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This article is about a character in Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni.
Overview

Shuuichi Arimori (有森 秋一 Arimori Shūichi) is an aspiring artist who became Higanbana's friend long ago, He appears exclusively in the Second Night story Before the Spider Lilies Bloomed.

Profile

A former student of the school. He is a very sensitive boy. Being as gentle as he is, the chaos within the school made him an easy target for bullying.

He has a strange power that allows him to visualize emotions, and he has made it his mission in life to draw pictures of the scenery he sees. The reason that he is able to converse with youkai is because he has a similar wavelength to them.

Even now, he is one of the very few humans that Higanbana respects.

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(Translation by Spider Lily Translations)

The blind master pianist. He utilized his great sensitivity, and transferred his representation of the world from his sketchbook to the piano.

As a graduate of the school, today he has been invited to give a speech to the children. It's a mammoth of a school, so it's not far-fetched for a few prominent figures to have graduated from it over the years.

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(Translation by Spider Lily Translations)

Appearance

Shuuichi has short blonde hair and brown eyes. As a child he wears a striped green shirt with brown collar and cuffs, black apnts, and gray shoes.

As an adult Shuuichi now wears shades and has a walking stick. He wears a purple suit shirt and pants with a pink tie and white shoes.

Personality

Shuiichi is a very positive person, able to express his negativity by sketching and can find the good in things despite what he goes through. Shuuichi tends to think of things in the long run.

Background

Shuuichi was bullied a lot because of his passive nature, but he never let it bother him and would vent by painting and drawing. When he meets the youkai Higanbana, he becomes friends and teaches her emotions.

Due to involvement from Sumire, Shuuichi's bullying intensified to the point where he lost his eyesight from being beaten horribly and went to the hospital. Though he became unable to draw, Shuuichi found hope and went to a school for blind, later becoming an established pianist.

Relationships

Story

Second Night

Before the Spider Lilies Bloomed

An adult Shuuichi visits the school and is given a tour by Nonomiya. He reminisces on his past meetings with Higanbana and seems to sense her watching him from the roof.

After School

In this dream world, a young Shuuichi talks with Yuuki Noda about art.

Author's Notes

07th Expansion All Character Settings Collection, Page 56

December 2013. "The Satoshi-kun of the Higanbana world. It seems like Satoko and the others would be clinging to him, saying “Nii-nii, Nii-nii”. However, if Satoko were here, she would be able to immediately repel the insidious bullies with her many explosive traps."

Trivia

  • Shuiichi's body sprites have wanyans attached to the neck stumps.[2]

References

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