Princess Sakura is one of the main characters in Sakura hime kaden and is the granddaughter of Princess Kaguya who was the weilder of Chizakura The blood cherry blossom sword (which is the only weapon that can kill and destroy, the man eating mononoke, Youko). Because Princess Sakura is her granddaughter she also has the ability to wield Chizakura. She is also betrothed to prince oura (Aoba).
One of Arina Tanemura's favourite characters in this manga is Asagiri. Arina says "I worked backwards from heian period - black hair. She is the princess from the moon, after all.(I wanted to give her an otherworldly look)", Arina even describes her as a "flexible personality" and that she's "very strong inside".
Sakura doesn't like to be told what to do, she has a tomboyish attitude, and likes snacks. She tries to like her to be wed, she's kind but she will stand up for herself. Sakura is the princess of the moon and she can wield the blood cherry blossom sword, she's not the average, tea-time princess.
Sakura's name, 桜, means "Cherry Blossom" in Japanese.
Sakura is a young girl of average height, with very long brown hair that reaches down to her knees.She has brown eyes and brown hair. Whenever Sakura transform, her hair change color from brown to silver and her eyes also change color from brown to pink. Sakura is always seen in a traditional kimono with a range of different hair pieces. The exception being when she transforms. Her battle outfit consists of a short skirt, with long sleeves reminiscent of a kimono's sleeves, as well as a fitted bodice with the ying and yang symbol just above the skirt. The outfit is completed with a black neck collar with a pink-diamond or ruby attached (as seen in the first image, on the top right).
Throughout the manga Sakura's beauty is mentioned, even the councilor mentions "her charms" who later turns out to be a youko working for Enju.
Personality EditSakura is a caring person at heart to the people familiar and close to her, but when Prince Oura (also known as Aoba) comes, her personality drastically changes to a loud mouthed whiner and brat. However she is truly not like that at all. She slowly regains her original personality, but on the night of their bridal night (Sakura's and Aoba's) a youko turns up and attacks the village. Sakura rushes to help but then gets attacked herself, during the fight Aoba shoots an arrow through her chest. Her personality is shaken but it slowly restores itself when The Togu (Fujimurasaki) shows an interest in her and ends up kissing her, while Aoba is watching from an unspotable distance. Aoba then starts to show how much he loves Sakura, and from then on her personality is back to normal. Until Enju turned out to be Sakura's older brother. This resulted in Sakura becoming upset at some points and confused in others.
Sakura's soul symbol translates to "Destroy".
Sakura has a sad background where she lost her mother and father at a very young age and then supposedly lost her older brother at a young age.When her brother was alive, people in the village used to be scared of her and her brother (Kai) and ladies in waiting would talk about how scary she was to the villagers. Sakura was considered an outcast due to the fact that she didn't have any friends. After her brother died, the ladies in waiting would try not to make eye contact and try not to be in the same room as her, because she lived on a large estate.
Her Brothers deathEdit
The true fact about her brother is that he didn't die when Sakura was 10. He actually went to meet the emperor on the outskirts of the capital at his villa. The emperor captured him because a lady in waiting said "the princess is in love with her older brother" and also because the emperor had a plan to isolate Sakura so he trapped Kai in a water chamber for 3 years and 10 months.
Sakura never really knew who he was or what he looked like or was like all she knew about him was that he was her betrothed since birth. Later when she got to know him she really found his personality interesting, then she found him confusing but later she found out that he deeply loves her but because he couldn't become the togu (the next emperor) all that love turned to hatred.Later on, he showed her how much he loved her and so far they are in a relationship.
Kai and Sakura are brother and sister but then Kai fell ill and apparently died but really that was just to cover up the fact that the moon side of him had awoken and so was being kept in a water chamber for most of Sakura's life until she turned the age 14 and Enju came back to see Sakura and to take her to a place were the people of the moon stay. In chapter 10 Sakura explains about how her older brother "In a way, was my first love".
Oumi is Princess Sakura's most closest lady in waiting. She trusts Oumi enough to keep hold of her soul symbol. Even when Oumi betrayed her and gave Princess Sakura's soul symbol to Aoba, Princess Sakura still felt the need to want to protect her. Oumi trusts in Princess Sakura so much that she tells her about how her family died which was because a youko killed them. She then gives up her life just to tell her that the counselor was the one behind the attacks. Oumi then turns into a Youko, but Princess Sakura couldn't bring herself to kill her hoping there was another way to save her.
Because of the fact that Sakura is Kaguya's granddaughter, she has the blood of a creature from the moon and also because Kaguya is the princess of the moon and brought the weapon Chizakura from the moon. Sakura can wield it and uses it to destroy youko, an immortal flesh eating mononoke (demon) that can only be killed and destroyed using Chizakura. Chizakura has its very own personality which includes it agreeing with Sakura's feelings and emotions in battle and also includes near the beginning, the reason why Sakura couldn't control Chizakura but could summon her.