Shinigami literaly translated means: Death God, or God of Death. It is most commonly used in the Anime/Manga "Bleach" and the Anime/Manga "Death Note".

In Bleach, Shinigamis' (Soul Reapers in the English Translation) main jobs are to send spirits to the Soul Society (aka. the afterlife) and to cleanse Hollows.

In Death Note, Shinigamis are the (original) owners of notebooks called the Death Note. If a name is written in the Note, then the person of that name would die, and the responsible Shinigami would gain life.
Rukia gave Ichigo Shinigami powers to fight the hollow FishboneD.

Whoever writes a name of a person in the Death Note, that person would die of a heart attack 40 second later, if not specified.
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In Japanese Mythology, the equivalent of our Grim Reaper. Many Japanese shows (i.e. Bleach, Death Note, Naruto, Descendants of Darkness, Zombie Powder etc.) use Shinigami in their plots, carting off the dead souls to the Meifu (Spirit Relem)
Ichigo completed konso on a konpaku, he was a shinigami.
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Shinigami is a Japanese word for God of Death. They are the Western equalivant of the Grim Reaper.

Shinigami are also the primary focus of the popular manga and now anime, Bleach.
Rukia gave Ichigo the powers of a Shinigami to protect his family. (Bleach reference)

Only a Shinigami can put this lost soul to peace.
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This fucking mimic scythe guy. He controls Shiniachi, but no more because the fucking event ended. Sama now controls Hiachi. He's literally so fast you can rage. Impossible to get his fucking badge lantern or smth. He also fucking has fears over white flames ( the flames/ safe spots )
Yasu / Juno : OMGGMGJMGMGMGMGM!!i!i!ii!i!i!i1i!!i SHINIGAMI IS SO BADDDDDD HE GOTTA TRYHARD TO BE FAST AND KILL US ALL
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Shinigami will headkick you, steal your girl and clean out the buffet at the golden corral. He knows no mercy, and always strikes first. You can catch him on xbox under his gamertag DemoniousThorian, look for his mukbang videos!

Frequently found wearing his signature Gene Simmons cosplay.
Did you see that guys fight? He pulled a total shinigami! I bet he fucks goth girls like a fighter jet.
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Prominent Seattle area nerdcore rapper with anime and video game themed songs.
Excerpt from Shinigami - It's Gone:

it's oldschool life for the simpler days /
it's oldschool life with the simpler ways /
catch me chillin´ like a villain with a thousand plays /
but I know it's not gone - nah it ain't no phase
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the japanese word for death god/god of death

the hollow fighting warriors in the popular anime/manga bleach
the shinigami in bleach are gods of death
by steven jones November 15, 2005
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