|“||The ceremony will begin soon. It's almost the end for me.||”|
|Romaji name||Sakaki Kazuya|
|Cause of death||Failed bridegroom|
|Appearances||Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water|
|Voice actor (Jp)||N/A|
|Voice actor (Eng)||N/A|
Kazuya Sakaki is a character in Fatal Frame V.
He is a restaurant owner, and a friend of Ren Hojo since the two were at university, though several in-game documents note his rather unreliable and narcissistic personality. He has been known to do background research for Ren from time to time, and it is at Ren's request that he goes to Mount Hikami, to look for an album of post-mortem photos that Ren is interested in. While he is there, he stumbles across Watarai Mansion, where he finds a photograph of a beautiful woman. Bewitched by the picture, he is spirited away. He calls Ren from the telephone inside Watarai Mansion and says he will soon be married. Ren, very surprised, asks who the bride is, but Kazuya will only say he saw her in a photograph and asks forebodingly if "he would like to die with him".
Kazuya is summoned to the House of Joining to perform Ghost Marriage with the woman from the photo. When he gets there he has strong misgivings, but ends up in the marriage room, where the woman appears. In the middle of the ceremony she rejects Kazuya, and his body begins to contort unnaturally. Mangled and broken, he is placed inside a reliquary by the Wedding Celebrant as a failed partner.
Later, Ren and Rui arrive at Mount Hikami looking for him. Kazuya's ghost, in a twisted form and still suffering his death agonies, attacks them in the Veiled House. After his defeat at the Veiled House, he reappears at the Ninth Drop, attacking Miu when she enters the House of Joining in search of her mother, and Ren once more at the Tenth Drop inside Hisoka's antique store. His final appearance is at the House of Commitment, where he and Keiji Watarai both attack Ren.
In battle, Kazuya's movements and attacks are identical to Keiji.
Ren's friend since high school, he now works in the city. He was helping Ren collect Postmortem Photographs when he suddenly lost contact.
He's always had a tendency to go off on his own, often for days, so Hisoka isn't worried about him yet.
He is a narcissist, which has caused issues both at work and in his private life. Hisoka has even suggested Ren might be better off without him.
Kazuya never seemed the type to settle down, so when he said he was getting married, Ren was justifiably stunned.
A former schoolmate of Ren's. He was collecting Postmortem Photographs for Ren when he went missing. Some days later he called with news of his impending marriage.
It was a Ghost Marriage with the bride in the photograph.
During the ceremony he was overcome with fear of the bride, and guilt towards Ren.
The Ghost Marriage failed, and by the time Ren found him he had turned into a ghost.