In the 2004 series, he frequently gives Shotaro advice on how to treat and think of Tetsujin, telling him that the two are brothers. Shikishima appears very serious and deadpan all the time, but can be very emotional and cares deeply about his family. He, early in the 2004 series, attempts to complete and resurrect Tetsujin #27.
Family Life Edit
In the manga and 2004 series, he is married with a son named Tetsuo. His wife is only ever named in the 1980 series, where she is called Utako. Another big change in the 1980 series is how Shikishima has a daughter, named Makiko, whom serves as Shotaro's classmate and possible love interest, and Tetsujin's last-minute controller.
Prof. Shikishima only appeared in Shotaro's flashbacks alongside Chief Otsuka.
2004 Series Edit
Connection to Nikoponski Edit
Note: This section contains extremely vital spoilers for the 2004 series. Read ahead at your own discression.
In the 2004 series, it is, for a while, assumed that Shikishima was killed by the train tracks and his body taken away. However, later on, it turns out that Chloroform attempted to kill Shikishima, but was saved by the unknown spy. Shikishima and Kuro ("Man in Black" in English dub) would then take turns disguising themselves as Nikoponski - whom tipped-off Shotaro and attempted to deal with the PX Syndicate - while the other was in hiding. At one point after Shikishima was discovered alive, he disguised himself as Chloroform and Kuro disguised himself as Shikishima, which worked until Kuro got shot, causing everyone to panic that Shikishima was dead again.
Super Robot WarsEdit
Z2 (Saisei hen)Edit
In Japan Route, Shikishima explains to Esther about Tetsujin # 28. However in this series, he is with Prof. Yumi in some scenario possibly due to them being colleagues (as mentioned by Sayaka Yumi to Shotaro).