One of many inventors of the elevator
マニュ, Manyu
108 Stars Chisou Star¹

Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 38 (S4)
Birth Year SY 270
Height 168cm (5'6") (S4)
Appears in

Manu (マニュ, Manyu) is a supporting character in Suikoden IV. Manu is an inventor who created a variation on the Elevator.


I hate people who use the stairs. If they didn't use them, maybe they'd appreciate the Elevator more.

—  Manu
Sorry, I don't carry cash.

Manu was an inventor who created a device known as an Elevator. He promoted this invention as a great way to navigate high places quickly, such as the cliffs which overlooked the docks on Obel.

Despite its advantages, Manu had a hard time generating interest in his creation, mainly due to his own slightly smarmy personality. He would volunteer to install the Elevator on the Headquarters Ship and so would join the ship's crew. On board, he harbored a slight resentment towards those who would rather take the stairs as well as envy towards how exciting Viki's teleportation seemed in comparison to his device.

Following the Island Liberation War, likely because his pitching on the Elevator continued to fail, he would isolate himself in his home, beginning work on another invention.



After obtaining the Headquarters Ship, speak to Manu at the inn on Na-Nal Island.

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
CS2-766 Manu CS2 Booster Pack Vol.4


  1. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 478
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