|Affiliation||The Washimine Group|
|Manga||Chapter 22: Fujiyama Gangsta Paradise Part 1|
|Anime||Episode 19: Fujiyama Gangsta Paradise|
|Japanese Anime Voice||Kiyoyuki Yanada|
|English Anime Voice||Michael Adamthwaite|
Ginji Matsuzaki (松崎 銀次, Matsuzaki Ginji) was the acting wakagashira (underboss) of the Washimine Group and the most loyal/humble personal bodyguard and possible love interest of Yukio Washimine.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Outwardly, Ginji was a calm and serious individual who, in tandem with his appearance, had an imposing presence. In comparison to Revy, he was just as vicious, violent, sadistic, and psychotic. Ginji did, however, genuinely enjoy his life as a street stall vendor after leaving his life as an assassin behind. He was also close with Yukio Washimine, whom he protected for a time and hoped would live a normal life despite her family's criminal background, and was livid when she was kidnapped by Chaka.
Bio[edit | edit source]
Ginji worked as a street stall vendor, but was formerly an assassin nicknamed "Hitokiri Ginji" (Manslayer Ginji) due to his use of a shirasaya in combat. His skills in its use are exceptional, manifesting themselves in such feats as cleaving bullets in two in midflight. Coupled with his ability to evade gunfire from multiple foes, Ginji almost completely eschews the use of firearms.
Ginji had protected Yukio for a long time and hoped that she would live out her life normally despite her family's criminal background. He seems to regret his past as a murderer, but is willing to take up arms again for those he cares for. He is killed by Revy in a prearranged duel after he and Yukio realized they can't defeat Balalaika and the rest of Hotel Moscow.
So far, Ginji is the only one who Revy admits had the perfect chance to kill her. After slicing apart Revy's pistol and forcing her to fall back, Ginji proceeds to stab Revy in the knee; if he was not distracted by Yukio, Revy would have had no way to defend herself.
It is interesting to note that although Revy calls Ginji "Jumbo" because of his height, the name "Jumbo" may also refer to Takeshi Takeda (AKA "Jumbo") from the Yotsuba&! manga series with whom he shares an uncanny resemblance.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
- The name Ginji means "silver" (銀) (gin) and "next" (次) (ji).
- Ginji's surname Matsuzaki means "pine tree, fir tree" (松) (matsu) and "cape, peninsula" (崎) (saki/zaki).
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Ginji appears to be almost as tall as an average door hinting that he may be between 1.85m-1.90m, which is well above average for a man of Japanese heritage.
- In the First Popularity Poll, Ginji finished in 12th place
- In a popularity contest during the 10th collection manga release, Ginji ranked 15th with 124 votes