Shou Amanomori

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雨杏 宵あまのもり しょう
Shou Amanomori
a̠ma̠no̞mo̞ɾi ɕʲo̞ː
Shou Amanomori
Character Titles
Walking Lubricant
Species Sea Slug youkai
Abilities Inducing rain
Location Unlost Woods
Music Themes
  • ずるべた海索麺 ~ Act_the_FOOL_HAHAHA (EMS)
  • アクト・ザ・フール ~ HAHAHA (BPoHC)

Shou Amanomori (雨杏 宵, Amanomori Shou) is a childish slug youkai who is friends with Jun Amanomiya. Living in the Unlost Woods of Mugenri, they are the second stage boss of Earthen Miraculous Sword and Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle, the second and fourth game of the Len'en Project respectively.

General Information[edit]


Their personality is somewhat childish, and they often throw tantrums in an attempt to make it rain. They often go around with Jun Amanomiya, because Jun is a rain youkai and Shou can induce their own ability on Jun as they please.

Because they are a slug youkai, they have many of the characteristics of a slug. If you throw salt on them, they'll get a little bigger, but then they'll die. The tracks they leave when walking around barefoot are slimy and purple. Despite that, they're still essentially a bug and are often regarded as such by other characters.


Inducing rain

As a slug youkai, they enjoy rain and water, but they themself are unable to make it rain. Because of that, they live near people who do have power over rain. Jun Amanomiya can cause rain even though they hate it, so it's implied that during those times, they're under Shou's ability.

Background Information[edit]


Shou is based on sea slugs, specifically, the sea hare (anaspidea). They are called amefurashi (雨虎/雨降) in Japanese, which translates to "rain tiger" or "rainfall", named so as it was believed that sea hares could bring rain, as referenced in Shou's ability. Their eggs are called umisoumen or umizoumen (海素麺), lit. sea soumen, due to their noodle-like appearance and were eaten in times of famine, although they are rarely eaten in Japan nowadays as they are not very delicious and food poisoning is common. Nowadays, umisoumen typically refers to red algae, which is a completely separate organism. Nevertheless, this was referenced in Shou's theme, "Slimy Umizoumen ~ Act the FOOL HAHAHA".


Their full name is Shou Amanomori (雨杏 宵). Their given name, Shou (), means "evening". Their family name, 雨杏 (Amanomori), contains the kanji 雨 (ama), meaning rain, and 杏 (mori), meaning apricot.


Shou is short in height and has short green hair. They dress in white and brown clothing, and their hat contains numerous slug-shaped ornaments. Their eyes are grey in Earthen Miraculous Sword, but green in Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle, to which JynX states that "It's the difference between caramel flavor and basil flavor" as an excuse.[1]


Earthen Miraculous Sword
Shou in EMS

After Jun is defeated and humilliated by the heroes, Shou vows to avenge their fallen friend and decides to ambush the heroes in the Unlost Woods.

Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle

Shou's reason for attacking the protagonists varies in function of which team is selected.

Shou quickly faces the trio, asking them what kind of harm they have done to Jun again. Tsubakura claims they don't recall, but regardless, Shou attempts to avenge Jun, but is quickly defeated.

Shou tells the imperial trio how they have been told that if they defeat someone, they would be rewarded a slug slave. Fumikado tells them that they'll 'give them a hundred' only to get told by Iyozane they don't have that many at their disposition. Shou decides then to challenge the three in a fight so they can get their slug, only to get swiftly defeated.


Jun Amanomiya

Jun Amanomiya, a rain youkai, is Shou's best friend. Shou stays close to them, because as a slug-youkai, they love rain. Everytime Jun gets attacked for no reason, Shou goes to take revenge on the attackers.

Spell Cards[edit]

Spell Cards
Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 13
海身「雨波貝ストリート」 Ocean Body "Ubagai Street"[a] EMS St. 2: E/N
貝載砲「青柳コロンビヤード」 Seashell Cannon "Green Willow Columbiad"[b] EMS St. 2: H/U
滑牌「雨だれ石を穿つ」 Mucus Card "Rain Drops Wear Away the Stone"[c] EMS
St. 2: E
St. 2: E/N
滑牌「雨垂れ石を穿つ」 Mucus Card "Raindrops Wear Away the Stone"[d] EMS St. 2: N
垂牌「雨垂れ石を穿てるのか?」 Dripping Card "Do Raindrops Wear Away the Stone?" EMS
St. 2: H
St. 2: H
ヌメ牌「雨垂れじゃ石は穿てない」 Slimy Card "Raindrops don't Wear Away Stones" EMS
St. 2: U
St. 2: U
発生「雨後の筍」 Growth "Bamboo Shoots After the Rain" EMS
St. 2: E/N
St. 2: E/N
筍争「畑から竹、藪から姫」 Bamboo Shoot Battle "Bamboo from the Field, Princess from the Grove" EMS
St. 2: H/U
St. 2: H/U
呼声「雨を偽る者」 Calling Voice "One who Fakes the Rain" EMS St. 2: E/N
響声「雨乞小町」 Echoing Voice "Amagoi Komachi"[e] EMS St. 2: H/U
滑走「スラグクロスロード」 Slinking "Slug Crossroad" EMS
St. 2: E/N
St. 2: E/N
「ナメクジスクランブル」 "Slug Scramble" EMS
St. 2: H
St. 2: H / Upgrade
「ナメナメスクランブルー」 "Slippery Scramble" EMS
St. 2: U
St. 2: U


  1. Ubagai is a type of clam.
  2. Columbiad is a kind of cannon that was often used by the American army for coastal defense during the 19th century.
  3. This is a Japanese expression which is equivalent to the English phrase "slow but steady wins the race". Fitting for a slug.
  4. The name of this card is almost identical to the Easy mode version, but the spelling is slightly different.
  5. Amagoi Komachi (literally Pray for Rain Komachi) is a legend about the poet Ono no Komachi, in which she writes a poem that brings down rain.


Official Sources[edit]

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