Mato Seihei no Slave, also known as Chained Soldier, began as a manga series on January 5, 2019, and it currently has 14 volumes as of the time of writing. Written by Takahiro and illustrated by Yohei Takemura, Mato Seihei no Slave has also been adapted in the form of an anime series in 2024, and the series has become popular enough for us to cover it a bit. In this article, we are going to talk about an important character from the series – Shushu Suruga – who is a major supporting character in the series and has become increasingly popular after the second episode. Who is she? Well, keep reading to find out!
Shushu Suruga is physically imposing thanks to her size-altering ability
As we have said in our review of the series, Chained Soldier might not offer too much depth, but it will offer you a lot of action and a laugh here and there; if you like ecchi/harem content, it will provide you with even more entertainment. But, regardless of this, the characters are interesting and for such a series, the authors have made an effort to portray the characters as more than just templates.
Shushu Suruga is definitely a character that might seem like a template, like a character you’ve already seen in a lot of similar works, but there is something interesting about her. She is a member of Kyouka Uzen’s 7th Unit of the Anti-Demon Corps and is quite powerful and skilled. After having eaten the Peach, she received the Paradigm Shift ability.
Paradigm Shift is a transformation-type ability as it allows Suruga to change the size of her body. She can make herself small, smaller than a human hand, but she can also increase her size to gigantic proportions, which also provides her with a lot of power. On top of that, she is a skilled fighter who is able to fight the Shuuki by herself.
She has a very cheerful personality and is a friendly person who easily makes friends with others. She is intelligent, and she also has a playful side to her, especially when Yuuki is concerned, as she teases him constantly, knowing that she has some power over him due to her well-endowed body.
Shushu is the only one who openly liked Yuuki as soon as he arrived
Her relationship with Yuuki is quite interesting, which is why we have decided to tell you a bit about that aspect as well. Namely, Shushu is the youngest of three sisters and she had attended an all-girls school, which means that her contact with boys was quite limited. While she did not search for them actively, when Yuuki arrived and was taken in by Kyouka, she was overjoyed, as it was her first time with a boy. If you pair that with her cheerful personality, the situation becomes even clearer.
Shushu immediately took an interest in Yuuki, both in a friendly and romantic (sexual) way. She kept taking pictures of him in strange situations (all of which were unintended, but the context was borderline ecchi) and then threatened to blackmail him unless he became her slave. She also keeps teasing him and she was the first one to see him naked, openly exploring his body and enjoying the effect her own body had on him.
It’s not just teasing, of course, as she seems to like him genuinely and is interested in him, although the true nature of these feelings is unclear, and seeing how we’re talking about a shonen series with harem and ecchi elements, this might never get a proper resolution and will just keep functioning like this until the very end. Nevertheless, this is an important aspect of Suruga’s story and we had to explain it to you, as she is not a complete character without that segment.
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