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Shinobu Miyake (三宅しのぶ, Three house endure?) is a major character in Urusei Yatsura.

Biography

Shinobu is Ataru Moroboshi's childhood friend and classmate at Tomobiki High School, Class 2-4. She possesses Herculean level super-strength that is easily triggered when Ataru or anyone else harasses or threatens her. This aspect of Shinobu has been relied upon by her classmates and friends during serious situations. A neat and clean young lady, she has horrible luck with men, usually only attracting monsters and perverts. However, towards the end of the series her bad luck seems to end when she meets Inaba, an employee of the Destiny Production Management Bureau.

Personality

Shinobu usually acts like a cute, fragile teenage girl who isn't afraid to speak her mind. However, when her temper is pushed too far she gets violently mad, having able to lift school desks and then throw them to others, her target usually being Ataru. Ataru and she have known each other since kindergarten and they had feelings toward each others in beginning side of the series. She even proposed to Ataru if he can win Lum. However even though Ataru tried to meet and date Shinobu countless times, she always got disappointed or jealous of Lum, who she disliked a lot.

After Lum transferred into Tomobiki High, Shinobu started to lose interest in Ataru and grow more affection toward Shūtarō Mendō. She still gets disappointed by him as well, since everyone she actually likes seems to like Lum even more. When she forgets Ataru, she accepts Lum as her classmate, though not as her friend.

Appearance

Shinobu is very short and skinny. She has short straight brown hair and black eyes (which were ironically stated by Lum). She usually wears her sailor-suit uniform as she is mostly seen in school. She however wears dresses and many t-shirts outside the school.

Powers and Abilities

  • Incredible strength - Usually very calm and quite normal (compared to the rest of the cast), when angry she seems to become superhumanly strong and throws large objects, usually a desk. This strength also seems to be derived from her anger towards men when they do something she finds wrong.

Relationships

Ataru Moroboshi

At first Shinobu was Ataru's girlfriend. When Ataru was selected to go against the Oni princess Lum in a game of tag with the fate of the Earth on the line she promised to marry him if he won. But when Ataru caught Lum he shouted "Now I can get married", which Lum mistook as a proposal referring to herself, and their engagement began. Even after this, Ataru tried to meet up and date Shinobu many times, but usually Lum got between them, resulting in Shinobu getting the wrong idea and mad on Ataru. When Lum got transferred into same school, she started to lose interest in Ataru, though Ataru still likes Shinobu a lot.

Shūtarō Mendō

When Shūtarō Mendō transferred to Tomobiki, Shinobu fell for him (as did all of the other female students) and completely gave up on Ataru. Mendō liked her, but he was in love with Lum so nothing ever developed between the two of them. Shinobu was sometimes asked to travel with him, Ataru and Lum so Ataru could change Lum for Shinobu and Mendō would get Lum, but these plans failed. There are a few implications that he and Shinobu were dating until the episode Space Cold Panic! where she dumps him and he is heartbroken; another instance is in Love Raid! Romantic Doesn’t Stop!! where they are seen walking together until the tiny cupid interrupts their date; finally in Urusei Yatsura 4: Lum the Forever they are seen on a date and about to kiss, until Mendō realizes that he didn't recognize Lum passing by during his and Shinobu's date.

Inaba

Near the end of the series, she meets Inaba from the Fate Production Bureau. In his second appearance, Inaba asks Shinobu to help him recover a flower from the space-time forest while it blooms, as he needs to bring a girl with him. They go through many obstacles but the flower isn't blooming when they make it. However, when Inaba reveals that the only reason he undertook the task in the first place was to spend time with Shinobu, the flower blooms, true love being it's "fertilizer". After that, the two begin dating and are often seen drinking tea together at coffee houses.

Lum

Shinobu disliked Lum a lot in the beginning of the series, seeing her more as an obstacle between her and Ataru. Even though Ataru tried to date her many times, Lum always managed to ruin everything. When Lum got transferred into Tomobiki High-School, Shinobu started to lose interest in Ataru and grow affection to Shutaro. This led her not hate Lum as much as she used to, but they haven't done much to be friends yet they eventually became close allies.

Ryūnosuke Fujinami

Shinobu can be seen supporting Ryūnosuke at the sideline when she's arguing with her father. She also gets flustered when Ryūnosuke touches her hand. Since she's starting to hate men anyway, it's possible that she started to feel something for Ryūnosuke.

Kitsune

To be added

Speech

Appellations

Name What They Call Shinobu What Shinobu Calls Them
Ataru Shinobu Ataru-kun
Lum Shinobu Lum
Mendō Shinobu-san Mendō-kun
Ryūnosuke Shinobu Ryūnosuke-kun
Kōsuke Shinobu Unknown
Ten (Shinobu)-neechan Ten-chan
Cherry Unknown Cherry
Sakura Shinobu Sakura-sensei
Ataru's Mother Shinobu-chan Oba-san
Onsen-Mark Unknown Sensei
Hanawa Unknown Sensei
Principal Shinobu-kun Kōchō (Principal)
Ryūnosuke's Father Unknown Oji-san
Kurama Zashiki-Warashi (once) Kurama
Inaba Shinobu-san Inaba-san
Sōban Shinobu-san Unknown
Tsubame Unknown Tsubame-san

Quotes

  • "Men be damned!! / Who needs men!"
  • "You flirtatious scum!"
  • "I must go to my sweet Ataru! He needs me! He loves me! Even though I know Lum will be with him, I can't keep away from my beloved, my precious. Although, if he's shagged her... I'LL KILL HIM!"
  • "You've got... a bun in your oven???"
  • "What ceremony of love? This is just a sick collection. The warm love between a man and a woman can't be frozen like tuna."

Trivia

Media Appearances

Manga

  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6
  • Chapter 7 (9 in wideban)
  • Chapter 10 (7 in wideban)
  • Chapter 11 (12 in wideban)
  • Chapter 12 (13 in wideban)
  • Chapter 13 (14 in wideban)
  • Chapter 14 (15 in wideban)
  • Chapter 15 (16 in wideban)
  • Chapter 16 (19 in wideban)
  • Chapter 17 (20 in wideban)
  • Chapter 20 (18 in wideban)
  • Chapter 22 (23 in wideban)
  • Chapter 23 (24 in wideban)
  • Chapter 24 (24 in wideban)
  • Chapter 25 (26 in wideban)
  • Chapter 26 (27 in wideban)
  • Chapter 27 (8 in wideban)
  • Chapter 28
  • Chapter 29
  • Chapter 30
  • Chapter 31
  • Chapter 32
  • Chapter 33
  • Chapter 35 (37 in wideban)
  • Chapter 36 (35 in wideban)
  • Chapter 39 (38 in wideban)
  • Chapter 41
  • Chapter 42
  • Chapter 43
  • Chapter 45
  • Chapter 46
  • Chapter 47
  • Chapters 48-50
    • Chapter 48
    • Chapter 50
  • Chapter 51
  • Chapters 52-54
    • Chapter 52
  • Chapter 63
  • Chapter 71
  • Chapters 75-77
    • Chapter 76
    • Chapter 77
  • Chapter 78
  • Chapter 79
  • Chapter 80
  • Chapter 82
  • Chapter 83
  • Chapter 85
  • Chapter 86
  • Chapter 91
  • Chapters 95-96
  • Chapter 97
  • Chapter 99
  • Chapter 100
  • Chapter 103
  • Chapter 104
  • Chapter 105
  • Chapter 106
  • Chapter 107
  • Chapter 110
  • Chapter 112
  • Chapter 113
  • Chapter 114
  • Chapter 119
  • Chapter 120
  • Chapters 121-122
    • Chapter 121
  • Chapter 124 (129 in wideban)
  • Chapters 125-127 (124 in wideban)
    • Chapter 126 (125 in wideban)
    • Chapter 127 (126 in wideban)
  • Chapter 129 (128 in wideban)
  • Chapter 130
  • Chapter 131
  • Chapter 133
  • Chapters 136-138 (135-137 in wideban)
    • Chapter 136 (135 in wideban)
    • Chapter 137 (136 in wideban)
  • Chapters 139-140
  • Chapter 144
  • Chapter 146
  • Chapter 147
  • Chapter 148
  • Chapter 149
  • Chapters 150-151
    • Chapter 150
  • Chapter 152
  • Chapter 153
  • Chapter 154
  • Chapter 158
  • Chapters 160-161
    • Chapter 161
  • Chapter 163
  • Chapter 164
  • Chapter 165
  • Chapter 167
  • Chapter 169
  • Chapter 170
  • Chapter 172
  • Chapter 173
  • Chapter 174
  • Chapters 176-177
    • Chapter 177
  • Chapters 178-179
  • Chapter 181
  • Chapter 182
  • Chapter 183
  • Chapters 184-185
  • Chapters 186-190
  • Chapter 191
  • Chapter 192
  • Chapters 193-194
  • Chapter 195
  • Chapter 196
  • Chapter 198
  • Chapter 205
  • Chapter 209
  • Chapter 210
  • Chapter 211
  • Chapter 212
  • Chapter 213
  • Chapter 214
  • Chapter 215
  • Chapter 216
  • Chapter 220
  • Chapter 222 (226 in wideban)
  • Chapter 223 (227 in wideban)
  • Chapters 224-227 (222-225 in wideban)
    • Chapter 225 (224 in wideban)
  • Chapter 228
  • Chapter 229
  • Chapter 230
  • Chapter 232
  • Chapter 233
  • Chapter 234 (236 in wideban)
  • Chapters 235-236 (234-235 in wideban)
  • Chapter 241
  • Chapters 242-243
  • Chapter 244
  • Chapter 245
  • Chapter 251
  • Chapter 259 (254 in wideban)
  • Chapter 263
  • Chapter 264
  • Chapters 269-271
    • Chapter 269
  • Chapter 274
  • Chapter 275
  • Chapter 276
  • Chapter 278
  • Chapter 279
  • Chapter 280
  • Chapter 285
  • Chapter 286
  • Chapter 288
  • Chapter 289
  • Chapter 294
  • Chapter 296
  • Chapter 298
  • Chapter 300 (304 in wideban)
  • Chapter 301-304 (300-303 in wideban)
    • Chapter 302 (301 in wideban)
    • Chapter 303 (302 in wideban)
    • Chapter 304 (303 in wideban)
  • Chapter 306
  • Chapter 307
  • Chapter 311
  • Chapter 313
  • Chapters 314-315
  • Chapter 316
  • Chapter 318
  • Chapter 321
  • Chapters 323-324
    • Chapter 323
  • Chapter 326
  • Chapter 327
  • Chapter 328 (330 in wideban)
  • Chapters 329-333 (330-335 in wideban)
  • Chapter 334 (329 in wideban)
  • Chapters 341-342
  • Chapter 345
  • Chapter 346-348
  • Chapters 349-350
    • Chapter 349
  • Chapter 352
  • Chapter 354
  • Chapter 355
  • Chapters 356-366
    • Chapter 357
    • Chapter 358
    • Chapter 362
    • Chapter 363
    • Chapter 364
    • Chapter 365
    • Chapter 366

Anime

References

  1. Tomobiki-cho, The Urusei Yatsura Website.
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