Race Human Tao Attribute Unknown Occupation Asaemon, Assistant Instructor Affiliation Yamada Clan Rank 2nd Shugen is the 2nd ranked Asaemon, as well as an Assistant Instructor, in the Yamada clan. Shugen is the leader of the second team sent to Kotaku after the shogun became impatient waiting for the first team to comeback. Shugen is very dignified and diligent in his duties as an Asaemon. Shugen cares greatly for his Yamada clansmen, having spent his years with them and being taught what they know. He greatly expressed his concern for their safety on the island and vowed to bring them back home no matter what the means were. Furthermore, Shugen has a tendency to become emotional whenever he thinks about his comrades. He's one of the only Yamada clan members who doesn't look down on women in the clan and vouches for their qualifications as executioners. He greatly despises all criminals and truly believes that they are evil no matter who they are. At a young age, Shugen could not understand the Yamada clan's way of thinking when executing criminals and believed that they should all deserve a painful death. Shugen believes in order of all things in the world; the order in which those who abide by the law are to be protected while those who break them should be punish without mercy.After his parents were murdered, a young Shugen was taken in by the Yamada clan and looked after by Yamada Asaemon Eizen. He then undergone training as an executioner and learned all he could from his clan members. He eventually earned his name as a Yamada Asaemon and was given the rank of second. Sometime ago, Shugen felt that Sagiri was qualified for a ranking and begged his superior to consider in giving her one.