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"A chef who dislikes cheap ingredients. This resident of Citrus Land needs your help to return it to its former glory."
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Artwork from Rhythm Heaven Megamix
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His mentor
Cheap ingredients

Shep (クッキン?, Kukkin) is a character encountered in Citrus Land and Citrus Tower in Rhythm Heaven Megamix.


Shep is a self-proclaimed chef, who works at the one restaurant in Citrus Land[1]. He values his late mentor greatly[2], and sometimes recites quotes from him.


Shep mentions some tidbits about his childhood while at the Café. Shep was a really short as a kid, and would always get picked last for the basketball team. He got a sudden growth spurt, and was then started getting picked second to last[3]. He was a troublemaker in his youth, but then met a master chef, who became his mentor[4]. His motivation to become a chef was to make people happy through cooking[5]. At some point before Citrus Land lost its flow, Shep's mentor passed away[2].

After Tibby and the player pass the Gatekeeper Trio's trials at The First Gate, they gain entry to Citrus Land. Here they meet Shep, who cannot open his restaurant due to a lack of ingredients[6]. To help restore his kitchen, the player and Tibby must clear four Rhythm Games, and by doing so gathering food and restoring the flow[7]. After getting the All Clear, Shep remembers he doesn't actually know how to cook, and reveals he's actually just the food-inventory guy[8].

After Citrus Land has been cleared, Shep may visit the Café as a customer, where the player can talk to him. He mentions that the coffee beans used at the Café are harvested in Citrus Land, which gives a hint of orange in the aroma[9]. Shep is very forgetful when he first wakes up, and drinks coffee at the Café to help himself wake up[10]. After the incident in Citrus Land, he started training to become a real chef, and finds the terminology used in recipes to be confusing[11]. He believes that love and flow are the most important things in cooking[12]. Shep reveals that although he can't cook, he actually can make donuts[13]. He invites the player to visit the restuarant sometime[1], and he shares a conversation he had with an old fisherman in the market, and hopes they catch the biggest fish, which he hopes to sell at the restaurant[14]. One day, Eglantine paid a visit to the restaurant in Citrus Land. She was frustrated at Shep for not being able to cook, yet still carrying a pan. When asked about it, he says it was a gift from his mentor, and so he must always carry it. She was still hungry, and in the end ate his hat[15].

Later on, after Tibby and the player clear Lush Tower, Tibby tries to use its power to return to Heaven World, but it is not enough. Trey informs him that they need a rainbow of power for that, after which the six towers appear, one of them being Citrus Tower. Here, the player and Tibby encounter Shep once again, who tells them that his tribe's restuarant at the tower had gone out of business ages ago, and he and his mentor had always dreamt of restoring it. To do so, the player and Tibby need to clear the five Rhythm Games within, restoring the flow as well[16]. Upon doing so, Shep awakens the tower's secret power, which helps create the rainbow needed to reach Heaven World[17].

Shep appears in Rhythm Tengoku The Best Plus Comic. In Give it to me!, Shep is getting ready to cook. He looks for ingredients, mistaking Trey for broccoli and Hairold for red bell pepper, but ultimately deciding neither is good for his cooking. He notices Eglantine carrying an egg, and he decides to cook it. He asks her to give him the egg, but she refuses, saying a birdy will hatch, and she's keeping it warm. He says he'll keep it warm in the frying pan, but she says the birdy will never hatch this way. Shep assures her that he'll crack the egg before cooking it, prompting Eglantine to threaten him. In Rhythm Tengoku The Best Plus Comic 34こんにちは!ヘビッピです! その4 (Hello! I'm Rupert! Part 4), Rupert introduces himself to Shep, who in turn seems happy to have found someone shorter than him. As he goes on about him being "short and cute", Rupert stretches his neck, making himself taller. As Shep regains his composure, Rupert returns to normal. A now more worried Shep says that he hopes Rupert will grow up as soon as possible. In Rhythm Tengoku The Best Plus Comic 36ムラサキの女の人 (Purple Woman), Rupert asks Shep if he has seen a woman with an egg. The orange spheroid responds with frustration, saying he tried to get an egg from a purple woman, but she suddenly stared at him with her evil eyes, which traumatized him. Rupert recognizes that he met the same purple woman before. As Shep and Rupert wonder why the purple woman is so evil, Eglantine herself, along with Hairold, are wondering what the other two are talking about.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese クッキン Cooking
Flag of the United States.svg EnglishNOA Shep Pun on "chef"
Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5).svg EnglishNOE Shep
Flag of France (1794–1815, 1830–1974, 2020–present).svg French Chef
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Chef
Flag of Germany.svg German Jeff Pun on "chef" and the name "Jeff"
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Chef
Flag of South Korea.svg Korean 쿠키잉 Cooking


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Do you know how many restaurants there are in Citrus Land? One! Even as big as Citrus Land is, there's just one. That's where I work, and boy, do we work hard there. Come by sometime...if you don't mind waiting in line." ~ Shep, Rhythm Heaven Megamix
  2. 2.0 2.1 "I am grateful my mentor did not live to see my disgrace..." ~ Shep, Rhythm Heaven Megamix
  3. "You'd never know to look at me now... but I was really short as a kid. I was always picked last for the basketball team. But then I just started growing like a weed! ...And now I'm the giant you see before you. And I get picked SECOND to last for basketball!" ~ Shep, Rhythm Heaven Megamix
  4. "Do you want to hear the story of how I met my mentor? I may not look it, but I was a troublemaker in my youth. Hard to imagine, huh? But then I met this master chef... Wait, I just remembered an appointment! To be continued..." ~ Shep, Rhythm Heaven Megamix
  5. "I had a dream about a starving man crying... and I cooked up a full-course dinner for him! That's why I want to be a chef. To make people happy." ~ Shep, Rhythm Heaven Megamix
  6. "Can I take your order, or do you need a mo--? Oh no! I can't. I can't take your order. I almost forgot. We ran out of food a while ago. I can't make anything for you at all... This is the worst restaurant ever... I'm in big trouble." ~ Shep, Rhythm Heaven Megamix
  7. Well, to be honest, I have a favor to ask. But it's a fun favor! I want you to go gather all the grooviest foods! Cooking is all about love and keeping a flow! "If you finish a stew, you cooked it too fast." My cooking mentor always said that." ~ Shep, Rhythm Heaven Megamix
  8. "... I'm actually just the food-inventory guy. I just found this hat. I've never even touched a knife..." ~ Shep, Rhythm Heaven Megamix
  9. "Do you know about the coffee beans they use here? They're harvested in Citrus Land. True story! That's why there's just a hint of orange in the aroma. I think that's why this place is so popular." ~ Shep, Rhythm Heaven Megamix
  10. "Hm? Have we met before? Sorry, I'm pretty forgetful when I first wake up. That's why I'm here, actually! Coffee helps. Of course, it doesn't hurt that it's delicious..." ~ Shep, Rhythm Heaven Megamix
  11. "I finally started training to become a real chef. Something I've been curious about, though... In recipes, I see "a pinch of salt" or "dash of pepper"... How do they decide what's a pinch and what's a dash? Someday I'll figure out the number of grains in each!" ~ Shep, Rhythm Heaven Megamix
  12. "You wanna know the secret to great cooking? It's cooking with love and with flow. Everything else is just secondary." ~ Shep, Rhythm Heaven Megamix
  13. "Can you keep a secret? I told a lie the other day. I told a customer I can't cook, but that's not quite true. I do actually have one specialty item I can make. It's called a "donut." I can make them in all kinds of shapes and flavors. Maybe someone will like it. It's a big world, after all..." ~ Shep, Rhythm Heaven Megamix
  14. "I was talking to an old fisherman in the market... and he says it's going to be a good year for fish. I'm hoping they catch the biggest fish ever! Then I could put "Humongous Fish" on the menu. Cool, huh?" ~ Shep, Rhythm Heaven Megamix
  15. "The other day, I went to the restaurant in Citrus Land. Supposedly they use really high-quality ingredients there. I got there and found out that they DO use great ingredients... but the little chef told me that he doesn't know how to cook! I was so hungry that I lost my temper. I kinda yelled. "IF YOU CANNOT COOK, WHY DO YOU CARRY A PAN, VILE ONE?" ...Or something like that. Heh. And he said the oddest thing. "It was a gift from my mentor, and I must always carry it!" I was still hungry, though, so I ate his hat." ~ Eglantine, Rhythm Heaven Megamix
  16. "Welcome! A table for two? Do you have a reservation here at Citrus Tower? Wait, what am I thinking? My tribe's restaurant went out of business ages ago! Restoring our ancestral bistro was always my dream. ...And of course the dream of my dear mentor, rest his soul. Wait, if you two can restore this place's flow... maybe customers will come back and want to eat here! You'll do it, right? Tell me you'll do it! Naturally, I'll help you on your way back to Heaven World." ~ Shep, Rhythm Heaven Megamix
  17. "You've done it! You have restored flow to Citrus Tower! My mentor would be so pleased if he could see this place! As promised, I will awaken the secret power of the tower!" ~ Shep, Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Rhythm Games Earth World Honeybee Land
Karate ManGame 3DS ntrRobot S.pngGame 3DS rvlBadminton S.pngGame 3DS ctrStep S.png
Machine Land
Game 3DS agbHair S.pngGame 3DS ntrChorus S.pngGame 3DS rvlMuscle S.pngGame 3DS ctrFruitbasket S.png
The First Gate
Game 3DS ntrCoinToss L.png
Citrus Land
Game 3DS agbClap S.pngGame 3DS ntrShooting S.pngGame 3DS rvlFlea S.pngGame 3DS ctrInterprerter S.png
Donut Land
Game 3DS agbRabbit L.pngGame 3DS ntrAirboard L.pngGame 3DS rvlBatting L.pngGame 3DS ctrChameleon L.png
The Second Gate
Sick Beats
Barbershop Land
Game 3DS agbGhost S.pngGame 3DS ntrPingpong S.pngGame 3DS rvlGoma S.pngGame 3DS ctrWoodCat S.png
Songbird Land
Game 3DS agbShuji L.pngGame 3DS ntrBlueBirds L.pngGame 3DS rvlBird L.pngGame 3DS ctrDotsamurai L.png
The Third Gate
Game 3DS ctrChicken L.png
Lush Woods Lush Tower
Game 3DS agbBatter L.pngGame 3DS ntrNinja L.pngGame 3DS rvlGolf L.pngGame 3DS ctrSumou L.pngGame 3DS remix LED.png
Honeybee Tower
Game 3DS rvlKarate 1.pngGame 3DS ntrRobot L.pngGame 3DS rvlBadminton L.pngGame 3DS ctrStep L.pngGame 3DS remix 00.png
Machine Tower
Game 3DS agbHair L.pngGame 3DS ntrChorus L.pngGame 3DS rvlMuscle L.pngGame 3DS ctrFruitbasket L.pngGame 3DS remix 01.png
Citrus Tower
Game 3DS agbClap L.pngGame 3DS ntrShooting L.pngGame 3DS rvlFlea L.pngGame 3DS ctrInterprerter L.pngGame 3DS remix 02.png
Donut Tower
Game 3DS agbRat L.pngGame 3DS ntrIdol L.pngGame 3DS rvlManju L.pngGame 3DS ctrBlanco L.pngGame 3DS remix 03.png
Barbershop Tower
Game 3DS agbGhost L.pngGame 3DS ntrPingpong L.pngGame 3DS rvlGoma L.pngGame 3DS ctrWoodCat L.pngGame 3DS remix 04.png
Songbird Tower
Game 3DS agbTap L.pngGame 3DS ntrFrog L.pngGame 3DS rvlInterview L.pngGame 3DS ctrTango L.pngGame 3DS remix 05.png
Heaven World Star Land
Game 3DS agbTono L.pngGame 3DS ntrCameraMan L.pngGame 3DS rvlRocket L.pngGame 3DS ctrPillow L.png
Comet Land
Game 3DS agbMarcher L.pngGame 3DS ntrShugyo L.pngGame 3DS rvlSeesaw L.pngGame 3DS ctrBear L.png
Planet Land
Game 3DS agbSpaceDance L.pngGame 3DS ntrBackbeat L.pngGame 3DS rvlBook L.pngGame 3DS ctrTeppan L.png
The Fourth Gate
Game 3DS rvlSword L.png
Mamarin Palace Left-Hand Tower
Game 3DS agbClap A.pngGame 3DS ntrIdol A.pngGame 3DS rvlMuscle A.pngGame 3DS ctrBlanco A.pngGame 3DS remix 06 2.png
Right-Hand Tower
Game 3DS agbTap A.pngGame 3DS ntrFrog A.pngGame 3DS rvlGolf A.pngGame 3DS ctrDotsamurai A.pngGame 3DS remix 07 2.png
Tibby's Mom
Game 3DS agbSpaceDance A.pngGame 3DS ntrPingpong A.pngGame 3DS rvlManju A.pngGame 3DS rvlKarate 4.pngGame 3DS remix TED 2.png
Shop Shop No. 1
Game 3DS agbHopping L.pngGame 3DS agbNightWalk L.pngGame 3DS agbQuiz L.png
Shop No. 2
Game 3DS ntrBoxShow L.pngGame 3DS ntrShortLive L.pngGame 3DS rvlKarate 2.png
Shop No. 3
Built to ScaleGame 3DS rvlDate L.pngGame 3DS rvlFishing L.png
Shop No. 4
Game 3DS rvlFork L.pngGame 3DS rvlRap L.pngGame 3DS rvlReceive L.png
Shop No. 5
Game 3DS rvlRobot L.pngGame 3DS rvlRotation L.pngSamurai Slice
Shop No. 6
Game 3DS rvlSort L.pngGame 3DS rvlWatch L.pngGame 3DS rvlKarate 3.png
Sprite 3DS Mascot Boondog.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Dieter.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Shep.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Donna.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Hairold.gif
Sprite 3DS Mascot Eglantine.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Trey.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Saffron.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Saltwater.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Paprika.gif
Sprite 3DS Mascot Bertram.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Betty.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Tibby.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Philip.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Colin.gif
Sprite 3DS Mascot Tibby's Mom.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Barista.gifSprite 3DS Mascot The Goat.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Rupert.gifSprite 3DS Mascot Samurai Drummer.gif
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