I was thinking of putting this video up as the header for my Sakura Wars piece, but couldn't find a good link until now. Also, I was being indecisive about whether or not it would torpedo the whole affair, so I let time run out on the LIPS choice.
It's an ad for Sakura Taisen 2, featuring Segata Sanshiro. The girl is Chisa Yokoyama, one of the voice cast. They all played in-character during the various live shows. Such courage!:
Also, someone asked me about the whole "cannon-under-the-Arc-de-Triomphe" thing and whether or not it was real. Have some proof, in HD, even:
And, for a couple of people worried about culture shock, the translated OP/ED movies for Sakura Wars 5 Episode 0 ~Samurai Girl from the Wild West~. It's an action-game prequel for the Sakura Wars title you're getting.