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===Fanon===
 
===Fanon===
 
*Because of her ears, portraying her as a canine, with the addition of a tail and/or other dog attributes, is common. This is despite the fact that a [[Yamabiko]] is not a dog.
 
*Because of her ears, portraying her as a canine, with the addition of a tail and/or other dog attributes, is common. This is despite the fact that a [[Yamabiko]] is not a dog.
*She is sometimes paired with [[Yoshika Miyako]] due to both is appear in demo version
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*She is sometimes paired with [[Yoshika Miyako]] due to both of them appearing in the demo version.
**However, because full version is released, pairing between Kyouko and Yoshika are rarely appear in fanart
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**However, because the full version is released, pairing between Kyouko and Yoshika are now rarely seen in fanart.
  
 
==Spell Cards==
 
==Spell Cards==

Revision as of 12:18, 29 March 2012

幽谷 (かそだに)  響子 (きょうこ)
Kyouko Kasodani
kasodanʲi kʲoːko
Kyouko Kasodani
Kyouko Kasodani in Ten Desires
読経するやまびこ
More Character Titles
Species

Yamabiko

Abilities

Ability to the extent of reflecting sound

Occupation

Reciting Buddhist sutras from mountains

Location

Myouren Temple

Music Themes
Appearances
Official Games
Print Works

Kyouko Kasodani (幽谷 響子 Kasodani Kyouko) is a youkai that embodies mountain echoes and is able to reflect sound waves. She appears to be a recent newcomer to Myouren Temple, though no reference is made to the characters already living there; with mountain echoes no longer seen as strange, she decided to enter the Buddhist discipline. She now serves the Myouren Temple as a priest in-training, and is also responsible for cleaning duties and confronting trespassers, such as the player in stage 2 of Ten Desires.

Concept[edit]

Name[edit]

She is known as Kyouko Kasodani (幽谷 響子). The characters for Kasodani (幽谷) literally mean "Ghost Valley", and Kyouko (響子) "Echoing girl". "Kyouko" could have been intended as a pun, since all of her attacks are based on reflective boundaries. The two kanji characters for her surname are separated from the two characters for her name, but if you put them all together minus the last kanji, you will get the ateji spelling of "Yamabiko" (幽谷響), the name of her species, which is now normally spelled as やまびこ or 山彦. [1] [2]

Her surname was incorrectly written as "Kasoya" in both the demo and the first release of Ten Desires, but this was later fixed in 1.00b.

Appearance[edit]

In Ten Desires' official art, Kyouko has teal colored hair and eyes and has yamabiko ears. She wears a long pale pink shirt with teal flower-shaped buttons and a white dress below it with black trim. She carries a bamboo broom.

Occupation[edit]

Kyouko is currently a priest-in-training to the Buddhist discipline at the Myouren Temple.

Personality[edit]

Kyouko is a cheerful, dutiful, and energetic girl who reminds the heroines of the rules before attacking them. Her ability to scream out her remarks cheerfully is perceived as either unnerving or unsurprising in Gensokyo.

Story[edit]

Ten Desires

During the events of Ten Desires, Kyouko welcomes every heroine that comes to the Myouren Temple with Danmaku in attempt to drive off the intruders. However, she is unsuccessful and allows them to investigate the graveyard behind the temple.

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Relationships[edit]

Although there is no specific information about her relations with other characters, it can be assumed that she knows everyone from the Myouren Temple well.

Additional Information[edit]

Ten Desires demo CD

Trivia[edit]

  • When Kyouko is ready to launch her next wave of attacks, her sprite is animated to make a shouting motion. Her ears vibrate extremely fast, almost like a blur.
  • Kyouko was featured on the official demo CD of Ten Desires.

Fanon[edit]

  • Because of her ears, portraying her as a canine, with the addition of a tail and/or other dog attributes, is common. This is despite the fact that a Yamabiko is not a dog.
  • She is sometimes paired with Yoshika Miyako due to both of them appearing in the demo version.
    • However, because the full version is released, pairing between Kyouko and Yoshika are now rarely seen in fanart.

Spell Cards[edit]

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Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 11
響符「マウンテンエコー」 Echo Sign "Mountain Echo" TD St. 2: E/N
響符「マウンテンエコースクランブル」 Echo Sign "Mountain Echo Scramble" TD St. 2: H/L
響符「パワーレゾナンス」 Echo Sign "Power Resonance" TD St. 2: E/N/H/L
山彦「ロングレンジエコー」 Mountain Echo "Long-Range Echo" TD St. 2: E/N
山彦「アンプリファイエコー」 Mountain Echo "Amplify Echo" TD St. 2: H/L
大声「チャージドクライ」 Great Voice "Charged Cry" TD St. 2: E/N
大声「チャージドヤッホー」 Great Voice "Charged Yahoo!" TD St. 2: H/L
山彦「ヤマビコの本領発揮エコー」 Mountain Echo "Yamabiko's Specialty Echo Demonstration" TD Ov
叫喚「プライマルスクリーム」 Scream "Primal Scream" ISC St. 2
劈音「ピアッシングサークル」」 Piercing Sound "Piercing Circle" ISC St. 2
御経「無限念仏」 Sutra "Infinite Nianfo" ISC St. 2

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Official Profiles[edit]

Ten Desires - omake.txt

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Kyouko Kasodani  ○2面ボス  読経するヤマビコ

  幽谷 響子(かそだに きょうこ)
  Kasodani Kyouko

  種族:山彦
  能力:音を反射させる程度の能力

  山に登ったときに「ヤッホー!」と大声をだした事があるだろうか。
  その時「Yahoo!」と発音の良い返事が返ってきたら、それは妖怪山彦
  の仕業である。

  彼女は山に棲み、どこからか楽しげな声が聞こえると、大声を出して
  返事で応えてあげるノリのよい妖怪である。

  最近は「ヤマビコは音波が反響しているだけだぜー」なんていう迷信
  が流行しているため、彼女は世俗に空しさを覚え仏門に入る事にした。

  彼女の能力はお経を唱えることと相性が良い。毎日、山で読経したり
  している。

  その所為で最近では「誰も居ない山でお経を唱える声が聞こえる」と
  怖がられるようになり、妖怪としての面目を保つことになった。

 ○2nd stage boss Sutra-Reciting mountain spirit


Kyouko Kasodani

Species: Yamabiko
Ability: Ability to the extent of reflecting sound

You may have loudly shouted "Yahoo-!" when climbing a mountain. If a response "Yahoo-!" comes back to you, then it must be a work of Yamabiko.

She lives in the mountains, and when she hears a joyous voice, she replies back with a loud yell. A youkai that loves to join in on the fun.

But these days, superstitions like "Yamabiko (mountain echoes) is just a reflection of sound waves coming back to you-" have become common beliefs. Realizing the emptiness of secularism, she decided to enter the Buddhist discipline.

Her ability works well with reciting Buddhist sutras. It is her everyday work in the mountains.

And by doing so, she was feared recently as "a sutra-reciting voice coming from a mountain where no one is present", so she was able to retain her place as a youkai.

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Official Sources[edit]

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