Shinji Hirako
Race Visored
Birthday May 10[1]
Gender Male
Height 176 cm (5'9½")[1]
Weight 60 kg (132 lbs.)[1]
Professional Status
Affiliation Gotei 13, Soul Society
Previous Affiliation Visored
Profession Shinigami
Position Captain of the 5th Division
Division 5th Division 5th Division
Partner Momo Hinamori
Previous Partner Sōsuke Aizen
Base of Operations Seireitei, Soul Society
Personal Status
Education Shinōreijutsuin
Shikai Sakanade
Bankai Sakasama Yokoshima Happō Fusagari
First Appearance
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



Shinji's Bankai: Sakasama Yokoshima Happō Fusagari.

  • 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.[2]
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.[3]



Omnidirectional/Area Attacks: By attacking in all directions an opponent can bypass the disorientation effects caused by Sakanade.[4] Closing ones eyes and using sound can also allow for Shinji's position to be discerned.[3]

Indiscriminate Bankai: Sakasama Yokoshima Happō Fusagari has a large area-of-effect that targets friend and foe alike without exception.[3]

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.[3]





  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bleach Official Character Book MASKED, page 200
  2. Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World Volume #3, Shinji's Bankai sketch
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World, Chapter 18
  4. Bleach manga; Chapter 556, page 2
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