|This article is about a character in Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni.|
Sakunoshin (さくのしん) is an animal youkai that inhabits a shrine at school. He first appears in Shrine of the Guardian Deity.
- 1 Profile
- 2 Appearance
- 3 Personality
- 4 Background
- 5 Relationships
- 6 Role in the Story
- 7 Trivia
- 8 References
|While not strictly a School Youkai, he is the leader of the animal spirits in the area.
He looks like a fox, but he claim he is really a lion. He has a calm disposition, but he is truly a coward. He says he can fight when it counts, but he won't listen to the ghost stories of curses in the night.
He loves pound fish cakes. The infirmary nurse gives them to him as offerings.
(Translation by Spider Lily Translations)
Sakunoshin has yellow hair, orange furry ears, and red eyes. He wears a yellow oversized shirt with a white stomach red scarf, white socks, and brown shoes.
Despite his fearsome reputation as guardian spirit of the school, Sakunoshin is actually quite immature and gets frightened easily. He tends to say "uryuu".
Sakunoshin is a great animal youkai who inhabited his shrine long before the school was ever built. He leads many other animal spirits.
- Michiru Sakurada (friend)
Role in the Story
Sakunoshin's shrine is destroyed when some kids accidentally throw a ball at it. and Michiru struggles to repair it for fear of invoking the guardian spirit's wrath. The nurse fixes the shrine for him.
Sakunoshin attends the moon viewing party.
Marie visits the mirror world and encounters a different version of Sakunoshin who's a rude drunkard.
Sakunoshin comforts Michiru when she cries over Tomoko's death. Sakunoshin suggests he can summon Tomoko's soul to talk with Michiru. When Michiru shows interest in bringing her back to life, Sakunoshin tries to dissuade her since it would have consequences.
Sakunoshin and other school youkai reminisce on the past.
- Sakunoshin is identical in appearance to Sakutarou from Umineko When They Cry, another visual novel created by 07th Expansion, and uses a recolored sprite. The only differences are that Sakunoshin has a smaller head and has no medal on his scarf like Sakutaro does.
- His theme when he appears is a remix of "Sakutarou's Adventure", and he says "Uryuu~" just like his counterpart.