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Sakura is a character on HBO's Westworld. She is played by Kiki Sukezane.



Sakura was created by Lee Sizemore as a Shōgunworld counterpart to Clementine Pennyfeather. Sizemore claims he felt justified to do so, as he was under stress to create 300 new narratives in 3 weeks.


Season Two[]

"Akane No Mai"[]

Inside the teahouse, Musashi is making his introductions and talking with Japanese "Maeve" (Akane), while his gang is stealing the safe. The conversation and events follow the Westworld version closely. Later, Musashi's men decide to take Sakura, the equivalent of Westworld's Clementine Pennyfeather with them - but they are interrupted by Maeve who enters and demands, in Japanese, that they stop fighting and talk. Akane, recognizing herself in Maeve, agrees.

After the tea ceremony, an emissary from The Shogun enters, The Shogun wants to buy Sakura and Akane says no. Sizemore explains that this is all part of the narrative and that Akane will be forced to give the younger woman up, Sizemore says that it's a narrative called Army of Blood. The emissary asks Akane to name her price. Akane comforts Sakura who is now standing behind her, and then turns back to the emissary - says that she will name her price, and stabs him through the eye with her hair spoke, killing him. Sizemore is surprised. Akane says that they need to be far away when The Shogun realizes what has happened and Sizemore suggests, in Japanese, that they go to a place Sakura knows called Snow Lake.  

After shogun's ninjas attack, Akane comes out of her room and becomes devastated after learning that Sakura has been kidnapped.

After they all arrive at shogun's camp and Maeve bestows her present, the Shogun parades Sakura in front of them, and Akane stands and talks to him. He doesn't understand why they haven't fled after killing his emissary. Akane offers any price for Sakura - he asks that Akane dance for him, and then Sakura is hers. Shortly after in their tent, Sakura reveals to Maeve and Akane that the Shogun has had a picture of a cherry tree (reflecting her name, which means "cherry blossom") carved into her back. She's in great pain and Akane comforts her by telling a version of the story Maeve always tells, about being who she wants to be. Maeve tells Akane about her daughter, and about the wider world - offering her freedom. Akane declines, looking at Sakura.

Akane and Sakura start their dance but the Shogun stops them immediately, walks up to the low stage and kills Sakura, giving her - dead - to Akane. He makes Akane dance; Maeve can't do anything but watch. She dances towards the Shogun - removes a large pin from her hair and stabs him in the ear, killing him. The Ninjas prepare to execute Maeve and Akane, but Maeve silently controls them and the Ninjas kill each other. Sizemore scrambles to get out of the way as the Ninjas slaughter themselves.

"Phase Space"[]

At shogun's camp, Akane cuts out Sakura's heart and takes it to the Snow Lake. At the Snow Lake, Hanaryo burns her heart in a ceremonial cabin to "free her spirit".


Sakura is a timid, defenseless and innocent child who needs to be taken care of.



Akane develops mother-daughter relationship with Sakura. After her death, Akane refers to her as her daughter.

Known Deaths[]

Sakura had died 1 time on screen. The incidents which she died are as follow:



  • Clementine Pennyfeather is Sakura's counterpart in Westworld.
  • Sakura (サクラ, さくら, 桜) is Japanese for "cherry blossom." Together with her mother's name, Akane (茜, "matter root"), this may be a play on words, as pink cherry blossoms and deep red matter roots would mix together to create the color mauve (モーブ, mо̄bu), which sounds similar to the name Maeve (メーブ, Mēbu).


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