Shundan Kimi (春暖嬉美 Shundan Kimi?) is a character introduced in Toaru Kagaku no Railgun. Initially a prisoner in private juvenile hall, she was freed after her allies took advantage of the jailbreak trial to break her out.
She has a vicious personality, using two innocent guards to test her newfound powers. However, she seems to be kind to her subordinates, being willing to let them do what they want once they finish a job.
Kimi appears to be apathetic to her surroundings. She paid little attention to the conversations of other prisoners to the point of being unaware that there are now seven Level 5 espers.
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When she was at the age of seven, she lived in an orphanage along with Raifu, Tsurigane, Honoka with Aohoshi who often would doctor her. After Aohoshi left the orphanage, she leaves Kimi and her friends at an orphanage to take care of younger child errors. Later Kimi and her friends were sent to a 'power-boosting' facility she ponders about herself being a level 0. As she watches Raifu is raised to level 2, Kimi is still being level 0 and she notices Honoka depression about her power dropping to level 1, she tries to cheer her up as she is still level 0 but Honoka leaves in anger. Tsurigane sneaks into their record file room finding more about their experiments that they are only affecting their power levels instead. She hides while two researchers arrive and talk about Kimi's unknown development as only a level 0, wanting to know more about her they decide to expand their research data for Kimi. Afterwards two researchers discover Kimi's power and they start on calling Kimi's more often, Raifu suggesting to bring her some food but Kimi refuses so, she mentions she doesn't even feel the taste of food anymore. Honoka is afraid that Kimi's going to get killed when she was told by Tsurigane what she heard earlier. Two researchers forces Kimi to come along for another exam, but are knocked out by Tsurigane and Honoka, when Tsurigane suggests escaping she goes along them. However the researchers find out about their escape plan and authorize killing them. While running in the hallway they send off a Spriggan, they hide and Kimi finds out another one, she then suggests to exit the facility through the emergency stairway. Honoka praises Kimi for she might be an esper and keeps on complementing her out of jealousy lamenting herself for being weak. Kimi says they're only after her and that's it. As a Spriggan catches up to them, when they reach the door exit, Honoka let go of Raifu whom she was carrying and she kicks them both off the stairway.
After being kicked off by Honoka's betrayal, the Spriggan catches both Kimi and Raifu. She watches as the guards shoots and kill Honoka. Before she is executed by the Spriggan it breaks apart. Later after successfully escaping the facility they burn it out. Kimi apologises to Honoka but Tsurigane points out she doesn't have any reason to be responsible that of which Kimi agree's on. She mentions she doesn't feel anything at all even though Honoka's dead but she doesn't feel any emotions, they think it's probably due the program they were in, as they must of have messed up with their brains. Remembering her past life with Honoka, Kimi remembers her final look in her eyes. She had been a prisoner for three years prior to her escape. At some point, Kimi seemingly managed to attain the "Angel" Dragon that somehow escaped from Kamijou Touma's right hand during the events of the Daihaseisai, but could not use it due to the effects of the AIM Jammer in the facility. Kimi was able to contact her ally Aohoshi, who had infiltrated the juvenile hall staff as head of security. Kimi told Aohoshi about how she had managed to obtain the dragon, though Aohoshi was incredulous at this.
Toaru Kagaku no RailgunEdit
- Main article: Jailbreaker Arc
She was a prisoner in the private juvenile hall prior to the start of the Jailbreak competition, in room 42. When the jailbreak trial was devised, her allies took advantage of the opportunity to engineer her escape, including Aohoshi. She was to be switched with Iizuka, one of the jailers who was playing the "prisoner" which the competitors were supposed to break out. With the jailbreak trial coming, she and Aohoshi managed to modify the security of the facility in order to test the best competitors and find the best hacker in the competition.
The plan ultimately succeeded, when Uiharu Kazari successfully managed to break her out and through hacking alone. Prior to her breaking off her chains and escaping in earnest, Kimi managed to have a conversation with Uiharu, where she revealed her method of hacking, amazing Kimi. As the event wound down, she was left alone with two guards. Now out of the AIM Jammer's range, she summoned the dragon to eat through her chains and attacked the guards to test her newfound ability. She later regrouped with her accomplices, Aohoshi, Tsurigane, and Raifu, and began the next phase of their plan, to get the best hacker they know: Uiharu Kazari.
Kimi played a card game with Tsurigane and Raifu. Aohoshi revealed that she has obtained Uiharu's registration data. Raifu commented on how Uiharu was with the Railgun, which surprised Kimi when she is informed that the Railgun is the third-ranked Level 5, and there are now seven Level 5s in the city since she was incarcerated. Aohoshi remarked that the information regarding the Level 5s should have been passed around by prisoners to which Kimi revealed that she simply wasn't interested. Aohoshi said that the city's strongest espers are claimed to rival a navy cruiser's in firepower, thought Kimi seemed unimpressed, as she won the card game.
Later on, Kimi's group manages to abduct Uiharu. They take her away in a recreational vehicle (RV), driven by their female minions. Kimi apologises to said minions, saying that neither she nor her friends can drive, and tells them that they can go wherever they want after the job is over. The RV is attacked and stopped by Mikoto and Kuroko, the former ordering the minions to release Uiharu. Kimi tells the minions to ignore Mikoto and go, then greets Mikoto as the Railgun. She tells her that she only wants Uiharu to do a quick job and will return her unharmed afterwards, which Mikoto does not accept. Kimi unleashes her dragon, unsettling Mikoto as she recognises it as the one that emerged from Touma previously. Mikoto attacks with iron sand and demands to know why she has it, but Kimi replies that she doesn't know. The dragon transforms the iron sand into a white substance that easily crumbles, and then destroys a building with its charge. Raifu asks if Kimi got Mikoto, but Kimi denies this as Mikoto wouldn't go down that easily. Kimi and her group flee in two vehicles, using the entrance-way road that leads to School District 11.
Kimi appears to have somehow obtained the escaped "Angel" Dragon from Kamijou Touma's right hand, which was unleashed during the events of the Daihaseisai. Unlike Touma however, she has shown some control of the dragon and doesn't need to have her right hand ripped off in order to use it. Here, the dragon is controlled via the right arm and can consume and break physical objects like chains. It is strong enough to destroy a building with its charge. It also has the ability to transform iron sand, and possibly other substances, into a white substance that crumbles easily (implied to be salt, from Raifu's reaction). This ability causes a cross on the dragon's head to light up, and leaves a similar cross mark on whatever is transformed. The effects of AIM Jammers prevent Kimi from making use of the dragon.
Character Art DesignsEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 118
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 105
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 106
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Volume 15
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Volume 15 Cover
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 108
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 107
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 119
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 120
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 067
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 097