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 (李厘 Ririn) is the young energetic Youkai Princess. She is the daughter of the Ox-King Gyumaoh and one of his mistresses, Lady Gyokumen Koushu. Her older half-brother, Kougaiji, loves her dearly despite the fact she is a constant reminder of his father's infidelity to his wife and Kou's mother, Ratsetsunyo. She is part of Kougaiji's group that challenges the Sanzo Party and demanded that they hand over the Maten Sutra


Lirin is overall like a female version of Son Goku, at least as far as personality, though she's far more naive than even him. She is happy-go-lucky, always smiling; but despite her comparative youth and voluptuous figure she is still a powerful fighter. She deeply admires her older half-brother, Kougaiji, and feels a much stronger allegiance with him than with her mother, Lady Kyoshu. Although she likes fighting, she's also extremely friendly. Lirin is highly skilled at hand-to-hand combat, but she isn't very smart and is easily distracted; a running gag is that Sanzo "defeats" her just by tossing her a meat bun. Kougaiji is also used to this tactic, diverting her from her assistance by promising to bring her back food from his trip. When Kougaiji's group fights Sanzo's group, she's usually seen on Sanzo's shoulders. Sanzo views her as another monkey, like Son Goku.


Lirin Gensoumaden 001
Lirin appears as a young demon woman in her teens. She has wavy long hair that is tied back into a ponytail with a small bell attached to the tie.  Depending on the media, her colour scheme changes. In Kazuya Minekura's official art, Lirin appears with light blonde hair and purple eyes, and these colours follow through in Saiyuki Reload , albeit her hair is a darker shade of brown.  In Gensomaden , her hair is orange and her eyes bright green.

One of the only things that never changes about Lirin is her abnormally ample breast. Her wardrobe varies somewhat as well.  In official art and Reload, her clothing is a pale yellow crop-top with red trimming on the collar and hem, and trousers of a similar shade to her top with the right pantleg ripped off, but the left reveals it has darker trim at the bottom, and brown combat boots.  She completes the outfit with fingerless gloves the same colour and trim as her outfit.  In Gensomaden, her top is a brighter yellow with purple trim, the trousers white, and her boots teal.   The gloves follow her top's colour scheme, and her wrap is green. Befitting of a demon, she has long, pointed ear, slitted pupils, and her demonic birthmarks are two dark red claw marks over her right cheek, opposite of her brother Kougaiji .


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Lirin & her Oniichan

Kougaiji - Lirin loves her older half-brother Kougaiji. She’s always insulting her brother, and Kougaiji cannot answer and just sulk. She often calls him a softy. She usually escaped on Yaone and run into Sanzo party in order to get the Maten Sutra for his brother. She doesn’t want to rely on her brother anymore. She used to bug her brother to go with him battling with the Sanzo party, but Kougaiji is also used to this tactic, diverting her from her assistance by promising to bring her back food from his trip.

Yaone - She is Lirin’s babysitter. Lirin used to escape from her in order to play with the Sanzo party. Lirin consider her as a family even Dokugakuji.

Gyokumen Koushu - She is the mother of Lirin. They are not even close and Lirin didn’t receive any love from her. Although Lirin’s wanted to felt a love of a mother, her warm feelings are far away from Lady Gyokumen. In fact, Lirin doesn’t trust her at all.


Lirin doesn't carry any sort of weapon, but she possess some youkai fire magic like her brother (anime only), Kougaiji. She has an energetic body and an abundance of fighting spirit. She has the strength to hit a knock-out with her bare hands and is much stronger than her brother. She has the habit of naming her attack--mostly after herself--like chopping (Lirin Chop!), punches (Lirin Punch!) and kicking (Lirin Kick!). Her fire attack are no different: Little Lirin Fireballs! As with other members of Kougaiji's inner circle, she has a foil in the Sanzo-ikkou that she naturally trends towards fighting: in this case Son Goku; both of them are short, loud, boisterous, strong, and enjoying of a good scrap.

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