|Occupation||The First Maou of Shin Makoku|
|Anime Debut||Episode 68|
|Japanese Voice||Miki Shinichirou|
Shinou was the first Maou. His actual name is unknown. He was the son of a king of an unknown country. He left the country and with the help of the Daikenja he united all mazoku, defeated Soshu and then he formed Shin Makoku. He is a godlike existence to mazoku. His body resides in Shinou Byou and he tells the priestesses there the names of each successive maou.
While he was still in his old country his eldest brother died. When he left the country he had 3 older brothers, an older sister, and two younger sisters. His father liked to play around with many women so he also had many illegitimate children. The Daikenja is probably a child from one of his affairs, making Shinou and the Daikenja half brothers.
Shinou was the first King of Shin Makoku. His soul watches over the lands of Shin Makoku, and priestess such as Ulrike can communicate with him in a limited fashion, one they call "hearing His Majesty's voice". Murata also appears to be able to communicate with him, and is often seen scolding him for meddling in Shin Makoku's affairs.
Differences in AnimeEdit
4000 years ago, Shinou sealed the Soushu into four boxes, which became known as the "Four Forbidden Boxes". However, while part of the Soushu was sealed in the boxes, a small part of the Soushu infected Shinou to the extent where his right arm seemed slightly decayed. Shinou knew that the Soushu would eventually take over his mind and body completely, so Shinou came up with a plan along with his Great Sage to completely eradicate the Soushu in the future. This involved sealing the Soushu with a pure soul, and destroying it.This soul turned out to be Shinou, but Yuuri manages to eradicate the Soushu without harming Shinou, earning Yuuri the title of the greatest Maou. Shinou commented that he was glad he chose Yuuri as the Maou.