Shiki Ryougi

Shiki Ryougi is a anime/manga character in the Kara no Kyoukai franchise
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A seclusive student with multiple personalities and the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception.

Origin

Shiki was born to the Ryougi family, a clan of demon hunters known to manifest two separate personalities within themselves. With her older brother Kaname lacking the ability to manifest a second persona, Shiki winded up becoming next in line to be the heir of the Ryougi family. Upon meeting her grandfather on his death bed, he bestowed onto Shiki the lesson of learning to value the notion and responsibility of committing murder as doing so too many times would make one into a monster.

By the time she was 16, Shiki's family had retired from demon hunting and gained significant wealth from their work. Enrolling at the same private high school as Mikiya Kokutou, the two develop a casual relationship with one another as Mikiya becomes familiar with the two different persona possessed by Shiki. However with the personas starting to become strained with one another, Shiki would arrange a confrontation with Mikiya and attempt to kill him. However, this meeting is interrupted by the presence of Souren Araya as Shiki has a brief fight with the priest and drives him to flee. Finding herself unable to kill Mikiya due to both personas coming to care for him, Shiki attempted to kill herself by placing herself in the road to be hit by an oncoming car. Instead of dying though, the male persona of Shiki would sacrifice itself to keep Shiki's female persona alive, leading their body to remain in a coma for two years.

Shiki would later awaken in a hospital and come to realize that she gained the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception. Seemingly frightened of the ability, she is eventually visited by Touko who offers to instruct Shiki on how to control her Mystic Eyes. While distrustful of Touko at first, Shiki would accept her offer after the two cooperate to dispatch a group of spirits attempting to possess Shiki's body.

Creation

Shiki was created as the female lead for Kinoko Nasu's Kara no Kyoukai light novel series. According to Nasu, she was made to be a "juxtaposition of Eastern and Western concepts. Shiki was made for the animated film series of Kara no Kyoukai made by Ufotable, where she was voiced in Japanese by Maaya Sakamoto.

Evolution

Appearance

Shiki stands at 160 centimeters tall (almost '5'3"), having short black hair and black eyes. While her Mystic Eyes are active, Shiki's eyes are glowing blue. For her normal attire, Shiki wears a blue kimono with blue obi, a red jacket and a knee-sized pair of boots.

Personality

Before her suicide attempt, Shiki possessed two personalities as a result of her family bloodline: one male and one female. The male persona has Shiki's destructive impulses that he despises and has the speech and gestures of a young boy. The female persona had a more reserved and quiet personality.

Upon the loss of her male personality, Shiki became mentally conflicted over her self-identity and took on traits that she perceived that her male persona possessed as she took on a more cold and detached persona with a desire to kill. In spite of her impulses though, Shiki still retains enough morality to not kill needlessly and has a subconscious desire of wanting to experience living a normal life in spite of her upbringing and conflicted mental condition.

Shiki views the relationships she has with others in an animalistic fashion, differentiating them in two categorizations of "those she can be with" and "those she cannot be with". While having clear perceptions of those she has close relationships with, Shiki is uncertain of what she feels toward Mikiya for much of Kara no Kyoukai.

Story

In the present within the series, Shiki worked under Touko in dealing with paranormal cases. She would be caught up in several cases connected to manipulations that transpired from Araya who drove several people with deteriorating mental conditions to gain paranormal powers they would use in a series of murders on the city populace.

Shiki would eventually confront the priest upon discovering that he set up a bounded field within an apartment complex in which he manipulated dolls containing souls of the apartment tenants to kill themselves as an experiment to trigger a means of opening access to Akasha. Having difficulty discerning Araya's lines of death with her Mystic Eyes, Shiki would be defeated by the priest and trapped deep within a bounded field that isolated her from reality. With help from Mikiya and Tomoe Enjou, Shiki gained possession of her family katana that allowed her to break free from the bounded field and defeat Araya.

During her conflict with Lio Shirazumi, Shiki would come to terms with her mental conflict and what feelings she had for Mikiya upon killing Lio. At the end of the series, Mikiya and Shiki would be married and would have a daughter named Mana.

Powers and Abilities

Shiki's main ability is the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, which allows her to see the mortality of all things that exist in the form of lines and dots. Outside of beings and objects with physical form, Shiki is able to discern more abstract existences with the Mystic Eyes such as ghosts, psychic attacks and bounded fields so long as she is capable of discerning their existence. She is capable of keeping her Mystic Eyes active for prolonged periods of time without strain to her brain.

Following her fight with Asagami, Shiki gained a prosthetic arm given to her by Touko to replace her regular one battered from Asagami's psychic attacks. The arm has magical properties to it that allow Shiki to physically interact with ghosts and can conceal a hidden knife within it. It is durable enough as such where it can withstand great impacts such as the force from falling off a multiple-story building.

Physically, she is trained enough to have an appreciable speed, good reflexes, combat skills, and weapon usage. She is skilled with wielding a knife, but is truly skilled with wielding a katana. When in possession of her family's katana called Kasenada Kuji, Shiki enters into a state of self suggestion that augments her skills and awakens her third personality called Void. In her Void persona, the perception of Shiki's Mystic Eyes are amplified as such where she is a living manifestation of Akasha and claims she would be capable of annihilating all of reality with her Mystic Eyes. Shiki's attributes would be augmented as such in her Void persona where she would be capable of fighting a defensive battle against Servants.

Voiced by
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Maaya Sakamoto
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Rank Game #710 in Power Rank
General Information Edit
Name: Shiki Ryougi
Name: 両儀式
Romanji: Ryougi Shiki
Gender: Female
Birthday: 02/17/1979
1st manga book:
1st anime episode:
1st anime movie: Overlooking View
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Recent Movies
Overlooking View

Chronologically the fourth movie in the Kara no Kyoukai series, a recent number of unusual suicides involving high school girls falling to their death off ...

Murder Speculation (part 1)

Chronologically the first movie in the series, high school student Mikiya Kokutou meets and tries to befriend a quiet and strange girl named Shiki Ryougi. ...

Remaining Sense of Pain

Chronologically the third movie in the Kara no Kyoukai series, Fujino Asagami has the special ability to psychically twist any object, but has a distorted ...

Void Shrine

Chronologically the second movie in the Kara no Kyoukai series, Shiki Ryougi is hit by a car and awakes two years later from her coma. ...

Paradox Spiral

Chronologically the fifth movie in the Kara no Kyoukai series, Shiki runs into Enjou Tomoe who claims he killed his parents. After he witnesses his ...

Murder Speculation (Part 2)

Chronologically the last movie in the series, Shiki goes to investigate the sudden continuation of the murders from four years ago.

Oblivion Recorder

Chronologically the sixth movie in the Kara no Kyoukai series, Azaka Kokutou and Shiki Ryougi are sent by Touko to investigate a series of incidents ...

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