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Saiyuki Reload Blast Chara Info (2/2)

Gojyo and Hakkai character info pages from Reload Blast! Minekura Kazuya gives us stats like blood type, shoe size, even eyesight, as well as more fun tidbits like hobbies, habits, and what animal or thing they think the others would be.

Sanzo and Goku's pages are over here



Sha Gojyo【沙悟浄】
Birthday/Sign: November 9 (tentative)/Scorpio

Blood Type: B (tentative)

Age: 23 (almost 24)

Height/Weight/Shoe Size: (minus antennae) 184 cm [6’]/ 75 kg [165 lbs]/ 28.5 cm [conversion chart]

Hair Color/Eye Color/Eye Sight: Hair is crimson/ Eyes are also red/ Both eyes are about 1.5

Occupation/Post: Free worker. More precisely, unemployed. Previously he earned a living by gambling and being something like a pimp for women kept boy*, but then he and Hakkai took on requests from Sanzo as a part-time job.
*See this SotoNote for an explanation

Background: A “taboo child” born from the adulterous union of a human woman and a youkai man. He was caught up in his parents’ double suicide, but when he alone survived he was sent to live with his step mother. Throughout his childhood he endured ghastly abuse at her hand. His older half-brother Jien saved Gojyo when their mother tried to kill the boy, but Jien subsequently disappeared, unable to bear the sin of killing his own mother. Deprived of guardians, Gojyo became a street urchin, dirtying his hands in all manner of activities and growing up tough. He joined forces with fellow punk Banri, and the two made a living with gambling and crime. When Banri messed up and disappeared leaving Gojyo alone, he picked up by chance a sinner with guts hanging out. Thanks to that he met a blunt, rotten monk and a little monkey with a big appetite, and the sinner even transformed into a housewife and began living with him. Gojyo’s free-wheeling lifestyle was taken from him, and he was even forced to go to the West with everyone else, but recently he’s started to give in, saying, “Eh, I guess it’s okay.” <-We’re here now

Family Structure: Parents and step-mother are deceased. Met his estranged brother on opposite sides of a battle. One best friend he rooms with.

Licenses/Qualifications/Special Skills: Not a one. He has the crimson hair and eyes that mark a taboo child, and whether it’s because his human blood is too strong or he lacks something essentially youkai, he doesn’t really have anything you could call youkai power. His body itself is rather more hearty than a normal humans’, and even if he abuses it he won’t die.

Weapons: “Shakujo”, classified as a treasure. He controls its chain with his will.

Nicknames: “Pervy Kappa”, although he’s not actually a kappa youkai. But, he is perverted. “Red Roach” because those are antennae no matter how you look at them, and because he doesn’t die easily.

Special Techniques: ......jokes. Sorry, I can’t think of anything... He lived by gambling so he’s good at betting,and his thinking processes are surprisingly fast. He heals faster than humans (but for some reason the scars on his cheek that his mother gave him just won’t disappear). The rumor that he can use his antennae like sensors or dowsing rods is an urban legend. By the way, I keep calling them antennae, but they’re really just wayward strands of hair.

Personality: He obliquely puts on airs, but he’s surprisingly caring and a worry wart. He’s distrusting of people and very cautious, but around people he’s close to he’s quick to express emotion and in the end accepts it with a shrug. He has a habit of touching people and being touched, and being attentive to them (enough so that they get annoyed).

Hobbies: Women and liquor. He hates detail-oriented jobs, so even if you were to leave a jigsaw puzzle in his room, he’d ignore it without a single glance.

Habits/Common Phrases: Habits -> Shrugging one shoulder. Clicking his tongue or tapping out nonsense rhythms with his fingertips. Whistling. Common Phrases -> “Whaaat?!” “Ain’t it?”* “What’s that mean?” “Idiot”
* Like Goku’s “jan ka” and “jan yo”, Gojyo’s “Janee?” is something like a suffix and needs the preceding words to be properly translated.

Favorite/Least Favorite Foods: He likes alcohol and foods that go with sake. He likes bitter things. Foods that go with beer, like ramen, yakiniku, gyoza, etc. He also likes seafood. He’s okay with vinegar, but he can’t handle sour things like pickled plums or lemons. Sweets too, he’ll eat them but he doesn’t particularly like them. Sweet bean paste especially is strange and he can’t handle it.

Favorite/Least Favorite Things: He likes cigarettes and booze and beautiful women. He likes smoking so much that he’d rather die than be forced to quit. He doesn’t mind crowded places either.
He dislikes people with no self-confidence and people who can’t read the situation. Psychic phenomena. He also can’t stand slimy creatures like slugs. Water or food that doesn’t sit well with him.

Favorite/Least Favorite Seasons: (I haven’t really thought about it, but) I’d say he likes Summer and Winter. He likes crackling heat and freezing cold. Spring and Autumn are sort of half-assed and boring.

Favorite Color: Red. Previously he didn’t like it, but lately he’s come to see it as his personal color.

How He Spends Free Days: He’s unemployed, so every day is a holiday (laughs). He spends them like usual.

Specialty Dishes: Hodgepodge ramen. Hodgepodge fried rice. Messy stir fry. He has a bit of experience in the kitchen, but he’s okay eating cup noodles every day.

Things He Likes/Dislikes About Himself: He likes the bad parts about himself, in a good way. What he likes about his body are his prided long legs and his tight ass... Okay, he likes all of himself. He doesn’t really dislike anything. But if he had to pick, it would be that his stomach is weak and can’t handle all sorts of food.

Things He Likes/Dislikes About Companions: He likes...... uh, that he doesn’t need to worry about them? He doesn’t like... that they’re all guys. That sometimes they get mistaken for a group of four gay guys.

Favorite Pastime: He’s been obsessed with darts lately... But when he told the others about how amusing darts were, they joined in, so it’s something they always play together.

Current and Future Desires: His own free time. A lifestyle without “that seductive woman was a trap” scenarios.

Favorite Animal: He says “I hate animals; they’re dirty and stinky”, but he’s the type that if you get him with one, he’ll bond with them more than anyone else does.

If His Companions Were Animals/Things: Goku -> Monkey, Sanzo -> Fox, Hakkai -> Tanuki*
* I’m pretty sure everyone knows about those mythical raccoon dogs, I just had to laugh because Gojyo compared Hakkai to an animal famous for its huge scrotum XD

First Impressions of Companions: “Are his guts hanging out?” “Monk cosplay...?” “What a brat”




Cho Hakkai 【猪八戒】
Birthday/Sign: September 21 (tentative)/Virgo

Blood Type: AB (tentative)

Age: 23 (almost 24)

Height/Weight/Shoe Size: About 180 cm [about 5’11”]/ 73 kg [160 lbs]/ 28 cm [conversion chart]

Hair Color/Eye Color/Eye Sight: Hair is dark brown/ Eyes are green/ Right eye (fake, but optic nerve is connected) is 0.08, left eye is 0.8

Occupation/Post: Because he is a high criminal, he is under Genjo Sanzo’s guard. Other than being a home tutor, he takes on requests from Sanzo. A so-called freeter. And currently a charismatic housewife.

Background: Real name Cho Gonou. He has an estranged older twin sister. His parents divorced when he was young. He was temporarily in his mother’s custody, but was abandoned and raised in an orphanage, where he became completely distrustful of people. At 16 he attended a boarding college on recommendation, where he was reunited with his twin sister Kanan. They began a forbidden love affair and began living together, but while he was out on his tutoring job, Kanan was abducted by Hyakugan Maoh. Driven by rage, he murdered a huge number of youkai before finally finding his lover, only to witness her suicide and be transformed into a youkai by his insanity. As he lay dying, he was randomly picked up by Gojyo, and after many twists and turns he became a companion to the blond monk and little monkey who came after him for his many sins. He preserves his skills as the original housewife, so much so that it’s whispered that he reluctantly became the moving force behind the Sanzo Ikkou. To which he says, “That’s not true, ahahaha” <-We’re here now.

Family Structure: It’s unknown whether his parents are dead or alive, and his twin sister committed suicide. His roommate is an unemployed pervy kappa.

Licenses/Qualifications/Special Skills: He has a number two driver’s license. Other than that, he also has several qualifying licenses for things from teaching to lock picking. He could make a living doing anything. The cuffs on his left ear are youkai power limiters, and when they are removed he transforms into a youkai. He can control the vine pattern that then covers his body as though it were a living creature.

Weapons: None in particular. He somehow learned by mimicking the all-purpose qigong that he uses as a flight tool and in healing.

Nicknames: None in particular. By the way, the false name “Hakkai” comes from “cardinal sin” and refers to the fact that he was a heathen as an infant.

Special Techniques: His driving is rather violent but his skills are quite high. He is a diligent man talented at all household chores. He’s skilled and ends up “doing as he sees” for most things. He’s good at betting and even Gojyo, who made a living off of gambling, often loses. He’s observant and good at drawing, but he draws too many lines and the result is uniquely unsettling.

Personality: Basically he dislikes fighting and is a calm, personable man. However, things he cannot stand face unforgiving, scathing remarks delivered with a smile. Also, whether it’s because he’s thinking of destruction or because he has nerves of steel, he gets colder as he becomes more serious. On the surface he’s stubborn and hates to lose, but he has a surprisingly passionate side and sometimes says and does macho things that don’t match up with his appearance or manner.

Hobbies: Surprisingly he has many hobbies, and wants to challenge himself right away with whatever he takes an interest in. If you were to leave a jigsaw puzzle in his room, he’d be the type to have finished it before you knew it, and put it in a frame on the wall.

Habits/Common Phrases: Habits -> He smiles like a mirror. He moves his index finger when he speaks. When he really laughs, his eyebrows form a 八 [hachi, eight] character. Phrases -> “Ahahahaha”. Sometimes it seems like he purposefully puts a heart mark or a musical note at the end.

Favorite/Least Favorite Foods: He tries to eat everything without saying he likes or dislikes it, so even his companions don’t really know what he likes. But he quite likes pork. He refuses low-quality foods with a smile.

Favorite/Least Favorite Things: He likes laundry weather. Reading. Shopping. Driving. Bathing. Health exercises. Convenience magazines. TV shopping shows. He also likes stretching exercises. He’s the most flexible of the Ikkou.
He dislikes rain. Many-legged bugs. Noise so loud he can’t hear conversation. Strongly biased people. Overly confident people. Stains that won’t come out despite washing.

Favorite/Least Favorite Seasons: Surprising as it is, he likes Summer. He likes the feeling of not being able to think for the heat. He dislikes... rainy season. Not only does he not like rain, but he dislikes the smell that clothes hung out to dry get.

Favorite Color: Greens. He also favors strangely patterned items, which garners strange looks from those around him.

How He Spends Free Days: There are no holidays in housekeeping. On the days he doesn’t work, he spends part of his time indulging his interests, and trying new recipes. He reads while stewing foods on low heat for long periods of time.

Specialty Dishes: He’s good a Japanese food, Western food, Chinese food, anything, but because the people he feeds have unsophisticated pallets, he usually ends up making simple but plentiful foods or strongly flavored foods, so every day he wishes for a real response to his cooking skills. I digress, but he absolutely cannot stand a dirty kitchen.

Things He Likes/Dislikes About Himself: He likes his palms. The body upon which is written his many hardships. The fact that he doesn’t like to lose.
He doesn’t like... the fact that he doesn’t like to lose (laughs). The fact that he isn’t very accommodating. His habit of smiling. His body that’s prone to getting fat if he doesn’t watch out. His hair is surprisingly unruly, and it springs up when he wakes in the morning.

Things He Likes/Dislikes About Companions: He likes that they don’t fuss too much, but look out for each other as needed. He doesn’t like that they know everything about him, good and bad. Sometimes he sighs when he realizes that they’re all hopelessly useless members of society.

Favorite Pastime: Soaking in the tub with a book and jasmine tea... Is he a celebrity? What is he?

Current and Future Desires: The newest possible map, and a car navigation unit. A Dyson vacuum cleaner. The newest model. And the vegetable garden he’s been talking about for ages.

Favorite Animal: His favorite is Jeep. He likes all animals fundamentally. For some reason, animals are entranced by him and listen to whatever he says (it’s as scary as the pied piper of Hamelin).

If His Companions Were Animals/Things: Sanzo -> King Protea, Goku -> Sunflower, Gojyo -> Cluster Amaryllis

First Impressions of Companions: “So flashy”, “So flashy”, “So energetic”

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kansouame
Aug. 12th, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC)
YAY!! This is wonderful! Still can't thank you enough for translating these for use. thank you!!! ♥

I want a Dyson too Hakkai!!! LOL
sharpeslass
Aug. 13th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)
me too.... And he must really be laughing in your icon, because his eyebrows in that picture are nearly making the kanji for "8".
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whymzycal
Aug. 12th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
This is so great! So many questions answered -- thank you!
konnyakuhonyaku
Aug. 17th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
You're welcome (^_^)
darknightrain
Aug. 12th, 2010 10:59 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, thank you so much, this was such a fun read.
konnyakuhonyaku
Aug. 17th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
I giggled so much while translating it (^_^)
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konnyakuhonyaku
Aug. 17th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
Sunflowers! (my favorite flower, so fitting for Goku)
smillaraaq
Aug. 12th, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh, this is brilliant, thanks so much!

He likes laundry weather...Stains that won’t come out despite washing...Not only does he not like rain, but he dislikes the smell that clothes hung out to dry get.

OH, HAKKAI. <3 I was always convinced he had to be extremely picky about The Right Way To Do Laundry! *giggles madly* And I am also so unsurprised to hear that his hair is unruly -- he's such a neat-freak that I've long suspected that his hair being such a giant cowlick meant it was defying all efforts to make it behave.

I'm very curious, though -- on Gojyo's entry, I've seen that "something like a pimp for women" mentioned before, and it's so hard to picture him as a literal pimp. What word is she using there? I wonder if it's a case like 紐 where the shades of meaning can blur together pimp/gigolo/kept boy/etc. as all being men who depend on women for money?
sharpeslass
Aug. 13th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
I had the same thought about "pimp." He doesn't seem like a calous user of women... in that way. (Pimps are really awful people). I was also leaning toward it meaning more like a boy-toy...
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avierra
Aug. 13th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
This is awesome thanks. I was laughing so hard at Gojyo comparing Hakkai to a tanuki, and Hakkai liking pork as his favorite dish.

I also love that he compares Gojyo to a cluster amaryllis, that's really interesting. They are very beautiful and exotic, and surprisingly delicate looking.
smillaraaq
Aug. 13th, 2010 12:24 am (UTC)
I also love that he compares Gojyo to a cluster amaryllis, that's really interesting. They are very beautiful and exotic, and surprisingly delicate looking.

And they even have antennae! *melts*
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jinxaire
Aug. 13th, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
These are wonderful! I especially love Hakkai's answers, so entertaining! :D


Thank you so much for sharing! ♥ ♥ ♥
sharpeslass
Aug. 13th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)
Everytime I get more insight into Hakkai's mind/personality I love him more. I want to appreciate his cooking, buy him that vacuum cleaner and make him a happy young man. (I wonder if his parents are still alive....)

Thanks for the awesome translations!!
despina_moon
Aug. 13th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)
Hakkai as the housewife. *snort*

And Gojyo loves his long legs and tight ass. Bwahaha. I love that guy.

Hakkai wants a Dyson. OMG. This is awesome.

Thank you so much for bringing us this great information.
rachel_reicheru
Aug. 13th, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
thank you soooo much :D wonderful translations :)
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lawless523
Aug. 13th, 2010 01:05 am (UTC)
Thank you for this. If Gojyo doesn't want them to be thought of as four gay guys, he needs to stop admiring his tight ass.

Just saying.
avierra
Aug. 13th, 2010 01:11 am (UTC)
LOL I was thinking that too. >_>
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chomiji
Aug. 13th, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)

This was so much fun! Thanks!

kirathaune
Aug. 13th, 2010 03:46 am (UTC)
These are awesome! Thank you for sharing this!
nanfoodle
Aug. 13th, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)
I'd really like to know how Gojyo's parent's killed themselves so I can know how exactly how it was that he survived it...

Thanks so much for translating! ♥
kisarazumama
Aug. 14th, 2010 05:32 am (UTC)
Well, it was a double suicide. Since their intent was to join each other in death and not to, say, burn down the house, I imagine something direct like bullets or poison was involved. I don't think she means "caught up in" the suicide directly, so much as "affected by".

{..When I first read that I had nightmares about Gojyo being the one to find the bodies, but I believe he was already living with Jien and Nameless Demon Stepmom by then, so only heard about it second-hand. Thank gods.)

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