Shobu Kirifuda

The show039s protagonist. He aspires to become a great duelist like his father. Shobu keeps a positive attitude throughout the series insisting on dueling for fun as opposed to simply winning. He039s brave strong and true. He uses a Fire Civilization deck which later becomes a Dragon Deck. He has many main cards including Bolshack Dragon Garkago Dragon Bolmeteus Steel Dragon Bobazaar Dragon of Destiny Bolmeteus Samurai Dragon and most recently Bolshack Yamato Dragon. His surname039s kanji quotKIRIFUDAquot literally means quotThe Trumph Cardquot quotThe Ace Cardquot or quotThe Winning Cardquot. His name039s kanji quotShouBuquot is a combination of his father039s name quotShouRiquot means quotVictoryquot or quotVictorquot and his mother039s name quotMaiquot means quotDancequot thus quotShouBuquot means quotVictory Dancequot or quotDance of Victoryquot. The pronunciation quotShouBuquot is also a pun from quotShouBuquot which means quotWin or Losequot or also quotDuelquot. by Wikipedia