"Bushinyan" redirects here. Not to be confused with Buchinyan.

Shogunyan (Japanese: ブシニャン Bushinyan) is an Rank S, Wind-attribute, Legendary Yo-kai of the Brave tribe and the Goriki tribe as of Yo-kai Watch 4.

Appearances

Video games

Anime series

Manga series

Biology

Shogunyan is a dull-blue cat with a white face and big, black eyes. He has a tiny, dull, pink nose and gold inner-ear coloring with white-tipped paws. He wears a turquoise samurai helmet on his head with a big, gold crescent moon on the center and accenting of gold and a matching samurai armour suit, an orange sphere attached to a collar, and an orange rope that holds his sword. His tail flames are gold. 

Unlike Jibanyan, Shogunyan is dignified but also a bit rash. He speaks in a rather formal manner, taking his status as a samurai very seriously and lashes out at others who disrespect him. He also is obsessed with slicing objects, to the point of naming his many slicing techniques.

Shogunyan attacks enemies with his sword.

Profile

As a Legendary Yo-kai, one must befriend/recruit the following Yo-kai first in order to undo his seal.

Yo-kai Watch

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Tatttellicon.png Tattletell Mysterious Tribe.png Dismaricon.png Dismarelda Eerie Tribe.png
Castiiiicon.png Castelius III Tough Tribe.png Leadonicon.png Leadoni Shady Tribe.png
Jibanicon.png Jibanyan Charming Tribe.png Happieicon.png Happierre Heartful Tribe.png

Yo-kai Watch 2

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Mirapo Draggie Dismarelda Jibanyan
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Baku Buhu Cadin Insomni

Yo-kai Watch 3

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Toadal Dude Smogmella Jibanyan Hovernyan
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Faux Kappa Miradox Baku Arachnus

Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

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Mirapo Draggie Jibanyan
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Baku Cadin Insomni

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

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Wondernyan Baddinyan Thornyan Jibanyan
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Rubinyan Robonyan Melonyan Watermelnyan

Yo-kai Watch Busters 2

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Blazion Dracunyan Nyanses II Jibanyan
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Emenyan Robonyan Hovernyan Toranka

Yo-kai Watch 4

Unlike the previous titles, Shogunyan is freed from the present day Crank-a-kai.

Game data

Main series games data

Yo-kai Watch

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Stats Calculation
HP
 
450
STR
 
200
SPR
 
40
DEF
 
140
SPD
 
230
This shows Shogunyan's stat on level: 99.


Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Lightning Slash (Japanese: 閃光ぎり Senkō Giri) 20-44x3 (YW1-2)
24x3 (YW3)
Single enemy
No description.
Technique Storm (Japanese: 嵐の術 Arashi no Jutsu) 80-120 (YW1-2)
70-112 (YW3)
Wind Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Heart of a Warrior (Japanese: 武士の心 Bushi no Kokoro) Single ally
Gives an ally the heart of a warrior and raises its STR.
Soultimate Move Bonito Blade (Japanese: かつおブシ斬り Katsuobushi Giri) 22x10 (YW1-2)
16x10 (YW3)
All enemies
Cuts his opponents- not with his claws, but with his trusty sword.
Skill Extreme Critical (Japanese: 超クリティカル Chō Kuritikaru)
Power of critical attacks is high.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Psychic Blasters Stats

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HP
 
600
STR
 
S
SPR
 
C
DEF
 
S
SPD Unknown
This shows stats at level 99


Psychic Blasters Movelist

Button Move/description
A Attack (hits a nearby enemy)
X Fleeting (avoids attacks, however it can not avoid techniques)
Soul Effect
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Blasters Stats

Yo-kai Watch 3

Blasters Stats

Yo-kai Watch 4

Attribute tolerance

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- - - -
Tolerance of attribute attack
Strong × ⇒ △ ⇒ - ⇒ ○ ⇒ ◎ weak

Held items

Locations

Spin-off games

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Yo-kai Watch Busters 2

Other games

Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

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Stats Calculation
HP
 
1
Attack
 
1
Soultimate Move
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Other Effects
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Soultimate Levels
LV01 00
LV02 00
LV03 00
LV04 00
LV05 00
LV06 00
LV07 00
Skill Levels
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LV01 Effect: 00
LV02 Effect: 00
LV03 Effect: 00
LV04 Effect: 00
LV05 Effect: 00


Yo-kai Watch: Ukiukupedia

Evolution

Wind Attribute
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Shogunyan
Level 30
Fire Attribute
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Fusion

Wind Attribute
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Fire Attribute
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Fire Attribute
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Quotes

  • Befriended: "I'm Shogunyan! I'll be your loyal companyan!"
  • Being traded: "Pray, does your lord shogun approve of this friendship?"
  • Loafing: "Can't it wait?!"
  • Receiving Food (favourite): "I approve of this."
  • Receiving Food (normal): "Not bad."
  • Receiving Food (disliked): "Disappointed!"
  • Blasters T Camp: "I...am Shogunyan! Behold my strategic genius nyan!"

In the anime

Main article: Shogunyan (anime)

In the manga

Main article: Shogunyan (manga)

Etymology

"Shogunyan" is a portmanteau of shogun and nyan, the Japanese onomatopoeia for a cat's meow.

His Japanese name "Bushinyan" is similar, but instead combines with bushi (Japanese: 武士 "samurai, warrior"). The latter might also be a wordplay on katsuobushi (Japanese: 鰹節 "bonito flakes").

Trivia

A picture of the assembled Shogunyan model kit, showing his unique topknot hairstyle.

  • In the Yo-kai Watch video game, the Medallium description explicitly states that Shogunyan is another form of Jibanyan which was changed in Yo-kai Watch 2. Ironically, it would end up being made into a joke in the Yo-kai Watch anime series.
  • Shogunyan is and Gilgaros are the only two Legendary Yo-kai that can be befriended before completing the main story in the Yo-kai Watch video game.
  • Shogunyan is the only Legendary Yo-kai that is seen fusing with another, in the Yo-kai Watch anime series.
  • Shogunyan's official plastic model kit contains a headpiece that reveals a topknot hairstyle hidden under his helmet. This makes it the first and currently only piece of merchandise to include such detail.
  • In the manga, Shogunyan is the only Yo-kai ever that is also a ghost. He can only possess Jibanyan's body to materialize, but as of Kyubi's chapter can possess others too.
  • Shogunyan's "random" nicknames in Yo-kai Watch 2 are: Samewrai, Kazu, Can Cat and Mewnoke.
  • In English, Shogunyan is voiced by Alicyn Packard.
  • In The Last Nyanmurai’s debut episode, it is revealed that Shogunyan is his eldest brother. Therefore, making The Last Nyanmurai another ancestor of Jibanyan.
  • In the Yo-kai Watch Blasters games, the Yo-kai to unseal him are all Feline Yo-kai.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese ブシニャン Bushinyan A combination of bushi (Japanese: 武士 "samurai, warrior") and nyan, the Japanese onomatopoeia for a cat's meow.
Flag of France.svg French Shogunyan Same as the English name.
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Shogunyan Same as the English name.
Flag of Germany.svg German Shogunyan Same as the English name.
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Shogunyan Same as the English name.
Flag of South Korea.svg Korean 무사냥 Musanyang
More Languages
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Arabic شوغونيان Shogunyan Same as the English name.
Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chinese (Cantonese)* 武士喵 Wǔshìmiāo Transliteration of Japanese name.
Flag of Brazil.svg Portuguese (Brazilian) Shogunyan Same as the English name.
Flag of Turkey.svg Turkish Şoganyan
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