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Shigechi
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Japanese Name 矢安宮 重清(重ちー)
Birth Name Shigekiyo Yangu
Namesake Neil Young
Stand Harvest
Profile
Age 13-14[citation needed]
Date of Death 1999
Gender Male
Weight 110 kg[citation needed]
Nationality Japanese
Relatives unnamed parents
Gonta Yangu (Pet turtle)
Media
Manga Debut Vol. 36 Ch. 335
Shigechi's Harvest (1)
Final Appearance Vol. 37 Ch. 347
People of Morioh
Game Debut JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle (PS3 Game)
Seiyuu Kappei Yamaguchi (All Star Battle)
The character featured in this article is commonly referred to as "Fatty".

Shigekiyo Yangu (矢安宮 重清 Shigekiyo Yangu?), commonly known by the nickname Shigechi, is a key character in Part IV: Diamond is Unbreakable.

Introduced as neutral or a minor villian, he becomes an ally shortly before he is defeated by Yoshikage Kira.

AppearanceEdit

Shigechi is a teenage boy, short and overweight, yet stocky. Apparently bald, his crown is textured by short spikes (reminiscent of Dodoria of Dragon Ball Z), and he has thick, drooping earlobes. He has small, high eyebrows, while the rest of his features may be generalized as child- or baby-like.

He wears a modified, dark school uniform, characterized by studs outlining his chest in two "V"s, and in a line drawn downwards from each angle, touching high points on a serrated cut lining the bottom of his jacket.

PersonalityEdit

Shigechi initially comes off as naive or unintelligent, with little thought for the creative use of his powers.

He also appears to some extent socially inept, giving Josuke and Okuyasu a share of the spoils he acquired through Harvest in order to become their friend, before becoming possessive beyond the terms of an earlier agreement towards the five million yen he acquires through the lottery together with them.

However, Shigechi is not truly stupid; demonstrated by the crafty use of his Stand, with which in one instance he secretly gathers alcohol to inject and intoxicate his opponents.[1]

Shigechi also demonstrates hotheadedness, however, when he seizes upon Yoshikage Kira (without knowing his true identity as a serial killer) for stealing his sandwich.

AbilitiesEdit

Main article: Harvest

Shigechi's Stand is Harvest, represented by a swarm of diminutive figures of considerable collective power, able to efficiently scan areas for objects set for them to find and/or retrieve.

SynopsisEdit

Diamond is UnbreakableEdit

Shigechi, a high school student, was first seen after Josuke followed some of his Harvest's stands during a coin collecting spree in fear of finding a potential enemy stand user. At first Josuke and Okuyasu believed him to be a complete idiot by his strange demonstration of generosity to share the wealth he had just accumulated by Harvest, though Josuke insisted on not taking advantage of his naivete, but instead work together with Shigechi and then equally share the spoils.

Soon Josuke and Okuyasu's plan backfired as Shigechi turned on them, insulted at being called an idiot and selfishly not understanding that they deserved the equal share of the money they had all worked for together. This started a wild goose chase after him at which point Shigechi revealed that Harvest's advantage relies heavily on his numerous stand parts. Using multiple attacks from Harvest's men combined with dirty tactics, such as having Harvest inject alcohol directly into the blood stream of Josuke and Okuyasu, Shigechi proved to be a tough opponent. After being subdued, Shigechi finally admitted that Josuke and Okuyasu were indeed deserving of one third each of the money they had gotten together. They then became friends at school.

Later, due to an unfortunate coincidence, Shigechi unintentionally changes his lunch with the hand from a victim of Yoshikage Kira. Following Shigekiyo, Kira manages to take the hand back, but is confronted by Shigekiyo and reveals his homicidal nature. Shigekiyo in turn pays with his life for this knowledge before he was able to ask Josuke for help [2], but manages to give him a button of Kira's clothes in his last moments of life. He is last seen when Reimi Sugimoto sees his soul ascend to heaven, warning the other stand users of his fate.

Video GamesEdit

All Star BattleEdit

Shigekiyo was the 2nd DLC character to be announced for the game. He's a unique character, as his "stand mode" is always active; when the same button is pressed, he will instead multiply the amount of Harvests to his side (having 3 waves of Harvest in total, each wave has about 5 Harvests).

In exchange for better attacks and range Shingekiyo needs to have a good amount of Harvests, otherwise his attacks will not be that effective. During gameplay he can throw Harvests on the enemy as a long-range attack, make them attack, use them to throw objects (such as a pipe or several screws) over the screen on the enemy's head (similar to his fight against Josuke) and use them to make a barrier to protect himself. He also has a unique way of dashing; he uses Harvest to carry him as he lays back (just like how he escaped from Josuke and Okuyasu during their fight). Along with Johnny Joestar (not on horseback), Koichi and Iggy, Shigekiyo is the smallest character in the game.

His HHA causes a giant splash of Harvests onto the enemy and his GHA makes a massive number of Harvests cover the opponent, each one punching into the skin before they all send him flying backwards (both GHA and HHA are similar to how he attacked both Josuke and Okuyasu).

TriviaEdit

  • In Araki's top Ten Favorite Characters in 2000, Shigechi was ranked ninth, listed just above Dio at #10 and being one of three Part IV characters featured in the list.
  • Shigechi's appearance is somewhat similar to the Dragon Ball Z villian, Dodoria. This is evident with the spiked head & similar(but smaller) build.
  • Shigechi is the only protagonist to die during the events of PART IV. Josuke, Koichi, Rohan, Okuyasu and Jotaro were subsequently killed by Killer Queen's Bites the Dust as well, though the effect was reverted and canceled during the final chapters.
  • With the announcement of Shigekiyo being a playable character on the All-Star Battle, this is the first game to have all the Top-10 Araki's favorite characters as playable.
    • In the same game, if Shigekiyo is placed in a match against Kira's Kosaku form, the latter will express horror at seeing Shigekiyo alive and well again, believing he had killed him.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Chapter 335: Shigechi's Harvest (1)
  2. Chapter 347: People of Morioh

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