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Whimsical and carefree, Yuyuko may appear slow and dimwitted, but don't leave yourself open to her or else you may pay the ultimate price. Yuyuko has all the tools for both offense and defense, but since she's on the slow side it is wise not to get overly aggressive. Playing Yuyuko requires patience, just like waiting for death itself.

Yuyuko Saigyouji (Yuyuko_RP)
Character portrait




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Yuyuko Saigyouji/RicePigeon's Version



Yuyuko Saigyouji is a six-button character with the fundamentals of a 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 the Level 3 Hypers. One of Yuyuko's mutually exclusive level 3 Hypers has to be chosen at the beginning of every match, with Sakura Sign "Sense of Cherry Blossom"" having a massive hitbox and plenty of startup invulnerability and the inability for opponents to block the attack while they are airborne, while initially weak it can be delayed to increase its damage, while Butterfly Sign "Death Lance" is an attack that aims at the opponent regardless of whether it is used on the ground or in the air, potentially functioning as an effective combo finisher or as a way to easily punish an opponent from any location.

Unlike most characters, Yuyuko's Button-D+(Y)Button-y Normal has projectile properties. Though Yuyuko has many tools at her disposal, allowing hert to play both offense and defense, she tends to be on the slow side, so she may have difficulty generating momentum. Ghostly Butterfly is good for offense as it provides Yuyuko with cover fire as she approaches an enemy. Butterfly Dream Dance is great for closing the gap between Yuyuko and her opponent, especially the (Y)Button-y version as it provides Yuyuko with projectile immunity, but should not be used recklessly due to the attack's generally long startup times.







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
Lance of the Swallowtail Crest QCF Button-xyz AirokProjSoftknockdown
Projectile launch angle varies with button pressed
RPYuyuko2S2 1 RPYuyuko2S2 2
Ground Aerial
RPYuyuko2S2 3 RPYuyuko2S2 4
Ground Aerial
RPYuyuko2S2 5 RPYuyuko2S2 6
Ground Aerial
Name Command Input Properties
Reverse Screens DP Button-xyz MidSoftknockdown
(X)Button-x and (Y)Button-y versions: Startupinv
RPYuyuko2S3 1
RPYuyuko2S3 2
RPYuyuko2S3 3
Name Command Input Properties
Butterfly Dream Dance HCF Button-xyz MidSoftknockdown
(Y)Button-y and (Z)Button-z versions: ProjInv*
(Z)Button-z version: can pass through opponents
RPYuyuko2S4 1
RPYuyuko2S4 2
RPYuyuko2S4 3
Name Command Input Properties
Eternal Wandering RDP Button-xyz ProjHardknockdown
RPYuyuko2S5 1
RPYuyuko2S5 2
RPYuyuko2S5 3
Name Command Input Properties
Ghostly Butterfly QCB Button-xyz AirokProjTrackingHardknockdown*
RPYuyuko2S6 1 RPYuyuko2S6 2
Ground Aerial
RPYuyuko2S6 3 RPYuyuko2S6 4
Ground Aerial
RPYuyuko2S6 5 RPYuyuko2S6 6
Ground Aerial


Name Command Input Properties
Death Sign "Ghastly Dream" QCB QCB Button-xyz ProjStartupinvHardknockdown
Uses 1000 Power
Name Command Input Properties
Life Limit "Ticket to the Netherworld" QCF QCF Button-xyz ProjHardknockdown*
Creates a second Proj on hit detonates after 6 seconds
Uses 1000 Power
Name Command Input Properties
Butterfly Sign "Death Lance" QCF QCF Button-xyz3 / (C)Button-c AirokProjTrackingHardknockdown
Only usable if respective spellcard is selected prior to match
Uses 3000 Power
RPYuyuko2H3 1 RPYuyuko2H3 2
Ground Aerial
Name Command Input Properties
Sakura Sign "Sense of Cherry Blossom" QCB QCB Button-xyz3 / (C)Button-c MidStartupinvHardknockdown
Only usable if respective spellcard is selected prior to match
[ Button-xyz3 / (C)Button-c ] to charge
Damage increases with charge time
Automatically activates after 0.85 seconds of charge
Uses 3000 Power
RPYuyuko2H4 1 RPYuyuko2H4 2
Minimum charge Maximum charge

Palette Gallery

1,1 1,2 (Youmu Konpaku's colours) 1,3 (Yukari Yakumo's Perfect Cherry Blossom colours)
1,4 (Yukari Yakumo's Immaterial and Missing Power colours) 1,5 (Mima's colours) 1,6 (Lunasa Prismriver's colours)
1,7 (Human Yuyuko's colours) 1,8 1,9 (Yuyuko Saigyouji's Koumajou Densetsu colours)
1,10 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


Huh? No fair, ending so soon
Ah, that was horrible. Another round?
It'll... take a while before you can fight with your feet off the ground.
You know why they call ghosts ghosts? ...Right.
Youmu, when is dinner?
Sooo.. hungry...


I'm bored. Won't you bring something here?
vs. Yukari Yakumo
Ah Yukari, do you want to have some snow-viewing sake next winter?
vs. Yukari Yakumo
The chinese gateguard was looking for you earlier, though she seemed... different.
vs. Yukari Yakumo
Tai chi chuan goes well with paper fans, it seems.
vs. Hong Meiling
The only thing that can defeat a dragon is another dragon, right?
vs. Hong Meiling
Is it true that you don't get along too well with fairies and birds? Or is that a rumor?
vs. Hong Meiling
Those new martial arts moves seem really dark. I hope they're not super effective on me.
vs. Lie Meiling
Yukari? But I thought the vampire was your mistress?
vs. Lie Meiling
Martial arts infused with darkness? You must really dislike fairies then.
vs. Lie Meiling
Yukari said there was no way you could bloom, I already learned that.
vs. Ayakashi Saigyou
So now that you've bloomed, can I see the person under your roots? Wait, why does this seem familiar?
vs. Ayakashi Saigyou
I don't really understand what happened just now.
vs. Ayakashi Saigyou



  • Many of Yuyuko's victory quotes against Hong Meiling and Lie Meiling are references to type match-ups in the Pokémon series.
    • The second quote against Hong Meiling references the Dragon-type's weakness to itself.
    • The third quote against Hong Meiling references the Fighting-type's weaknesses to Flying and Fairy-type attacks.
    • The first quote against Lie Meiling references the Ghost-type's weakness to Dark-type attacks, with Yuyuko, being a ghost, wondering if Lie's Dark attacks would be 'super effective' on her.
    • The third quote against Lie Meiling references the Fairy-type's strengths against both the Dark and Fighting-types, with Yuyuko wondering if it would hate fairies because of her darkness-infused fighting moves.
  • Continuing a tradition in RicePigeon's characters, Yuyuko has at least one victory quote against Yukari that references the events of Touhou Rekkaden, in this case, the third quote.
  • Interestingly, Yuyuko contains victory quotes against Ayakashi Saigyou, the youkai cherry blossom tree that it tried to resurrect in Perfect Cherry Blossom; however, no version of Ayakashi Saigyou currently exists for M.U.G.E.N, at least as a character.
    • It should be noted that RicePigeon has a history of sometimes putting in victory quotes against characters that he plans to make in the future.


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