Sakura Minamoto
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The zombie whose charming point is the polka dot ribbon on her long hair.

While she's the first to be awakened, she can't remember anything from when she's alive. Surrounded by all those legendary zombies, she's pushed into roles from time to time. Her dialect is of Karatsu. A girl with an extremely cute Karatsu accent.

Sakura Minamoto (源 さくら, Minamoto Sakura?) is the main protagonist of Zombieland Saga. Before becoming a zombie she was an ordinary girl who faced various misfortunes. She died in 2008 getting hit by a pickup truck on her way to an idol audition. She's also a member and the center of the idol group Franchouchou and is known as Number 1 (1号 Ichi-gō?).


Sakura has straight, dark rose-pink hair with a section of it brought up with a blue and pink bow and some hanging over her shoulders, her bangs are brushed to the left side, and blue eyes. Like the other zombies, she has grayish-blue skin, red eyes and a large scar across her face.

In her casual human form, Sakura still sports what would have been her school uniform: a navy-blue and white dress, white socks, and brown school-shoes. As an Idol, she wears a pale pink top with "1" written on it, along with two hearts. Sakura also wears a hot pink skirt with white frills.


Sakura is shown to be an energetic girl when she was still alive. However, that spirit seemed to turn into confusion, worry, and slight fear after she regains her consciousness as a zombie. However, she becomes very passionate whenever she is singing as an Idol.

When she regains her memories of her life but loses her memories of her Zombification, Sakura becomes very defeatist and detached due to the failures she kept facing in life no matter how hard she tried. After she regained all of her memories and with the encouragement from her friends she regains her confidence and love of performing.


Early Life

Sakura lived a complicated life in her childhood. Initially, she was an energetic and ambitious girl who strived to work hard for the many important roles she gained. Though she worked most of her life to train herself, they all came down on the day of opportunity through a series of unfortunate events. She either ended up injured, forced to help people, or unable to make the cut. These strings of unlucky coincidences continued throughout her school life and even interfered with her personal life and hobbies.

The bad luck and misfortunes she endured throughout her life caused Sakura to develop a pessimistic personality. She stopped trying and lost her self-esteem under the fear of another tragic or embarrassing failure. While still in high school, she saw an idol interview with Iron Frill leader, Ai Mizuno. In her interview, she entailed her success story from her beginnings, learning from her mistakes, and tackling obstacles to become a successful idol. Filled with curiosity, Sakura attended one of Ai's concert to see her in action. From her spirited performance, Sakura was filled with inspiration after seeing her on stage.

With her spirit renewed, she set off to try one last time by participating in an idol audition. But shortly after heading out, her new ambition took an unexpected turn when a truck crashed into her, taking away her life and died.


  • The name Sakura means "cherry blossom" (さくら).
  • Sakura's surname Minamoto (源) means "source, origin".
    • Sakura's surname (Minamoto) is also one of the three most prominent clans in Japanese history. It is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku.  
  • According to Sakura's horoscope, she is an Aries.  
  • Sakura's forehead scar was caused by her apparent cause of death, a head concussion.
    • This is also the reason why she had an amnesia of her past memories.
  • Sakura died five days after her seventeenth birthday.
  • Sakura is the only member of Franchouchou to not have a "Legendary" title.
  • Sakura is one of three with most curvaceous figures in group. Sharing same cup size and body type with Tae Yamada and beaten only by Yugiri.



Characters list
Kōtarō Tatsumi  •  Sakura Minamoto  •  Saki Nikaido  •  Ai Mizuno  •  Junko Konno  •  Yugiri  •  Tae Yamada  •  Lily Hoshikawa  •  Policeman A  •  Romero
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