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Main Characters

     Mio Amakura 

Voiced by Akemi Kanda (Japanese), Kari Wahlgren (CB), Daphne Alexander (DCB)

I always thought... that day... if only I was there, holding your hand.

Mio Amakura follows her twinsister into the forest and they find the abandoned village of Minakami. When Mayu falls under the influence of the village's spirits and wanders off, Mio searches desperately for her. She wants to find her sister and leave with her, hoping they won't be forced to participate in the village's old ritual.

She returns as a non-playable character in the next game. After the events in Minakami village, Mio succumbed to her feelings of guilt and grief, getting lured into the Manor of Sleep and afflicted with the Tattoo Curse. Her uncle enters the manor and tries to rescue her.
  • Age Lift: Deep Crimson Butterfly aged her up from 15 to 18.
  • Angsty Surviving Twin: Becomes one at the end of the game, having killed Mayu as part of the ritual. Her appearance in the next game proves that she's still horrified of what she has done.
  • Baleful Polymorph: The Frozen Butterfly ending has her turn into a crimson butterfly.
  • The Caretaker: Watches over Mayu and protects her from things, trying to keep her safe.
  • Creepy Doll: The Frozen Butterfly ending has Mayu treat her corpse as one, putting makeup on it.
  • Death Seeker: Becomes one in the next game, accepting her impending death from the Tattoo Curse because she believes that she'll be together with Mayu again.
  • Declaration of Protection: Made several to her sister in the past, and during the game.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Crosses it upon realizing that she has killed Mayu. What little is seen of her in the next game shows her to have become apathetic and willing to die from the Tattoo Curse.
  • Determinator: Endures the village's spirits, to ensure that she and Mayu can leave safely.
  • Eye Scream: The Hellish Abyss ending has Mio accidentally peek into the Abyss, seeing the horrors within, and ends up permanently blinded.
  • Heroic BSoD: Falls into one when it dawns on her that she killed her sister. She runs after Mayu's crimson butterfly, sobbing and begging for forgiveness.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Her fringe has a gap on the side and is swept aside.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Sobs uncontrollably while chasing Mayu's crimson butterfly.
  • It's All My Fault: Blames herself for having rushed on ahead, leading to Mayu trying to catch up and fall down the cliff, resulting in her injuring her leg.
  • Killed Offscreen: The Frozen Butterfly ending cuts away as Mayu's hands approach Mio's neck. When the camera shows Mio again, her eyes are empty.
  • Knight Templer Little Sister: There's nothing she wouldn't do for Mayu.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Stares at her hands after killing Mayu.
  • Protectorate: Looks out for Mayu and tries to keep her from harm. The Hellish Abyss ending has Mayu becoming hers, after she gets blinded.
  • Psychic Powers: Has a weaker sense than her sister, which makes her less perceptive to ghosts, but also keeps her safe from possession. As she proceeds through the village, her powers grow stronger. Which is why she fell under the spirits' influence when reaching the Abyss.
  • Skirt over Slacks: Wears black leggings under her white skirt.
  • Think Nothing of It: Has a lenient attitude towards protecting Mayu.
  • Together in Death: The Shadow Festival ending has her stay with Mayu as the Repetance occurs.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Type C. Already feeling guilty for having indirectly caused the knee injury Mayu sustained as children, Mio loses sight of her in Minakami village and searches for her, trying to keep her sister safe. She ends up being forced to kill her sister and spends the next game reliving the trauma.

     Mayu Amakura 

Voiced by Ayako Kawasumi (Japanese), Kim Mai Guest (CB), Patricia Gannon (DCB)

Didn't we always promise each other... that we would always be together?

Mayu Amakura followed a crimson butterfly through the forest and found herself at the outskirts of the abandoned Minakami village. She walks with a slight limp because of a knee injury she sustained as a child. Mayu falls under the influence of the village's spirits and wanders off, eventually getting possessed by Sae's spirit. Now she wants to complete Sae's failed ritual, with Mio as her partner.
  • Age Lift: Deep Crimson Butterfly aged her up from 15 to 18.
  • Break the Cutie: Chapter 8 of Deep Crimson Butterfly allows the player to trigger some scenes, as long as Mayu is following Mio around and isn't dropped off at the Old Tree. These scenes have Mayu reveal a startling fear of being alone, which she has been carrying around since childhood. Taking her along to the storehouse has Mayu recall finding Itsuki's dead body as Sae, and begins to cry uncontrollably.
  • Damsel in Distress: Gets separated from Mio four times throughout the game.
  • Escort Mission: Serves as the escort whenever she's with Mio, as she has no way to actually defend herself against ghosts. She cowers in fear when hostile spirits are around, and does have a certain amount of invisible health, meaning she can be 'defeated' when sustaining too much damage.
  • I Will Only Slow You Down: Can be heard telling Mio to run away and leave without her, when entering the Kurosawa house or approaching the Hellish Abyss in the final chapter.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Her fringe is straight.
  • If I Can't Have You...: The Frozen Butterfly ending has her kill Mio, who refused to go through the ritual with her. Mayu rather had her sister die than bear the thought of Mio growing apart from her.
  • Kill the Cutie: Sacrificed in the Crimson Butterfly ritual.
  • Kubrick Stare: Stares creepily at the camera. A particularly noticeable instance is when facing the True Final Boss, as Mayu takes on a very Sae-like expression before the ghost is exorcized from her.
  • The Load: An unfortunate side-effect with her following Mio around. Mayu has no means of defending herself, and she's slower than Mio, so she'll often call out for the player to not run ahead too far. On the other hand, ghosts choosing to attack her gives the player ample opportunity for somewhat risk-free Fatal Frame shots.
  • Laughing Mad: Sports a nasty one in the Frozen Butterfly ending, when Mio refuses to go through with the ritual. Mayu breaks out in hysterical laughter, while also crying, which is the same thing she did when she injured her leg.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She fell and broke her leg on purpose so that Mio would never leave her.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name uses the kanji for 'cocoon', tying into the butterfly theme.
  • More Than Mind Control: It's unclear exactly how much of her creepy tendencies are her own doing or brought upon by Sae's possession. While it was originally thought to be mostly Sae's doing, Deep Crimson Butterfly made things more ambiguous, indicating that Mayu was like this before, and Sae simply amplified it.
  • One-Hit Kill: The True Final Boss involves a possessed Mayu approaching Mio. The player needs to take a Fatal Frame shot of Mayu, to exorcize Sae's spirit from her, as her touch is an instant Game Over.
  • Psychic Powers: Has a strong sixth sense, which makes her susceptible to possession.
  • Together in Death: The Shadow Festival ending has Mayu waiting alongside Mio for the Repentance.
  • Video Game Caring Potential: Her entire purpose is to evoke this in the player. She's weaker than Mio and dependent on help, as well as the goal of the game being to keep Mayu safe and unharmed. The game also punishes the player for choosing to abandon Mayu.
  • Virgin Sacrifice: Gets sacrificed to end the curse on Minakami village.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Purposefully fell down the cliff and injured her knee, to force enough guilt onto Mio to never leave her.
  • Yandere: Surprisingly fixated on Mio, though the full extention of it is left for interpretation. The game keeps it ambiguous as to how much of Sae's possession had influence on Mayu's obsession towards her sister. She pleads to Mio to not leave her alone or run too far ahead, and shows her fear of being left alone in optional scenes. The Frozen Butterfly ending shows her possessive qualities best, as she kills Mio for rejecting her.


     Sae Kurosawa 

Voiced by Ayako Kawasumi (Japanese), Kim Mai Guest (CB), Patrician Gannon (DCB)

Dear sister... are you going to abandon me again?

Sae Kurosawa was anxious to perform the ritual with her sister, Yae, but the two first attempted to flee the village on Itsuki's suggestion. While trying to escape, Sae fell behind and got separated from Yae, ending in her being captured by the villagers. With Yae missing, Sae was forced to go through the ritual on her own, resulting in its failure and releasing the Repentance upon the village.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Sae had a crush on Itsuki, but since he was a Remaining, she knew nothing would become of it.
  • Apocalyptic Log: The Butterfly Diary and Fluorite.
  • Ax-Crazy: Unleashed the Repentance, and enjoys causing pain and suffering upon others.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of the game.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With the Kusabi, though Sae has a more active role in the game.
  • Break the Cutie: Was raised to potentially go through with the Crimson Butterfly ritual with Yae and even looked forward to it, but Itsuki convinced the two that they should flee the village instead. Her own escape failed when she purposefully fell behind and was captured, believing that Yae would come back for her and be made to perform the ritual. Yae didn't return and Sae was forced to complete the ritual on her own, leading it to fail.
  • Death Glare: Gives several in Mio's directions.
  • Dying Alone: Hanged in an attempt to complete the ritual without Yae.
  • Dual Boss: Mission Mode has her being fought alongside the Kusabi.
  • Evil Brit: Has a British accent in Deep Crimson Butterfly.
  • Evil Laugh: Prone to laughing fits and nightmarish cackling.
  • Giggling Villain: Mainly chuckles to herself.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Has a small break in her bangs, unlike Yae.
  • In-Series Nickname
    • Bloody Kimono for her hostile form.
    • White Kimono for her pre-ritual form.
  • Laughing Mad: Constantly giggling and laughing when Mio runs into her.
  • Light Is Not Good: The lightest antagonist in her white kimono, but she's the most psychotic.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Tends to teleport around a lot when fought, has a shield to cause the Camera Obscura to become ineffective temporarily, and moves much faster than Kirie.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Fell behind on purpose in an attempt to force Yae to have to stop and help her up, hoping to get both of them captured and forced to perform the ritual. Her plan backfired horribly, though.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Bloody Kimono.
  • One-Hit Kill: Zig-zagged for her appearances and the game's version.
    • When pursuing Mio in Chapter 7, getting touched by her is an instant Game Over.
    • Averted in her final battle for the PS2 and Xbox version, where her attack caused a lot of damage, but wasn't an instant kill. Though higher difficulties made her appear to have one.
    • Played straight for her final battle in Deep Crimson Butterfly, regardless of difficulty.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Always has a creepy smile on her face.
  • Put the "Laughter" in "Slaughter": Laughing while observing the villagers getting killed by the Repentance or The Kusabi is normal for her.
  • She Will Come for Me: Thought this about Yae until she died.
  • Slasher Smile: Her default expression.
  • Smoke Out: Generates a red mist around her during battle. It causes the Camera Obscura to become non-functioning for a while, until the mist disappears.
  • Together in Death: With Yae in the Promise Ending, finishing the ritual together.
  • True Final Boss: Fought as the real final boss on higher difficulties in the original versions. Deep Crimson Butterfly changed this into requiring certain conditions to have been met.
  • Turns Red: Deep Crimson Butterfly allows her to enter Dark Return.
  • Virgin Sacrifice: Was sacrificed in an impromptu Crimson Butterfly ritual because Yae wasn't around, leading to her being hanged. The ritual failed and the Repentance was unleashed.
  • White Shirt of Death: Wears a blood-stained, white kimono with a red sash tied to her left side.
  • Woman in White: Always dressed in a white kimono. Her hostile form has it stained with blood.
  • Yandere: Was obsessed with peforming the ritual with her sister, and was terrified that not doing it would lead to her and Yae growing apart.

     Itsuki Tachibana 

Voiced By: Soichiro Hoshi (Japanese), Sam Saletta (English, FFII), Cameron Stewart (English, DCB)

A white-haired boy who is imprisoned in the storehouse. Mio encounters him while exploring the village and looking for Mayu. Itsuki tries to think of ways to help Mio and Mayu escape the village, though his words tend to confuse players.

  • Angsty Surviving Twin: He feels dreadful over having killed his brother. And, since their ritual was a failure, it means that Mutsuki died for nothing.
  • Apocalyptic Log: The Bound Diaries and a Crystal Ore, which was labelled as Quartz Stone in the remake.
  • Dead All Along: Unsurprisingly, Itsuki is nothing but a ghost. It still doesn't change the Player Punch you feel when that the last you'll ever see of him is his corpse hanging from the ceiling of the Storehouse.
  • Driven to Suicide: After having killed his brother, being imprisoned for trying to prevent Yae and Sae's ritual and feeling like he failed everyone, Itsuki hung himself.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He's not the hero of the story, but Itsuki still suffered from this in the end.
  • In-Series Nickname: Imprisoned Boy.
  • Locked into Strangeness: His hair turned white after he killed his brother.
  • Mr. Exposition: Talking to him has Itsuki explain things on what to do next.
  • My Greatest Failure: Having failed the ritual and unnecessarily killing his brother. Then there was the fiasco of Yae and Sae's escape, which was the last straw for him.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: His determination to prevent the ritual from happening again led to the destruction of his village.
  • Redemption Equals Death: His last diary entry has Itsuki wonder if trying to help Yae and Sae, as well as his suicide, would count as being forgiven by his brother's spirit.
  • Selective Obliviousness: He always refers to Mio and Mayu as Yae and Sae, respectively.
  • Virgin Sacrifice: He performed the ritual with his brother.

     Seijiro Makabe 

Voiced By: Jun Hazumi (Japanese), Michael Bell (English), Nigel Carrington (English, DCB)

A folklorist who happened to visit Minakami Village at a rather unfortunate time. Joined by his friend, Ryozo Munakata, the two studied the rituals and habits of the village.

Eventually, Seijiro was imprisoned and used as a sacrifice to the Hellish Abyss as part of the Cutting Ritual. When the Repentance occured, he returned as a fully-fledged Kusabi.

  • Apocalyptic Log: Folklorist's Notes and Lazulite stones.
  • Badass Bookworm: A scholar with the physical and mental strength to withstand the Cutting Ritual and returns as the deadliest ghost in the game.
  • Came Back Wrong: Partly due to the torture he endured before dying, his Kusabi form has barely any resemblance to how he looked in life.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: He was submitted to the Cutting Ritual, which involved cutting and slicing him over and over, torturing him for as long as possible.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: As part of the Cutting Ritual, Seijiro was thrown into the Hellish Abyss while still alive.
  • Curiosity Killed the Cast: His fascination with Minakami Village's hidden rituals brought him there and led to him being sacrificed.
  • Final Boss: He is the default one, except when playing on higher difficulties (XBox) or fulfilling certain requirements (Wii).
  • Healing Factor: The Kusabi regenerates his health on every difficulty, except Easy.
  • In-Series Nickname: Folklorist, Scholar, Prisoner or Rope Man.
  • Mighty Glacier: As the Kusabi, he's actually pretty slow. He moves much faster in III, however.
  • Not Afraid to Die: By the time he realized he was going to be sacrificed, Seijiro was actually genuinely excited to be allowed to experience such a secretive ritual first-hand.
  • One-Hit Kill: The Kusabi's touch is deadly. Averted in III, though he gains a new attack to compensate and moves much faster.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He only has one visible eye, which is a creepy red color.


     Ryokan Kurosawa 

Voiced By: Michael Bell (English), Nigel Carrington (English, DCB)

The Head of the Kurosawa family and Ceremony Master of Minakami Village. He was prepared to sacrifice his own daughters for the good of the village, but was killed by the Repentance when Sae's ritual failed.

  • Angsty Surviving Twin: Ryokan is also a Remaining twin himself, having killed his brother ages ago. Because of that, he understands how much his daughters dread the ritual, but knows there is no other way.
  • Apocalyptic Log: Ceremony Master's Notes and Crysocolla stones.
  • Flunky Boss: He summons Priests during his boss battle.
  • High Priest: Ceremony Master of Minakami Village.
  • In-Series Nickname: Ceremony Master.
  • Mummy: His hostile spirit sometimes takes on the form of a Sokushinbutsu.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Whatever terrible thing he was willing to do, it was for the sake of saving the village.

     Masumi Makimura 

Voiced By: Robin Atkin Downes (English), Charlie Hayes (English, DCB)

A geological surveyor who disappeared after wandering into Minakami Village. The search for him was called off after a while, leading to his girlfriend heading to Minakami Village herself to find him. Masumi was killed by the Kusabi when he was trying to find his way out of the village.

  • Apocalyptic Log: Village Reports, Bloody Memo and the Sard/Carnellian stone.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: The Kusabi left him covered in deep gashes and Masumi hid himself in a closet, slowly bleeding to death.
  • Curiosity Killed the Cast: His investigation of the village allowed the Kusabi to kill him.
  • In-Series Nickname: Unrest In Pieces, The Strangler and The Surveyor.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: His spirit was obsessed with meeting Miyako again, but he was hostile because of the village's curse and he ended up strangling her.
  • Personal Effects Reveal: A sidequest allows Mio to find a bloodstained engagement ring where Masumi died, implying that he was planning to give it to her.

     Miyako Sudo 

Voiced By: Leigh Allyn Baker (English)

Miyako is Masumi's girlfriend. When the police gave up the search for him, she headed out to look for him herself. She got lost in Minakami Village and rested in the Osaka House, while Masumi was continuing to look for a way out himself. His spirit returned and killed her.

     Yoshitatsu Kiryu 

Voiced By: Robin Atkin Downes (English)

A dollmaker that created several of the mechanisms in the village. When one of his daughters was sacrificed to the Strangling Ritual, he created a lifelike doll of her to comfort his other daughter. The doll became possessed and killed him.

     Kiryu Twins

The Kiryu twins are sisters who took part in the Strangling Ritual once. After Akane killed Azami, she became depressed and lifeless. In order to comfort her, her father created a lifesized doll in the spitting image of Azami. The doll became possessed and stole Akane's soul, before killing its maker.

  • Angsty Surviving Twin: Akane suffered terribly after having killed her sister, unable to comprehend why she had to do it.
  • Apocalyptic Log: Akane's entries are listed in the Violet Diary, Blue Crystal, and Pale Purple Crystal.
  • Creepy Doll: The Azami doll, which is lifesized and possessed by an evil spirit.
  • Creepy Good: The real Azami attempted to warn their father about the Azami doll and how dangerous it was to have around. She then helped Mio find the pieces of the broken up Azami doll all the while looking like the picture on this folder.
  • Creepy Twins: The iconic Creepy Twins of the series.
  • Demonic Possession: A malevolent spirit possessed the Azami doll.
  • Dual Boss: They are always fought together.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The creaking joints that foretell the doll's presence.
  • Infant Immortality: Averted. Akane had to kill Azami and was eventually killed by the possessed doll.
  • In-Series Nickname: The Kiryu twins' ghost aliases are Twin Ghost, Twin Doll, and Doomed Girl.
  • Recurring Boss: Fought at least three times during the game. They also appear as a Random Encounter, if the player is too slow when going through the Kiryu house.
  • Virgin Sacrifice: They performed the Strangling Ritual, with Akane killing Azami.


     Chitose Tachibana 

Voiced By: Kim Mai Guest (English), Julie Ann Dean (English, DCB)

Chitose is Itsuki and Mutsuki's younger sister. She had severe vision problems, so she always wore a bell on her wrist that allowed her brothers to find her, if she ever got lost. Deeply afraid of strangers, she hid whenever there were visitors. She died during the Repentance, trapped in a crawling space.

  • Apocalyptic Log: Chitose's entries are listed in the Crimson Diary and Red Speckled stone.
  • Cowardly Boss: Each time she is defeated, she runs off to another part of the house. She needs to be fought at least three times before she gives up.
  • Crying Little Girl: During the Repentance, nobody came to save her from where she was trapped and she cried in the closet. Now, she cries before attacking the player.
  • The Cutie: Chitose appears as an adorable, little girl who loves her brothers.
  • Handicapped Badass: She's almost blind, but she can make the screen go dark if she screams.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The ringing of the bell she wears. It allows the player to track her through the house, but when she uses her blinding attack and all the player hears is that ringing in the darkness...
  • In-Series Nickname: Crimson Kimono.
  • Interface Screw: Her scream causes the entire area to become dark, making it difficult to see anything.
  • Kill the Cutie: It's hard to not feel sorry for her, as she was one of the more innocent victims of the Repentance, but you still have to defeat her spirit three times in order to advance.
  • Little Dead Riding Hood: Her vibrant kimono stands out among the rather pale ghosts, earning her the in-game title of Crimson Kimono.
  • Recurring Boss: She can be fought a total of five times, but only three are required to gain the Bell Key and proceed in the plot.
  • Room Full of Crazy: If you visit a room in the Tachibana House to pick up an item, you'll hear her whisper, "Help me" in your ear for a while. If you look through the viewfinder at that point, you'll see that the walls have been covered with, "Help me." One of the cupboards is also filled, "Big brother."


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