Name: Akasha Shishidou
Anime Show: Corpse Princess
Appearance: Episode 5 – “Traitor Monk”
Alias: Traitor Monk
The main antagonist of the Corpse Princess (Shikabane Hime) Story. In his younger days, Akasha Shishidou was one of the top monks of the Kogon Sect. He was proud monk who was strong in his faith, principles, and a believer in the Kogon Sect. However, during a mission to kill a large band of Shikabane, Akasha was confronted with the unimaginable, he was forced to kill his fiancee who was also his Shikabane Hime. After the death of his Shikabane Hime, Akasha went into exile for some years, only to re-appear during a time when a series of recent events Shikabane occur. From this time on Akasha has set his goal on one thing, to destroy the Kogon Sect for their lies and deception, and to do this Akasha Shishidou allied himself with a powerful group of Shikabanes, the Seven Stars.
Additional Information (Possible Spoilers):
- Before being a powerful monk working for the Kogon Sect, Akasha Shishidou was engaged to Hibiki. Hibiki was a long time friend who has been with Akasha since they were children. However, by the time Akasha joins the Kougon Sect, Hibiki succumbs to illness and later dies. After her death she is revived as a Shikabane Hime, contracted with Akasha has her monk.
- During his earlier years, Hibiki was the most powerful Shikabane Hime.
- After 108 Shikabane kills Hibiki was transformed into rampaging Shikabane, killing everyone and everything in sight. To end Hibiki’s rampage, Akasha Shishidou was forced to kill her.
- Later in the show, Akasha Shishidou became the contracted priest for Hokuto. However, he later was killed by Hokuto for rejecting her and embracing his previous Shikabane Hime Hibiki.