Shinigami (死神) is a reaper, who has for duty to guide spirits of the deceased, to the Wheel of Reincarnation so that they may be reborn.
They live in Kyoukai, a border world which is between the living world and the next, and use a portal to reach the living world.
They all carry a Scythe, and must sometimes make use of other tools. As some spirits can be restless with regrets that bind them to the living world, they have to listen to a spirit’s rant.
Since ancient times, Black Cats have been in partnership with them, supporting them in all sorts of ways, from the day a contract is formed.
Each holds a license which indicate their level depending on how much spirits they helped rest.
- Platinum (10000 spirits)
- Gold (2000 Spirits)
- Silver (200 Spirits)
- Bronze (Beginner)
The higher the rank, the higher the price for purifying a spirit.
Though they have a longer lifespan, they don’t look any different from humans, and they learn in schools, which has the same system of the living world (elementary, middle, high).
- Rinne Rokudo
- Otome Rokudo (formerly)
- Renge Shima (formerly)
- Bijin (formerly)
- Sabato Rokudo (formerly)
- Sakura Mamiya (temporarily)
- There are other types of Shinigamis called Shirushigami and Damashigami, which are original names of the story, based on the word Shinigami.
- There has been no mention of Sabato, Otome, Bijin and Anju having a black cat contractor.