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SHUT THE GODDAMNED DOOR!!

—Souichiro Shimoda, Corpse Party (CHAPTER 1)


Souichiro Shimoda
Takaomi Shimoda
ShimodaProfile
Japanese

下田 宗一郎
(しもだ そういちろう)
下田 鷹臣
(しもだ たかおみ)

Rōmaji

Shimoda Sōichirō
Shimoda Takaomi

Nicknames

The Gentleman Spirit (謎の紳士 nazo no shinshi, lit. Mysterious Gentleman)

Mr. Blue Spirit (青い人魂さん aoi hitodama-san, lit. Mr. Blue Hitodama)

Characteristics
Age

28 (upon death)

Sex

Male

Height

182cm / 5'11"

Weight

69.2kg / 152.6 lb

Birth Date

January 12 (Capricorn)

Blood Type

B type

Affiliation
Status

Deceased

Cause of Death

Unknown causes

Profile
Likes

His glasses, his hat given to him by a subordinate, and coffee.

Dislikes

Ill-mannered ruffians.

Hobbies

Observing humans.

Future Dream

To escape Heavenly Host Elementary School, and reunite with his lover in the other world.

Family

Aya (Lover)

Voices & Actors
PSP and/or iOS VA

Tomokazu Sugita

3DS VA

Tomokazu Sugita

Souichiro Shimoda (下田 宗一郎 Shimoda Sōichirō?), or Takaomi Shimoda (下田 鷹臣 Shimoda Takaomi?), also known as the Gentleman Spirit (謎の紳士 Nazo no Shinshi?, lit. "Mysterious Gentleman"), is a ghost trapped inside Heavenly Host Elementary School. He resides in one of the stalls in the boys' lavatory on the third floor.

Design

Shimoda is a handsome young man with slicked-back dark hair of mid-length. He wears a gray single-breasted tuxedo with a black bowtie and white undershirt, and has a pair of narrow glasses and a felt hat, both of which he treasures deeply. As a ghost, he has a glowing body that is colored with a bluish hue. He also has the ability to take the form of a blue flame, reflecting his overall benevolent nature.

Personality

Shimoda is, for the most part, a gentleman whose courteous behavior doesn't betray his refined appearance. He is also somewhat eccentric, spouting phrases such as, "I love you!" in English. He claims to have been very protective of his subordinates in life, which carries over in the afterlife as he shows genuine concern for the unfortunate humans trapped inside Heavenly Host.

The only occasion in which he ever breaks this personality is whenever someone opens the door to his residential toilet stall without his permission, to which he furiously roars at the person to shut the door. However, he claims this is so because he is actually easily frightened by his surroundings, and only feels secure inside the stall. Upon meeting him in person, students Nana Ogasawara, Nari Amatoya, and Chihaya Yamase note how friendly he is despite him clearly being a ghost.

When Shimoda was alive, he and his family lived on the land where Heavenly Host Elementary School would eventually be built. He had a lover who died of an illness while waiting for him to return from a voyage overseas. He died of unknown causes at the age of 28. His ghost came to haunt Heavenly Host, residing inside the boys' lavatory on the third floor of the building and rebuking anyone who would open the door to his residential stall, eventually becoming the basis of one of the school's "seven mysteries." He remained trapped in the school after it was demolished and recreated by Sachiko Shinozaki, leaving him unable to pass on to the afterlife.

Plot

Corpse Party

 
Spoiler Warning!: Spoilers for Corpse Party (PC), Corpse Party (PSP, iOS) and Corpse Party (3DS) follow
 

CHAPTER 1 & 2

If you interact with the last stall in the boys' lavatories while playing as Naomi Nakashima or Yoshiki Kishinuma, he will yell at them.

EXCHAP 1 / "A Gentleman's Errand"

Shimoda is first encountered by Chihaya who gets startled and runs away, dropping her pouch. Nana walks in to retrieve the pouch, and as she chose to ignore his stall, he decided to speak with her. Nana encourages Chihaya and Nari to speak to him, who explains that another spirit had stolen his prized glasses and hat. The three manage to return Shimoda's possessions and he thanks them, before going back into his stall.

Corpse Party -THE ANTHOLOGY- Sachiko no Ren'ai Yūgi ♥ Hysteric Birthday 2U

 
Spoiler Warning!: Spoilers for Corpse Party -THE ANTHOLOGY- Sachiko no Ren'ai Yūgi ♥ Hysteric Birthday 2U follow
 

#1; The Shame on The River Kwai

Shimoda appears and yells at Nana, Nari and Chihaya after they knock on his stall. He does the same thing in Chapter #4 "The Phantom of Tenjin (Part One) of the manga.

Trivia

  • Shimoda is the only character in the series whose voice actor, Tomokazu Sugita, reprises his role from the PC version to the PlayStation Portable remake.
  • Shimoda is the only character that has two different first names in the series.
    • In his profile in Corpse Party for the PC his name is shown to be Takaomi (鷹臣 Takaomi?), but in the 3DS version his name was changed to Souichiro (宗一郎 Sōichirō?).
  • Aya, Shimoda's lover, died of an illness while waiting for him to return while he was overseas.
 
Significant plot details end here.
 


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Corpse Party (PC)

Corpse Party (PSP, iOS)

Corpse Party -THE ANTHOLOGY- Sachiko no Ren'ai Yūgi ♥ Hysteric Birthday 2U

Appearances

Games
Title Design Chapters
Corpse Party
(PC)
Takaomi 100
(Extra) Chapter1 / "A Gentleman's Errand"
Corpse Party
(PlayStation Portable, iOS)
Takaomi 101
CHAPTER 1, CHAPTER 2, EXCHAP1
Corpse Party -THE ANTHOLOGY- Sachiko no Ren'ai Yūgi ♥ Hysteric Birthday 2U
(PlayStation Portable)
Takaomi 101
Chapter #1
Corpse Party
(Nintendo 3DS)
Takaomi 101
Chapter 1, Chapter 2, EXChap 1, EXChap 11
Manga
Title Design Volumes/Chapters
Corpse Party: Sachiko no Ren'ai Yūgi ♥ Hysteric Birthday 2U
(Manga)
N/A Chapter #4
Character Navigation
Characters in Corpse Party: Blood Covered
Main Characters Ayumi ShinozakiMayu SuzumotoNaho SaenokiNaomi NakashimaSachiko Shinozaki
Sakutaro MorishigeSatoshi MochidaSeiko ShinoharaYoshiki KishinumaYui Shishido
Yuka MochidaYuuya Kizami
Minor Characters Aya Shinohara (Manga) ● Chihaya YamaseEmi UrabeHajime YamazakiHaruna KizamiHideki Tachibana (Corpse) ● Hinoe ShinozakiKai ShimadaKei Shinohara (Manga) ● Kensuke KurosakiKokuhaku Akaboji
Kou KibikiKouki Kizami (Manga) ● Masato FukuroiMasayuki Hayashi (Corpse) ● Miho Mochida
Miki Kishinuma (Mentioned) ● Mikio TsubotaMitsuki YamamotoNana OgasawaraNari Amatoya
Natsumi NakashimaRyosuke KatayamaRyou YoshizawaSayaka ShinoharaShougo Taguchi
Soichiro ShimodaTakamine YanagihoriTohko KirisakiTokiko TsujiTomohiro Ohkawa
Yoshie ShinozakiYoshikazu YanagihoriYuki KannoYukie SuzumotoYuu Shinohara
Characters in Corpse Party 2U
Main Characters Aiko NiwaAyumi ShinozakiAzusa TakaiHaruyuki InumaruMayu Suzumoto
Naho SaenokiNaomi NakashimaRan KobayashiSachiko ShinozakiSakutaro Morishige
Satoshi MochidaSatsuki MizuharaSayaka OoueSeiko ShinoharaYoshiki Kishinuma
Yui ShishidoYuka MochidaYuuya Kizami
Minor Characters Chihaya YamaseEmi UrabeKai ShimadaKensuke KurosakiKentaro OshioKou Kibiki
Lucio FulutinMasato FukuroiMitsuki YamamotoNana OgasawaraNari Amatoya
Ryosuke KatayamaRyou YoshizawaShougo TaguchiSoichiro ShimodaTohko KirisakiTokiko Tsuji
Tomohiro OhkawaToshihisa GotoTsukasa MikuniYoshie ShinozakiYoshikazu Yanagihori
Yuki Kanno

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