Sakura MATOU


Alternative names:

間桐 桜
まとう さくら


Human, Student, Cook, High School Student, Shy, Teenager, V Bangs, Hair Ribbon, School Uniform, Knee Highs, Bow


Gender: Female
Birthday: 2. March
Eye colour: Violet
Hair colour: Violet
Hair length: To Chest
Height/size: 1.56m
Measurements: 85 - 56 - 87
Nationality: Japan
Weight: 46kg
Birthday: March 2
Height: 120 cm (Fate/Zero), 156 cm (Fate/stay night)
Weight: 25 kg (Fate/Zero), 46 kg (Fate/stay night)
Three sizes: B85/W56/H87 (Fate/stay night)
Blood type: O
Hair color: purple
Eye color: blue/purple (Fate/Zero), purple (Fate/stay night)
A student in her first year of high school, Sakura is the sister of Shinji Mato. After Shirou's father Kiritsugu died, Sakura often visited Shirou's home to help him with his daily chores. She is outwardly shy and timid, but possesses great inner strength. Sakura has a long standing and obvious crush on Shirou Emiya.
Sakura is the biological sister of Rin Tohsaka, and has been in the care of the Matou family for many years. Like most sorcerers, her father, Tokiomi Tohsaka, only chose one daughter to carry on his family's tradition believing that raising an additional child would introduce competition. Zouken Matou, an ancient ally of the Tohsaka House, offered to adopt Sakura, for his own heir, Shinji Matou, who was incapable of sorcery.
In Fate/Zero it is revealed that Kariya Matou, now Sakura's uncle, made a deal with Zouken Matou to win the Holy Grail in exchange for her freedom from Zouken and to be able to return to the Tohsaka family. Kariya was the only member of the Matou family to love Sakura; since Kariya was a childhood friend of Aoi Tohsaka (Sakura's mother), he had become well-acquainted with Sakura and her sister. He was in love with Aoi, but gave up peacefully because she seemed to be happy accepting her engagement to Tokiomi. Since he never received training as a magus (though he had more potential in comparison to Shinji's father Byakuya Matou), he has worms implanted in him to boost his circuits, and underwent accelerated training for the coming war. The worms shortened his life span and constantly weakened body since they are eating away at his magical circuits. Considering his ever weakening body and the large mana requirement required for nature of his servant, a Berserker, it is not terribly surprising that Kariya loses the 4th Grail War, possibly at the hands of his own servant.
Under Matou care, Sakura is subjugated to physical and mental abuse on a daily basis. Zouken seeks to use her as one of his future vessels, empowered by the power of Angra Mainyu. Gathering the tainted fragments of the shattered grail from the last war, Zouken hybridizes the collected black ichor with several of his worm familiars. He implants these parasitic worms into Sakura's body; they drain her Mana but feed on her carnal impulses, drastically increasing her sexual frustration. To curb this aggravation, Zouken frequently instructs Shinji to rape Sakura. Jealous of Sakura usurping his birthright as heir of the Matou House, Shinji continues to brutally rape her of his own volition. Sakura's plum hair and eye color are direct consequences of Zouken's worms swimming through her bloodstream.
Although castigated and humiliated on a daily basis, Sakura maintains her bearings with great stoicism. She fell in love with Shirō Emiya several years ago after secretly watching him constantly attempt to jump a bar (as a track-and-field practice). His staying dedication inspires Sakura to endure her hardships, and her admiration gave her the confidence to approach and assist Shirō after he receives an injury. Shirō's growing relationship with Rin is a source of hatred and envy for Sakura, for she believes Rin to be the cause of all her torture. For the eleven years after her adoption, Sakura grew to resent Zouken for his cruelty, her father for sending her away, and finally Rin, who was unaware of her sister's suffering, for never coming to save her.
Sakura is the principal Master of Rider, who was summoned several days prior to the start of the 5th Holy Grail War. However, under pressure from Shinji and the desire not to fight either Shirō or Rin, Sakura yielded her Master's right to him, although Sakura retains her original Command Mantra.
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Related anime:

Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel Movie
Fate/stay night TV, 2006
Fate/stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works TV, 2010
Fate/stay night TV Reproduction OVA, 2010
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Movie, 2010
Carnival Phantasm: Onsei-tsuki fuuun'Ilyajou Bonus, 2011
Carnival Phantasm: EX Season OVA, 2011
Carnival Phantasm OVA, 2011
Fate/Zero TV, 2011
Fate/Zero (2012) TV, 2012
Fate/Zero 2 TV, 2012
Carnival Phantasm: HibiChika Special OVA, 2013
Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) TV, 2014
Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works - Prologue TV-Special, 2014
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2014) TV, 2014
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2015) TV, 2015

Related manga:

Fate/Stay Night Manga, 2005
Fate/Zero Light Novel, 2006
All Around Type-Moon Manga, 2008
Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya 2wei! Manga, 2009
Fate/Extra Manga, 2011
Fate/Zero Manga, 2011
Fate/Extra CCC: Fox Tail Manga, 2013

Related games:

Fate Stay Night H-Game, 2004

Voice actors:

Noriko Shitaya, Japanese
Sherry Lynn, English
Cristina Valenzuela, English
Claudia Thompson, English
Carmen Calvell, Spanish
Sandra Vandroux, French
Seon Lee, Korean

Related characters:

Sakura MATOU, Younger Version