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Kiyoshiro Higashimitarai (東御手洗 清司郎 (ヒガシミタライ キヨシロウ) Higashimitarai Kiyoshirō?) is one of the main characters of Digimon Ghost Game. He is partnered to Jellymon.[2][1]

Appearance

Kiyoshiro is a teenage boy with fair skin, silver hair, and blue eyes. His right arm is wrapped in bandages. He wears a blue turtleneck sweater, a grey pendant, a black collared jacket with rolled up sleeves with two breast pockets, light blue jeans, and dark grey and blue sneakers with light grey laces.

At school he wears the Hazakura Academy uniform; a white collared shirt, a maroon necktie, a blue blazer with brass buttons and pockets, black slacks. He wears brown loafers with the uniform, and his arm is still wrapped in bandages.

Description

Kiyoshiro is second year junior high school student who serves as head of the male dormitory at Hazakura Academy. He is 14 years old. He is a genius who graduated from an American graduate school by skipping grades, and is living the student life in Japan for some reason. He usually talks with condescending attitude, but on the other hand, he's actually quite the coward, however, once he gets serious...?[1] "An unfortunate hottie." While he longs for strength, he is devastatingly cowardly, which is why his right hand is wrapped in bandages as a symbol of two extremes - one where he pretends to be a martial artist who does it "so as not to hurt his fist" and the other where he makes the excuse that "by injuring it, he can't give it his all." He might just be suffering from eight-grade syndrome though.[3]

Jellymon likes to scare Kiyoshiro.[4]

Etymologies

Kiyoshiro Higashimitarai (東御手洗 清司郎 (ヒガシミタライ キヨシロウ))

Name used in Digimon Ghost Game. Officially romanised by Toei Animation on the Digimon Ghost Game website.[1]

  • Ja: Higashimitarai (東御手洗?). Japanese surname that combines the words "higashi" (? lit. "east") and "mitarai" (御手洗? lit. "purifying water at the entrance of a shrine"). "Higashi" is possibly a reference to the Azure Dragon of the East, fitting the space theme of Hiro Amanokawa and Ruli Tsukiyono's surnames, while the water-related "mitarai" may relate to his Partner, Jellymon, being a jellyfish Digimon.
  • Ja: Kiyoshiro (清司郎 Kiyoshirō?). A Japanese masculine name that combines the kanji for "pure" ( kiyo?) and "director" ( shi?), and the suffix -rō (? lit. "nth son"). "Kiyo" might be a reference to the Kiyomizu-dera, which contains an Azure Dragon statue, while "shi" might be a reference to his position as the head of a dormitory.

Fiction

Digimon Ghost Game


Notes and references

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