Shien Gensoumaden 001
Kanji 【紫炎】
Race God
Gender Male
Hair Silver Green
Status Deceased
Manga Debut Sai. Gaiden Vol. 02, intro
Anime Debut Saiyuki Ep. 26
Seiyuu Yanaka Hiroshi (家中 宏)
English Spike Spencer
Skills Arts of War
Martial Arts
Weapons Twin Whips reinforces with Chi

Shien (紫炎) is one of Homura's allies during the second half of the Gensoumaden Saiyuki anime series. In the manga, Shien makes only a brief appearance in Saiyuki Gaiden.

Personality  Though he has a collected and refined exterior, he's racked by the guilt of following corrupt orders several years ago. In battle he is fierce, slaying the opponent with his twin 'Light Whips.' Despite this, he nearly always lets the Sanzo party live when he fights them. He wears a hair tie which later turns out to be a power limiter.



Before joining Homura

He was previously working under the War Prince Nataku, and wonders what Nataku saw in the human world, after the fight with Gyumaoh, as Nataku told him he wanted to stay longer. A celebration is held every year when he descends to view the scenery Nataku seemed to be most fond of. 

Homura's Arc


Homura -

Xenon -

Nataku -

Weapons & Abilities

He wields a pair of light whips that are generated by his own chi. He demonstrates complete mastery of his weapons, being capable of deflecting Lirin's fireball barrage and shredding her clothes from several feet away with only the shockwaves emitted from swinging his whip. His chi whips are even capable of cutting apart Gojyo's Shakujo. He also withstood a large explosion caused by Yaone's mine trap, which left a massive crater in the forest, without injury. When he unties his hair(his hair band acting as a power limiter), he can swing his whips with such speed and force, they generate destructive waves of qigong.