KiKi KaiKai was released in October 1986.
The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Strange Old Story of Mystery World'.
This game is also known as "Knight Boy
The main character is actually a Shinto priestess (as is Miko from "Tengai"). Her main weapons are 'o-fuda', which are talismans that she shoots. She also has a purification rod that she uses to swipe at enemies up close.