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Raian Getsueikirite
Raian-5-years-later
Race Soul
Birthplace Hokutan District, Rukongai
Birthday December 12
Age 1,000+
Gender Male
Height 181 cm (5'11½")
Weight 66 kg (145 lbs.)
Professional Status
Affiliation Loosely Soul Society
Previous Affiliation Gotei 13
MisQ
Spiritual World Army
Previous Division 10thDivision 10th Division
Profession Shinigami
Base of Operations Unknown Region, Human World
Personal Status
Relatives Unnamed human lover
Education Shin'ō Academy
Zanpakutō
Shikai Mushin Ronsha
Bankai Mushinron no Sekai no Hōkai
First Appearance
Series Debut Bleach Silver
Voices
Japanese Kōichi Yamadera
"You who lost faith in the realm of the gods,
descend to Earth like the Morning Star,
and become the Savior of Men…
"
Ten Tailed Fox

Raian Sonyōji Getsueikirite no Tarō (月影切り太郎 尊幼児 手梁, Getsueikirite no Tarō Sonyōji Raian) is a Shinigami who was once the captain of the 10th Division and played a major role in the Spiritual World Army during the fight against Akujin. Sometime after the war, he fell in love with a human man and simultaneously lost his faith in Soul Society, leading him to pursue self-exile in the Human World, where he has been training ever since. He has, at different times, played the role of protagonist, deuteragonist, and anti-hero in Bleach Silver.

Appearance

NuRaian

Raian in his winter attire (with Hollowfied eyes).

Raian is a youthful Soul, despite his tremendous age, with spiky black hair which is slightly longer in the back along his neck. He is tall and lean, but muscularly built, and has sharp silver-colored eyes and a peach complexion, marred only by a disjointed scar across his face. When in his spiritual form, he still wears the traditional attire of a Shinigami. Following his self-imposed exile, he begins to wear warm clothing, such as several cloaks and a wool hat due to training in the more frigid areas of the Living World.

In his Gigai, Raian wears a black double-breasted jacket, black cargo pants, and brown military-grade boots. When in casual clothes, he also wears a white t-shirt and a black jacket over the top. This has been his default appearance since his self-imposed exile began, as he now predominantly lives within the Living World. He also retains his youth while in his Gigai, appearing around the age of twenty-five.

Personality

History

Plot

"Seireitou, the Warrior" Saga

Prologue — World of Hollows

At some point, Raian, alongside his old rival Seireitou, took part in the battle with the natural-made Arrancar Warkiller and his Espada.[1]

Certain Despairs

In his last campaign as captain of the 10th Division, Raian led the charge against the traitorous Shinigami: Akujin. The early battles of the Akujin Crisis took place in Hueco Mundo, where, having been bit by a modified-Hollow, Raian gained Hollow powers. One-by-one, Akujin's Los Cinco Arrancar fell, culminating in the final battle in Seireitei. Though Akujin was defeated by Raian and, arriving late to the game, Seireitou, ultimately, Raian was expelled from the Gotei 13 due to his Hollowfication.[2]

Shadow of the Kawahiru

"Seireitou, the Teacher" Saga

Birth of the Senjukuha

Story of Ichigo Kurosaki

What Comes After

"Minato, the Martial Artist" Saga

Story of Minato and Hinata: Beginnings

A Larger World

Starfall

Powers & Abilities

Zanpakutō

Mushin Ronsha (無神論者, Godless).

  • Shikai: Not Yet Revealed.
  • Bankai: Mushinron no Sekai no Hōkai (無神論の世界の崩壊, Fall of a Godless World): Not Yet Revealed.

Hollowfication

Weaknesses

Zanpakutō

Hollowfication

Trivia

  • The previous incarnation of this character was my original character on this site. Though he has gone through numerous updates, he has remained mostly unchanged since his inception—keeping his antagonistic rivalry with Akujin, his rivalry with Seireitou Kawahiru, and his devotion towards his brother across all of his updates. This reboot serves as the most radical departure from that formula, as much of his character is surrounded by mystery and his motivations are not entirely clear when he first appears.
    • Other notable differences include:
      • The original incarnation of Raian was straight and married to Jacqueline Kurosaki Getsueikirite. The rebooted incarnation is homosexual and part of his departure from Soul Society can be pinned on his relationship with a human.
  • Raian's theme music is 「 Blizzard 」 by J-Pop singer Daichi Miura. The song also served as the theme song for Dragon Ball Super: Broly.[3]

Quotes

References

  1. Warkiller's quote section suggests a confrontation between the two at some point.
  2. Akujin Crisis
  3. Ollie Barder (22 August 2018). "'Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan' Comes To Select Theaters This September". Forbes. Retrieved 10 November 2018.