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ll about the blade maiden, Naoto Fuyumine. The essays below contain a combination of basic information, analysis and opinion that examine her character in-depth. A majority of the content focuses on the manga. The last section, however, delves into her appearances in other series and media—sometimes obvious and sometimes rather vague.

Many of the essays are old ones that were either rewritten or were split up and expanded upon individually. Some of them, namely Mythology and No Sanctuary, are inspired by Naoto, but their focus tends to be on the series and world as a whole rather than just on Naoto herself.