|Affiliation||Sun Psychic Union|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 59|
Kirin Shodo (浄堂麒麟, Jōdō Kirin) is a haughty psychic and the President of the Sun Psychic Union.
Shodo is balding on the top of his head and combs his remaining hair over the spot. He also appears to have angry, sunken in eyes that are very circular, along with a perpetually pinched expression. His forehead and the space between his (nonexistent) eyebrows are both very wrinkled. He also wears robes and several necklaces around his neck. Generally, he appears with bodyguards flanking him.
Shodo seems to think of himself as a great psychic, which appears to have made him vain. He refers to himself as a very powerful man and is enraged when he learns Reigen punched him in the face when he was possessed by Mogami's spirit. He also seems very petty and fears being eclipsed by other psychics. Because of this, he attempted to destroy Arataka Reigen's career through public humiliation on television.
Shodo seems to have established himself as a psychic and rose to power after establishing the Sun Psychic Union.
Shodo was one of the many psychics called to the Asagiri home to assist in the exorcism of Keiji Mogami from Minori Asagiri's body. He was flanked by bodyguards and seemed to be greatly respected by the other psychics who were called. During the exorcism he was incapable of doing anything against Mogami's spirit and recognized just how powerful it was. However, he was also possessed by Mogami and Reigen punched him so as to cause harm to the evil spirit using his body. However, Shodo continued to hold a grudge against Reigen long after. Because of this, he decided to ruin Reigen's career as a psychic through public humiliation on television. He set up a fake televised exorcism and watched as Reigen attempted to entertain the crowd through a fake exorcism, before standing to tell them that there had been no spirit all along. This damaged Reigen's credibility greatly and satisfied Shodo.
Powers & Abilities
Like many other self-proclaimed psychics, Shodo possesses no special abilities. However he was able to produce a noticeable aura in his ultimately fruitless attempt to exorcise Keiji Mogami from Minori Asagiri's body.
- "I'm really bad at rock-paper-scissor you know... hm... there are many casualties... you should call an ambulance... Begone!"
- "This kind of restraint is cruel... I shall release him from it."
- "I'd like to see Reigen-kun's ability. Even if I try hard, it's not spectacular at all. We should let the whole nation witness how the next generation of psychics does it."
- "No exorcism needed. This boy is not possessed. It was all an act."
- "Oh, I'm sorry, I'm not trying to badmouth you, Reigen-san."