One Bleach cosplay has gone viral for highlighting the connection between Gin Ichimaru and Rangiku Matsumoto! Out of all the characters and personalities introduced over the course of Tite Kubo's original Bleach run, Gin remains one of the most mysterious to this day. Thanks to his constantly smiling poker face, it was always hard to read what he was thinking in any particular moment. But this was different when it came to his scenes with Rangiku. Although they were few and far in between when you break the series down as a whole, what was there hinted at the tragic past that made these two so close.
Now artists @NozoNozoCos (as Gin Ichimaru) and @Noa_xx1210 (as Rangiku Matsumoto) had tapped into the tragic past tying these two fan favorites together with some equally as emotional cosplay. Emphasizing how the two of them were never truly able to connect in the same way in their adulthood, and how Rangiku was left off on the side due to Gin's actions, it's a truly heartbreaking yet artful cosplay. Check it out below:
"____ 交わらない二人。"January 1, 2021
While Gin unfortunately won't be one of the series' characters making a comeback in the new anime, Rangiku is definitely one of the favorites who fans will see in action again soon. Bleach's anime will be officially making its comeback to adapt the final arc of the series that the first anime never was able to get to before its truncated end, the Thousand-Year Blood War arc. Originally announced for a release in 2021, the new anime has yet to set a release date as of this writing.
What we do know, however, is that with the final arc finally getting an anime, Bleach fans will be able to see many of the final makeovers, power ups, and fights that made their debut during that massive final arc of Tite Kubo's original manga series. Rangiku is one of the many characters who got a new look during the final moments of the series, so we'll finally get to see it on screen after all these years of waiting!
What did you think of Gin and Rangiku's connection through Bleach's original run? Excited to see Rangiku in action again with the new Bleach anime? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or you can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!