Shinigami 死神 is a japanese word for "Death Gods". Viz Media, the company that owns the licencing for Bleach in North America, translate Shinigami to "Soul Reapers".

It is very easy to spot a Shinigami as they usually wear the Soul society's uniform which consist of:

  • white kosode, a short-sleeved under-kimono.
  • black kimono
  • black hakama
  • white obi sash
  • White haori with a japanese engraved number on the back (For captain ranks)


Shinigamis are capable of performing:

  • Kido-magical spells involving the focusing of spiritual pressure.
  • Long Life Span- Even though they are not immortal, Shinigami can live for thousands of years.