History Main / ShiniGami

26th Sep '17 11:35:48 AM DustSnitch
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'' is full of these. There are actually two opposing factions driving the main conflict. [[BadassPrincess Lisara]]'s side takes pity on humans, and regularly allows them to live longer than they're supposed to. On the other hand, [[WellIntentionedExtremist Gardarblog]]'s side believes this practice has upset Earth's balance, and the resulting overpopulation is causing unnecessary suffering for humanity via famines and wars.

to:

* ''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'' is full of these. There are actually two opposing factions driving the main conflict. [[BadassPrincess Lisara]]'s Lisara's side takes pity on humans, and regularly allows them to live longer than they're supposed to. On the other hand, [[WellIntentionedExtremist Gardarblog]]'s side believes this practice has upset Earth's balance, and the resulting overpopulation is causing unnecessary suffering for humanity via famines and wars.
10th Jul '17 1:26:18 AM bt8257
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is an anime and manga about [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters an entire society of shinigami]] who seemingly spend more time fighting TheHeartless than actually acting as psychopomps. Ferrying the dead to Soul Society is a job left to low-ranking shinigami while the more powerful shinigami focus on protecting the world from dangerous supernatural threats and administrating the low-ranking shinigami duties. The official English translation calls them Soul Reapers, a translation that met with Creator/TiteKubo's approval.

to:

* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is an anime and manga about [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters an entire a whole society of shinigami]] who seemingly spend more time fighting TheHeartless than actually acting as psychopomps. Ferrying the dead to Soul Society is a job left to low-ranking shinigami while the more powerful shinigami focus on protecting the world from dangerous supernatural threats and administrating the low-ranking shinigami duties. The official English translation calls them Soul Reapers, a translation that met with Creator/TiteKubo's approval.
26th Jun '17 11:02:28 PM Jacce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Korean version, Jeoseung-Saja or "Messenger of the Other Side", shows up once in a while in manhwa. They tend to be much creepier than their Japanese counterparts, possibly because Sajas, with their traditional jerkassness, are an integral part of Shamanic funerals, which are still practiced in most rural areas. They're traditionally portrayed as corrupt government agents, sometimes threatening to abuse the departed soul in their custody unless bribed with offerings(usually food or some clothes).
** Although they are dreaded by most people(then again, who wouldn't be afraid of ''death''?), many Korean folktales portray them as AffablyEvil beings, sometimes making mistakes or taking pity on someone and reviving them. This is probably because they were also humans, before being charged with work to keep the reincarnation system working. Still they are still considered scary, as evidenced by an anthropologist studying Korean shamans who reported that when the shaman was [[PowersViaPossession playing]] Saja, ''it scared the hell out of her''.
** Their appearance is usually that of pale-faced men, wearing Joseon dynasty gentlemen('Seonbi')'s outfit, with a large '''black''' hat(called 'Gat'), '''black''' clothes, and shrouded in mist. The idea that they like black clothes is carried over to Manwhas, where they are sometimes depicted as wearing black suits and black sunglasses. But in some paintings, they are depicted as warriors wearing multi-colored armor and carrying a large halberd(possibly to arrest souls refusing to go to the underworld).
** Plus, unlike the Japanese folktales, Korean folktales have named the three most powerful Jeoseung-sajas; Hae Won-maek(who takes care of the Underworld matters), Yi Deok-chun(who is in charge of the human world), and Ganglim-doryeong(also known as King Ganglim, and direct subordinate to the Yeomra-Daewang, ruler of the underworld). These three are the leaders of every Saja and the most well-known of the Jeoseung-sajas, mostly thanks to the KoreanWebtoon [[http://comic.naver.com/webtoon/list.nhn?titleId=119877 Shingwa-Hamkke('Together with Gods')]], which deals with Myth/KoreanMythology.

to:

* The Korean version, Jeoseung-Saja or "Messenger of the Other Side", shows up once in a while in manhwa. They tend to be much creepier than their Japanese counterparts, possibly because Sajas, with their traditional jerkassness, are an integral part of Shamanic funerals, which are still practiced in most rural areas. They're traditionally portrayed as corrupt government agents, sometimes threatening to abuse the departed soul in their custody unless bribed with offerings(usually offerings (usually food or some clothes).
** Although they are dreaded by most people(then people (then again, who wouldn't be afraid of ''death''?), many Korean folktales portray them as AffablyEvil beings, sometimes making mistakes or taking pity on someone and reviving them. This is probably because they were also humans, before being charged with work to keep the reincarnation system working. Still they are still considered scary, as evidenced by an anthropologist studying Korean shamans who reported that when the shaman was [[PowersViaPossession playing]] Saja, ''it scared the hell out of her''.
** Their appearance is usually that of pale-faced men, wearing Joseon dynasty gentlemen('Seonbi')'s gentlemen ('Seonbi')'s outfit, with a large '''black''' hat(called hat (called 'Gat'), '''black''' clothes, and shrouded in mist. The idea that they like black clothes is carried over to Manwhas, where they are sometimes depicted as wearing black suits and black sunglasses. But in some paintings, they are depicted as warriors wearing multi-colored armor and carrying a large halberd(possibly halberd (possibly to arrest souls refusing to go to the underworld).
** Plus, unlike the Japanese folktales, Korean folktales have named the three most powerful Jeoseung-sajas; Hae Won-maek(who Won-maek (who takes care of the Underworld matters), Yi Deok-chun(who Deok-chun (who is in charge of the human world), and Ganglim-doryeong(also Ganglim-doryeong (also known as King Ganglim, and direct subordinate to the Yeomra-Daewang, ruler of the underworld). These three are the leaders of every Saja and the most well-known of the Jeoseung-sajas, mostly thanks to the KoreanWebtoon [[http://comic.naver.com/webtoon/list.nhn?titleId=119877 Shingwa-Hamkke('Together with Gods')]], which deals with Myth/KoreanMythology.
2nd Apr '17 4:00:15 AM gjjones
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''LightNovel/DakaraBokuWaHGaDekinai'' is full of these. There are actually two opposing factions driving the main conflict. [[BadassPrincess Lisara]]'s side takes pity on humans, and regularly allows them to live longer than they're supposed to. On the other hand, [[WellIntentionedExtremist Gardarblog]]'s side believes this practice has upset Earth's balance, and the resulting overpopulation is causing unnecessary suffering for humanity via famines and wars.

to:

* ''LightNovel/DakaraBokuWaHGaDekinai'' ''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'' is full of these. There are actually two opposing factions driving the main conflict. [[BadassPrincess Lisara]]'s side takes pity on humans, and regularly allows them to live longer than they're supposed to. On the other hand, [[WellIntentionedExtremist Gardarblog]]'s side believes this practice has upset Earth's balance, and the resulting overpopulation is causing unnecessary suffering for humanity via famines and wars.
22nd Mar '17 1:50:56 PM Pilomotor
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Lisara in ''LightNovel/DakaraBokuWaHGaDekinai''.
* In ''Manga/VirginRipper'', they are souls who commited the sin of suicide but met certain requirements and so were given the opportunity to redeem themselves by taking this job. Their duty is to escort the souls of the deceased to the Gate of Judgement, where it will be decided whether they are to go to Heaven or Hell.

to:

* Lisara in ''LightNovel/DakaraBokuWaHGaDekinai''.
''LightNovel/DakaraBokuWaHGaDekinai'' is full of these. There are actually two opposing factions driving the main conflict. [[BadassPrincess Lisara]]'s side takes pity on humans, and regularly allows them to live longer than they're supposed to. On the other hand, [[WellIntentionedExtremist Gardarblog]]'s side believes this practice has upset Earth's balance, and the resulting overpopulation is causing unnecessary suffering for humanity via famines and wars.
* In ''Manga/VirginRipper'', they are souls who commited committed the sin of suicide but met certain requirements and so were given the opportunity to redeem themselves by taking this job. Their duty is to escort the souls of the deceased to the Gate of Judgement, where it will be decided whether they are to go to Heaven or Hell.
25th Feb '17 8:33:30 AM GlitteringFlowers
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Manga/FullMoonOSagashite'' has two cute spiffily dressed shinigami giving [[OlderAlterEgo age inducing]] IdolSinger powers to a charge who will die within a year to throat cancer. (It's actually a lot more complicated than it sounds.)

to:

* ''Manga/FullMoonOSagashite'' has two cute spiffily dressed shinigami (Meroko and Takuto) giving [[OlderAlterEgo age inducing]] IdolSinger powers to a charge who will die within a year to throat cancer. (It's actually a lot more complicated than it sounds.)


Added DiffLines:

** As for the reasons that lead humans to kill themselves and become Shinigami, they're varied. Meroko? [[spoiler: She mistakenly believed that her best friend and the guy they both loved would desert her ''and'' was almost raped by another guy]]? Takuto? [[spoiler: Was in a promising BoyBand but lost his voice when a cancerous tumor was removed from ''his'' throat.]] Meroko and Takuto's companion Izumi? [[spoiler: He stood in the way of a train after his mother's mistreatment definitely broke him.]]
8th Dec '16 8:19:34 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[AC:{{Anime}} & {{Manga}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Anime}} [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Anime
& {{Manga}}]]Manga ]]



[[AC:{{FanFiction}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{FanFiction}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Fan Fiction ]]



[[AC:{{Manhwa}}]]
* The Korean version, Jeoseung-Saja or "Messenger of the Other Side", shows up once in a while in manhwa. They tend to be much creepier than their Japanese counterparts, possibly because Sajas, with their traditional jerkassness, are an integral part of Shamanic funerals, which are still practiced in most rural areas. They're traditionally portrayed as corrupt government agents, sometimes threatening to abuse the departed soul in their custody unless bribed with offerings(usually food or some clothes).

to:

[[AC:{{Manhwa}}]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Manhwa ]]

* The Korean version, Jeoseung-Saja or "Messenger of the Other Side", shows up once in a while in manhwa. They tend to be much creepier than their Japanese counterparts, possibly because Sajas, with their traditional jerkassness, are an integral part of Shamanic funerals, which are still practiced in most rural areas. They're traditionally portrayed as corrupt government agents, sometimes threatening to abuse the departed soul in their custody unless bribed with offerings(usually food or some clothes).



[[AC:ComicBooks]]

to:

[[AC:ComicBooks]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Comic Books ]]



[[AC:TabletopGames]]

to:

[[AC:TabletopGames]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]



[[AC:VideoGames]]

to:

[[AC:VideoGames]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Video Games ]]



[[AC:{{Webcomics}}]]
* ''Webcomic/ShinigamiDeathPunch'', obviously. All of the main characters are shinigami, in the case of the {{Psychopomp}} variety. They're also decidedly young and hipster, with a structured bureaucracy dictating most of their actions.

to:

[[AC:{{Webcomics}}]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* ''Webcomic/ShinigamiDeathPunch'', obviously. All of the main characters are shinigami, in the case of the {{Psychopomp}} variety. They're also decidedly young and hipster, with a structured bureaucracy dictating most of their actions.
actions.

[[/folder]]
----
8th Dec '16 6:29:29 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Manga/MurderPrincess'' features a shinigami which is goblin-like, but still hip and young; the fact that he ''works'' for the titular character speaks on how BadAss she is. At the start of the series when she sees her own body, she assumes that she's dead and tells him to show her the way to Hell.

to:

* ''Manga/MurderPrincess'' features a shinigami which is goblin-like, but still hip and young; the fact that he ''works'' for the titular character speaks on how BadAss badass she is. At the start of the series when she sees her own body, she assumes that she's dead and tells him to show her the way to Hell.
1st Oct '16 1:46:36 PM Dravencour
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is an anime and manga about [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters an entire society of shinigami]] who seemingly spend more time fighting TheHeartless than actually acting as psychopomps. Ferrying the dead to Soul Society is a job left to low-ranking shinigami while the more powerful shinigami focus on protecting the world from dangerous supernatural threats and administrating the low-ranking shinigami duties. The official English translation calls them Soul Reapers, a translation that met with Kubo's approval.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' features Shinigami who come in a variety of monstrous forms, from Ryuk, who resembles MonsterClown, to Rem and Sidoh who both look like [[{{Mummy}} mummies]]. They all have retractable wings that can be used for flight, they're immune to any weapon from a human, and can [[IntangibleMan phase through objects]]. They're InvisibleToNormals, unless said normal touches the Death Note owned by that Shinigami. They sustain themselves by writing names down in their Death Note, which magically kills the person, and then gaining the remaining years that person would've lived. Despite their power, they're very lazy as a society, and do little more than play cards. Ryuk only dropped a spare Death Note into the human world because he was incredibly bored.

to:

* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is an anime and manga about [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters an entire society of shinigami]] who seemingly spend more time fighting TheHeartless than actually acting as psychopomps. Ferrying the dead to Soul Society is a job left to low-ranking shinigami while the more powerful shinigami focus on protecting the world from dangerous supernatural threats and administrating the low-ranking shinigami duties. The official English translation calls them Soul Reapers, a translation that met with Kubo's Creator/TiteKubo's approval.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' features Shinigami who come in a variety of monstrous forms, from Ryuk, who resembles a MonsterClown, to Rem and Sidoh who both look like [[{{Mummy}} mummies]]. They all have retractable wings that can be used for flight, they're immune to any weapon from a human, human weapons, and can [[IntangibleMan phase through objects]]. They're InvisibleToNormals, unless said normal touches the Death Note owned by that Shinigami. They sustain themselves by writing names down in their Death Note, which magically kills the person, and then gaining the remaining years that person would've would have lived. Despite their power, they're very lazy as a society, and do little more than play cards. Ryuk only dropped a spare Death Note into the human world because he was incredibly bored.
10th Jun '16 8:07:14 PM lavendermintrose
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The Japanese version of TheGrimReaper. Contrary to popular belief, they [[NewerThanTheyThink aren't part of traditional Japanese mythology]], but got imported from Europe in the 19th century. Originally used to refer to a single entity featured in the play "Shinigami" (usually translated as "death god," but the word is "''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kami kami]]'' of death" with its own set of connotations), the term has since evolved to refer to an entire race of {{Psychopomp}}s in Japanese culture. [[Manga/DeathNote Or evil demonic soul eaters]]. [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Or those assigned to kill evil demonic soul eaters]]. [[OurMonstersAreDifferent Each tale tells it differently]].

to:

The Japanese version of TheGrimReaper. Contrary to popular belief, they [[NewerThanTheyThink aren't part of traditional Japanese mythology]], but got imported from Europe in the 19th century. Originally used to refer to a single entity featured in the play "Shinigami" (usually translated as "death god," but the word is "''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kami kami]]'' of death" with its own set of connotations), the term has since evolved to refer to an entire race of {{Psychopomp}}s in Japanese culture. [[Manga/DeathNote Or evil demonic soul eaters]]. [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Or those assigned to kill kill]] [[Manga/BlackButler evil demonic soul eaters]]. [[OurMonstersAreDifferent Each tale tells it differently]].



* ''Manga/BlackButler'' uses these pretty standardly, as supposed-to-be-neutral beings managed by a bureaucratic regimen (e.g., much grumbling about overtime), who review the lives of people destined to die, deciding whether or not they should live. They and demons seem to dislike one another...

to:

* ''Manga/BlackButler'' uses these pretty standardly, as supposed-to-be-neutral beings managed by a bureaucratic regimen (e.g., much grumbling about overtime), who review the lives of people destined to die, deciding whether or not they should live. They hate demons, and part of their role is to protect the souls they review from demons seem (like the [[VillainProtagonist protagonist]]) who would try to dislike one another...steal and eat them.
This list shows the last 10 events of 93. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.ShiniGami