Meet Shining Ark’s Eclectic Cast Of Characters

By Spencer . December 7, 2012 . 12:52am

What game has a one-winged angel, pirates, a canine friend, and a golem island guardian? Shining Ark, of course. Freed, the main character in Sega’s PSP RPG, is an orphan who was adopted by the town’s baker.


One day he discovers Panis, an angel with a black wing, who washes a shore on his island and has a mysterious singing power. Shannon, Freed’s adoptive sister, is an elf and a master baker. Jinga (the half-beast character) is a warrior who has a good understanding of Freed. Adam, is a golem, and the guardian of the island who calls Freed his master. Kilmaria is a gun toting exorcist with red eyes who believes Panis might be a demon. Don’t worry, Kilmaria is an ally.


Shining Ark comes out on February 28, 2013.

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  • Blaze Townsend

    I actually want this game…

  • Syn

    I still cant get over the angels name, I mean even in japan they must know exactly what it sounds like…….How can you not!!!! *snickers*

    Organ related names aside, this game looks really well done(seriously, those graphics are amazing), now, Sega, be nice and share……….Pretty please (^_^メ)

  • Shining hearts, blade, and ark…… SegaSegaSega

  • brian

    “Master baker”

  • landlock

    While there is no chance of us getting the game. I’ll wait for the anime as there is bound to be some kind of anime.

  • XiaomuArisu

    Is it me or does the one-eyed dude sounds like Gintama/Ragna?

    • Glacio

      It is him, 杉田 智和, Sugita Tomokazu, very noticeable I think lol.

  • Göran Isacson

    “Adoptive sister”. I wonder what it says about me that this particular sentence makes me quirk an eyebrow in anticipation of a poorly written shoehorned in love story… BUT I am always open for surprises! Also I gotta say, those giant bosses look pretty boss.

  • Glacio

    Soo, from Maxima, Sakuya, and now Vaiora? (viola is also valid I think)

    I wonder how her V.A Nana Mizuki feel about this lol.

  • Darkrise

    Tony Taka’s art is still as awesome as ever, too bad it’s Sega we’re talking about here…

  • s07195

    Viola is totally Maxima/Sakuya under a different name (and different costume). Not fooling anyone there. XD
    On another note, starting from Shining Hearts, hasn’t there ALWAYS been a pirate faction?

    • I think so, yes. The one led by Misty, I think. I have no idea why Maxima is a recurring character though.

  • That automaton is voiced by Nakai Kazuya! Funny how I recognized his voice immediately before I even looked at the name Kanji.

    On a different note, I hope the game is more challenging than Shining Blade.

  • Hyli

    come on, bring this one over please! (And Feather too if it’s not too much) Art is fantastic as usual, and voices are top notch; I fell in love with Panis and the eyepatch guy as soon as I heard them talk! ah well, I’ll have fun watching vids somewhere. :3

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Hiroshi Kamiya is ruling all game here lol. and Tony Taka as ussual still deliver the same quality like the other Shining title except this one looks even better.^_^

    Anyone know the song in the trailer? It seems they had 3 to 4 different songs.

  • “Don’t worry, Kilmaria is an ally” ahah lol I’ve indeed been worried for a 1 sec. Viola is Sakuya, right? It’s like totally her at 2:50.

    Anyway, it looks really different and more varied than Shining Blade. And the music is just exhilarating! I do hope they make more difficult than Shining Blade because I was dozing most of the time. Can’t wait to play that it’s gonna my big game of the beginning of the year.

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