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Y-Y-Y-You weren't scared of me, so I wanted to get out gently, but... O-O-Ohh... You're like this now... I'm sorry... Amen, amen... T-T-There's your prayer. W-W-Well, let's pull myself together since I'm a strong boy.

—Madou, showing demented pity for his former host.

Japanese 玄武
Romanization genbu
Race Human, apostle
Sex Male
Class Mage, Tactician
World The Continent
Affiliation Xavier, Demon Army
Level limit 40
Appeared in Sengoku Rance
Mentioned in Rance 5D


Madou (魔導) is one of Xavier's five apostles, but his true name is Genbu (玄武). He is sealed within Kobayakawa Chinu. It is implied that he has some kind of connection to Shinobu. He's also the owner of the Genbu Castle.

He's a large faced priest-type man, he appears alongside Xavier when the Demon Army is formed in JAPAN. Generally, he doesn't fight himself, he just observes and manages the troops. He strategizes with Xavier, proposing multiple ways on how to destroy the JAPANese. 

He stutters over his words, and appears to not like violence, only killing people when he claims he is helping them or when he has no choice.

His true form, Genbu, appears to be an elephant-like creature with the top of his body covered in stone, and his trunk being a snake.

His most notable feat is his creation Genbu Castle, an interdenominational space where the normal laws of physics don't apply. He appears to have made the pocket dimension to house his beloved Waka, who he trapped in a doll.

He was eventually killed by Rance and his forces in South Africa, JAPAN. He tried stopping Rance from getting near the Soul Binder and Kurohime, but got defeated in his Madou form and his Genbu form.


  • He's the last of Xavier's group of Apostles to be unsealed.
  • He's also the only one that can be left alive by the player, although he's still dead in canon.
  • Genbu is the japanese name for the Black Tortoise, which is one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations.. It is usually depicted as a turtle entwined together with a snake, very similar to Genbu's true form.
  • While he does not physically appear he can be considered one of the main antagonists of Rance 5D since he created Genbu Castle and is indirectly responsible for pretty much every event in the game from Rizna's suffering to Dark Rance's conception.