surname Ogami means "big, great" (大) (o) and "god, deity" (神) (kami/gami).

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