This is a list of Soul Reaper (死神, shinigami?, literally "death god") characters featured in the anime and manga series Bleach, created by Tite Kubo. Soul Reapers are a fictional race of spirits who govern the flow of souls between the human world and the afterlife.
The series follows how Ichigo Kurosaki becomes the substitute of the Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki. Since then he assumes her duties to protect souls to make them rest in peace as well as to fight against creatures called hollow, which are souls that cannot rest. However, as the series, Rukia is arrested by the Soul Reapers' organization, Soul Society, for giving her powers to Ichigo and prepares to execute her. Ichigo and his friends go to save her and are forced to fight against all the Soul Reapers' divisions. However the 5th division captain, Sōsuke Aizen betrays Soul Society and starts a plan to destroy it.
[Edit]A voluptuous beauty with an adult charm in the Gotei 13 Squads. With her broad-minded personality, the chances of guys in the 13 divisions who say no to her.... do not exist." - Tite Kubo
Rangiku Matsumoto is the lieutenant or vice captain of Division 10 in the Soul Reaper Society under Toshiro Hitsugaya as captain. She recruited him when he was a child. When she was a child she was saved from starvation by Gin Ichimaru.
She is fun loving and even irresponsible at times but can also be serious. She is also lazy which gets her into trouble with Hitsugaya. She has ginger hair, blue eyes and an incredible figure. She is very casual and often dresses in revealing attire. On one occasion she tries to seduce Ichigo. She likes to tease Hitsugaya and Nanao Ise. She also has a sensitive side as demonstrated by her interactions with Momo Hinimori and Orihime Inoue. She plays important roles in a number of episodes as well as provide comic relief. She is a formidable fighter.