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Princess Anastasia Romanov

Anastasia is a playable character in Shadow Hearts: Covenant. She is the princess of Russia, that is determined to save her country.

WeaponMechanical Eggs
Special AbilitySnap
Voice ActorYuka Imai

In Shadow Hearts: Covenant

Anastasia is a Princess of Russia (daughter of Tsar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra). She lives in the Winter Palace in Petrograd with her parents and her brother Prince Alexei. He is friends with the royal watchmaker, Edgar and suspicious of Rasputin, the monk who has been brought in to treat her brother’s illness.

She decides to follow Rasputin one night, after picking up supplies from Edgar. She tails Rasputin to the riverside where he is talking with someone else about a plot against her father. She takes a photo, but is spotted and a monster is sent to chase after her. She is rescued by Yuri and Karin who take her back to Edgar’s shop.

Anastasia learns that Yuri is looking for Rasputin and agrees to join his team. She returns to the palace and invents a story that the party rescued her from a wild dog. However, her mother isn’t happy and does not allow the party to stay within the palace, however Rasputin convinces her otherwise.

Later in Anastasia’s room, she tells the party that she wishes she were in Alexei’s position as the son of the Tsar, so she could have influence over what happens to the country. She fears a revolution as the upper class are not paying attention to the needs of the lower class during the war, instead throwing ball after ball. While talking with Yuri, a scent fills there air – a sleeping fragrance made by Veronica. Empress Alexandra comes running into Anastasia’s room as Alexei has gone missing. Soon, Rasputin takes control of Alexandra’s mind and declares that he has taken Alexei.

Anastasia and the party find Alexei held by Rasputin and Veronica in the lion shrine. Alexei is being held at knifepoint by Veronica. Rasputin talks of his plan to conquer the world, starting with Russia, and Anastasia runs to attack him. She is held by Veronica before she can reach Rasputin. Rasputin casts a spell over her, and she is given Veronica’s knife made to stand over Alexei. Empress Alexandra comes into see Anastasia poised to kill Alexei, and Rasputin releases her from the spell, declaring it was the party’s magic that was controlling her. Alexandra calls guards to kill the party, and they flee the palace with Anastasia in tow.

Anastasia agrees to leave Russia until they can find a way to defeat Rasputin, and joins the party in their next stop – Goreme Valley in Turkey. In Russia she speaks with the the Bishop Jovis about Rasputin, and he says the only way to defeat him is for Yuri to obtain the soul of Amon as Rasputin has made a soul pact with another demon – Asmodeus. After the secure the soul of Amon, they return to Russia.

The party cannot travel to the Winter Palace directly so must liaise with Prince Yusupov and Grand Duke Dmitri to make it through the Gallery of the Dead which leads to a secret entrance. The passage inside is full of Cyrillic and Anastasia teaches Yuri how to read each character as they progress.

When they arrive in the winter palace, it is just in time to prevent Victor from assassinating Anastasia’s father. Anastasia is able to show her father the photo she took of Victor conspiring with Rasputin, proving that Rasputin was behind the assassination attempt. As the Tsar is about to launch an attack against Rasputin, Rasputin manages to help with the aid of Veronica.

Library Description

Fourth Princess of the Romanov Dynasty, her cute appearance belies her devilish personality. She is determined to save her motherland of Russia.

Anastasia’s Weapons

In Shadow Hearts: Covenant, Anastasia uses Mechanical Eggs to attack enemies with. Here are a list of Anastasia’s Mechanical Eggs.

White Swan566335401770Petrograd, Idar Flamme
Blue Serpant758453202660Petrograd, Idar Flamme, Yokohama, Otherworld
Red Peacock9911079703985Yokohama, Otherworld, Imperial Capital, Purgatory
Snow Flower12914259802990Imperial Capital, Purgatory, Inugami Village
Glow-Egg16618189704485Inugami Village
Steel Egg178194N/AIDKIDK
Gold Angel190207N/AIDKThe ultimate egg created from cursed gold and enchanted stones. A priceless treasure that is steeped in the memories of Edgar and his father.IDK

Anastasia’s Equipment

In Shadow Hearts: Covenant, Anastasia has some unique equipment that no other character can wear. Some of these are achieved through side-quests and some are bought or found.

Cotton Blouse99600300Karin, Lucia, AnastasiaParis, Le Havre, Southampton, Rhondda Mines
Wool Coat1719900450Blanca, Gepetto, Lucia, AnastasiaLe Havre, Southampton, Rhondda Mines, Florence, Nemeton Monastery
Silk Shawl26301260630Karin, Blanca, Lucia, AnastasiaWales, Florence, Nemeton Monastery, Cannes, St. Marguerite, Petrograd
Long Robes374320301015Karin, Lucia, Anastasia, GepettoCannes, St. Marguerite, Petrograd, Goreme Valley, Forest of Wind
Blue Cape505828401420A cape dyed with the indigo petals of the aizenka. A favourite of female adventurers, it cloaks the body and offers steadfast protection from injury.Karin, Blanca, Lucia, Anastasia, GepettoGoreme Valley, Petrograd, Idar Flamme, Forest of Wind
Baptism Stole697545602280Blanca, Gepetto, AnastasiaPetrograd, Idar Flamme, Yokohama, Otherworld
Hakama Pants929763803190Karin, Lucia, AnastasiaYokohama, Otherworld, Imperial Capital, Forest of Wind
Ascetic’s Stole120125102505125Blanca, Gepetto, Lucia, AnastasiaImperial Capital, Forest of Wind, Inugami Village
Power Suit156155N/AIDKAllInugami Village
Fountain Robe150161143507175Karin, Blanca, Gepetto, Lucia, Anastasia
Prayer Robe163173N/AIDKAnastasia

Unique Accessories: Anastasia has two unique accessories. The Panoramic Lens which includes all monsters within Snapshot. The Autumn Kimono, which is an alternate outfit for her.

Anastasia’s Special Ability

In Shadow Hearts: Covenant Anastasia’s special ability is Snap which allows her to take pictures of monsters. Once she has taken a picture of a monster it’s possible to view their HP and MP. Some monsters Snaps grant special abilities to Anastasia that she can use in battle.

MonsterAbility Learned
PendulumAqua Raise
TenguFalling Leaves (note: equip Warning Device first)
HatiDirect Press
AndreCash Steal
Mecha LordPower Cannon
King TamakosSpirit Ward

Battle Quotes

Special Ability

Now look this way.

I summon you!

Winning Battle

How dare you even think about attacking me!

Well you deserved what you got.


  • Anastasia is based on the real life Romanov Princess.
  • The real Anastasia was also known for taking photographs, which is possibly why Snap was chosen as her ability

In Other Games

Anastasia makes an appearance in Chaos Wars – a Tactical Role-Playing game for the Playstation 2.Anastasia Chaos Wars