Usui Pirica (碓氷ピリカ, Usui Pirica, Pilica in the English version of the Anime series and video games) is a fictional character in the manga and anime series of Shaman King. She is part of the Ainu Tribe and the younger sister of Usui Horokeu.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Pirica is a girl that is roughly the same height as her big brother, despite being his younger sister. She has long light turquoise hair reaching just below her hips, wears a pink jacket, a headband with an Ainu symbol, and a black mini skirt with traditional white Ainu markings and pink snow boots. Under the jacket, she wears a tank top that is very low cut and when in street clothes she wears a low cut tank top, mini shorts, and sandals.
Personality[edit | edit source]
She is very emotional at most anything and is prone to breaking down at any second. She is very hard on her brother but is very good at what she does. For most of the Shaman Fights, all she does is care for her brother.
Abilities and Powers[edit | edit source]
She is the trainer of Horohoro and is very hard on him. She is also the one who sews all of Horohoro's clothing, making her quite crafty and is also able to make anything from cloth. She also masters all of the local cuisines and is familiar with all of the traditional Ainu techniques and rituals. She is overall a genius girl.
Spirit[edit | edit source]
- See More: Torara
She have a guardian ghost named Torara who can control water, but he is very shy and has a fear of strangers.
History[edit | edit source]
Past[edit | edit source]
Pirica is an Ainu from Hokkaidō, a prefecture in Japan, who was born on February 9, 1987. Her main goal like her brother is to save the Koropokkuru, a tiny spirit people. As part of this goal, her brother intends to plant a vast field of Butterbur. She was raised with the belief that the strongest prey on the weakest. When Horohoro grew up a little he was trained by his father but later left home to pursue his dream because his father will no longer take care of him. Pirica later followed Horohoro to Tokyo.
Shaman Fight First Round[edit | edit source]
After Horohoro is defeat by Asakura Yoh in the first round she showed up at Yoh's celebration party, surprised and netted her big brother and dragged him away to train. She next watched her big brother win the two matches he needed to get to next round of the fight.
She then showed up at the opening ceremony with Horohoro explaining things to her brother and watched Yoh and Tao Ren tie at the final match. She and Horohoro later went to Yoh's and celebrated that her brother's second round entrance.
When Ren was captured by his dad Horohoro went to China while Pirica stayed at the inn for the next month or so. She and Horohoro left Yoh's house and got a hotel room, where she would eventually give him a new medium for his Over Soul.
Shaman Fight Second Round[edit | edit source]
When the next part of the tournament started she went to the stadium and cheered on her brother. She later began to fear for her brother and called her father to the island. But as Usui Lycan would later tell Kalim he only came because Pirica pleaded for him to come and he left promptly afterward.
Invading the Plants[edit | edit source]
When her brother and the remaining teams of the Shaman Fights was taken to the Continent of Mu by the Patch Tribe Pirica stays behind on the beach together with her father, the Asakura Family and the Tao Family having a barbecue. When her father catches a large Tuna he is complimented by Pirica whom he tells that, today they will broil it. She was last seen sitting together with her father on the beach preparing the fish and hearing Anna reading the Furyoku levels of her brother and his friends.
Funbari no Uta[edit | edit source]
During the last chapter, she is not seen but mentioned going out with a guy, leaving her big brother to do all the work at the farm.
Anime/Manga Difference[edit | edit source]
In the English version of the Anime series, she, like her big brother, is described as from "the Northern Woods" instead of from Hokkaidō.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Shaman King Manga - Kang Zeng Bang Volume 4 Extras; Shaman File 40
- Shaman King Manga - Chapter 275
- Shaman King Manga - Chapter 276; Page 04-06
- Shaman King Manga - Chapter 300