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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 in Fumizuki Academy, which makes her the top and smartest student of Year 2, and she is also the childhood friend of Yuuji Sakamoto as well as his self-proclaimed "wife".
Shouko has intense feelings of love for Yūji 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 Yūji'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 episode 9 of the first season, when Akihisa sends Yuuji a slightly profane message, she attacked Yuuji for being unfaithful.
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 Thyear 625), 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 life long dream to marry him.
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.
Shouko is very beautiful (Yamato Nadeshiko type) 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), ut she is hopeless with electronic gadgets and will spoil any of it that fell into her hands (except for tazers). n example is in the novels when she brings one that contains Yūji's supposed voice (faked by Hideyoshi) proposing to her and claims its 'normal music'.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.
Shouko has long flowing violet hair (refered 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 in episode 6.
Her Shoukanjuu is clad in a samurai armor and wields a chokutō.
She is one of the main characters in the plot of Baka to Test to Shokanjuu, but only appears slightly in all of the episodes (except in Episode 7 which the story revolves around her date with Yuuji at the Kisaragi Grand Park). 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 (marioneted by Akihisa and voiced by Hideyoshi) told her that he will propose to her if she lost the tournament.
When the group goes to the pool Yoshii tricks Shouko into playing Water Devil* with Yuuji.
Water devil is when one person drags another under the water till they lose consciousness an then drag them up to the shore and give them mouth to mouth.
- Shouko stated in Volume 9.5: Me and Kids and Summon Beasts to Yuuji that their daughter name will be Shōyuu (soy sauce), a combination of Yūji and Shouko and their son name will be Koshō (pepper), an inverted name of Shouko.
- 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 a unlockable character in Baka Test Shoukanjuu Portable
- Like many other anime girls (and some guys), Shouko entered Saimoe Contests.