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  • n. A deity and/or personification of death.


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  • In Rin-ne, Vol. 2, Sakura and Rinne, who is a kind of shinigami

  • Bit of a back story for you non-Death Noters: The original Death Note movie is adapted from Manga (aren't they all?), about a young lad, Light Yagami (Tatsuya Fujiwara), who discovers a book dropped to earth by a death god, a "shinigami" named Ryuk.

    Dead Robot» Dead Robot

  • I believe the shinigami in question also has a talking bat; stories with talking bats constitute another “manga I must at least try” subset, though I have no idea exactly why.

    Upcoming 6/3/2009

  •   He returned to the land of the one-winged shinigami.

    Moonlit Mariposa

  • Labels: australia, dear diary, stuff you should read comments: shinigami said ...

    Australia Sucks Pt.2

  • The shinigami catch up with her and offer her a deal: if she promises to go quietly when her time comes, they will give her the ability to turn into a healthy 16-year-old so that she can audition.

    Mangaka You Should Know: Arina Tanemura »

  • When Mitsuki overhears two shinigami (death gods) talking about how she has only a year left to live, and she runs away to audition.

    Mangaka You Should Know: Arina Tanemura »

  • You may have heard of a little manga called Bleach, about a high school guy and a few shinigami (death gods) that fight various evil-doers.

    Mangaka You Should Know: Tite Kubo »

  • The KRAZY! cosplay party asked cosplayers from around the NYC area to get out their best shinigami robes, cat ears, and spandex suits, and cosplayers answered in droves.

    KRAZY for Cosplay - Suvudu - Science Fiction and Fantasy Books, Movies, and Games

  • He is an interesting character as he is the only shinigami who made captain without mastering 'Bankai' or full release.

    Bleach: Episode 195


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  • Japanese death god. Prominent examples in popular culture include the Soul Reapers in Bleach, and Ryuk in Death Note.

    November 10, 2007