Strange Creators of Outer World/Who's Who of Humans & Youkai in Gensokyo/Rin Kaenbyou

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幻想郷人妖名鑑
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Who's Who of Humans & Youkai in Gensokyo
Rin Kaenbyou
火焔猫燐(かえんびょう・りん)は火車という妖怪だ。本人は自身の長い名前を嫌ってお燐と呼ばせている。「地霊殿」4面では猫の姿で中ボスとして登場し、5面でようやく正体を明かす。「地霊殿」という物語では、地上に沸き出た怨霊の謎を追って主人公が地下世界を冒険していくが、その怨霊を間欠泉に混ぜ込んだのが彼女である。怨霊はお燐から地上の妖怪たちへ向けてのSOSサインだったのだ。 Rin Kaenbyou is a type of yokai known as a "kasha", though she prefers to be called "Orin" since she hates how long her actual name is. She appeared as the stage 4 midboss of Subterranean Animism in the form of a cat before revealing her true identity in stage 5. The story of Subterranean Animism is that the heroine went to explore the underground in order to investigate the mystery surrounding the vengeful spirits appearing on the surface world. Said vengeful spirits were Orin's SOS signal to the yokai above ground.
火車 Kasha
どこからともなくやってきて、死体を運び去ってしまう妖怪が火車だ。ふと目を離したすきに、愛用の手押し車で死体を持ち去ってしまう。持って行った死体に何かをするというわけではなく、火車は人間の死体をとっていくらしい。当然、生きている人間に対して積極的に危害を加えるような性質は持ち合わせていない。というか死体になっていない人間には特に興味がない。また、埋葬されてしまった死体にも興味は無くなるらしい。 The kasha is a type of yokai who appears out of nowhere and carries away corpses. If you were to look away, the kasha will suddenly carry the corpse away with their favorite wheelbarrows. It seems that the kasha prefer taking human corpses, though they don't really do anything to those corpses. They don't have any particular interest in people who are dead, nor do they have much interest in corpses that are properly buried.
お燐は死体や霊全般と会話による意思疎通ができる。そのため普段は灼熱地獄跡でさとりの手伝いとして怨霊の管理をしているのだ。怨霊は話したがりでお燐に懐いているらしい。 Orin is capable of understanding and communicating with dead bodies and spirits in general, therefore, she's usually helping Satori by managing the vengeful spirits that lurk within the Remains of Blazing Hell. It seems that the vengeful spirits have become attached to Orin and enjoy talking with her.
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ここから先は動物パラダイスです(笑)。本能的に忌避されている死体のイメージと、死を怖がらない動物キャラっていう設定は地獄っぽいのかなぁと。無邪気なキャラクターが死体を操るって、救いようのない嫌な感じが出ませんかね? ダーク一色というよりも、ポップでダークなキャラです。 Up ahead is animal paradise (laugh). I feel like we instinctively avoid corpses, so I thought maybe an animal character who wasn't afraid of death would fit right into Hell. Doesn't an innocent character who manipulates corpses just feel so hopelessly unpleasant? But more than dark, it's pop dark. A pop dark character.

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