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Kishin Douji Zenki Volume 1 - Chapter 1.1
Kishin Douji Zenki Episode 1
Saki Enno is a character from the Kishin Douji Zenki series. She is an elderly human woman with greyish violett hair, violett eyes, a priest robe and exorcism beads.
Saki is Chiaki's grandmother and a 53rd generation decendant of Ozunu Enno. The abbot Jukai is Saki's brother. She works as a shrine maiden and exorcist. Saki is very calm and wise and often acts as a mentor to Chiaki.
In Volume 1 Chapter 2.1 of the Manga it is also stated that Jukai is younger than Saki, as she refers to him as her little brother.
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Saki first appears as an ordinary shrine maiden, who lives in the Enno Shrine with her granddaugther Chiaki. When Nekomaru and Inumaru break the seal on a Hyouinomi, get transformed into the two headed monster Sairousaiko and attack Saki and her granddaugther, Saki tells Chiaki to use the Bracelet of Protection. As Chiaki uses the bracelet to protect herself and her grandmother, she unseals Zenki, who then proceeds to fight the monster.
Saki Enno makes her first appearance at the beginning of chapter 1.1, where she is seen doing a presentation to teach Chiaki a history lesson about Ozunu Enno and Zenki.
Chiaki (as a little girl) can be seen, staring at the flames, as grandmother Saki chimes with her exorcism utensils and Ozunu's floating head appears in the fireplace.
As this happens, Saki says the following: "Chiaki! Be inspired with awe... He is Japan's greatest bodhisattva, Ozunu Enno!"
Afterwards, Zenki's silhoutte can be seen running along a rough path at great velocity, as grandmother Saki tells Chiaki about how Ozunu is able to "teach demons how to confront and fight the evils of" our world.
Then she introduces Zenki, who can be seen tearing apart a Hyouijuu with his bare hands. Afterwards, Ozunu is seen floating in mid-air in the background, while Zenki can be seen smiling and laughing the foreground.
Afterwards, the scene cuts back to the Enno Shrine's main room, showing Saki sitting in front of the fireplace and the figure of Ozunu transforming into Chiaki.
This gravely surprises Saki, who calls out in shock.
Afterwards, her presentation ends and she bows to master Ozunu. Saki turns around and now faces Chiaki.
The little girl sits the and squeals in excitement, as grandmother Saki winks at her and shows her Zenki's sepulcher, which is a rock containing Zenki and shows a rough outline of him holding the Diamond Axe.
Saki then gives the Bracelet of Protection to Chiaki. Chiaki is positively surprise and her grandmother pets little Chiaki's head and tells her about the use and importance of the bracelet. Then, she teaches her how to perform the spell to unseal Zenki and gives Chiaki a good luck charm.
Chiaki wonders, if she's really going to become Zenki's new master and Saki gives her a thumbsup. Afterwards, a cheerful little Chiaki can be seen in the foreground, while the background features the Enno Shrine at night.
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(all cited excerpts in this section were taken from Goki's English translation of Volume 1)
Grandmother Saki left on her life journey when Chiaki was still little, so she wasn't there when Zenki reawakened. It wasn't until 10 years later that they were reunited, during Inugami Saga, and Saki's group of comrades that consists of many renowned priests across the country later contributed their talents in the elimination of Hyouinomi.
Up until that time, she can only be seen in flashbacks, as for example in Volume 1 where Chiaki and Jukai have memories of her.
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She only appears in the second SNES game Kishin Douji Zenki 2 - Den Ei Rai Bu.
Saki's ingame role is remniscent of her anime appearance, as Den Ei Rai Bu is heavily based on the time travel episodes of the anime's late Karuma ark episodes.
While she is exclusive to the game's cutscenes and thus a minor character, Saki appears very frequently and is known for sharing wise words with Zenki and Chiaki.