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In the name of the head of the Kasuga family, I shall fulfill my duty...!
Maori Kasuga
(春日 舞織, Kasuga Maori)
Maori Portrait AH3.png
Arcana Ohtsuchi
Also known as Mao-Mao (nickname from Heart)
Physical/Vital Information
Gender Female
Age 14
Birthday November 26th (Good Bath Day)
Nationality Japanese
Blood Type AB
Height 153cm (5'0")
Weight 45kg (99 lbs)
Measurements (B/W/H) 88cm/58cm/87cm
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Personal Statistics
Occupation Miko/Shrine Maiden
Affiliation National Academy of Metaphysics Junior High School, 2nd Year, Class A
Favorite Subject Home Economics, History, Art
Weakest Subject Science
Fighting Style Kasuga Demon Exorcism
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
Manga Arcana Heart
Japanese Maki Tsuchihya

Maori Kasuga is a playable character in the Arcana Heart series. She is the second eldest of the four Kasuga sisters, with Tsuzune the eldest, and Koito and Kouta the youngest, who specialize in exorcism. Traditional and motherly, she is good friends with Heart Aino and Saki Tsuzura.

Her Arcana is Ohtsuchi, the Arcana of Earth.


For the longest of times the Kasuga Family has been performing blessings, exorcisms, purification, and other rituals. As the second eldest out of four siblings, Maori is in charge of directing her sisters during their rituals. With her sisters by her side, the four can unleash a magical arrow that never fails to repel demons.


Maori has the appearance of a typical shrine maiden. She has fair skin and big brown eyes with thick lashes and long, straightened black hair that resembles an angular hime cut. Her forelocks are held by gold ribbon. She has a large bust and shapely figure.

She wears a normal Shrine Maiden outfit, composed of a white and red dress with white toe socks and red strapped sandals.

She is shown to wear the Misono Academy uniform with a maroon and white vest, as seen in her bonus CG and Heart's ending CG in the first game.


A joyfully busy girl, when she isn't working or lending a hand to those who are troubled, she's watching over her little sisters or keeping an eye on Heart. She enjoys those little moments when she gets a chance to relax, such as attending school, which she thinks is actually pretty fun.

She is friendly and well-liked due to her calming nature, and she is very motherly towards others. Her hard-working personality makes her very reliable in times of need. She rarely ever loses her temper, but while she is relaxed in how she treats people like Heart, she is very strict when it comes to upholding tradition. She is prideful of them and will always bravely defend her beliefs.

Although she has a curvy frame, she dislikes any sort of improper attention being brought upon it and is likely to scold those who act dirty around her.


Arcana Heart[]

Maori, along with her sisters are requested by the Ministry of Elemental Affairs to use their powers and investigate the Skies above Tokyo.

Arcana Heart 2[]

Arcana Heart 3[]

Main article: Maori Kasuga/AH3 Storyline

For generations, the Kasuga family has assisted the Celestial Union with demon-related matters but on occasion they will tend to the Planar Rifts that periodically pop up around the country. Like the Union, she is suspicious of Petra.


  • "If you have an evil aura, my sisters and I will purify it."
  • To the gods beyond our world, please lend me your powers. (Pre-Battle)

Arcade Mode[]

Arcana Heart

  • 1st Congratulations! Don't relax your discipline yet, though, or pride will be your fall.
  • 2nd Number two on the rankings? Your hard work is beginning to pay off.
  • 3rd You have been added to the rankings! What a joyous day! Let's train harder.
  • 11th+ You completed Arcade Mode! That was splendid. You should be proud.
  • 11th+ How do you feel today? Was I helpful? We should do this again.
  • 11th+ Thank you for spending your time with me. I'll be waiting right here...

Continue Screen[]

Arcana Heart

  • *yawn* Huh? No... No, I'm not yawning... That battle was riveting.
  • The best way to train is to keep fighting. You should continue your training.
  • Rest is a vital part of one's training.
  • We should persevere! Our destiny still has to be fulfilled.
  • The Kasuga Family always finishes what it starts.
  • As long as I'm alive, the Kasuga Family will not know defeat. Please, consider your actions...
  • Press →↓↘ + Attack for Ouka. Your opponent will soar like a bird afterwards.
  • Press →↓↘ + Attack for Sekka. It can only be used in air, though, so be careful.
  • Press ←↓↙ + Attack for Tumujigake. This attack summons Tsuzune from behind me.
  • Press ↓↓ + Attack for Raishinotoshi. This attack summons Tsuzune from above.
  • Press ←↓↙ + A + B (Gauge Used) for Hama no Shishiku. This is my older sister Tsuzune's secret attack.
  • Press ↓↘→ + Attack for Hikejigake. This attack summons Koito from behind me.
  • Press ↓↙← + Attack for Hikejigake. This attack summons Kouta to surprise my opponent from behind.
  • Press ↓↘→ + A + B (Gauge Used) for Taima no Zuikaku. This is Koito and Kouta's secret attack.
  • Press →←↙↓↘→ + A + B (Gauge Used) for Karaitonoya. The more we work together, the stronger it will be.

Arcana Heart 3

  • There are still things that I must accomplish! For now, I need to focus on just moving forward.
  • It was our own inadequacies that caused this disaster... At the very least I would like to clean up the mess for which we are responsible.
  • I haven't given my best effort yet! I refuse to admit defeat when I still have strength to stand. I'd sooner die than go down in humiliating defeat!
  • More important than protecting the honor of the Kasuga family, I need to find the courage to defend my own... Otherwise, I will lose everything...
  • Right now, we face a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. However, we have no choice but to overcome it. Proceed with caution.
  • I beg of you, have mercy on this poor soul. Please, just this once!
  • We have no choice but to continue. Should we allow this vile scourge to spread further, it will not only bring shame to our family names, but to our descendants as well.
  • *Sigh* Huh? I mean...oh dear... I wasn't sighing because of you...maybe...

Story Mode[]

Arcana Heart

Before Battle

  • Heart, I can't tell you why, but please don't get involved in this. I'm asking you as a friend... (Heart Aino)
  • Saki, please don't try to stop this on your own... I beg you. Let me sisters and I handle this... (Saki Tsuzura)
  • The Thousand Years Protector must be tired. Please, allow the Kasuga Family to take care of this. (Kamui Tokinomiya)
  • You're the new Millennium Guard!? My sisters and I would like to train with you, if you don't mind? (Konoha)
  • Lilica, we're in the same class at school...but there's rules against demon blood in the shrine... (Lilica Felchenerow)
  • The Crimson-Eyed Criminal!? Why are you here? Somehow, I don't think you're here to worship...! (Lieselotte Achenbach)
  • I knew I sensed a magical force. Yoriko, dear, what is that staff you're holding...? (Yoriko Yasuzumi)
  • A sword of that size... in the shrine? I'm sorry, but those aren't allowed in here... (Fiona Mayfield)

After Battle

  • Saki, this burden is too much for you alone... Please, let me and my sisters handle this... (Saki Tsuzura)
  • Please, allow us to lend our skills, Miss Thousand Years Protector. We are more familiar with this era. (Kamui Tokinomiya)
  • You should be by your master's side. It is more admirable to fulfill one's duty than to roam the streets. (Konoha)
  • I'm not aware of the Ministry holding any Chinese scientists in custody... I'm sorry; I wish we could help you. (Mei-Fang)
  • You cannot abandon your studies, Lilica. We'll see you at school, I hope. (Lilica Felchenerow)
  • Yoriko, I'd love to hear how you found that kitty-staff... (Yoriko Yasuzumi)
  • Perhaps a poem will satisfy you: To perform the task that is right, One doesn't require a spotlight. (Kira Daidouji)


  • The Thousand Years Protector was defeated? I still can barely believe this has happened... I don't know the outcome, but as head of the Kasuga Family, it is my duty to purify you. (Kamui Defeated)

After Revenge

  • I know that there will always be people who hate you, but I'm still saddened by this...
  • Please excuse my actions. I am sorry.
  • Please find it in your heart to forgive what I have done to your friend.

Arcana Heart 3


  • The Kasuga family makes it a point to never allow personal matters to interfere with official business. However, should you hurt a friend... I should do the mature thing and overlook the fact that you hurt Miss Aino. But I'm not going to. I will purify your tainted soul and exorcise my malice. (Heart Defeated)
  • The Kasuga family makes it a point to never allow personal matters to interfere with official business. However, should you hurt a friend... I should do the mature thing and overlook the fact that you hurt Miss Tsuzura. But I'm not going to. I will purify your tainted soul and exorcise my malice. (Saki Defeated)
  • The Millennial Guardian has dedicated her life to protecting us all, yet you dare attack her? You are twisted and evil... We of the Kasuga family will exorcise the evil that stains your soul. Prepare yourself. (Kamui Defeated)
  • The Kasuga family makes it a point to never allow personal matters to interfere with official business. However, should you hurt a friend... I should do the mature thing and overlook the fact that you hurt Miss la Conti. But I'm not going to. I will purify your tainted soul and exorcise my malice. (Elsa Defeated)

Victory Screen (Versus Mode)[]

  • Though you may possess extraordinary spiritual powers, I will never relinquish my role as the head of the Kasuga family! My pride will not allow it! (vs. herself)
  • One of the Kasuga clan offers her sincere gratitude to the deity Ohtsuchi. (Arcana Blaze Finish)
  • The Karaito is the most sacred of artifacts passed down through the Kasuga household. I hoped that the day would never come when I would be forced to use this relic... (Critical Heart Finish)
  • Miss Aino, whenever I'm close to you, I always feel as if you're sharing something priceless with me. Thank you... Heart. (vs. Heart Aino)
  • Miss Tsuzura, it was you who taught me that physical strength alone is not enough... that a strong mind and a strong heart are both necessary to succeed. (vs. Saki Tsuzura)
  • I must thank you for sparring with me, Millennial Guardian. I learned a great deal from our match and I hope to be able to practice with you in the future. (vs. Kamui Tokinomiya)
  • Konoha, thank you so much for keeping Koito and Kouta entertained for me. You're welcome to come over and play with them anytime. (vs. Konoha)
  • The absolute fusion of spiritual energy and martial arts... Fighting you with conventional attacks is useless. I would very much like to face you in combat again. (vs. Mei-Fang)
  • While it is important to fully enjoy life, education and learning self-discipline are also important. Could you at least try not to be so irresponsible...? (vs. Lilica Felchenerow)
  • Miss Achenbach, I'm not sure how to put this... The aura of absolute evil that engulfs you has shrunk considerably since I last saw you. It's quite a relief... (vs. Lieselotte Achenbach)
  • After seeing you two for myself, I don't think that there is a need to exorcise you anytime soon... And Miss Yasuzumi, please take care of yourself. (vs. Yoriko Yasuzumi)
  • Miss Daidouji, I understand your reasons for hating the Celestial Union, but as it is often said, 'You reap what you sow. (vs. Kira Daidouji)
  • Miss Mayfield, please return as soon as you can... Miss Tsuzura and everyone are waiting for you. (vs. Fiona Mayfield)
  • The traditional Lagerkvist fighting style... I cannot help but be awed by its effectiveness. I am honored that we work towards the same goal. (vs. Petra Johanna Lagerkvist)
  • Zenia Valov, why do you choose to fight? It is like a dagger to the soul... (vs. Zenia Valov)
  • Miss la Conti, your technique is as formidable as ever. It was truly an honor to fight against one who walks a path similar to my own. I learned a great deal from our match. (vs. Elsa la Conti)
  • ...Um, Miss di Lanza. I might be mistaken, but I could have sworn I sensed some murderous intent from you... (vs. Clarice de Lanza)
  • An all-purpose weapon created using celestial engineering? I now understand how developed the final product is... Perhaps there will be a practical application for it someday. (vs. Catherine Kyoubashi)
  • I know I've mentioned this before, but what we do transcends mere magic. It's really... Irritating... for you to keep calling what I do 'magic. (vs. Dorothy Albright)
  • Miss Inuwaka, I am currently in the middle of an assignment. If you wish to fight, could you not wait until later? (vs. Akane Inuwaka)
  • The ninjutsu of the Inuwakamaru is quite impressi-- Ah! Koito, Kouta, Nazuna is very tired right now! You can play with her next time. (vs. Nazuna Inuwaka)
  • An ethereal being such as you intervening in the material plane is a recipe for disaster. I ask that you refrain from any further actions on your part. (vs. Angelia Avallone)
  • An angel who wields both celestial and arcane powers... I should have known it was you all along. I trust you will use your powers for good this time. (vs. Weiss)
  • To have such immense celestial power at such a young age... I wonder if this young girl is truly happy? We must all protect this poor young child. (vs. Eko)
  • Scharlachrot, you have already been freed from the clutches of the Drexler Institute, so why must you continue to cause so much chaos? (vs. Scharlachrot)
  • I am always helped by my sisters. To be able to not feel lonely at any time, I can't be any more happier than this. (vs. Minori Amanohara)
  • I sense a strong will in you. How about you learn a little more on controlling your powers correctly? (vs. Pistrix)
  • Your moves, it seems you have experience in sparring against another of Kasuga's. Who are you? (vs. Dark Heart)


  • Maori attends Archery Club on Mondays and the Tea Ceremony Club on Wednesdays.
  • She lives at the Kasuga Family Shrine with her three sisters.
  • She (secretly) loves chocolate.
  • She dislikes meat dishes.
  • During fits of jealousy, Clarice believes that Maori and Elsa are in a relationship.
    • However, Maori is one of the only girls who is not involved in any sort of two-girl romance shipping in the series, likely due to her insistence of sticking to tradition or because she just doesn't have any interest.
  • She has the third largest bust size compared to the rest of the females in the series, with Mei-Fang and Parace L'sia being the bustiest.
  • Her palette swaps give resembles to C.C from Code Geass, Yuzu Hieda from Asagiri No Miko, Hanyuu Furude from Higurashi: When They Cry, Reimu Hakurei's PC-98 design from the PC-98 entries of the Touhou Project series, and Mana Tatsumiya from Mahou Sensei Negima.
  • She is the only sister in her family to have black hair, with her other siblings having blue or purple hair coloring.
  • Maori was mention by Saki during Heart's ending in Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel, mentioning that she was being a little late while willing to listen to Heart's story till she arrives.


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