Reimi Saionji (レイミ・サイオンジ, Reimi Saionji?) is the deuteragonist of Star Ocean: The Last Hope. An inaugural member of the Space Reconnaissance Force, Reimi serves as the main protagonist's, Edge Maverick, second-in-command, as the First Mate of the SRF-003 Calnus.
A young woman from the Saionji family, one of the most prestigious on Earth. Her parents serve as board members of the Space Development Division of the USTA. Upon passing the USTA's examination, she was selected along with Edge Maverick as a member of the inaugural SRF team. A woman of both literary and martial talent, Reimi always looks out for those around her. Her skill with the bow is second to none, having mastered both Western and Asian forms of archery, and she uses it as her weapon of choice in battle. Friends with Edge since her childhood, she grew up with him like a sister, though her heartfelt concern for his well-being suggests a different sort of relationship may be blossoming.
Reimi may wear a bright, constant smile, but she's often very hard for herself, never complaining about her lot in life. Even so, she sometimes finds carrying the burden of the secret behind her birth to be nearly unbearable. She, along with Edge and Crowe F. Almedio, are Seeds of Hope--superhumans who were born with enhanced DNA. The environmental adaptation and cell-regeneration abilities she developed were first brought to light after a childhood accident; the reaction from others at the scene was enough to traumatize young Reimi. Upon learning the truth behind her birth, she resolved never to tell anyone, bearing the pain of the secret all by herself. She cursed her own existence, unable to accept herself for who she was, and she'll continue to carry that pain with her until the day comes when her powers are finally accepted.
She slaps Edge on several occasions, including when they were reunited after his supposed death. In Reimi's ending (shown if the player has enough affinity with her), Edge and Reimi are shown together on the new Transportation-Calnus two years after the events on Nox Obscurus. Wondering what their friends are up to, Edge assures her that they'll meet them again one day. After all, they're bound too, traveling across the universe together with each other. Reimi takes Edge's hand, and says that she'll be with him forever, no matter what happens (or what he says). Edge takes Reimi's hand back and nods, holding hands the two face the front of the ship, as Edge declares to the Star Ocean their advancement. This also unlocks the Achievement/Trophy "Reimi's Ending" and is one of the prerequisites to viewing Crowe's ending. It is hinted at that Edge and Reimi are either engaged or married as rings can be seen on their fingers during the scene.
Star Ocean: The Last Hope
Being an archer, Reimi is a long-range physical fighter. She has only two close range battle skills. Her high critical hit rate combined with the large number of hits caused by her skills makes her an extremely damaging party member. However, she is still a long range fighter, making her quite fragile against direct enemy assaults. She can compensate by being able to dodge and shoot at the same, being one of only two characters who can still attack while dodging (the other being Bacchus). In the hands of a skilled player, Reimi can stay well out of danger and dish out a lot of damage with her special attacks.
|Name||Max Lv||Damage||MP Cost||CP Cost||Acquired||Notes|
|Sonic Thorn||10||ATK x210%-474%||8-12||2||Level 1||Fire a charged arrow that slices everything in its path.|
|Seraphic Thunder||10||ATK x247%-262%||12-18||3||Level 14||Shoot an arrow into the air, causing lightning to rain down in the vicinity. At higher skill levels, the number of lightning bolts increases.|
|Crimson Squall||10||ATK x256%-464%||14-21||3||Level 25||Fire a charged arrow that erupts into a torrent of rapid-fire bolts. At higher skill levels, the number of bolts increases.|
|Chaotic Blossoms||10||ATK x300%-435%||16-25||3||Level 35||Close in on the enemy with a high-jump kick, then launch a flurry of kicks that culminates with a crushing blow.|
|Hunter's Moon||10||ATK x250%-490%||16-25||4||Level 46||Fire a charged arrow that explodes into a sphere of smaller arrows that rain down upon the enemy.|
|Crescent Wings||10||ATK x300%-467%||18-27||3||Level 59||Fire an arrow with wings of fury that cuts through any enemy it hits.|
|Heavenly Flight||10||ATK x280%-336%||18-27||4||Level 72||Fire a charged arrow that strikes down from above and explodes on impact, causing widespread damage.|
|Savage Sparrows||10||ATK x300%-510%||20-29||5||Skill Manual||Fire a string of charged arrow that home in on enemies in their vicinity.|
Star Ocean: Anamnesis
- The Last Hope
- Material Trader
- Reimi is currently the only female deuteragonist not to be a Symbologist.