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Shino (志乃, Shino) is one of the Shinigami that replaces Zennosuke Kurumadani as the guardian of the Karakura Town area.


Shino has dark hair and wears a standard Shinigami shihakushō with a dark piece of fabric sitting on top of her head.


She is quite rude and tomboyish. She has a strong personality and expresses her thoughts by yelling. She also tries to drag Ryūnosuke out of his shell and keeps telling him he shouldn't be so soft. She is quite sensitive when someone makes a remark about her flat chest and punches the culprit as punishment.[1]


The Thousand-Year Blood War arc

Shino scolding Ryūnosuke.

On the day they are scheduled to begin guarding Karakura Town, Shino spots Ryūnosuke and greets him. Ryūnosuke is very sleepy and looks the wrong way, so Shino slaps Ryūnosuke. She tells him to get ready to leave to the Human World, but Ryūnosuke admits that he is scared. Shino says that he has no reason to be scared, as he is with her, but Ryūnosuke is not convinced. She then yells at him, telling him not be a sissy and to have faith in his abilities. She says that he should stick out his chest more, prompting Ryūnosuke to jokingly remark that Shino has no chest to stick out. Shino punches him in the face as a result.[2]

Shino in the grip of a giant Hollow.

The pair arrive in Karakura Town alongside Kurumadani, who leaves them after offering them some encouragement. She tells Ryūnosuke to split up: she will go north, while Ryūnosuke goes south. While on patrol, Shino is hit by a group of Hollows and is found in their grasp by Ryūnosuke.[3]

A call from the Soul Society is sent.

They were rescued by Ichigo Kurosaki and Shino recovered quickly, but had to wait for Ryūnosuke, who took two days to wake up. When he finally did, she seemed relieved, but punished him for taking so long immediately after.[4] When Asguiaro Ebern appears in the room, the pair watch as Ichigo kicks him out of a window, leaving them wondering who Asguiaro was.[5] When Ichigo returns, Yuki's Denreishinki starts to ring, making a weird sound. Yuki reveals it's Shino's recorded singing voice, but she urges him to answer.[6]

Shino and others prepare to fight the Quincy.

They later return to Soul Society and are sent to their post. As they are discussing the reason for fighting the Quincy, the 6th Seat of 13th Division Hidetomo Kajōmaru approaches them. He explains them the difference between Shinigami and Quincy and comments the ongoing war.[7] Later, they look on as Hidetomo is confronted and struck down by Jugram Haschwalth.[8]

Powers & Abilities


Appearances in Other Media

Novel Appearances
Letters From The Other Side
The Honey Dish Rhapsody
Spirits Are Forever With You
The Death Save The Strawberry
Can't Fear Your Own World


  1. Bleach manga; Chapter 480, pages 9-10
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 480, pages 8-10
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 480, pages 11-18
  4. Bleach manga; Chapter 481, pages 7-13
  5. Bleach manga; Chapter 482, pages 1-4
  6. Bleach manga; Chapter 485, pages 5-6
  7. Bleach manga; Chapter 492, pages 6-13
  8. Bleach manga; Chapter 496, pages 1-3
  9. Bleach CFYOW; Chapter 3