Kiun
Kiun (ch57 p02).jpg
Name
Name: Kiun
Kanji: 黄云
Other Name(s): The Thunder Blade
Profile
Race: Shinki
Gender: Male
Age: Unknown
Hair: White
Eyes: Brown
Occupation: Takemikazuchi's Shinki
Personal Status
Status: Alive
Media
Manga Debut: Chapter 35 (shinki form)
Chapter 56 (human form)

Kiun (黄云) is Takemikazuchi's most well-known Shinki, taking the form of a serpentine dragon made of lightning. His vessel name is Ōki (黄器).

Appearance

Kiun has the appearance of a young man with long light-colored hair, some of which is tied in a knot on the back of his head. His most noticeable features are his eyes - which are drawn with dark irises and white pupils - and the horizontal scar on the bridge of his nose and another on his neck. Kiun is dressed in traditional Japanese clothing similar to the garbs worn by Shinto priests.

Trivia

  • Kiun's true name, 黄 ki, means the color yellow.
    • The character added for Kiun's given name, 云 un, means "to say". The meaning of "cloud" has also been historically associated with it, however.
  • Despite his vessel form supposedly being pure lightning, Kiun does bleed in his dragon form.
  • The distinctive scar on his nose has been left by Kazuma, who interrupted Kiun's assault on Ebisu by cutting the snout and neck of his shinki form.
  • Kiun is one of two currently known shinki to take the form of living creatures, the other one being Kuraha.
    • Incidentally, both Kiun and Kuraha sustain damage to their shinki forms during the events of the story that leaves them scarred in their human forms as well.
  • During conversation with master Takemikazuchi Kiun reveals his opinion on Blessed Regalias (originally 祝の器 hafuri no utsuwa):

«Hafuri are extremely rare. That can be seen as either a good or a bad omen. "Hafuri" also carries the meaning of "burial". One would wonder if such a thing would truly bring its master good fortune.» [1]

References

  1. Noragami Chapter 57 Original manga translation by fast-moon @tumblr.com
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