|This is the article on the anime-only character. If you are looking for the article on a cat, head to Shū.|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #309|
Shū outwardly seemed to be of a happy disposition, enjoying the food-eating contest which he was watching, however, he was shown to be disappointed when he was told by Tatewaki that it was time for his lessons in kendō. During this lesson he was shown to resent his role as a hostage and thus questioning the need to train in swordplay when all he had to do was behave. When answered that fate was unpredictable, he replied that his was unchangeable. Shū was shown to be quite curious, since, having never seen the town outside of the castle due to him being a hostage in the castle, he wanted to explore it before leaving, even begging Shikamaru to grant his wish. It was heavily implied that he had feelings for Chiyo as he went back to the castle to assure her safety during an attack and blushing when asked about her. He also showed a taste for ramen.
Shū has light purple eyes and long light-brown, hair which he kept in a ponytail apart from two bangs which framed his face. When in public, he wears a small headband consisting of a thin cord of light-purple cloth whose ends connect on his forehead in an object reminiscent of a golden pearl. He also wears a necklace set with a red pearl and two blue small pearls.
When being with Shikamaru, Ino, and Chōji, Shū had his hair down to his waist. He wore a light blue kimono with a light green shirt inside, a light purple belt around his waist, green pants, and wooden sandals.
While little is shown of his abilities, Shū has received lessons in kendō by Tatewaki, a skilled teacher.