Attack! Imperial Floral Assault Group! Sakura Shinguji for Smash Switch!

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New Geki is No. 1 on the JP iTunes store
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Made a Twitter thread on why I think Sakura has a chance.

I strongly think she's a dark horse candidate for FP5 and has a ton going for her, check it out!
 

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Made a Twitter thread on why I think Sakura has a chance.

I strongly think she's a dark horse candidate for FP5 and has a ton going for her, check it out!
You know, I've had a similar thought about Sakura myself. I really feel that f she isn't FP5, she'll be added somewhere down the line. Actually, I think the SEGA characters likely as DLC are Arle Nadja, Sakura Shinguji, and Kiryu (and maybe Ryo Hazuki).
 

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You know, I've had a similar thought about Sakura myself. I really feel that f she isn't FP5, she'll be added somewhere down the line. Actually, I think the SEGA characters likely as DLC are Arle Nadja, Sakura Shinguji, and Kiryu (and maybe Ryo Hazuki).
Actually there’s a few reasons I think she could be as soon as next, I’ll go over them:
-Some of you may be aware of the Milk-BOATSU leak that described a female fighter with a curved weapon plad in a Japanese kimono but specified as not Reimu from Tohou Project that would be released as Fighter Pack 5, the description fits Sakura remarkably well and is really the only character it could fit since the only other one, Nakoruru, has been confirmed to be a Mii Outfit
-Probably the most damning piece of evidence is that Shin Sakura Wars releases the very NIGHT of the Game Awards in Japan, considering last year Smash’s release directly tied into the Game Awards and the show is simulcast across the world, it would absolutely make sense for there to be a tie-in for it especially since it’s releasing in the West the following year and could probably use the extra marketing boost
-Multiple insiders have implied the character for FP5 is allegedly one that will be VERY surprising and one that not many people are speculating, Sakura definitely fits both of those which is why she’d make sense for that quota
-Somewhat miscellaneous note but Sakura would explain the missing Lloyd costume, both have copyrights tracing back to manga artist Kosuke Fujishima, who handles character designs for both franchises, as a result it would make sense if the costume was held off to release with Sakura as thematically it fits

Anyways that’s all I have, take it as you will. (Also if she is next I REALLY hope her trailer starts off with Segata Sanshiro telling you to play SEGA Saturn lmao)
 
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(Also if she is next I REALLY hope her trailer starts off with Segata Sanshirontelling you to play SEGA Saturn lmao)
I imagine either a play or a musical (involving the other smash girls, of course) ending with everyone applauding, while one of the edgy boys (Dark Pit, Wolf) complains about it with Segata siting next to him in (manly) tears over how awesome it was.
 
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Actually there’s a few reasons I think she could be as soon as next, I’ll go over them:
-Some of you may be aware of the Milk-BOATSU leak that described a female fighter with a curved weapon plad in a Japanese kimono but specified as not Reimu from Tohou Project that would be released as Fighter Pack 5, the description fits Sakura remarkably well and is really the only character it could fit since the only other one, Nakoruru, has been confirmed to be a Mii Outfit
-Probably the most damning piece of evidence is that Shin Sakura Wars releases the very NIGHT of the Game Awards in Japan, considering last year Smash’s release directly tied into the Game Awards and the show is simulcast across the world, it would absolutely make sense for there to be a tie-in for it especially since it’s releasing in the West the following year and could probably use the extra marketing boost
-According to multiple insiders, the character for FP5 is allegedly one that will be VERY surprising and one that not many people are speculating, Sakura definitely fits both of those which is why she’d make sense for that quota
-Somewhat miscellaneous note but Sakura would explain the missing Lloyd costume, both have copyrights tracing back to manga artist Kosuke Fujishima, who handles character designs for both franchises, as a result it would make sense if the costume was held off to release with Sakura as thematically it fits

Anyways that’s all I have, take it as you will. (Also if she is next I REALLY hope her trailer starts off with Segata Sanshirontelling you to play SEGA Saturn lmao)
didnt that data for "Jane" have a ponytail

huh...
 

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Actually there’s a few reasons I think she could be as soon as next, I’ll go over them:
-Some of you may be aware of the Milk-BOATSU leak that described a female fighter with a curved weapon plad in a Japanese kimono but specified as not Reimu from Tohou Project that would be released as Fighter Pack 5, the description fits Sakura remarkably well and is really the only character it could fit since the only other one, Nakoruru, has been confirmed to be a Mii Outfit
-Probably the most damning piece of evidence is that Shin Sakura Wars releases the very NIGHT of the Game Awards in Japan, considering last year Smash’s release directly tied into the Game Awards and the show is simulcast across the world, it would absolutely make sense for there to be a tie-in for it especially since it’s releasing in the West the following year and could probably use the extra marketing boost
-According to multiple insiders, the character for FP5 is allegedly one that will be VERY surprising and one that not many people are speculating, Sakura definitely fits both of those which is why she’d make sense for that quota
-Somewhat miscellaneous note but Sakura would explain the missing Lloyd costume, both have copyrights tracing back to manga artist Kosuke Fujishima, who handles character designs for both franchises, as a result it would make sense if the costume was held off to release with Sakura as thematically it fits

Anyways that’s all I have, take it as you will. (Also if she is next I REALLY hope her trailer starts off with Segata Sanshiro telling you to play SEGA Saturn lmao)
Oh, my goodness. I can't even begin to tell you how much you've got me all hyped right now. While I would like to see Arle sooner rather than later, Sakura is another SEGA character I've been low-key hoping for. That said, the first point you've made alone (regarding the Milk-BOATSU leak I've been hearing so much about on the Shantae thread) is enough to excite me right now, considering how Reimu and Nakoruru both don't seem all too likely for FP5 (For the record, I don't anything against these two, and would like to see them in Smash one day).

As for the second point, it makes me wonder... do you think Sakura SHINGUJI and Sakura AMAMIYA will both be added to Smash Ultimate, pulling sort of a Captain Olimar/Alph on us?

The third point DOES fit right up Sakura's alley...

For the misc. point, thanks for the tidbit. I've seen Tales' artwork, and I always wondered if Sakura Wars and that series shared the same artist. I've always loved their art, actually.
 

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As for the second point, it makes me wonder... do you think Sakura SHINGUJI and Sakura AMAMIYA will both be added to Smash Ultimate, pulling sort of a Captain Olimar/Alph on us?

The third point DOES fit right up Sakura's alley...

For the misc. point, thanks for the tidbit. I've seen Tales' artwork, and I always wondered if Sakura Wars and that series shared the same artist. I've always loved their art, actually.
New game was confirmed in march last year

So if they caught wind, a Amamiya alt is likely
 

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didnt that data for "Jane" have a ponytail

huh...
You know that is true, she does use a curved weapon in the form of a katana kinda like an elongated version of Joker’s knife so it does make you wonder...

As for the second point, it makes me wonder... do you think Sakura SHINGUJI and Sakura AMAMIYA will both be added to Smash Ultimate, pulling sort of a Captain Olimar/Alph on us?
You know I was actually thinking about this earlier, yeah I could see it honestly, from what’s been seen of Sakura Amamiya she seems very similar to Sakura Shinguji in both design and abilities so I could see them being an Olimar/Alph style character.

I do wonder however if they’d share the same announcer call though since Roy and Roy Koopa’s are both different from each other.
For the misc. point, thanks for the tidbit. I've seen Tales' artwork, and I always wondered if Sakura Wars and that series shared the same artist. I've always loved their art, actually.
Yeah it’s such a distinct style and I really do love it, he really does bring out a lot of flair to the characters that he designs.

You know though on a side-note I was wondering, do any of you think the Sakura Wars content in Smash would be dubbed or do you think it’ll stay in Japanese? After all Sakura does have an English VA in the form of Wendee Lee.
 

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You know that is true, she does use a curved weapon in the form of a katana kinda like an elongated version of Joker’s knife so it does make you wonder...


You know I was actually thinking about this earlier, yeah I could see it honestly, from what’s been seen of Sakura Amamiya she seems very similar to Sakura Shinguji in both design and abilities so I could see them being an Olimar/Alph style character.

I do wonder however if they’d share the same announcer call though since Roy and Roy Koopa’s are both different from each other.

Yeah it’s such a distinct style and I really do love it, he really does bring out a lot of flair to the characters that he designs.

You know though on a side-note I was wondering, do any of you think the Sakura Wars content in Smash would be dubbed or do you think it’ll stay in Japanese? After all Sakura does have an English VA in the form of Wendee Lee.
Stay Japanese
Part of Sakura Wars appeal is its VA's who also play those characters in irl theater plays
Sakura without Chisa Yokoyama would be bizarre
 
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I also think she might be FP5 I also thought of what her spirit board could be.

Ichiro
Rank:**
Character: :ultmarth:(White alt), Sakura Minion
Stage Imperial Theater
Reinforcements will appear
Enemies get occasionally stronger.

Sumire
Rank: *
Character: :ultdaisy:(Purple alt)
Stage: Imperial Theater
Enemy starts with Reaper's Scythe.
Enemy keeps it's distance.


Maria
Rank: *
Character: :ultsheik:(Black Alt)
Stage: Imperial Theater
Items: Freezie, Ray Gun
Enemy starts with Staff
Floor is covered with Ice

Iris
Rank: *
Character: :ultlucas:(Orange and Blue striped alt)
Stage: Imperial Theater.
Enemy has a preference with using Throws.
Pokemon will occasionally appear(Bewear)

Kohran
Rank: **
Character: :ultinkling:(Purple alt)
Stage: Imperial Theater
Items: Bombs
Enemy starts with Super Scope

Kanna
Rank: **
Character: :ultbrawler:(Fighter Uniform, Ninja Headband)
Stage: Imperial Theater
Enemy's punches are strong for a short period of time


Orihime
Rank: ***
Character: :ultcorrinf:(Black Alt)
Stage: Imperial Theater
Enemy has a preference towards Special Moves(Mainly Neutral B)
Enemy starts with Steel Diver

Reni
Rank: *
Character: :ultcorrin:(Default)
Stage: Imperial Theater
Enemy has preference towards Side Smashes.

Erika
Rank: ****
Character: :ultzelda:(Brown Alt), Minion: :ultmarth:(White Alt)
Stage: Luminose City
Enemy starts with Ray Gun and Super Leaf
Reinforcements will appear
Enemies will occasionally get stronger

Gemini
Rank: ***
Character::ultgunner:(Lip Wig, Wild West Outfit) x2
Stage: Gerudo Valley
Enemy starts with Beam Sword
Enemy gets stronger overtime.
 
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You know that is true, she does use a curved weapon in the form of a katana kinda like an elongated version of Joker’s knife so it does make you wonder...
Oh, yeah... So far nothing's really come out of that yet, has it?

I do wonder however if they’d share the same announcer call though since Roy and Roy Koopa’s are both different from each other.
Yeah, that's gong to be a tricky thing to work around...

Yeah it’s such a distinct style and I really do love it, he really does bring out a lot of flair to the characters that he designs.
I know, right?

You know though on a side-note I was wondering, do any of you think the Sakura Wars content in Smash would be dubbed or do you think it’ll stay in Japanese? After all Sakura does have an English VA in the form of Wendee Lee.
I wouldn't mind either, personally. But it's weird, I thought her games (whether they were localized or not) only used the Japanese voices...
 

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I wouldn't mind either, personally. But it's weird, I thought her games (whether they were localized or not) only used the Japanese voices...
Not So Long My Love, that’s the only one to be localized in English.

The anime however has been localized in English by ADV Films and Funimation respectively.
 

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I also think she might be FP5 I also thought of what her spirit board could be.

Ichiro
Rank:**
Character: :ultmarth:(White alt), Sakura Minion
Stage Imperial Theater
Reinforcements will appear
Enemies get occasionally stronger.

Sumire
Rank: *
Character: :ultdaisy:(Purple alt)
Stage: Imperial Theater
Enemy starts with Reaper's Scythe.
Enemy keeps it's distance.


Maria
Rank: *
Character: :ultsheik:(Black Alt)
Stage: Imperial Theater
Items: Freezie, Ray Gun
Enemy starts with Staff
Floor is covered with Ice

Iris
Rank: *
Character: :ultlucas:(Orange and Blue striped alt)
Stage: Imperial Theater.
Enemy has a preference with using Throws.
Pokemon will occasionally appear(Bewear)

Kohran
Rank: **
Character: :ultinkling:(Purple alt)
Stage: Imperial Theater
Items: Bombs
Enemy starts with Super Scope

Kanna
Rank: **
Character: :ultbrawler:(Fighter Uniform, Ninja Headband)
Stage: Imperial Theater
Enemy's punches are strong for a short period of time


Orihime
Rank: ***
Character: :ultcorrinf:(Black Alt)
Stage: Imperial Theater
Enemy has a preference towards Special Moves(Mainly Neutral B)
Enemy starts with Steel Diver

Reni
Rank: *
Character: :ultcorrin:(Default)
Stage: Imperial Theater
Enemy has preference towards Side Smashes.

Erika
Rank: ****
Character: :ultzelda:(Brown Alt), Minion: :ultmarth:(White Alt)
Stage: Luminose City
Enemy starts with Ray Gun and Super Leaf
Reinforcements will appear
Enemies will occasionally get stronger

Gemini
Rank: ***
Character::ultgunner:(Lip Wig, Wild West Outfit) x2
Stage: Gerudo Valley
Enemy starts with Beam Sword
Enemy gets stronger overtime.
I think that, judging by how the DLC spirit battles has been handled so far, the sole Legend spirit would either be the whole team together or the final boss or a bigger entity from the game. Or dad Shinguji :estatic:

I'd also include a Koubu (or all of them together) as a spirit, since it's a key part of the series and I'm sure Sakurai and his team would want to implement it.
 
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