Woman in Bloody Kimono
The younger of a pair of twins born to the Kurosawa family, which presided over the village's festival. She fled the village with her sister, Yae, in an attempt to escape from the fate of twins in the Crimson Sacrifice Ritual, but fell from the mountain path and was captured by the villagers. In despair over Yae's failure to return, she was hanged by the neck with shimenawa and killed. Her corpse was thrown into the Hellish Abyss, but became a vengeful spirit with the occurring of the Repentance, and massacred the villagers.
The older sister of the twins born to the Kurosawa family. She planned to escape from Minakami Village with Sae with help from Itsuki, but they became separated when she didn't notice Sae falling from the mountain path. She became lost in the mountains while searching for Sae, and when she returned to the village's entrance the village had already vanished. Perhaps due to the shock of it, she lost her memory.
Kurosawa Family Head
Yae and Sae's father, and the head of the Kurosawa family. He himself once killed his younger brother in the Crimson Sacrifice Ritual, and even though for the sake of the ritual it pains him to sacrifice his daughter.
Rope Man (Kusabi)
A folklorist who visited Minakami Village. He was researching the secret ritual, but was made into a Kusabi by Ryokan Kurosawa and the others. He brought along the Camera Obscura and Spirit Stone Radio picked up by Mio and Mayu.
Makabe's assistant, and Itsuki and Mutsuki Tachibana's friend since childhood. Receiving a request from Itsuki to help Yae and Sae escape from the village, he went along with Makabe to visit Minakami Village.
A boy imprisoned in the storehouse. Convinced that Mio is Yae, he gives her advice to help her escape from the village. Long ago he performed the Crimson Sacrifice Ritual with his younger brother, Mutsuki, but his feelings were too strong and the ritual ended in failure; since then, his hair has been white.
In order to keep his promise with Mutsuki, he helps Yae and Sae with their escape from the village, but was captured by the villagers and locked up in the storehouse.
Itsuki's younger twin brother. He requested that Itsuki help Yae and Sae escape from the village after his death in the Crimson Sacrifice Ritual. Perhaps he was worried about Itsuki helping out...
Girl in Crimson Kimono
Itsuki and Mutsuki's little sister. Due to her eyes being bad from birth, she kept with her a bell given to her by Itsuki so that he would know as soon as she wandered off. Since Yae and Sae's escape was the cause of Itsuki's imprisonment, she hates them. Believing Mio is Yae, she attacks saying, "Give back my brother!"
A woman who came to Minakami Village searching for her lover, Masumi Makimura, who went missing while out surveying a dam. She thought she had finally reunited with Makimura, but he had already been killed and turned into a vengeful spirit but the Kusabi, and she was killed by him. In addition, she is the first ghost encountered by the player in Minakami Village.
She was able to reunite with Makimura in Minakami Village, but taking in the strange air floating around the place gradually affected her mind, and she endured the despair and awaited Makimura's return in the Osaka house, but...
A surveyor who was dispatched to the Minakami Village area for the construction of Minakami Dam. He became lost in Minakami Village, and was killed by the Kusabi and turned into a vengeful ghost when he went into the Kurosawa house. Ironically, after turning into a ghost he killed the lover who had come to search for him, Miyako Sudo, with his own hands.
As his ghost name suggests, his whole body is covered in wounds inflicted by the Kusabi, and attacks as though to complain about his suffering.
Twin Girl's Ghost
Twin Girl's Doll
(Doll resembling Azami Kiryu)
The ghost of Akane Kiryu, a Remaining who performed a past Crimson Sacrifice Ritual, and a doll resembling Azami Kiryu, Akane's younger sister whom she killed in the ritual, which turned into a being called a "corpse" when a soul began to dwell inside it. The "corpse" that looked exactly like her little sister stole Akane's soul, and she lost her humanity.
The head of the Kiryu family, who created the mechanisms inside the houses. He tried to break the "corpse" inside which a soul dwelled, but it manipulated his daughter Akane into killing him. After becoming a ghost he wanders the Kiryu house, using the mechanical dolls he created to aid him in battle.
The priests who performed the Crimson Sacrifice Ritual. They were caught in the Repentance that occurred when the ritual failed, and turned into evil spirits. In order to successfully complete the ritual this time, they hope for the twins' return. Their faces are covered for the ceremony and cannot be seen, but incantation-like characters are written all over their faces.
The ghosts of people whose eyes were sewn shut in order for them to perform the ritual at the Hellish Abyss, the place that must never be seen. People who broke the ban on looking into the Abyss and sinners were made into Mourners as punishment. They can't see, but they can hear, so when they sense Mio's footsteps during battle they will attack.
Man Trapped in Dark
Woman Trapped in Dark
People of Minakami Village who were taken by the miasma of the Repentance. After becoming ghosts they wander around the village. "Woman Trapped in Dark" was left with only an expression of pain on her face, but "Man Trapped in Dark" has lost all of his feelings, and rarely stands upright.
A woman who was not a resident of Minakami Village, but became lost in the village like Mio and Mayu in the past. After throwing herself into the pond she washed up on the floating island, but was dragged down by countless arms from the underworld and became a ghost. Even now she continues to drift through the cold waters of Tomonari-Ike (Resonance Pond).
Woman Hidden in Box
The ghost of a woman who took refuge from the Repentance inside a box, but was unable to get out and was taken by the Darkness. Ironically, the reason she was able to get out of the box was because she had become a ghost.
Broken Neck Woman
A woman who threw herself from the passage while trying to escape from the Repentance. Her neck broke when she fell, and she became a ghost with it bent in an impossible direction. She wanders Minakami Village, inflicting the pain she felt on the living.
Woman Who Jumped
The ghost of a woman who committed suicide by jumping from the second floor of the Kiryu house. She became a ghost with her body deformed due to the impact of the fall, and wanders around inside the house crawling on her back. She seems to be a spirit who has appeared many times in the dreams of Mr. Shibata, the director.
Villager with Sickle
Villager with Torch
Villager with Pole
The ghosts of the villagers searching for the escaped Yae and Sae. If you listen to their voices using the Spirit Stone Radio, they appear to have felt compassion towards the circumstances of Yae and Sae, who were to be sacrificed for the village.
Man Killed by Kusabi
Woman Killed by Kusabi
The villagers gathered in the Great Hall of the Kurosawa house at the time of the Repentance were mutilated by the Kusabi and became evil spirits. They wander Minakami Village, suffering from the pain of the Kusabi's injuries. When fought as a man-woman pair they are quite strong foes.
Boy Chased by Demon
Girl Playing Demon Tag
Boy Playing with Demon
The ghosts of children who continue to play innocently, lacking the self-awareness to realise that they have been taken by the Darkness from the Repentance. In this game, when the "demon" catches the "sacrifice" they become a "butterfly", so it's a little different from the games we know.
The Shinto priestess of Kureha Shrine who performs Minakami Village's Shadow Festival. She was born as a twin, but since the other twin was stillborn she was born as a white-haired Remaining. She has the ability to read people's minds and sixth senses, but has lost her own emotions.
Kureha's design draft. You can see that quite a lot of effort went into the design on her kimono.
They're hidden by her kimono so you can't really see them, but this is the first public concept illustration in which you can see Kureha's bare feet.
Woman with Neck Broken Back to Front
Origin: Zero / 2001
A ghost who appeared in Zero ~zero~. Her neck broke when she jumped from Himuro Mansion's Moon Observatory, bending her head back hugely. During Zero ~zero~'s development, she was originally planned to wear western clothing.
Origin: Zero / 2001
Another ghost who is a guest from Zero ~zero~. She was blinded in the "Blind Demon" ritual performed at Himuro Mansion, and wanders around moaning, "My eyes... My eyes..."
Origin: Zero Tsukihami no Kamen / 2008
Appears in Zero ~Tsukihami no Kamen~. She is the ghost of a girl who was hospitalised at Rougetsu Hall. Due to Getsuyuu Syndrome, which eats away at memory, she retained her self by hurting people, and was feared by the nurses and patients.