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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.

Sanae Kochiya (Sanae_RP)
Sanae RP-por2nd
Character portrait




RicePigeon's MUGEN Spot
Boomer's A.I. patch




Sanae RP-Idle

Sanae is technically a six-button character, but plays like a standard three-button character, using the extra buttons for shortcut; (A)Button-a, when used combined with Button-F or Button-B acts as a shortcut for her Button-B Button-B and Button-F Button-F dash commands. (B)Button-b is used as a shortcut for (Y)Button-y+(Z)Button-z, while (C)Button-c is used as a shortcut for Button-xyz3, used in her Level 3 Hypers. One of Sanae's mutually exclusive level 3 Hypers has to be chosen at the beginning of every match; Miracle "Night of the Supernova Storm" provides Sanae with an unblockable psuedo-fullscreen attack that can only hit airborne opponents, while Sea Opening "Moses's Miracle" provides Sanae with a high-hitting tracking melee attack akin to Misogi.

Like with most versions of Sanae, Kanako and Suwako can be summoned through the use of attacks, both of which will display a cooldown meter that shows when Sanae will be able to summon the goddesses again; Sanae's Button-F+(Z)Button-z, Wind Goddess ~ Pillar and Wind Goddess ~ Thrust attacks will summon Kanako, while Button-B+(Z)Button-z, Earth Goddess ~ Shield and Earth Goddess ~ Snare will summon Suwako, with each Kanako and Suwako attack apply different cooldown times to their respective meters.

Unlike Hisoutensoku, Sanae's wind mechanic is drastically different, more closely resembling Rachel Alucard's version of the mechanic. Wind currents can be summoned at any time Sanae is not in a hit state, including during the middle of an attack, by pressing (X)Button-x+(Y)Button-y plus any direction, though the wind cannot be repeatedly spammed due to a limit on how many times she can summon the wind over a particular time period, represented by a blue gauge indicating how much wind the character is able to summon; summoning wind will drain 1/3 of Sanae's wind gauge, though it will slowly refill over time as long as Sanae remains grounded, albeit refilling faster the more remaining wind she has left. Just like in Hisoutensoku, the wind current will affect the velocities of Sanae's Button-F+(Z)Button-z, Wind Call, Wind Goddess ~ Thrust, Omikuji Bomb, Earth Goddess ~ Shield, Cobalt Spread and Prayer "Charm of Good Commerce" attacks, as well as affecting her horizontal movement, which can be used to greatly extend the range of her attacks and allow for combos that are not normally possible without wind or even push the character backwards so that she can avoid an opponent's punish if they block an attack.

Sanae has a very rudimentary custom A.I. that doesn't take advantage of the character's full moveset or try to chain more than a couple of attacks together. The A.I. will almost never utilize Sanae's wind mechanic nor her Level 3 Hypers, and only reacts to basic directives.







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 ProjStartupinvOtgiconHardknockdownHardgroundbounce
Uses 1000 Power
Name Command Input Properties
Wind Call QCF Button-xyz ProjSoftknockdown
Hitbox does not activate until Wind Summon is active
Projectile can be moved with direction of wind
RPSanae2S2 1
RPSanae2S2 2
RPSanae2S2 3
Name Command Input Properties
Omikuji Bomb Button-D Button-D Button-xyz Proj
Projectile trajectory affected by direction of wind
Random behavior depending on packet outcome:
Good Luck (25%/35% chance): Softknockdown
Great Luck (25%/35% chance): Hardknockdown
Bad Luck (25%/15% chance): Homing, Softknockdown*
Poor Luck (25%/15% chance): Softknockdown, can damage user
RPSanae2S3 1 RPSanae2S3 2 RPSanae2S3 3
Good Luck Great Luck Bad Luck
RPSanae2S3 4
Poor Luck
RPSanae2S3 5 RPSanae2S3 6 RPSanae2S3 7
Good Luck Great Luck Bad Luck
RPSanae2S3 8
Poor Luck
RPSanae2S3 9 RPSanae2S3 10 RPSanae2S3 11
Good Luck Great Luck Bad Luck
RPSanae2S3 12
Poor Luck
Name Command Input Properties
Wind Goddess ~ Thrust HCF Button-xyz AirokMid*High*Aerial*ProjInvSoftknockdown
Requires full Kanako bar
Velocity and trajectory affected by direction of wind
RPSanae2S4 1 RPSanae2S4 2
Ground Aerial
RPSanae2S4 3 RPSanae2S4 4
Ground Aerial
RPSanae2S4 5 RPSanae2S4 6
Ground Aerial
Name Command Input Properties
Wind Goddess ~ Pillar DP Button-xyz AirokProjOtgiconHardknockdownHardgroundbounce
(X)Button-x version: Startupinv
Requires full Kanako bar
RPSanae2S5 1 Blank
Ground Aerial
RPSanae2S5 3 Blank
Ground Aerial
RPSanae2S5 5 Blank
Ground Aerial
Name Command Input Properties
Earth Goddess ~ Snare RDP Button-xyz ProjHardknockdown
Requires full Suwako bar
Remains inactive until opponent is directly above or after 6 seconds
Can manually activate by inputting RDP Button-xyz a second time
RPSanae2S6 1
RPSanae2S6 2
RPSanae2S6 3
Name Command Input Properties
Cobalt Spread QCB (Y)Button-y / (Z)Button-z ProjSoftknockdown*
(Y)Button-y version: Softknockdown
Remains inactive until opponent is directly above or adjacent
Velocity and trajectory affected by direction of wind
RPSanae2S7 1
RPSanae2S7 2


Name Command Input Properties
Prayer "Charm of Good Commerce" QCF QCF Button-xyz AirokProjOtgicon*Hardknockdown
Projectile velocity and trajectory affected by direction of wind
Uses 1000 Power
Name Command Input Properties
Esoterica "Forgotten Ritual" QCB QCB Button-xyz MidStartupinvHardknockdown
Uses 1000 Power
Name Command Input Properties
Miracle "Night of the Supernova Storm" QCB QCB Button-xyz3 / (C)Button-c ProjUnblockableHardknockdown
Only usable if respective spellcard is selected prior to match
Can only hit airborne opponents
Uses 3000 Power
Name Command Input Properties
Sea Opening "Moses's Miracle" Button-D Button-D Button-D Button-xyz3 / (C)Button-c HighTrackingOtgiconHardknockdown
Only usable if respective spellcard is selected prior to match
Uses 3000 Power


Name Command Input Properties
Wind Summon 8way+(X)Button-x+(Y)Button-y Summons wind current in respective direction
Affects Sanae's movement and velocities of projectiles
Can be done at any time except during hitstun or blockstun
Requires at least 33% of wind gauge
Uses 33% of wind gauge
Name Command Input Properties
Earth Goddess ~ Shield QCB (X)Button-x Invincible*
Requires full Suwako bar
Summons bubble with 200 Life for 10 seconds
Bubble can be moved with direction of wind

Palette Gallery

1,1 1,2 (Kanako Yasaka's colours) 1,3 (Suwako Moriya's colours)
1,4 (Reimu Hakurei's colours) 1,5 (Utsuho Reiuji's colours) 1,6 (Nitori Kawashiro's colours)
1,7 1,8 (Luigi's colours) 1,9 (Green Heart's colours)
1,10 (Aang's colours) 1,11 (Air Man's colours) 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


Something like winning a match can't be compared to a miracle!
Fortunes have no credibility if there wasn't a fee.
Truly, anywhere I go, there always seems be someone wanting to fight. Everyone in Gensokyo seems so rough.
No matter what sort of godly spirit we encounter, it's profitable for our shrine!
Like I said, I'm a god while acting as a shrine maiden on the side.
...... This is kind of fun.


You should present yourself in a more divine manner.
vs. Reimu Hakurei
I'm not the one responsible for these circumstances, nor am I the one in control of them.
vs. Reimu Hakurei
Why is it that the Forest of Magic is called the Forest of Magic?
vs. Marisa Kirisame
Your 'anything goes shop' act really threw me. Are you really some sort of hero?
vs. Marisa Kirisame
Oh my, I heard fairies are just small fry but...
vs. Cirno
You picked up that sculpture technique from that video game, didn't you? Good thing spellcard duels don't permit Fatalities.
vs. Cirno
Tai Chi Chuan sure is amazing. I've even seen goalkeepers that can do it.
vs. Hong Meiling
I met someone claiming to be you the other day. You didn't dye your hair by any chance did you?
vs. Hong Meiling
Thats the Shun Goku Satsu, isn't it? You really are a raging demon.
vs. Lie Meiling
So you play C*pcom fighters as well? You'd probably be S+ tier if you were in one.
vs. Lie Meiling
Jeez, no wonder Reimu gets annoyed at you.
vs. Yukari Yakumo
Since you're familiar with computers, have you heard about this PC fighting game that lets you pit anyone against anyone? It was originally supposed to be a shooting game engine, but...
vs. Yukari Yakumo



  • Both Sanae's select screen portrait and her Lv 3 spellcard portrait originate from the Touhou Project fangames Mystical Power Plant and The Last Comer, respectively.
  • Sanae's second victory quote against Hong Meiling is a reference to Lie Meiling.
  • Both of Sanae's victory quotes against Lie Meiling are direct references to both Akuma and the Street Fighter series, which Sanae would most likely recognize due to originally living in the outside world.
    • Her second victory quote, in particular, references Akuma's status as a cheap, overpowered character in Super Street Fighter II Turbo.
    • Likewise, Sanae's second victory quote against Cirno is directly referencing Mortal Kombat.
  • Sanae's second victory quote against Yukari is referencing the M.U.G.E.N engine.
  • Although Sanae uses sprites ripped from an official Touhou Project game, her default palette is different than the one used in Hisoutensoku. Sanae shares this trait with RicePigeon's Reimu and Yukari.
    • Interestingly enough, while Reimu and Yukari's default colors from Hisoutensoku are still present as alternate palettes, Sanae's is not.
  • Many comments and code from RicePigeon & Daniel9999999's version of Sanae are still present, indicating that this version of Sanae used that version as a base, albeit heavily modified.
    • RicePigeon stated during development that this was due in part to both authors' dissatisfaction at the final product.[1]


  1. Sanae Kochiya - The Mugen Fighters Guild
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