Shigure Yukimi (雪見 時雨 Yukimi Shigure?) is a second lieutenant of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army, a character in the Seraph of the End anime. As a member of Guren's squad in the Moon Demon Company, she fights alongside them using her cursed gear Kunai in the battle to defend Shinjuku and then in the fight to target vampire nobles in Nagoya.
|Note: This is the page for Shigure in the anime, for the article detailing Shigure in other formats see: Shigure Yukimi.|
She has long dark blue hair reaching to her waist and her bangs are parted to her right. Sections of her hair are tied at the back and Shigure has dark golden colored eyes.
For clothing she wears the standard JIDA uniform as her default, with green highlights on the shoulder epaulettes. She has a long-sleeved black tailcoat with light green details, a fourragère around her right side connecting to the lapel of the coat, and two rows of gold buttons on the front. Along with that, she wears a pair of white gloves, an armband on her left arm, and a white web belt with a gold waist-plate. Underneath the the slightly longer skirt, she wears dark gray pantyhose, and wears knee-high black boots.
Astute, she is laying traps around Mika as he fights Guren and follows the order to unleash them. She is very protective of Guren, and does not hesitate to carry out his orders. Shigure is supportive to her squad members and moves to a best position in attempting to rescue Guren from vampire nobles.
Shigure is quiet and practical, shown when she brought Yu to see Guren in Nagoya. She does not let her emotions get the better of her, and instead, cloaks it under an unreadable expression.
Events of 2016
Events of 2020
Four years later she is remembered by Yu as Guren explained how the humans had not all died as the vampires said. However ninety percent of the world's population has perished and the trumpets of the apocalypse had summoned an army of bizarre looking monsters to roam the earth. She is aware Guren has plans for their organization to come out on top and gather humanity's remnants under one banner. She complies with Guren’s request to put a jacket on Yu and hears his acceptance of the offer to fight vampires. Presently, Sayuri along with the rest of the Moon Demon Company have arrived in response to an escaped vampire. She watches as Yoichi accidentally knocks Yu unconscious.
With the city of Shinjuku under heavy attack from a large scale vampire invasion, Shigure joins Guren and Sayuri atop a building.
Beside Mito she states they have returned from their mission. Asked by Guren how Yu’s team is doing, Shigure replies that they managed to free all the civilians and have moved onto Shinjuku. With the squad gathered they are to make their way to the vampire commander.
After an attack clears a squadron of vampires, Shigure stands behind Guren near Sayuri with the commander Ferid Bathory and Mikaela Hyakuya opposite them. She is a part of the contingent force of soldiers facing the vampires that includes Lacus Welt and René Simm as commanders. As the two forces engage in combat, Shigure throws kunai at her foes.
Whilst Guren was fighting Mika, she had prepared a trap consisting of kunai attached by wires that Mika has landed in. Once this is pointed out by Ferid, Shigure complies with Guren’s order to kill them and uses the rings around her fingers to manipulate the wired kunai to assail Mika with multiple barrages of the weapons.
With Guren defeated by Ferid and stabbed through the chest by Mika, Yu’s arrival results in the vampire's plan to capture the Moon Demon Company. They are able to do so with nobles Crowley Eusford, Chess Belle and Horn Skuld bolstering the vampire forces strength. When Guren orders a retreat, and then sets about attacking Ferid to help Yu, Shigure is with Goshi as she regroups with Mito and Sayuri. The vampires have intention of allowing them to help Guren so Shigure feels killing all of them is the answer.
However she is unable to take part further in the battle since her and the squad are essentially captives under the guard of Lacus and René. Shigure is freed with the arrival of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army under the command of Kureto Hīragi and Shinya Hīragi.
At a diner she is sat beside Sayuri eating with Goshi and Mito at the same table as well.
She joins Guren and the rest of the squad for Kureto’s assigned mission to have one hundred members of the Moon Demon Company assassinate ten vampires nobles in the city of Nagoya as part of a wider campaign to drive the vampires out of Japan.
At Ebina rest stop she steps out with Guren and Sayuri. When Goshi comments he cannot even get her to wear a bathing suit, she replies to ask her again and she will gouge his eyes out. Shigure stands on the platform with Guren as he announces that this will likely be the most dangerous mission they ever undertake. Shigure listens as he rallies the soldiers gathered with a declaration that they are all family, the goal is not to come back alive but victorious.
Afterwards Shigure calls for special private Yuichiro Hyakuya to tell him they are waiting. Heading into the derelict mall with a Christmas tree still featured, and up a non-functional escalator with Yu, Shigure states to Guren that Yu is here.
After the practice battle of Guren, Mito and Shinya against Shinoa squad, Guren has Makoto Narumi squad put in charge of them. Shigure steps forward as she is asked to rearrange the team rosters to have Shinoa squad join up with Narumi’s. Underground with the vampire noble extermination mission underway, she approaches after Guren has successfully defeated nineteenth progenitor, Mel Stefano. Joined by Eita Kusunoki, Shigure heads over after it is evident he is seriously injured. She listens as he tells Guren that nineteen out of forty five soldiers have been killed in the attack on city hall but the rest have been taken hostage.
After Eita succumbs to his injuries, Shigure and the rest of Guren’s squad are to rejoin Narumi and Hīragi squad and then target thirteenth progenitor, Crowley Eusford. Emerging from underground to where Narumi squad and Shinoa squad have gathered, with soldiers led by Aiko Aihara as well, as a part of Guren squad they cannot wait for others to arrive and have to head into their next mission. Twenty-five soldiers have been taken hostage from the failed attack on three nobles at city hall. The new objective is to kill the three nobles which are Crowley, with Chess Belle and Horn Skuld. Shigure and her squad along with Shinoa’s and Narumi’s are on the roof of a building in preparation for the mission on Nagoya city hall.
She is a part of Guren’s new plan that they along with Shinya will attack Crowley Eusford and his comrades while Shinoa and Narumi’s team will free the hostages. They are to strike then run away and should be able to hold the nobles off for a bit to give the others time. As Shinya observes that their enemies are most likely waiting for them, Shigure is opposite Sayuri and is preparing her kunai.
With the rescue commencing, Shigure grips the green wires she is holding to slam two vampires into the ground. She keeps two kunai close at hand as she witnesses Guren and Shinya swung into the city hall itself by Crowley.
With Guren captured, Shigure is in the vicinity of Crowley, Chess and Horn. Whether she too is affected by Goshi’s illusionary spell that has the nobles finding themselves in a fiery magma cave, she throws her two weapons into Crowley and takes cover behind the imaginary rocks.
She attempts to move to another position yet as she runs through the imaginary flowing magma she is knocked into it after having Mito thrown into her by Crowley. Shigure attempts to lift Mito up as she tells Guren they will not leave him behind.
Reaching safety with Shinya and Shinoa squad, Shigure tends to Sayuri who is crying at having to leave Guren behind. Stood with Shinya, she looks over at the commotion around Shinoa squad. Yu has taken two additional cursed gear stimulants when he has already had two that day. Unable to help as a large volume of blood pours from Yu's mouth, Shigure follows Shinya’s order to meet with Narumi squad as he deals with the situation.
Shigure is part of the mass retreat to the rendezvous point before the incoming vampire reinforcements in the large number of helicopters can arrive. She stands her ground with the squad in the face of a single vampire running through the Moon Demon Company soldiers. After Sayuri breaks her spell tag sword on Mikaela Hyakuya’s weapon, Shigure has an opening to fling two kunai and strike Mika’s thigh.
At the rendezvous point at the airport, Shigure stands beside Sayuri listening as Narumi voices discontent to Shinya on a mission where they have lost several of their comrades. This includes members of his squad, Yayoi Endō and Tarō Kagiyama, and their commander in Guren who is missing as well, yet they have kept following orders. She listens as Shinya explains the final mission was to escape in the chopper and lead the vampires to a trap in Shinjuku, only Guren was not the one who planned this. After witnessing Narumi shove Shinya against the fence when it is revealed that Lieutenant General Kureto Hīragi is the one behind this mission, Shigure hears Narumi means to abandon the mission to return and save Guren.
Addressing Sayuri, she says if Narumi is going back then so is she. Questioning if Sayuri is coming, Shigure elaborates further that if this was not Guren’s mission then she does not see any reason to finish it and questions Sayuri if she is right. She moves anyway leaving Mito, Goshi and Shinya. Shigure appears happy hearing that Shinya also means for them to ignore the orders from high command and have the goal of the Demon Company to rescue Guren.
Once the demon army aircraft that have approached land nearby Shigure sees Aoi Sangū and then Kureto himself exit. A container the Imperial Demon Army has brought has something inside that uses a vast amount of connected rods that act as very long spears to stab into and kill the surviving members of the Moon Demon Company.
The vampire fleet then arrives with a masked noble directing his troops to attack. Shigure is with the other three members of Guren squad near to Shinoa Squad now with Narumi and Mika as well where they mean to provide them with plenty of cover for them to escape.
The container the chains are coming from explodes and Shigure sees a white shining orb with outer colors of purple and gold. Mirai Kimizuki as a seraph blows a long golden horn to have jagged rocks erupt from the surface with the sky overhead darkened.
The black mass that has emerged from Mirai’s back has formed into a gargantuan winged monster called Abaddon. Having three darts thrown into it has caused globules to break off and form into Four Horseman of John that attack vampires and humans.
With the Horseman of the Apocalypse having stopped attacking, Shigure says maybe that thing is to blame. The environment is restored to what it was after Yu filled with the power of the second trumpet, the King of Salt uses his abilities to turn Abaddon utterly into salt and destroyed.
Powers and Abilities
- Main article: Shigure Yukimi/Image Gallery#Anime
- "Ask me to again and I'll gouge your eyes out." - Shigure's response to Goshi trying to get her to wear a bathing suit. (ep.16)
- “In that case we’ll just have to kill all of them” - Her solution to the vampires stopping them from assisting Guren.
- “If he’s going back, so am I. You coming? If this wasn’t Guren’s mission I don’t see any reason to finish it, right?” - With Narumi intending to go back to Nagoya city hall and rescue Guren, Shigure questions whether Sayuri is also coming and shares her reasoning.
- The name Shigure means "drizzle, shower in late autumn, sprinkle" (時雨).
- Shigure's surname Yukimi  means "snow" (雪) (yuki) and "see, hopes, chances, idea, opinion, look at, visible" (見) (mi), which translate to "Snow Viewing".
- Shigure has the same Japanese VA as Mikasa Ackermann from Attack on Titan.
- Seraph of the End TV Anime Official Fanbook 108
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