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Shogun "しょーぐん" "はるきゃん"
Character info
Brawl main Snake
Other Brawl character Meta Knight
Smash 4 main Fox
Other Smash 4 character Diddy Kong
Ultimate main Snake
Other Ultimate character Fox
Team info
Former sponsor(s) GameWith
Rankings and results info
Most recent ranking Super Smash Bros. 4 Panda Global Rankings 100: 82nd
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate LumiRank 2023: 124th
Personal and other info
Real name Kaito Kawasaki
Location Kanto, Japan Japan

Shogun (しょーぐん) is a retired Ultimate Snake player with a Fox secondary from Japan. He was considered the best Snake player in Japan prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Shogun is currently ranked 22nd on the Japan Player Rankings and 124th on the LumiRank 2023. He has defeated players such as Cosmos, Shuton, kameme, zackray, Abadango, T, KEN, and Gackt.

In SSB4, he was a Fox player, and was considered the best Fox player in the Japan. Shogun was formerly ranked 23rd on the JAPAN Smash 4 Power Rankings and 82nd on the Panda Global Rankings 100. He has taken sets off of players such as Abadango, Earth, WaDi, Choco, Etsuji, 9B, ikep, and Atelier.

In SSBB, Shogun was a Snake player, and was considered one of the best Snake players in the world. Shogun was formerly ranked 30th on the 2014 SSBBRank.

On December 6th, 2018, Shogun joined GameWith along Zackray. On January 14th, 2020, Shogun parted ways with his sponsor.[1]

Outside of competition, Shogun is also known for directing Smash Documentary: Road to the New Era, a documentary series that covered the history of the Japanese Smash scene.


Shogun is known for his very smart playstyle coupled with great match-up adaptation, as well as often going for mixups and flashy conversions.

In Ultimate, as Snake, he is a prominent user of B-reversing, Turnaround-B, wavebouncing and Z-Catching. His neutral mostly consist of setting up grenades to throw them at his opponent in order to wall them and put himself in an advantageous position where he can pressure his opponent's shield with down tilt, go for a grab, or follow up with neutral or down aerial for more damage. Shogun also tends to approach with either neutral aerial or dash attack. His ledgetrapping relies less on using up smash to cover multiple options like the other top level Snake players, and instead puts more emphasis on conditioning, using grenades and C4 to bait his opponent and often going for hard punishes. He can also play games without using grenades like he did against Maister at Kongo Saga.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Numabura S2 2 August 28th, 2010 13th
Sumabato X FES May 4th-5th, 2011 9th
Numabura 7 September 19th, 2011 4th
Sumabura Ranking Battle in Tokyo 1 February 11th, 2012 17th / > 48
SumabatoX 13 May 5th, 2012 5th 2nd Misaki
Sumabura Ranking Battle in Tokyo 1-4 May 27th, 2012 13th / 80
Sumabura Ranking Battle in Tokyo 1-5 June 30th, 2012 2nd / >48
Sun Rise Tournament August 10th-12th, 2012 9th
SumabatoX 20 May 11th, 2013 7th / 50+
SumabatoX 21 June 29th, 2013 9th / ~70
Piosuma 7 October 27th, 2013 9th
SumabatoX 24 November 23rd, 2013 2nd
Kansai Round Robin December 2nd, 2013 4th
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 17th
Umebura 6 August 10th, 2014 5th Kuroobi
Sumabato X Final August 17th-18th, 2014 17th 9th Asaba

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Pre-KVO 2015 December 27th, 2014 9th
Super Sumabato April 5th, 2015 5th
Karisuma 5 October 10th, 2015 4th
Umebura Niconico Qualifiers November 29th, 2015 17th
SHI-G Tournament February 7th, 2016 13th
Sumabato 7 February 11th, 2016 9th
Sumabato 8 March 12th, 2016 17th
KSB 2016 April 29th-May 1st, 2016 9th
Sumabato 11 June 18th, 2016 33rd
Sumabato for THE BIG HOUSE July 30th-31st, 2016 9th 5th Nietono
Sumayatsu 4 August 10th, 2016 2nd
Sumabato 12 August 27th, 2016 7th
Umebura 25 September 10th, 2016 7th
Hirosuma 5 September 18th, 2016 5th
Sumabato 13 September 25th, 2016 4th
Little Big House 2 October 6th, 2016 9th
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 33rd 33rd FILIP
Sumabato 14 October 22nd, 2016 13th
TSC Tokaigi Qualifiers December 23rd, 2016 9th
Sumabato Tokaigi Qualifiers December 25th, 2016 25th
Karisuma Tokaigi Qualifiers January 14th, 2017 7th
Umebura Tokaigi Qualifiers February 4th, 2017 25th
Sumabato 16 February 25th, 2017 4th
Hirosuma: Revolution March 19th, 2017 5th
Umebura 26 March 20th, 2017 33rd
Umebura 28 August 12th, 2017 7th
Sumabato 20 September 24th, 2017 13th
Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #13 October 11th, 2017 13th
Sumabato 21 October 21st, 2017 9th
Umebura 29 October 28th, 2017 9th
Sophia University Festival 2017 November 3rd, 2017 3rd
Waseda Festival 2017 November 4th, 2017 49th
Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #15 November 8th, 2017 9th
Sumabato 22 November 12th, 2017 7th
Umebura 30 November 18th, 2017 49th
Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #16 November 22nd, 2017 7th
TSC 6 November 25th, 2017 2nd
Umebura T.A.T. December 23rd-24th, 2017 49th 25th Ako
Sumabato Tokaigi Qualifiers 1 January 6th, 2018 33rd
Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #18 January 24th, 2018 25th
EVO Japan 2018 January 26th-28th, 2018 25th
Umebura Tokaigi Qualifier 1 February 3rd, 2018 25th
Umebura Tokaigi Qualifier 2 February 4th, 2018 9th
Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #19 February 7th, 2018 9th
Sumabato 23 February 17th, 2018 3rd
Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #20 February 21st, 2018 1st
Shulla-bra XIV March 11th, 2018 49th
Rikabura 9 March 18th, 2018 17th
Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #21 March 20th, 2018 25th
Umebura 31 March 21st, 2018 33rd
Sumabato 24 March 24th, 2018 13th
Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #22 April 11th, 2018 3rd
Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #23 April 25th, 2018 7th
Karisuma 19 April 28th, 2018 9th
Umeki Project April 29th, 2018 13th 13th Yakara
Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #24 May 2nd, 2018 7th
KVOxTSB 2018 May 4th-6th, 2018 25th
Umebura 32 May 12th, 2018 25th
Sumabato 25 May 27th, 2018 49th
Sumabato 26 June 30th, 2018 7th
WeeklySmashParty 001 June 8th, 2018 9th
WeeklySmashParty 004 July 4th, 2018 9th
WeeklySmashParty 005 July 18th, 2018 13th
Umebura 33 July 28th, 2018 25th
Karisuma 20 August 4th, 2018 1st
WeeklySmashParty 006 August 5th, 2018 7th
Sumabato 27 August 12th, 2018 33rd
WeeklySmashParty 007 August 17th, 2018 13th
WeeklySmashParty 008 August 31st, 2018 4th
Sumabato 28 September 16th, 2018 4th
WeeklySmashParty 010 September 28th, 2018 5th
Sumabato Smash 4 Final October 21st, 2018 7th
Karisuma FINAL November 3rd, 2018 7th
Umebura Smash 4 Final December 1st-2nd, 2018 13th 17th Mao

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Umebura SP December 16th, 2018 17th
WeeklySmashParty 018 December 21st, 2018 4th
Smash Awesome!! December 29th, 2018 5th
Sumabato SP January 6th, 2019 3rd
Umebura SP 2 January 12th, 2019 49th
GENESIS 6 February 1st-3rd, 2019 49th 25th RAIN
Umebura SP 3 April 13th, 2019 33rd
Sumabato SP 3 April 14th, 2019 9th
Umebura Japan Major 2019 May 1st-2nd, 2019 49th
EGS Cup May 6th, 2019 9th
Toryumon Kiwami #18 May 8th, 2019 7th
Sumabato SP 5 June 22nd, 2019 13th
Sumabato SP 6 July 13th, 2019 65th
EVO 2019 August 2nd-4th, 2019 17th
Umebura SP 4 August 16th, 2019 13th
Sumabato SP 8 September 15th, 2019 13th
Karisuma SP 4 September 16th, 2019 9th
Umebura SP 5 September 28th, 2019 65th
Umebura SP 6 October 22nd, 2019 97th
Karisuma SP 5 November 4th, 2019 2nd
Sumabato SP 9 November 10th, 2019 7th
Umebura SP 7 November 16th, 2019 9th
2GG: Kongo Saga December 7th-8th, 2019 17th
Maesuma TOP 1 January 4th, 2020 7th
EGS Cup 3 January 13th, 2020 9th
EVO Japan 2020 January 24th-26th, 2020 17th
Maesuma TOP 2 March 1st, 2020 65th
Eastern Powerhouse Invitational FINAL October 24th, 2020 9th
Maesuma TOP 7 May 1st, 2022 17th
Kagaribi 7 May 4th-5th, 2022 33rd
Maesuma TOP 8 June 11th-12th, 2022 25th
Seibugeki 11 July 2nd, 2022 17th
Double Down 2022 July 8th-10th, 2022 13th
Kagaribi 8 July 30th-31st, 2022 17th
JINGI 1 August 15th, 2022 5th
Maesuma TOP 9 August 27th, 2022 49th
Wave 2 September 4th, 2022 9th
Maesuma TOP 10 October 15th-16th, 2022 65th
KOWLOON 3 November 5th, 2022 9th
Ignite 2 November 19th, 2022 33rd Ako
Mainstage 2022 December 2nd-4th, 2022 33rd
Wave 3 December 11th, 2022 33rd
DELTA 1 December 17th, 2022 4th
Sumabato SP 34 January 4th, 2023 9th
Umebura SP 9 January 7th-8th, 2023 193rd
Gen 1.0 January 15th, 2023 25th
GENESIS 9 January 20th-22nd, 2023 49th
DELTA 2 January 29th, 2023 9th
Kagaribi 9 February 4th-5th, 2023 65th
Shinosuma HEROES 3 February 11th, 2023 7th
WINNER! -Next 2- February 18th, 2023 5th
WAVE CHAMPIONS 1 February 26th, 2023 9th
Maesuma TOP 11 March 5th, 2023 65th
Seibugeki 13 March 12th, 2023 9th
Karisuma SP 15 March 18th, 2023 17th
WINNER! -Next 3- March 19th, 2023 5th
DELTA 3 March 21st, 2023 17th
Sumabato SP 36 March 25th, 2023 9th
Ruyubura! Part 1 April 1st, 2023 33rd
Ripubura SP 6 April 2nd, 2023 2nd
KOWLOON 5 April 8th, 2023 17th
tamasuma kyokkan 2 April 15th, 2023 17th
Gen 1.1 April 16th, 2023 65th
Wave 4 April 22nd, 2023 13th
Maesuma TOP 12 April 30th, 2023 33rd
DELTA 4 May 4th, 2023 65th
Kagaribi 10 May 6th-7th, 2023 65th


  • Shogun is known as "The Intelligence (知性)" among the Japanese Smash community since he graduated from Kyoto University, one of the highest-ranked universities in Japan.
    • However, he is notorious for occasionally making unintelligent statements and humorous jokes during his livestreams despite his nickname, which has become a meme. There is a popular Twitter account called Shogun's unintelligent moments, which posts various clips of him being unintelligent.

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