Element wind Lt. Col. Yoshiko Kawashima
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Lt. Col. Yoshiko Kawashima
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Kana 中佐・ 川島 よし子*
Romaji Chūsa・Kawashima Yoshiko*
Age Unknown
Eye color Brown
Hair color Light Brown
Home Japan
Element Wind Element wind

Library EntryEdit

Called a star and the hero of the continent, She will do anything to achieve her goal. An expert marksman.


Also known as Lieutenant Colonel Yoshiko Kawashima, she is the biological daughter of Naniwa Kawashima. During Shadow Hearts, Yoshiko was sent in to investigate the incident in the train at the Trans-Siberian Railroad and pursues Alice to discover how the men escorting her were slaughtered.

It is revealed that Kawashima planned Alice’s capture and was sending her as a gift to her father. She was also planning to take Alice because she knew Dehuai required her to destroy Japan. She used her power and status to make sure nobody could defeat Japan.

Because of this, Kawashima does not trust people very easily and will eliminate anyone who, to her eyes, aren’t trustworthy. Kawashima never reported back any details of her actions to the Capital. This caused an investigation to be done and coupled with her father deserting her, eventually led to her execution. She had also wished to live as freely as Yuri had.

She is a temporary playable character when her DNA is reborn as Ouka in Shadow Hearts: Covenant.


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Playable Kawashima

Kawashima was planned to be temporarily playable during the events of Shadow Hearts development, although this was changed as her relationship with Yuri was reconsidered.[1]

With this change happening at a fairly late stage in development, a mostly-complete playable version of her still exists within the game files. She has a complete set of animations for battle intros, attacking, taking damage, fainting, and a victory pose - excepting a proper looping animation for her victory pose, causing her model to glitch, although the game itself is unaffected.

There is also no associated inbattle sounds with her; she makes no noises when attacking, being hit, or using items.

She attacks with a gun, much like Margarete, but shooting with a one-hand grip, and has no special abilities. She has no menu icon, just a glitched mess, and also can't be viewed from the playable character viewer.


  1. @MachidaMatsuzo - Yoshiko Kawashima originally had the idea of wanting to be a play character that can be manipulated, but changed it into a way of drawing to reconsider the life involved with the main character.

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