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Shi-Kai → Shi-Kai: Hai Neko (Ash Cat) - release command → "Roar!" Ban-Kai → None
Making her first appearance as a very bothered Vice-Captain in the meeting called for all Vice-Captains, Rangiku may strike many males as one of the better looking females of Soul Societyís top echelons, even if the major reason being her cleavage.
Nevertheless, during the report, she gains an attitude of seriousness that immediately sets the record straight Ė she will do her duty whenever needed, and back it up with a serious attitude and her combat skills if need be.
She is also the one who holds Hinamori Momo after her little skirmish with Kira Izuru, when her Captain, Hitsugaya Toushirou orders them arrested. She then had a little conversation with Hinamori while the latter was being kept in the 5th Squad cells and handed her a letter addressed to her by Aizen, that Hitsugaya had found in Aizenís room.
A scene before the escape of the three Vice-Captains, Hinamori, Kira and Abarai Renji, tells us a little about Rangikuís history. When young, she was about to die of starvation when a boy hands her something to eat. That boy, Ichimaru Gin, saved her life, and for that she is forever grateful to him, even going so far as to like him.
Later, when Hitsugaya faces off with Ichimaru Gin, she stops Ichimaruís blade from killing an unconscious Hinamori, thus saving Hinamoriís life. It is then that she wonders where Ichimaru will go from there. While thus occupied with their own thoughts, a message comes via a hell butterfly for them stating that the execution of Kuchiki Rukia was being pushed forward. Hitsugaya, determined to get to the bottom of the matter, realizes that the only way to do so would be to stop the execution. He thus orders Rangiku to follow him to Center 46, where they make the shocking discovery later that the entire Center 46 has been massacred.
Following Kiraís bait, Hitsugaya later returns to Center 46 upon being told that Hinamori had been following them. When Hitsugaya leaves, Kira releases his own Zanpakutou to fight against Rangiku who had been ordered to continue the chase. Despite blocking Kiraís attacks, the ability of Kiraís Zanpakutou doubles her weaponís weight seven times, forcing her to release her own Zanpakutou. She defeats him and then learns of the truth behind Center 46.
When she arrives at the Sougyoku, she holds Ichimaruís arm and places her Zanpakutou on his neck, asking him not to move and effectively placing him under arrest. When the Gillianís Negashion comes down to save Ichimaru however, she releases her hold upon him. Ichimaru then expresses his regret that she could have held onto him a little longer, and that he was sorry. He then bids her a farewell.
Later, Rangiku is dismayed over this turn of events, but when Kira turns up to apologize to her, she asks him to forget everything, and to join her in a revelry of sake which ends up with all of them being drunk.
Rangiku is now in the living world, having just fought off an Arrancar by lifting the limit that is placed upon all Vice-Captains and Captains and their spirit power when they enter the living world. She currently resides with Inoue Orihime.
Rangiku is a fun woman at heart, and this shows when she is not embarrassed to talk about her cleavage openly, especially in the scene where Hitsugaya brings Kira to her for the latterís apology. Her serious side for duty and work also shows through her dedication to follow her Captain and solve the mystery behind Rukiaís execution, and also to attempt to stop Ichimaru despite her liking for him. Truly a good mix of the fun and the serious, Rangiku also loves looking pretty, and, of course, she has the beauty deserving of praise, even aside from her cleavage.