|Height||176 cm (5'9½")|
|Weight||60 kg (132 lbs.)|
|Affiliation||Gotei 13, Soul Society|
|Position||Captain of the 5th Division|
|Previous Partner||Sōsuke Aizen|
|Base of Operations||Seireitei, Soul Society|
|Bankai||Sakasama Yokoshima Happō Fusagari|
|Manga||Volume 21, Chapter 183|
Shinji Hirako (平子 真子, Hirako Shinji) is the Captain of the 5th Division of the Gotei 13. His Lieutenant is Momo Hinamori. He used to be the unofficial leader of the Visored prior to being reinstated to his current position.
Powers & Abilities
- Bankai: Sakasama Yokoshima Happō Fusagari (逆様邪八宝塞, Reversed Evil Eight Treasure Blockade): Sakashima Yokoshima Happō Fusagari turns Shinji's sword into a staff with a large ring on the front end, while Shinji himself stands on a large flower construct.
- Bankai Special Ability: Sakasama Yokoshima Happō Fusagari is a wide-area Bankai that targets opponents and allies alike without discrimination and without exception. It inverts the sense of friend-and-foe across anyone within the vicinity of his Bankai.
Omnidirectional/Area Attacks: By attacking in all directions an opponent can bypass the disorientation effects caused by Sakanade. Closing ones eyes and using sound can also allow for Shinji's position to be discerned.
Indiscriminate Bankai: Sakasama Yokoshima Happō Fusagari has a large area-of-effect that targets friend and foe alike without exception.
Usage Restriction (Bankai): Sakasama Yokoshima Happō Fusagari requires that there must be at least two targets-Shinji excepted-within its range in order to take effect. As a result, the Bankai cannot be used against only one opponent.