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Heart Aino
愛乃 ハート (あいの はぁと)
Aino Hāto
Heart Aino (BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, Character Select Artwork).png
Name Heart Aino
Gender Female
Arcana Element Partinias (Love)
Weapon/Power Love Iron Fist
Series Arcana Heart
First Appearance Arcana Heart
First Fighting Game Debut Arcana Heart
Japanese Voice Mikako Takahashi
English Voice Kira Buckland
Company Team Arcana (formerly co-owned with Examu)
Overview Gameplay Image Gallery Quotes Story Roles

Heart Aino (Extraordinary Rare Maiden), is the titular protagonist in the Arcana Heart series.

She returns in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle as one of the Season 1.5 DLC/Arcade Edition playable characters and one of the two secondary starring characters in Season 2 storyline alongside Yumi.


Awfully loving cheerful and innocent, Heart is a type of person who believes that there is no such thing as a truly evil person. Having grown up watching every TV superhero show possible, she has desire to spread LOVE and justice where she can, even she isn't wanted. Due to being part of Aino’s family bakers, Heart is specialized in sweets and have a dream that one day getting an original item on the menu for her family bakery’s customers.

She is also a Maiden, a person who can see and interact with Elementals called Arcanas, and generally can get along with many of them. Because of this, she is considered special among other Maidens, which has drawn the attention of many people, even one of her best friends Saki Tsuzura, while some girls like the PhD child Kira Daidōji wants to get rid of Heart’s annoying presence that may ruin a plan to conquer Earth.


  • Heart is the first downloadable character to represent a lead character from different series.
  • Heart is the second character who is completely named after titular home series, the first being Ruby Rose. Conditionally, both Heart and Ruby are the titular female protagonists of their respective home series.
  • Heart encountered two Senran Kagura characters in two different games, the first being Homura in Nitroplus Blasterz and Yumi in Cross Tag, with the former character is also datamined for her potential future DLC appearance in the post-starting Season 2 of the latter game, should Homura herself officially confirmed in the future and would marked a second time where she and Heart encounter each other.
  • In an official April Fools' Flash Game by Arc Systems Works and Examu, Heart went on a date with Ragna the Bloodedge.
  • This is the first time she has been dubbed for English audiences, which is soon applied to rest of Arcana Heart cast.
  • Heart, alongside Under Night In-Birth characters Hyde Kido and Carmine Prime are the only known characters who has secondary character title in Cross Tag. Heart’s case is The angel who fights for love and justice!.
  • Heart has color palettes of the following characters: Sol Badguy (Guilty Gear), Ragna the Bloodedge, Yu Narukami, Hyde Kido, Ruby Rose, and Saki Tsuzura.
    • The color 13 appears to be original.

See Also

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle