At the end of the Genshin Impact 1.5 Livestream, the players got something unexpected. We got the very first look at some of the locations from the upcoming region, Inazuma. That was great itself. However, the star of the show was the person making the reveal and explaining the different locations. We are talking about the Chibi character who looks similar to Yae Sakura from miHoYo’s previous gacha game, Honkai Impact The Third.

Everything we know about Yae Sakura in Genshin Impact

During Genshin Impact 1.5 Livestream, the character looking similar to Yae Sakura was called Yae Guuji. We have a dedicated article that shares a lot of information on Yae Guuji. In this article, we will talk about Yae Sakura. And her relation and reference to the Genshin Impact universe.

Who is Yae Sakura?

Yae Shintze Genshin Impact

Yae Sakura is a playable character in miHoYo’s previous gacha game, Honkai Impact The Third. She used to be a shrine maiden of the Yae Village. But, due to the turn of events, Yae Sakura began hating the Yae Village.

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Yae Sakura is more than 500 years old and she was born in Yae-gu, Shinano, Japan. As her last name suggests, Sakura is from the Yae family. Moreover, according to the game lore, the Yae Family has the potential to develop natural stigmata that allow them to communicate with spirits.

Similarities Between Yae Sakura and Yae Guuji and the Genshin Impact Universe

Note: Make sure to check out our article on Yae Shintze to get a better grasp on the two characters, Shintze and Sakura.

  • Yae Sakura’s Stigmata looks similar to the Inazuma region, Electro Archon emblem.
  • Both Shintze and Sakura share share the same surname, Yae.
  • They are both associated with a shrine. Guuji is a Japanese term that means Chief Priest. And, we already know Yae Sakura was the shrine maiden of Yae Village. While, Yae Shitnze(aka Yae Guuji) is the Chief Priestess of the Grand Narukami Shrine.
  • Yae Sakura is of Japanese origin, and Inazuma is Japanese-themed.
  • They are both voiced by Du Mingya in Chinese.
  • They have a very similar appearance, including long pink hair and purple eyes.

Is Yae Shintze/Guuji and Yae Sakura Same?

We do not have any official confirmation on whether Yae Shintze is Yae Sakura. There are so many similarities between the two characters that one can say that both are the same. However, at the same time, the lore and many other aspects make it highly unlikely that Yae Sakura is Yae Shintze.

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For now, we will move on with the narrative that Yae Shintze is not Yae Sakura. If there is any official news on this front. We will update this section.

That’s it for now. Check out our coverage on Genshin Impact 1.5 Livestream to get a complete overview of the game’s upcoming update.

Genshin Impact is a free to play gacha-based role-playing game currently available on PC, PS4, Android, and iOS.

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