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Phantasm and Shadow, Light and Darkness, Wave and Particle, High and Low; wherever there's a boundary, Yukari will manipulate it. Yukari is known throughout the world of Gensokyo as a youkai who toys with her opponents, and the move options available to this character are sure to keep her foes guessing.

Yukari Yakumo (Yukari_RP)
Character portrait




RicePigeon's MUGEN Spot




Yukari Yakumo/RicePigeon's Version



Yukari Yakumo is technically a six-button character with the functionality of a standard three-button character, using the Button-xyz buttons for the vast majority of her moveset and the Button-abc buttons as shortcuts; (A)Button-a acts as a shortcut for the character's back and forward dashes when either Button-F or Button-B (respectively) is being held, (B)Button-b is used as a shortcut for the (Y)Button-y+(Z)Button-z input that's assigned to the character's throw, while (C)Button-c is used as a shortcut for the Button-xyz3 part of the command input that's used in her Level 3 Hypers. One of Yukari's mutually exclusive level 3 Hypers has to be chosen at the beginning of every match; with Obsolete Line "Trip to the Old Station" being a large, very powerful and unblockable projectile attack that is extremely difficult to dodge, but has a very long startup time, while Yukari's Arcanum "Danmaku Bounded Field" is a command grab Hyper that has much faster startup and great range for a grab, but cannot hit airborne opponents or opponents with lower body invincibility.

Yukari's moveset consist of various mixup options that allow her to play both offensively and defensively, such as a falling projectile for zoning the opponent, the ability to absorb incoming enemy projectiles and use them against her foe, a command grab and a move that, depending on button press, will keep her opponent guessing whether to block high, low, or cross up. To toy with her opponent further, Yukari also possesses the unique ability to teleport to the opposite side of the screen by backdashing next to a wall.

Whenever Yukari absorbs a projectile with Ride the Waves, a visual indicator will show the capacity of her gaps. Up to 10 projectiles will be stored before the gap reaches maximum capacity. The more the gap meter is filled, the more projectiles will be released during Fight the Ocean, and the more damage will be done by Gazing Eye and Laplace's Demon.







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 Mid*StartupinvSoftknockdown
Uses 1000 Power
Name Command Input Properties
Urashima's Box QCF Button-xyz AirokProjSoftknockdown
Projectile position varies with button pressed
RPYukari2S2 1 RPYukari2S2 2
Ground Aerial
RPYukari2S2 3 RPYukari2S2 4
Ground Aerial
RPYukari2S2 5 RPYukari2S2 6
Ground Aerial
Name Command Input Properties
Zen Temple Butterfly DP Button-xyz Softknockdown
Direction varies with button pressed
(X)Button-x version: Mid*, Startupinv
(Y)Button-y version: Mid*, UpperBodyInv
(Z)Button-z version: Mid
RPYukari2S3 1
RPYukari2S3 2
RPYukari2S3 3
Name Command Input Properties
Illusion Rift RDP Button-xyz Airok
Cannot cross up cornered opponents
(X)Button-x version: Hardwallbounce*, Softknockdown
(Y)Button-y version: Low, Softknockdown
(Z)Button-z version: High, Aerial, Otgicon, Hardgroundbounce*, Hardknockdown, trajectory can be altered with [ Button-F ] / [ Button-B ]
RPYukari2S4 1
RPYukari2S4 2
RPYukari2S4 3 RPYukari2S4 4 RPYukari2S4 5
No input [ Button-F ] [ Button-B ]
Name Command Input Properties
Fight the Ocean QCB (Y)Button-y AirokProjTrackingSoftknockdown*
Adds an additional projectile for every projectile stored with Ride the Waves
RPYukari2S5 1 RPYukari2S5 2 RPYukari2S5 3
Ground no stored projectiles Ground maximum stored projectiles Aerial no stored projectiles
RPYukari2S5 4
Aerial maximum stored projectiles
Name Command Input Properties
Gazing Eye QCB (Z)Button-z AirokProjNoDmg*Tracking
Activates during opponent's hitstun
RPYukari2S6 1 RPYukari2S6 2 RPYukari2S6 3
Ground unactivated Ground activated Aerial unactivated
RPYukari2S6 4
Aerial activated
Name Command Input Properties
Maxwell's Demon HCB Button-xyz CommandGrabUnblockable
RPYukari2S7 1 RPYukari2S7 2
Facing right Facing left
Name Command Input Properties
Border Between Mind and Foot HCF Button-xyz ProjSoftknockdown
(Z)Button-z version: Unblockable
RPYukari2S8 1
RPYukari2S8 2
RPYukari2S8 3


Name Command Input Properties
Shikigami "Chen" QCF QCF (X)Button-x Hardknockdown
Uses 1000 Power
Name Command Input Properties
Shikigami "Ran Yakumo" QCF QCF (Y)Button-y / (Z)Button-z Hardknockdown
Projectile distance varies with button pressed
Uses 1000 Power
RPYukari2H2 1
RPYukari2H2 2
Name Command Input Properties
Border Sign "Quadruple Barrier" QCB QCB Button-xyz MidStartupinvProjnull*Hardknockdown
Uses 1000 Power
Name Command Input Properties
Magic Eye "Laplace's Demon" QCB QCB Button-xyz2 / (B)Button-b AirokProjNoDmg*TrackingHardknockdown
Activates during opponent's hitstun
Uses 2000 Power
RPYukari2H4 1 RPYukari2H4 2 RPYukari2H4 3
Ground unactivated Ground activated Aerial unactivated
RPYukari2H4 4
Aerial activated
Name Command Input Properties
Obsolete Line "Trip to the Old Station" QCF QCF Button-xyz3 / (C)Button-c ProjUnblockableInvincible*Hardknockdown
Only usable if respective spellcard is selected prior to match
Ignores damage scaling
Uses 3000 Power
Name Command Input Properties
Yukari's Arcanum "Danmaku Bounded Field" QCB QCB Button-xyz3 / (C)Button-c CommandGrabUnblockableHardknockdown
Only usable if respective spellcard is selected prior to match
Ignores damage scaling
Uses 3000 Power


Name Command Input Properties
Ride the Waves QCB (X)Button-x AirokNoDmgProjnull
Stores up to 10 projectiles
RPYukari2O1 1 RPYukari2O1 2
Ground Aerial

Palette Gallery

1,1 1,2 (Ran Yakumo's colors) 1,3 (Chen's colors)
1,4 (Yukari's Perfect Cherry Blossom colors) 1,5 (Yuuka Kazami's colors) 1,6 (Remilia Scarlet's colors)
1,7 (Yukari's Immaterial and Missing Power default colors) 1,8 (Kogasa Tatara's colors) 1,9 (Yuyuko Saigyouji's colors)
1,10 (Reimu Hakurei's colors) 1,11 (Okina Matara's colors) 1,12 (Yukari's Koumajou Densetsu II: Stranger's Requiem colors)
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


Ah, the dull... The dull go through so much trouble, don't they?
Were you under the impression that you could overcome certain boundaries? I can change those too you know.
Such an amazing thing don't you think? A computer program that can merge worlds together. Humans must really have been inspired by me wouldn't you say?
Even if I had lost, I would have altered the boundary of victory and defeat. Losing is impossible for me.
What was that snide remark about being beaten by an old woman?! I'm seventeen years old thank you very much!
I'll tell you a secret. My weakness is... nothing.


A 1000 year imprisonment in Makai, huh? A saint cannot possess purity from impurity.
vs. Byakuren Hijiri
Since when do pacifists go to war with Taoists? Ah, the words of a hypocrite.
vs. Byakuren Hijiri
Oh, the mirror world me again. It's nothing like sparring against that copy of me that that human raised.
vs. Yukari Yakumo
The mirror world has reversed right and left?
vs. Yukari Yakumo
China. That name bothers you doesn't it?
vs. Hong Meiling
You living in a red building, that's some kind of joke, right?
vs. Hong Meiling
Its rare that I ever make a mistake. Am I losing my touch?
vs. Lie Meiling
I never thought it possible for me to actually die, but for an instant... Have I made a serious underestimation?
vs. Lie Meiling
I've picked up an amazing toy dog recently. Though it looks weird, its moves were quite real.
vs. Alice Margatroid
Artificial Intelligence is what you're trying to create isn't it? What purpose does it serve to reinvent the wheel?
vs. Alice Margatroid
The magic of the outside world is not so primitive. Now, there are even things like giant robots.
vs. Patchouli Knowledge
The grimoire in Meiling's possession was from your library was it not? I wonder what other dangerous artifacts the vampire has collected?
vs. Patchouli Knowledge
Compared to a shrine maiden who's rarely in her shrine, I think I'm getting plenty of work done.
vs. Reimu Hakurei
Oh, it's almost dawn. I have to return home and sleep...
vs. Reimu Hakurei
Even if you stop time, spilt milk can't be recovered.
vs. Sakuya Izayoi
Time and Space are intricately intertwined. A distortion in space is much like the gaps that I open. Perhaps I should invite myself to YOUR world next time?
vs. Sakuya Izayoi
Aren't you a little short to be a devil?
vs. Koakuma
Ah, yes, your name suits you perfectly. Kogouki just doesn't fit you at all.
vs. Koakuma
*Sigh* It's always a pain when you just run off randomly like that.
vs. Chen
Seems Ran forgot to do proper bugtesting on her own shikigami again. If she's this careless, I wonder how many sprite errors there are?
vs. Chen



  • When viewing the palettes for individual sprites, one will notice that the color palette for Yukari's aerial light Normal Attack effect is arranged to form the words "FUCK SALT". This is a reference to a scene from The Tourette's Guy, where in one video he begins to eat fishsticks before abruptly and violently tossing the plate aside in displeasure, shouting the aforementioned phrase.
  • Yukari contains a special intro with RicePigeon's Lie Meiling, which is a direct reference to Evil Ryu's special intro against Akuma in Street Fighter Alpha 3, which involved Evil Ryu and Akuma performing the Raging Demon on each other simultaneously, cancelling out each other's attack; in Yukari's case, however, she simply cancels out Lie Meiling's attack with her folding fan.
  • Yukari's first victory quote against herself may be a reference to Hikari Tannenbaum, one of RicePigeon's original characters whose design is largely inspired by Yukari.
  • Yukari's first victory quote against Hong Meiling is direct references to the plot of Touhou Rekkaden, in which Yukari takes Meiling in as an apprentice to train her, only to pit her against Meiling's future self.
  • The grimoire Yukari is referring to in her second victory quote against Patchouli is yet another reference to Touhou Rekkaden.
  • Yukari's second victory quote against Sakuya is a reference to Sakuya's World, one of Sakuya's spellcards.
  • Yukari's second victory quote against Chen references the many updates RicePigeon's characters undergo to correct minor errors in their sprite's color separation, as well as Yukari's own canonical tendency to compare Ran to computers.
  • Interestingly, Yukari contains victory quotes against Koakuma; this is unusual, as many of RicePigeon's characters at the time of Yukari's creation did not contain character-specific victory quotes against characters that RicePigeon himself had not yet made, though many of those characters were eventually made by RicePigeon at a later date.
    • Yukari's first victory quote against Koakuma is a nod to a scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, where the protagonist, Luke Skywalker, disguises himself as an Imperial Stormtrooper to infiltrate the Death Star and rescue Princess Leia. Leia, upon noticing Luke's short stature, asks him "aren't you a little short to be a Stormtrooper?" Yukari's take on this quote, however, is also a play on Koakuma's name, which means "little devil".
    • Yukari's second victory quote against Koakuma refers to Akuma; this is a play on words, as Koakuma means "little devil", while Akuma is known as Gouki in Japan.
  • The background music that plays during Yukari's Arcanum "Danmaku Bounded Field" is a remix of "Necrofantasia" from Touhou Soccer 2[1]; this follows a trend set in RicePigeon's other characters where cinematic Level 3 Hypers play a remixed version of one of the character's music themes.
  • Yukari's voice clips are taken from Marvel vs. Capcom 3, specifically those spoken by Morrigan Aensland from the Darkstalkers series.
    • Ran and Chen also use voice clips from Marvel vs. Capcom 3, originally used by X-23 from X-Men and Felicia from Darkstalkers, respectively.


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