The Great One
Character Details
Occupation The First Maou of Shin Makoku
Nationality Shin Makoku
Race Mazoku
Gender Male
Eyes Blue
Hair Blonde
Personal Status
Status Deceased
Relatives Daikenja (half-brother)
Waltrana von Bielefelt (descendant)
Wolfram von Bielefelt (descendant)
First Appearance
Anime Debut Episode 68
Japanese Voice Miki Shinichirou

Shinou (眞王) was the first Maou. His actual name is unknown and was the son of a King of an unknown country. Shinou left his home 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 the Shrine of Shinou 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.[1] His father liked to play around with many women so he also had many illegitimate children. The Daikenja was probably a child from one of his affairs,[2] making Shinou and the Daikenja half brothers.

Shinou was the first King of Shin Makoku. After his death, 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.


  • In Chapter 77, Ken Murata said that Shinou and the Daikenja weren't exactly "best friends". This could be a hint of the fact that they probably were half-brothers, or in any case, lovers.[3]



  1. Shin MAkoku Yori Ai wo Komete 37
  2. Shin MAkoku Yori Ai wo Komete 37
  3. Chapter 77

Start a Discussion Discussions about Shinou

  • daikenja

    9 messages
    • Shinou in love with daikenja or murata. Shinou and Rufus didn't get married. They were half brothers in the novel version, but not in ...
    • The anime has his own story, so maybe there was something romantic between Shinou and Daikenja. They made it look that way for us :)
  • is he the great one that i hear about all the time on the show?

    3 messages
    • Edit: Ok never mind. I've forgotten how the subs translated things. Yes. Shinou is the great one.
    • yayyyyyyyyyyyy thanks