|Dub Name||Laura Hanasaki|
|Game Debut||Danball Senki W (PSP)|
|Anime Debut||Episode 03 (W)|
|Appears in||Game, Anime, TCG|
|Voice Actor||Kana Hanazawa|
|Relatives||Daimon Hanasaki (grandfather)|
|Occupation||Student, Karate fighter, LBX Player|
Σ Orbis (Co-op with Hiro and Ban)
|Achievement(s)|| Shibuya Town Martial Arts Tournament Champion|
2051 Artemis Team Competitor (Hiro's Team)
Hanasaki Ran (花咲ラン Hanasaki Ran) is one of the new protagonists introduced in Danball Senki W.
Ran has slightly pink skin, big neon yellow eyes and long cherry colored hair tied up in ponytail with side bangs. She usually wears pink collar shirt with green buttons, green shorts held by cherry and black suspenders, handband on her right wrist colored the same as suspenders and red and black boots. Sometimes she also holds a pink and white bag.
In WARS scetches she is seen wearing tight black top with pink stripes with white coat over it and green shorts with black stripe at each side. She also has slightly different hairstyle.
Ran is a strong and brave karate fighter which is following her grandfather's style and principle. As an LBX player, she tends to get hyperactive towards LBX battles which is reflected through her fighting skills.
PlotRan first debuted after winning a karate championship, and receiving the LBX Minerva as a prize planted by Yamano Junichiro. She and her friend Yuki decide to try out her new LBX. The two battle for a while, with Ran slowly getting the hang of controlling Minerva. However, the two gets ambushed by Achilles Deed and an army of Detector LBXs. She and Yuki fend off all of the LBX, but Deed brainjacks Yuki’s LBX, forcing Ran to defeat it. Achilles Deed sends out dark versions of Kunoichi and Hunter to defeat Minerva. Then she meets Hiro who she starts to like and Ban, who she admires as a top LBX player. Ran and Minerva, with the help of Ban’s Elysion and Hiro’s Perseus, defeated Oni Kunoichi with a single strike and Dark Hunter with an axe kick. With only Achilles Deed left, the three battle him to a stalemate until it activates Demonic Mode. While it’s stronger, she, Hiro, and Ban force Deed to retreat. After the battle, Cobra explained that she, like Hiro, has been chosen to fight the Detectors by the Professor. They are later told that they’ll be going to N City and to warn their parents about the upcoming situation. When she goes home, she’s attacked by her father and they engage in a brief bout where she blocks his attacks. Afterwards they have a brief discussion about her conviction, Ran’s grandfather allows her to go. She meets with Cobra and the others as they take the Duck Shuttle to N City. During the flight, LBX invade the ship, and the trio each face LBX in different parts. She sends Minerva to battle the invaders and debuts her Attack Function: Homura Kuzushi. Upon arriving to N City, they met Jessica Kaios, and they worked together to find the master computer in N City, even though it took Ran a while to get used to the new environment. Then as they went to China, they recruited Jin Kaidou, another top LBX player Ran is a fan of.
Using the investigation of N city and Shang Pao using the new Denpa, electromagnetic waves, meter to search Detectors computer, Jin, Jessica, and Hiro went to combat Detector’s LBX while she, Ban and Otacross come close to finding the Master Computer in Shang Pao. Her hubris gets the better of her as she goes ahead of the two when Otacross is injured. She reached the computer, which is guarded by a Slave Player with Dark Pandora and two Oni Kunoichi’s. She tried to use Homura Kuzushi against Dark Pandora, who dodged it and retaliated with her own Attack Function: Souken Rangeki and lost. As Ban and Otacross caught up, the Slave Player revealed her self after hiding in a panda suit: Ami Kawamura, Ban's former partner. She could only watch as her new allies had to fight their old friend and regret her impulses. After they shut down the master computer, she's introduced to Takuya Uzaki, who brings a new member to the team: Yuuya Haibara who will aid their future battles at NICS headquarters. Ran questions him because of his change in personality and looks from his appearance in the previous year's Artemis.
In the Angra Texas, Ran was trained by Yuuya. Ran slowly gets better at Angra Visdas, scoring wins alongside Hiro, Jessica, and Billy. However, she has some difficult against her opponent in episode 14. She ends focusing on defending against her opponent, which Yuuya points out she keeps missing her chance to attack. Worse, she can’t maintain Minerva’s balance with the weight of the sword and shield. She tries to get her sword but her opponent blasts it away with his rifle. After her opponent riles her up, she takes out her knuckles in anger, and uses her comfortable fighting style and agility to easily get in front of him. Once there, she uppercuts the LBX before unleashing Homura Kuzushi to defeat Kabuto and earn her ninth win. But she didn't listen to his advice to think first before acting. She said that he's troublesome and she likes her way of fighting. Eventually she took his advice and was caught practicing with a wooden sword and shield before the fight with Hiro.
Danball Senki Wars
To recruit Ran, she needs to be defeated first in the Under-Ranking Battles. After doing so, she will be available on the LBX Player List.
She will have the following information:
- Level at Recruitment: 100
- SC Cost: 110750
- Specialty Weapons:
- LBX: Minerva
- Armor Frame Levels
- Knight: 50
- Strider: 100
- Brawler: 50
- Wild: 50
Danball Senki Wars
- Power Knuckle (Initial)
- Hyper Energy Bomb (Initial)
- Homura Kuzushi (LV 5)
- Spread Shot (LV 9)
- Hurricane Blow (LV 13)
- Rise Shot (LV 17)
- Accel Force (LV 21)
- Aqua Jet Cutter (LV 25)
- Boltec Claw (LV 29)
- Triple Energy Bomb (LV 33)
- Kousokuken Issen (LV 37)
- Gravity Sphere (LV 41)
- Homura Kuzushi Kiwami (LV 45)
- Maximum Chain (LV 49)
- Meteor Strike (LV 54)
- Mega Rail Gun (LV 60)
- She loves to end her sentence with "osu!" a word karate fighter always use after fights.
- Her way of fighting is head on meaning by power and does not take it slowly saying "that it's too troublesome"