Shinki Mikuni (三国シンキ, Mikuni Shinki) is a character appearing in the anime series, Beyblade Burst. He is a part of Rideout, founded by the skilled blader Lui Shirosagi and led by Gabe Brunai. His Beyblade is Odax O2 Gravity Needle.
Shinki is tall, with dark green hair styled in a parted bowl cut, and with sharp grey eyes. He wears a dark blue scarf, a white sweater with a diamond pattern, and black sleeves. He also dons black pants.
Shinki is a tough and serious blader who is believes in his skill, but is willing to give a more powerful opponent credit, like when he battles Shu Kurenai in the Team Battles and loses. He mostly respects the other members of Rideout, and the other bladers he faces, but doesn't agree with Lui's advice.
|Beyblade Burst (anime)|
|Shu Kurenai||37||Loss (0-2)|
|Lui Shirosagi (with others)||50||Loss (0-2)|
Shinki appreciates Katana's support against Lui, and the two of them generally have a good relationship - Katana also cheers Shinki on for his efforts. The two of them share the opinion that even if Lui is very harsh, that he also is a good blader regardless and a teammate to the end.
Shinki disagrees with Lui on how a powerful blader should act, and is also unhappy about how Lui believes that he is weak. Lui dislikes Shinki, and thinks that he should not share his opinions on Beybattling. Even though Shinki may not agree with Lui most of the time, he is still willing to cheer for him, and is loyal to him as a member of Ride Out. Lui also berated Shinki when he lost to Shu during the Team Tournament.
Shinki looks up to Gabe as the leader of the team, and looks for him to defend the team against Lui's angry comments. He also wants to be able to match Gabe's skills someday, as he is a very talented blader.
Both Kyo and Shinki don't agree with or like Lui very much, and Shinki admires how Kyo has the courage to stand up to him, even if he is blamed.
Shinki respects Shu and appears to be impressed with him, even before the two of them battle. He is proud to have lost to such a skilled opponent, but Shu doesn't appear to notice Shinki's praise. On the other hand, Shinki also does not think that Shu is worthy to beat Lui himself, which is why he refuses to cheer for him.
- Shinki means 'encouragement' which may be why he is shown to be encouraging Kyo to speak out against Lui, or why he compliments Shu.