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Taiga Fujimura

Taiga Fujimura (藤村 大河, Fujimura Taiga?) is an English teacher at Shirou's school, homeroom instructor of Shirou's class and the supervising teacher for the Archery Dojo.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Taiga's grandfather, Raiga Fujimura, is the family head of a yakuza group that operates in Fuyuki City. Her father was adopted into the family as a son-in-law.[2] Like Shirou, she attended Homurahara Academy for her education and is from the same graduating class as Reikan Ryuudou, the older brother of Shirou's friend Issei, and Otoko Hotaruzuka, Shirou's employer.

Taiga was idolized as the star of the kendo club, and was soon known as the "Tiger of Fuyuki" due to her prowess; if not for the tiger strap on her shinai, which was considered bad manners, resulting in her disqualification from official tournaments, it is thought that her name would have become famous across all Japan.

While in school, Taiga got to know Kiritsugu Emiya due to Raiga's friendship with him. Since then, she has been frequently visiting the Emiya residence ever since Kiritsugu moved in.[3] The two eventually became friends, and Taiga would often babysit Shirou when he was younger in Kiritsugu's absence. She had Kiritsugu as her private tutor, but he would only speak to her in English. After Kiritsugu died, Taiga became Shirou's permanent legal guardian and has been living with him for several years.

She became an English teacher at Homurahara Academy and the supervising teacher for the Archery Dojo.


Appearance[edit | edit source]

Taiga is a twenty-four-years-old woman with short light brown hair and eyes. She wears a green dress with a yellow and black stripe shirt and white shoes.[4] Her three measurements are unknown but it is said that she is less than Rider but greater than Saber.[5]

In Heaven's Feel true end, everybody else has grown up and matured, but Taiga is the same as ever. It seems like she has not aged a day since twenty.[3]


Personality[edit | edit source]

She is widely called "Tiger" (タイガー, Taigā?), a nickname she dislikes as "Taiga" and "Tiger" sound similar in Japanese. She hates the fact that her name is Taiga, and if you call her Tiger she will get mad and cry.[3] Taiga is irresponsible, clumsy, and prone to sporadic bouts of extreme lethargy or zest. Although flawed, she is bright, cheerful and always bring laughter to others. Due to being born into the Fujimura Group, it was these people and their anything-goes attitude that caused Taiga to turn out the way she did.[2]

Taiga is a cheerful woman who's always showing her bright, yet childish side. She is really affectionate towards Shirou and Kiritsugu. She's always ready to help the former and she's always trying to give him good suggestions, especially on people he meets and those who're strictly involved with him. When she was a student, she developed a crush on Kiritsugu and it was something like love at first sight. Taiga and Shirou are very close, and she regards him as a younger brother. When she first met Shirou, she would always end up quarreling with him when she came over. Eventually, though, they made up, and settled into their current relationship. Shirou refers to her as "Fuji-nee" (藤ねえ?, lit. "older sister Fuji"). Her primary goal in life is to kick back and take it easy at Shirou's house.[3]

Thanks to Waver Velvet and Rider interaction during in the Fourth Holy Grail War, she found that communicating with people is really important. But it was thanks to Kiritsugu's influence that she learnt English from his private lessons, which led to her finally pursuing her job as an English teacher.[6]

She's very proud of her abilities and she think she's one of the best kendo practitioners of the town. She only acknowledges others through a kendo match, such as in the case of Saber.

Taiga is a very nice and protective person although she loses her cool pretty easily. She can't cook at all and that's why she always sticks to Shirou's house at dinner or lunch time, trying to get food made by either Shirou or Sakura, the latter whom she has a very high opinion of. Taiga barely accepts Saber's presence at Shirou's house, but she's easily convinced she could be a good guardian for him.

According to Kiritsugu, Taiga is similar to Shirley.

Role[edit | edit source]

Fate/Zero[edit | edit source]

Taiga in the background.

She was only referenced by Kiritsugu in the epilogue when he was with Shirou viewing the moon. Kiritsugu lived a peaceful life and he was glad that the people he encountered after the Fourth Holy Grail War has not left him. Kiritsugu was fond of Taiga as she resembled his first love Shirley.[7]

In the anime adaptation she makes only a brief background appearance when the Emiya residence is being repaired.

In the Drama CD featured in the collectors boxset, Taiga practices Kendo with Kiritsugu. They discuss how to help Shirou; Taiga rambles on about the sport which gives Kiritsugu an idea on how to help Shirou. He invites her over to have dinner with him which Shirou is making, she leaves after taking a bath but her advice helped convince Kiritsugu to teach Shirou Magecraft.

The Outsiders' Performance[edit | edit source]

In the side story of the special drama CD "The Outsiders' Performance" as an adult, Taiga tells Saber how she was inspired to become an English teacher. During the fourth Grail War, she was looking for the thief who broke into her friend Otoko Hotaruzuka's store and stole their best wine barrel. She encounters Waver Velvet and Rider during in the night after she fell from the roof. Rider becomes a translator for both Taiga and Waver, as Waver did not learn Japanese before coming to Japan, and Taiga explained to Waver and Rider that she chased after the thief until he flew off.[8]

The Outsiders' Performance

Rider was impressed with Taiga who willingly helped out a friend. Taiga, unaware that the criminal was standing in front of her, saw a puppy trapped in the lake. Taiga instantly jumped in the cold water to save the dog while believing Waver and Rider would also help out. As Waver and Rider helped Taiga out of the water, Waver questioned why Taiga is so persistent on helping people. Taiga replied that she believes in kindness in others. Waver thinks this is quite cute, though Rider says something completely different which left Waver in disarray: Rider claims he wanted Waver to have a romantic experience. Taiga chased after an underwear thief, dragging Rider and Waver to help her. After they handed the underwear thief to the police,they helped reunited the puppy to its owner.

Waver asked Taiga if she helped others, does not she have any problems herself. Taiga claims that she is worried about her love, school and future. Waver and Rider suggested she is suitable in teaching and guide those who seek knowledge.

Waver suggested they should part ways and head back home but Taiga wants to go after the wine barrel thief. Waver and Rider explained that searching for the criminal at night in Fuyuki City is getting more dangerous. Rider admired Taiga who treated friendship with sincerity, claims he will reward her. Taiga tried to introduce herself to the two but Waver hypnotizes Taiga to head back home for her safety. Rider thought of stealing more wine barrels from the market for Taiga but Waver stopped him from creating more trouble, Waver had a plan that could help her. Taiga says an anonymous person sent a dozen barrels of high-class London red wine outside her friend's house.

Taiga claims that after meeting the two men, she thought communicating with people is really important and began to take learning English seriously, which lead to her finally pursuing her job as an English teacher. Saber smiles as she knew the people she met, leaving Taiga curious.

Einzbern Consultation Room[edit | edit source]

Taiga appears in the Einzbern Consultation Room, a metafiction segment not part of the actual timeline of Fate/Zero, as Student No. 0 (弟子ゼロ号, Deshi Zero-gō?). With her amnesia, she thought she was saved by Irisviel von Einzbern when she was swept into the Holy Grail War and participated as a candidate Master. However the truth was that she was training in the mountain for her Kendo match, she ate three days of food in one go and had a near death experience from it. She somehow entered the Grail and was chased by a pack of Shade but was stopped by a void-like male figure. Avenger would order the Shades to attack Taiga, but Iri would appear and save her from the Shades by cutting them down with her Naginata. Taiga becomes her student and nicknamed as Zecchan.

In the course of the segment, Zecchan and Irisviel talked to four of the seven Heroic Spirits that were participating on the 4th War; these arrived at the Consultation Room as they were killed in Fate/Zero. After their conversation with Berserker, she realized the truth behind that place and her existence there. She tried to escape with Irisviel encouraging her to leave the Holy Grail by telling her she believes her to be a champion of justice. While running away she encounters Avenger. His body turned out to be an exit and Irisviel finally understood that Zecchan is from a different time period. Iri gives her the Consultation Room's signboard as a parting gift, waving her goodbye.

When she returns to the real world, she wonders if all the time she spent in Einzbern Consultation Room was an illusion. She finds the signboard buried nearby and promises that she will continue Iri's will.

In the epilogue, she opens up Tiger Dojo of Fate/stay night and places the signboard in the center.

Fate/stay night[edit | edit source]

Taiga

She lives with Shirou under the pretenses of being his caretaker, though she does not cook or clean, instead eating, sleeping, and lounging around at his home. Shirou, however, appreciates Taiga's company, and is more than happy to care for her. When Shirou is in any need of advice, Taiga can be depended on to be a confidante for his worries.

She highly admires Sakura Matou and makes no effort to conceal her desire to see Shirou and Sakura become a couple. In spite of her generally carefree attitude, she initially treats Saber with disdain as she entered Shirou's home under suspicious circumstances. However, as the series progresses, she warms up to Saber, and treats her with as much affection as she does with Sakura and Shirou. Saber, for her part, is bemused by Taiga's childishness, yet simultaneously respects her for her kind, honest nature.

Taiga has no major part in Heaven's Feel.

Fate[edit | edit source]

In Fate, Taiga challenges Saber to a kendo match, where she is defeated; Saber's skill earns Taiga's respect, and at the same time, Saber comes to recognize Taiga's role as Shirou's proper guardian.

Following the end of the war, she and Shirou adopt Illyasviel von Einzbern, although Ilya and Taiga are frequently at odds with one another.

Unlimited Blade Works[edit | edit source]

During Unlimited Blade Works, Taiga is abducted by Caster as a hostage to lure Shirou and Saber to Ryuudou Temple. She is rescued along with Saber after Caster's stronghold collapses.

This is expanded in Ufotable anime adaptation, Taiga claims she has a date, she visited Kiritsugu's grave and talks to his resting place. She tells him about Shirou going on a date and Saber's long distance visit. Taiga was saddened with the thought of not being able to go abroad with Kiritsugu. Meanwhile, Caster was observing Taiga and kidnaps her by casting a sleeping spell. Caster entraps Shirou, Saber and Rin to a Bounded Field on the Fuyuki bridge and reveals herself along with Taiga as hostage. Shirou was willing to sacrifice his arm and his Command Spells for the safety of Taiga. Archer was shown concerned with Taiga's condition.

After the Fifth Holy Grail War, Taiga was looking for Issei and Shirou to pack Souichirou Kuzuki's belongings. She informs them that they didn't hear from him for a month and a new teacher in the next semester will replace him.

Fate/strange Fake[edit | edit source]

Taiga has heard the ghost story about Person A and has banned the students from mentioning the story. Students has mentioned Taiga is usually bold, but she's mentally weak in some weird ways. Taiga makes an appearance and calls out to student about Break time is over.[9]

Fate/tiger Colosseum series[edit | edit source]


Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA[edit | edit source]

She is an elementary school teacher in Homurahara elementary and the teacher of Illyasviel. Her first kiss was stolen by Chloe von Einzbern.

Capsule Servant[edit | edit source]

In Capsule Servant, her family are neighbors to the Emiya residence. She was shocked when Kiritsugu adopted Shirou into his family.

She only appears in the true ending, Shirou adopted Little Caren and apparently she's listed on the family register as Taiga's daughter. Taiga was disappointed with her lack of appearance.

Carnival Phantasm[edit | edit source]

In Carnival Phantasm, she and Illya both appear in the next episode preview in her Taiga Dojo.

Today's Menu for Emiya Family[edit | edit source]

Taiga has guest appearances in Today's Menu for Emiya Family. She is featured in episodes 1 and 3. A younger Taiga is featured in episode 6.

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

In Fate/EXTRA, Moon Cell created a NPC character based on the real Taiga, Taiga shares the same personality as well as job.

In Type-Moon's April Fools' Day 2008, she is a heavyweight wrestler known as the Master Tiger (マスター・タイガー, Masutā Taigā?) in the T Moon Fighting Spirit (Tムーン 闘魂, T Mūn Tōkon?). She is the SSF instructor. She uses a lovely katana and a stylized tiger bamboo shinai as weapons and is recognized as a dirty fighter. Her slogan is "I won't allow any boring matches." This means intrusion into other matches, mudslinging or hitting the victor and leaving. No one knows her goals are. Taiga has chosen Cutie Heel Bloomer to be the "Heroine (Future Version)".

In Type-Moon's April Fools' Day 2009, moon.cinemas.jp is a fake movie theater site listing a number of parody films. She was featured in Kill Ciel (キル・チエル, Kiru Chieru?), a parody film of Kill Bill Volume 1. Taiga plays as the role of The Yakuza (ザ・ごくせん, Za・Gokusen?), a high school teacher and a target for the Cat.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Tora-Shinai

Taiga is skilled in kendo having reached up to five dan at her age,[10] her overall ability in swordplay is about equal to Shiki Ryougi.[11] She uses shinai to fight in matches. Shinai were originally suggested by a prominent swordsman in Japan, Kamiizumi Nobutsuna, during the Azuchi–Momoyama period as a weapon to be used in matches in place of real swords and wooden swords. While generally made of bamboo, those made of carbon have become popular in recent years. The majority of the bamboo used in the construction comes from Sadogashima because it is believed to be of higher quality from being forged in the harsh conditions there.[12] She has the equivalent of EX rank luck.[13] Through sheer coincidence, she caused a butterfly effect during the Fourth Holy Grail War that saved mankind three times over in the course of a night. Her actions stopped a mastermind causing chaos at the bottom of the sea near Fuyuki, caused an unprecedented giant earthquake that was about to happen under Fuyuki City to be avoided, and caused a giant asteroid heading for Fuyuki City to change its course.[8][14]

Taiga favors a shinai called the "Tora-Shinai" (虎竹刀?) that she used five years before Fate/stay night. It has a tiger strap attached under the guard in what is undeniably its greatest feature, which was considered to be bad manners and not permitted in some official tournaments. The other members of her kendo club complained that her name would have been known all over Japan if she had not been banned from regulation matches for attaching the charm to the Shinai, but still felt rather relieved she stayed unknown.

It is still preserved within the Fujimura syndicate as Taiga's treasured sword despite being banned because of it, where it is jokingly called "a demonic sword that will not rest until it tastes blood, still sealed by the Fujimura family." Though quite skilled, she still easily loses to Saber while using only a normal human's level of strength.

If she faces Neco-Arc in a fight, Taiga would obviously lose.[15] It would be Taiga's complete loss if she were to fight against Souichirou Kuzuki.[13]

Development[edit | edit source]

Creation and Conception[edit | edit source]

Taiga initial design

During the plotting stage, she was more of a proper older sister type.[3]

For the Tiger Dojo sessions, it was BLACK's idea to added a section where the user approves whether or not to enter the Tiger Dojo. The section was so different that BLACK was worried that Taiga would come to be known as a loud and annoying character that would blast apart the atmosphere and mood carefully created in the rest of the game. That's why there's a prompt asking for approval to go to the Tiger Dojo. It lets the user switch gears from being directly involved in the story and steels his resolve to enter the Dojo.[16]

While Kinoko Nasu is glad to have the Tiger Dojo. He thinks if it had not been there, Taiga would not have had much impact as a character and would have only been able to make a weak impression. However, in compensation for her big role in those, she's been destined to shoulder a big responsibility, and she gets a major role in Irisviel's Einzbern Consultation Room.[16]

Gen Urobuchi joked about not adding Taiga in Fate/Zero because of how important she is and not touching her with his dirty hands is his way of showing his love.[17]

Reception[edit | edit source]

Taiga is a character loved by the entire staff of Fate/stay night.[3] Nasu commented Taiga is very powerful, she has many fans among staffs and voice actresses. Nasu expressed that Miki Itou is naturally like her.[18] Meteo Hoshizora states Miki Itou has a wonderful performance that he think users will receive a deep impression of the character.[19]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10
    [v] Fate/complete material II: Character Material - Characters: Taiga Fujimura, p.098-105

    Taiga Fujimura

  2. 2.0 2.1
    [v] Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: Fujimura Group [Organization name], p.071 [T]

    Fujimura Group [Organization name]
    Fuji-nee's family home.
    Illya is freeloading off of them during the epilogue of the Saber route.
    Fuji-nee's grandfather, Raiga, is their boss, and her father (who was adopted into the family as a son-in-law) is a reliable, taciturn giant of a man.
    Perhaps it was these people and their anything-goes attitude that caused Fuji-nee to turn out the way she did?
    Shirou often helps out Old Man Raiga with his hobbies, and gets a fair amount of spending money in return.

    藤村組【組織名】
    藤ねえの実家。
    セイパールートのエピローグではイリヤが居候するところ 。
    藤ねえのお爺ちゃんである雷画がいまだ親分さん。
    婿養子の藤ねえのお父さんは、これまた頼りがいのある無口な巨漢さん。
    ここの人たちの放任主義が、あのような問題児を育んでしまったのか。
    士郎は雷画爺さんの趣味に付き合って、よくお小遣いを貰う。

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5
    [v] Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: Fujimura Taiga [Person's name], p.071 [T]

    Taiga Fujimura [Person's name]
    Fuji-nee.
    A mysterious woman who hangs around the Emiya residence. Well, really she's just an English teacher. Her primary goal in life is to kick back and take it easy at Shirou's house.
    She hates the fact that her name is Taiga, and if you call her Tiger she'll get mad. And cry.
    Her personality is like the sun, but her self-indulgent tendencies make me worry about her prospects for the future…
    In Sakura's true end, everybody else has grown up and matured, but Fuji-nee is the same as ever. In fact, I suspect she hasn't aged a day since twenty.
    She was a famed swordswoman in her student days, and was the kendo club's idol. Also, she has been frequently visiting the Emiya residence ever since Emiya Kiritsugu moved in.
    It seems that for her, meeting Kiritsugu was something like love at first sight, and she would always end up quarrelling with Shirou when she came over. Eventually, though, they made up, and settled into their current relationship.
    A character loved by the entire staff. During the plotting stage, she was more of a proper older sister type.…Weird, it's weird. What kind of terrible blunder is responsible for turning her into her current form…?
    The image below is Fuji-nee as a high school student.

    藤村大河【人名】
    藤ねえ。
    衛官邸に人り浸る謎の女性。正体は英語の教師。おもな目的は士郎の家でまったりするコト。
    大河、という名前を嫌っており、タイガーと呼ばれると怒る。そして泣く。
    お日様みたいな性格なのだが、その自堕落ぷりから将来が危ぶまれるお方です。
    桜ルートトゥルーエンドにおいて、周りがみんな成長してるのに藤ねえだけ相変わらず。
    おそらく、二十歳から歳をとっていないと思われる。
    学生時代は名を馳せた剣士で、剣道部のアイドルだったとか。
    衛宮切嗣が坂の上の屋敷を買い取ってから、頻繁に衛宮邸に通いだす。
    どうも切嗣に一目惚れしたっぽく、何度も遊びにいっては士郎と衝突。そのうち和解して、今の関係になる訳である。
    スタッフのみんなに愛されたキャラクターで、プロット段階ではもっとちゃんとしたお姉さんだった。……へンだぞ、どんな間違いでこんな人になったんだ……?
    カットは学生時代のもの。

  4. [v] Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: Tiger Stripes [Others], p.068

    Tiger Stripes [Others]
    The pattern on Fuji-nee's clothes.
    Some of you may have noticed, but those stripes are without a doubt tiger stripes.
    At first we were going to have Fuji-nee wear normal clothes at school and casual clothes at home, but before we knew it she was rocking the tiger stripes nonstop.
    It seems Fuji-nee harbors complex feelings toward tigers, which were revealed in the Tiger Dojo Special.

    虎模様【その他】
    藤ねえの服のガラ。
    お気づきの方もいらっしゃるでしょうが、あの縞々はまごうことなき虎模様。
    当初、藤ねえは学校では普通の服、衛官邸にいるとなぜか虎ガラになっている、というおかしな設定があったのですが、いつのまにか終始フルパワー時の虎模様になっておりました。
    藤ねえが虎という生き物をどう思っているかは、タイガー道場SPにて明らかになっています。

  5. [v] Comptiq 2006-06 issue - Fate Dojo Q & A:
    Q:Why have you not disclosed Fuji-nee's three sizes?

    Q. Why have you not disclosed Fuji-nee's three sizes?

    A: To answer, less than Rider, but greater than Saber.

    Q:どうして藤ねえのスリーサイズだけ明かされていないのか?という質問でした。

    A:T回答としては、ライダーより小さく、セイバーより大きいとのこと。

  6. [v] Comptiq 2007-02 issue - Fate Dojo Q & A:
    Q: Why did Taiga become an English teacher? The shinai-wielding Tagai seemed to give a stronger impression.

    Q: Why did Taiga become an English teacher? The shinai-wielding Tagai seemed to give a stronger impression.

    A: That's got to be Kiritsugu's influence. Although Kiritsugu was her private tutor, he only spoke with Taiga in English. ....ahh... it was such a magical time.

    Q:なんで藤ねえは英語の教師になったのですか?なんか竹刀もってるイメージが強くって。(山口県/無幻のレイ)

    A:切嗣の影響ではないかと。家庭教師というか、外国語だけは切嗣でも
    教えてあげられたのです。……うう、いい話や……。

  7. [v] Fate/Zero material - Encyclopedia: Shirley [Person's name], p.097

    Shirley [Person's name]
    A native of Alimango Island, where Emiya Norikata chose to sequester himself away from the outside world. Though the educational environment she grew up in was extremely poor – she did not even attend elementary school, and only learned reading and writing from the local priest – it was enough to stimulate her ample intellectual curiosity, and by the time she was 13 years old she had already received a master's degree through correspondence courses alone. Of course, this talent did not go unnoticed by Emiya Norikata. He brought her on as his assistant, putting her in charge of handling all the miscellaneous daily tasks in the Emiya household.
    While she did receive some training from Norikata, it was not at the level of being taken on as his disciple. He simply taught her the basics of the basics, and nothing more. And really, even calling it that much is a stretch. All he actually did was interact with her without bothering to hide his true nature as a magus. Nevertheless, Shirley's innate thirst for knowledge allowed her to absorb Norikata's words at an astonishing pace, and he expected great things from her in the future. However, as the old saying goes, "Curiosity killed the cat." In the end, her inquisitive mind brought about a tragedy.
    She was the young Kiritsugu's very first love. It seems that the reason he ended up pampering the kendo girl he met in his later years so much was because she reminded him so much of Shirley.

    シャーレイ【人名】
    衛宮矩賢が隠遁先として選んだアリマゴ島の住人。小学校すらなく、伝道所の神父から読み書きを教わるのみ、という劣悪な教育環境で育ちながらも、有り余る知的好奇心に突き動かされ、通信教育だけで13歳のうちに修士課程まで獲得してしまった天才少女。その才能に日をつけた矩賢により助手として起用され、アリマゴ島における衛官父子の生活の雑事全般を引き受けていた。
    矩賢による教導は弟子入り示しいうほどの本格的なものではなく、あくまで基礎中の基礎の知識を伝えるのみだった。むしろただ単に矩賢が、魔術師という正体を隠すことなく少女と接していた、という程度のものでしかないのだが、それでもシャーレイの持ち前の知識欲は、驚くべきペースで矩賢の言葉を吸収し、矩賢としても彼女の才能にはそれなりめ期待を懐いていた節がある。だが「好奇心は猫をも殺す」の諺通り、最後にはその並外れた探求心が悲劇をもたらすことになる。
    色気づいて間もない少年切嗣の初恋の女性。晩年の切嗣が出会った剣道少女は、どこかシャーレイに面影が似ていたらしく、ちょっと必要以上に甘やかしてしまったとか何とか。

  8. 8.0 8.1
    [v] Fate/Zero material - Encyclopedia: Fujimura Taiga [Person's name], p.103

    Taiga Fujimura [Person's name]
    The secret heroine of Fate/Zero. One fateful winter day, a cask of extremely high-quality wine was stolen from the liquor store run by the family of one of her classmates. In response, she took up her Tora-Shinai and gallantly dashed out into the nighttime Fuyuki, where bizarre murderers and urban guerrillas ran rampant. Despite the danger, she actually accomplished quite a lot, with her list of heroic deeds ranging from catching an underwear thief to saving a lost puppy. And due to the butterfly effect, her furious charge through town also prevented a devastating earthquake, enshrined a sea god, and even caused a huge asteroid on a collision course with Fuyuki to vanish without a trace. But though she averted disaster after disaster at a frightening pace, sadly, this epic saga can only be deciphered by reading between the lines with spiritual vision.

    藤村大河【人名】
    Fate/Zeroにおはるシークレットヒロイン。ある日、クラスメイトの父兄が営む酒屋から極上樽ワインが盗難されたことを契機に、猟奇殺人鬼とか都市ゲリラとか跋扈しまくる夜の冬木を虎竹刀片手に楓爽と駆け抜けつつ、下着泥棒を捕まえたり迷子の子犬を保護したりと八面六臂の大活躍。彼女の奮迅がもたらしたバタフライエフェクトによって大地震が防がれたり海の荒神が鎮守されたり冬木市直撃軌道にあった巨大隕石がどっかに消えたりと、ものすごい勢いで事なきを得たのだが、その辺の壮大なサーガは霊視能力によって行間を読むことでしか判読できないという。

  9. Fate/strange Fake - Novel 2: "The Little Red Riding Hood of Semina Apartments", p.020
  10. [v] Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: Kendo Five Dan [Others], p.060 [T]

    Kendo Five Dan [Others]
    It was amazing that Fuji-nee could reach kendo five dan at her age. Shirou just could not win in a match of kendo against Fuji-nee.

    剣道五段【その他】
    藤ねえの歳で剣道五段は、ほんとに淒いコトなのです。剣道の试合をしたら士郎はまず勝てません。

  11. [v] Kara no Kyoukai - Chapter 2: “Murder Speculation (Part 1)” Movies Q & A Pamphlets
    Q: How proficient is Shiki’s swordplay?

    Q: How proficient is Shiki’s swordplay?

    Nasu: About the same as that legendary swordswoman of Fuyuki.
    Takeuchi: Wow, Shiki is amazing! …Or rather, isn’t it Fujimura that’s amazing!?
    Nasu: Of course, Shiki prefers knives over swords. But, setting aside likes and dislikes, if she was willing to lose the knife obsession and seriously show her full power as a swordswoman… well… it’d be enough to give a 200-year-old warrior monk pause.

    Q:式の剣術の腕前はどのくらいですか?

    奈:冬木市で噂になった少女剣士と同じぐらい。
    武:式つぇー!……じゃなくて、藤村つぇー!と言うべきなのかここは!?
    奈:でも式は刀よりナイフの方が好きなのです。得意不得意は別にして。
    そのあたりのこだわりがなく、問答無用で剣士としてのスペックを出すようなフラットな人格になれば、まあ、200年近く生きてる武闘派の怪僧をびびらせるぐらいには。

  12. [v] Fate/complete material II: Character material - Weapons: Tora-Shinai, p.140

    User: Fujimura Taiga
    The bamboo sword wielded by Fujimura Taiga. The tiger charm attached under the guard is undeniably its greatest feature. Despite the fact that she was banned from entering regulation matches for attaching the charm, it is preserved within the Fujimura syndicate as Taiga’s treasured sword.
    The shinai itself is a tool used in kendo. It is said they were first conceived of by Kamiizumi Nobutsuna, a master swordsman in the Azuchi-Momoyama period. Though they are generally made of bamboo, in recent years shinai made of carbon have begun to appear as well. Incidentally, the majority of the bamboo used in shinai comes from Sadogashima, whose bamboo is believed to be of higher quality due to being forged in the harsh conditions there.

    虎竹刀
    使用者:藤村大河
     藤村大河が使用していた竹刀。なんといっても、鍔の下に付いている虎のストラップが最大の特徴であると言 えよう。このストラップを付けていたために、彼女は公式試合に出られなかったこともあるが、今も大河の愛刀 として藤村組に残る逸品。
    ちなみに竹刀とは、剣道で使われる道具である。安土桃山時代に剣豪、上泉伊勢守信綱によって考案された袋竹 刀が最初だと伝えられている。竹で作られたものが一般的だが、近年ではカーボン製のものも作られている。な お竹刀にもっとも向いている竹は、厳しい自然環境によって鍛えられた佐渡島の竹だと言われてい る。

  13. 13.0 13.1
    [v] Dengeki Hime 02/2006, Type-Moon Double Maniax - [Fate] Dream Battle - Taiga vs Kuzuki

    N/A

    ○大河VS葛木
    編集部(予測)
    剣道五段の冬木の虎だが、葛木にはセイバーの斬撃を止めた実績がある。どんなに必死に
    なっても虎竹刀が届く事はないだろう。肘を支点に拳の軌道を変化させるトリッキーなパ
    ンチは戸惑うセイバーを袋叩きにした妙技だが、それを目の当たりにした士郎はどうにか
    防ぎきっていた。ならば士郎より腕の立つ虎にも数発程度は防げそう。忘れてはいけない
    のが、彼女のバックにある藤村組の存在。どんな英雄豪傑であろうと、人海戦術には敵わ
    ないのが世の常。まして暗殺者である葛木は乱戦が苦手の筈。こうなると彼に十中八九勝
    ち目はなく、残された手段は逃げるだけ。よって、藤ねえの判定勝ちか?

    奈須さ~んCHECK!
    虎は何故強いと思う。始めから強い体(誤字にあらず)。ぶっちゃけ、暗殺じゃなくても
    戦闘能力では葛木先生の方が遥かに上……なのですが、冬木の天才剣士にはマサカ(虐
    殺)がある……! 藤ねえの幸運をパラメーター化するとEXという異次元っぷりなので、
    運次第で葛木先生がすっ転ぶ事もありえるワケですよ。そこへ虎がマウント。藤ねえ完全
    勝利。ああ恐ろしい。何が言いたいかというと、この手の人間にケンカ売っても割が合わ
    ないって事なのです。

  14. The Outsiders' Performance
  15. [v] Comptiq 2005-11 issue - Fate Dojo Q & A:
    Q: Who is stronger between Tiger and Neco-Arc?

    Q. Who is stronger between Tiger and Neco-Arc?

    A: To answer the question, it is clearly favourable for Neco-Arc without doubt.

    Q:ネコアルクとタイガーはどっちが強いのか?

    A:という質問に対し、心なしかネコアルクちょっと有利、という回答。

  16. 16.0 16.1 TYPE-MOON 10th Anniversary Phantasm - p.191
  17. [v] ALL OVER/Zero - Fate/Zero Exchange of Questions and Answers, p.023
    Questions 07: ...hey hey, are we missing a page here? What happened to the most important character? [T]

    Questions 07: ...hey hey, are we missing a page here? What happened to the most important character? [ Fuyuki · Fuyuki's Tiger (Current) ]

    Nasu: That's enough Fujimura.
    Gen: I didn't have you make an appearance because of how important you are. Not touching you with these dirty hands is my way of showing my love! Sorry, that was all made up, I just don't want to be burned.

    Q:...あれれ?ねぇこれって落丁?最後を締める大事な人物が影も形もないのですけど?[冬木市・冬木の虎(現役)]

    奈:そこまでにしておけよ藤村。
    虚:貴女のこと愛おしいと思うから、敢えて出演させなかったんですよ?穢れきったこの手で触れないことこそが俺の愛のカタチ。ごめん嘘。実は火傷したくなかっただけ。

  18. Fate/stay night for PS2
  19. TYPE-MOON 10th Anniversary Phantasm - p.194
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