"My time is almost here. This will probably be my final entry, but I have no regrets. For the sake keeping my promise to you, I was able to live myself." - Ranpa to Rinlan written in his diary

Ranpa is a character from Saiyuki Reload Episode 4, Final Promise. He is the childhood friend of Rinlan and the only youkai who was left in a village. He later went berserk and attemted to kill Rinlan.


Ranpa is a painter and the villagers were fond of his paintings. As well his childhood friend, who works as a pediatrician in the village, Rinlan. Nothing made Ranpa happier than to hear Rinlan say how she loves his paintings. He also promised to Rinlan that he will paint her as gift for her. When other of his kind grew savage and began to attack the humans. So then, he left the village and was scared that someday he will become savage like the other youkai. Then a doctor that time appeared at his door and said that he will help Ranpa. The doctor gave him a medicine that had no taste, but was supposed to very effective. Before the doctor left, he gave Ranpa a diary to write with it in order to prevent losing control, to must hold on his sense of self. So then, Ranpa decided to stay on the village secretly to fulfill his promises to Rinlan.


Ranpa's finished painting of Rinlan

Sanzo and Hakkai later came to Ranpa's house, which is almost being affected by the negative aura, after all. Ranpa, who got a wrong idea, plead not to kill him for his need to keep a promise since the painting was almost complete. Sanzo decided to leave when he remarked that he want to see the complete painting. Before Sanzo leave, Ranpa told him to take care of him if ever he went berserk already. The next morning, Ranpa, who went berserk, went to the village while carrying the finish painting. Ranpa was about to attack Rinlan, when Sanzo killed him, while there was a tears on Ranpa's eyes. Rinlan received the finish painting. For all that time, because of Rinlan, Ranpa was able to live as his self.

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