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Tomoko Maeda
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Vital statistics
Title Tomoko Maeda
Gender Female
Race Japanese
Age 14 (17 in US version)
Abilities Sightjacking
Weapon
Allies Kei Makino
Voiced by Anna Ide

Tomoko Maeda (前田 知子 Maeda Tomoko?) is one of the ten playable characters in Forbidden Siren. She ran away from her parents after finding out that they read her diary. When Hanuda was under siege from the Shibito, Tomoko had to find a way to reunite with her parents.

RoleEdit

A 14-year-old girl who is a student at Hanuda’s high school. When she finds out that her parents had looked into her diary, she runs off out of anger, but ends up getting lost during the failure of the ritual.
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Kei and Tomoko observing the Shibito bathing in the red water

In Day 1, Kei Makino manages to find her, and decides to lead her back to his church, where they could be safe. While journeying, they witness the Shibito walking into the red water, wishing to evolve in more advanced forms to become closer to Datatsushi. During this, the siren, Datatsushi’s voice, rings throughout the area. Kei and Tomoko get separated by a sniper Shibito they were trying to get past, leaving Tomoko to wander off on her own again.

Later, Tomoko is hiding in a small shack, scared and wishing that her parents were here. Knowing that she has to escape somehow, she is able to distract several Shibito by setting off a police car’s alarm, allowing her to escape the area. As she continues to make her way across Hanuda, she notices the corpse of Akira Shimura and is horrified. Luckily, she meets Hisako Yao, who informs her that her parents are waiting for her back at the church. Now knowing where she has to go to reunite with her parents, she leaves Hisako, who has left to her own devices. In Day 2, Just as she nears the end of her travelling, she sees beautiful, angelic patterns around her. Her amazement is interrupted by the appearance of a Shibito-transformed Naoko Mihama. Rather than attacking her like the previous Shibito, Naoko runs off laughing to herself. To Tomoko’s surprise, the other Shibito in the area, also do not harm her; they simply ignore her. Unknown to Tomoko herself, the truth too horrifying for her to imagine – she has gradually transformed into a Shibito, due to contact with red water from being in the red rain for too long. Upon finally reaching the church, she knocks on the window to call her parents from the inside. Seeing their daughter cause Mr and Mrs Maeda to scream in terror. What Tomoko is oblivious to is the fact that she is a Shibito – her eyes are bleeding as she calls out to her mother and father. When they shoo her away, she is saddened as she leaves the very people that she has been searching for all along.

Later, Harumi enters the Tabori house to hide from the Shibito. After waking up from her sleep inside a closet, she realized that the Maedas, all of them are Shibito, inside the house – just outside the closet itself. After Tomoko turned into a Shibito, her parents did not resist the call of the siren and they bathed themselves in the red water and became Shibito. They later find their daughter and they become a family again (a Shibito family) and uses the abandoned house as a way to start over as a happy family. Tomoko spends her time drawing on the floors with a crayon. Her father smokes a cigarette then heads to the bathroom to pee and take a shower while her mother watches tv and enters the kitchen to prepare dinner. Harumi manages to evade Tomoko and her parents and escape from the house and flee to safety. After this, it is unknown what happened to the Maeda family, though it can be presumed that they were destroyed by Kyoya Suda at the end of the game.

PersonalityEdit

A note that Tomoko left at home before running away for her parents to read reveals that she hates them for having looked through her diary. This shows that, because of her age, Tomoko is immature, and takes anything small but personal to her seriously. However, it is evident through her mission that she desperately wants to reunite with her parents, showing that she can be regretful and loves her parents deeply.

She is scared of the shibito that she has to evade, and of the prospect of never reuniting with her parents. When she appears to her mother and father as a shibito, she cries when she is pestered away from them. As a shibito when her parents also transform, she draws on the floors with a crayon, showing how her young age has affected her shibito personality. 

RelationshipsEdit

  • Comes across Akira’s corpse.
  • Looked after by Kei Makino, who tries to send her to safety.
  • Consoled by Hisako Yao; sent into a house by Hisako when she and her parents are all Shibito.
  • During her gradual transformation into a Shibito, encounters Shibito Naoko Mihama.
  • Finds parents at church; driven away by them; lives in house with Shibito parents.
  • House is unknowingly occupied by a hiding Harumi, who escapes the Shibito Maeda family.

MissionsEdit

Level

Location

Mission 1

Mission 2

Day 1 17:00

Hirunotsuka, Mizuhiruko shrine

Escape from Hirunotsuka

Escape from Hirunotsuka within 1 minute and 15 seconds

Day 2 06:00

Karuwari, Tanada

Reach road to church

Reach road to church without being discovered by shibito

TriviaEdit

  • The character aspects of being separate from her parents, turning into a Shibito during her journey to find them, and eventually calling to them from outside the church are used for the character Bella Monroe in Siren: Blood Curse.
  • Tomoko is playable in two levels, each with a primary and secondary objective
  • She is the only character in the game to be playable during visible signs of her transformation (such as seeing the angelic butterfly-like patterns in the sky and being immune from Shibito attacks; even though Tamon Takeuchi is undergoing a slow transformation in his final mission, he does not display physical or visual effects from it, namely the effects Tomoko underwent in her last mission)
  • She is the second-youngest character in the game (17 years old), with Harumi being the youngest (10 years old)
  • She is the same age as Ichiko Yagura from Forbidden Siren 2, who also suffers throughout her respective game.
  • As a Shibito, Tomoko's skin appears to be more blue in shade than her parents. This is likely due to because she has become a Shibito for longer than her parents have.
  • It is not known exactly how Tomoko has come to be a Shibito after being separated from Hisako Yao, though it is likely due to coming in contact with the red water for too long.

GalleryEdit

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