Tao Ginny
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Japanese Name: 道 幻陰 (ゲイン)
Romanized Name: Dào Gein
English Name: Jenny Tao
First Appearance: Episode 8 (Anime)
Affiliations: Tao Family
Team "Noroshi"
Occupations: Dàoshì
Epithet: n/a
Japanese VA: Yoko Soumi
English VA: Megan Hollingshead
Furyoku Level: Unknown
Guardian Ghost
Japanese Name: Yugai
English Name: Yugay
Meaning: "Corpse Ghost"
Type: Jiang Shi

Tao Ginny (道 幻陰 (ゲイン) Dào Gein, Jenny Tao in the English version of the anime series; Chinese pinyin: Dào Huàn'īn) is a fictional character in the anime series of Shaman King. She is a cousin of Tao Ren and Tao Jun and Tao Yúan's niece. Ginny only appears in the anime series.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Ginny is a tall and slender woman with dark cyan hair which is curly and frizzy at the back. She wears a red tank-top with a Chinese collar accompanied by Chinese-style short pants and red knee-high boots.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Ginny is arrogant; confidently stating that her spirit ally is superior to that of Tao Jun's when the latter's failed against Asakura Yoh. She also proved to be easily frustrated, as she regarded Yoh with a furious expression when she and Yugai lost to him in battle.

She has also shown to have a vengeful side, as she and her siblings wanted to defeat Ren when they thought that they were betrayed by him. She does however seem to be somewhat sensitive, as seen when she became embarrassed when her brother and sister, in tears, publicly exclaimed to their opponents her lack of romantic experience (not being able to realize her dream of being a ballerina in the English anime) as a result of her dedicating most of her time serving the Taos.

Abilities and Powers[edit | edit source]

She is a Dàoshì who uses talismans to control reanimated corpses.

Spirit[edit | edit source]

See More: Yugai

History[edit | edit source]

Past[edit | edit source]

It is possible that Ginny spent most of her past in China living with her family and training to be a Daoshi.

Coming to Tokyo[edit | edit source]

After Ren and Jun were defeated by Yoh, the Tao Family sent Ginny to Tokyo to defeat Yoh. She arrived by plane and shortly, after visiting her cousins, engaged Yoh in battle. Her spirit ally, Yugai, duplicated herself and attacked Yoh. However, after her duplicates were destroyed, Yoh easily defeated Yugai. Ginny, frustrated by this, left after glaring at her enemy. It is unknown what happened to Tao Ginny next.

Shaman Fights Second Round[edit | edit source]

As a participant in the Shaman Fights, Ginny had a team of her own called Team "Noroshi" with her younger brother, Tao Kyou and her younger sister, Tao Soumei as teammates, who, like Ginny, are also Dàoshì. She and her two siblings battled Ren in an official fight, apparently hating him for betraying them and want him destroyed. However, they were defeated by him and their hatred of him faded away when he took out the Tao Family's heirloom, the Jeweled Thunder Sword, as proof that he is good enough to become Shaman King.

It is unknown what happens to her next, but her voice is heard in the final episode of Shaman King when everyone is rooting for Yoh in the final battle against Hao.

Anime/Manga Difference[edit | edit source]

Ginny only appears in the anime series as a cousin of Tao Ren and Tao Jun and Tao Yúan's niece. In the English version of the anime series, she has a British accent just like her cousins.

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External Links[edit | edit source]

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Members: Tao Ching | Tao Ran | Tao Yúan | Tao Jun | Tao Ren | Tao Iron Maiden Jeanne | Tao Men | Tao Ginny (Anime Only) | Tao Soumei (Anime Only) | Tao Kyou (Anime Only)
Spirits: Bason | Hei-Tao | Tao Family Ancestors | Kyuuki
Jiang Shis: Lee Pyron | Shamon | Shu | Kyo | Gohukuseitai | Torture Brothers | Shimamura Jōtarō | Corpse Infantry | Yugai (Anime Only) | Gurai (Anime Only) | Jackie (Anime Only)
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