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Emina Hanaharu is a supporting character from Final Fantasy Type-0. She is a former Agito Cadet who works as a commanding officer in Akademeia, the magic academy of the Dominion of Rubrum. She used to fraternize with Kurasame Susaya and Kazusa Futahito. She is flirty and outgoing, but some in Akademeia think she is hiding a secret.

Rubicus[]

Once a cadet and now a tribune, Emina works as a commanding officer in Akademeia—even though she does not currently lead a class of her own. She excels in both the military and scholastic arts, and her bright, friendly demeanor has won her the admiration of both men and women around Akademeia. (Her gorgeous good looks have also earned her a considerable amount of unwanted attention from men all over the dominion.) Rumor has it she is an avid connoisseur of bikinis, but none have ever seen her wearing any of the swimsuits in her allegedly enormous collection.

Profile[]

Appearance[]

Emina in Final Fantasy Type-0 HD.

Emina has wavy brunette hair which she partitions and ties half of it into a ponytail. She has brown eyes. As an officer she wears a military uniform with shoulder, wrist and leg guards, and a cape. As a teacher, she wears a white blouse, brown worker's gloves, and high-waist black trousers and riding boots. According to the Rubicus, Emina is 25 years old and 5'6" tall. She is said to collect swimsuits, although nobody has seen her in one, but via the model viewer the player can view Emina in different swimwear; these scenes reveal she has a tattoo on her shoulder blade FFT-0 Emina Tattoo2. In her concept art her bikini is pink with purple polka-dots Emina-Hanaharu-Type0, while in the game it's black Emina-type0-psp-model-swimsuit.

Emina was wearing a yellow-green mantle in the picture with Kazusa and Kurasame Type0-Trio, suggesting that she was a member of Class Fifth while an Akademeia student.

Personality[]

Emina is an officer in command of the Agito Cadets at the Akademeia, and is popular among the students due to her bright and cheerful personality.

Story[]

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Final Fantasy Agito[]

Emina in Final Fantasy Agito.

Emina can be found in the Terrace during the morning and night.

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Final Fantasy Type-0[]

Emina teasing to take her clothes off to prove that she doesn't have an imperial tattoo.

Emina was a student of Akademeia, and was both a friend and classmate of Kurasame Susaya and Kazusa Futahito. After Kurasame's death, Emina and Kazusa use a device that lets people view memories of the past and those who have died. They witness themselves with Kurasame during their school days, but when Kazusa asks her who the third person is, Emina doesn't know.

Emina was a Militesi spy, indicated by a mark on her body, and everything about her is a front. Her original mission required her to infiltrate Rubrum to act as an assassin when called upon. However, her experiences at Akademeia caused her to give up her mission and the few officials from the Militesi Empire who were aware of the plan deemed it a failure when few disruptions appeared in Rubrum after several years.

Emina reveals her mysterious past.

When the truth behind her past is exposed, she thanks Class Zero. Soon afterward, in Caelusmens 842, Emina is captured under suspicion of being the Militesi spy and subject to the judgment of the military court. According to the Sorcery Division researcher, she returned to Milites and agreed to never return. According to the Rubicus she disappeared from Akademia without a trace. According to Director Hajime Tabata, being suspected of espionage, Emina likely could not avoid capital punishment.[2]

In the game's alternate ending, Nine is throwing lances in frustration because Emina rejected him, being in a relationship with Izana.

Spoilers end here.

Gameplay[]

Thank you for all your thoughtful gifts! I'm just surrounded by your love. It feels so nice that I can barely bring myself to leave my room!

Emina

Giving some gift to Emina.

The player can partake in a sidequest to unveil Emina's past. She appears on the Akademeia Terrace when there is 2–6 hours left of the free time from the second free time in Chapter 2 onwards. After making her acquaintance, the player must speak to a man in Sorcery Division who tasks Class Zero with spying on Emina by giving her various presents with spells cast on them to allow the cadets to spy on her in her room. Triggering her events takes 2 hours of free time. Afterward, the player can return to the man in Sorcery to report on what they saw. After enough events with Emina, the man in Sorcery will improve the spy spell, showing Emina with transparent clothes. To progress further in the sidequest, the player needs to complete Kazusa Futahito's sidequest in Chapter 7, where he has an event with Emina where they reminisce over the school days.

Progress in Emina's quest carries over to New Game Plus. During her events Emina hums the game's main theme.

Steps to complete Emina's quest:

Emina sporting an oddly-shaped tattoo.

  • The player can find Emina on the Terrace during free times from Chapter 2 onwards when there are 6–2 hours of free time left.
  • The man in Sorcery Division begins to talk about Emina.
  • After speaking to the man in Sorcery, the player can return to Emina.
  • Returning to the man in Sorcery has him give the player a Sheer spell to spy on Emina. It is not an equipable spell and is only used for this sidequest.
  • Giving Emina three presents progresses the quest. She takes the presents she accepts to her room (not every present item is suitable).
  • The man in Sorcery upgrades the spy spell to Sheera.
  • The player gives Emina five presents that she accepts.
  • In Chapter 7 the player finishes Kazusa's sidequest.
  • The man in Sorcery upgrades the spy spell to Sheerga.
  • The player gives Emina presents until the man in Sorcery gives a choice.
  • The player reports to the man in Sorcery whether they saw a tattoo on Emina or not. The choice does matter for sidequest completion.
  • The player can then talk to Emina one last time.

Different presents unlock different scenes with Emina and they are recorded in the Rubicus. There are also different versions of each scene depending on the strength of the spy spell. All presents she accepts are equally suitable for progressing the quest, and thus the player can use the most easily procured and cheapest presents repeatedly.

List of gifts
Scene Gift Shop Location Cost
1 Potted Plant Rokol 5,000 Gil
2 Tea Set Mi-Go 2,000 Gil
2 Ornamental Plant Toguagh 8,000 Gil
2 Famous Painting Meroë 15,000 Gil
3 Wooden Coeurl Toguagh 10,000 Gil
4 Hydrangea Bouquet Corsi 1,000 Gil
4 Antique Cameo Rokol 5,000 Gil
4 Fancy Tapestry Meroë 8,000 Gil
5 "'Til Finis Comes, With You" Corsi 1,000 Gil
5 Compact Mirror Mi-Go 2,000 Gil
6 Perfume Set Mi-Go 3,000 Gil
6 Jewelry Box Meroë 12,000 Gil
7 Crystal Chandelier Toguagh 15,000 Gil
8 Music Box Rokol 5,000 Gil
8 Luconia Doll Toguagh 8,000 Gil

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Artniks[]

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Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

Emina appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Ice-elemental Backup cards.

Behind the scenes[]

Emina Hanaharu was designed by Roberto Ferrari.[1]

Emina's bikini model was removed from the Rubicus model viewer in the HD version.

Voice[]

Emina is voiced by Rie Tanaka in the Japanese version of Final Fantasy Type-0. Her Japanese voice actress also provided vocal effects for the miqo'te race from Final Fantasy XIV. In the English version, she is voiced by Ali Hillis, who also voiced Lightning in Final Fantasy XIII and its sequels.

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Etymology[]

Emina is a rare feminine given name in Japan, meaning "eminent." The word emina also is a Latin word meaning "beloved," and is also a Turkish variation of the Arabic feminine given name Amina, which means "truthful" or "trustworthy."

Hanaharu derives from the Japanese words: (, hana?, lit. flower) and (, haru?, lit. spring season).

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roberto Ferrari's signature on Emina's concept art Emina art.
  2. Final Fantasy Type-0 Kōshiki Settei Shiryōshū Aku no Hishi p.250–254}} (translation)