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"Take solace in our meeting, boy. I'll make your death a painless one."
Shin Megami Tensei V

Shohei Yakumo is a character in Shin Megami Tensei V.



Shin Megami Tensei V[]

"All that strength, and still you're content to be Bethel's lapdog...? What are you thinking? You've seen what happens to the humans who demons set their sights on. They get twisted. Manipulated. Broken. Did those demons make anyone's lives better? Or did they ruin everything they touched? Demons are a blot on our world that must be cleansed. If you think they're worth fighting for, then by all means, prove it."
—Shohei Yakumo to Nahobino, Shin Megami Tensei V

A mysterious tall man standing by Nuwa's side. He dons an old-fashioned police uniform with the Kanagawa Prefecture arm badge and wields a katana and a revolver. He hails from a long lineage of law officers and spiritualists, with him following the family tradition.

Shohei's father, a kind man but hard on himself, had his weakness exploited by a demon, causing his death. As such, he displays resentment towards demons, finding them to be parasites that do not belong in the human world. He sides with Nuwa, a demon who's been with him since he was very young. Nuwa claims she and Yakumo were inseparable. While the two appear to be cordial with each other, they are implied (and eventually confirmed) to be in love with each other.

Due to his resentment of demons, he and Nuwa initially wished to make a world in which no gods or demons would exist. However, as Nuwa is a demon and the two reciprocate their feelings for each other, they realized that this option was unfeasible. His views on humanity are rather stern as well, finding that, in his words, people who don't have the will to fight are better off dead anyway, and that those that would betray their fellow man should've never been born to begin with.

His sternness often drew misunderstanding from other people, with his ideals even being challenged by Aogami, who finds him to be cold and even questions if he genuinely cares about humanity, but even if his ideals are condemned by the world, Yakumo actually holds on to a noble objective of his own: he actually believes in humanity's potential, and simply hates humans who have given up: he and Nuwa reject godhood as a whole, wanting to destroy the throne and leave humaniity to decide their fate for themselves. The unfolding events of the ending give a glimpse of the morals he wishes to uphold: in spite of tragedy, he puts tradition and has faith in what humanity has done in the past and what they can do together in the future: creation via godhood would be dishonorable to that purpose.

Yakumo first meets the protagonist in Da'at, while in the midst of his battle with Nuwa. At first, Yakumo finds him to be no different from other demons, but Nuwa asks him to let him go on a whim. Yakumo laters confront the protagonist again in Chiyoda, questioning Nuwa's decision to spare him. Although he's convinced he's nothing special, he decides to give him a chance and battle him instead of shooting him down outright. After being defeated, he'll question him for cooperating with Bethel and the demons, especially after Lahmu's casualties, as well as manipulating one into doing his bidding to become a Nahobino.

If the protagonist chooses to save Tokyo or uphold God's will, Yakumo and Nuwa will intercept him at the throne in a last-ditch attempt to prevent them from claiming it, transforming into a massive, human-faced dragon. They are ultimately slain in the ensuing battle.

If the protagonist chooses to destroy the throne, Yakumo and Nuwa will not talk with the protagonist unlike the other Nahobino pairs, instead making their way straight to the throne. However, they are intercepted by Abdiel and Ichiro Dazai, who transform into their Nahobino form and easily overwhelm the pair. Yakumo takes the brunt of the attack, sparing Nuwa from death at the cost of his own life. The protagonist arrives soon after and he expresses shame in failing his goal, saying it was his destiny to lose, but content that he died on his own terms. His death leaves Nuwa heartbroken, who simply disappears; if certain criteria is met, she reappears after they kill Nahobino Abdiel, telling them of another option that she no longer has reservations with following his death.


Shin Megami Tensei V[]

Race Level HP MP
Strength 57
Vitality 43
Magic 36
Agility 40
Luck 35
Meta 46 ????
Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
Resist - - Resist - - Weak
Ailment Resistance Resist:Sleep/Mirage/Poison/Confusion/Charm/Seal
Turn Icon 2
Drop Attack Mirror
Skill Potential
+3 - - +2 - - -2 - - - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Galvanic Slash Heavy Electric Strength-based attack to 1 foe.
Mazionga Medium Electric attack to all foes.
Fatal Sword Medium Physical attack to 1 foe. High chance of Critical.
Deathbound Medium Physical attack to all foes.
Tarukaja Raises Attack of 1 ally by 1 rank for 3 turns.
Dekaja Negates status buff effects on all foes.
Mist Rush 2~4 Medium Physical attacks to random foes. Chance of inflicting Mirage.
Omagatoki: Critical All attacks, including magical attacks, will become Critical hits for all allies for 1 turn.


Yakumo will spend turns buffing himself with Tarukaja before assaulting the party with Physical attacks, making Phys Dampeners quite useful. He will use Mazionga following the turn he activates Omagatoki: Critical. Shohei has no means of canceling debuffs to his Defense and Accuracy/Evasion which the party can utilize to their advantage. Having the protagonist learn Mudoon or Black Dracostrike from the enemies in the Kanda region prior to fighting Yakumo will alllow for extra turns, and Alice and Kaiwan can be used to also strike his weakness. Belphegor resists both Phys and Elec, and offers Mudoon and Marakukaja, making him an attractive choice for this battle, especially if he can be fused with Taunt to draw Yakumo's single-target attacks. Yoshitsune can use Pierce Armor to lower Yakumo's defense and Puncture Punch to ignore his Physical resistance once fully debuffed.

In Other Languages[]

Language Title
Flag of Japan Japanese 八雲 ショウヘイ
Flag of South Korea Korean 야쿠모 쇼헤이
Flag of Hong KongFlag of the Republic of China.svg Traditional Chinese 八雲 翔平



  • Shohei's surname Yakumo means "eight" (八) (ya) and "cloud" (雲) (kumo).

Playable Protagonist
Other Aogami - Sophia - Gustave - Goko
Amanozako - Fionn mac Cumhaill - Lahmu - Lucifer
Tao Isonokami - Yuzuru Atsuta - Ichiro Dazai - Miyazu Atsuta - Hayao Koshimizu - Sahori Itsukishima
Abdiel - Khonsu - Vasuki - Zeus - Odin - Shiva
Shohei Yakumo - Nuwa
Demi-fiend - Artemis - Cleopatra - Mephisto
Tokyo Jouin High School - Shinagawa Station - Takanawa Tunnel - Jozoji
Da'at Minato - Shinagawa - Chiyoda - Taito - Demon King's Castle - Temple of Eternity - Empyrean - Tree of Knowledge
Albums Original Soundtrack
Songs N/A
Terminology Nahobino - Bethel - Knowledge - Magatsuhi - Shekinah Glory - Demon Summoning Program - Conception
Mechanics Demon - Press Turn - Moon Phase System - Alignment‎ - Negotiation (Dialogue) - Encounters - Fusion - Race and species - Difficulty
Skill Potential - Magatsuhi Skills - Essence - Glory - Miracles - Menorah
World of Shadows - Cadaver's Hollow - Miman - Treasure Boxes - Vending Machines - Demon Statues - Abscess - Magatsuhi Crystals - Leyline Fount - Terminal - Gifts
Lists Bosses - Skills - Items - Status Changes - Quests - Demons
Other Script - Updates
Other Media
Promotion Daily Demon - News
TGS 2021
Other Demon Colosseum - Merchandise
Avatar Makami - Anubis - Barong
Avian Feng Huang - Jatayu - Thunderbird - Zhuque - Yatagarasu - Garuda
Beast Cait Sith - Inugami - Nekomata - Orthrus - Orobas - Loup-garou - Cerberus
Brute Daemon - Azumi - Ippon-Datara - Oni - Shiki-Ouji - Kin-Ki - Sui-Ki - Fuu-Ki - Ongyo-Ki
Deity Thoth - Horus - Atavaka - Khonsu - Mitra - Odin - Khonsu Ra - Zeus - Vishnu - Baal
Divine Angel - Archangel - Principality - Power - Dominion - Throne
Dragon Xuanwu - Quetzalcoatl - Qing Long - Ananta - Huang Long
Drake Aitvaras - Basilisk - Hydra - Fafnir - Seth - Vasuki
Element Erthys - Aeros - Aquans - Flaemis
Fairy Pixie - High Pixie - Jack-o'-Lantern - Jack Frost - Kelpie - Setanta - Silky - Oberon - Titania
Fallen Andras - Berith - Forneus - Eligor - Ose - Flauros - Decarabia - Nebiros - Adramelech - Abdiel
Femme Mermaid - Leanan Sidhe - Manananggal - Yaksini - Lamia - Dakini - Clotho - Lachesis - Cleopatra - Atropos - Rangda - Kali
Fiend Matador - Daisoujou - Hell Biker - Alice - White Rider - Red Rider - Black Rider - Pale Rider - Mother Harlot - Trumpeter
Foul Slime - Legion - Black Ooze
Fury Dionysus - Chernobog - Mot - Zaou-Gongen - Asura - Shiva
Genma Kurama Tengu - Hanuman - Cu Chulainn - Fionn mac Cumhaill - Amanozako
Haunt Preta - Obariyon - Poltergeist - Pisaca - Kumbhanda
Herald Melchizedek - Camael - Sraosha - Abdiel - Uriel - Raphael - Gabriel - Sandalphon - Michael - Metatron
Holy Shiisaa - Chironnup - Hayataro - Baihu - Chimera
Jaki Turdak - Rakshasa - Loa - Macabre - Hecatoncheires
Jirae Kodama - Tsuchigumo - Sudama - Kaya-no-Hime - Koropokkur - Hua Po - Narcissus
Kishin Attis - Zouchouten - Koumokuten - Jikokuten - Bishamonten - Thor
Kunitsu Take-Minakata - Sukuna-Hikona - Oyamatsumi - Kushinada-Hime - Okuninushi - Arahabaki
Lady Kikuri-Hime - Hariti - Isis - Cybele - Ishtar - Skadi - Alilat - Inanna - Danu - Nuwa - Nuwa
Megami Fortuna - Ame-no-Uzume - Anahita - Parvati - Artemis - Idun - Sarasvati - Scathach - Norn - Lakshmi - Demeter - Maria
Night Sandman - Mokoi - Incubus - Lilim - Succubus - Black Frost - Kaiwan - Queen Medb - Lilith
Raptor Onmoraki - Zhen - Muu Shuwuu - Anzu
Snake Naga - Raja Naga - Yurlungur - Yamata-no-Orochi
Tyrant King Frost - Belphegor - Moloch - Loki - Surt - Mara - Abaddon - Arioch - Mithras - Mephisto - Amon - Chi You - Beelzebub - Belial
Vile Baphomet - Mishaguji - Lahmu - Pazuzu - Girimekhala - Mada
Wargod Neko Shogun - Yoshitsune - Ganesha - Siegfried - Futsunushi
Wilder Bicorn - Bugs - Mothman - Nue
Yoma Mandrake - Agathion - Apsaras - Koppa Tengu - Valkyrie
Panagia Tao
Enemy Only
Meta Shohei Yakumo
Matter Lucifer
Mitama Saki Mitama - Kusi Mitama - Ara Mitama - Nigi Mitama
Nahobino Abdiel - Tsukuyomi - Nuwa