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Shouko Kirishima
Anime | Shoukanjuu
ShoukoHQ
Kanji 霧島 翔子
Romaji Kirishima Shouko
Character Information
Birthdate November 11
Age 16-17
Gender Female
Eyes Purple
Hair Violet
Status
Status Alive
Shoukanjuu
Suit Samurai Armor
Equipment Chokutō
Debuts
Light Novel Debut Volume 1
Anime Debut Season 1 Episode 1
Manga Debut Volume 1
Portrayal
Seiyuu Tomomi Isomura
Voice Actor Jamie Marchi
Shouko Kirishima/Relationships
Shouko Kirishima/Image Gallery

Shouko Kirishima (霧島 翔子 Kirishima Shouko) is a supporting character in the Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu series. She is Class 2-A's Representative at Fumizuki Academy, which makes her the top and smartest student of Year 2. She's also the childhood friend of Yuuji Sakamoto as well as his self-proclaimed "wife".

PersonalityEdit

Shouko x yuuji

Shouko & Yuuji

Shouko has intense feelings of love for Yuuji which stems from their early childhood; something that forms a basis for the storyline of multiple episodes and also forms the running gag of their dates (which consist of Shouko restricting Yuuji's movement and dragging him wherever she wants to go, sometimes with the help of a taser). She is overprotective to Yuuji, as seen when she pokes his eyes if he had done something that she didn't like or when there are hot girls around.

She also investigates if Yuuji has a relationship with Himeji. She is so protective that even when girls approach him in which Yuuji did nothing, she will attack him. During one incident, when Akihisa sends Yuuji a slightly profane message, she attacked Yuuji for being unfaithful.[1]

Her infatuation with Yuuji is the reason why she rejects all men who want to go out with her. Ironically, because of her over-protectiveness, Yuuji is usually too scared to return her affection. Even though being tricked multiple times (an example is the Taika Reform that happened in year 645 but she memorized it as year 625),[2] she shows a trusting nature towards him and believes everything he says. She is a long-term thinker, and has decided on her children's names (Shouyu for a girl and Koshou for a boy) if she marries Yuuji. Her love for Yuuji is so much that she once said that it is her lifelong dream to marry him.[3]

2-A shouko taser

Don't you dare...

Her difference attitude from her child age is probably to make her not hardening Yuuji anymore, as she also feels responsible for Yuuji's changed status and personality.

Shouko however, can also get sad when someone insults her love for Yuuji.

AbilitiesEdit

Shouko is very beautiful (Yamato Nadeshiko type)[4] as many boys asks her out. Also she is extremely smart as she is the top student of her year (Yuuji once said when she remembers something, she will not forget it for the rest of her life), but she is hopeless with electronic gadgets and will spoil any of it that fell into her hands (except for tasers). An example is in the novels when she brings one that contains Yuuji's supposed voice (faked by Hideyoshi) proposing to her and claims its 'normal music'.

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Shouko using her trademark taser

Shouko too has demonstrated inhuman strength if Yuuji was found to be "unlovable and unfaithful" as well as incredible speed which is demonstrated when she uses it to chase Yuuji while wielding baseball bat as her weapon of choice at the same time.

AppearanceEdit

Shouko has long flowing violet hair (referred as black in the novels) styled in a hime cut give that she's an ojou (Japanese term for a rich female) that she runs down all the way to her waist. She is also seen with two small ribbons on each side of her hair. Shouko also has stated to Yuuji that she has C-cupped sized breasts during the pool-cleaning session.[5]

ShoukanjuuEdit

Her Shoukanjuu is clad in a samurai armor and wields a chokutō.

Images

Shouko's Shoukanjuu

Plot OverviewEdit

She is one of the main characters in the plot of Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, but only appears slightly in all of the episodes (except during when the story revolves around her date with Yuuji at the Kisaragi Grand Park).[6] She is the soft-spoken person in the anime. She is also in possession of the marriage contract that Yuuji owned, but due to him being underage (he is 17 in the anime), the marriage contract was rejected in the civil register. She purposely lost in the test showdown with Akihisa because she actually got what she wanted (the marriage contract given by Kouta) and withdrawn from the tournament after Yuuji (marionette by Akihisa and voiced by Hideyoshi) told her that he will propose to her if she lost the tournament.

Baka and Test Shoko playing Water Devil

Shouko playing Water Devil

When the group goes to the pool Yoshii tricks Shouko into playing Water Devil* with Yuuji.[7]

Water devil is when one person drags another under the water till they lose consciousness and then drag them up to the shore and give them mouth to mouth.

TriviaEdit

  • Shouko said to Yuuji that their daughter name will be Shōyuu (soy sauce), a combination of Yuuji and Shouko and their son name will be Koshō (pepper), an inverted name of Shouko.[8]
  • Her given name Shouko means "Soaring/Flying Child", a reference to her being the smartest in her year, while her surname Kirishima mean "Island of Fog".
  • Shouko is an unlockable character in Baka Test Shoukanjuu Portable
  • Like many other anime girls (and some guys), Shouko entered Saimoe Contests.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Anime: Episode 1-9
  2. Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Anime: Episode 1-2
  3. Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Anime: Episode 1-7
  4. Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Light Novel:Volume 1
  5. Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Anime: Episode 1-6
  6. Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Anime:Episode 1-7
  7. Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Anime:Episode 1-6
  8. Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Light Novel: Volume 9.5

NavigationEdit

v · t · e Class 2-A
Homeroom Teacher Youko Takahashi
Class Representative Shouko Kirishima
Class Ambassador Yuuko Kinoshita
Known Members Aiko KudouMiho SatouShouko KirishimaToshimitsu KuboYuuko Kinoshita

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