Shiranui (不知火; lit. "unknown fire") is a Japanese term given to the optical or supernatural phenomenon similar to will-o'-the-wisp. It has also a name associated with:



  • Mai Shiranui, an SNK character that appeared in the Fatal Fury series
  • Genma Shiranui, one of the Konoha Jonin characters in the anime Naruto
  • Shiranui (白野威), the wolf incarnation of Amaterasu in Ōkami (however, in this case the kanji means "white wild majesty")
  • Genan Shiranui, a character in the Samurai Shodown/Samurai Spirits video game series
  • Shiranui (シラヌイ(白野威、【しらぬい】) Shiranui?), A kitten in the protection of Nagi Sanzenin in the Hayate the Combat Butler series
  • Shiranui, a fictional mountain and shrine in The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet



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