Race Human Age Unknown Tao Attribute Wood Occupation Asaemon Affiliation Yamada Clan Rank 4th Shion is the 4th rank Asaemon of the Yamada clan and is the one chosen to be Akaginu's monitor. Shion is a strict but kind man. He is well aware of the brutal nature of his work as an executioner, opting to spend the rest of his time helping others, such as when he saved Tenza from a life of crime by taking him in and training him in the way of the sword. Like the other Asaemon, he possesses a strong loyalty to the Yamada clan. Shion also has a witty sense of humor, often making puns and jokes regarding his eyesight, which has become a major part of his character to the people around him. Shion is shown to be fearless, showing no fear or hesitation when facing extremely strong enemies.Shion was born blind to the mother of a traveling street performer. At a young age, Shion awakened his ability to sense Tao and was able to perceive the world around him. Because of this, Shion's mother used him as a way to raise money and gave him the nickname Divine Blade Boy. Shion would go on to perform for others by dodging the participating customers wooden sword swings at him. He eventually caught the attention of the Grand Kengyō and was welcomed into the Tōdōza along with his mother. Through their connections, Shion was also brought into the Yamada clan and trained in the ways of an executioner.