Shinjiro Taiga
大河 新次郎
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Shinjiro Taiga
Series Sakura Taisen V ~Saraba, Itoshiki Hito yo~
Also Known As Peppermint
Age 19
Birthdate August 20th, 1908
Relations Futaba Taiga (mother)
Place Tochigi, Japan
Martial Talents Kenjutsu, twin-sword-style
Weapon Ootachi (medium-length Samurai Sword) x 2, Kodachi (Samurai Short Sword) x 1
Gender Male
Height 165cm (5'4")
Weight 59 cm
B/W/H Unrecorded
Hair Black
Eyes Gray
Blood Type A
First Appearance
Sakura Taisen V
Last Appearance
Sakura Taisen V
First Appearance
Sakura Taisen: New York NYMe and My Girlfriend
Last Appearance
Sakura Taisen: New York NYFar Beyond New York
Media Portrayal
Japanese Voice Hisayoshi Suganuma
English Voice Johnny Yong Bosch

Shinjiro Taiga (大河 新次郎, Taiga Shinjirō) is the captain of the New York Kagekidan's Hoshigumi. He is the playable character and main male protagonist of Sakura Wars V: So Long, My Love.


Shinjiro is a young man with black hair and darker eyes.

He wears a dress shirt, blue tie, and a yellow vest.


As a playable character, much of Shinjiro's personality is based on the actions of the player.


Dispatched to New York to be part of the Star Division, Shinjiro was met with both open hostility and disappointment from the team, who had been expecting his famous uncle rather than the rookie from the academy. He was forbidden from combat and reduced to an usher. All but Gemini believed him incapable of combat and one demanded he be sent back to Japan and have his uncle come. It was not until the team’s captain, Ratchet, was incapacitated that they were forced to allow him to fight. Unknown to him, he has a power hidden inside him yet to be unleashed to its full potential.

In the games

Sakura Wars V: So Long, My Love

In films and television

Sakura Taisen: New York NY

Other appearances

Granblue Fantasy

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


  • The name Shinjiro means "fresh, new" (新) (shin), "next" (次) (ji) and "son" (郎) (ro).
  • Shinjiro's surname Taiga means "big, great" (大) (tai) and "river, stream" (河) (ka/ga).

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