Kagerou Imaizumi

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(いま) (いずみ)   (かげ) (ろう)
Kagerou Imaizumi
imaizɯmʲi kageɽoː
Kagerou
The Bamboo Forest's Loup-Garou
More Character Titles
Species

Werewolf[1]

Abilities

Can transform into a wolf on the night of the full moon

Location

Bamboo Forest of the Lost

Music Themes
Appearances
Official Games
Print Works
"You've come to exterminate me, haven't you?"Kagerou Imaizumi (Double Dealing Character Stage 3)


Kagerou Imaizumi (今泉 影狼 Imaizumi Kagerou) is a werewolf who lives in the Bamboo Forest of the Lost.

General Information

Like Keine Kamishirasawa and her were-hakutaku transformation, Kagerou acquires some characteristics of a wolf during a full moon, but she also has the ability to turn into an actual wolf (as demonstrated during her spell cards). To be exact, she is a were-Honshu wolf. The Honshu wolf is a species of wolf that has gone extinct in the outside world.

Personality

She is said to have a calm personality and a calmer demeanor than one would expect from a werewolf. Also, she lives quietly and hates becoming hairy in full moon nights. This calmness is not lost when she transforms. [2]

Abilities

Transforming into a wolf

In full moon nights, she transforms in a wolf, becoming hairy and stronger. It is unknown if she suffers other changes.

Character Design

Name

Her first name Kagerou (影狼) literally means "Shadow Wolf". It is also homophonous to the word Kagerou (陽炎), which means the shimmering of hot air, which refers to the Honshu wolf species' state of extinction. Her surname, Imaizumi (今泉), is a reference to the Japanese zoologist Yoshinori Imaizumi (今泉吉典), who first researched the Honshu wolf. It's spelled with the characters for "now" and "spring".

Design

Kagerou has hip-length dark auburn hair and red eyes. She has two wolf ears, her nails are long and claw-like, and there appears to be black fur poking out from under her sleeves. She wears a long-sleeved dress with a design based on the Hanafuda card for Pampas Grass and the Full Moon; the red on the dress represents the red sky, the white represents the moon, and the black hash-patterned trim at the bottom represents the hill of pampas grass. At the neck of her dress is a red amulet or brooch. A long, loose piece of black fabric goes around the back of her neck and rests on her shoulders; it appears to be fastened at the front by the amulet/brooch.

As shown in Wild and Horned Hermit, she seems to keep the same appearance, including her animal ears, even without the full moon.[3]

Appearances

Games

Double Dealing Character
Kagerou's sprite in DDC
Kagerou's wolf form sprite in DDC

When the Miracle Mallet's power floods into Gensokyo, Kagerou becomes aggressive and attacks the heroine as they fly through the Bamboo Forest of the Lost. After the incident is resolved, she calms back down.

Spin-offs

Impossible Spell Card

Presumably from hearing or seeing a wanted sign about the mischief-making amanojaku Seija Kijin, Kagerou appears to be one of the many youkai that tries to capture her. She uses spell cards that are considered impossible to dodge, and forces Seija to make use of different tools.

Literature

Alternative Facts in Eastern Utopia

Aya Shameimaru informs about a new game created by Kagerou called "Are you a human?", which consists in a moderator who selects randomly a "human" who will have to fake being a youkai. The other players have to "eat" who they think is the human. Kagerou claimed that the owner of Kourindou show her the game when she asked him for advice to chat with people.

Relationships

Wakasagihime

Kagerou knows Wakasagihime thanks to the Grassroots Youkai Network, where she seems to know Wakasagihime's general personality. Kagerou stated that she once tried to eat Wakasagihime by mistake.[4]

Minor Relationships

Rinnosuke Morichika

Rinnosuke teaches Kagerou about a game called "Are you a human?" when she asks Rinnosuke for an advice to have someone to chat in her free time.

Gallery

Illustrations

Spell Cards

Spell Cards
Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 9
牙符「月下の犬歯」 Fang Sign "Moonlit Canine Teeth" DDC St. 3: H/L
変身「トライアングルファング」 Transformation "Triangle Fang" DDC St. 3: E/N
変身「スターファング」 Transformation "Star Fang" DDC St. 3: H/L
咆哮「ストレンジロア」 Roar "Strange Roar" DDC St. 3: E/N
咆哮「満月の遠吠え」 Roar "Full Moon Howling" DDC St. 3: H/L
狼符「スターリングパウンス」 Wolf Sign "Star Ring Pounce" DDC St. 3: E/N
天狼「ハイスピードパウンス」 Sirius "High-Speed Pounce" DDC
GoU
St. 3: H/L
満月「フルムーンロア」 Full Moon "Full Moon Roar" ISC St. 3
狼牙「血に餓えたウルフファング」 Wolf Fang "Bloodthirsty Wolf Fang" ISC
GoU
St. 3

Additional Information

  • She's the first werewolf in a remotely traditional sense to appear in the series.
    • She has a serious dislike of how hairy she'd get on a full moon, making her normally far less aggressive than most werewolves.

Fandom

Official Profiles

Double Dealing Character trial - omake.txt
Kagerou DDC ○3面ボス  竹林のルーガルー

  今泉 影狼(いまいずみ かげろう)

  種族:狼女
  能力:満月の夜に狼に変身する程度の能力

  落ち着いた性格の持ち主。
  それは狼に変身しても冷静さを失わなかった。

  迷いの竹林には月の住人が屋敷を構えている為か、
  月に関係する妖怪が多くいるようだ。
  彼女もその一人である。

  ちなみに、外の世界では絶滅したニホンオオカミ女である。

  満月の日は毛深くなるのが気になるようで
  肌をかくし、ひっそりと暮していた。

  それが、何故か今回は暴れていたのが霊夢の耳に届き、
  退治された。

Stage 3 Boss - The Bamboo Forest's Loup-Garou

Kagerou Imaizumi

Species: Wolf-woman
Ability: Ability to transform into a wolf on the night of the full moon

A person with a calm personality.
Even when she transforms into a wolf, her composure isn't lost.

It seems that there are many youkai related to the moon in the Bamboo Forest of the Lost,
perhaps because people from the moon built a mansion there.
She is one of those youkai.

By the way, she is a were-Honshu wolf, a species extinct in the outside world.

She lives quietly, hiding her skin as if concerned
that she'll turn all hairy on the night of the full moon.

This time, she began to go berserk for some reason; this reached Reimu's ears,
and she was exterminated.

Kagerou DDC ○3面ボス  竹林のルーガルー

  今泉 影狼(いまいずみ かげろう)

  種族:狼女
  能力:満月の夜に狼に変身する程度の能力

  落ち着いた性格の持ち主。
  それは狼に変身しても冷静さを失わなかった。

  迷いの竹林には月の住人が屋敷を構えている為か、
  月に関係する妖怪が多くいるようだ。
  彼女もその一人である。

  ちなみに、外の世界では絶滅したニホンオオカミ女である。

  満月の日は毛深くなるのが気になるようで
  肌をかくし、ひっそりと暮していた。

  打ち出の小槌の魔力に冒され、凶暴になっていたところ霊夢達に
  成敗された。

  今はもう大人しい。

Stage 3 Boss - The Bamboo Forest's Loup-Garou

Kagerou Imaizumi

Species: Wolf-woman
Ability: Ability to transform into a wolf on the night of the full moon

A person with a calm personality.
Even when she transforms into a wolf, her composure isn't lost.

It seems that there are many youkai related to the moon in the Bamboo Forest of the Lost,
perhaps because people from the moon built a mansion there.
She is one of those youkai.

By the way, she is a were-Honshu wolf, a species extinct in the outside world.

She lives quietly, hiding her skin as if concerned
that she'll turn all hairy on the night of the full moon.

She was affected by the Miracle Mallet's magic power, became ferocious,
and was punished by Reimu and company.

She's behaving herself once again by now.

Official Sources

Official sources

References

  1. Kagerou is specifically referred to as a "wolf woman" (狼女), with the term itself being derived from the Japanese localization of the movie "Wolfman" (狼男).
  2. Double Dealing Character - Kagerou's Profile
  3. Wild and Horned Hermit - Chapter 20
  4. Double Dealing Character: Marisa B's Scenario