Mafuyu Hinasaki
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Japanese name 雛咲 真冬
Romaji name Hinasaki Mafuyu
Age 21
Hair color Fatal frame:Black

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Eye color Fatal Frame:Black

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Occupation Fatal Frame I:Journalist / Folklore Author
Status Fatal frameI-III-V:Deceased
Family Miku Hinasaki:Young sister
Miyuki Hinasaki:Mother
Masato Hinasaki:Father
Miu Hinasaki:Soul daugther
Appearances Fatal Frame
Fatal Frame III: The Tormented
Fatal Frame V: Maiden of the black water
Voice actor (Jp) Jun'ichi Kanemaru
Voice actor (Eng) Dominic Allen

Mafuyu Hinasaki (雛咲 真冬 Hinasaki Mafuyu) is a male character and non-hostile spirit in Fatal Frame and Fatal Frame III: The Tormented.

Background[edit | edit source]

The elder brother of Miku Hinasaki, the main protagonist from the first Fatal Frame. Upon learning of Junsei Takamine's disappearance, Mafuyu takes it upon himself to enter the Himuro Mansion to find him. The player controls him in the prologue, but control is then switched to Miku after he is attacked by Kirie Himuro. Although Kirie usually kills her victims, Mafuyu is spared due to his striking resemblance to her old lover.

Depending on which ending the player gets, Mafuyu either stays in the mansion after the player defeats Kirie, saying that if her pain can be relieved if he stays by her side then he'll do it, or he will escape the crumbling mansion with his sister, then commenting about how Kirie sacrificed her entire life and will continue suffering to bring other spirits to peace, or he will escape the crumbling mansion with his sister, and Kirie's lost lover's spirit reunites with her.

The first ending is considered the canon ending, as it is comfirmed in Fatal Frame 3.

Fatal Frame III: The Tormented[edit | edit source]

In the end of Miku's journey in her dream of the Himuro Mansion, she opens a door and the screen fades black and white. Miku then see Mafuyu's spirit walking to an almost endless hallway. Miku calls Mafuyu, but he doesn't answer. Miku starts running towards Mafuyu, and Rei emerges from Miku. As Miku runs away to see her brother, Rei attempts to follow her, but she was too fast and disappeared. As Rei wakes up, she discovers that Miku will not wake up. It became clear that she was possessed by the curse.

Fatal Frame V: Maiden of Black Water[edit | edit source]

Miku takes part in the Yuukon ceremony in Fatal Frame V, and Mafuyu Hinasaki briefly appears beside her

Mafuyu briefly reappears again in a cutscene in Fatal Frame V, in which he and Miku Hinasaki are joined by the Yuukon ritual, a form of posthumous marriage. Miku speaks often of Mafuyu and her longing to be with him again. Miu Hinasaki is revealed to be a Yomi Ko, the child of a dead person and a living one, and it is heavily implied in the game that Mafuyu is Miu's father, though this was not stated until the release of the official guidebook.

The guidebook states that Miu was conceived in Miku's dream at the end of FF3, when she and Mafuyu were able to meet briefly at the Abyss of the Horizon.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

  • The name Mafuyu means "real, genuine" (真) (ma) and "winter" (冬) (fuyu).
  • Mafuyu's surname Hinasaki means "chick, squab, duckling, doll" (雛) (hina) and "blossom" (咲) (saki).

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