The Human Face Tree is an enemy in the Saturn version of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. This humanoid tree is always smiling due to its fruitful, human-faced results.


Jinmenju by Toriyama Sekien

Jinmenju as illustrated by Toriyama Sekien.

The Jinmenju (人面樹 Human-face tree?) is a strange tree illustrated in Toriyama Sekien's Konjaku Hyakki Shūi. The tree is said to be found in remote valleys from the south of Japan and China.

The fruit of the tree looks like a human head. It doesn't say a word but it is constantly laughing. It is said that if the fruit laughs too heartily, it falls from the tree.

It is somewhat similar to the Persian waqwaq tree, another human-like tree.


A fruit tree from Hell. It appears in the Underground Garden stages in the Sega Saturn version of Symphony of the Night. Its fruits will instantly kill anyone who eats them, and the tree will kill anyone who tries to kill it as well.

It attacks by launching its fruit at the player. Upon defeat, it sheds all of its leaves, drops its fruit, and turns pale.

Enemy Data

No. Name JPN Level HP
90 Human Face Tree じんめんじゅ Jinmenju 21 250
Strong Immune Weak Absorb EXP
- - Holy - 125
Location Drop Guard
Underground Garden Apple, Antivenom
Description "Always smiling due to its fruitful, human-faced results."

Item Data

Item Data: Human Face Tree
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Apple Icon Apple (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Crunchy delicious apple [use] Food (Fruit)
HP +9
Drop: Harpy, Human Face Tree (Saturn-only)
Antivenom Icon Antivenom (Serum) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Cures poisoning [use] Medicine (Cure)
Attrib: Poison
Buy: $200 Find: Throughout castle (all)
Drop: Bone Pillar, Corpseweed, Ghost, Human Face Tree (Saturn-only), Specter (Saturn-only)
Effect: Removes Poison status


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