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Sakura Taisen: Leni Milchstraße

Friday, August 1st, 2008

sakura taisen / sakura wars cosplay - leni milchstraße Leni Milchstraße is the 15-year-old German girl who was part of the project “wunderkind” to create high spirit powered children. She is distant and tomboyish, causing most of the members of Hanagumi to first think she is a boy. She is a gifted ballerina who is named after Leni Riefenstahl, a famous German filmmaker known for his work, “Triumph of the Will”.

Cute cosplay, probably from the same group as Maria Tachibana’s. I wish I could have seen more of Leni in the series. Her developing friendship with Iris is quite interesting.

Sakura Taisen: Maria Tachibana

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

sakura taisen / sakura wars cosplay - maria tachibanaMaria Tachibana, the original leader of the Hanagumi, is the only one with prior experience of military warfare. Having witnessed her captain and father figure sacrifice himself to save their troop, she became emotionally cold and desired  to work alone. This earned her the title of “Kazuar”, which means phoenix in the Russian Revolutionary War.

Very impressive. I love the details in the uniform and her beautiful hair! All that’s left is her signature weapon, the revolver.