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Shinjiro Taiga
大河 新次郎
Shinjiro Taiga portait.png
Shinjiro Taiga
Series Sakura Taisen V ~Saraba, Itoshiki Hito yo~
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Also Known As Peppermint (as a girl)

Shiny (by Gemini)
Shins (by Rosita)

Age 19
Birthdate August 20th, 1908
Relations Futaba Taiga (mother)
Birthplace Tochigi, Japan
Martial Talents Kenjutsu, twin-sword-style
Weapon Ootachi (medium-length Samurai Sword) x 2, Kodachi (Samurai Short Sword) x 1
Spiricles Fujiyama Star (STAR V)
Spiricle Color White
Characteristics
Gender Male
Height 165cm (5'4")
Weight 59 cm
B/W/H Unrecorded
Hair Black
Eyes Gray
Blood Type A
Appearances
First Appearance
(Game)
Sakura Wars V: So Long, My Love

Chapter 1 : A Samurai Makes His First Stand

Last Appearance
(Game)
Sakura Wars V: So Long, My Love

Chapter 8 : Sakura Skyscrapers

First Appearance
(Anime)
Sakura Wars: New York

Episode 1 : Me and My Girlfriend

Last Appearance
(Anime)
Sakura Wars: New York

Episode 6 : Far 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 Combat Revue's Star Division. Shinjiro is the nephew of Ichiro Ogami, the current commander of the Imperial Combat Revue. He is the playable character and main male protagonist of Sakura Wars V: So Long, My Love.

Appearance

Shinjiro is a good-looking Japanese young man with short black hair and darker eyes.

He wears a white shirt and blue tie along with a yellow vest and dark purple pants.

As a member of the Five-Rings Warriors, Shinjiro has the Five-Ring mark on his stomach at the same place he was struck with Nobunaga's arrow.

Personality

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.

Background

Shinjiro was born on August 20th, 1908 in Tochigi, Japan. He learned to become a samurai alongside his mother Futaba.

When Shinjiro later falls into a coma due to Nobunaga's arrow piercing him, it is revealed that Shinjiro is a reincarnation of Koya Hijiri, one of the original Five-Ring Warriors that fought the Demon Lord in medieval Japan.

History

Sakura Wars V: So Long, My Love

Chapter 1: A Samurai Makes his First Stand

In 1929, Shinjiro is in Tokyo where he meets up with Sakura Shinguji, a legendary actress from the Imperial Combat Revue. After a small walk with the young woman, Sakura takes him to the Imperial Theater to meet up with his uncle Ichiro who is the current commander of the Imperial Combat Revue. There, 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.

Chapter 2: Law of the People, For the People, By the People

Chapter 3: Rosita in Spirit

Chapter 4: Hamlet in Central Park

Chapter 5: A Melancholy Intellect

Chapter 6: Gemini the Twin

Chapter 7: The Slumbering Lamb

Chapter 8: Sakura Skyscrapers

Sakura Wars: New York

Episode 1: Me and My Girlfriend

Episode 2: X... and the City

Episode 3: In the Clear, Starry Night

Episode 4: Mother, I Want to Sing!

Episode 5: The Forbidden Paradise

Episode 6: Far Beyond New York

Other appearances

Granblue Fantasy

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

Super Robot Wars 30

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

Etymology

  • 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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