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十六夜 咲夜
Sakuya Izayoi
Sakuya Izayoi
Alter Scheint zwischen 16 und 20 Jahren alt zu sein
Spezies Mensch
Fähigkeiten Manipulation der Zeit, perfekter Umgang mit Messern
Tätigkeit Maid
Offizielle Spiele:

Sakuya Izayoi (十六夜 咲夜) ist mit Sicherheit eine der geheimnistvollsten Charaktere, obgleich sie in so vielen Spielen auftaucht. Sakuya Izayoi ist die oberste Maid der Scarlet Devil Mansion. Sie arbeitet für ihre Herrin Remilia Scarlet und ist offenbar der einzige Mensch, der in der Mansion lebt oder arbeitet. Sie hat die Macht, die Zeit anzuhalten. Wie bekannt ist, plaziert sie dann Messer mitten in der Luft und lässt die Zeit wieder vergehen, um die Messer auf ihr Ziel zufliegen zu lassen. Die Zeit anzuhalten ist zudem noch sehr nützlich, um viel Hausarbeit in einer kurzen Zeit zu erledigen. Da fast alle, die in der Mansion leben oder arbeiten, Maids sind, bedeutet die Oberste zu sein, dass es wenig Leute gibt, die mehr Autorität innehaben als Sakuya. Während Embodiment of Scarlet Devil versucht Sakuya die Protagonistin davon abzuhalten, ihre Herrin zu erreichen, der sie sehr loyal gegenüber ist; sie versagt allerdings. Später, in Perfect Cherry Blossom, kann Sakuya mehr von ihrme Charakter zeigen, wenngleich ihr Hauptgrund, das Problem zu lösen, ist, dass der verspätete Frühling auch sie beeinflusst. Während der Ereignisse in SWR wird sie zunächst von Remilia beauftragt, mögliche Verdächtige für das seltsame Wetter zu finden. Nachdem Remilia allerdings der "Verhöre" überdrüssig wird, befiehlt sie Sakuya, selbst den Schuldigen zu finden und sich um ihn zu kümmern. Nachdem sie das getan hat, erzählt Sakuya Reimu, wo sie den Schuldigen finden kann, und hilft später mit, den bereits zum zweiten Mal zerstörten Schrein wieder aufzubauen.



Izayoi bedeutet "sechzehnte Nacht", also die Nacht nach Vollmond. Sakuya bedeutet "blühende Nacht". Laut Perfect Memento ist Sakuya Izayoi wahrscheinlich nicht ihr wahrer Name, sondern nur ein Name, den ihr Remilia gab. Ihr wahrer Name ist unbekannt.


In Phantasmagoria of Flower View hat sie dunkelblaue Augen, silbernes Haar, lange Zöpfe auf beiden Seiten des Gesichts mit grünen Schleifen am Ende und trägt viele Messer mit sich herum. Ihre Kleidung sind ein rosafarbenes und dunkelblaues französisches Dienstmädchenoutfit mit langen Ärmeln und ein weißes Dienstmädchen-Stirnband. Römische Zahlen von eins bis zwölf zieren unten ihre Schürze. Ihr alternatives Outfit ist dunkelrot statt dunkelblau In Imperishable Night und den Tasofro-Teilen trägt sie das gleiche Outfit wie in Phantasmagoria of Flower View, nur hat sie kurze Ärmel und keine Ziffern auf der Schürze. In Perfect Cherry Blossom trägt sie ebenfalls dasselbe Outfit wie in Touhou 9, nur ist kein Text auf der Schürze und das Outfit hat blaue, lange Ärmel. Zudem trägt sie einen roten Schal. Auch ihr erstes Outfit aus Embodiment of Scarlet Devil ähnelt sehr stark dem aus Touhou 9. Allerdings hat sie klare, rote Augen, kurze Ärmel und der Satz "Red magic" (dt. rote Magie) ist auf ihren linken Ärmel gestickt.

General Information[Bearbeiten]

Sakuya first appeared as the fifth stage boss of Embodiment of Scarlet Devil. Afterwards, she has become a recurring playable character in various games and has been a secondary character in various manga. She has titles such as "The Maid of the Scarlet Devil Mansion" and "Perfect and Elegant Maid".

She essentially takes the position of managing the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Her height is "high"; she is taller than Reimu Hakurei and Alice Margatroid but about the same height as Yukari Yakumo and Hong Meiling.[1] She was not born in Gensokyo, and the name "Sakuya Izayoi" was given to her by Remilia Scarlet.[1] In Perfect Memento in Strict Sense, Akyuu guessed that she might have originally been a vampire hunter.

Personality & Age[Bearbeiten]

Sakuya tends to be a little spacy, but it's unknown if its just an act. Her behaviour is that of an easy going person and, although her personality can be seen as perfectly elegant, she possesses a little deviation that she is extra cautious about: inability to eat hot foods. From the dictionary, elegance means "refined, graceful". Refined means "cultured in manners and taste, as well as appearance" and Graceful means "sensible, sophisticated, neat, and without filth". She uses humble speech to her mistress Remilia Scarlet and friend Patchouli Knowledge, and uses less formal speech to other people.

As for her age, ZUN directly stated that "she plays the role of a human maid about 10 to 20 years old"[2] and "perhaps she is a character in her early teens[3], and in Perfect Memento in Strict Sense, according to Hieda no Akyuu, "she claims to be in her late teens", but acts with the mannerisms of someone and the level of her ability seems like that of a human that's been living for more than a hundred years. According to a quote from Remilia Scarlet and Sakuya's ending in Imperishable Night (Good Ending #3), Sakuya has been working at the Scarlet Devil Mansion for so long, Remilia doesn't feel it fitting to call her human. With a comment like that, it seems safe enough to assume she has been at the Scarlet Devil Mansion for an extremely long time.


Manipulating time

Sakuya possesses the ability to manipulate time, where she's able to control the flow of time, such as speeding up time, slowing it down, erasing it, and stopping time altogether. She can also compress the flow of time to make both past and future to exist at the same time, making the same object from different timelines be in many places simultaneously[4][5].The extend of her ability let her not only control the time of the place in which she is, but can influence the flow of time of a person, a specific object or even a small zone if she so desires, such as stopping the time of an object and thus affecting the space, making it stand still on thin air or creating time suspension fields where everything inside them will be affected by her ability; she can also accelerate or decelerate the movement of objects from slowed down speed to incredibly high speed, to even reaching the speed of light, making it move at tremendous speed. However, as it is difficult to reverse events that have already occurred, and since she is not able to return broken things to how they were originally even if she reversed time, in reality, it is not possible to reverse time.[6][7] However, she is able to do things to the extent of moving things back to where they were originally.[6] She has shown the ability to erase time of an object from a respective timeline; such as erasing bullets of the present and then the future, making them non-existent.

She is also able to manipulate space,[6][8] and can narrow or lengthen it: she made the Scarlet Devil Mansion, which was originally spacious, even more abundantly spacious, and furthermore just like this she cleans alone. ZUN also said that "Manipulation of Time" is synonymous with "Manipulation of Space" (as it's well-known space and time are related as a 4-dimensional Lorentzian space within a pseudo-Riemannian manifold). By manipulating space-time, Sakuya is able to create parallel universes to some degree of extend, allowing her to make another Sakuya appear in front of her, which will execute a different action to that of the original, and thus creating a time paradox.

According to Perfect Memento in Strict Sense, the power to control time is a power that a human can possibly have, but isn't acquired just from just training. In the games, using this ability, she scatters an infinite quantity of knives. To disclose the secret of this trick, she stops time and assiduously collects the knives.

Hieda no Akyuu believes Sakuya has managed to live so long while still looking like a teenager by manipulating time. It's true that Sakuya can increase the speed at which something ages, such as making bamboo flowers bloom instantly in Marisa's A ending of Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, even though this would normally take sixty years. It seems safe enough to assume she can decelerate aging for a specific object, too.


As the head maid, she oversees all the fairy maids as the only human maid. The other maids have many perks to their jobs and rarely choose to leave (even though they are not paid or given vacations); however, they are nearly useless and most of the work is done by Sakuya alone, which would be impossible if she didn't stop or slow time. She shops at the Human Village, but she is cold toward other humans and has no friends there. However, ever since Remilia Scarlet was beaten by the heroine of Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Sakuya has begun opening herself up more.

At the time of Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, she merely worked at the Scarlet Devil Mansion in return for food. Continuing in Imperishable Night, she did not worry at all about the clothing, food or housing and felt satisfied.[9] Meanwhile, she is utterly devoted to her mistress.[10] She's constantly seeking out new varieties of tea flavours for Remilia to try, as shown in several official works. For example, she mentions in Phantasmagoria of Flower View that with so many flowers around, she can make as much tea and as many pastries as she wants. (Flowers have often been used to provide flavouring for tea, especially in the past, and are still the basis of jasmine tea.)

Theoretically, Sakuya is the fifth character to serve as a maid in the Touhou Project. The other maid characters are Ruukoto, Mugetsu, Yumeko and Alice Margatroid. However, due to the fact that Mugetsu is probably not a maid, Sakuya would be the fourth maid in the Touhou Project.


Sakuya placing her knifes, as illustrated in The Grimoire of Marisa.

She possesses a great amount of silver[6][10] throwing knives and is skilled at handling them, and with only her ability to manipulate time[11], she is skilled in conjuring knives from nowhere.[6][12][13]

Her throwing range is said to be 20 ken (about 36 meters or 39.8 yards) and has the accuracy such that she is able to strike an apple on the forehead of a fairy. A portion of her throwing-knife ability is within her cooking ability and therefore is very skilled at cooking as well.[12] She also is able to conjure knives in battle as danmaku as well. In the games, despite Sakuya showing to make knives appear mysteriously when time is stopped, her artwork in The Grimoire of Marisa shows that she's placing the knives physically.


ZUN has stated in his e-mails that Sakuya is not her real name and that she is not from Gensokyo. According to her profile in Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, her power to control time distanced her from humans, and she eventually gave up trying to be friendly with them.

It is unknown how she came to work for the Scarlet Devil Mansion.

Alternative Outfits[Bearbeiten]

Her alternative outfit in Immaterial and Missing Power and Scarlet Weather Rhapsody is mainly light blue with a white apron and her hair is light green. In Phantasmagoria of Flower View, her outfit is mainly dark red instead of dark blue.

Mystery and Theory[Bearbeiten]

Vorlage:Theories Summary Hieda no Akyuu states there are several theories regarding Sakuya's origins and/or behaviour (including she is a homunculus, a zombie, or an eccentric).[6]

Sakuya's Species[Bearbeiten]

ZUN's E-mails has referred to her as human, as do most of her official profiles. In Perfect Memento in Strict Sense, Hieda no Akyuu considers Sakuya as a human, but wonders if she is not actually from Gensokyo, but perhaps one of many other worlds including Higan, the Netherworld, the Lunar Capital, and the outside world. Reimu Hakurei questions her humanity in Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, but throughout the series Sakuya insists and refers to herself as a human very often. Perfect Memento in Strict Sense states her ability to control time is an extremely powerful ability for a human to possess. Sakuya doesn't seem to react abnormally regarding to either the Lunarians from the Moon or the Moon itself in any official work, nor does any "alien" in regards to Sakuya. For example, Watatsuki no Yorihime doesn't show any recognition of her.

In relation to Sakuya's eyes been red

In Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, and possibly Immaterial and Missing Power and Scarlet Weather Rhapsody's spell cards, there are parts when her eyes become red. In Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, it may possibly be due to the Scarlet Mist Incident, but it was inferred that those were to manipulate the eyes of insanity. In Imperishable Night, at the scene where Remilia Scarlet worried that Sakuya might become insane at the time Kaguya cast the light of the true full moon, even when Sakuya looked at the true full moon there did not seem to be any abnormality caused by the full moon. However, Imperishable Night's Good Ending #3 indicates Sakuya went a bit mad. Additionally, ZUN drew Sakuya with red eyes shortly after the release of IN, and answered a fan's question about her red eyes in the picture, stating that they should play through the game to understand. The implication here is that Sakuya did indeed go mad. That being said, Reimu Hakurei and Marisa Kirisame passed through seeing the moon just fine, although they had their own reasons as to why they don't become insane.

In relation to Konohana-Sakuyahime

ZUN has said that the contents of Touhou Bougetsushou contained a hint as for the reason why Eirin Yagokoro was surprised at seeing Sakuya. In Cage in Lunatic Runagate, there appeared another character with the same first name, Konohana-Sakuyahime. If Eirin is indeed Yagokoro Omoikane no Kami, or at least related Omoikane, Eirin would know Konohana-Sakuyahime since she is the husband of Ninigi-no-Mikoto, the nephew of Omoikane. Thus, the fact that Sakuya shares the same name as someone familiar like that would be a reason why Eirin would be surprised.

Since the two share the same first name though, there's a possibility that Sakuya is based off of Konohana-Sakuyahime or at least in some other way related. In the Kojiki, Konohana-Sakuyahime was written as "木花之佐久夜", where the "" corresponds to the "ya", therefore making every part of the name "Sakuya" with a basis in Konohana-Sakuyahime. Furthermore, there were tales related to Konohana-Sakuyahime where she can be seen to be controlling time like Sakuya, like the tale of the one-night pregnancy and the delivery in the middle of fire.

Vampire Hunter[Bearbeiten]

Sakuya being a vampire hunter is a theory that's the widely accepted by Akyuu, based on the fact that her silver knives are the same kind used to slay vampires and other demons. Silver is one of the prime weaknesses of vampires.

The theory that was said by Akyuu claims that long ago, a young vampire hunter was training herself, defeating smaller demons in an unknown location, but never had the chance to fight a vampire. Confident in her abilities, she decided to set out on a journey to slay vampires and ended up at the Scarlet Devil Mansion. There she saw Remilia Scarlet, who was surprisingly strong, and Remilia easily defeated her. However, Remilia wanted the girl's power for herself, so she spared her life and gave her a new name, which also gave her a completely opposite fate: Sakuya Izayoi. Sakuya then became the head maid of the Scarlet Devil Mansion before it was moved to Gensokyo. This may also have some relation to her species theory.

Human Cuisine[Bearbeiten]

Sakuya shown cooking in Oriental Sacred Place Chapter 15.

Sakuya's involvement in the human cuisine of the Scarlet Devil Mansion is unknown. All official details regarding this topic can be interpreted both ways. In other words, there exists neither confirmation nor denial that Sakuya prepares humans. The Scarlet Devil Mansion has humans to eat. While Sakuya has never been shown preparing humans, it's stated that all other maids in the mansion are practically useless and Sakuya is the one who does all the work. This heavily implies that she is involved in cooking as well since it's one of the biggest duties in a household.

Flandre Scarlet confesses to Marisa Kirisame in Embodiment of Scarlet Devil that she has no idea who prepares her human food, but doesn't think it's Remilia. Her profile confirms the pastries she eats are made from humans, but doesn't say who prepares the pastries. In Wild and Horned Hermit Chapter 11, Sakuya comments at the flower viewing party, "It's been a while since I've seen such seedy-looking food. I usually see steaks dripping with blood."

Music comments in Embodiment of Scarlet Devil by ZUN state that Remilia's tea is blood. In Strange and Bright Nature Deity, Sakuya asked Remilia if she thought her latest (not humans) tea tasted like blood. Also, Sakuya's ending in Immaterial and Missing Power mentions that tea time is usually "red tea".

Eiki Shiki lectures that Sakuya's sin is coldness towards humans, and Sakuya answered with "That would be because the only thing I touch humans with would be my cold steel." This particular conversation confirmed two things: (a) Sakuya generally doesn't try to be friends with humans, and (b) when she comes into contact with them, blades would be involved. The second piece of information could mean her knives in danmaku battles with Reimu and Marisa, or that she does cut humans during meal preparation.

Performing a Jack-the-Ripper-like act[Bearbeiten]

Sakuya's spell card names are all mostly like Illusion Sign "Killer Doll" that are dangerous and disturbing without limit. Moreover, in the preparing of tea and cake for Flandre Scarlet, humans are normally eaten, and since Sakuya does most of the cooking for the Scarlet Devil Mansion, it can be perceive to this as Remilia Scarlet having employed a Sakuya who has become accustomed to murdering people. There do seem to be things that are surely related to a character modelled off of Jack the Ripper.

Her cut-in image in Embodiment of Scarlet Devil has a knife holster attached above her left knee, that looks like it is most likely for a dagger than a throwing knife. This is probably a depiction from which one could guess that Sakuya is left-handed. However, there has been no official statement about her handedness so far. There are also theories for why the unidentified Jack the Ripper might be female (in which case, she would be called Jill the Ripper)[14][15].



Embodiment of the Scarlet Devil

During Embodiment of Scarlet Devil Sakuya attempts to prevent the heroine from reaching her mistress, but fails.

Sakuya is cleaning when Reimu interrupts her and demands Sakuya to bring her to her mistress. Sakuya refuses to put Remilia in danger and faces against Reimu.

Sakuya is cleaning when Marisa comes in and muses at Sakuya's maid position. Sakuya deadpans about Marisa's magician class and after a rather amusing discussion on Marisa "application", the ruse is uncovered and they fight.

Perfect Cherry Blossom

Later, during Perfect Cherry Blossom, Sakuya is able to show more of her true character, even if her main reason for trying to solve the problem is that the delayed Spring will affect her too. Sakuya wants no distractions and to quickly find the culprit, unfortunately for her, she gets into a full fledged adventure.

Imperishable Night

Remilia gets fed up at Sakuya's inability to catch her subtle hints to fix the Moon. Sakuya faithfully follows her disgruntled mistress into the night.

Phantasmagoria of Flower View

Sakuya wanders about but this time more for her inquiring nature rather than actually solving the incident.

Double Dealing Character

Sakuya discovers that some of her silver knives started acting up and have become independent. Meanwhile, youkai at the Misty Lake have been running a rampage, so Sakuya goes out to test her new knives.


Immaterial and Missing Power

Sakuya realizes the air is charged with some strange power and investigates on what could it be.

Shoot the Bullet

In Shoot the Bullet, Aya Shameimaru encountered Sakuya on stage 7 and took photos of her danmaku.

Scarlet Weather Rhapsody

During the events of Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, she is initially commanded by Remilia Scarlet to find possible suspects behind the strange weather. After Remilia grows tired of "questioning" suspects, she orders Sakuya to personally find and deal with the culprit. After doing so, Sakuya tells Reimu where to find the culprit, and latter helps to rebuild the Hakurei Shrine after it is destroyed for the second time.

Touhou Hisoutensoku

If connecting SWR with Touhou Hisoutensoku, then Sakuya can become a selectable character to play with, although she appears in no scenarios.

Hopeless Masquerade
Sakuya in HM

Sakuya appears as a background cameo in Hopeless Masquerade on the Hakurei Shrine stage. She standing with Remilia Scarlet and Patchouli Knowledge holding a tray with tea on it.

Impossible Spell Card

After apparently reading the newspaper by the tengu about a mischief-making amanojaku, she becomes one of the many strong youkai and humans to try and stop Seija Kijin. She uses spell cards that are considered impossible to dodge.


Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red
Main article: Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red/Sakuya
Sakuya as seen in Wild and Horned Hermit chapter 21

The article reports of Sakuya sneaking into Marisa Kirisame's house and stealing various objects with the intent of building a rocketship to travel to the moon. Sakuya explains her odd behavior by claiming she is only carrying out Remilia's request.

In the interview, Aya Shameimaru asks to speak to Remilia to find out why she wanted those items, but in stalling Sakuya, she is late in delivering tea to Patchouli Knowledge, who arrives to see what the hold-up is. Patchouli explains that they were going to use the items for a magic spell which would send them to the moon, but it ultimately proved useless in the end. The interview ends with Sakuya inviting Aya to join them for tea-time.

Wild and Horned Hermit

Remilia reacts to Reimu's new event of Mamemaki for Setsubun (an event where people throw beans to drive away the onis) and decides to make her own festival without the beanthrowing in which Sakuya aids with the preparation. Kasen learns that the vampire is also weak against beans and decides to pay them a visit in which Sakuya kindly welcomes her and tell her about the festival. After Reimu's change of mind, the Scarlet Devil Mansion cancels its own festival and sets up a sushi stand at the Hakurei Shrine.

Forbidden Scrollery

Sakuya goes to the Hakurei Shrine looking for Remilia's new pet, a supposed Tupai, which seems to have disappeared. Later, she goes along with Reimu to Suzunaan to research about the creature. After Hieda manages to capture it and reveal it was actually a Chupacabra, Sakuya returns it to the Scarlet Devil Mansion.


As a playable character in several games, Sakuya has met a large number of characters. Generally, she treats everyone with professional politeness fitting of a perfect and elegant maid, but youkai that get in her way while she is resolving incidents are coldly exterminated.

Residents of the Scarlet Devil Mansion[Bearbeiten]

Sakuya is loyal to Remilia Scarlet and serves her as the Head Maid without question, a servitude in which no one knows why either trust each other so much. She follows Remilia's requests even when she knows it won't work, such as catching Lily White to restore Spring in Strange and Bright Nature Deity, as requested by her mistress. When Remilia playfully criticizes Sakuya for her failure to catch spring, she takes it in good stride and doesn't disagree. She will also do things for Remilia which she won't even ask, like accompanying her in Imperishable Night and Immaterial and Missing Power (or trying to, in the latter case), or putting on a sleight-of-hand magic show for Remilia without warning in Curiosities of Lotus Asia. On occasion, she's more a babysitter than a maid. She chastises Remilia in her Scarlet Weather Rhapsody and Immaterial and Missing Power victory quotes for sneaking out food or playing around too much.

Hong Meiling is a fellow employee who she constantly pesters about her work productivity as shown in Immaterial and Missing Power and Touhou Hisoutensoku victory quotes. Meiling seems easily frightened when Sakuya shows even a slight bit of anger as shown in Strange and Bright Nature Deity. However, in Meiling's Touhou Hisoutensoku ending, when Meiling is found sleeping on the job, Sakuya takes Meiling inside because she is worried Meiling will get heatstroke.

She also serves Patchouli Knowledge since she rarely leaves her room. Sakuya has the highest authority as chief maid[6], yet Patchouli's rank is noticeably higher within the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Sakuya may also be serving her because Patchouli is Remilia's friend, though she does care for Patchouli personally. In Silent Sinner in Blue, she takes a private moment to watch and smile at Patchouli, who's blissfully unaware as she's researching a new magical breakthrough.

Koakuma is simply a fellow employee of the Scarlet Devil Mansion and presumably nothing more.

On top of serving Remilia, she presumably serves her younger sister Flandre Scarlet, who is usually not allowed out of Scarlet Devil Mansion due to her emotional instability. However, this is not stated, implied, or depicted in any official work. Someone prepares Flandre's food, which are humans prepared in the shape of pastries and other pleasant things, but it is never stated to be Sakuya.

As the head maid, Sakuya has precedence over all the other Fairy Maids of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. She is familiar with every each one and notices any abnormality such as the Three Fairies of Light dressing up as three of the maids. Due to the poor work productivity of the fairies, Sakuya presumably does most of the work. An advertisement in Bohemian Archive in Japanese Red states Sakuya interviews for recruiting, so she may have interviewed the majority (if not every) of fairy maids herself.

Marisa Kirisame[Bearbeiten]

Despite Marisa Kirisame's tendency to "borrow" books from the library, Sakuya has shown on a few occasions (mainly endings) to be quite friendly with Marisa, going so far as to serve her snacks and tea and hiding her from Patchouli. This may explain Patchouli's low "catness" rating in Immaterial and Missing Power.

Residents of Eientei[Bearbeiten]

From the events of Imperishable Night, Sakuya is one of the few people who know that Eirin Yagokoro and Kaguya Houraisan are from the moon, and presumably keeping it a secret. Eirin's profile states Eirin is surprised to see Sakuya, but only Eirin knows why. Sakuya has not shown any abnormal interactions or familiarity with Eirin that could hint at what this is (she was suspicious of Eirin during the rocket party in Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth, but so was everyone who knew Eirin was from the moon).

ZUN's only hint in regards to this can be seen above in the section about Konohana-Sakuyahime.

Minor Relationships[Bearbeiten]

Three Fairies of Light

Sakuya met them in an omake in Eastern and Little Nature Deity, where she stops their prank by throwing some knives at them. In Strange and Bright Nature Deity, at the mansion, she saw through their maid disguises but didn't say a word and let them stay. She eventually kicked them out (according to the fairies' conversation) or frightened them out by telling them if they don't work, they don't eat. Sakuya was smiling, so she may have been speaking as-a-matter-of-factly.Vorlage:Reference needed Later, when they're spying on Sakuya and others at the Hakurei Shrine, she sees them, revealing she can see through their abilities to hide themselves even though Reimu Hakurei and Marisa Kirisame cannot. She cheerfully invites them to join, but this only scares them into running away, which disappoints her.

Alice Margatroid

Ever since Perfect Cherry Blossom, Alice attacks Sakuya whenever either visit each other's house, and for no good reason. Sakuya says she's attacking in Immaterial and Missing Power to release stress. In Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, she says it's to punish Alice for intruding even after Alice has already left. In both cases, Alice thought it was a poor reason. In comparison, Marisa Kirisame and Youmu Konpaku don't even get into trouble when caught intruding in the mansion (in fact, they usually get tea, instead)[16].


Sakuya has trouble understanding why Cirno finds freezing frogs or flowers fun in Phantasmagoria of Flower View, but at least came to understand fairies' recklessness from watching Cirno fight in Touhou Hisoutensoku. Cirno does not want to be a fairy maid.



Spell Cards[Bearbeiten]

Additional Information[Bearbeiten]


Sakuya is one of the most popular characters in the Touhou Project. She sometimes appears to be an icon for the Touhou Project and has appeared in many fangames, mostly as a playable character or a boss, and in other fan-made anime and artwork. She is also a target for various memes and jokes.

Offizielle Profile[Bearbeiten]

Embodiment of Scarlet Devil - おまけ.txt

Sakuya Izayoi  ○紅魔館のメイド 

  十六夜 咲夜(いざよい・さくや)






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Maid der Scarlet Devil Mansion

Sakuya Izayoi

Fähigkeiten: Manipulation der Zeit

Boss der fünften Stage. Sie nimmt die Rolle einer menschlichen, ca. 10-20-jährigen Maid ein.

Ihre Kraft distanziert sie von der menschlichen Rasse. Sie versucht längst nicht mehr, sich wie ein Mensch benehmen. Ehre oder Macht interessieren sie nicht; Ihrer Ansicht nach ist es gut, die oberste Maid der Scarlet Devil Mansion zu sein, solange sie ihren Lebensunterhalt verdienen kann.

Sie ist die oberste Maid der Scarlet Devil Mansion und des Reinigungspersonals und nutzt bei der Arbeit immer ihre Macht, die Zeit anzuhalten. (Wenn sie putzt, während die Zeit angehalten ist, wirbelt der Staub nicht auf.)

Aufgrund der Natur der Hausherrin der Villa, ist es fraglich, ob sie in der Rolle einer Maid oder einer Babysitterin dient. Jedenfalls ist sie verantwortlich für die meisten Angelegenheiten im Haushalt.

Perfect Cherry Blossom - Manual

Sakuya Izayoi PCB ○紅魔館のメイド 十六夜 咲夜(いざよいさくや)




Maid der Scarlet Devil Mansion

Sakuya Izayoi

Die elegante Maid einer gewissen Villa. Sie hat die Fähigkeit, die Zeit zu kontrollieren. Gerissen und stark, hat im Kampf eigentlich keine Schwachpunkte, verträgt aber kein heißes Essen.

Da die Kunst des Messerwerfens ähnliche Fähigkeiten wie beim Kochen erfordert, ist Sakuya eine unheimlich gute Köchin. Ihr aktuelles Hobby ist das Zubereiten von chinesischen Köstlichkeiten mit erlesenen Zutaten. Um Geld zu sparen, verwendet sie die Messer die sie bereits geworfen hat wieder. Würde sie während eines Kampfes keine Messer mehr haben, würde sie einfach die Zeit anhalten und diese wieder aufsammeln.

Messerwerfen ist ihre Methode. Täuschen und Taschenspielertricks sind ihr Stolz.

Jedenfalls startet sie mit 4 Bomben. Das macht es einfach das Spiel durchzuspielen.

"Jack the Ripper" fixiert Feinde an bestimmten Winkeln vorm Spieler. Es hat geringere Kraft, aber ist eine sehr leicht einzusetzende Waffe. Andererseits haben die "Time Sign" Waffen eine sehr ungewöhnliche Bewegung. "Misdirection" winkelt die Schüsse in die Richtung an, in die der Spieler sich bewegt. Wenn der Spieler zu "Power Direction" wechselst, während es angewinkelt ist, stellt sich die Schussrichtung in die eigentliche Position ein. Die Bomben "Perfect Square" und "Private Square" sind beide sehr schwach, aber haben die längste Unverwundbarkeitszeit im Spiel. Außerdem sind sie die einzigen Bomben, die den Spieler schneller machen, wenn er sie benutzt. Der größte Unterschied ist: Gegnerische Schüsse stoppen während Bomben, sodass der Spieler gut graze sammeln kannst sowie die Tatsache, dass er Bonus-Items bekommst, wenn die Bombe beendet ist (und gewöhnliche Items dadurch den Wert eines Bonus-Items bekommen).Das heißt, je mehr man aufsammelt, desto mehr kann man mit ihren Waffen einen höheren Punktestand erzielen.

Perfect Cherry Blossom - キャラ設定.txt

Sakuya Izayoi  ○紅魔館のメイド

  十六夜 咲夜(いざよい さくや)







Maid der Scarlet Devil Mansion

Sakuya Izayoi

Ihre Hauptfähigkeit ist das Manipulieren der Zeit.

Sie ist eine Maid, die in der Scarlet Devil Mansion an den Ufern des Misty Lake ohne Lohn arbeitet.

Sie ist stets damit beschäftigt, die Villa zu putzen, die anderen Maids zu kommandieren, zu kochen und sich um ihre zu Herrin kümmern.

Die Villa ist unnötig groß und hat eintönige Farben, daher ist es schwer, die Sachen zu unterscheiden. Niemand würde es bemerken, wenn ein ungeladener Gast hereinspazieren würde und irgendwo unentdeckt in ein Loch fallen würde. Ebensowenig würde es auffallen, wenn besagter Gast entdeckt und entfernt worden wäre.

Irgendwie wirkt dieses scharlachrote Gebäude nicht als wäre es fehl am Platz, umrandet vom Grün von Gensokyo. Es steht einfach da, als hätte es schon immer da stehen sollen.

Selbst Sakuya hat, während sie hier lebt, das Gefühl, als würde die Zeit nicht vergehen. Das liegt aber natürlich nicht an ihrer Fähigkeit, die Zeit anzuhalten.

Immaterial and Missing Power - 上海アリス通信.txt

Sakuya Izayoi  ○完全で瀟洒な従者

  十六夜 咲夜(いざよいさくや)





Perfekte und elegante Dienerin

Sakuya Izayoi

Spezies: Mensch

Heimat: Scarlet Devil Mansion

Fähigkeiten: Das Kontrollieren der Zeit

Eine Maid, die in der Scarlet Devil Mansion arbeitet und lebt. Sie erledigt die Pflichten einer Maid perfekt: kochen, putzen, waschen, Babysitting, Messerwerfen, etc. Sie nimmt die Position der obersten Maid ein.

Ihre Persöhnlichkeit erscheint perfekt und elegant, aber manchmal zeigt sie eine eher weggetretene Seite. Die wahrscheinlichste Erklärung für ihre schnelle Arbeit ist, dass die die Zeit anhält, obwohl...

Sie ist außerdem auf physische Attacken spezialisiert. Wahrscheinlich sogar mehr als auf merkwürdige Tricks wie Danmaku. Das ist der Grund, warum sie Messer in ihrem Danmaku verwendet. Zudem mag sie Magie ohne Tricks, also bezieht sie sie aktiv in den Kampf mit ein. Ich kann mir nicht helfen, aber habe das Gefühl, diese Sache wirkt verdächtig.

Imperishable Night - Manual

Sakuya Izayoi IN  ○紅魔館のメイド 十六夜 咲夜(いざよいさくや)




Maid der Scarlet Devil Mansion

Sakuya Izayoi

Eine Maid, die einem Teufel dient.

Sie lebt in der Scarlet Devil Mansion. Außerdem kann sie die Zeit manipulieren. Sie ist die Oberste Maid der Scarlet Devil Mansion, aber aufgrund des Wesens ihrer Gebieterin ist sie fast die Chefin des Haushalts.
Sie ist ihrer Gebieterin völlig untergeben, schämt sich allerdings keineswegs ob ihrer Rolle als Dienerin; im Gegenteil, sie ist so unbeschwert, dass es schön ist ihr zuzuschauen. Manchmal ist sie ein wenig verwirrt, aber es ist unklar, ob sie das nur vortäuscht oder nicht. Jedenfalls ist sie eine ziemlich ernste Person.

Ihre Waffe ist das Wurfmesser. Da es schwer ist an Silber heranzukommen, sieht sie sich nach anderen Materialen um, die sie benutzen könnte.

Sie verbündet sich dieses mal mit Remilia.
Sie kann fokussierte Bewegungen nur einsetzen, wenn sie allein ist.
Sie hat einen sehr konvetionellen, unkomplizierten Schuss, also ist sie einfach zu benutzen.
Empfohlen für Leute, die jedes Item kriegen müssen.

Imperishable Night - キャラ設定.txt

Sakuya Izayoi IN  ○紅魔館のメイド

  十六夜 咲夜(いざよい さくや)
  Sakuya Izayoi




Maid der Scarlet Devil Mansion

Sakuya Izayoi

Spezies: Mensch

Fähigkeiten: Kann den Lauf der Zeit kontrollieren

Es gibt eine scharlachrote Villa an den Ufern von einem bestimmten See in Gensokyo. Sie arbeitet dort als Maid.

Wenn man eine Maid ist, muss man sich nicht um Kleidung, Essen oder Unterkunft kümmern, selbst wenn du man tief in den Bergen lebt. Sie ist ein Mensch, aber sowohl Menschen als auchYoukais schauen auf sie herab, da sie mit Teufeln zusammenwohnt. Trotzdem gibt es ein paar Menschen, die darüber hinwegsehen, und sie muss sich nie um ihre Lebensumstände sorgen. Sie kann sich kein besseres Leben vorstellen.

Phantasmagoria of Flower View - Manual

Sakuya Izayoi  ○完全で瀟洒なメイド 十六夜 咲夜(いざよいさくや)


Perfekte und elegante Maid

Sakuya Izayoi

Eine Maid, die einem Teufel dient.

Sie ist ein Mensch, der in der Scarlet Devil Mansion lebt. Sie hat die Fähigkeit die Zeit zu konstollieren. Obwohl ihr Charakter raffiniert ist, benimmt sie sich manchmal sorglos oder nur weggetreten.

Sie glaubt nicht, dass der Blumen-Zwischenfall irgendetwas schrecklich gefährliches ist.

Phantasmagoria of Flower View - キャラ設定.txt

Sakuya Izayoi  ○完全で瀟洒なメイド

  十六夜 咲夜(いざよい さくや)
  Izayoi Sakuya




Perfect and Elegant Maid

Sakuya Izayoi

Spezies: Mensch

Fähigkeiten: Manipulation der Zeit

Es gibt eine scharlachrote Villa auf dem Rand von einem See in Gensokyo. Sie arbeitet dort als Maid.

Sie hörte, dass irgendetwas passieren würde, also dachte sie, sie würde rausgehen und mal nachschauen; sie glaubte nicht besonders, dass irgendetwas gefähliches passierte wäre. Das ist auch warum niemand in der Scarlet Devil Mansion besonders aufgeregt über den Blumen Zwischenfall war.

Scarlet Weather Rhapsody - chara.html

Sakuya Izayoi  ○完全で瀟洒な従者

  十六夜 咲夜(いざよい さくや)







The Perfect and Elegant Maid

Sakuya Izayoi

Spezies: Mensch

Tätigkeit: Maid

Heimat: Scarlet Devil Mansion

Fähigkeiten: die Kraft die Zeit zu kontrollieren

Persöhnlichkeit: elegant, kenntnisreich, und raffiniert.

Wie auch immer, kann von Zeit zu Zeit überraschend leichtsinnig sein.

Double Dealing Character - キャラ設定.txt

Sakuya DDC  ○悪魔のメイド

  十六夜 咲夜(いざよい さくや)
  Izayoi Sakuya





The Devil's Maid

Sakuya Izayoi

Species: Human

Ability: Capable of manipulating time

The human head maid that lives in the Scarlet Devil Mansion.

Recently, she has obtained knives that will aim towards enemies by themselves.
Since this is much easier than throwing them herself, they're quite enjoyable.

Not long afterwards, rumors surfaced that youkai were acting rowdy at the Misty Lake near the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Sakuya goes to fight to try out her new knives.

Official Sources[Bearbeiten]


  1. 1,0 1,1 ZUN's E-mails
  2. Embodiment of Scarlet Devil: おまけ.txt
  3. インターネットラジオ「萎えラジDNA コミケット72直前スペシャル」(2007年8月11日放送)でのZUNの発言
  4. Imperishable Night - "Deflation World"
  5. The Grimoire of Marisa - Sakuya Izayoi's Spell Cards
  6. 6,0 6,1 6,2 6,3 6,4 6,5 6,6 Referenzfehler: Es ist ein ungültiger <ref>-Tag vorhanden: Für die Referenz namens PMiSSSakuya wurde kein Text angegeben.
  7. Curiosities of Lotus Asia: Chapter 4–5
  8. ZUN's reply to messages on the former Gensou Bulletin Board 2
  9. Imperishable Night: キャラ設定.txt
  10. 10,0 10,1 Imperishable Night: Manual
  11. ZUN's reply to messages on the former Gensou Bulletin Board 1
  12. 12,0 12,1 Perfect Cherry Blossom: Manual
  13. Immaterial and Missing Power: 上海アリス通信.txt
  14. Jill the Ripper
  15. Was Jack the Ripper a Woman?
  16. Cage in Lunatic Runagate Chapter 7
  17. Immaterial and Missing Power Sakuya's Scenario: "Too bad. I don't believe in gods."

Zusätzliche Informationen[Bearbeiten]