Relationships to other charactersEditHis only known relative is his brother, "Johnny" Gyobutsū. He is the deputy leader of the Shinsen-gumi, though every gang member that appears in the first issue dies soon after he does.
Weapons and fighting skillEdit
Shido wields a pair of unusual jitte-like blades that share his name("Shido"). They are seen attached to each other via a long chain.
Though he only uses his blades once in the manga, and for a very short time, he shows good movement and good aiming skill(like his brother) as he is able to literally cut Machi into manji-shaped pieces while she is running.
- He and "Johnny" Gyobutsu share a similar tattoo under the right eye. Shido's, however, features an extra triangle on it.
- Shido Hishiyasu is an almost literal romanization of "Sid Vicious," the bassist for the band Sex Pistols. Both he and his brother's names are homages to the band.
- His pronged blades, "Shido," are taken by Manji. Manji uses them very often throughout the series.
List of appearances:Edit
- Volume/Tankobon 1 only
- Issue #1 only
- Episode #1 only
- Special character spread with the Swastika Manji carved into his head at the end of Tankobon 24