Both are broadswords, that's about it. That's kinda like comparing Zanpakuto because they are all katana, just with different tsuba and hilts.
Yeah you may be right. These are just the only two swords tht look like this that I can think of though. Ginjous backstory have yet to be explained. Then again so do a ton of other characters backstories..
I don't think their swords are related, they just happen to both have a sort of Western design to them. However, I will say that Ginjou's cross immediately makes me think of Quincy. We know nothing about his backstory except that he used to be a substitute shinigami and gave up his position, which honestly tells us nothing about himself or what happened. We don't know what kind of person he was back then, how he became a shinigami in the first place, how he ended up finding out he was being monitored, what the hell he was doing before the Xcution arc, etc. And most importantly we don't know where he got that necklace from and why it's important enough to him to become his Fullbring. I have a feeling that it might not be a coincidence that Kugo's backstory wasn't explained in the Xcution arc and he is now reappearing in an arc about Quincy. His role in Bleach might be made a lot more clear this arc.
Yes I also hope we will get more info on Ginjou and his backstory! It would be really interested if he is connected to Quincy in some way. Would be also interesting if he has some Quincy blood in him.
Also it is really interesting how he became Shinigami and how he got to know about Isshin and Ichigo's family.
I think that being part Hollow and extraordinary strength was a main factor. He can be a part Quincy, I can't prove he can't. But G13 knew nothing about Ichigo being a Quincy or about GT, so I don't think they would have known about Ginjo being a Quincy if he had been in SS.
Seems Ginjo doesn't have a gigai though as he hasn't really aged.
Really curious about him in this arc.
Depending on how long ago ginjou was a sub shinigami he could have something to do soft ukitake's illness.
I wouldn't say I'm 100% on this, but you guys could be on to something regarding Kugo being a Quincy. If Kugo's mother was a Quincy (thus meaning Kugo is a Quincy too), it would increase the likelyhood of her being attacked by a Hollow whilst she was pregnant with Kugo. By extension, it could be that some (or all) of the other Fullbringers are Quincies too. Interestingly, if this is the case, we've found a way in which Quincies can be born with immunity to Hollows...
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I mean at this point I wonder if Sternritters can even fight Ichigo, his Hollow side should be a part of his zanpakuto now so wouldn't that mean he'd "poison" them just by attacking?