Shoko Nadami (灘海 硝子, Nadami Shōko), formerly Shoko Okiura (沖浦 硝子, Okiura Shōko) is a character featured in AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES.
She is the estranged mother of Mizuki Okiura and the ex-wife of Renju Okiura. She worked as a representative for an investment company. On a Friday night in November, her body was found on the merry-go-round at Bloom Park with her left eye socket hollowed out.
Shoko has light blue hair worn in a bob with uneven bangs. She wears a long blue coat that reaches up to her neck, where the collar of a black shirt is visible underneath. Her coat has two front pockets with golden trim, as well as pointed cuffs with matching trim and a small gold emblem. The right side of her coat has a large black bow with golden stripes matching the coat's trim. In the center of the bow is a large blue gem set in a diamond-shaped gold bezel. Beneath her coat, she wears a white pleated skirt. She wears simple black gloves and tights, as well as black pumps with a low heel.
She is cold, distant, and strict with her daughter. Due to her ignorance of how children normally behave as well as issues with her own upbringing, she thinks Mizuki Okiura is abnormal and has hit her on multiple occasions. She is also said to be calculating and intelligent, as she has experience operating a fraud scheme.
Little is known about Shoko's early life, but Renju Okiura compared her upbringing to an animal raised in captivity. Shoko's mother raised her to never develop a sensitivity to affection, refusing hugs, piggyback rides, or other forms of physical affection.
Marriage and Profession
It is unknown how or when her relationship with the Kumakura Family began, but during Mizuki's childhood she worked with a Kumakura-affiliated company that committed investment fraud.
In 2011, she visited Bloom Park with her family. She rode the merry-go-round together with Mizuki, waving at Renju every time they passed by. Renju took photos from the outside, but when he tried to develop them, they turned out blurry. Shoko started laughing about the photos, and the day would become a happy memory for Mizuki.
Shoko eventually became both verbally and physically abusive to Mizuki. She would hit her for not listening to her, and then hit her again when Mizuki's crying annoyed her. On one occasion, she bought Mizuki a balloon. When the string slipped from Mizuki's hands, Shoko scolded her for hours. When Renju attempted to suggest counseling, Shoko refused and insisted she did not need it.
In spring 2014, she agreed to Renju's proposal to move into the school district where Hitomi taught.
Shoko eventually met Kaname Date, who she would sometimes go drinking with. One night at Marble, she complained to Date about parenting Mizuki and told him she was sometimes forced to hit her. Date scolded her for abusing her child and decided to talk to Renju about the situation.
In 2014, Shoko and Renju divorced, and she returned to using her maiden name, Nadami.
In 2018, Saito Sejima, in the body of Rohan Kumakura, took her to the abandoned Kabasaki Chemical Plant and used the Prototype Psync Machine to swap bodies with her. She woke up in Rohan's body, and panicked when she saw herself in the mirror. Confused and disoriented, she ran up to the rooftop and jumped. Her death would later be reported as Rohan's suicide.
In the year that followed, Saito would use Shoko's body to observe Date and those close to him while plotting his revenge. On November 1st, 2019, Saito called Renju to the chemical plant, swapped bodies, and stabbed Renju to death in Shoko's body. He then brought the body to Bloom Park and asked Mizuki to come, starting the investigation of the New Cyclops Serial Killings.
|AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES|
|Day 1: sigAI|
|Day 2: saikAI|
|Day 2: meikAI||Day 2: keitAI|
|Day 3: syokubAI||Day 3: gyoukAI|
|Day 3: rihAI||Day 3: gumAI||Day 3: kyuusAI|
|Day 4: youdAI||Day 4: jukkAI||Day 4: syuurAI|
|Day 4: jikAI||Day 4: syougAI||Day 4: kikAI||Day 4: irAI||Day 5: kenzAI|
|Day 5: zugAI||Day 5: seisAI||Day 5: jinnAI||Day 5: dakkAI||Day 5: jutAI|
|Day 5: syokuzAI||Day 5: ihAI||Day 6: kekkAI||Day 5: kokkAI|
|Ota: END||Day 6: hiAI||Annihilation: END||Iris: END||Day 6: sousAI|
|Day 6: sanpAI||Day 6: hakAI|
|Mizuki: END||Three Months Later: kassAI|
- The kanji in Shoko (硝子) are also the first two kanji in "shoushitai" (硝子体), meaning the vitreous body of the eye. "Shitai" (死体) can also mean "corpse."
- Both kanji in Nadami (灘海) refer to bodies of water, tying into her family's water motif.
- Nadami may also be an anagram of "namida" (涙), meaning "tears."
- In the Investigation Trailer for AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES, Shoko Nadami is stated to be an old classmate of Renju Okiura and Hitomi Sagan. Despite this, Hitomi claims that she first met her at her wedding with Renju. This seems to indicate that while they may have attended the same school, they never met each other during that time.