Shu Ogata is the main male protagonist of the anime, Engage Kiss.
He is the founder of the micro Private Military Company (PMC) “I&S (Isamu & Shu Office)” which undertakes demon extermination work. Shu was originally employed by the major PMC “AAA Defender Co.” but left the company two years ago to start I&S which he runs its operations together with his partner Kisara.
Shu Ogata only takes on specific jobs and is notorious for undercutting the industry by significantly under bidding for the contract works that he desires. As a result, Shu is financially poor in his personal life and is barely able to pay for his own bills.
Shu Ogata Appearance
Shu is a tall(179cm) man with good-looking features. He has messy black hair and gray eyes. He usually wears a black shirt under a long dark green coat with a hoodie, full pants, and brown shoes.
Shu Ogata History
Shu Ogata is a demon slayer, mainly undertakes demon extermination work for the micro PMC “I&S (Isamu & Shu Office)”. Originally employed by the major PMC “AAA Defender Co.”, he is now independent and operates I&S with Kisara. He only takes on specific jobs and spends his earnings on exterminating demons, so he is poor in his personal life and always in need of money.
At the Chagall Cafe, Shu made Ayano, his ex-girlfriend, treat him to lunch. Shu had not eaten anythingfor several days. She tells him to stop clinging to his past, but Shu refutes by saying he’s the only one who decides it. After returning to his house, he finds Kisara waiting for him at the dining table which had made dinner full of raw vegetables. She says he had eaten out which made Kisara feels useless, even stating she should die.
For the sake of Kisara’s effort, Shu Ogata begins to eat dinner. They talked about many things. Kisara notices Shu has “some women’s” scent but Shu lies he may just be dumped into her in the city. Later, delivery came for Shu who ordered some COD which resulted in the total expenditure of Kisara’s monthly expenses. Kisara says it is the end of their life and they should die together. Shu says he’ll return her borrowed money through an auction.
In the auction, there were very influential people who came to bid. The auction was on the supposed B-Ranked Demon Disaster at the Legeston Hotel Bayron. Shu won the bidding by $39,800. During the mission, Shu takes the help of AAA Defender Co. along with Ayano Yuugiri to provide support. As the demon-slaying begins, Shu and others seemed to have the upper hand but the main demon host was too powerful to defeat.
Luckily and fortunately, Kisara summoned with his sword came up in the scene. Since she and Shu haven’t done the “ritual” for straight three months, she was unable to defeat the demons. With no choice left, Shu did the ritual of kissing, which increased Kisara’s powers drastically. After retrieving the spare key to his room, Kisara went off to defeat the main demon. Shu did the work with his finishing blow. But the impact of the battle was so strong that the building starts collapsing. Meanwhile, everyone including Shu and Ayano makes it out of the building, Kisara crushes some building’s cracked blocks to avoid having more damage.
Nothing much is known about Shu’s past as of now, except that that Shu’s parents and his little sister were involved in an demon attack 12 years ago which left Shu as the sole survivor. As the sole survivor the incident, he became a hot topic on the news, with the media putting the blame on his father as a perpetuator for the demonic incident. Thanks to Akino Yuugiri, she managed to prevent the media from making further accusations and cover up the incident.
She was adopted by Miles Morgan and lived in his household for around a year before leaving. Shu was trained by Akini Yuugiri to become a demon exterminator at AAA Defender Co and somewhere during the time, he began dating her daughter Ayano Yuugiri. Two years before the start of the anime, Shu broke up with Ayano and founded I&S.
Shu Ogata Personality
On the surface, Shu might seem to be a loser, which is even mentioned in the title of the first episode “A Loser and a Demon and a Man and a Woman”. At the start of the anime, Shu had not done any job in 3 months and needed Ayano to treat him to a meal and pay for his phone bills, while Kisara had to pay for his utitlities and an expensive ‘Beyron Express Order’ which he made.
However as the story progresses, it becomes apparent that Shu circumstances was due to him giving up his memories in order to give power to Kisara so that she can help him in his goal, which is to investigate the real cause of his parents’s death, as well as to save his sister which Shu believe is still alive, and clear the name of his father.
How Shu & Kisara Compare To Other Manga & Anime Underdogs
Given their determined underdog standing, their charming interpersonal relationship and their fight powers within the story of Engage Kiss, Shu and Kisara may be instantly in comparison with different, much more widespread anime leads who additionally battle onerous to flee poverty or desperation. One instance is the dysfunctional however hilarious duo of Denji and Power in Chainsaw Man’s manga, who will each quickly seem in anime kind later this yr. Like Shu, Denji is only a no one attempting to maintain a roof over his head and fulfill his modest however significant wishes, resembling making his first true buddy and having three meals a day.
Denji is sympathetic and likable that means, and he’s even funnier when his rowdy satan associate Power reveals up — a vicious horned lady whose wishes and ideas are much more fundamental than Denji’s. Their relationship is all about survival and fulfilling humble wishes whereas preventing collectively as unlikely pals, and that describes Shu and Kisara effectively. In reality, Denji subverts shonen conventions by having such fundamental and foolish wishes as a hero, and maybe Shu would possibly take the identical route.
Shu and Kisara may additionally be in comparison with Shield Hero’s gritty underdog protagonist Naofumi, who began from zero when he was branded a legal and uncared for by the dominion itself. Early on, Naofumi might solely depend on his new associate, the tanuki swordswoman Raphtalia, and their friendship is what sustained them in tough occasions. Raphtalia pledged to be Naofumi’s sword to repay him for his kindness, and Kisara would possibly view Shu that means too as Engage Kiss’s story progresses.
Finally, Shu and Kisara could also be thought of the brand new Tanjiro/Nezuko duo, starring an earnest younger warrior who needs to do some good and his highly effective, demonic feminine companion who does all of the heavy lifting in battle. Kisara is the Nezuko of Engage Kiss, besides that she’s simply fantastic being a demon. Nonetheless, she nonetheless has the type coronary heart of a human being, identical to Nezuko.
Shu Ogata RELATIONS
Ayano Yuugiri (Ex-Girlfriend)
Ayano Yuugiri (Xi Tong ayano, ‘Yugiri Ayano’?) is an elite agent belonging to a major PMC “AAA Defender Co.. She is a daughter of the president of the PMC to which she belongs. She was Shu’s senior when he was a member of AAA, and is also his ex-girlfriend.
Kisara (kisara, ‘Kisara’? ), a demon lived for more than hundred years, came in a contract with Shu Ogata and exterminates demons. She is unknown to all but a few humans know she is a demon, and normally attends high school in Veyron City as a human. Even when she is not working, she frequents Shu’s house, which doubles as her office and home, and supports him in both his work and personal life.
- As a memento, Shu has a family photo from when he was too young.
- The said photo has been framed in the room, and Kisara customized it by pasting her photo in the middle.
Shu Ogata Good to know
- Amnesiac Hero: Downplayed; he still remembers his life and previous relationships, but is willing to sacrifice his memories, including those of his past romance with Ayano, to power up Kisara.
- Likes Older Women: Deceptively younger appearances aside, both of Shu’s primary love interests are older than him.
- Old Flame: It’s clear he still loves Ayano, even if he’s willing to sacrifice his memories of her.
- Perpetual Poverty: His very first scene shows that he’s unable to pay his regular anemities and living off beansprouts
- Working with the Ex: Was previously in a relationship with Ayano, which makes things awkward due to the circumstances of their breakup and his relationship with Kisara.
- Vague Age: His specific age isn’t given, only that he’s “over 20.”