Rangiku Matsumoto is the Vice-Captain of the Gotei 13's 10th Division, and works under Tōshirō Hitsugaya.
|Shikai Release||"Growl, Haineko!"|
|Bankai||Not yet achieved(?)|
|Shinigami Rank||Vice-Captain of the 10th Division|
|First Appearance||Anime: Episode 30|
Manga: Chapter 80
Rangiku is a tall big-breasted women with orange hair, and wears regular Shinigami robes except looser, and wears a pink scarf and necklace around her neck.
Rangiku is a very lazy, easy-going Shinigami who hates paperwork and loves to drink. She also loves to shop in the real world, and slacks off a lot, and so Captain Hitsugaya has to scold her a lot for that reason. She also uses her feminine charms to bribe people to let her do stuff, but most of the time this doesn't work. Despite this, Ichigo's schoolmate Keigo, and Kon both have a crush on her because of her large breasts.
Rangiku has generally all the skills of any Vice-Captain strength Shinigami. (Kido, Flash Step, Swordsmanship Expert, ect)
Her Zanpakutō's Shikai ability turns her blade into an "ash" or "dust" like substance, which can be used for offence or defence methods during battle. It also can cut anyone it hits with a single flick of the hilt, and for a greater chance of hitting an opponent, Rangiku can control her ash mentally so it can take the form of a hurricane, or just a huge blast of ash towards her opponent, surrounding them, unable to escape.
Not much is known about Rangiku's past, except that she and Gin Ichimaru knew each other when they were kids.