"Making someone I hate suffer feels really great!"
-Megumi Shimiz

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Megumi Shimizu is a main supporting character to the anime series Shiki. She was one of the first of the

☀villagers to rise up as a vampire, as well as one of the first to accept her fate and feed off the humans.

When Megumi was human, she wanted to go leave Sotobamura and go to a big city, where she wanted to be "scouted" and hang out in the various night clubs. She had two childhood friends named Kaori and Akira Tanaka, siblings whom she was annoyed, if not completely disgusted, by, and only by hesitation does she associate with them. Despite this setting, she seemed to have a soft spot for a large, European mansion nestled near the village, as well as for a local transfer student by the name of Natsuno Koide/Yuuki. She was always shy around Natsuno, and would try to talk with him whenever she saw him. Her tiny crush was what led her to staring at him through his window at night, and to killing his best friend, Tooru, as well as attacking the Tanaka siblings' father, if only out of spite for the friendship Natsuno and Kaori shared.

When she was believed Natsuno was dead, she broke down. Masao, who hated Natsuno, came to the scene and attempted to belittle the dead boy. However, Megumi beat the vampire down, and screamed loudly at why Masao was alive when Natsuno was dead.

Both in the anime and the manga, it was Natsuno's image that allowed the villagers to find Megumi when the Purge in Sotoba occurred.