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T RANSLATION : death spirit H ABITAT : places connected with death D IET : none; they exist only to perpetuate death. A PPEARANCE : Shinigami is a broad term referring to spirits of the dead which possess and harm the living. In general, they look like humans with a grey, corpse-like pallor and horrifying features. Although their name includes the word kami, their true nature is closer to that of a ghost or an evil spirit than a god. B EHAVIOR : Shinigami are attracted to death. They lurk around the bodies of the recently deceased. They thrive in areas which are have been tainted by evil—especially places where grizzly deaths such as murders or suicides have occurred. They haunt these impure areas looking for humans to haunt. Full story

9 July