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Kohtaro Kuga, the main character of the series.

Castle of Shikigami, also known as Castle Shikigami or Shikigami no Shiro, is a top-view shoot'em up video game series by Alfa System.

Video games

  • Shikigami no Shiro (2001). Arcade. Later released on PlayStation 2, which was localized in English as Mobile Light Force 2. Properly localized in 2017 as Castle of Shikigami for Steam.
    • Shikigami no Shiro Evolution (March 14, 2002). Updated port for Xbox, coming in two version: Red, which includes a database with material for the series; and Blue, which comes with developer interviews. Later released on PC as Shikigami no Shiro EX.
  • Shikigami no Shiro II (2003). Arcade. Later released on GameCube, PlayStation 2, Dreamcast, Xbox and PC. Rereleased in 2012 for the PlayStation Network in America/Europe only. The PlayStation 2 version was localized in English as Castle Shikigami II: War of the Worlds.
  • Shikigami no Shiro Nanayozuki Gensoukyoku (August 18, 2005). A spin-off visual novel game with shoot'em up elements for PlayStation 2.
  • Shikigami no Shiro III (February 2006). Arcade. Later released on PC, Xbox 360 and Wii, the latter localized in English as Castle of Shikigami III.


  • Shikigami no Shiro (October 25, 2003 - October 26, 2004). A 3-volume manga by Yuuna Takanagi and Tooru Zekuu.
  • Shikigami no Shiro: Nejireta Shiro-hen (November 26, 2004 - January 26, 2008). A 8-volume manga, sequel of the above.


A series of novels published by Enterbrain under its Famitsu Bunko imprint.

  • Shikigami no Shiro O.V.E.R.S. ver.0.81 (April 20, 2002)
  • Shikigami no Shiro Gunsmoke Witch (August 20, 2003)
  • Shikigami no Shiro II Kuga-ka no Himitsu (October 10, 2003)
  • Shikigami no Shiro II Yoh no Maki (October 20, 2003)
  • Shikigami no Shiro II Kage no Maki (November 20, 2003)
  • Shikigami no Shiro II Paradise Typhoon (April 19, 2004)
  • Shikigami no Shiro III Ishigami Meiro no Kai (May 10, 2006)
  • Shikigami no Shiro III World Time Travels (September 30, 2006)

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type

4Arrow L Pocky & Rocky2001 2001The character of Sayo Yuuki from Castle of Shikigami is based on Sayo-chan/Pocky.3

4Arrow L Elemental Gearbolt2001 2001The secret character "???" from Castle of Shikigami is Tagami from Elemental Gearbolt.1


Arrow L & R

Gunparade March2003 2003The character Niigi Gorgeous Blue from Castle Shikigami 2 is Yumi Araigi from Gunparade March, with Chrysalis Milch from The Mars Daybreak making an uncredited cameo in her ending, while the character of Nyancopon in The Mars Daybreak is implied to be Fumiko from Castle of Shikigami.1

5Arrow R Gunbird20030319 March 19, 2003The PlayStation 2 port of Shikigami no Shiro was first localized as Mobile Light Force 2, although it is otherwise unrelated to the first Mobile Light Force, a localized version of Gunbird.3

4Arrow L Time Gal200602 February 2006Reika Kirishima from Time Gal is a playable character in Castle of Shikigami III.1

4Arrow L Bubble Bobble200602 February 2006In the Japanese version of Castle of Shikigami III, Nagino Ise's backpack features a picture of Bub from Bubble Bobble.2

5Arrow R Genshiken20061222 December 22, 2006Characters in the Genshiken OVA animation can be seen playing the Arcade version of Castle of Shikigami III.2