Amakasu Barley Tenji

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甘粕 (あまかす) ・バーレイ・天治 (てんじ)
Amakasu Barley Tenji
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Amakasu Barley Tenji
Amakasu Barley Tenji in Uwabami Breakers
The Rooftop Afro Steward
More Character Titles
Species

Human (not native to Gensokyo)

Age

At least over 27, unknown

Occupation

Bartender, Butler, waiter, Disco dancing

Location

Outside World (Twilight Bar Room)

Music Themes
Appearances
Official Games
Note: This article is part of the game Uwabami Breakers by the Doujin circle The Drinking Party.

Amakasu Barley Tenji (甘粕・バーレイ・天治 Amakasu Bārei Tenji) is an 80's dancer who loves to disco. He's currently employed at the Twilight Bar Room working as a Bartender and a butler, may also be a waiter, along with Tatsumi Hakkaisan. Isami Asama encounters Amakasu on the rooftop of the Twilight Bar Room (which is called the "Saturday Night Garden") on the final stage of Uwabami Breakers, since he's the final boss. He only shows himself to the highest class of customers.

Character Basis

Name

His full name is Amakasu Barley Tenji (甘粕・バーレイ・天治). (ama, "sweet") and (kasu, "lees") are essentially the waste product left over from brewing sake, which can be reused in the pickling process. 甘粕 (amakasu) then means something like "the sweet leftovers from brewing". Barley (バーレイ Bārei), being a middle name, is unusual in Japanese. It is a grain often used as a malt in the brewing process. The Egyptians made beer out of barley, and barleywine is still a fairly common alcohol. Lastly, (ten) means "heaven" and (ji) means "govern". This fits his role as a final boss who dances in the night sky after a long night of drunken carousing.

Design

Amakasu's design shows that he has an afro, a mustache and small round sunglasses, where he wears a black butler vest over a white shirt, adorned with a red bow tie and a thin red ribbon to each of his arms. He also has black trousers and brown shoes. He holds a bottle (wine bottle?) and a red cloth. All this waiter stuff would indicate why he's called a "steward" (執事 shitsuji) in his title, meaning he's also a butler as well as a dancer. Furthermore, he has a dark-skinned face but a light-skinned body.

Relationships

Isami begging for more money off Amakasu in the ending.
Rumi Arie & Tatsumi Hakkaisan

Rumi Arie is Amakasu's employer and Tatsumi Hakkaisan is his fellow employee.

Isami Asama

Isami Asama may be a possible rival to Amakasu. She is a customer of the Twilight Bar Room. In the ending, Isami was bleeding for more money off Amakasu so she could buy more drinks.

Spell Cards

Spellcards
Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 5
儀式「とりあえずピッチャー二つで」 Ritual "Anyway, You Take Two Pitchers, and ... " UB St. 3
おどり喰い「ダンシングオニオンフライ」 Dance and Eat "Dancing Onion Fry" UB St. 3
光物「ブリリアント〆サバ」 Shining Thing "Brilliant Shimesaba" UB St. 3
度数96「スピリタスの大銀河」 96% "The Great Galaxy of Spiritus" UB St. 3
酔生夢死「空飛ぶ呑んべぇのレムリア」 Drunken Life, Dreamy Death "Lemuria For the Flying Drunkard" UB St. 3
< [[../Touhou Project 3|Touhou Project 3]]   List of Spell Cards 

Additional Information

  • Amakasu has some strange abilities compared to other normal-acting characters in the game. He is able to spin his head 360 degrees non-stop and he's able to summon disco balls.
  • He's the only character in Uwabami Breakers to have his theme song officially composed by ZUN.
  • The name "Saturday Night Garden" is a reference to the American film Saturday Night Fever.
  • His favourite line is "You call that danmaku? That fight before was way worse, man". This could possibly mean that he, Rumi Arie and Tatsumi Hakkaisan may know that Gensokyo exists. Also, they use the Spell Card system that is only made for Gensokyo.

Fandom

Official Profiles

Uwabami Breakers - ZUN後書き.txt
○三面ボス 屋上のアフロ執事

 「甘粕・バーレイ・天治」(あまかす・ばーれい・てんじ)

 齢80にして最高のダンサー。
 彼の姿は最上級の客にしか見せる事はない。

 彼のダンスと料理は、黄昏酒場では既に伝説と化している。
 若さの秘訣はお酒とダンス。

 彼の口癖は
  「これが弾幕? 先の大戦の方が遙かに酷かったわい」

Stage 3 boss  The rooftop afro steward

Amakasu Barley Tenji

Was an incredible dancer in the 80s.
Only shows himself to the highest class of customers.

His dance and cuisine are already legendary in the Twilight Bar Room.
His secrets to youth are drink and dance.

His favorite line is
 "You call that danmaku? That fight before was way worse, man."

Official Sources

Official sources