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Kiki Shikizaki (四季崎 記紀, Shikizaki Kiki) is a master swordsmith and soothsayer of the Sengoku period.


He displayed many attributes of arrogance in his personality.


In the anime, some of Shikizaki's character design is shared by Princess Hitei, including his neck choker and diagonal cross or diamond-shaped theme. The anime also shows some similarities in clothing with Togame, including some color scheme and clothing choice.


Shikizaki was reclusive, belonged to no house nor country, and is renowned by many of the other characters, his work was regarded so highly that during said period, 1000 of his swords were distributed over 25 countries and that the country with the most of his swords during that time dominated it. Of those 1000 swords, the first 988 he had created are believed to have been practice for the last twelve: the Deviant Blades, making use of alchemy and the occult, inspired by his ability to peer into the future, seeing the methods he implied to his latest creations. He also was friends with Shichika Yasuri's ancestor, Kazune Yasuri, and helped him to establish the Kyotōryū style. Shikizaki's true intentions of creating the 12 Deviant Blades and Kyotōryū, were to falsify history; a history that wasn't supposed to be. It was later revealed that he was doing this for the sake of Japan, as one of his ancestors had a vision that Japan will perish at the hands of foreigners. It was also revealed that the final purpose of the Deviant Blades was to help Shichika perfect the Kyotōryū style and forge himself as the ultimate Deviant Blade.


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