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Akira Tanaka
Race Shinigami
Birthday 14 March
Age 26 (Physical)
Gender Male
Height 175 cm (5'9")
Weight 63 kg (138 lb.)
Blood Type AB+
Professional Status
Affiliation Gotei 13
Profession Shinigami
Position Captain
Previous Position Lieutenant
Division Twelfth Division
Previous Partner Kaoru Shōki
Base of Operations Seireitei
Personal Status
Education Shinō Academy
Shikai Idenshi Setsugō
Bankai Totsuzenhen'i
First Appearance
Story Debut Spectre of the Past: Noon
Roleplay Debut Chiaroscuro: Premonition

Akira Tanaka (田中明, "Intelligent Dweller of the Rice Fields") is a Shinigami and the Captain of the Twelfth Division of Gotei 13. He used to serve under Captain Kaoru Shōki.


An average-looking man of moderate height and unassuming physique, he has short, unkempt brown hair and green eyes.

As a Lieutenant he wore a standard Shinigami Shihakushō with a lab coat draped over it, with his Lieutenant's badge is placed at his right arm.

He currently wears a long-sleeved Captain's haori, reminescent of a lab coat, over his fairly standard Shinigami Shihakushō.


A responsible and diligent worker, Akira displays great loyalty and devotion to his Captain, Kaoru Shōki. Additionally, he is a very polite and friendly individual, his politeness extends to even to his opponents, apologising as he felled one such opponent[1].

He has a noticeable uncertainty in his abilities, which is especially shown after his promotion. He frequently deems himself unworthy of captaincy and immediately requests Kaoru Shōki to be reinstated as the 12th Division Captain upon her return.


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The Spectre of the Past Arc

The Chiaroscuro Arc


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