Gerard Magimel and Buigen

Gerard and Buigen Screen shot from

Gerard and Buigen
Screen shot from

In Shadow Hearts: From the New World, Gerard Magimel has moved to the United States and now runs a travelling shop out of a motorcycle sidecar with his boyfriend Buigen. Their shop is called “Just Us Guys” (pictured above, and seen in this video around minute 11). These two characters also reportedly flirt with the main character Johnny throughout the game. The official game guide describes them in this way: “the amazingly gay duo of Gerard and Buigen. From the bright rainbow helmet to the light leather jackets, these two are all man, and proud of it! Since they happen tot think Johnny’s cute, both flirt a bit before offering up presents” (Pavlack, p. 40).

LGBTQ  references in this game:  

Meiyuan in Shadow Hearts

Magimel brothers in Shadow Hearts: Covenant (2001)

Joachim Valentine in Shadow Hearts: Covenant (2004)

Gerard and Buigen in Shadow Hearts: From the New World (2005)


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