|Grade||6th Year of Elementary School|
|Debut||Washio Sumi is a Hero - Chapter 1|
|Japanese Voice||Yumiri Hanamori |
Minowa Gin (三ノ輪 銀 Minowa Gin?) is one of the three main characters of a light novel Washio Sumi is a Hero. At the time of the story taking place she's an elementary school 6th year student chosen by Taisha to fight Vertexes as a Hero, along with Nogi Sonoko and Washio Sumi.
Gin was the youngest and the shortest out of the three friends, in the same time being physically the strongest and the most sporty one. She had grey-coloured eyes and matching hair, cut short with thin, longer 'tail' tied neatly on the back of her head. She wore a flower-shaped hairpin every day.
After transforming into a Hero, her outfit changed into a mostly orange-coloured suit (red in the anime) with grey and white undertones. Her hair was also tied into a ponytail with a significantly larger orange (red in the anime) ribbon. The suit itself appeared to be designed in a way that restricts as little movements as possible, completed by an open-tail coat-like cloth which provides the chest area, back, forearms, and legs with additional protection.
Gin was a kind, energetic girl, with a lot of spirit and positive attitude. Her main interests consisted of sports and different kinds of competitions. During her free time, mostly before going to school, she looked after her younger brother. That, along with her helpful nature which made her give a hand to everyone needing it, often caused her to be late for her classes and meetings.
As a Hero, Gin's speciality was launching into a head-on assault and protecting her friends from the enemies' attacks. She was both physically stronger and more resistant to damage than the other two. She used twin axes as her weapons which perfectly suited her direct way of fighting.
Thanks to her aptitude and her family's high reputation in Taisha, Gin was chosen to be a Hero and was provided with necessary training, along with two of her classmates, to protect the world and Shinju from incoming Vertexes' attack.
Although not knowing each other well at first, she quickly started getting along with both Sumi and Sonoko, soon enough becoming best friends with the two of them and working hard to save the world together.
During the fourth battle with Vertexes, the girls fell into a trap in which they all got seriously injured. Gin, being the only one who was still able to fight, decided to protect her friends and repel the three attacking enemies by herself, which was successful but came at the cost of her life.
Due of her death, Taisha decided to modify the first Hero system in a way that could give the Heroes more power, implementing Mankai and fairies to help them and prevent them from ever dying.
One of Gin's classmates and a fellow Hero under the name of Washio Sumi. Their personalities were vastly different, as Gin was tomboyish and playful while Mimori was serious and studious, but they bonded and became very good friends until Gin's death. When she died, Mimori (as Sumi) named her sniper rifle "Shirogane" in Gin's memory.
Another of Gin's classmates and a fellow Hero. When they first started their lives as Heroes, they could not work together, but they became good friends as time went on. They bonded over their duties as Heroes and their normal lives, and Gin's death was very hard on Sonoko. Gin's philosophy about being a Hero was something Sonoko took to heart, which helped her during her last battle.
- After the events from the light novel, Gin's terminal was passed to Karin.
- Compared to Sumi's refusal to even use English loanwords, Gin uses English phrases in her speech rather often, such as mai furendo (my friend), mai buraza (my brother) and naisu idea (nice idea).
- Gin's name is pronounced with a hard G, not a soft one like one may assume.
- While not confirmed, it is likely Gin's flower is the Azalea, which represents passion as explained in the light novel (As seen on her hero outfit, it is probably the Autumn Princess variation). Karin's terminal was once Gin's, and grants her the Azalea as a theme, providing more evidence.
- Another possible and more likely candidate for her flower theme is the Moutan Peony. However, like the Azalea, it has not been confirmed to be her flower and will remain as a likely candidate.