Shingen Kishitani (岸谷森厳) is Shinra Kishitani's father. On his arrival to Ikebukuro, Shingen's first major trait is the fact that he wears that breathing mask, because 'the air in Tokyo is filthy'.
Yellow Turban ArcEdit
Shingen comes in when some of the Yellow Scarves were messing with him then Celty comes in and beats the Yellow scarves. Then Sengen yells about how mature adults are, and Celty calls him a idiot. Later, Shingen asked Celty to call him" Father". Then slips out that he stole her head with Saika and gave it Yaguri Pharmcueticals. Later he messes with Namie with a toy gun in Izaya's office.
Shingen is seen talking to Igor by Anri, presumably about hunting down Ruri. Igor expresses some irritation about being called out to Japan so suddenly, but accepts the job. Shingen spots Anri and recognizes her as the daughter of an antiques dealer he knew. He gives Anri his condolences and heads to a different location with Igor.
Shingen is then seen along with Shinra at Russia Sushi. Shinra questions his father on how he knows the assassin Igor since Igor mentioned Shingens's name when Shinra was called in to treat him. Shingen explains that he hired Igor to capture a certain female who Shinra would better know as Hollywood. He goes on to explain that he suspected something supernatural involved with the murders and, after using Nebula's information network found out that it was Ruri Hijiribe behind it all. He also discovered that there was an individual who was a "creature of myth" similar to Celty that was her ancestor and used his powers to obtain a large amount of wealth.
Shingen suspected that the genetic traits of that particular ancestor manifested in Ruri but he had no way to tell if it manifest every generation or every other generation. He wanted to put Ruri under Nebula's "protection" so that he could dissect her and perform experiments on her. Shinra replies that Shingen needed to change his behavior but Shingen simply brushes him off. According to him, Ruri didn't display enough supernatural abilities for them to provide funding for research since she couldn't even withstand the blow from a human in the first place.
It is revealed through flashbacks that Shingen initially obtained Saika through an Information Broker named Yadogiri Jinnai . Yadogiri is also the one who persuaded Shingen to steal the Head of Celty and provided her location to him. After obtaining the head, Shingen was approached by his long time friend, Seitarou Yagiri. Seitarou demanded that Shingen handed the head over to him but Shingen refused no matter how high the price was. Seitarou finally resorted to threatening the Life of Shinra in order to get the head.
Shingen eventually succumbed to his threats and gave up the head to him. Although the two of them remained friends, Shingen is still bitter about Seitarou threatening his only son. Near the end of the novel, Shingen warns Seitarou not to get too close to Yadogiri saying that he was similar to a radioactive Substance where all who get close to him eventually decay and rot away. Seitarou dismisses Shingen's warning and claims that he will simply have to use Yadogiri better that he is using him.
Voice Actors Edit
- Japanese: Akio Otsuka
- English: Doug Stone