Mafuyu Hinasaki
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Japanese name 雛咲 真冬
Romaji name Hinasaki Mafuyu
Age 21
Hair color Black
Eye color Black
Occupation Journalist/ Aspiring Folklore Author
            Etudiant en légande urbaine/Apprentie et assistant en rituelle occulte
Status Deceased Fatal Frame I,III et V
        Résusité mais amensique:Fatal Frame VI 
        Vivant:Fatal Frame VII,VIII,X et XI
Family Hinasaki family
Ryokan Kurosawa (great-great-grandfather)
Ryozo Munakata (great-grandfather)
Yae Kurosawa (great-grandmother)
Mikoto Munakata (grandmother)
Masato Hinasaki (father)
Miyuki Hinasaki (mother)
Miku Hinasaki ( soeur cadette/aimante/épouse par rituelle obscure échouer)Miu Hinasaki fille

Entourage proche

Key Amakura:Meilleur ami/Frére de Coeur Yuu Asou:Meilleur ami/Frére de coeur Jusei Takami:Bienfaiteur/Ami proche/Mentore(Fatal Frame I)

Appearances Fatal Frame
Fatal Frame III: The Tormented
Fatal Frame V: Oracle of the Sodden Raven
Voice actor (Jp) Jun'ichi Kanemaru
Voice actor (Eng) Dominic Allen

Mafuyu Hinasaki (雛 咲 真 冬 Hinasaki Mafuyu) is a male character and the first protagonist that the player controls from the start of Fatal Frame and Fatal following the events of the game he stays with Kirie to help him fulfill his duty until 'on the day of Live's ritual and becomes a beneficent and non-aggressive spirit in Fatal Frame III: The Tormented and does everything in its power to keep Miku away from the Sleeping Manor but will eventually keep her close to him and make she his companion at the end of the game.

His role in Fatal Frame V is totally opposite to those he had fulfilled in the previous games for the reason that he is the father of Miu and the magnet of Miku who subsequently attempts to marry him on Mount Himaki via the postumous ritual of the Yuuikon which allows a living person to marry the deceased of his choice by going to the Himaki mountain but for unknown reasons the ritual ceremony did not work and he and Miku were again separated!

The reunion of Kirie Himuro and her magnet at the very end of Fatal Frame VI generates her final liberation from the Manor and the return to life of Mafuyu who will remain alive in the following games and will take on the role of main protagonist but also of Secondary character.

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 the risk of entering the Himuro Mansion to try to find him 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.

The first ending is considered canon, the latter photo ending events infer-ably happened in the normal ending as well.

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 Mafuyu's spirit. During his furious race in the sleeping mansion to try to catch Miku and bring her back Rei Kurosawa (The main protagonist of the multiple flash games and one of them presents a vision very clearly showing Mafuyu alive and well next to Miku in front of the mansion watching the cursed souls return to the underworld after Kirie is again defeated by Miku!

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.


Kirie Himuros could not find the soul of her deceased magnet after Miku lifted the Curse for the reason that he was still imprisoned in the abyss through an evil bucket placed by the leader of the Himuros clan after the having murder to keep her from being reunited with Kirie in the afterlife because he wanted to make sure that love wouldn't distract Kirie from her duty to vieger the Shrine of the Ropes!

What Mafuyu had understood at the time of having to leave Hell Get also had he decided to sacrifice himself by staying put and die in the landslide to support Kirie in the accomplishment of his duty although his place has always been in the world of the living alongside Miku and his friends!

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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