- "I won, bro! Better practice up. Rely on pins alone... and you'll never be a true Slammurai! I'll be taking that pin. YOINK!"
- — Shuto to Makoto Miki
Shuto Dan (弾 修人 Dan Shuto) is a minor character in The World Ends with You. He plays a larger role in Another Day, the extra Tin Pin Story of the game.
Shuto Dan is majorly known for his obnoxious, annoying attitude and his consistent naivete. He is strong-willed and brave-hearted. Most ready to jump into anything, he can be a little over-confident, but he's a good sport and shows constant positivity.
In Week 1 Day 6, Makoto Miki tries to give Shuto his pins, but Shuto misinterprets his words and assumes he is interested in Tin Pin. He eventually takes the pin after challenging and winning a Tin Pin match against an unsuspecting Makoto.
In Week 2 Day 2, Shuto runs into Neku at a Tin Pin tournament, and attempts to show Neku how to play. During the tournament, Shuto easily wipes out Neku, but loses due to technical difficulties against Sota after Joshua swapped out Shuto's pins for faulty ones. For the rest of the week, Shuto appears in Stride, ready for a rematch against Neku. He also occasionally appears throughout Shibuya to give memes to Neku.
In Week 3, he is possessed by his O-Pin.
In Another Day, Shuto is one of the victims of the Tin Pin Thievery and pulls together a group of other Slammers that had their pins stolen into a group, known as the Kindred Spirits, to get them back. Leading on his color-coded group, they eventually uncover secrets about the Ramen Shop owner as well as Tin Pin's creator and developer. At the end of the plot, he finally challenges Neku to a Tin Pin match.
- Shuto's name is a pun; his nickname is "Shooter" and his surname, Dan, means "bullet".
- In design, Shuto is a combination of many of the protagonists from children's anime, such as from Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Bakugan, and BeyBlade.
- After raising the FSG of Banzai Ayanokoji, the owner of Mind & Body Foots in the Shibu Department Store, to 100%, he may say that he will introduce Neku to his grandson Shuto. His shop also sells (S) Tin Pin Versus, which has Shooter's image on it.
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