Shining Wind

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Shining Wind
Shining Wind.jpg
Developer(s) Nextech
Publisher(s) Sega
Designer(s) Tony Taka (character designs)
Artist(s) Tony Taka
Series Shining
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release date(s)
  • JP: May 17, 2007
Genre(s) Action role-playing game
Mode(s) Single-player/two player

Shining Wind (シャイニング・ウィンド Shainingu Windo?) is an action role-playing game developed by Nextech and published by Sega for the PlayStation 2, and the 18th game in the Shining video game series. It was released on May 17, 2007 in Japan. The game is the sequel to Shining Tears. The main characters from Shining Tears appear in Shining Wind as well. An anime adaptation of the two games, called Shining Tears X Wind, began airing in early April 2007. Like Shining Tears, the game is illustrated by artist Tony Taka.


Real World[edit]

Touka Kureha (呉羽 冬華 Kureha Tōka?)
  • Voiced by: Yui Horie - Touka is a grade 12 student and also the student council secretary of her school. Representing beauty and wisdom, she is considered the "idol" in her school. She is a gentle and polite girl, she always shows kindness to everyone, but when she meets something unreasonable she would rejected resolutely, in fact she would be terrible when she is angry. She is a miko and was born into a shrine family (she is good at the art of kyūdō and spells, but cooking is not her strong point. The school in which she studies was built by her grandfather, and her mother is the director general of this school.
Kanon Seena (椎名 夏音 Shiina Kanon?)
Reia Hiruda (Hildareia) (蛭田 麗亜 Hiruda Reia?)

Soul Bladers[edit]

Souma Akizuki (秋月 蒼真 Akizuki Sōma?)
Kaito Kiriya (霧谷 魁斗 Kiriya Kaito?)
Haruto Saionji (西園寺 春人 Saionji Haruto?)/Trihart (トライハルト Toraiharuto?)

End Earth[edit]


Demonic Alchemy Empire Baelgard (Elven Kingdom Astraea)[edit]
Xecty Ein (ゼクティ・アイン Zekuti Ain?)
Killrain (キルレイン Kirurein?)
Zeed (formerly Prince Leon Philias) (ジード Jīdo?)
Holy Kingdom Philias[edit]
Clalaclan Philias (クララクラン・フィリアス Kurarakuran Firiasu?)
Caris Philias (カリス・フィリアス Karisu Firiasu?)
Jin-Crow (ジンクロウ Jinkurō?)
Raidel (ライデル Raideru?)
United Trading Nation Seiran[edit]
Rouen (ロウエン Rōen?)
Houmei (ホウメイ Hōmei?)
Shumari (シュマリ Shumari?)
Basou (バソウ Basō?)
Enu (エンウ En'u?)
Hyoun (ヒョウウン Hyōun?)
Kouryu (コウリュウ Kōryū?)
Raihi (ライヒ Raihi?)


Mercenary Knighthood Weissritter[edit]
Zero (Formerly Xion)
Mao (マオ Mao?)
Elwing (エルウィン Eruwin?)
Blanc Neige (ブラン·ネージュ Buran Nēju?)
Ryuna (リュウナ Ryūna?)
Lazarus (ラザラス Razarasu?)


Composer of the Eternal Forest (久遠の森の詠み手 Kuon no Mori no Yomite?)/Celestia (セレスティア Seresutia?)
Lassi (ラッシィ Rasshī?)



The game was released on Japan on May 17, 2007, and sold over 78 thousand units in four days,[1] becoming the top selling game in the country in that week.

According to the 2006 hands-on preview from IGN, the game runs at constant 60 frames per second.[2]

Other media[edit]

A game OST was released on May 31, 2007. It features the theme song, Heart-Shaped Chant, by Nana Mizuki.


  1. ^ "Enterbrain Software Ranking". 2007-05-23. 
  2. ^ "IGN: Shining Wind Preview". 2006-09-24. Retrieved 2007-04-26. 

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