Genshin Impact 1.5 Livestream ended with a new, at the same time, “not so new” face of a chibi character called Yae Guuji, who showcased official concept art for the six different locations of the upcoming region Inazuma.

Yae Guuji looks a lot similar to miHoYo’s previous game Honkai Impact’s playable character Yae Sakura. And, since the Genshin Impact Livestreams are always hosted by chibi version of playable characters from Genshin Impact. Many of the Genshin Impact enthusiasts speculated that Yae Sakura is coming soon as a playable character. 

Why Yae Sakura will be coming soon?

Yae Guuji Genshin Impact
Image Via miHoYo

There is no doubt that Genshin Impact and Honkai Impact are different leaves from the Tree of Void. The same is already confirmed by Honkai Impact‘s main writer. Moreover, in Honkai Impact 4.2 PV trailer we can even spot Dvalin on a computer screen. This shows how both games are co-related to one another.

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Genshin Impact 1.5 Livestream just gave away the name and a chibi version of the character that looks similar to Yae Sakura. But, that alone sheds light on details used to draw a comparison between the two characters. 

Image Via miHoYo

The Inazuma region of Genshin Impact is based in Japan. The name Yae Guuji is Japanese, where Guuji means High Priest. Moreover, Yae Sakura from Honkai Impact was also from Japan. There are a lot of similarities between the two characters. Here are some major ones. 

  • Yae Sakura’s Stigmata looks similar to the Inazuma region, Electro Archon emblem.
  • The two share the same characters for their surname, Yae.
  • They are both associated with a shrine.
  • Yae Sakura is of Japanese origin, and Inazuma is Japanese-themed.
  • They are both voiced by Du Mingya in Chinese.
  • They have a very similar appearance, including long pink hair and purple eyes.


Now that you know the similarities between the two characters, Yae Sakura and Yae Guuji. You might be convinced that Yae Sakura will be coming soon in Genshin Impact. However, there are already leaks and official references that suggest that Yae Guuji is not Yae Sakura, but, a relative and a member of the Yae family.

So, there is no chance that both characters are the same person. However, we can say that Yae Guuji who shares similarities with Yae Sakura will be coming soon in Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact is a free to play gacha-based role-playing game currently available on PC, PS4, Android, and iOS.

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