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Itsuki Tachibana was a "Remaining". Mio first meets him in when she is led by crimson butterflies to the storehouse where he is imprisoned. He calls Mio "Yae" and urges her to save her twin sister, Sae (who is Mayu). Throughout the game he helps Mio by telling her where to go and how to solve puzzles in the village.
Itsuki and his brother were Altar Twins and preformed the Crimson Sacrifice Ritual. Although Itsuki succeeded in killing his brother, the ritual failed. Itsuki still became a Remaining, and his hair turned white. The in-game memo claims it was because "Itsuki and Mutsuki loved each other so much that the ritual ended up in failure".
Before the ritual, Itsuki had made a pact with Mutsuki that he would not let Sae and Yae suffer the same fate as they had and, because their ritual had failed, Sae and Yae were due to become the next Twin Shrine Maidens. He wrote a letter to his childhood friend, Ryozo Munakata, asking him to help and look after the Kurosawa twins after their escape.
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Itsuki kept his promise to Mutsuki and distracted the villagers as Yae and Sae escaped. He was then locked up in the storehouse and later committed suicide by hanging himself. From his diaries, it is clear that he had planned to do this as well ("I plan to remain here in the village with him too...", "...Helping Yae and Sae escape may well be the last task I ever perform...").
When he committed suicide, he left behind his sister, Chitose Tachibana. Chitose was very young and did not understand what was going on at the time. She never understood why her other brother, Mutsuki, disappeared, and did not know why Itsuki was being punished for what Yae and Sae did.
Sae and Itsuki were very close. So much so that, before Sae was to perform her Crimson Ceremony herself, she wanted to see Itsuki one last time. When she entered the storehouse, however, he was already dead. She wept, saying "It's all our fault! We shouldn't have tried to escape!"
In the Promise Ending of the game, Itsuki is once more shown with his brother Mutsuki and his little sister Chitose, looking up at the sky as they watch the crimson butterflies fly away from the village.
- There is evidence to suggest that Sae deeply cared for Itsuki, illustrated by her text and production artwork.
- Until Fatal Frame III, Itsuki was the only clear case of a Remaining with white hair.
- At points in Fatal Frame II, Itsuki gives Mio advice on what to do to aid her escape from the village.
- Itsuki was originally conceived as an older, female character who stood as a warning for Mio about the consequences of the ritual, but this was changed during development, and the character design for female Itsuki was later given to Kureha in Fatal Frame: Deep Crimson Butterfly.
- For quotes by Itsuki, see Quotes: Itsuki Tachibana.
- For fan theories of Itsuki, see Theory:Itsuki Tachibana.
- For other members of the Tachibana family, see Tachibana Family.
- For other altar twins, see Altar Twins.
- For other rituals in Fatal Frame II, see Fatal Frame II Rituals.
- For other helpful ghosts in the Fatal Frame Series, see Helpful Ghosts.
- For other twin pairs, see Twins.
- For other suicides in the Fatal Frame Series, see Suicide.
- For articles related to Itsuki, see Related Articles:Itsuki Tachibana.
- For images related to Itsuki, see Images of Itsuki Tachibana.
- ↑ Zero Shinku no Chou Walkthrough and Data Collection Book, The Director Talks About Each Chapter's Highlights (Unofficial translation)