Nenmin's version (2008)
RicePigeon's second version (2016)
Sanae Kochiya is a human from Touhou Project, and a distant descendant of the goddess Suwako Moriya. She first appeared as the boss of Stage 5 in Mountain of Faith, and later as a recurring playable character.
Her role at the Moriya Shrine is similar to a shrine maiden, but with her inherited power from Suwako, Sanae has also become a minor deity herself. She is originally from the Outside World, she migrated to Gensokyo with the shrine and its two resident goddesses, Kanako Yasaka and Suwako Moriya. During the events of Mountain of Faith, she is sent by Kanako to close down the Hakurei Shrine, as Kanako sees any shrine dedicated to rival shinto gods as a threat to her own weakened existence. Unwilling to yield to Sanae's demands, Reimu Hakurei goes off to the Moriya Shrine to make her stand against Kanako.
In M.U.G.E.N, Sanae has been made by various authors, including RicePigeon, Kohaku, Nenmin, Frule, and Sanae63.
As a rather unexpected departure from most Touhou Project M.U.G.E.N characters, this version of the Moriya Shrine maiden plays akin to Marvel vs. Capcom 3, albeit still using effects from many of the series' fighting games. This leaves little room for projectile spam and overall cheapness.
The deified shrine maiden arrives under the guidance of Kanako and Suwako. Sanae seems to be overly reliant on them, as these two make up the majority of Sanae's attacks, when shes not spamming long range pentagram projectiles. Sanae also came equipped with an entire deck of spellcards just in case.
With the power to summon two goddesses to its side, in addition to actually being deified as a goddess, Sanae is far from a pushover. By controlling the wind at will, Sanae can redirect projectiles just when you think they can't hit you, as well as using the wind to cancel its actions, so as to be no slouch in the comboing department either.
RicePigeon's second version
The deified shrine maiden of the Moriya shrine returns, alongside Kanako and Suwako's guidance. Sanae has apparently taken some time to master wind control in Kanako's footsteps, possibly having taken lessons from Rachel Alucard as her ability to shift the wind has been drastically changed, giving Sanae much more control than before. Other notable buffs that were given ensures that Sanae makes up for past shortcomings.
|Highly Responsive to Prayers Characters||Mima • Reimu Hakurei|
|Story of Eastern Wonderland Characters||Marisa Kirisame|
|Phantasmagoria of Dimensional Dream Characters||Mimi-chan • Yumemi Okazaki|
|Lotus Land Story Characters||Elly • Yuuka Kazami|
|Mystic Square Characters||Alice Margatroid|
|Embodiment of Scarlet Devil Characters||Cirno • Flandre Scarlet • Hong Meiling • Koakuma • Patchouli Knowledge • Remilia Scarlet • Sakuya Izayoi|
|Perfect Cherry Blossom Characters||Chen • Letty Whiterock • Lily White • Shanghai Doll • Youmu Konpaku • Yukari Yakumo • Yuyuko Saigyouji|
|Immaterial and Missing Power Characters||Suika Ibuki|
|Imperishable Night Characters||Eirin Yagokoro • Fujiwara no Mokou • Kaguya Houraisan • Reisen Udongein Inaba|
|Phantasmagoria of Flower View Characters||Aya Shameimaru • Komachi Onozuka|
|Mountain of Faith Characters||Hina Kagiyama • Kanako Yasaka • Nitori Kawashiro • Sanae Kochiya|
|Scarlet Weather Rhapsody Characters||Iku Nagae • Tenshi Hinanawi|
|Subterranean Animism Characters||Koishi Komeiji • Rin Kaenbyou • Utsuho Reiuji • Yuugi Hoshiguma|
|Undefined Fantastic Object Characters||Byakuren Hijiri • Ichirin Kumoi & Unzan • Kogasa Tatara • Minamitsu Murasa • Nue Houjuu • Shou Toramaru|
|Touhou Hisoutensoku Characters||Giant Catfish|
|Double Spoiler Characters||Hatate Himekaidou|
|Ten Desires Characters||Mamizou Futatsuiwa • Mononobe no Futo|
|Double Dealing Character Characters||Sekibanki|
|Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom Characters||Sagume Kishin|
|Print Works Characters||Kasen Ibaraki|
|Fanmade Characters||Lie Meiling • Meimu • Miko Hakurei|
|Touhou Project Stages||Cemetery of Onbashira • Endless Tewi-ma Park • Extra Stage "One life and no continues" • Hakurei Shrine • Palace of Earth Spirits • Touhou Casino Night • Yukari's Gap|