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Profile
Voiced By Kaori Ishihara
Age 16
Gender Female
Birthday April, 5th (Aries)
Blood Type O
Laterality Right
Guardian Wild Boar
Weapon Gauntlets, Pilebunkers
Personal Details
Affiliation Gessen Girls' Academy (2nd-year)
Hobby Cleaning
Favorite Food Rice crackers
Family Unnamed Mother
Unnamed Father
Unnamed Younger Siblings
Appearance
Hair Color Dark Blue
Eye Color Dark Blue
Height 159cm (5'3")
Bust 90cm (35")
Cup 63H
Bust Volume 2052.7ml
Waist 53cm (21")
Hips 82cm (32")



Yozakura (夜桜) is a playable character from the Senran Kagura video game series. She makes her debut in Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus.

A second-year student at Gessen Girls' Academy. Being the oldest of twelve brothers and sisters, she knows how to discipline her peers, which comes in handy in her work as Yumi's right-hand woman and chief enforcer.

She rarely allows her own discipline to slip, but she does know how to party, and when pushed far enough, she lets loose – not only with her huge gauntlets, but with the full verbal force of her hometown accent.

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Appearance

Yozakura has short blue hair in a sort of bowl cut, with a cherry blossom in it, and she has blue eyes. She wears an outfit similar to a kimono, but exposes her midriff. The top parts of the outfit is white, which fades to a sea-foam green color, decorated with white, lavender and purple flower designs.

The bottom half of the outfit resembles the bottom half of a regular kimono, but is open down the middle. It's sea-foam green in color, and slowly fades to a dark teal color as it goes down. Like the top, it's decorated with small flower designs. She wears a pale blue sash around her waste, which is decorated with white flowers. She wears long white tabi, and wooden sandals. On her arms are large, ornate gauntlets, which have pistons.

Personality

“Kicking is for men and girls with no shame. A real lady knows how to use her fist, and look good in doing it.”
—Yozakura, taken from the Shinobi Syllabus.

Relationships

Main Article: Yozakura/Relationships

Background

She is the oldest of 12 brother and sisters, her mother died in a battle as shinobi when she was 8 years old and her father died a year later as shinobi too. After his death Yozakura was separated from her relatives. Some time later, she eventually met Master Kurokage, and he told her "I'll give you the strength to protect what is important to you" and she accepted with the condition that she get join her brothers and sisters.

Story

Shinovi Versus

Gessen Girls' Academy

Hanzo National Academy

Hebijo Clandestine Girls Academy

Homura's Crimson Squad

Estival Versus

Gameplay

Yozakura imbues every punch with all of her strength and tends to go for one-hit KOs. The gunpowder hidden in her gauntlets adds even more power to her explosive punches - enough to shake the very heavens and earth.

Other Appearances

Games

New Wave

Related Article: Yozakura/New Wave

Yozakura appears as a playable character in the mobile card collection game, Senran Kagura: New Wave, alongside the other members of Gessen Girls' Academy.

Bon Appétit!

Related Article: Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit/Songs/My Ultimate Feast

Books

Shinovi Versus: Comic Anthology Vol.1

Shinovi Versus: Comic Anthology Vol.2

Non-Senran Kagura Appearances

Musical Themes

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Name Game Description Audio
Floral Freedom Shinovi Versus Yozakura's theme. It plays after she transforms and also when fighting against her. Yozakura's theme is based on the Classical Music Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata, 1st Movement"[1]
Floral Freedom
My Ultimate Feast Bon Appétit Yozakura's theme. It plays when going against her in a cooking battle.
My Ultimate Feast
Sending Determination Estival Versus Yozakura's theme. It plays after she transforms and also when fighting against her.
Sending Determination

Creation & Development

“As a foil Katsuragi, our kicker, I felt we needed a punching character. That wasn't the original plan, but Yozakura just sort of naturally evolved that way during the design process. Her special feature is her Okayama dialect, so when Kitajima-san wrote the script in regular Japanese, I had to change it myself. But I kept thinking, if I completely changed her lines into full-on Okayama dialect, people would be like "What? I can't understand a word she's saying!" I had to really struggle to keep a good balance between comprehensible and regional with her.”
—Producer Commentary from the Shinovi Versus Shinobi Syllabus

Trivia

  • Yozakura's name means "Cherry Trees in the Evening".
  • Her fighting gauntlets looks similar to The Big O hands.
  • Yozakura's character theme, Floral Freedom, is an arrangement of Piano Sonata No. 14 (Moonlight Sonata) (Beethoven). A play on the "Evening" part of her name.
  • In the Gessen Ninja Room after completing Gessen's story, speaking to Yozakura will trigger a conversation that reveals where her gauntlets came from. She explains that they were given to her by Kurokage shortly after joining Gessen, who had retrieved them from a couple who made iron weapons. She also states that the couple also made a pair of gleaves(metal boots) and she wonders where they are now
    • This implies that Yozakura's gauntlets and Katsuragi's boots were made by the same people, thus explaining their similar color scheme and overall design.
  • Yozakura shares the same birthday with Seimei.

Quotes

Main Article: Yozakura/Quotes

Gallery

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References

  1. Info by Kitsune Hawk from http://www.vgfacts.com/game/senrankagurashinoviversus/

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