Shinji is a Visored and somewhat of a leader of said group. As such, he holds considerable power with his zanpakutou, Sakanade, and his Hollow mask, which permits him abilities akin to that of a Hollow (soul-devouring, demon-like beings created from human souls unwilling to pass on to the Soul Society after dying). Not only that, but he tends to keep calm in the vast majority of situations and has a keen sense of of perception, being very observant and constantly aware of his surroundings. On the flip side, though, Shinji can be playful both on and off the battlefield, which entails joking and teasing. His likes include attractive girls and jazz.