Sakura Taisen 3 Hanabi Ending
Aimed for Lobelia's route at first but got Hanabi's ending due to some stupid mistakes. With this i finished my first playthrough of Sakura Taisen 3. I have to say Sakura Taisen 3 is probably the best overall entry of the series because its production value totally blew out the previous 2 games by far margin. Sakura Taisen series strongest points are always about the heroines and the songs and Sakura Taisen 3 will makes you surprised if you think the previous games are awesome already.
So back to Hanabi, Hanabi Kitaouji is the last member recruited by Ogami for Paris Kagekidan and in the battle she is proficient with bow. In the Sakura Taisen 3 Hanabi's character portrayed as a very gentle girl yet behind her gentle demeanor lies great sorrow from the grief of losing her first lover in a tragic accident. During her chapter one of the Beastmen exploited Hanabi's the weakness of her heart to satisfy his twisted desire and Ogami with his smooth-talking and some help from Paris Kagekidan able to save Hanabi. In the series Hanabi is the third Yamato Nadeshiko after Sakura and Sumire and her personality is the most gentle one out of three. Being a Japanese raised overseas, she yearns to be Yamato Nadeshiko and looks after Sakura and Sumire and from time to time consult with Ogami as well. If you pick Hanabi as Ogami's partner, her route is all about Ogami helping Hanabi to regain her former self after going through so much sorrow by acting as emotional support to lean on. Kinda feel bad if Ogami had to pick other girl from Paris Kagekidan and unable to support Hanabi with her fragile heart.
While Hanabi is not my most favorite character, her character theme "Kokoro no Kasa wa" or Umbrella of Heart is probably the best character song in Sakura Taisen 3 in my opinion for portraying great amount of emotion while at the same time not being overly too dramatic. After Hanabi's ending i will definitely try to get Lobelia's ending next and then Glycine's. At some point i will write Full Article for Sakura Taisen 3 since i got enough material for it. I won't be touching Sakura Taisen 4 until i finished all of the characters ending in ST 1,2,3. You can look at the Hanabi's ending CG on the link below the picture and her ending is available too on Youtube. The video below is Hanabi's character song.