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The avatar of lakes and mountains returns to the fray sporting a retooled moveset that still primarily focuses on zoning, but has been significantly toned down to be better balanced. Kanako appears to have put on some weight, as evidenced by a larger hitbox and significantly reduced movement speed; despite this, Kanako still dominates when it comes to aerial mobility options.

Kanako Yasaka (Kanako_RP)
Kanako RP-por
Character portrait




RicePigeon's MUGEN Spot




Kanako Yasaka/RicePigeon's Version



Kanako Yasaka is technically a four-button character with the functionality of a standard three-button character, as she uses all three Button-xyz buttons for the greater portion of her moveset and (A)Button-a in conjunction with a Button-xyz button and any single directional input to activate Omiwatari Cross in that input's direction; (A)Button-a is also used as a shortcut alongside Button-F or Button-B to activate that direction's dash, which can be activated normally by using either Button-F Button-F or Button-B Button-B to dash in the relevant direction. (B)Button-b and (C)Button-c are relegated to functioning solely as shortcuts for other aspects of Kanako, with both buttons being shortcuts for the character's throw that's regularly assigned to (Y)Button-y+(C)Button-c, and (C)Button-c being used by itself as a substitute for the Button-xyz3 activation in the character's Level 3 Hypers. Kanako has the option to chose between one of two mutually exclusive level 3 Hypers at the beginning of every match, with Divine Pillar "Meteoric Onbashira" being an air usable move that rains OTG-ing pillar projectiles down from above, and "Virtue of Wind God" being a cinematic combo finisher and reversal that has a small amount of startup invulnerability and a generous amount of projectile invincibility.

True to her haughty and imposing nature, Kanako sports a large hitbox and slow movement speed, compensated for by having above average Life value. While Kanako may be slow on the ground, Kanako excels at aerial movement. Unique to Kanako over RicePigeon's other Touhou characters is that Kanako is able to perform up to two air dashes instead of one. Additionally, Kanako is the only character of the bunch to sport an 8-way airdash. Kanako can further extend air time by holding Button-U after the peak of a jump to glide down to the ground, using Button-F and Button-B to change the direction of the glide. Many of Kanako's move are also air-usable, making for a potentially threatening foe.

At the beginning of the match, Kanako must select from one of two additional Level 3 Hypers, as both cannot be used during the same match. Divine Pillar "Meteoric Onbashira" is Kanako's projectile Level 3, which not only hits OTG, but also covers the entire screen in front of Kanako, acting as a psuedo-fullscreen attack with the right positioning. "Virtue of Wind God" is Kanako's run-past super, and essentially an upgraded form of Omiwatari Cross that provides both startup and projectile invincibility, at the cost of not being able to be performed in the air.







Hovering the mouse cursor over the Command Input icons will display text that refers to the inputs set in M.U.G.E.N's Key Config.

Icons encased in square brackets [ Button-D ] require the respective button(s) to be held down. Hovering the mouse cursor over the icon displays the hold duration if applicable.


Name Command Input Properties
Guard Cancel Counter RQCB Button-xyz during blockstun MidStartupinvSoftknockdown
Uses 1000 Power
Name Command Input Properties
Sky God: Wind Summon QCF Button-xyz AirokProjSoftknockdown*
RPKanako2S2 1 RPKanako2S2 2
Ground Aerial
RPKanako2S2 3 RPKanako2S2 4
Ground Aerial
RPKanako2S2 5 RPKanako2S2 6
Ground Aerial
Name Command Input Properties
Sky God: Onbashira QCB Button-xyz AirokProjOtgiconHardgroundbounce
RPKanako2S3 1 RPKanako2S3 2
Ground Aerial
RPKanako2S3 3 RPKanako2S3 4
Ground Aerial
RPKanako2S3 5 RPKanako2S3 6
Ground Aerial
Name Command Input Properties
Omiwatari Cross 8way+Button-xyz+(A)Button-a AirokSoftknockdown
Can be repeated up to three times
RPKanako2S4 1 RPKanako2S4 2
Ground Aerial
RPKanako2S4 3 RPKanako2S4 4
Ground Aerial
RPKanako2S4 5 RPKanako2S4 6
Ground Aerial
RPKanako2S4 7 RPKanako2S4 8
Ground Aerial
RPKanako2S4 9 RPKanako2S4 10
Ground Aerial
RPKanako2S4 11 RPKanako2S4 12
Ground Aerial
RPKanako2S4 13 RPKanako2S4 14
Ground Aerial
RPKanako2S4 15 RPKanako2S4 16
Ground Aerial
Name Command Input Properties
Misayama Hunting Ritual DP Button-xyz Softknockdown
(X)Button-x version: Low, LowerBodyInv
(Y)Button-y version: Mid, Startupinv
(Z)Button-z version: High, UpperBodyInv, does not hit crouching opponents
RPKanako2S5 1
RPKanako2S5 2
RPKanako2S5 3


Name Command Input Properties
God Sign "Beautiful Spring-like Suiga" QCB QCB Button-xyz AirokProjStartupinvHardknockdown
Uses 1000 Power
RPKanako2H1 1 RPKanako2H1 2
Ground Aerial
Name Command Input Properties
Divine Festival "Expanded Onbashira" QCF QCF Button-xyz AirokProjHardknockdown
Uses 1000 Power
RPKanako2H2 1 RPKanako2H2 2
Ground Aerial
Name Command Input Properties
Divine Pillar "Meteoric Onbashira" QCF QCF Button-xyz3 / (C)Button-c AirokProjOtgiconHardknockdown
Only usable if respective spellcard is selected prior to match
Uses 3000 Power
RPKanako2H3 1 RPKanako2H3 2
Ground Aerial
Name Command Input Properties
"Virtue of Wind God" QCB QCB Button-xyz3 / (C)Button-c MidStartupinvProjInvHardknockdown
Only usable if respective spellcard is selected prior to match
Uses 3000 Power


Name Command Input Properties
Glide [ Button-U ] after reaching peak of jump Aironly
[ UB / UF ] to alter horizontal movement
Name Command Input Properties
Sky God: Wind Tunnel DP Button-xyz2 / (C)Button-c or
RDP Button-xyz2 / (C)Button-c
DP version: pushes opponent
RDP version: pulls opponent
RPKanako2O2 1 RPKanako2O2 3
Ground Aerial
RPKanako2O2 2 RPKanako2O2 4
Ground Aerial

Palette Gallery

1,1 1,2 (Suwako Moriya's colors) 1,3 (Sanae Kochiya's colors)
1,4 1,5 (Sanae Kochiya's alternate colors) 1,6 (Utsuho Reiuji's colors)
1,7 1,8 (Storm's colors) 1,9 (Goenitz's colors)
1,10 (Kanako's Mystical Power Plant colors) 1,11 1,12
This character uses a Palette Selector that allows for more than 12 palettes to be chosen, and as such, only the first 12 are shown here. For a full list of palettes, see Alternative palettes.

Victory quotes


What business have you with me?
A god must eliminate all who oppose their struggle for faith, one by one.
In this time of crisis, I was going to ignore this and continue, but I've changed my mind.
In that case, I'll have you stay here and stop the shrine maiden and magician who'll be arriving later.
Lately, it's been easier to win over followers with a friendly face than with an impressive stature.
Nothing personal, it's strictly business.


Shrines don't exist for the benefit of their shrine maidens. A shrine exists to be the home of the gods.
vs. Reimu Hakurei
Well now, if it isn't the shrine maiden from beneath the mountain. How goes the Moriya branch shrine?
vs. Reimu Hakurei
Heh, how interesting. Gensokyo's humans sure are peculiar.
vs. Marisa Kirisame
The faithless can never understand the meaning of faith.
vs. Marisa Kirisame
Our business here is already well-established.
vs. Sanae Kochiya
Eager to hunt down youkai I see. Good... good.
vs. Sanae Kochiya
You're pretty strong for an ordinary youkai.
vs. Hong Meiling
vs. Hong Meiling
You're not seriously thinking of attacking us again after this, right?
vs. Lie Meiling
The warrior who became a youkai out of sheer hatred is already a thing of mere fantasy?
vs. Lie Meiling
You think you can slay god?
vs. Lightning Farron
You dare raise your sword against a goddess like myself? You shall burn in my light!
vs. Lightning Farron


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  • Kanako's sixth generic victory quote is a reference to a line spoken by Otto Berman, an accountant for notorious American gangster Dutch Schultz. This same line is also spoken by the characters Vito Corleone and Michael Corleone in the movie The Godfather.
  • Many of Kanako's victory quotes against characters that she does encounter in Mountain of Faith are taken or derived from parts of Kanako's dialogue in the Touhou Project fangame Mystical Power Plant.
  • Both of Kanako's victory quotes against Lightning are derived from lines spoken by Bhunivelze, the final boss of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
  • The most recent version of the character includes an alternate version of named This version of the file is intended to be used exclusively for the IKEMEN engine, as it corrects a bug in where her Special and Hyper inputs are reversed when facing left. This was most likely intended to be used with the version of this character included in Touhou: Gensokyo Reloaded, which also suffers from this bug during online matches.


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Touhou: Gensokyo Reloaded
Playable Characters Alice MargatroidByakuren HijiriChenCirnoEirin YagokoroFlandre ScarletFujiwara no MokouHong MeilingIchirin KumoiKanako YasakaKoakumaKoishi KomeijiKomachi OnozukaLie MeilingMarisa KirisameMimaPatchouli KnowledgeReimu HakureiReisen Udongein InabaRemilia ScarletSakuya IzayoiSanae KochiyaSuika IbukiUtsuho ReiujiYoumu KonpakuYukari YakumoYuuka KazamiYuyuko Saigyouji
Boss Characters Meimu
Stages Bamboo Forest of the Lost (Day) • Bamboo Forest of the Lost (Night) • Cemetery of Onbashira • Creek of Genbu • Eientei • Forest of Magic • Forest of Magic - Alice's House • Garden of the Sun • Hakugyokuro • Hakugyokuro - Graveyard • Hakurei Shrine - Border • Hakurei Shrine - DayHakurei Shrine - Night • Hakurei Shrine Ruins - ??? AD • Mare Tranquillitatis • Misty Lake • Moriya Shrine • Palanquin Ship - Exterior • Palanquin Ship - Interior • Scarlet Devil Mansion - Basement • Scarlet Devil Mansion - Clock Tower • Scarlet Devil Mansion - Front Gate • Scarlet Devil Mansion - Library • Scarlet Devil Mansion - Throne Room • The Palace of Earth Spirits • Underground Geyser Center - Elevator • Untrodden Valley