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Sakura Kitaōji
Season 1 | Winter Uniform

Sakura Kitaoji

Japanese Name 北大路 さくら
Romanized Name Kitaōji Sakura
English Name Sakura Kitaōji
Statistics
Age 13 (S1), 14-15 (S2)
Gender Female
Affiliation Starlight School
Occupation Idol
Student
Birthday April 6th
Blood Type A
First Appearance
Data Carddass Game 4th collection
Anime Episode 26
Voice Actress/Actor
Seiyū Kiyono Yasuno
Singing Voice Eri from STAR☆ANIS

Sakura Kitaoji (北大路さくら Kitaōji Sakura?) is one of the eight main characters in the Datacardass Aikatsu! game and the related anime adaption. She was one of the four girls that were first shown in the first opening for said anime; however, her official debut in the series itself was in Episode 26. The primary brand that Sakura uses is Aurora Fantasy.

As of Episode 38 of the anime, she is a member of Powapowa-Puririn, an independent idol unit consisting of herself, Otome, and Shion.


Background

Sakura comes from a famous kabuki theatre troupe family and as a result has learned many ancient Japanese arts ever since her childhood. Like the other members of her family, she has the genetic habit of breaking into theatrical performance when when experiencing strong emotions known as the "Kitaōji Theater".

Bio

Personality

Sakura is a very calm, polite, and soft-spoken girl. She is very friendly and a hard worker, like Ichigo. Upon her arrival at Starlight, Ichigo was assigned to be her senpai. Since then, she and her friends have helped Sakura gain confidence in herself, and develop friendships and companionships among each other and the rest of the Starlight community. By season two, Sakura has become more confident and assertive, though she still retains some of her soft-spoken nature.

Appearance

Sakura has peridot green eyes and short pink hair that goes to the nape of her neck. Her is hair is styled in a layer bob and is decorated with a flower hair clip. Her season one basic idol uniform consists of a yellow top worn under a lime green shawl, matching ruffled skirt, and brown ankle boots with red flower attachments on the cuffs. The outfit is equipped with a matching flower bracelet.

Chronology

Debuting As An Idol

Sakura makes her debut in Episode 26 as a new idol. She meets up with Ichigo, the one who was assigned to help her. However, her brother, Sakon Kitaoji, is still against the idea of her being an idol. They argue for a while until he storms off. Sakura and Ichigo chat for a while about the basics of the school system before they bid farewell. The next day Sakura and Ichigo begin their training sessions and Sakura reveals that she has been training everyday since she was applied to the academy. She impresses Ichigo with her stamina and mentions her desire to become an idol. She also reveals a strange talent of hers, the Kitaōji Theatre.

Later that day, Sakura is saddened by the fact that she's seemingly alone in a foreign place. Her spirits are soon lifted by Ichigo's encouraging words and she sees a display that touches her deeply. On the day of the performance, she performed Happiness on the same Earth wearing the Lime Stage Coord for the Entrance Ceremony. Though she didn't win, Sakura was happy to be on stage. To her surprise, her brother was there to watch as well. Glad he came to watch, Sakura talks about how she wasn't really alone on the stage because she had Ichigo's support.

Acquiring Her Premium Dress

Tristar, Soleil, and STAR☆ANIS Arc

Season 2

Season 3

Relationships

Ichigo was Sakura's mentor when Sakura entered Starlight. Sakura holds a great respect for Ichigo and Ichigo tries her best to help Sakura in any way she can.
As explained by Sakura in her debut episode (via her Kitaōji Theater), she was inspired by Mizuki to become an idol just like how Ichigo was inspired after attending one of Mizuki's concerts.
Otome is a fellow member of the unit Powapowa-Puririn. Sakura is often seen with Otome and Shion. Together, they do live broadcasts and host shows. Sakura and Otome seem to be close friends.

Etymology

Kitaōji  (北大路?)  Kita (?) means North, ō (?) means big and ji (?) means tract or road. That is, Kitaōji means "North Boulevard". It's derived from "Kitaoji Station", a train station in Kyoto.

Sakura (さくら?) means cherry blossom.

Trivia

  • Her zodiac sign is Aries.
  • Her favorite foods are green tea and Japanese sweets.
  • Her least favorite food is anything spicy.
  • She shares the same seiyuu with Shizuku Hosaka.
  • Her aura is composed of pink and yellow sakura flowers.
  • When she wears her basic coord, her hair clip changes.
  • She has a tendency to address everyone with the honorific "-sama"
  • It is revealed in Episode 68 that Sakura has "friends" in her house's carp pond, named: Koi-ichi; Koi-ji; Koi-zou; Koi-shi; Koi-go; Koi-roku; Koi-shichi; Koi-hachi; Koi-kyuu; Koi-Juu. These names basically mean Carp-one to Carp-ten.
  • Sakura shares her singing voice with Maria Himesato and Sora Kazesawa, the former of which she also shares the same brand.
  • She is the first person in Season 3 to perform in a brand coord that wasn't from their primary brand.
  • As of Episode 124, Sakura replaces Otome Arisugawa as the Starlight Queen.

Gallery

Main article: Sakura Kitaōji/Image gallery.

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