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Rei Kurosawa
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Japanese name 黒澤 怜
Romaji name Kurosawa Rei
Age 23, Born 1965
Hair color Dark brown
Eye color Brown
Occupation Freelance Photographer
Status Alive
Family Yuu Asou (Late fiancé)

Hisoka Kurosawa (Distant relative)
Ryokan Kurosawa (Ancestor)

Appearances Fatal Frame III: The Tormented
Voice actor (Jp) Junko Minagawa
Voice actor (Eng) Kimberly Brooks
Because you were always with me. . . No matter what. . . That's how I survived. . .

—Rei to Yuu Asou

Rei Kurosawa (黒澤 怜 Kurosawa Rei) is the main character in Fatal Frame III: The Tormented. Having survived a fatal car crash that took the life of Yuu Asou (Rei's fiancé), Rei is beset with grief and guilt, wishing to be with him once more. Her grief becomes dangerous, however, when she starts to visit a strange manor in her dreams. It is known as the Manor of Sleep, and after seeing Yuu inside, Rei follows him in further and further, not knowing that those who follow the dead too far in never return.


Rei has short dark-brown hair that falls just above her shoulders in choppy lengths where she bears a fringe which is parted to the left, dark-brown eyes and a beauty mark close to her right eye.

There are many outfits available for her to wear but she is more commonly seen in the default costume.

Alternate costumes[]

Her alternate costumes consists of:

  • Black yukata: A yet classic yukata with many flowers on it. Unlocked after completing the game in normal mode.
  • Red yukata: Same as the above except that the yukata is red with roses on it. Unlocked at the same time with the Black yukata.
  • Pinafore Dress: A classic, short blue maid dress. Unlocked after clearing mission mode or beating the game once on Nightmare mode.
  • Work suit: An attractive suit that Rei probably uses for work. It consists of a long-sleeved navy blue shirt, a short black skirt and heels. Unlocked after beating the game on hard mode or by completing the game three times on normal mode or easy mode.

Other costumes[]

  • Night time: A long blue dress that Rei wears during the night. It's not a unlockable, but you need to use it until Rei enters the nightmare.
  • Worker: A safari-like costume that Rei uses in the first CG cutscene, when the car crashes. Consists of a beige-like stile shirt, black pants and shoes.
  • Default: This outfit is what Rei wears from the start of the game. It is a blue shirt that has sleeves reaching just below her elbows and a low neckline. The back of the shirt exposes her back and a small portion of her spine area which is binded together with strings. There is a black singlet which stops at her belly button underneath which can be seen from behind. Rei wears black capris which is held by a white belt and also wears white heels.



Rei works as a professional freelance photographer where she met Yuu Asou while they were in college while he studied anthropology and folklore. Yuu was good friends with Mafuyu Hinasaki and Kei Amakura, and the three worked together in their research of the occult and local customs. Before disappearing, Mafuyu entrusted Yuu with Miku Hinasaki's care should anything happen to him, and after becoming engaged, Rei and Yuu bought a house together and took in Miku. Rei was never told about Miku's past, or what had happened to her brother, and the two became good friends, Miku began working under Rei as her assistant.

One rainy night, Rei was driving with Yuu when the car crashed off the side of the road and Yuu was killed. Rei blamed herself for Yuu's death, and since then showed little interest with the outside world, only occasionally leaving her home for her job.


I'll go on living. . . Even with the pain. . .

—Rei Kurosawa

Fatal Frame III: The Tormented[]

Regardless of what ending is achieved at the end of the game, Rei's fate remains the same.

After briefly re-uniting with Yuu Asou one last time at the Abyss of the Horizon, Rei is brought back to the real world, free from the curse of the Snake and Holly Tattoo. She, along with Miku Hinasaki, now understand that regardless of why they were allowed to live, they must continue to survive.


Rei shares the same initials as the main antagonist of the game - *Rei* *Ku*rosawa - *Rei*ka *Ku*ze.

  • The name Rei means "the tinkling of jade" (玲).
    • Rei's name combined with Yuu Asou's alludes to the Japanese word for ghost, "Yūrei" (幽霊).
    • The Japenese title of the Fatal Frame series, 零, can also be pronounced "Rei".
  • Rei's surname Kurosawa means "black" (黒) (kuro) and "marsh" (澤) (sawa).
    • Although Rei has the surname "Kurosawa", any relation she has with the Kurosawa family in Fatal Frame II is unmentioned.


  • Rei wears a silver ring on her left ring finger, which is presumably the engagement ring that Yuu Asou gave her.
  • As stated in the official guidebook for Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, Hisoka Kurosawa is related to Rei, but the exact relationship is not specified.
    • Hisoka's design was made to look like Rei's on purpose.
  • Rei's actions in appeasing Reika Kuze are compared to Mitori, an ability used by the shrine maidens she descends from, in the Fatal Frame V guidebook.
  • Rei's shower scene made #5 in the top 7 video game shower scenes by GamesRadar.
  • Rei was voted IGN's Video game Babe of the Day on August 19th, 2005.
  • Originally, Rei's costume was going to be a skirt and shirt ensemble, but this was changed because the creators liked the pant design better and this previous design is one of Rei's unlockable costumes (Suit).
  • Rei mentions that her favorite color is blue, also indicated by her clothing.
  • While examining the table at the center of Rei's, she mentions in game she used to do photography work for fashion magazines.
    • However, she lost interest in such.
  • Rei states that she never felt prepared to take photos of people.
  • Like the Amakura twins in Fatal Frame II, who are identified with Twin Shrine Maidens, Rei symbolically takes on the role of the priestess, which can be seen in many ways during the game. She sees Kei Amakura and Miku Hinasaki's dreams after they tell her about them, and on many occasions hears voices and whispers that lead her to important places and help her to understand the stories of the people trapped in the Manor (like the priestess, who could hear the "voices" of the tattoos to understand the pain of the worshippers).
  • Unlike Miku, Rei admits that she is a untidy person and bad at house chores.
  • Rei and Reika share the same Japanese voice actress: Junko Minagawa, and the English voice actress: Kimberly Brooks.