YuugenMagan

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YuugenMagan
Yuugen Magan
YuugenMagan
Sprite of YuugenMagan in Highly Responsive to Prayers
EvilEyes
More Character Titles
Location

Somewhere within Makai, possibly near its gate

Music Themes
Appearances
Official Games

YuugenMagan is a being that Reimu Hakurei encounters in Makai in the PC-98 game Highly Responsive to Prayers after entering through the gate. Like the other characters in the game, there is no information regarding this enemy.

Character Basis

Name

Like most characters in the Highly Responsive to Prayers, YuugenMagan doesn't have an official kanji and its name is written in Romanised characters. It is assumed to be written as "幽玄魔眼" or "幽幻魔眼". Generally, Magan (魔眼) indicates the same concept of the "evil eye" (literally magical/demon's eye). If "yuugen" was interpreted as 幽玄, it means "recondite/subtle/profound/etc" or indicates the concept of the traditional Japanese aesthetics similar to that of Elegant in English. Likely a coincidence, the kanji exists on the theme title "Eternal Dream ~ Mystical Maple (幽玄の槭樹).

幽幻 is not a legit established term in Japanese, so if it was interpreted as this, it's likely to come from Yuugen doushi (幽幻道士) (original title 殭屍小子): a horror action comedy movie made in Taiwan starring a Jiang Shi as the heroine. Likely a coincidence, the kanji exists on the theme title "Eastern Record of the Sealing of a Demon ~ A Phantom's Boisterous Dance" (東方封魔録 ~ 幽幻乱舞)

Design

Shown on its sprite, YuuganMagan is a hovering set of five independently-moving eyes, connected by electricity and surrounded by strange markings. If you look at the center, you can almost see a character in a kimono in the area where YuugenMagan's "energy" meets. It can be suggested that this is its source.

Relationships

Shinki

Shinki is the creator of Makai and everything within it. In light of this, Shinki may also have created YuugenMagan.

Additional Information

  • YuugenMagan's stage boss has the most hit boxes in the series that affects the same health bar, coming second would be the Prismriver Sisters in Perfect Cherry Blossom.
  • YuugenMagan and Mima share the same theme, called "Angel's Legend".
  • The kanji "" appears in the background during the battle, which means "wicked" or "evil".
  • Byakuren Hijiri's Lotus Butterfly seems to act similar in appearance (and in two or three attack patterns) to YuugenMagan.

Fandom

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