Shihoru (シホル, Shihoru) is the Mage of Haruhiro's party and one of the secondary protagonists of the Hai to Gensō no Grimgar series.


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Shihoru is a short girl with short light purple hair and purple eyes. She constantly says that she is overweight even though the rest of party says that she is not.


A passive and dismissive personality.She is shy towards strangers and has low experience communicating with the opposite gender as well. Her close but compulsory affiliation with Manato, which led to a one sided crush, only added to her inept sociability.


Before Grimgar

Shihoru was usually bullied and harassed 'for being fat' by her peers and often cried alone. She became insecure about her looks and wore long hair to cover her face. Her stepmother would tell her to never listen to their opinions and to not cower from their hurtful words and stand up straight. Following her stepmother's suggestion of 'changing oneself if changing others wouldn't work', Shihoru carefully observed people's expressions and thoughts to understand them and blend in. Shihoru took her stepmother's advice to heart and tried to accept herself. At one point she decided to shorten her hair of which her stepmother complimented to suit her more.


As a Mage with virtually no defensive skills, Shihoru relies on the rest of the party to distract the enemies while charging up spells to stun or disable the target from range. Initially, Shihoru learned Darsh or shadow magic, which has many support-type spells that confuse or bind enemies. Later on, she decides to learn Falz or lightning magic to have offensive-type spells that deal damage.

According to Shihoru, with magic there is something called "mastery". Each magic type draws its power from magical creatures called elementals. A Mage learns the proper way to control these elementals and gains experience in that elemental type leading towards "mastery". Since Shihoru learned multiple spells from shadow magic she gained mastery in learning/using shadow spells. Because mastery of an elemental type of magic doesn't transfer over to another type; in essence, Shihoru had to start from scratch to start learning Falz magic. It took her four days to learn one lightning spell.

Non-Elemental Magic

  • Magic Missile: The most basic of spells taught to all Mages. A ball of light about the size of a fist that bursts from the end of the Mage's staff to hit someone. More experienced Mages can cast more powerful versions of this spell. After the fight with Mutsumi, she learned to cast multiple Magic Missle's at once. Its incantation is "Marc em Parc".

Darsh Magic

  • Shadow Beat: A medium speed, blackish purple projectile that stun a single enemy momentarily. Liken to a physical punch. Similar to the Magic Missile. The stun often provides a opening for the rest of party members to follow up with an finishing attack. Its incantation is "Om-reil ect Vail Dash".
  • Shadow Bind (Shadow Bond): A shadow elemental is placed on the ground, which immobilizes any enemy who steps on it. Only one elemental can be placed at a time, and only lasts for up to twenty-five seconds. Especially strong enemies can force their way out of the bind. Its incantation is "Om-reil ect Nem Dash".
  • Phantom Sleep (Sleepy Shadow): A shadow spell that causes opponents hit by it to fall into deep sleep. The casting range is about sixty-five feet away. The sleeping enemy can only be awaken by injuries, even if it is just a slap with the back of the sword, it will immediately remove the sleep effect. Its incantation is "Om-reil ect Chrome Dash".
  • Shadow Complex: A spell that got into the heads of enemies to bewilder them. Works on alert and strong willed enemies. Its incantation is "Oom rel eckt pram das".
  • Armor Shadow: A defensive spell that neutralizes one attack. A shadow elemental envelopes the mage's body. Its incantation is "Ohm rel ect delm brem darsh".
  • Shadow Mist: It is the upgraded form of Sleepy Shadow that induces an intense sleepiness in the target. It can affect multiple targets but the is less effective when the enemy is aware of the spell being cast. Its incantation is "Ohm rel ect el krom darsh".
  • Shadow Echo: It is the upgraded form of Shadow Beat that fires three blackish purple projectiles that stun an enemy momentarily. Is able to briefly stopped a giant. Its incantation is "Ohm rel ect el vel darsh".
  • Shadow Pond: Is the upgraded form of Shadow Bond. It is able to immobilize multiple enemies provided they are close to one another. The incantation is "Ohm rel ect el nemun darsh".

Falz Magic

  • Lightning: Summons a bolt of lightning from the sky to strike enemies. There is a flash of light, a roaring sound, and bolt of lighting comes down. Its incantation is "Jess yeen sark fram dart".
  • Thunderstorm: More powerful version of Lightning, where a bundle of lighting strikes the enemy. Has a small area of affect. Its incantation is "Jess yeen sark kart fram dart".

Kanon Magic

  • Ice Globe: An ice elemental spell that freezes the moisture in the air to create a ball of ice that flies through the air to strike the opponent. Its incantation is "Jeeru mea gram tera kanon".

Original Magic:

  • Dark: An original spell/magic that Shihoru developed in Darunggar. Summons an elemental spirit as a familiar that obeys Shihoru's commands. It looks like a person that is palm-sized and made of darkness. Since Shihoru is primarily a Darsh type mage the elemental took on Darsh-like qualities. At the end of Volume 7, it is revealed that Dark was getting stronger, larger, and more cutesy. It is also replicating the effects of Sleepy Shadow, Shadow Complex, and Shadow Bond. It can only replicate one effect at a time.


Volume 1

  • After her Mage training, Shihoru was given a black, pointed hat, a black outfit, and a staff.







Shihoru utterly detests Ranta and frequently threatens to cast magic on him.




See Shihoru/Image gallery


  • In Light Novel, Shihoru's cape is white, while in anime it is black.
  • She is slowly turning into a “sub-leader”.


Grimgar Characters
Haruhiro's Haruhiro, Mary, Yume, Shihoru, Kuzaku, Ranta?, Moguzo, Manato
Renji's Renji, Ron Chibi, Sassa, Adachi
Tokkis Tokimune, Inui, Tada, Mimori, Anna-san, Kikkawa
Souma's Souma, Kemuri, Shima, Pingo, Lilia Sturm, Zenmai, Nino
Typhoon Rocks Rock, Kajita, Moyugi, Kurou, Sakanami, Tsuga
Team Akira Akira, Branken, Gohho, Miho, Kayo, Tallow
Michiki's Michiki, Ogg, Mutsumi, Hayashi±, Mary±
Iron Knuckles Max, Aidan
Berserkers Dakki
Wild Angels Kajiko, Kikuno
Others Hiyomu, Brittany, Choko, Honen, Kimura, Kuzuoka, Yorozu, Undying King
Level. 1 Whisper, Chant, Prayer, Awaken      Level. 2 Everything is Precious      Level. 3 You Have to Accept That Things Won't Always Go Your Way      Level. 4 The Leaders and the Led      Level. 5 Hear Me Out, and Try Not to Laugh      Level. 6 Towards a Glory Not Worth Taking      Level. 7 The Rainbow on the Other Side      Level. 8 And So, We Wait for Tomorrow      Level. 9 Here Right Now, Far Into The Distance      Level. 10 A Love Song That'll Never Reach      Level. 11 At That Moment I Dreamt of Our Separate Ways

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