Shibito (詩人, Shibito), also known as Bad Bard in the English dub, and Poet in the English manga, is a character from the manga and anime series Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo. He is one of the Six Electric Brain Warriors of Cyber City.

Bad Bard
(詩人, Shibito)
Debut (Manga): Chapter 113
Debut (Anime): Episode 46
Appears in: Anime and Manga
Seiyū (Japanese): Hiro Shimono
Voice actor:

Richard Cansino (English)
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Nickname(s): None
Aliases: None
Species: Human
Affiliation Maruhage Empire
Cyber City
Six Electric Brain Warriors
Classification: Electric Brain Warrior
Birthdate: September 17[1]
Gender: Male
Blood Type: O[2]
Eye Color: Red
Hair Color: Red
Fist Skill: Gothic Shinken

Background Edit

Shibito is a teenage boy with red hair, wearing a jacket and jeans. He has an undershirt that has many different words written on it. He is one of the six Electric Brain Warriors and the Guardian of the "Writer Prison Execution Stand" (Library Hair Hunt Stadium in the anime dub).


History Edit

Shibito is first seen witnessing Bo-bobo and the others defeat Sonic from a floating television screen, and is disappointed when Bo-bobo and Softon are taken by Kuruman. When Torpedo Girl sees his screen, she takes it as a sign of offense (his television screen looks like a pair of pants with the zipper open) and drags Beauty, Tokoro Tennosuke, and Don Patch with her to challenge him. Shibito has no difficulty at all with Tennosuke or Don Patch, but Torpedo Girl counters everything he does and deals him some damage. In an effort to make the battle less difficult, he erases the memories of everyone there (except Beauty and himself). Once he sees that no one else is a threat he is free to attack Beauty... except Don Patch blocks it and says that memory destruction will not work on him, as he is an idiot! Then, Don Patch injects one of his spikes into Shibito's body. Don Patch tells him that the fluid injected into his body will cause him to think exactly like himself. All of Shibito's attacks become completely useless, and his memory destruction wears off on Tennosuke and Torpedo Girl. After one final attack from Tennosuke, Shibito is defeated.

Shibito appears again during the fifth Maruhage Empire New Emperor Playoffs. He is the only other confirmed Electric Brain Warrior to participate besides J. Shibito teams up with Giga, Halekulani, Haou, and Lambada in an attempt to get revenge on Bo-bobo's team, but the rebels escape them.

Video GamesEdit

Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Escape!! Hajike RoyaleEdit

Abilities & PowersEdit

Shibito is the master "Gothic Shinken" (ゴシック真拳 Fist of Gothic), an ability that allows him to create words out of nothing and use them to create attacks based on what they say. He can manipulate words to allow him to release an object that is symbolized from the world (such as creating a spear from the word "spear") and even create illusions so that everyone merely sees words instead of their friends and enemies.


  • Projection of Names (名称世現映, Meishō Yo Gen Ei)/Reality Names Attack: Names appear and cause anything it says to come to life.
  • Six Word Ropes (六語縄, Mugojō)/Change Word Rope: Shibito summons words to become ropes to trap the opponent.
  • Evil Cage (囲監閉獄, Ikan Heigoku)/Fence In & Lock Up: Shibito summons a cage to trap the opponent.
  • Impregnable Shield (無双盾, Musō Tate)/Unlabeled Shields: Shibito summons words to shield himself.
  • Word View Phantasm (幻想文字視界, Gensō Moji Shikai)/Illusionary Characters: Shibito makes everything the opponent sees becomes words.
  • Word Mirror (似語鏡, Ni-go-kyō)/Similar-Looking Word Mirror: Shibito turns everything in characters, so his opponents cannot tell which characters are their allies and which characters are mirror images.
  • Lightning Attack: Shibito summons lightning to blast the opponent.
  • Angry Dragon Storm (竜怒嵐凱, Ryūdo Rangai)/Enraged Dragon Storming Triumph: Shibito summons many words to blasts the enemy.
  • Circle of Memory Destruction (記憶破壊陣, Kioku Hakai-jin)/Memory Destruction Formation: Shibito erases any near by opponent's memory.
  • Word Transformation (文字化, Mojika), also as Super Fist of Chinese Characters/Better Letters in the English dub: Shibito transforms the opponent into Japanese characters.
  • Intense Lightning Attack (雷激撃)/Violent Thunder Attack: Meant to be a powered-up version of Lightning Attack but summoned Kappa instead of a thunder storm because he had the thoughts of Don Patch.
  • Super Angry Dragon Storm (超竜怒嵐凱, Chō Ryūdo Rangai)/Enraged Dragon Storming Triumph From The Sky: Shibito summons Japanese characters from the ground. Powered-up version of Angry Dragon Storm.
  • Super Huge Word Dragon (超巨大字龍)/Huge Dragon Character: Shibito summons a giant Japanese character.

Video Game AttacksEdit

  • Character Change (キャラクターチェンジー): Shibito and Lambada combine their Shinken to transform all the opponents and themselves into one of them.
  • Six Word Spears (六語槍):


  • Episode Appearances: 46-47, 70, 73
  • Manga Appearances: 113-115, 162, 168

Trivia Edit

  • His name is an alternate reading of the word "shijin", the Japanese word for poet.
  • In the Polish version of the anime, he speaks with "skate slang".


  1. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobon
  2. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobon

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