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Shun Kazami is one of main characters of Bakugan Battle Brawler series. He is also Dan Kuso's childhood friend and the former number 1 brawler in the world until Masquerade came along.
He is a Ventus Brawler who is the strongest of all human Ventus Brawlers. His first guardian was Ventus, Skyress. His second guardian was Ventus Ingram and has a Bakugan trap Hylash and Shadow Wing. His third guardian was Ventus Hawktor. His fourth Bakugan was Ventus Taylean and first Mechtagon is Silent Strike and Mechtagon Titan Faser Titan. His currently Bakugan guardians is Ventus Jaakor and Darkus Skytruss and Orbeum and current Mechtagon is Thorak.
He is voiced by Chihiro Suzuki and Zachary Bennett on English-Canadian version.
Shun is calmest and mature brawler just like Alice Gehabich, in fact both of them is the oldest member in original battle brawler team. He rarely gets flustered or annoyed and even when he is annoyed; he maintains a cool voice (even though he voices his displeasure). Shun is a loner and always focuses in battles. However, his stamina does have its limits; shown by how he tires after a large amount of constant battling. Beside being a loner, he also have soft side toward the others, loyal and extremely care with his friend.He will forgive to them if he fails to save them or willing to scold Dan whenever he acts recklessly or selfishly. Shun has good instincts as he is able to discern a person's actions by their personality. On his free time, he usually practice his ninja skill alone.
Skills and Abilities
Shun is a skillful brawler. He used to be the best Bakugan player before Masquerade showed up, after which he fell to 6th place, but built his way back up to 3rd. Unlike Dan who always act rash on the battle, Shun is more use his strategic for winning the battle. He is the strongest human Ventus Brawler.
Beside his brawler skill, he also possess a ninja skill thanks for his training with his grandfather or by self-learning. He shown very strong from physic and mentally, he also able kick or battle with Hairadee during the desperate situation and able to flip Dan on Mechtanium Surge. In battle, Shun combines his knowledge of ninja skills and his Bakugan's natural abilities to outwit an opponent and win.
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Shun Kazami lives in the province and is a Ventus attributed brawler. He is also an aspiring ninja, receiving training from his grandfather. He is a loner, yet is still willing to help his friends at all costs. Together with Dan, his best friend and childhood friend, he invented the gameplay for Bakugan. He had been the first ranked battler until Masquerade and his minions dominated the rankings and because his grandfather didn't let him play, ending up in 6th place. His mother was really sick and it was when she slipped into a coma that Shun gave up on Bakugan, mainly because his grandfather stated that since he has to take custody of Shun until his mother gets better, he can't play the game anymore and has to concentrate on his training. His grandfather lets him brawl again, though.
Marucho Marukura and Runo Misaki try to convince Shun to join the brawlers, but he defeats both of them in battle. Masquerade decides to recruit Shun to his side although during a battle with Dan he leaves and helps Dan beat Masquerads Hydranoid then he beats Dan in a one on one battle.
After joining the bralwers he jornies with them to Bkaugan valley and faces Billy Gilbert and Komba O'Charlie alongside Juilie eventully winning. After defeating Komba in a rematch, he ends up fifth. Shun is currently in 3rd place.
Shun once left the brawlers when Dan says they don't need him. Alice tries to persuade him to come back and after brawling Komba, Dan appears and asks for forgiveness to which Shun accepts. This is when he realizes he needs his friends the most. After defeating Komba, Shun takes him as an apprentice to Bakugan and ninja training, but only because Komba was literally on his knees begging to be one.
When everyone was thinking about who was the spy, Shun was the other candidate for the spy alongside Alice. Julie mistook his grandfather for Hal-G, but with a little help from Skyress, the problem was solved. Dan blamed him for not telling them that he came in town, but Alice immediately defended Shun, saying that it's not his fault and that there's no need for him to apologize.
After Dan went to the Doom Dimension due to losing drago, Shun was challenged by Masquerade and decided to go to the Doom Dimension himself with the others. When he was being tested in the Doom Dimension by the Ventus Lord, Shun had to brawl with the child form of his mother. He almost gave into losing and staying there forever, but Skyress was able to make him realize that he has friends who need him and that he needs them. This caused Skyress to evolve into Storm Skyress. When Dan and Drago were battling to get Drago to evolve, Shun and Storm Skyress were the Brawlers Dan battled last. He was defeated after a close battle and Drago evolved.
He was very shocked when he found out that Alice was Masquerade, but instead of protecting her, he made a comment about how "smart" Masquerade was, which caused Alice to cry and flee back to Russia. It is believed that he did this because he felt angered about the fact that she was Masquerade. After Alice saved Dan and Drago he regained his "friendship" with her and later after beating Harddie alongside Julio and Komba, he and Skyress helped Alice, Joe and Wavern by distracting Naga so that they can give them more time, but they were easily defeated by the Silent Core. However Skyress and the other Bakugan beat Naga though the bond between Bakugan and Human After the battle finished, he released Storm Skyress and all of his other Bakugan.
Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia
Shun, now 16 years old, is first mentioned when Dan complains about not being able to reach him. He makes a cameo debut after Marucho passes out from his battle against Mylene. We hear Mylene tell him that she doesn't want to keep losing to him and asks him if he wants to join the Vexos. When he doesn't reply, she takes that as a no. Shun then leaves, leaving Mira Fermin to wonder if he was her brother.
Later, Shun reappears to aid Dan in his battle against Spectra Phantom and Gus Grav He tells the Brawlers how he was in the mountains, practicing his ninja skills when a portal suddenly opened, sending him to New Vestroia. Soon he met Ingram when the Bakugan were being sucked up by the Vexos and he saves him by grabbing onto his ball as he was being teleported. Ingram told him about the Vexos and he agreed to help save the Bakugan. When he noticed Dan's battle, Shun activates his Gauntlet and uses Ingram and Hylash to fly over to where Dan is and help defeat Gus while Dan beats Spectra. Once Baron Leltoy reveals that they've reached Alpha City, Shun tells them, that he was heading there to rescue Skyress, thinking she might be there. He becomes an official member of the Resistance.
In Alpha City after showing the others where the controller was. Shun and Ace Grit were forced to team up in a tournament while the others shut down the Dimension Controller. At first, they have trouble working together, but after getting taunted by their opponents, they put their differences aside and advance to the finals against Lync and Volt. In order to stall for time, they had to toy with them first. It eventually remains difficult to stay in the battle, but they pull through and defeat the two.
He later hears Runos voice and helps a incomplete version of her get to the portal. Dan Mira and Baron go to earth leaving him Ace and Marucho to save the Bakugan.
When Ace and Marucho fall into a Vexos trap, Shun was smart enough to not fall for it because he knew that Shadow Prove's impressions of Dan Kuso and Mira Fermin were fake since he heard Dan say he was scared, something he would never do. However, even though he didn't fall for it, the trap still worked since all three of them were separated. Shun decided he would go to Beta City alone to destroy the Dimension Controller, but Ingram assured him that he is never alone as Ingram would always be by his side like a shadow. Shun eventually made it to Beta City, but Shadow Prove stops him and forces him into a battle. Shadow used Alpha Hydranoid in the battle which surprised both Shun and Ingram. As the battle went on they tried to convince Hydranoid to snap out of it, which was later revealed to be a mechanical version of Alpha Hydranoid known as Mechanical Darkus Hades created by Professor Clay. Shadow had the upper hand when Shun was down to his last Ability Card Double Fangs Jade Wind Shot, but Shun and Ingram almost pulled off a win until Shadow brought out his Mechanical Bakugan Trap Darkus Fortress. After that, Shun loses and later on revealed to be in pods with Ace and Marucho. While they were captured, they still had their Bakugan at the capture unit pod.
Later, Shun, Ace, and Marucho manage to get out with Mira and Spectra's help. The three manage to escape Beta City, but are surprised when Dan and Baron told them that Mira betrayed them and joined the Vexos. Once they got to Gamma City, Shun and Marucho face Mylene and Shadow in a rematch and manage to win. When Prince Hydron's Dimension Controller activates, Shun rescues Mira and Marucho, landing on top of an elevator leading to Prince Hydron's Palace. He, Mira and Marucho then confront Hydron and witness Mylene take him away. He convinces Marucho not to go after them and they begin trying to free their Bakugan. They managed to crack the code to free the Six Warrior Bakugan, thanks to Elfin, who accidentally pressed the correct keys. Shun was very happy to be reunited with Skyress and shortly met up with Dan, Ace and Baron.
Shun, Dan, and Marucho go back to Earth along with everyone except Skyress. Skyress said that Shun didn't need her anymore and left her successor as Ingram to become Shun's new and permanent guardian. Ingram then evolves into Ventus Master Ingram after the Six Ancient Warriors gave their Attribute Energies to Drago and the other Resistance Bakugan. Shun goes to New Vestroia with Master Ingram, where he meets up with Skyress again. After she told them about the strange device that regressed all Bakugan to ball form Shun tried to destroy it, but it was protected by a force field. He is then confronted by Lync who revealed it was the BT System. Shun nearly lost due to his inability to control Master Ingram's powers, but Storm Skyress stepped in for Ingram, but almost ended up sacrificing herself in the process. Ingram finally regained his confidence and was able to unlock Shadow Wing to defeat Lync and Aluze. After the battle Shun got very upset when Skyress left saying she will always be watching over him. Later, Shun told Dan and the others what happened when he last visited New Vestroia to investigate.
Shun somehow senses that Volt is on Earth and sneaks out of Marucho's house to face him. During the battle it looked a little grim for Shun until Baron shows up and is able to help him face Volt and his mechanical Bakugan Boriates. Baron's little sister Maron unfortunately gets caught in the crossfire, but is saved by Shun. They win, keeping the Ventus energy safe. He soon goes to the mother palace with the other Brawelrs thanks to Spectra. In a rematch against Volt and Mylene in a tag battle with Baron, he loses due to the Vexos' special new battle arena that gave Mechanical Bakugan a power boost. Because of that, the Ventus energy is taken.
When the BT System was fully operational, Shun helped all the Bakugan get onto the Vestal Destroyer. During the evacuation Shun openly expressed his distrust of Spectra, saying he's only helping because he wants to create the Ultimate Bakugan and that can't happen if the BT System works. He and the rest of the brawlers then watched Dan and Spectra's final rematch where Spectra joins the Restance afterwords. Later he hears about the Alternative thanks to Lync leaving evadnace behind.
When the Alternative was complete, in episode 51-52 Dan and the other brawlers, including Shun, battled it. Shun used all his Bakugan: Master Ingram, Shadow Wing, and Hylash. When Keith and Helios were able to blow open a hole in the Alternative, Dan, Shun, Ace, and Baron went inside to destroy it from the inside, as Shun remembered the blueprints for it. Professor Clay then trapped the four of them in a virtual world similar to Bakugan Interspace where they battled four unknown Bakugan. They managed to win and were able to destroy the Alternative. They later part ways with Mira and the other Vestals of the Resistance and head back to Earth. In the Japanese Ending of episode 52, he is seen with Alice, Hydranoid and Ingram as they watch Marucho repairing Bakugan Interspace. At the end of New Vestroia, Hawktor becomes his new Guardian Bakugan, with no word as to Ingram's fate.
Shun is seen competing in a battle in Bakugan Interspace with the synthetic Ventus Hawktor as his partner. He battles Shuji in arena F-12 eventully beating him. He is ranked the second best brawler in Bakugan Interspace, right between Dan and Marucho. Shun still seems to distrust Ren, much in the same way as Ace distrusted Keith Clay when he first joined the Brawlers. He learns that Rens planet is under attack.
When Fabia Sheen appears and battles Dan, Shun is the first to suspect that Ren's story about the Neathians attacking Gundalia is not true. After Dan defeat Fabia and she leaves, Shun finds her and asks for her side of the story.
After learning from Fabia what was really going on, he and Fabia work together to expose Ren for lying about the Gundalian-Neathian war saying that the Neathians invaded Gundalia when it was really the other way around. Ren flees which Shun says only proves their theory correct. Marucho yells at him and runs after Ren beliving he is innocent After Marucho had run off, he and the rest of the Brawlers watch Marucho brawl Ren, he then like the others see Ren's true Gundalian Form.
After Marucho and Ren's battle, he, Marucho and Jake Vallory get the real versions of their Bakugan and then are challenged to a brawl against Sid Arcale, Mason Brown, Taylor and Casey. Shun and Dan brawl Mason and Taylor and beat them both clearing Taylor's brainwash but then like the other brawlers are forced out of Bakugan Interspace when Ren hacks into the systems and now BI is under his control.
While trying to get back into BI, he mentions to Jake that he was being a bit rough, and now no one in BI could leave, which he seemed very worried about until Drago and Coredem along with Jake and Dan come up with a way to spy then get them out.
While smuggling kids out of Bakugan Interspace, Shun comes across Linus and Neo Ziperator, who he believes are Gundalians, but realizes are Neathians when Ren and Jesse show up and challenge them to a battle. Linus had been carrying something very important and asked Shun to escort him to Fabia. Shun remarks that any friend of Fabia's is a friend of his and the two battle against Ren and Jesse together. Shun and Linus eventually lost the battle and Neo was taken by Jesse.
After hearing how things are getting worse on Neathia, Shun and the others decide to head to there to help fight. Fabia takes them to the Sacred Orb and reveals that it is the true object of Barodius' desire. He ends up facing Airzel and Strikeflier and suddenly got overpowered. Later, he is made a Castle Knight by Captain Elright and dons the Ventus Castle Knight uniform.
Later, Shun accompanies Dan and Fabia to the second shield generator while Marucho and Jake distract Airzel and Mason Brown. He, Dan and Fabia are making their way through the jungle when Stoica and Jesse confront them. Dan and Fabia remain behind to deal with Stoica and Jesse while Shun continues ahead. Later it is revealed that Dan and Shun switched their bakugan so Shun, being the fastest member of the team, could continue with Drago and the Element to power the second shield.
When Shun and Drago reach the shield generator, Shun successfully sneaks into the building while disabling the Gundalian guards. However, before he can reactivate the shield, Kazarina and Lena Isis ambush them and a battle ensues. Shun takes out Lena with next to no effort but begins struggling with Kazarina. Dan and Hawktor arrive in time and they switch back their bakugan. Dan stays behind to deal with Kazarina while Shun enters the building to reactivate the shield.
During the Gundalian's next invasion attempt, Shun battles Zenet and Gill. This battle marks the first time Shun uses his Battle Gear, making him the only main character to take the longest to use his Battle Gear. He easily overpowers Zenet but struggles against Gill. Fortunately, Dan arrives in time and the Gundalians are defeated. The invasion continues and Shun must hold off Airzel and Strikeflier. Airzel begins overwhelming them but Fabia steps in to help out. Kazarina ends up defeating Fabia and Airzel launches a sneak attack and defeats Shun. Later he watches Ren Krawler join the team.
After Jake is taken by Kazarina, he witnesses Jake return to Neathia but is suspicious of whether or not that is the real Jake. He tests Jake to see if he remembers distracting the Gundalians to help Dan and Shun restart the second shield, and he in fact remembers. Later, he helps Dan defeat the brainwashed Jake, ultilizing Swayther.
With the help of Dragonoid Colossus , he, Marucho, and Dan break in to the Gundalian castle to rescue Jake, while Fabia, Ren, Mason and Nurzak rescue the rest of Ren's team, but he and Marucho get separated from Dan. The two of them face off against Gill and Airzel. Although Shun manages to defeat Airzel, Gill still defeats the two of them. Shun then throws a smoke ball and the two of them escape.
They are later seen disguised as Gundalian guards infiltrating the palace. While trying to rescue Dan he brawls Stoica which ends up in a tie. Though after that they soon fought and they escape with everyone including Jake (not hypnotized anymore). Once they returned to Neathia, Shun and the others fought to hold of the Gundalian forces. Though the other Twelve Orders fell, Shun was easily beaten, along with all the other Brawlers, and knocked out by Phantom Dharak.
After regaining consciousness with the other Brawlers, Shun witnesses Linehalt using his forbidden powers to restore the war torn Neathia. After Dan and Barodius battle, Shun and the Castle Knights arrive in time to see Dharak and Barodius take the Sacred Orb by force, but are ultimately destroyed by its power, and Drago's evolution. Fabia thanks the brawlers for all their help and they are sent home, leaving behind their Neathian Bakugan partners. Once back on Earth, they reunite with Julie and Dan's mom.
Bakugan Mechtain Surge
Shun is now the fourth strongest Brawler in Bakugan Interspace, behind Dan, Anubias, and Sellon, respectively. He is starting to get suspicious of what Dan and Drago are doing. Later, he is seen commenting on whether Drago and Zenthon are connected due to the timing.
He figures out that Dan is hiding something, but Dan keeps on making excuses. Later, during Dan's battle with Anubias, Shun and Marucho realize that Dan is holding Drago's power back and that is what he has been hiding, but they do not know why. In the preview, he also comments that things have been strange since they returned from Neathia and that if they do not figure out what to do with Dan and Drago's problems; the Brawlers could be destroyed for good.
He then battles alongside Dan against Sellon and Chris. He is later asked by Sellon to join Team Sellon, a proposition which he refuses.
Shun and Dan begin arguing about whether Dan and Drago should take a break from brawling, during which Shun makes clear that he no longer trusts Dan. Later, he is greeted by Sellon about her offer and about how to handle Dan's problems with "tough love". He and Marucho battle against the Tri-Twisters and are losing due to their underhanded tactics until Sellon and Anubias interfere.
Shun declares that he's tired of waiting for Dan and leaves, telling Taylean that it's time to give Dan the tough love that Sellon had suggested earlier. During this time, Shun stays out of Interspace, but Marucho finds him and tells him about the BakuNano. They return to Interspace, where Shun interrogates Dylan on the sudden appearance of the BakuNano, but learns that they appeared out of nowhere one day and was open to the public. Sellon later confronts Shun and tells him that the standards of battling have fallen and that someone like Shun could restore the honor in battling. She even suggests that with Dan's disappearance, Shun take up position of leader of the Brawlers. Shun suddenly leaves when he discovers Marucho is battling against the Bash Brothers and loses terribly because of their BakuNano. Shun intervenes and easily defeats them without using BakuNano himself. He speaks out to the crowd and announces that as the new leader of the Brawlers he will not stand for the new style of dangerous brawling accidently started by Dan and Drago. The crowd quickly responds positively to Shun's declaration, while Sellon reveals that Shun has fallen for her trap.
He easily began to dominate the battlefield, flawlessly taking down opponent after opponent. Marucho is impressed, but tells Shun that he should take a break; however, Shun brushes this off and says that if Marucho really wants to help, he'll find Shun another opponent. Ironically, Shun had told Dan that he should take a break, and Dan refused to listen, something that Shun is now emulating. Shun declares that as the new leader of the Brawlers, it's his job to get the Brawlers back on top.