Shihō Kimizuki looked after his ailing younger sister Mirai after the world ended and kept her wellbeing a primary interest when he sought to join the Moon Demon Company headed by Guren Ichinose. Whilst Kimizuki would be belligerent to another candidate in Yūichirō Hyakuya he would act casually around Yoichi Saotome and Mitsuba Sangū but come to regard his squad leader Shinoa Hīragi with some suspicion. He was unconcerned with her and the Japanese Imperial Demon Army's true motives so long as Mirai's health was looked after. In keeping with their common purpose Kimizuki would battle against vampires. Overall Kimizuki is not shy of being verbally and physically confrontational but often exercises restraint when matters are pressing. He is calm in resolving some situations and is a more rational member of the squad. Kimizuki interacts with various other characters throughout the Seraph of the End series, which affects himself and the story. This article details Kimizuki's relationships with other characters.
- 1 Family
- 2 Japanese Imperial Demon Army
- 3 Vampires
- 4 Demons
- 5 References
Family[edit | edit source]
Kimizuki Shihō's younger sister and whom he loves deeply, Shihō has taken care of her since she became afflicted by the Apocalypse Virus in 2012; however, caring for Mirai was very hard for Kimizuki as he had to carry her due to the Virus inhibiting her ability to move on her own, to avoid both the Horsemen of John and the vampires. Even when Mirai told his friends she wanted to die and they tried to get Shiho to kill her, he refused. In 2020, he becomes a member of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army's Moon Demon Company in order to pay for her medical expenses and get proper care for her. He later states he would betray Shinoa Squad if it would let him rescue his sister when she is experimented on. After retrieving Mirai from in between Saito and the first progenitor Kimizuki means to leave Shibuya to keep her safe. Devastated at her being murdered by Guren he transports her deceased with there a chance for Mirai to be resurrected.
They get along well with each other and their relationship has developed. Kimizuki is followed by Yoichi even after he decided to leave his friends in Tokyo and run away with his sister. He was knocked out by Yoichi's cursed gear and prevented from fighting Guren which may very well have saved his life.
He and Yuichiro had an uneasy relationship. They do not get along and would often fight each other. This was based on Kimizuki's need to acquire cursed gear where Yu was a rival. Yu having an intense desire to help who he called family members, that were not related by blood resonated with Kimizuki. Keeping pre-planned formations they would battle together effectively. Where he had a chance to escape with Mirai who is Kimizuki's most important someone he proceeded to head to help rescue Yu. Whilst they continue to bicker a lot and resolve their conflicts with violence they also make for effective training exercises. Kimizuki is frustrated at Yu being stronger than him even though they both own black demon weapons. Cursing Yu in anger Kimizuki was livid at feeling that Yu was going easy on him.
First encountering her arguing with Guren and due to join their squad, Kimizuki considered Mitsuba a pain. Eventually it would seem both Kimizuki and Mitsuba get along with each other, but this does not prevent Kimizuki from scolding Mitsuba whenever she screws up and reminds her to use her indoor voice when he hears Mitsuba shouting. Kimizuki and Mitsuba tend to beat up Yuichiro when he does something stupid.
His supervisor prior to Shinoa being chosen to monitor Yuichiro where there is some effort to try and get the two to get along. Kimizuki was suspicious of her potentially using them but was fine with it since his sister's wellbeing came first though he would regard her with disgust should that be the case.
- "Tell us what? That you're really the Lt. Col's ally... ...And this is "all according to plan"? Are you going to say we're all just guinea pigs... ...And you've been laughing at us this whole time?!"
- —Tensions with Kimizuki postulating what Shinoa has to say to them. (Chapter 99 "Mortal Love" page 28-29)
Major General of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army. He is present when he along with Yoichi are tortured to force Yuichiro into answering honestly in his "interview". They fought together to defeat a vampire noble.
Like Yuichiro, Guren initially did not allow Kimizuki to join the Moon Demon Squad because he was still not ready to control a demon, warning him of the consequences. Where Yu shouts Kimizuki speaks in a more calm manner to progress where he would like such as acquiring cursed gear. Comparing himself to the Lt. Colonel all Kimizuki feels he is doing is justifying excuses not to try.
Even after Kimizuki was stabbed by Guren who was possessed Kimizuki was still prepared to follow his orders when they met again. This would change when Kimizuki intended to fight Guren who expressed an intent to murder his sister.
- "I don't believe you! At all! You killed my sister, you bastard. I haven't forgiven you for that! If you insist you're going to "save" everyone, are you gonna resurrect her too?!"
- —Before Guren can begin talking Kimizuki has transformed into a demon and attacks him. (Chapter 99 "Mortal Love" page 22)
His hostile views to Guren's past actions and future plans would be quelled after Kimizuki heard Guren emotionally detail his guilt in causing the catastrophe.
A member of Guren's squad. Both their squads faces off as a challenge by Guren to prove their worth and strength before the battle.
His teacher as well as a member of Guren's squad, he receives full marks in his tests from her. During a training exercise it is from Sayuri that Kimizuki learns that his sister's health has taken a turn for the worse.
Leader of his own squad. He holds some grudges against the Shinoa squad for his friends' death, but just the same works alongside them to defeat vampires and humans alike when the Seraph is activated. When Narumi was being hassled by Ferid over his squad Kimizuki interjected to get Ferid to focus on the point to spare Narumi the ordeal.
A member of Makoto Narumi's squad. She holds grudges against the Shinoa squad for interfering and allowing Mikaela to escape with Yuichiro, resulting in two of her friend's death. Kimizuki moves to intervene when she has a sword near Shinoa.
A member of Makoto Narumi's squad. He escapes with everyone else to the airport but soon afterwards is killed by Kureto.
A member of Makoto Narumi's squad. They battle alongside one another against Mel Stefano. She is killed by vampires after Mikaela escapes with Yuichiro.
A member of Makoto Narumi's squad. He is killed by vampires when they are ambushed after Mikaela escapes with Yuichiro.
A seventeenth Progenitor that they encounter when they first head back to the stronghold after their first mission. They meet again on the battlefield of Shinjuku and are defeated by the vampires. She drinks Kimizuki's blood when she defeats him.
A thirteenth Progenitor that they encounter when they first head back to the stronghold after their first mission and engages in short combat with. Kimizuki runs into him with the vehicle they are driving right after they jump out. They meet again on the battlefield of Shinjuku and are defeated by the vampires. Out of necessity they work to free Ferid and Krul from other vampire progenitors.
A seventeenth Progenitor that they encounter when they first head back to the stronghold after their first mission. They meet again on the battlefield of Shinjuku and are defeated by the vampires and Kimizuki has his blood drank by her.
A fifteenth Progenitor they are assigned to kill. With the co-operation of Makoto's squad, they successfully get rid of the vampire noble. Kimizuki successfully taunts him into attacking by stabbing into Lucal's sliced off arm to prevent him from joining with other vampire nobles and end him.
A servant of Lucal Wesker. He is sacrificed as a meat shield when they attack the noble vampire as their assigned mission.
The childhood friend and family member of Yuichiro. As with the others at first Kimizuki would not allow Mika to take Yu away before being head-butted by him. He then allows him to escape with Yuichiro while defending them with the rest of the squad. Travelling together Kimizuki would join Mika on the roof on the truck and tell him to not take up all the room. When Yu is happy with Guren's plans for Mika he reminds Yu that the Lt. Col killed Mika and how turning him into cursed gear is not a good thing.
Demons[edit | edit source]
Kiseki-o serves as Kimizuki's cursed gear and takes the physical form of twin swords. He asserts his dominance over Kiseki-o through violence, something Yu and Yoichi do not do. Kimizuki is often tormented with visions of his sister including taking on her appearance. Not reacting to Kiseki-o calling him pathetic Kimizuki listens as Kiseki-o articulates that Kimizuki's loud claims that he is going to save his sister is all for show, that deep in his heart Kimizuki has given up on his sister and just want to live a regular life. This time Kimizuki does not protest but he concentrates on how he could not save his sister. Asking Kiseki-o what his desires even are Kimizuki tearfully confides in his demon that he is sick of Yu showing him up all the time.
References[edit | edit source]
- Chapter 99