Shinra Kishitani (岸谷 新羅, Kishitani Shinra) is a young underground doctor who lives with Celty Sturluson. He stays mostly indoors and wears a white coat even when not working as a doctor. He went to the same primary school as Shizuo and has since then been interested in his unlimited strength in times of anger. In fact, he rather enjoys when Shizuo makes use of his strength. His father was a doctor and, since childhood, he has participated in surgeries with his father, the most notable an vivisection on Celty. He went to the same middle school as Izaya and has been friends with him since then. He enjoys to some point the constant fights between Shizuo and Izaya. As a doctor, he is rather interested in what he finds as interesting phenomena, such as Shizuo's power and Celty's body functions. It is later revealed that he performed plastic surgery on the body of Mika Harima to make her head look like the head of Celty. His reason was to keep Celty from finding the head so she could stay with him. Shinra seems to have the capacity to tell what Celty is feeling, much to her surprise since she doesn't have a head to show her emotions.