|Voice Actor||Yuka 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.
Fourth Princess of the Romanov Dynasty, her cute appearance belies her devilish personality. She is determined to save her motherland of Russia.
In Shadow Hearts: Covenant, Anastasia uses Mechanical Eggs to attack enemies with. Here are a list of Anastasia’s Mechanical Eggs.
|White Swan||56||63||3540||1770||Petrograd, Idar Flamme|
|Blue Serpant||75||84||5320||2660||Petrograd, Idar Flamme, Yokohama, Otherworld|
|Red Peacock||99||110||7970||3985||Yokohama, Otherworld, Imperial Capital, Purgatory|
|Snow Flower||129||142||5980||2990||Imperial Capital, Purgatory, Inugami Village|
|Gold Angel||190||207||N/A||IDK||The ultimate egg created from cursed gold and enchanted stones. A priceless treasure that is steeped in the memories of Edgar and his father.||IDK|
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 Blouse||9||9||600||300||Karin, Lucia, Anastasia||Paris, Le Havre, Southampton, Rhondda Mines|
|Wool Coat||17||19||900||450||Blanca, Gepetto, Lucia, Anastasia||Le Havre, Southampton, Rhondda Mines, Florence, Nemeton Monastery|
|Silk Shawl||26||30||1260||630||Karin, Blanca, Lucia, Anastasia||Wales, Florence, Nemeton Monastery, Cannes, St. Marguerite, Petrograd|
|Long Robes||37||43||2030||1015||Karin, Lucia, Anastasia, Gepetto||Cannes, St. Marguerite, Petrograd, Goreme Valley, Forest of Wind|
|Blue Cape||50||58||2840||1420||A 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, Gepetto||Goreme Valley, Petrograd, Idar Flamme, Forest of Wind|
|Baptism Stole||69||75||4560||2280||Blanca, Gepetto, Anastasia||Petrograd, Idar Flamme, Yokohama, Otherworld|
|Hakama Pants||92||97||6380||3190||Karin, Lucia, Anastasia||Yokohama, Otherworld, Imperial Capital, Forest of Wind|
|Ascetic’s Stole||120||125||10250||5125||Blanca, Gepetto, Lucia, Anastasia||Imperial Capital, Forest of Wind, Inugami Village|
|Power Suit||156||155||N/A||IDK||All||Inugami Village|
|Fountain Robe||150||161||14350||7175||Karin, Blanca, Gepetto, Lucia, Anastasia|
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.
|Tengu||Falling Leaves (note: equip Warning Device first)|
|Mecha Lord||Power Cannon|
|King Tamakos||Spirit Ward|
Now look this way.
I summon you!
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.