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Heart Aino
(愛乃 はぁと, Aino Hāto)
Heart Portrait AH3.png
Also known as The Extraordinarily Rare Maiden
Commander (Title from Weiss and Scharlachrot)
The Angel Who Fights For Love And Peace (Title in Cross Tag Battle)
Physical/Vital Information
Gender Female
Age 14
Birthday January 14th (the day of hope, love, and courage)
Nationality Japanese
Blood Type A
Height 160cm (5'3")
Weight 52kg (101 lbs)
Measurements (B/W/H) 74cm/55cm/79cm
Eye Color Orange
Hair Color Pink
Personal Statistics
Occupation Student
Affiliation National Academy of Metaphysics Junior High School, 2nd Year, Class A
Favorite Subject Gym, Music, Art
Weakest Subject Japanese and English
Fighting Style Iron Fist of Love
Appearances
Game(s) Arcana Heart
Arcana Heart 2
Suggoi! Arcana Heart 2
Arcana Heart 3
Arcana Heart 3 Love Max
Arcana Heart 3 Love Max Six Stars
Arcana Heart 3 Love Max Six Stars XTEND
Apron of Magic (Guest)
Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel (DLC)
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (DLC)
Manga Arcana Heart (manga)
Voices
Japanese Mikako Takahashi
English Kira Buckland (Cross Tag Battle)
I hope this will touch your very heart and soul!

Heart Aino is a playable character and the main protagonist of the Arcana Heart series. A sweet and pure young girl who worships love and is known as the "Extraordinarily Rare Maiden". Her family owns a bakery and she spends a lot of time making sweets in hopes of one day getting an original item on the menu. She is best friends with Saki Tsuzura.

Her Arcana is Partinias, the Arcana of Love.

Bio[edit | edit source]

Animals have been attracted to Heart for as long as she has been born, much to her mother's dismay whenever she would bring them home. While the ability to see Arcana is not uncommon, the encouragement from her mother allows her to interact with them even to this day.

This gift and her purity has earned her the title of "Extraordinarily Rare Maiden".

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Heart is a fair-skinned girl with big, friendly orange eyes. Her short pink hair is slightly messy, with a section curled out on each side of her head and her thick bangs spread out, barely tucked beneath her ear-length forelocks. She has a large cowlick shaped like a partial heart that at times will change shape to reflect her mood.

She normally wears the Misono Academy Uniform as her casual outfit. It is composed of a white collared shirt with dark brown and white folded sleeve cuffs and a single line of orange around the hem. This is paired with an orange pleat miniskirt, a crimson tie, white stockings, and a pair of blue and white shoes. She wears crimson wristbands to match the long, flowing ribbon tied around her right wrist.

Personality[edit | edit source]

An energetic sweetie who entirely believes in the power of love. She is as chipper as she is selfless and innocent, and with a romanticized mindset she is said to love everyone and everything and has a contagious smile. She only seeks to make others happy and is always ready to lend a hand and easily supporting those she cares about, such as Saki; even if she doesn't entirely reciprocate. 

As passionate as she is, Heart can become stubborn whenever frustrated or working towards a goal. She is also known for being clumsy and rushes head-first into things without thinking. Her kindness and desire to help others also can come off as her being nosy or rude, but she remains unaware of this. However, it has been suggested that Heart is smarter than she lets on.

Story[edit | edit source]

Arcana Heart[edit | edit source]

After being sought out by the Ministry of Elemental Affairs, Heart sets out to investigate the strange goings-on above the Tokyo Skies.

Arcana Heart 2[edit | edit source]

Arcana Heart 3[edit | edit source]

Main article: Heart Aino/AH3 Storyline

After hearing that Japan was in danger once again, Heart set out to try to stop things and assist Saki and Petra.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Arcana Heart[edit | edit source]

  • One love punch, coming right up!
  • Please, dear Angel, fight by my side! (Pre-Battle)

Arcade Mode[edit | edit source]

Arcana Heart[edit | edit source]

  • 1st Amazing! I like seeing my face in the number one spot in the rankings~! Hurray♪
  • 2nd You got number two? Wow, you're almost there!♪ With a little more Love, you'll be number one!
  • 3rd Oh wow! You got in the rankings!?♪ You have to try for the number one spot. You have to!♪
  • 11th+ Oh wow! You beat Arcade Mode?♪ Was it fun? Was it interesting? Was it super fun-teresting!♪
  • 11th+ I had so much fun♪ Promise me we'll play again, no matter what! ♪
  • 11th+ Thank you for staying until the end~! When will we see each other again? Soon, I hope♪

Continue Screen[edit | edit source]

Arcana Heart

  • Put me back in... I can keep going! Bang! Pow! Kablammo!
  • Ouchy! Hm, that didn't go so well...
  • ...You aren't going to quit, are you?
  • I still have lots of energy♪ ...and lots of courage♪ ...and lots of Love♪ I can still go on!
  • No matter what, don't ever give up! Not until the very, very, verrrrrry end. In fact, not even then~!
  • In the end... well... Love has to win, right? I mean, you think so too, don't you?
  • Jump and press ↓↙← + Attack for the lovely Super Kick!
  • You can unleash a Heartful Punch with →↓↘ + Attack! Explode, high in the sky!
  • Press →↓↘ + A + B (Gauge Used) to deliver the Awesomely Heartful Punch! It even works in the air~!
  • You can unleash an Iron Fist Punch with ↓↘→ + Attack! Include it in your combos today~♪
  • Press ← + B in the air and you'll punch your opponents a really special way!
  • Press → + B to serve them a spinning kick!
  • Iron Fist Love Punch! ↓↘→ + A + B (Gauge Used)!
  • Use Ribbon Wing with ←↓↙ + Attack! You'll send a beam of pure Love through the air~!
  • You should try the Awesomely Heartful Punch! →↓↘ + A + B (Gauge Used)! It's really really heartful.

Arcana Heart 3

  • I can still fight! It's rematch time!
  • I won't lose this time, I swear!
  • I...can't lose! Please, give me one more chance!
  • ...You're not going to quit, are you?
  • I don't want to stop now. If I quit now, I know that I'll always regret it... I hate regretting things...
  • With love, courage and hope, you can do just about anything! I won't lose next time!
  • Being tired means nothing! You just have to fight through it and keep going, no matter what!
  • I refuse to give up! Well...maybe at the very, very, VERY end of the match...! No, bad Heart! I won't give up!

Victory Screen (Versus Mode)[edit | edit source]

  • You need to stop being so hard on yourself! You should value the unique things that make you, you... There's no point in trying to imitate me, you know? (vs. herself)
  • Oh Paru-Paru, thank you! I'm sure you felt the true power of LOVE surround you! (Arcana Blaze Finish)
  • This will touch your very heart and soul! The shot of Ultimate LOVE! And... ummm... the Amazing Iron Fist of Love and Justice... and LOVE! (Critical Heart Finish)
  • I think I can finally accept how you feel, Saki! I know we're going to be the best-est of friends forever! (vs. Saki Tsuzura)
  • I want to be as strong as you someday so that I can protect everyone! Yeah! I'm going to start getting stronger... RIGHT NOW! (vs. Kamui Tokinomiya)
  • Yay! Now I get to pet Kono-Kono! *Pet* *Pet* *Pet* *Pet* *Pet* *Pet* Heeheehee! (vs. Konoha)
  • You probably don't know this, but I really, really respect you! You're always going all out to help everyone! I hope I can be just like you someday! (vs. Maori Kasuga)
  • I hope my love will reach you, too, Mei-Mei. Like K'BAM! And KA-BOOM! I'm sure you'll understand love someday...! I'm sure of it! (vs. Mei-Fang)
  • You know, I just noticed something about you. Even though you inhale food, you never gain weight... I'm so jealous. Is it because you work out a lot? (vs. Lilica Felchenerow)
  • Liese-poo, what should I make for you today? A parfait? Cookies? Maybe some delicious cake? For the time being, why don't you come back to my place?! (vs. Lieselotte Achenbach)
  • Yoriko! That's a cat, right? RIGHT?! With cute little ears and a fluffy tail, how could it not be?! Can I pet it? Come on, PLEASE?! (vs. Yoriko Yasuzumi)
  • Kira, I really don't think you should try to take over the world, but if you have some kind of plan to make everyone happy, the count me in! (vs. Kira Daidouji)
  • I heard that you make the best tea, EVER! We should have a tea party sometime! (vs. Fiona Mayfield)
  • Huh? Why can't I have a nickname for you? We're friends now, right? I mean, how about Petty? Petralicious? Petanko...? (vs. Petra Johanna Lagerkvist)
  • As long as there is love, we can hope to live innocent and beautiful lives. You can't hide it, you know. Your true feelings will always come through. (vs. Zenia Valov)
  • The power to protect everyone... How hard do I have to work to get it? ... Or is it because I am just not ready for it? (vs. Elsa la Conti)
  • Clarice, this is Heart you're talking to! I mean, all of your worries... they can all be overcome with love! I'm sure of it! (vs. Clarice de Lanza)
  • You shouldn't fight with little Kira so much. You should all be friends! I know! Why don't we go to Kira's store sometime? (vs. Catherine Kyoubashi)
  • Dorothy, why don't you get along with little Liese-poo? That's not good, you know? Hey, why don't we all get together and have a party! (vs. Dorothy Albright)
  • Angelia and Mildred, you two almost seem like sisters! You seem so close... Man, sometimes I wish I had some siblings, too... (vs. Angelia Avallone)
  • Hey Nazu! Get over here! I'm going to pet you into insensibility! *Pet* *Pet* *Pet* *Pet* *Pet* (vs. Nazuna Inuwaka)
  • Oh Akane! I'll give you all my love and support and enthusiasm, so... Can I pet you? Pretty please?! (vs. Akane Inuwaka)
  • Wherever there is love, so shall I be there! I will fight for the good of everyone! Heehee, wasn't that impressive? (vs. Weiss)
  • Oh Eko, I can tell that you put so much LOVE into your drawings! Yep, that most definitely has to be... love... all right! (vs. Eko)
  • Your eyes... There's something about them that's just... really super-scary. It's almost like your whole being is screaming "Hate everything. Trust no one." (vs. Scharlachrot)
  • I'm also aiming to be a Hero of Justice! For love, courage and hope! Let's work together! (vs. Minori Amanohara)
  • Peace-chan, if you're that hungry, why not you stop by over at my shop next time! There's tons of parfaits and cakes for you! (vs. Pistrix)
  • Hey, if you have something on your mind speak it out. I'll also like, totally help you out here! Don't you worry a thing, love will triumph over everything! (vs. Dark Heart)

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle[edit | edit source]

  • Boom! Ka-pow! Wham! Let's get 'em! (Intro)
  • Here we go! Heart Aino, ready to fight! (Intro)
  • Wait for me! (Intro)
  • Love always prevail. Always. (Victory)
  • That was an excellent serving of love. (Victory)
  • That's the power of love. (Victory)
  • Worked up a sweat there. (Victory)
  • We're kicking butt today. Bring on the next one! (Victory)
  • Love - max, courage - high! We can do anything! (Victory)
  • C'mon, smile! The more you smile, the happier you'll be! (Victory Screen)
  • Love shall always prevail! Always and forever! (Victory Screen)
  • They say you learn a lot about someone by fighting with them, but WOW, I REALLY got to know you! (Victory Screen)
  • Um, sorry to bother you, but... Could you please open your hand? It's kinda hard to shake hands with a clenched fist... (Victory Screen)
  • Thanks for the help, Party! We're gonna show everyone the power of true, honest love! (Victory Screen)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Heart's full name translates as Heart of Love.
  • Some of Heart's moves and details are inspired by Ragna the Bloodedge from BlazBlue, and Ryu from Street Fighter.
  • In an official flash game by Arc System Works, she was shown going on a date with Ragna. She also made appearances in two episodes of BlazBlue Radio. This is most likely inspired by Mikako Takahashi and Tomokazu Sugita, Heart and Ragna's respective Japanese VAs, doing several roles together.
  • Heart's ribbon weapon may be based on the Red Strings of Fate, which are said to connect those destined to meet.
  • Heart's worst subjects were originally Language Arts and History.
  • She seems to be terrified of cockroaches, as seen in her ending in AH3.
  • She like cakes, parfaits, hayashi rice, dogs and cats.
  • Her favorite food for lunch is fried chicken.
  • Heart resembles the main character, Asuna, from Softenni.
    • Both have orange eyes and pink hair worn nearly in the same style.
    • Both of them have unusual cowlicks. 
    • Both wear a white and orange uniform.  
  • Hubrecht, a background character from Skullgirls has some inspiration from Heart. This includes her pink hair curled into a heart, red ribbon, and color scheme.
  • Along with Homura from the Senran Kagura series, Heart would make a appearance as a DLC guest character in Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel, a fighting game featuring various characters from manga, anime and games made by Nitroplus.
    • She also appears as both a base character in the arcade version and a DLC character in the console version of BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, a crossover fighting game featuring characters from BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth, RWBY, Senran Kagura and Akatsuki Blitzkampf.
  • By coloring or appearance, some palette swaps make her resemble:
    • In Arcana Heart:
      • Mikoto Misaka and Accelerator from the A Certain... franchise
      • Yukiko Amagi from Persona 4
      • Sanae Nagatsuki from Shinrakulka Musume
      • Minori Kushieda from ToraDora
      • and Madoka Kaname from Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    • In BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle:
      • Ragna the Bloodedge
      • Sin Kiske from Guilty Gear
      • Yu Narukami from Persona 4
      • Hyde from Under Night In-Birth
      • Ruby Rose from RWBY
      • and Saki Tsuzura.

Navigation[edit | edit source]

Arcana Heart Characters
Playable
Heart Aino · Saki Tsuzura · Kamui Tokinomiya · Konoha · Maori Kasuga · Mei-Fang · Lilica Felchenerow · Lieselotte Achenbach · Yoriko Yasuzumi · Kira Daidouji · Fiona Mayfield · Petra Johanna Lagerkvist · Zenia Valov · Elsa la Conti · Clarice di Lanza · Catherine Kyoubashi · Dorothy Albright · Akane Inuwaka · Nazuna Inuwaka · Angelia Avallone · Weiss · Eko · Scharlachrot · Minori Amanohara · Pistrix · Dark Heart
Non-Playable
Mei Ling Hua · Hyoudou
Minor Characters
Assist
Tsuzune Kasuga · Koito and Kouta Kasuga · Elfriede Achenbach · Michelangelo · Chromatius · Terry Yodogawa · Lion, Tin Man & Scarecrow · Merlin · Kazu
Bosses
Mildred Avallone · Parace L'sia · Ragnarok
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