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Revision as of 03:00, 28 December 2011

宮古 (みやこ)  芳香 (よしか)
Yoshika Miyako
mʲijako joɕʲi̥ka
Yoshika Miyako
Yoshika Miyako in Ten Desires
忠実な死体
More Character Titles
Species

Jiang Shi (キョンシー, Kyonshī)

Abilities

Ability to the extent of eating anything

Age

Dead/Immortal

Occupation

Guard

Location

Dream Palace Great Mausoleum‎

Music Themes
Appearances
Official Games

Yoshika Miyako (宮古 芳香 Miyako Yoshika) is a dimwitted but loyal Jiang Shi who guards and protects the Dream Palace Great Mausoleum‎ from the residents of the Myouren Temple. Despite being a zombie, she takes very good care of her skin, which is why she hasn't rotted away. However, her body is extremely stiff and she cannot really bend any of her limbs, prompting her master, Seiga Kaku, to encourage her to exercise.

As a member of the undead, Yoshika cannot feel pain. She also has the ability to consume spirits - in the case of Ten Desires, evil spirits - to heal her body. She doesn't seem to be fully aware of what they are, however, as is evidenced in her dialogue.

Concept[edit]

Name[edit]

Her full name is Yoshika Miyako (宮古 芳香). The Miyako (宮古) in her name means "ancient palace", while Yoshika (芳香) means "fragrance", "perfume" if read together. The Yoshi () can also mean "fragrance", "beautiful", "virtuous" when standing alone, and ka () "incense", which might be referring to either Yoshika being a jiang shi, or her guarding a graveyard.

Her name comes from Miyako no Yoshika (都良香), a ninth century Japanese scholar and poet. Legends say that 100 years after he left office, he was spotted on a mountain as a hermit, his face unchanged.

Appearance[edit]

In Ten Desires's official art, Yoshika has pale skin, greyish blue hair and eyes. She wears a blue hat with a yellow star and an ofuda on the forehead. Her shirt is red chinese-like, with pink trim on the wide sleeves. Her skirt is black skirt with the same trim wrapped around the skirt like ribbon. She keeps her arms ahead, like a zombie.

ZUN stated in an interview that her original design was too similar to Lei-lei(Hsien-ko) from Darkstalkers. Considering it too cliche, he instead made Yoshika a zombie whose brain was rotting away and was thus stupid.

Occupation[edit]

Yoshika was revived at the graveyard near Myouren Temple by Seiga. She is a corpse from an ancient Japanese era. According to ZUN, after the events of the main story, she probably sunk back into the earth where she belonged; but if she was ever needed, Seiga could just revive her again anyway.

Story[edit]

Ten Desires

When the heroine reaches the graveyard adjacent to the Myouren Temple, Yoshika meets her there. Having been revived to protect the Mausoleum from intruders, a fact which takes her a little while to remember, she does battle with the heroine and loses. Later, in stage 4, she is revived again and returns to team up with her master Seiga, but the two are defeated.

Relationships[edit]

Seiga Kaku

Yoshika is a corpse reanimated by Seiga Kaku in order to protect the Dream Palace Great Mausoleum during Toyosatomimi no Miko's resurrection. Seiga is generally her master, who thinks of the jiang-shi as a cute underling.

Toyosatomimi no Miko

A fellow ally of the Dream Palace Great Mausoleum and the purpose of guarding it under Seiga Kaku's orders. No actual relationship between the two is established in the game's dialogue.

Mononobe no Futo

A fellow ally of the Dream Palace Great Mausoleum. No actual relationship between the two is established in the game's dialogue.

Soga no Tojiko

A fellow ally of the Dream Palace Great Mausoleum. No actual relationship between the two is established in the game's dialogue.

People in the Myouren Temple

Yoshika Miyako purpose for guarding the Dream Palace Great Mausoleum was to prevent Byakuren Hijiri and the rest of her allies of Myouren Temple from interfering with Toyosatomimi no Miko's resurrection.

Other Minor or Unknown Meetings or Associations
Kogasa Tatara

Yoshika's presence in the cemetery becomes an unknown threat for Kogasa Tatara.

Additional Information[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • She has a star on her hat that is similar to Hong Meiling's, but without a symbol.
  • The relationship between Yoshika and Seiga probably is caused from the fact that the inspirations of both of them appears in Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. There is a story "dead body incident" (simplified:尸变, traditional:屍變), the 3rd chapter of the 1st volume.

Fandom[edit]

  • Some people noticed that Yoshika's hands moving as if she was driving an invisible car. Combined with her cap, this has led to a minor meme of depicting her as a cab driver.
  • Because Yoshika is a guard, she has sometimes been compared to Meiling because she is also a guard. She's also a Chinese girl...
  • Since her ability is "eating anything", she immediately became part of the "Hungry Trio". The trio consists of Rumia, Yuyuko Saigyouji and Yoshika.
  • Yoshika's ability to eat anything puts her higher than Yuyuko in fandom. In some fanart, Yoshika is even trying to eat Yuyuko.
  • Her ability is speculated to have been inspired by Yuyuko, which is often shown to eat many many things, including normally inedible things in fanon.
  • Many fans draw the characters on the seal as "勅令 随身保命" (Emperor Rescript: Comply & Live), the format used in a film series Mr. Vampire, which is one of the most famous Jiang Shi movies.

Spell Cards[edit]

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Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 7
回復「ヒールバイデザイア」 Recovery "Heal By Desire" TD St. 3: E/N/H/L
毒爪「ポイゾンレイズ」 Poison Nail "Poison Raze" TD St. 3: E/N
毒爪「ポイゾンマーダー」 Poison Nail "Poison Murder" TD St. 3: H/L
欲符「稼欲霊招来」 Desire Sign "Saved Up Desire Spirit Invitation" TD St. 3: E/N
欲符「スコアデザイアイーター」 Desire Sign "Score Desire Eater" TD St. 3: H/L
毒爪「死なない殺人鬼」 Poison Nail "Undead Murderer" TD Ov
毒爪「ゾンビクロー」 Poison Nail "Zombie Claw" ISC St. 4

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Official Profiles[edit]

Ten Desires Demo - omake.txt[edit]

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Yoshika Miyako TD ○3面ボス  忠実な死体

  宮古 芳香(みやこ よしか)

  種族:キョンシー
  能力:何でも喰う程度の能力
(人間は一部を喰われると一時的にキョンシーになってしまう)


  何者かに蘇生させられた謎の死体。操り人形として大切な何かを守っている。

  異常な力と痛みを感じない肉体で、まともにやり合うとえらい目にあうが、思考回路は前時代のコンピュータ並である為、逃げることは容易い。

  彼女の闘いでは傷つくと霊を喰らい体力を増幅させる為、中々倒すことが出来ない。だが、逃げることは容易い(大切な事でした)


  彼女の体は非常に硬く、関節が曲がらない。まともに歩けない。操り主は彼女に、柔軟体操を勧めている。柔軟性がない状態で運動をすると怪我をしてしまうからである。ゾンビだけど。


  彼女は一体何を守っていたのだろうか。そしてこんな無意味な番人を置いた、彼女の主とは?


  それは製品版にて!

3rd stage boss  Loyal Corpse

Yoshika Miyako

Species: Jiang shi
Ability: Ability to the extent of eating anything
(humans bitten by her turn into a jiang shi temporarily)


A mysterious corpse revived by somebody. She is just a puppet, but she is keeping something important.

She possesses strange power and has a body that does not feel pain. It is very challenging to confront her directly, but her brain is like a forgotten age of computers. It is very easy to kite her around.

While fighting, if she is damaged, she consumes spirits and regenerates health, so she's very hard to beat up. But it is very easy to get away from her (and this is important).


Her flesh body is very hard, and her joints do not bend. She cannot even walk that well. Her master is recommending an exercise training for flexibility. Activity with no flexibility often ends up in injury. Though she is just a zombie.


What is it that she is keeping safe? And what of her master, who employed a meaningless bodyguard like her?


Stay tuned for the retail version!

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Ten Desires - omake.txt[edit]

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Yoshika Miyako  ○3面ボス  忠実な死体

  宮古 芳香(みやこ よしか)
  Miyako Yoshika

  種族:キョンシー
  能力:何でも喰う程度の能力
     (人間は一部を喰われると一時的にキョンシーになってしまう)


  青娥に蘇生させられた日本古代の死体。
  青娥の手先となって働いている。
  今回は、復活寸前となった夢殿大祀廟を護る為にかり出された。

  異常な力と痛みを感じない肉体で、まともにやり合うとえらい目にあうが、思考回路は前時代のコンピュータ並である為、逃げることは容易い。

  彼女の闘いでは傷つくと霊を喰らい体力を増幅させる為、中々倒すことが出来ない。だが、逃げることは容易い(大切な事でした)

  彼女の体は非常に硬く、関節が曲がらない。まともに歩けない。
  操り主は彼女に、柔軟体操を勧めている。柔軟性がない状態で運動をすると怪我をしてしまうからである。ゾンビだけど。

3rd stage boss  Loyal Corpse


Yoshika Miyako

Species: Jiang shi
Ability: Ability to the extent of eating anything
(humans bitten by her turn into a jiang shi temporarily)


A corpse from the ancient Japanese era revived by Seiga. She works for Seiga as her underling. This time, she was summoned to protect the Dream Palace Mausoleum during the verge of resurrection.

She possesses strange power and has a body that does not feel pain. It is very challenging to confront her directly, but her brain is like a forgotten age of computers. It is very easy to kite her around.

While fighting, if she is damaged, she consumes spirits and regenerates health, so she's very hard to beat up. But it is very easy to get away from her (and this is important).

Her flesh body is very hard, and her joints do not bend. She cannot even walk that well. Her master is recommending an exercise training for flexibility. Activity with no flexibility often ends up in injury. Though she is just a zombie.

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Official Sources[edit]

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