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Biwa Hoshi Kyuyaku Megami Tensei

Biwa Hoshi as he appears in Kyuyaku Megami Tensei

Biwa Hoshi (ビワほうし?) is a demon in the series.


Meaning "lute priest", Biwa Hoshi were traveling performers in Japanese history. They earned their income by reciting vocal literature while playing biwa music. Often blind, they adopted the shaved heads and robes common to Buddhist monks. It likely originated from China and India, where these kind of performers were once common in the past. They became famous for narrating. Before the narrated literature, they were entertainers and ritual performers. They took on a broad range of roles, including poetry and song, plague prevention, and spiritual purification. Japanese folklore connects them to ghosts through their pacifying of wronged spirits.



Megami Tensei IIEdit

Biwa Hoshi Megaten 2
Race Level HP MP
Haunt 24 171 0
Formations CP Macca Item Drops
96 96 Luminous Sword
Stamina Intelligence Attack Agility Defense Luck
14 13 7 6 8 4
List of Skills

Kyūyaku Megami TenseiEdit

Megami Tensei IIEdit

Biwa Hoshi Kyuyaku Megami Tensei
Race Level HP MP CP NOA
Haunt 24 172 - - 1
Vitality Intellect Strength Speed Luck Def
14 13 7 6 8 4
Exp Macca MAG Item Drops
65 36 Luminous Sword
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Sing Extra Puts all foes to sleep
Glare Extra Damage + Paralyze one enemy

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