Taira Shinji is a character that has appeared in various series. He debuted in Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, where he plays a fairly important role as a supporting character.
Kimi ga Nozomu EienEdit
Although friends with Narumi Takayuki, Suzumiya Haruka, and Hayase Mitsuki in high school, he drifts off from the group after graduation. However, he becomes an important character towards the end of the series. He sometimes presents a counter-balance to the drama of the rest of the characters, as his relationship with his girlfriend (who remains off-screen) seems to be going well. He is in love with Mitsuki.
Shinji is featured in TSFiA# 51: As Long As We Remember, where he, as a Second Lieutenant of Special Task Force A-01, fought alongside Second Lieutenant Narumi Takayuki of the same unit during Operation Lucifer, the battle to take the Yokohama Hive. Shinji's fate was left unknown, although given the known ending of Operation Lucifer and Takayuki's fate, it is highly likely that Shinji is dead as well.