In Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, the Obscura camera is the means to help the protagonist detect ghosts, and the special thing is that these ghosts also have quite special relationships, although family relationships. This genealogy is not mentioned in the game.
Genealogy of Miku Hinasaki
Miku has appeared in most of the games in the series and although not in Fatal Frame 2, Miku’s family tree begins with a ghost in the game that is Ryokan Kurosawa. He is the patriarch of the Village of the Gods, who has twin daughters named Sae and Yae. The two daughters intended to perform a macabre ritual, but Sae was left behind while Yae fled with an outsider, assistant anthropologist Ryozo Munakata.
Yae and Ryozo lived the rest of their lives in the Village of the Gods and had a daughter named Mikoto Munakata. Mikoto grew up with a stepdaughter named Miyuki Munakata, and this Miyuki is the mother of Miku and her brother Mafuyu. According to Miku, her and Mafuyu’s psychic abilities were inherited from their mother. It makes fans wonder if this genetic trait stems from a connection with the Village of the Gods in Fatal Frame 2. The ill-fated camera Obscura has also been passed down in their family.
Mio and Mayu Amakura’s family tree
The main characters of Fatal Frame 2, Mio and Mayu don’t have as big of a pedigree as Miku but that doesn’t make them any less interesting or complicated. In fact, they are descendants of the creator of the Obscura camera, Kunihiko Asou. This connection is through their father – Misao Asou, although it is unclear with whom the inventor had children. Asou has other descendant protagonists, including Misaki Asou from Mask of the Lunar Eclipse and Ren Hojo from Maiden of Black Water. Mio and Mayu have many aunts and uncles, and not all of them are of Asou blood. In Fatal Frame 3, their mother’s brother Kei Amakura is a playable character who is also the main character.
Mio and Mayu also have an indirect connection with Rei Kurosawa, the protagonist of Fatal Frame 3. This is because Rei was betrothed to Yuu Asou, another descendant of Kunihiko Asou. So Yuu is added along with Ren Hojo and Misaki to Mio and Mayu’s aunts and uncles. If Yuu hadn’t passed away, Rei would have been their aunt.
Relationships in Fatal Frame: Maiden Of Black Water
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water has several main characters, of which the main character is Miu Hinasaki; Miku’s daughter. This means that the complex family tree dating back to Yae’s escape from the Village of the Gods continues. In fact, Miu’s father (who is revealed to be the Maiden of Black Water), is an interestingly complicated character as he is another character that has a strong relationship with the first Fatal Frame title.
In addition to Miu, the game also has more insight into Kunihiko Asou. The game shows that he actually has a close relationship with two girls who reside on Mount Hikami. Due to their fate, it is unlikely that they were the mothers of any of his descendants.
Finally, Hisoka Kurosawa is another protagonist who works as a fortune teller. From her surname, fans have theorized that she may be related to Rei Kurosawa from Fatal Frame 3, or possibly another descendant of Ryokan Kurosawa from the Village of the Gods. What is known is that she is a descendant of one of the maidens of the Mount Hikami shrine.
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water will release on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S on October 28.