|“||If you don't like to be treated like a kid then why don't you try showing how much you have grown up...?||”|
—Shirō to Rin
|Height||177 cm (5'10")|
|Eyes||Brown or Red|
|Relatives||Rin Okumura (Adoptive Son)|
Yukio Okumura (Adoptive Son)
|Class||Upper First Class; Paladin|
|Meister Type||Knight, Dragoon, Tamer, Aria, Doctor|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 1|
|Anime Debut||Episode 1|
|Japanese Voice||Keiji Fujiwara|
|English Voice||Kirk Thornton|
Shirō Fujimoto was the Okumura siblings guardian and was also considered to be one of the most powerful Exorcists in the world, gaining the rank Paladin at some point. Satan was constantly after his body and finally succeeded, after which and Shirō was forced to commit suicide. He did this in order to drive out Satan and save Rin. Fujimoto had a familiar cat sith Demon, which he called Kuro, that Rin has inherited. He was also Shura's mentor.
Shirō is a tall slender man with average build. Although in his early fifties, he displays mastery over combat and manages to defend himself and his brethren from Demons. Shirō would appear younger if not for his light gray hair and aged facial features but overall he seemed like he could pass for man in his mid to late thirties. Along with his hair which he wears in a messy fashion, Shirō also has a goatee and some stubble along his lower chin and upper lip. Even when he was young Shirō always wore a pair of glasses with the chain adorned with beads & a cross. The most notable feature Shirō possesses is the cross like scar on his forehead that he did not have when he was much younger, presumably fifteen years before the start of the main story. When Shirō was younger, he greatly resembled a much older version of Rin, his adoptive son. Shirō also sometimes wears a happy look on his face but when the time comes he can become quite serious.
As an Exorcist, Shirō wore the issued black Coat & Heart shaped rosary but as he got older he began to look much more like a normal priest as he adorned more of a clerical clothing with his priest collar adorned with two crosses. Shirō turned his Exorcist pin into a very long necklace he always wore on his person. Along with wearing it as a necklace, it has been modified into a stiletto/pin type weapon which he uses to stab himself in the chest with. Shirō also wore another shorter necklace with a key around it. This key was the one he used to keep the vault he built shut to safely contain The Kurikara "The Demon-Slaying Blade" which he used to bind Rin's Demonic powers until the seal began to weaken.
Shirō is quite mysterious but has a protective personality and kind heart. Though a Paladin, he is not merciless towards Demons as he befriended the cat sith, Kuro, and is the adopted father of Rin, which makes him one of the few people able to calm Rin down. Despite being a priest, he can be immature and joke around, and likes women with big breasts as he claims he broke his ribs so a big booby nurse can take care of him. Some of his personality traits are possibly passed to Rin and perhaps Shura.
In the past, Shirō was shown to have a cold-hearted personality and followed orders from the Vatican. He was annoyed by Yuri for befriending the Demons and tries to destroy them despite them being her friends. His perspective towards Demons changed though when Yuri gave birth to Rin and Yukio. He changed his mind when Rin laughed as he was about to slay them. For Yuri's sake, he decided to raise the two boys which Mephisto laughs at. Shirō used to be a chain smoker but when Rin smiled at him, he decided to quit for the boys' sake.
About 15 years ago, Shirō was ordered by the True Cross Order to exorcise the child of Satan from the then-pregnant Exorcist Yuri Egin with the Kurikara. Instead, when he saw Rin laugh, he had changed his mind and decided to raise both Rin and Yukio as normal humans. Mephisto offered Shirō a deal; he then sealed away Rin's Demonic power (blue flames) within the Kurikara (as Rin was covered by blue flames when born) and raised him and Yukio as his own sons. Yuri passed away before they had a chance to execute her, to which Shirō remarks flatly that they wouldn't have to kill her after all.
Shirō Fujimoto was first seen speaking to Rin when he came to the church. He questioned Rin as to why he was covered in bruises. Rin replied that he fell down the stairs on a hot chick. Fujimoto then suddenly stood up, and told Rin to lead the way. He realized that Rin was lying and told him that he shouldn't get into fights that often and that he should find a job. Then, Yukio came telling him that he finished packing his things. Some other Exorcists at the church commented that even though Rin and Yukio are twins, they are totally different. Angered by this, Rin let some of his flames out, breaking the heater in the process. Fujimoto then quickly ran to the heater to see if it was safe, commenting that he should buy a new one. Another Exorcist came and told him that he has visitors. Fujimoto tells Yukio to heal Rin's wounds, then departed.
When Rin got into his suit and headed to his job interview he saw Father Fujimoto comforting a girl and her mother. He told her that her parents will protect her from bad Demons and even if that is not enough, then that is why the Exorcists are there. Rin came asking Fujimoto if being an Exorcist is about protecting people from something that doesn't exist. Fujimoto then claimed that Demons do exist, in people's hearts. He asks Rin as to why he was wearing the suit. Rin then answered that everyone demanded him to take it for the interview. However Father Fujimoto noticed that he was missing a tie and said that he would tie it up for him. He commented that even thought Rin has grown physically, he is still a child. Rin said that he will show Fujimoto how much he's grown, before leaving for his job interview. After Rin was accepted at his job, he called his house to tell the news to everyone. Fujimoto then told him that he should hurry home to Yukio's farewell party.
At night, everyone was waiting for Rin to come back. Eventually, Yukio went looking for him. When Yukio and Rin came back home, they found Fujimoto talking to the father of the same girl that visited him yesterday. Rin commented that it wasn't humans who bully the girl, but some weird creatures. Surprised, Fujimoto listened to Rin for a while but then stopped him and gave the girl a four leaved clover that would protect her. He then told Rin that he was a hundred years too young for him to scold someone. Afterwards, Fujimoto and Rin continued Yukio's farewell party.
At night, Father Fujimoto went to see if the seal on Kōmaken was weakened. When he opened the shelf he saw the seal breaking.
The next day, Fujimoto noticed all the Coal Demons floating in the air. When he went to look for Rin he found him, and a Demon called Astaroth with him. He exorcised the Demon and told Rin that he is the son of Satan. Fujimoto and Rin then ran to the church, encountering many Demons along the way.
When they finally arrived at the church, Fujimoto told the other Exorcists to put barriers around the area to prevent Demons from entering. He then took Rin to the secret room where he gave him the sword Kurikara with Rin's sealed powers inside. He told Rin that they needed to keep this a secret from him in order to let him live as a human. The Demons finally broke into the church starting a huge battle between Demons and Exorcist. Fujimoto then locked Rin in the room and went to fight.
After the fight was over, Fujimoto told Rin to call his friend's phone number, and to get away from the church. Confused, Rin then told Fujimoto that he just wants to get rid of him. Rin thought that Fujimoto was just tired of acting as his father. Then, Rin said that Fujimoto should stop pretending to be his father. Fujimoto, angry at Rin, slapped him and told him to go. Because of the fact that the only thing keeping Satan from ever possesing Fujimoto was his strong will having to result to violence with Rin, Fujimoto got possessed by Satan who came to drag Rin to Gehenna. When Satan opened the Gehenna Gate and was about to abduct Rin, Fujimoto regained control over his body and stopped Satan's possession by stabbing himself, and killing himself. Satan, however, claimed that it was too late. Rin drew out the sword that sealed his powers and destroyed the Gehenna gate, leaving deceased Fujimoto and Rin in Assiah. After the incident, Yukio came to the church in shock.
The next day, everyone went to Fujimoto's funeral. There, Rin called the number Fujimoto gave him, and met Mephisto Pheles.
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
Shirō Fujimoto was known to have been a Dragoon, Tamer, Aria and could have also possibly been a Knight and Doctor. He was also known as the first Paladin, which is the ultimate title of any Exorcist. His exorcising talents were so great that he easily exorcised Astaroth, The King of Decay instantly. He has also displayed extreme willpower by retaking his body, albeit a short while from Satan, the Demon god of Gehenna.
Father Fujimoto treated Rin as his own son. He cared about him very much. He told everyone that he wasn't raising a weapon but instead a son.
Yukio was Father Fujimoto's son and student. When Yukio was younger, he was scared of the Demons he saw around him. Shirō taught him how to switch the tables and make the Demons fear him. He taught him how to become an Exorcist. He wanted Yukio to help defend Rin for he feared he wouldn't always be around.
Father Fujimoto was very close to Shura. He even asked her to train Rin if something were to happen to him.
Shirō Fujimoto also saved Shura when she was a child.
Mephisto is regarded as Shirō's close friend, as he even entrusted Rin and Yukio to him if anything happens.
- His pastimes and talents are: collecting dirty books, taking care of his glasses, and falling asleep anywhere and anytime.
- Shirō's name means "young lion" or "lion man" in kanji. The first half of his name, "Shi" (獅), means "lion". And the second half, "Rō" (郎) means "youthful, young" or "man, servant".
- According to the kanji used for his surname, Fujimoto means "origin of wisteria". The first half of his surname, "Fuji" (藤) means "wisteria". The second half "Moto" (本) means "origin/main/this".
- His average hours of sleep per night is 6 hours.
- He likes hot girls with large breasts.
- His favorite manga genres are: Romance, emotional drama and social drama.
- His favorite food is Oden, especially the Japanese Radish (Daikon).
- (To Rin Okumura) "Heheh...You're lying. You just don't know how to knot a tie do you? Come here, I'll give you a hand."
- (To Rin) "If you don't like to be treated like a kid then why don't you try showing how much you have grown up...?"
- (To Rin) "*sigh* I'm getting too old to protect a kid like you..."
- (To Satan) "This boy is my son...! And I'm taking him back!!!"