Lirin Infobox 001
Kanji 【李厘】
Race Youkai
Gender Female
Height 138 cm (4'6")
Weight 43 kg (94.8 lb)
Hair Reddish Orange (in Gensoumaden)
Blonde (in Reload)
Eye Color Green (in Gensoumaden)
Indigo (in Reload)
Relatives Gyumaoh - Father
Gyokumen Koushu - Mother
Kougaiji - half-brother
Status Alive
Manga Debut Sai.Vol 1, ch. 00
Anime Debut Saiyuki Ep. 05
Seiyuu Morota Kaoru (茂呂田かおる)
(in Saiyuki)
Kawakami Tomoko (川上 とも子)
(in Sai R. & Sai R Gun.)
English Hilary Haag (in Saiyuki)
Cindy Robinson (in Sai R. & Sai R Gun.)
Skills Stamina
Martial Arts
"Little Lirin Fire Balls"
Is good at Fire sorcery


Lirin is Gyumaoh and Gyokumen's daughter. She first appears with Kougaiji and his other close acquaintanceship, Yaone and Dokugakuji. She ran away to pick a fight with the Sanzo ikkou that was giving her older brother such a hard time.



When she first appeared in front of the Sanzo ikkou she defeated the large crustacean-like shikigami easily. She then turned on the Sanzo ikkou and demanded that they hand over the Maten Scripture. Sanzo manages to subdue her easily, simply handing her a meat bun and telling her to eat. Then Kougaiji and Yaone and Dokugakuji showed up. After frighting with the other members of the Sanzo party, and the defeat of a larger crustacean-like shikigami, Lirin and her friends went home claiming they would be back for the scripture later.

After that, Lirin ran away from Houtou Castle many times, most of the time to search for the Sanzo ikkou herself or just to escape the boring strong hold. Yaone was put incharge of her, but Lirin never stayed in one spot very long.

Lirin Saiyuki 001

Professor Hwang observing Lirin during experiments.

When Kougaiji and Dokugakuji went to the desert in search of the Uten scripture, Yaone and Lirin were left behind again. While her brother was gone Lirin went into the room where Kougaiji's mother's shrine was. There, Yaone and Lirin talked about Kougaiji's mother and Lirin asked if Yaone thought that Kougaiji's mother could love her too, since she already was aware that her mother did not. Yaone assured her that Kougaiji's mother would love her, how could she not when Yaone and Kougaiji loved her so much.

But the happy moment did not last for long. The scientist working of the Gyumaoh protect, specifically Dr. Ni and Professor Hwang subdued Yaone and took Lirin to start their experiments. Lirin was physically necessary for reviving Gyumaoh. Yaone could do nothing to save her and when Kougaiji came back with Dokugakuji, being seriously thrashed by the Seiten Taisei while the were in the desert, Lirin's rescue was put on hold completely.

Saiyuki Reload

Lirin Reload Anime 001

Lirin's rescue; Saiyuki Reload Gunlock ep. 06

When Kougaiji finally reappeared in front of his comrades, he had been brainwashed and was in no position to rescue his sister yet again. After confronting the Sanzo Ikkou in Saiyuki Reload he was able to break free of the mind control and regain himself. After that they (Kougaiji, Yaone, and Dokugakuji) raced back to Houtou Castle to save the demon princess. She was experimented upon, however, Kougaiji managed to free her. The half-siblings, together with the ever faithful Dokugakuji and Yaone, set out on their own journey to wrestle the sutra from the Sanzo Ikkou.

Saiyuki Reload Blast

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