|Voiced By||Ayano Yamamoto|
|Birthday||March, 25th (Aries)|
|Affiliation||Gessen Girls' Academy (1st-year)|
|Favorite Food||Tomato Juice|
|Family|| Unnamed Mother|
Shiki (四季) is a playable character from the Senran Kagura video game series. She makes her debut in Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus.
A first-year student at Gessen Girls' Academy. She uses high-spirited gyaru language (adapted as "valley girl" speak in the English version) and makes friends everywhere she goes, often texting them at inappropriate times.
Despite her shinobi training and discipline, she hasn't forgotten her younger days as a freewheeling rich girl, and still misses her parents deeply. To soothe her grief, both for her parents and her adopted grandfather Kurokage, she often recites the Heart Sutra to herself.
She wields a double-bladed scythe that's bigger than her body, and fights while spinning it dramatically.
Shiki has long wavy blonde hair, and burgundy-colored eyes. She dresses rather skimpily, wearing a black bustier suit outfit, with heeled black boots, and shoulder-long black gloves. Her outfit reveals her cleavage and the sides of her breasts, and has a peace sign-like buckle holding it together at the top. She wears a long black cape, which is a magenta color on the underside of it, and has a large pink heart buckle holding it together.
Her most prominent feature, however, is her large black hat. It closely resembles a witches hat, with a skull face on it that occasionally copies her expressions. The hat has large bat wing-like attachments on it. She has a beauty mark under the right side of her mouth.
Shiki is initially depicted as a carefree, free spirited party girl who seems to not have her priorities in order. This is shown when after being told by Yumi to train with Minori, she attempts to weasel out of it and go shopping. She even goes as far as to convince Minori to go play instead of training. However, despite this Shiki is actually more intelligent and insightful than she appears. She enjoys reciting the Heart Sutra, something Kurokage had introduced her to when he took her in. She has some friends outside her shinobi class and is mostly seen on her phone.She also enjoys to read and is shown to be quite tech-savvy.
Main Article: Shiki/Relationships
Festival Eve Full of Swimsuits (Anime OVA)
Shinobi Girl's Heart
Shiki can strike enemies all around her with her giant scythe and sometimes even throws it, making good use of its wide attack range. She can also transform into a bloody mist and sneak up on enemies by exploiting their blind spots.
Related Article: Shiki/New Wave
Shiki appears as a playable character in the mobile card collection game, Senran Kagura: New Wave, alongside the other members of Gessen Girls' Academy.
Related Article: Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit/Songs/Cookin' is a Piece of Cake!
Shinovi Versus: Comic Anthology Vol.1
Shinovi Versus: Comic Anthology Vol.2
Non-Senran Kagura Appearances
|For Serious||Shinovi Versus||Shiki's theme. It plays after she transforms and also when fighting against her. It is an arrangement of Four Seasons ~ Winter by Antonio Vivaldi.|
|Cookin' is a Piece of Cake!||Bon Appétit||Shiki's theme. It plays when going against her in a cooking battle.|
|I'm Japanese Ninja||Estival Versus||Shiki's theme. It plays after she transforms and also when fighting against her.|
Creation & Development
“She's is a "gal"-type character (sort of the Japanese equivalent of a hipster valley girl), which is a first for the series. A little devil (or maybe an actual devil) who wears less than Mistress Haruka? She has a strange way of speaking, but is actually a very steady and honest individual. At first glance, she might be hard to take seriously, but that all changes by the end of the story...”
—Producer Commentary from the Shinovi Versus Shinobi Syllabus
- Shiki's appearance is a combination of a vampires, witch, Grim Reaper, and a Desperado.
- Shiki's name means "Four Seasons".
- Shiki's theme song is based on the classical music from Antonio Vivaldi - Winter - Four Seasons
- It is stated in the Senran Kagura: Official Design Works book that Shiki's mother was Japanese while her father was Romanian.
- In Ryōki's Shinobi Girl's Heart in Estival Versus, a rampaging Ryōki calls Shiki a "yamanba" and declares she'll "exterminate" her. "Yamanba" ("mountain hag") is both the name of a dangerous mountain spirit with messy white hair and purplish lips, and a slang for the deep end of ganguro fashion.
Main Article: Shiki/Quotes
- For game CGs: Shiki (game CG)
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- For videos: Shiki (videos)