The design of the characters is also unique, mostly influenced by the cultural history of Inazuma and three keywords in particular: elegance, transience, and light. Let’s take a look at every single character revealed in the 2.0 Showcase, which will be added into the game from update 2.0 and beyond.
Kamisato Ayaka (CV: Erica Mendez / Hayama Saori)
She is the daughter of the Yashiro Commission’s Kamisato Clan, however, Ayaka is not like the young lady that everyone generally associates the role with, as she travels frequently to all parts of Inazuma.
Ayaka is a person of high moral character, modest and courteous, with a good sense of propriety and a kind heart, lending her helping hand to those who are experiencing hardship, being the reason behind her title “Shirasagi Himegimi”.
Kamisato Ayaka will appear in the Archon Quest belonging to Chapter II Act I when Travelers arrive for the first time at the Kamisato residence.
Yoimiya (CV: Jenny Yokobori / Ueda Kana)
Yoimiya is the owner of Naganohara Fireworks, being a very skilled pyrotechnician. For Yoimiya, the beauty of the fireworks is very short-lived, that’s why she always puts her best to make the hidden wishes of the people rise up to the sky and become an explosion of colour and emotions, so these can remain even after the fireworks disappear.
Yoimiya is a very creative person, and as an expert, making fireworks is both a job and a hobby for her. The effects of the fireworks shows are all produced by her personally, besides her ingenious and responsible skills has even made the Shogun Raiden approve her creations.
In the main story, she will become an important ally for the Traveler, thanks to her enthusiastic demeanour and creativity.
Sayu (CV: Lily "Lilypichu" Ki / Suzaki Aya)
Sayu is a ninja from the Shiyuumatsu-Ban who specializes in a rare variety of mythical ninjutsu but mostly uses her hard-earned skills to slack off. On the inside, she is a little anxious about being small, as all her peers of the same age have grown taller.
This burdens her with an obsession with growing taller, believing that sleeping helps you grow more. So whenever she gets the chance, she will find all sorts of ways to hide and sleep. Besides, she is so powerful she can wield a Claymore taller than herself, thanks to the power of her Vision.
Raiden Shogun (CV: Miyuki Sawashiro)
The Electro Archon of “The Seven” will be the first female Archon players will meet, being a cold and austere character who will be the key to the main story in Inazuma. The encounter between this powerful god and the Traveler, and her pursuit and ideals will be vital in Chapter II.
Thoma (CV: Masakazu Morita)
Thoma is a rather special character, as he has different hair and style than all of Inazuma’s characters, and his personality is largely a mystery, and little is known about him other than being very observant of people and the current chief retainer of the Kamisato Clan.
Kujou Sara (CV: Asami Seto)
Sara is the charismatic general of the Tenryou Commission and the adopted daughter of the Kamisato Clan. A tengu warrior, her wings are as dark as a raven. She is a prominent character in the entire Tri-Commission, as well as being loyal to the Raiden Shogun and her duty.
Sangonomiya Kokomi (CV: Suzuko Mimori)
Kokomi is the leader of the Sangonomiya resistance, a wise and resourceful military advisor who always wears a very serene smile. She actually has everything arranged and in her grasp, being the brains of the entire military force.
Gorou (CV: Tasuku Hatanaka)
Although Gorou looks like a young man, he is actually the powerful general of the Sangonomiya troops. Gorou is a character that stands his ground in combat and becomes more fierce throughout the battle, being very dependable in critical moments.
Yae Miko (CV: Ayane Sakura)
Last but not least, Yae Miko is the Guuji of the Grand Narukami Shrine. Her elegant and beautiful appearance serves to hide her intelligent and cunning personality, as she is a lady who is not easy to predict and has her own principles and methods of doing things.
With this, all the first characters from the Inazuma region have now been revealed, joining Kaedehara Kazuha as part of the game’s roster of this archipelago, although there could be a few more to be unveiled as we get to know the antagonists of the new Chapter in the Archon Quests.
The update 2.0 of Genshin Impact will be available on 21st July 2021.
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