The World Ends With You
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The World Ends With You
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Overview

"Let's hear him out. Sometimes all people need is a good listener. We might even be able to solve his problem. If not, don't worry. I promise I'll say no."
— Shiki to Neku regarding 777 (Shiki, Day 3)

Shiki Misaki (美咲 四季 Misaki Shiki) is one of the main characters of The World Ends with You and serves as Neku Sakuraba's partner during his first Reapers' Game.

Appearance[]

Shiki is a slender fifteen year old girl. She has brown eyes and dark pinkish-red hair that is concealed by her newsboy cap which has three buttons on the right side (although due to sprite flipping, she incorrectly lacks buttons when she looks right). Her attire consists of a reddish-pink short sleeved shirt that exposes a large portion of her midriff. Over this she wears a short yellow hooded vest. She wears a necklace around her neck with a puzzle piece-shaped pendant. She wears a low-cut green denim mini-skirt with a brown fanny pack around her waist. Like Neku, she also wears a yellow bracelet on her left wrist although it is never explained why, possibly as a visual metaphor for how Neku and Shiki are partners. Shiki has a ring on her left hand's pinkie finger. She wears knee-length brown medium heeled boots with yellow stripes on the sides. All of these are hand-made by Shiki herself.

However, this appearance is borrowed from her best friend Eri. Her real appearance is of a girl with short brown hair wearing glasses, a dull green jacket over a black shirt, and a tan knee-length skirt with a light oak leaf pattern and black leggings.

Personality[]

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"Fashionable and fabulous at fifteen, Shiki knows clothes. While she puts on a cheerful face to lend Neku some much-needed moral support, deep down she harbors a secret... She never parts with her homemade stuffed animal, Mr. Mew; to survive, Neku can never part with her."
— Game manual description

Shiki is shown to be a talented seamstress, even making her own clothes and Mr. Mew, her stuffed cat doll. She is interested in fashion and wishes to become a fashion designer one day. She is shown to have a somewhat neurotic side, obsessing over Neku's loose button. Her perfectionist side is also to her own disadvantage, as she compares herself to other people. It is heavily implied Shiki, Eri, or both of them have a preference for the brand D+B.

Shiki tries to the best of her abilities to help others. She is generally positive and upbeat, always trying to make the best of a bad situation. She tries to befriend Neku but her cheery attitude grates him because he feels she does not respect his boundaries, such as when she says he should take off his headphones because she thinks him wearing them is rude, not knowing why he wears them in the first place, as well as when she insists she is Neku's friend after he implies he does not consider her a friend. In the Japanese version, Shiki tries to get him to know her on a first name basis when they first meet, resulting in offending Neku.

Shiki standing up for herself.

Shiki is very outspoken and rarely hesitates to vocalize or complain about things which annoy her. It is shown she can be very headstrong, stubborn and unyielding. This can be to a fault, such as when she took off Neku's shorts to fix his button against his will, despite his protests and violating his security. This makes her a bit hypocritical, as she tells Neku he should care more about other's feelings while she sometimes simultaneously neglects Neku's. For example, when Neku says he wishes to work alone, Shiki replies he "can't mean that" instead of asking him why he wants to, which is her denying Neku's feelings and not taking him at his word. Another time, when Neku says he does not care about wearing trendy clothes, Shiki retorts, "Ugh, no, you can't do that!" Moments such as these could be seen as Shiki being in the wrong and disrespecting Neku's feelings and boundaries.

In the Japanese version, Neku points out the hypocrisy of Shiki calling his headphones rude, while she plays with her phone during their conversations which he deems also rude. Similar to how Neku is ruder in the English version, Shiki is ruder as well, saying things like "duh" and "you're the one being stupid" which were not in the Japanese version which portrays her as polite.

Shiki talks about her self-hatred.

Despite her cheerful attitude, Shiki feels inferior and useless to others, making her jealous of her friend. Shiki attempts to turn these feelings into positive ones and not let them affect her. However, it is revealed that Shiki hated herself. She had such low self esteem that she lacked self compassion. Additionally, Neku lashing out at her, despite her rather normal behavior, causes her to gaslight herself and blame herself for their communication difficulties, worsening her self esteem. Shiki's struggle with feeling inferior to Eri made her become obsessed with her identity to the point her identity became the most important thing in her life. On Day 6, Shiki's self-loathing eventually turns suicidal when she lacks the motivation to finish the mission, considering erasure.

Shiki having an unfortunate epiphany about herself.

On Day 6, Neku discovers Shiki's secret. He encourages Shiki and she feels reassured in who she is, becoming more cheerful, especially after hearing how much Eri missed her and how Neku likes her the way she already is. Shiki then chooses to embrace her own identity, making a promise to herself not compare herself to other people so much, and she becomes determined to live again.

In A New Day, Shiki keeps her personality, and does not seem different in any noticeable way other than a few inconsistencies with her motivations. It is revealed that this Shiki is a fake and so was Rhyme, her partner in the mysterious New Reapers' Game.

In Another Day, Shiki acts almost exactly the same. The only notable difference is that she becomes more of a fangirl for "The Prince", and is a part of the (White Angels), a Prince fan group going so far as to become angry at anyone that insults him or her group. She also enjoys Tin Pin Slammer a great deal more than she did during the main story. When Neku wins against the Prince in Tin Pin, Shiki threatens to "personally flog" Neku later, although it is unclear if she is simply talking to impress the Prince or if she would go so far as to beat Neku.

In The Animation, Shiki's personality is altered to be more like her Japanese version, so she is more polite. She could also be seen as being more intelligent than her game counterpart; for example, in the game, she walks into a wall which a Reaper is standing beside. In The Animation, Shiki prevents the Noise from appearing by fixing Mina and Ai's argument using imprinting, which Neku suggested in the game, and is able to deduce that Neku's amnesia is caused by his memories being his entry fee.

Story[]

Background[]

Eri (left) and Shiki (right).

Shiki mentions she hangs out in Shibuya all the time, implying she does not live in the ward and that she lives somewhere else in Tokyo. As such, Shiki knows Shibuya very well. At some point, she attended a Hachi Fest festival.

When Shiki was creating Mr. Mew, a classmate named Eri approached her, leading the two to become close friends, despite Shiki feeling inferior to her. Eri was exceptional at designing clothes and Shiki helped make Eri’s designs a reality, which led Shiki on the path of creating clothing using her sewing. At some point, the girls took a photo together and one of them made it their phone wallpaper. Shiki mentions she took each day for granted and never thought of her lifestyle as truly living, a constant cycle of waking up, going to school, talking to Eri, coming home to eat dinner, watching TV and then falling asleep.

One day, Shiki was annoyed because she could not come up with a clothing design she was happy with. Eri tried to cheer Shiki up by saying Shiki is not meant to be a designer anyway, although this backfired and hurt her feelings because Shiki wanted to become a fashion designer. Although Eri wanted to apologize, saying she didn't mean to hurt her, Eri was unable to.

The day after, Shiki tragically died in an unknown accident. To enter the Reapers' Game, she was forced to sacrifice her physical identity as her entry fee. Shiki took up Eri's appearance while in the Underground. When Shiki woke up in the Game, she "freaked out" at seeing herself in Eri's body, although it was a happy and excited one because Shiki finally felt pretty. Additionally, Shiki would even emulate Eri's personality, acting bubbly and cute. However, Shiki would become self-conscious again because she knew that if she won the Game, then she would have to give up Eri's body, and as the days went on, she would come to realize that nothing had changed internally about herself.

Week 1[]

Neku running past Shiki Misaki.

Shiki is one of the three partners who Neku runs past in the opening while he flees from the frog Noise. Shiki meets Neku on the very first day of the game at the Statue of Hachiko, where she orders him to make a pact with her. She explains the situation (including how to form a pact and the basics of the game) to her partner and teaches him how to use his first battle pins. No reference is made to how Shiki knows the rules for the game, or how the other players (aside from Neku) also know the rules, or at least enough to play. Though Neku is at first resistant to her, she constantly remains a source of positive support for him and teaching him of the value of friendship. The two then make it to 104 to complete their first mission.

Shiki being telekinetically choked to death by Neku.

During the second day, Shiki meets Beat and Rhyme, whom she quickly makes friends with and learns several tips from. However, Neku's antisocial behavior makes Beat mad and the two leave. At the end of the second day, a Reaper named Uzuki Yashiro convinces Neku to kill Shiki to escape the Game by falsely accusing Shiki of being a Reaper sent to spy on Neku. Shiki attempts to convince him not to, retorting that Uzuki is lying, but Neku does not listen. She was quickly saved by Sanae Hanekoma, who educates the two on being a team.

On the third day, Shiki and Neku work together to defeat a giant bat Noise. Neku is noticeably far less hostile towards her.

On the fourth day, Shiki decides to spend her free time shopping. She then outlines her passion for designing and sewing clothes. Later that day, Rhyme is erased. Shiki is hurt and shocked by Neku's lack of expressive emotion, wondering if he actually feels sad, not knowing that Neku is simply coping with his grief through repression and withdrawal. Shiki insists she is Neku's friend which annoys him, prompting an argument between them in which Neku tells her she is not and that he only sticks with the group to survive. Shiki calls him no better than a Reaper.

On the fifth day, Shiki apologizes to Neku, saying she crossed the line by what she said. Shiki and Neku work together to salvage the friendship between two girls Ai and Mina. Shiki tells Neku her belief that it's okay to lie sometimes, saying that not all secrets are bad ones. When Shiki meets the Game Master Yodai Higashizawa, he mocks her, taunting her about the jealousy in her heart, saying she will struggle with her feelings even if she is restored to life. It is at this point that Neku discovers both he and Shiki are dead and the Reapers' Game is a trial for a chance to come back to life.

Shiki and Neku spot Eri in Shibuya.

Because of this, Shiki becomes unsure and unfocused for the sixth day; Neku is then forced into a difficult role for him as being the positive and driven member of the partnership. Later, Shiki and Neku find Eri in Shibuya. Surprisingly, Shiki looks exactly like her friend. After fleeing, Neku confronts her, and she confesses that the person he sees is not her real appearance—it is really Eri's body. Forfeiting her appearance as a fee for the game, it is revealed that she has always envied her friend, who she felt was better than her in every way. Shiki decides to watch Eri from the UG and Shiki realizes that Eri loved her very much, that Eri regretted what she said, and that Eri wished she could have Shiki's skills as well. Realizing how lucky she is to have such a caring friend like Eri, the jealousy disappears from Shiki and her spirit is renewed, giving Shiki motivation to return to be alive again.

Shiki and Neku saying goodbye.

She and Neku go on to defeat Higashizawa on the final day and win the Game. She promises to wait at the Statue of Hachiko every day until he shows up, holding Mr. Mew so he can recognize her. Unfortunately, they learn from the game's conductor Megumi Kitaniji that only one of them can move on, and Shiki is chosen. She protests, but Neku urges her to leave and meet up with Eri. Shiki is concerned if Neku will still be her friend once they are restored to life, but Neku reassures her and encourages her to meet him at Hachiko after the game concludes. Tearfully, Shiki leaves for the RG—only to be taken as Neku's entry price for his next Game (regardless, Shiki could not be brought back to life due to the Composer's absence).

Week 2[]

Shiki is not present during the second week, since she is being used as Neku's entry fee for the second week but continually serves as the main driving force behind Neku's determination to win the Reapers' Game.

Week 3[]

Shiki awakens deep within the Shibuya River on the last day of the third week (after Neku wins his third game by defeating Konishi; since Shiki was Neku's entry fee, she is returned to the UG), where Neku and Beat are passing through to find the Composer, after Neku and Beat break enough rules to disqualify themselves. Upon finding the Reapers' hideout, the Red Skull pin she had gained during her Game is activated by Kitaniji, and without her Player Pin she is mind controlled.

A possessed Shiki attacks Neku.

She is then forced to Neku and Beat aiding Kitaniji in battle. (Note: In the DS version, she attacks Beat on the top zone and uses her standard attacks with Mr. Mew to fight Beat. After Neku defeats the Conductor, she continues to attack, sending multiple Mr. Mews at Neku. She is blocked by Beat, who is knocked out in the attack. Neku takes the opportunity to cut her Red Skull pin in half. Shiki loses consciousness along with Beat, and Neku goes to fight the Composer alone. Shiki and Beat wake up shortly after and rush after their friend just in time to find him about to fight Kitaniji once more.

Shiki becomes Neku's friend.

Together, the trio fight the Conductor. Joshua then enters and is forcibly fused with the Conductor, stealing away both Beat and Shiki. Fortunately, all three partners manage to sync up with Neku while he fights alone, giving him enough power to defeat the Conductor and save them. Sadly, Joshua then reveals himself as the Composer. Joshua decides to spare Shibuya, and Shiki, Neku, Beat, and Rhyme all meet up at Hachiko, where they happily reunite.

A New Day[]

In A New Day, a false Shiki created by Coco appears as a player in Expert Mode. She partners with Rhyme this time around, and she doesn’t appear to be any different from the first game’s Shiki. She still keeps Eri’s appearance. Neku and Shiki theorize that her entry fee was her appearance yet again. Shiki says that it is due to how much she admired Eri, but Neku points out the inaccuracy and says that Shiki envied Eri, which Shiki plays off as her forgetting. After Rhyme is erased, Shiki disappears after the ensuing battle.

The real Shiki calls Neku after he escapes Coco's Shibuya. She says one of the seams on Mr. Mew ripped and felt like something bad was happening. She and Neku then agree to go shopping later to buy materials so they can stitch up Mr. Mew.

Another Day[]

In Another Day, Shiki is an avid player of Tin Pin Slammer, like everybody else in the alternate universe. She joins Neku to help him find the stolen pins during the Tin Pin Tournament. While she seems to have inexplicably kept Eri's appearance, Another Day's Joshua explains that she does in actual fact look like her Realground self, and the player simply sees what they expect, even though it isn't the truth. He also hints that he is aware of the real-world development process of The World Ends with You, and obliquely claims that creating battle sprites of Shiki's RG appearance exclusively for the semi-canon bonus chapter would have been a lot to ask of an already-taxed development team, for not much added value.

Relationships[]

Neku[]

Shiki fighting Noise with Neku.

Neku is Shiki's first partner in the Reapers' Game. At first, Neku dislikes Shiki, acting coldly towards her and only staying with her to survive. He nicknames her "Stalker" because she follows him around wherever he goes. When Shiki talks, Neku generally only responds when he becomes irritated by her chatting. Early on, he seems to show little regard for her, as he is even willing to kill her when the Reaper Uzuki Yashiro offered him a way out of the Game in exchange for doing so.

Despite the incident, Shiki continues to treat him the same and does her best to understand him. As time progresses, the two develop a friendship as they become closer and open up to each other. When they spot Eri, Shiki's best friend in the Realground who strangely looks exactly like her, Shiki starts to run from Neku, but he stops her and gets her to tell the truth about her past. Neku learns that she was not happy with who she was, and always felt jealous of Eri, so when she entered the game her entry fee was her appearance, teaching her that she shouldn't be jealous. Through this experience, Shiki and Neku grow closer. When they learn that only Shiki will move on to the RG, and that Neku must play the Game again, Shiki states that she will wait in front of Hachiko everyday until Neku returns.

There is some amount of irony at the beginning of the second week when Shiki is taken as Neku's entry fee. While this is a bluff on the part of the Conductor — because only the Composer can restore life to Players — Neku finds the entry fee credible enough to stake all of his efforts on Week 2 on getting Shiki back, which possibly strengthened his feelings for her. Shiki is highly embarrassed when she finds this out at the end of Week 3.

In the ending, Shiki meets up with Neku, Beat and Rhyme in front of the Statue of Hachiko, as promised. In A New Day, Neku is the first person she calls when Mr. Mew's seam breaks and she asks him if they can go shopping together for materials to fix him.

Eri[]

"I was never pretty... or smart... There was nothing special about me at all. I hated myself. I wanted to change, to be somebody else... To be Eri."
— Shiki to Neku (Shiki, Day 6)

Eri devastated by Shiki's death.

Shiki is best friends with Eri, as the two of them bonded through making clothes together. Shiki became jealous of Eri's good looks, popularity, and skills as a designer. This jealousy was one of the driving factors behind her appearance during the Reaper's Game and Higashizawa's interest in her. Later, on Day 6, Shiki and Neku learn that Eri had just as much respect and admiration for Shiki.

Mina and Nao[]

Shiki is friends with Mina and Nao in Another Day. They are all part of the Eiji Oji fan group, the White Angels.

Rhyme[]

Shiki and Rhyme are not very close but they have some notable conversations throughout the game. On Shiki, Day 4, Shiki ask’s Rhyme about Her Pendant, which Rhyme explains to be a gift from her brother.

In A New Day, Shiki and Rhyme are partners in the game.

Abilities[]

Shiki's stuffed animal, Mr. Mew, is her sole method of attacking in battle.

Shiki's psych involves her animating Mr. Mew through Groove Pawn, a Psychokinesis-type pin. The stuffed animal comes alive and becomes a ferocious, clawing beast that attacks enemies. She also seems to be capable of duplicating Mr. Mew. This has only been done during her fusion attacks with Neku and in the storyline, but not in battle as a special attack. While Shiki seems to be able to command Mr. Mew, her control is indirect at best; she states that he "does his own thing" in Shiki, Day 4. Her ability to animate objects only works on Mr. Mew.

In the DS version, Shiki can jump and attack enemies in mid-air by pressing up on the D-pad or X, dealing double damage once. Reversing the direction she attacks while in the middle of a combo results in a counter, dealing double damage. She can block attacks with her arms by pressing down or B. If she manages to pull off a successful ground attack, Shiki gains brief invincibility as she cheers herself while Mr. Mew is uppercutting enemies. Through him, she has the ability to jump and attack enemies in mid-air by pressing up on the D-pad or X, dealing double damage once. Reversing the direction she attacks in while in the middle of a combo results in a counter, dealing double damage. She can also guard against attacks by pressing down or B.

In Co-op in Final Remix, she gains the ability to have Mr. Mew do a dropkick and to spin Mr. Mew around like a lariat.

ESP Cards[]

In the DS version, Shiki gains Fusion Stars through her ESP Cards (also known as Zener cards). There are three ESP Cards displayed face down at the top of Shiki's screen. The player has to randomly guess each card at the end of the combo map, starting from the right to the left. Guessing the right card moves the cursor to the left. Guessing the wrong card keeps the cursor in place, requiring the player to retry. If the wrong card selected was one of the facedown ESP Cards, there'll be a quick glimpse of where that card is. Difficulty settings change the amount of available cards: Easy or Normal mode chooses from Waves, Circle, or Cross. Hard mode will add the Star (a filled star) card, and Ultimate mode will add the Square (a hollow square) card.

Fusion Stars[]

Guessing the correct card without a mistake earns Shiki two stars. Guessing incorrectly then guessing the right card later earns only one star. If the player chooses the wrong card and it is revealed being in another place, guessing this card at the first try will still earn two stars. Although there is a bit of randomness in Shiki's fusion star generation (the first card always has to be guessed), she can potentially generate two at once; only Beat can generate more than two stars per combo, but this is often difficult to pull off.

Fusions[]

  • Fusion-S1.png Level 1: Neku and Mr. Mew attack all enemies. (Solo Remix adds Shiki throwing Mr. Mew and him growing into a giant)
    • Shiki: "Ready to die?"
    • Neku: "Then die!"
  • Fusion-S2.png Level 2: Shiki and Neku ride Mr. Mew, while Mr. Mew attacks.
    • Shiki: "Neku, come on!"
    • Neku: "Right behind you!"
  • Fusion-S3.png Level 3: Mr. Mew grows to Godzilla-like proportions and fires lasers from his eyes, while Shiki and Neku stand on his shoulders.
    • Shiki: "Go, Mr. Mew!"
    • Neku: "Get 'em, Piggy!"

Tin Pin Deck[]

In Another Day, Shiki's pin deck is shown during a Tin Pin Match against her. As she can only be fought once, there is no rematch and only one of her decks is known.

Pin #1: Tin Pin Thrift | Weight: 7, Spin: 5, KO Length: 4, Stinger x 7, Bomber x 4, Hammer x 4, Hand x 1
Pin #2: Tin Pin Thrift | Weight: 7, Spin: 5, KO Length: 4, Stinger x 7, Bomber x 4, Hammer x 4, Hand x 1

Solo Remix[]

In The World Ends with You -Solo Remix-, all partner characters saw their combat abilities altered into usable Partner Pins. Shiki's pin uses targeted attacks that are activated by tapping an enemy and which function similar to her original ground combo. Her various other abilities are replaced with abilities that upgrade the pin's usability or improve the pin's attack mechanism. See Shiki Partner Pin for full details.

Final Remix[]

In The World Ends With You: Final Remix, Shiki, like all other partners, keep their pin usage style from The World Ends with You -Solo Remix-. Shiki, Day 2 and onwards another player can control Shiki with a second Joy-con in Co-op mode, giving her two extra moves on top of her partner pin.

Fusion Cards[]

Shiki's card minigame in Remix.

In Remix versions, Shiki’s Fusion attacks are powered by a card minigame. A card with a symbol is shown on top, and the player must pick the two matches from a set of cards displayed. The cards will flash for a second before displaying a card with a cat. There will be 4 cards at first, then five, then six for the rest of the mini-game. A multiplier bonus is given for picking out both matches with no incorrect picks.

Items[]

Swag[]

The following is all of the Shiki-related items the player can get in the game:

Threads[]

There are several Threads that give bonuses when worn exclusively by Shiki. Listed in order of their item number, they are:

Food[]

Shiki will react differently to certain foods, giving her more or less Sync than the food's description states. She dislikes fatty and fast foods and likes healthy foods and sweet foods. Shiki has the least hates with 5, shares with Joshua for most dislikes with 8, has the least neutral foods with 6, ties with Joshua for most likes with 13, and has the most loves with 10.

Shiki’s line eating food she loves with a 200% sync multiplier is “It’s delicious!” Her 10 loved foods, listed in order of their item number, are:

Shiki’s line eating food she loves with a 150% sync multiplier is “So yummy!” Her 13 liked foods, listed in order of their item number, are:

Shiki’s line eating food she's neutral on with a 100% sync multiplier is “Food's food.” Her 6 neutral foods, listed in order of their item number, are:

Shiki’s line eating food she's dislikes with a 75% sync multiplier is “Yuck!” Her 8 disliked foods, listed in order of their item number, are:

Shiki’s line eating food she hates with a 50% sync multiplier is “You finish it.” Her 6 hated foods, listed in order of their item number, are:

Etymology[]

The word "Shiki" translates directly to thread, reflecting on her talent for sewing, and her knowledge of trends in Shibuya. She is the only Player in the game who visibly cares about fashion and trends beyond their effects in battling Noise. The kanji Shi-ki Mi-saki translate literally to: four, seasons, beautiful, blossom.

Quotes[]

  • "You! Forge a pact with me! Listen! If we forge a pact, we can beat the Noise! You wanna be erased? Hurry up! There's no time! Make a pact with me! Please!"
  • "Next time, try listening."
  • "Neku, huh? Cute name."
  • Neku: "Why are you following me!?"
    Shiki: "Why are you making yourself so hard to follow?"
  • "I'm not a stalker!"
  • "Whew... We did it... But you heard her... Day 1 is nothing. What if the missions only get harder? We've got six more days... Are we gonna make it? I...I don't want to be erased..."
  • "Stop that. I'm just trying to be nice."
  • "Listen to yourself... We're partners, Neku. But I don't understand you! Let me in! Tell me what you're thinking!"
  • "Please, STOP walking off without me!"
  • "Arrgh! My name is Shiki. Can you say "Shiki"?"
  • "WHAT!? How can you live in this country and not know Hachiko?"
  • "EARTH TO NEKU!"
  • "Hey! What are you saying! Shut up! Don't lie! Neku...She's making all of this-- I didn't spy! I swear! Don't, Neku. Don't kill me..."
  • "But what do memes do?"
  • "Shibuya is every girl's war zone."
  • "Ugh, no, you can't do that! They call it a fashion statement for a reason! How you dress sends a clear message. Look, you've got potential. You could be sooo much cooler. And I KNOW fashion. C'mon, it's so easy to be trendy. Well, I'm not going to force you. But your clothes... They're, um... Not, like, bad, but... Ahh! Nothing, nothing! Just forget I brought it up."
  • "Yup! I want to make clothes for a living. Nice clothes make people happy. And that makes me happy, too."
  • "Your shorts. Take them off! I'll fix the button. Oh, grow up. What, are you going commando? You're invisible! No one's watching. Now! Pants! Off!"
  • "How can you just write her off like that!? Don't you care? Aren't you SAD!? We could have done something! How dare you! You think NOT teaming up would have saved her? How can you be so COLD? Beat and Rhyme were our friends! What happened to her... We're all responsible! It was our fault, too..."
  • "Neku... How c-could you... You didn't feel anything when Rhyme was erased? Not even a little sad? That's inhuman... You're inhuman, Neku. No better than those Reapers!"
  • "Aww... See how nice it is to have friends? Sure, you may butt heads now and then, but life is more fun that way."
  • "Neku...You don't lie to MAKE friends. I agree, that wouldn't be right. But sometimes, you need to tell a fib because you ARE friends. Not all secrets are bad secrets."
  • "How dare you! Rhyme protected Beat! You call that weak? Take it back!"
  • "I thought I'd changed. But I'll never change. I'll just go on hurting."
  • "When I got to the UG and I saw myself... I freaked. But it was a happy kind of freaked. Because this is what I always dreamed of-- a new me. I hated who I was. All I wanted was to like myself. To be cute, and smart, and perfect... like Eri."
  • "At first... I didn't get it either. I was so excited to be Eri that I even acted like her-- all bubbly and cute. But it was just an act. Inside, nothing changed. I'm still the same person I've always been. Then I realized. I'll never be Eri. Deep down, I never wanted to be. I was just jealous. The Reaper was right. What I value most is ME!"
  • "The truth is, I'm scared! I keep trying to sound brave, saying we need to win the Game, but... I'm scared of getting a second chance! What if it's like the Reaper said? I don't want to come back to life it means being jealous of Eri all the time. ...I don't want to be that person."
  • "Neku... You think I'm OK the way I am?"
  • "Finally... the end is in sight. It's been crazy, huh? Our time in the UG. But I learned something about myself-- how lucky I was. I took each day for granted. Woke up, went to school, talked to Eri. Came home, ate, watched TV. Then conked right out. It was so... NORMAL, I never thought of it as living. But this week woke me up, made me feel more alive... than I ever did when I really was."
  • "That's right. I was jealous. That's how lucky I am! It takes an amazing friend to make you jealous. So you can just get ready to lose! I swear I'm getting my life back! Eri's waiting in the RG, and you... are NOT gonna get in my way!"
  • "Once you see the real me, will we still be friends?"
  • "Huh? I was your entry fee? Then... ! Wh-whoa! So I'm your... I'm the... Whaaat? Oh, NEKU... Talk about embarrassing... I mean, this isn't like you at all!"
  • "Blue and Pink!? Sure, they go.. but I didn't know they went LIKE THAT!"
  • "I'm going, too. If something happens, I want to see... I mean stop it."
  • "...You hear me? Ugh! You are such a chicken. Buck buck buck buck buck buh-KAWWWK! Unbelievable!"

Battle Quotes[]

  • This won't be hard. - Begin battle
  • We can do this, Neku! - Begin battle
  • Not good! - Begin battle at low HP
  • There! - Combo finisher
  • Die! - Combo finisher
  • Piss off! - Combo finisher
  • Why don't you back off? - Combo finisher
  • Got it! - Catching the puck
  • What a rush! - Catching the puck at 5x power
  • Here it comes! - Activating the partner pin in Solo or Final Remix
  • We won't make it... - Low HP
  • Neku, you okay? - Neku recovering from knockdown
  • No! Not like this! - Game Over
  • AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! - Game Over
  • We did it! - Noise erased
  • Was that close or what? - Noise erased at low HP
  • Talk about seamless! - Noise erased
  • Losing's not an option! - ★-rank victory
  • Nice! - Finishing a combo and passing the puck
  • Huh? - When using (S) Backlash
  • I wasn't feeling it - E-Rank Victory

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance[]

"A girl who has been forced into the Reapers' Game. Her constant companion is a stuffed animal named Mr. Mew. A stranger in a black coat tricked her into leading Riku into a trap."
— Shiki's character file

Shiki in Dream Drop Distance.

Shiki makes an appearance in Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance. Heather Hogan reprises her role as Shiki. She first appears in the Traverse Town world being attacked by Nightmare Dream Eaters before being saved by Riku. She makes a joke that Riku is her night in shining armor and finds his closed off behavior similar to Neku. Shiki then leads Riku to Young Xehanort who Beat later explains tricked Shiki into bringing him Riku with the promise that he would take her back to Shibuya. Shiki feels remorse for her actions and apologizes.

Sometime later, she is able to find Neku in the alternate version of Traverse Town and they receive a mission to defeat the Dream Eater Spellican. However, they have great difficulty defeating it since it is able to create more Dream Eaters. To help, they enlist the said of Sora. However, he is unable to defeat it in time and it escapes. He then leaves in order to hunt it down in another world so that their mission is cleared. Before he leaves, Shiki invites Sora to visit Shibuya some time.

Other Kingdom Hearts Titles[]

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Shiki appears as a costume that the player character can wear in Kingdom Hearts Union χ. She also appears in several medals:

Shiki, Neku, and Joshua also make a brief appearance at the start of Kingdom Hearts III along with Sora's memories.

The Animation[]

"A stylish girl focused on always staying fashion-forward. She carries her handmade cat plushie with her wherever she goes."
— Shiki's description in The Animation's official website

Shiki Misaki in The Animation.

In The Animation, Shiki's story remains mostly the same with a few details omitted. She first meets Neku when she shoves him out of the way of a frog Noise's attack. She no longer looks at her phone throughout the first few days so it is not used as evidence against her in support of her being a spy for the Reapers. Shiki obtains a keypin from 777 as a reward for freeing Futoshi from the Noise that were possessing him which she uses to unlock a wall later. Shiki and Eri's history is revealed a couple days sooner and Shiki is the one who reveals to Neku that all the Players are dead instead of Higashizawa. When she is taken as Neku's entry fee, she has a more unpleasant and painful experience when she disappears.

In week three, when Shiki is revived and becomes possessed, she is no longer attacked by either Beat or Neku as in the game. Shiki also gets to meet Joshua and learn the truth of the Reapers' Game from him. She introduces herself again to Neku at Hachiko and the group goes on a walk together.

Shiki's personality has been altered a bit compared to her game counterpart, as she is never really rude to Neku or becomes seriously angry at him, with many fans feeling she is more "perfect" and "Mary Sue". Her relationship with Neku is incredibly less hostile and he opens up to her very fast. She also gets over her self-esteem and jealousy issues much faster than her game version, and no longer becomes borderline suicidal because of it.

Trivia[]

Shiki laughing while listening to her phone

  • At the end of a battle, Shiki will hold her phone to her ear. This is strange as there is no one to call in the UG. It's possible that she is listening to music on it, but she can be seen dialing, and every few seconds she shakes as though with laughter.
  • It is strange that even though Shiki says Mr. Mew "does his own thing," he doesn't help her if she gets captured by jellyfish Noise; he just stands there in his battle pose.
  • Shiki is Neku's only partner to not largely go by a nickname (although Neku calls her "stalker" before getting to know her).
  • Shiki's real form's eyes are never shown. On her phone, they are hidden by a glare. During the credits, only half of her face is shown.
  • Shiki's appearance doesn't change into her real appearance in Another Day, despite not being in the Reapers' Game. However, this is easily explainable, as this story takes place in another universe. As another explanation, when Neku talks to Joshua, he says a parable which basically says that "a certain young lady may look different to you than she actually is," claiming that Neku has a filtered view on Shiki's look.
  • Shiki's nickname in Another Day, "Green" is said by Joshua to be based on the color of her skirt. But interesting it also reflects her true form's main color (the green jacket).
    • Though this is possibly coincidental, it also appears to reflect her motivation (envy toward Eri, as in the phrase "green with envy").
  • Shiki and Neku placed seventh on Nintendo Power's list of gaming's top couples in their February 2011 issue.


Characters in The World Ends with You

Neku SakurabaShiki MisakiBeatJoshuaRhymeSota HonjoNao

777BJCoco AtarashiKoki KariyaMegumi KitanijiMitsuki KonishiSho MinamimotoTenhoUzuki YashiroYodai Higashizawa

Other Characters

AiEiji OjiEriFutoshiItaru YokoyamadaKen DoiMakoto MikiMinaMr. MewSanae HanekomaShuto DanTsugumi MatsunaeWizard of Slam