In his rematch with Ichigo he reveals his bankai, Kamishini no Yari (神殺鎗?, literally "God-slaying spear"). Bleach [27][28], Later, a meeting of the thirteen division captains is called for him to explain his suspicious actions. Anime Omake Segment: Arrancar Encyclopedia. [50], Hooleer eventually arrives in the Fake Karakura Town, alongside Wonderweiss Margela, and blows out the fire prison that Yamamoto had encased Aizen, Gin and Tōsen in. Tite Kubo When Ichigo replies that he does not know, Gin states that it extends 100 times its length. [27], As a result, Tōshirō later warns Aizen's lieutenant, Momo Hinamori, that Aizen's life might be in danger due to Gin and that Gin's lieutenant Izuru Kira, on good terms with her, might also be tainted. While gathering firewood in a forest, when he spotted Aizen and three other Shinigami (who were kneeling on the ground before him), through a clearing in the brush. [7] He swore his loyalty to Aizen from the day they met, though only so he could discover Aizen's weakness and avenge Rangiku's near death when the time came. Gin Ichimaru by Tite Kubo His unsettling appearance, apparent ruthlessness in battle, and apparent betrayal of the Soul Society were necessary to facilitate this. Ichigo derisively nicknames him "fox-face" in their first meeting because of this (in the English dub, he instead replies with a more generalized insult). In its shikai, Shinsō's blade glows white and extends up to the length of one hundred sword blades and at high speed to impale Gin's opponents. [15] He is present at the Hollowfication of the investigation team sent by Captain-Commander Yamamoto. caption Aizen then asks Gin what he is afraid of, saying that reason is for those who cannot live without clinging to it. Aizen summoned his three top Espada and their Fracción to fight the Shinigami, but Gin and his cohorts were then trapped by a fire prison generated by Captain-Commander Yamamoto. Ichigo said he didn’t remember Gin’s sword, but rather his heart and explained he could normally understand what someone was thinking when they crossed swords. Rangiku is the only person Gin seems to truly care about, although he seems to "disappear" often, as Rangiku puts it. There are only a few times when he opens his eyes: once in a flashback when he and Aizen rescued Momo Hinamori, Izuru Kira, Renji Abarai, Shūhei Hisagi, and other students from hollows, during a battle with 10th Division Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya, when he got slashed and then killed by Sōsuke Aizen and a further two more times during his fight with Ichigo after releasing his bankai. Gin then explained the true strength of his Bankai was it ability to generate a vicious poison, that could break down the cells of those it infected. The former 3rd Division captain reached for it only for Aizen to rip off his arm and stab him through the chest. Gin said that when they crossed blades in the Soul Society, Ichigo had been much fiercer, then told him to run away. Gin hosting the Arrancar Encyclopedia segments. [44], Gin is later present with Aizen when the news of Dordoni Alessandro Del Socaccio's demise is brought to him. Spying on them, he saw Aizen take a ball of pink energy from one of the Shinigami's hands and put it in a glass that contained the Hōgyoku. Kill Aizen. Gin, Aizen, and Tōsen are the last three people to be seen in the OVA. Upon being trapped by Tōshirō, he attempts to kill Momo as a distraction, but his attack is blocked by Rangiku Matsumoto, who threatens to fight him if he doesn't stop;[33] Gin relents and disappears without saying a word. He asks Ichigo if he heard that and explains that his blade is 500 times faster than that speed. Gin's red eyes, momentarily shown when he battles against Hitsugaya. He is interrupted by Momo, who now thinks that Tōshirō murdered Aizen, and subsequently tries to kill him. [13], IGN: Gin Ichimaru's Temptation, Resolution Shattered Review,, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 20 November 2020, at 01:53. Gin speaks with a distinct Kyoto dialect, which is polite, but indirect. He retracts his Zanpakutō to its normal length surprising Ichigo. Gin calmly denies it, and Tōshirō threatens to kill Gin if even one drop of Momo's blood should be shed on his account. As this happened, Aizen completed his transformation and the former 3rd Division captain remarked his incubation period had ended, before opening the Senkaimon and walked into it with Aizen. Gin uses Shinsō to attack from great distances. Gin once again mocks Ichigo's frail resolve, noting that back then when they crossed blades in Soul Society, Ichigo was much fiercer than he is now. He then asks her what she is doing there when she can barely stand and she explained that she opened a Senkaimon as soon as his Reiatsu disappeared. But Gin casually placed his hand on the blade and asked his master to let him [deal with them instead. Gin is somewhat surprised by this as Ichigo asks why, considering there is no way any Bankai could be incapable of being stopped by another Bankai. He didn't seem surprised at the arrival of captains Kisuke Urahara and Tessai Tsukabishi. He offers to allow Ichigo to run, saying that he has lost interest in him and Aizen will be disappointed to see him as he is. He also has unusual silver hair, which has a purple tint to it in the anime; his name refers to his hair color, gin "silver". He then uses Shunpo to move himself up into the air, he then relentlessly attacks Ichigo. When Aizen asks what Gin is doing, he simply replies that he was testing Ichigo's strength. [13], ar:إيتشيمارو غين [44], He later appears with Aizen and Kaname at the fake Karakura Town to do battle with the Gotei 13. The hilt of his zanpakutō visibly protrudes from under the robe through the opening down to his waist. Eventually Gin became lieutenant of 5th Division under Captain Sōsuke Aizen. Many find his demeanor and appearance rather unsettling and there are very few who were willing to trust him even before he was revealed as a traitor. In both the 2nd and 3rd popularity polls, Ichimaru placed 5th. Bleach Beat Collection First Session Vol 05: Ichimaru Gin is an album inspired by Gin. When Ichigo and his friends invade Hueco Mundo, he, Tōsen, and Aizen go into a meeting with the Espada to talk about the intruders. In episode 270, during the special feature at the end, his eyes are shown as a pale blue color, [3] which is the same as the color he had on the manga. [16], Some time after this, after Aizen became Captain of the 5th, Aizen told Gin the secret to avoiding Kyōka Suigetsu's complete hypnosis. Aizen immediately gave Gin the now vacant 3rd seat of the 5th Division and covered-up the fact that Gin had killed the 3rd Seat. [64] After the assault, Ichigo is left winded and his mask shattered. Gin ends the OVA by telling the audience to be careful going home. [12], Approximately 110 years ago Gin graduated from the Academy after just one year, and was given a seated position in the 5th Division. Characters toe this line again and again, betraying fans' perceptions of them, sometimes literally. [20], Gin eventually became the captain of the 3rd Division around the same time that Byakuya Kuchiki became captain of the 6th Division (less than 49 years ago). Aizen replies that he had reached the end of his speech as the Hōgyoku begins to envelop Aizen who is attacked from behind by Kisuke Urahara. He gained Aizen's trust by killing one of his Soul Reaper comrades and stayed in the villain's good graces using his snake-like personality. Gin is captured by his friend, Rangiku. Many find his demeanor and appearance rather unsettling and there are very few who were willing to trust him even before he was revealed as a traitor. Rangiku replied she had opened a Senkaimon the minute she felt his spiritual energy disappear and Gin said he had not asked how she got there, but what she was doing there. He tells Ichigo that he is no longer a warrior, Shinigami, Hollow or even a person anymore. Years later, he helped the rogue Shinigami in the Hollowfication of officers throughout the Gotei 13, including members of an investigation team sent by Captain-Commander Yamamoto. Although he appears to be an early to mid twenty-year-old person, he is unusually thin and tall with very sharp features, giving him a skeletal appearance, and bears unusual silver hair.