Fujiwara no Shirogane no Sanra
Fujiwara no Shirogane no Sanra
ɸɯᵝd͡ʑiɰᵝa̠ɾ̠a̠ no̞ ɕiɺ̠o̞ɡ̃ã̠ne̞ no̞ sã̠nɾ̠a̠
Sanra in Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle
|Other Names||Shirogane no Sanra (courtesy name)|
|Abilities||Always hitting their target|
|Occupation||Field Marshal of the Imperial Military|
Fujiwara no Shirogane no Sanra (藤原 銀 讃良) is the Field Marshal of Devanagara's Imperial Military, and the Stage 5 boss of the Brilliant route of Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle. They serve under Ooama no Ake no Mitori, and were the former fifth successor to the throne before the coup d'etat.
They are diligent in their work and remain rather stoic to most people around them. However, despite being a field marshal for the Imperial Military, they do not believe in or hold overly uptight codes of conduct with their troops (this is apparently in contrast to Kaoru Kashiwagi). Even in the face of the enemy, they value a fair fight and maintain good sportsmanship regardless of victory or defeat.
- Always hitting their target
Sanra has incredible accuracy, and can always pinpoint when and where to fire at their target.
Sanra may be loosely based on Empress Jitō, birth name Uno no Sasara (鸕野讚良), the wife and successor of Emperor Tenmu. During Jitō's reign, the imperial capital of Japan was moved from Asuka to Fujiwara-kyō.
Their official name is Fujiwara no Shirogane no Sanra (藤原 銀 讃良). The hiragana character no (の) used between their name to indicate a "belonging"; this was common in ancient Japan for aristocrats to have no between their clan's name and first name. Due to having a double no, the English equivalent of Sanra's name would be "Sanra of Shirogane of Fujiwara" or "Sanra of Fujiwara, the Silver".
Fujiwara (藤原) is a common Japanese surname meaning "wisteria field", and was the name of an influential clan in imperial Japan. Sanra (讃良) is composed of two kanji meaning "praise" (讃 san) and "good" (良 ra). It also uses nearly-identical kanji to "Sasara" (讚良), Empress Jitō's birth name; "讃" is merely a simplified form of "讚".
Their middle name, Shirogane (銀), means "silver", and it is their courtesy name. In Devanagara, those with courtesy names might abbreviate their surname in favour of their courtesy name, thus Sanra can also be referred to as Shirogane no Sanra (銀 讃良).
Sanra has white eyes and white hair. They wear green military uniform with a silhouette of what is presumably the Pagoda of the Heavenly Mirror, as well as a black cape. They also wear black and brown combat boots. The hat appears to resemble a peaked cap with an emblem on the front that is a simplified version of the Imperial Military's crest. They also have medals. Noticable, there is an error on their portrait where one of Sanra's eyes is bigger than the other.
Sanra and Iyozane were both members of the Fujiwara clan. it's unknown what was their relationship in the past, but Sanra calls them "Iyo-sama". At Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle, Sanra didn't recognize Iyozane (since like most people from the capital, they believed Iyozane was dead) and was shocked upon finding that Iyozane was alive all along.
They serve under Mitori as field marshal to the Imperial Military. Before the coup d'état, Sanra was already collaborating with Mitori, and probably was on pretty good terms with them. Mitori and Sanra had apparently been "walking the same path since they were young" and both went to military school.
Sanra and Kaoru are not fond of each other, due to conflicting personalities and ideas on military code. Sanra often mocks the Goefu and sees them as useless, to Kaoru's chagrin.
- They may be a nod to the character Reisen Udongein Inaba, as they both are commonly affiliated with guns and held their hand in a similar gun-like pose.
- According to JynX, each one of Sanra's medals has a story behind it.
A teaser image for playable Sanra in BPoHC -GC-.
- Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle: Official Profiles - Fujiwara no Shirogane no Sanra
- Peing: 4 February 2019
- Interview with JynX (2021): Brilliant Route, Question 259
- Rei's Twitter: "The gold and silver master-follower duo!! These two have been walking the same path since they were young, or so Rei-kun’s heard. I wonder if that story will ever be told in the main story~?"
- Rei's Twitter: "School uniforms sure are nice~! ❤️ They [Mitori and Sanra] did both go to military school, so they should have worn school uniforms at some point!"