Shiemi Moriyama

Shiemi Moriyama is a anime/manga character in the Blue Exorcist franchise
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Shiemi is a gardener in Amahara Garden. She is a good friend of Rin and in the same class as he is.

Origin

Shiemi's grandma
Shiemi's grandma

Shiemi Moriyama is a shy girl who devotes her life to the garden just like her grandmother. Both her mother and grandmother look for the Amahara Garden. One day, Shiemi asks her grandma if she can travel (using the funds her grandma raised) to look for Amahara Garden. Her grandma, who is going to take care of the grapes, tell her that to go since Shiemi needs to see the world and to enjoy life. The following day, Shiemi finds her grandmother dead after the grape criss cross structure fell on top of her. With grandma's death causing her grief and regret, Shiemi hears a voice from a flower in the garden who asks her to promise to protect and to remain in the garden forever. Shiemi promises the flower.

Creation

Shiemi Moriyama, who is created by Kazue Kato, has no information from the author so far regarding any inspiration used to create her. She first appears in Blue Exorcist episode 4 and volume 1. Her Japanese actress is Kana Hanazawa.

Evolution

Shiemi loves Yuki chan!
Shiemi loves Yuki chan!

Even Shiemi is a shy girl, Rin and Yukio help her realize that she is not a "slave" to her grandma's garden. She remembers her promise to her grandma about finding the Garden of Amahara once Rin and Yukio free her from the demon root. Yet, she enrolls in cram school with Rin to become an exorcist. Her goal is unknown. She struggles to make friends until she wins the affection of her classmates during the Exwire exam. She continues to believe in herself.

Shiemi has a crush on Yukio ever since they have met. As soon as Shiemi hands her lucky four leaf clover to Yukio, he tells her not to call him mister. Shiemi comes up with a new name for Yukio, Yuki-chan, much to Yukio's embarrassment. Although she start to enroll in cram school, she witness some of the exorcists' dreams such as Rin and Ryuji's dream to beat Satan's butt. She has yet to develop a goal for becoming an exorcist.

Story Arcs

Garden of Amahara Arc

Shiemi and Rin
Shiemi and Rin

Shiemi remembers her grandma's word about the Garden of Amahara. Moments later, Rin arrives to the gate where Shiemi is busy adoring her flowers. Once Rin breaks the door down, Shiemi thinks Rin is a demon and attempts to crawl away from him. After Yukio talks with Shiemi's mother at the supply room, Shiemi pours fertilizer (cow manure) into a hole that Rin dug up. She thanks Rin who helps her, and she offers a hand shake to him. Shiemi introduces herself first to Rin, and she explains why she tending the garden due to her grandmother's death last winter. Then she tells Rin that she wants to visit the Garden of Amahara which makes Rin smile. As soon as Yukio finds Shiemi and Rin, Shiemi calls him Yuki-chan and realize Rin is Yukio's "formally" older twin brother. Despite Shiemi's protest, Yukio examines her legs, and he asks her if she talk to a demon, a root, in this garden. Once Shiemi's mother hears a demon possessed Shiemi's legs, she tells Shiemi to leave the garden. Shiemi yells at her mother that she hates her which she collapses.

A demon caught Shiemi
A demon caught Shiemi

Shiemi has a flashback about her grandma and her death which causes Shiemi grief and regret. (see origin for full details). She recalls making a promise to a purple flower to protect the garden forever. As she wakes up, she goes to water the flowers. Later, Rin finds her and breaks the flower pots. When Shiemi refuses to stop, Rin grabs her suddenly and yells at her to remember her promise to grandma. Finally, Shiemi realizes she has been an imbecile, but she cannot reach her dream due to her legs. Yukio appears with a solution which makes the demon sprout from Shiemi's legs. When Yukio asks Rin to help, Rin distracts the Root demon with his blue flames and sword. Once Yukio shoots Shiemi's body with a nutrition supplement, the Root demon ejects Shiemi. After Rin finishes off the demon, he smacks her to go apologizes to her mother. Shiemi and her mother hug each other, and the two cry together.

Shiemi enrolls in cram school with Rin to become an exorcist. Yet, her true reason (according to Rin) is to see Yuki chan teaching.

True Cross Academy Arc

Shiemi struggles to get friends, and when Ryuji asks Rin if Shiemi is his girlfriend or friend, Rin replies none. Shiemi looks down with disappointment. After Rin saves Ryuji from the demon frogs in the middle of class, Shiemi observes Rin and Ryuji's dreams for becoming exorcists.

Later on, the class learns about different types of exorcists. After Kamiki Izumo summons her fox spirits, Shiemi successively summons her own familiar, a Greenman. She asks Kamiki if she did good. Kamiki sarcastically compliments Shiemi which Shiemi mistakenly takes it as a good thing. After class is over, she follows Kamiki and Paku. Eventually, the annoyed Kamiki asks why Shiemi is following her. Shiemi asks Kamiki to be friends with her, and Kamiki decides to accept her only if Shiemi carries her purse. Shiemi agrees and happily does what Kamiki tells her to do.

The following day, Shiemi and her class heads to Rin and Yukio's dorm for training. At night, Shiemi follows her new friends to the bathroom where Kamiki and Paku prepare to take a shower. Although Shiemi wants to a take a shower with them, Kamiki tells her to stop because she does not want Shiemi to look at her naked. Shiemi replies that it is okay since they are girls, but Kamiki gets her to fetch milk for her.

Rin stops Shiemi
Rin stops Shiemi

On her way, Rin stops Shiemi and tells her to stop obeying Kamiki's orders. His words anger Shiemi who denies that she is a servant of Kamiki but a friend. Shiemi states that she wants to be strong to help her friends, and she runs away crying much to Rin's frustration. When Paku and Kamiki is attacked by a Naberius demon, Rin fights the demon while Shiemi tends to Paku's wound. She has her Greenman spirit give her Aloe. Later, Yukio appears and shoots at the demon until it runs away.

Shiemi: You idiot!
Shiemi: You idiot!

The following day, when Rin is on the roof in deep thought, Shiemi pops in and makes Rin jump in surprise. This causes Rin to bump his head with Shiemi's head. She calls him an idiot. Afterwards, she and Rin do laundry, and while they work, Shiemi explains that she wants to help people. Rin asks her why she becomes an exorcist; Shiemi replies that she does not know yet.

Greenman sprouts Roots
Greenman sprouts Roots

After a class of chants, Shiemi witness Kamiki and Ryuji fighting which prompts Yukio to punish them. At Yukio's dorm, Shiemi and the class suffer by having ghost stones on their laps. When Yukio leaves them to take care of something, Shiemi and the others find themselves in a black out. After Shima opens and closes the door on the same demon from earlier, the demon attacks Shiemi and her group with miasmi. She uses her Greenman spirit to sprout a root shield to block it. However, the demon's miasmi has drained Shiemi's strength. Still fighting, Ryuji and Konekomaru chant while Shima and Kamiki fight the demon. Eventually, Ryuji kills the demon with his chant.

When everything is over, Yukio, Mephisto, and the exorcists appear and congratulate them for passing the Exwire test. On the following day, Ryuji and Kamiki thank Shiemi which boosts Shiemi's confidence. She has finally gain the recognition of her classmates.

Powers and Abilities

Greenman Spirit
Greenman Spirit

Shiemi Moriyama is a tamer since she summons a Greenman spirit (has no name yet). Despite its small and cute appearance, her Greenman spirit can produce herbs from its belly and sprouts roots to protect its owner. Yukio's exam for Exwire brings out Shiemi's true potential and recognition from the class as she defends her classmates with her root shield. Also, her herbal knowledge help heal her classmates such as Kamaki's friend.

Herbal Powers

Greenman gives Aloe
Greenman gives Aloe

Shiemi's Greenman spirit can grow a variety of herbs from his/ or her stomach.

Voiced by
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Kana Hanazawa
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Christine Marie Cabanos
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Name: Shiemi Moriyama
Name: 杜山 しえみ
Romanji: Moriyama Shiemi
Gender: Female
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1st manga book: Blue Exorcist #1
1st anime episode: Blue Exorcist #4
1st anime movie:
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