A shy, sweet, and innocent girl who was given the magic eye shadow which gave her the ability to transform into the mysterious thief Shadow Lady.
Aimi Komori/Shadow Lady was created by Masakazu Katsura. Shadow Lady was his sixth manga created and features many homages to Batman. She is considered a magical girl/thief.
Aimi is a shy and very timid young girl living in Gray City. One night when walking home she encountered De-Mo who gave her the Magic Eye Shadow. She was at first afraid of De-Mo due to him being a demon, but when he wiped some of the magic eyeshadow on her the fear turned into excitement as she became Shadow Lady. She then choose to become a thief and would inform the police when she was pulling her heists. De-Mo also decided to help her and disguises himself as her fake little brother. When not a thief she is seen working in a cafe. One night after a heist she decided to walk home, she encountered a man she met earlier at a street market. While talking to the man he revealed his true intentions and tried to rape and robe her but was save by a detective named Bright Honda.
In "Another World", Aimi is an eighteen year old, shy and physically inept high school student with low self-esteem, who also has a crush on Bright Honda, a transfer student. In order to give her a confidence boost (and to let her have some fun), Aimi's grandmother gives her the magic eyeshadow (which was a family heirloom , and Aimi transforms into Shadow Lady. To keep an eye on her, Aimi's grandmother also sprinkles some magic dust on one of Aimi's stuffed dolls and temporarily brings it to life as De-Mo, who acts as her sidekick in her brief misadventures. Though at first she is interested in mischief-making, Aimi/Shadow Lady eventually thwarts a jewel thief, which causes Bright to fall in love with Shadow Lady (much to Aimi's dismay), she also discovers she used up all of the magic eye shadow at the end of the story.
Masakazu Katsura created another manga of Shadow Lady which was featured in the third 4C Illustration art books. In this world Aimi lost her parents at a young age and had to live with her grandfather on the outskirts of Gray City. Her Grandfather passed away two years prior to the story and was told his house was going to be torn down along with the forest to build a amusement park. Aimi decided to come and visit one last time. When she arrived she found many animals inside the house and found a mysterious makeup set in the basement. She decided to put it on and became Shadow Lady. She decided to use this power in order to become a thief and steals valuable things to which she would sell in order to stop the construction of the Amusement Park and destruction of the forest. In this world she was only seen in her expert outfits instead of her traditional outfit.
When Aimi puts on the Magic Eye Shadow she turns into Shadow Lady. She has so far shown shown six different outfits each matching a color. It is unknown if she had more due to the manga being cancelled. In the first series only four of her costumes were shown Midnight Black Shadow, Crimson Cat Shadow, Sapphire Bird Shadow, and Saffron Bunny Shadow. The two other forms were only shown in the 4C Illustration book, they were called Rosy Flower Shadow, and Mauve Queen Bee Shadow.
|Image 1||Image 2||Outfit Description|
|Midnight Black Shadow: Midnight Black is Aimi primary outfit in the first manga. This outfit gave her feelings of immense elation and arousal. It also granted her enhanced strength and agilitiy. The small wings on her back don't allow her to fly or glide but made her light on her feet, allowing for faster movement. If the outfit becomes extensively damaged she can spontaneously "freshen up" and cause it to reform itself on a molecular level into a different design.|
|Crimson Cat Shadow: In this outfit Aimi is given the abilties and reflexes of a cat. She is also able to see in the dark and lazer grid alarms. This outfit was her most used of the expert forms.|
In the 4C Illustration Manga the Crimson Cat Shadow was redesigned giving her a full mask instead of only cat ears.
|Sapphire Bird Shadow: This outfit allows Aimi to fly. It only apperaed n one chapter in the first manga when she used it to escape from the police.|
In the 4C Illustration manga Aimi was seen fighting Techno man in this outfit.
|Saffron Bunny Shadow: In this outfit Aimi can move really fast and jump incredible heights.|
This outfit was seen once in the first manga, then was her priamry outifit in the Shadow Lady special and finally appeared again in the 4C Illustration manga.
|Rosy Flower Shadow: This Outfit gives Aimi the abilities of a plant and can secrete a stun powder from her bod. This outift only appeared in the 4C Illustration Manga. She used it in her second encounter with Techno Man as she was able to use her stun powder to escape from him.|
|Mauve Queen Bee Shadow: This outfit is probably her strongest outfit seen. In this outfit she has wings and two deadly retractable stingers on her arms. She could also move at incredible speeds. This outfit only appeared in the 4C Illustration Manga.|