Appearances[ edit ] In Final Fantasy X , Yuna is introduced as a summoner who can use healing magic and is able to summon powerful magical entities called aeons with help from spirits known as Fayths.
In the game's international version , the Gullwings go their separate ways before the game's opening, with Yuna returning to Besaid Island. The trio then reunite to explore a tower. In the story she breaks up with Tidus after telling him she loves somebody else before declaring she will fight Sin once again.
For this game, Yuna appears in her Final Fantasy X form but sightly arranged to fit with the game's cast. Bribed by Maleficent into spying on Leon 's group, the pixies eventually switch sides after being abandoned by the witch and told of Sora 's cause. Nomura said that when he learned the character was to perform a dance called the " sending ," he wanted to give her outfit something that would flow. For this reason, the specific type of kimono he chose for her was a furisode , a long-sleeved kimono.
This contrast is also represented in-game by items named for the sun and moon that empower Tidus' and Yuna's most powerful weapons. Nomura explains that while all these subtle details may be unneeded, he wanted his designs to have meaning behind them. Costume designer Tetsu Tsukamoto said that the radical design changes for Yuna from one game to the other reflected a huge cultural change.
Producer Yoshinori Kitase added that they did not want to make Final Fantasy X-2 feel like an extension of its predecessor, so they changed the clothing of Yuna, Rikku and others' to make them seem more active. This was accomplished before the story and setting were created.
Because Yuna, Rikku and Paine live in a more care-free world, the designers wanted them to be able to dress up, a feature which became key to the gameplay. Scenario writer Kazushige Nojima described her new outfit as a "natural reaction to the heavy stuff she wore in FFX.
He added that while "she could be seen as a completely different person, In voicing Yuna, Burress remembers trying to translate Yuna's duty, respect and honor, but also wanting to retain the gentleness and femininity of her character. When commenting on how the audiences would react to Final Fantasy X, Burress said that she wanted them to participate in the game itself and to "transport them into a completely different world" through the voices.
Chris Reiter of Gaming Target ranked her as the third best " PlayStation 2 babe", describing her as "the star heroine whose soft features, kindness, and her unique story makes her one of the better beauties to love.
Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers' Schemes described Yuna's appearance as being a "sexy MTV video star", adding that it is a "lesson to girls that being brave, strong, and ready to fight can only last so long - the next adventure is fashion, boyfriends, and sex.
Readers of Game Informer voted Yuna's relationship with Tidus as the best of