Race Soul
Gender Male
Professional Status
Affiliation Gotei 13, Soul Society
Profession Shinigami
Division 4 4th Division
Previous Partner Shūhei Hisagi, Kanisawa
Base of Operations Seireitei, Soul Society
Personal Status
Relatives N/A
Education Shin'ō Academy
Shikai Unknown
Bankai None
First Appearance
Manga Volume 15, Chapter -17
Anime Episode 46
Japanese Yasumichi Kushida
English Kyle Hebert

Aoga (青鹿, Aoga) was a 6th year student at Shinigami Academy. He is currently a member of the 4th Division of the Gotei 13.[1]


Aoga is a tall man with short black hair and a long thin face with small eyes. He wears the standard Shin'ō Academy male uniform and he has his Zanpakutō on a strap across his back.

Upon becoming a member of the 4th Division, he wears the standard shihakushō with the medical backpack for said division.[1]



Aoga about to leave on the mission

Aoga was a classmate of Shūhei Hisagi. As such, he was a mentor to Momo Hinamori, Renji Abarai and Izuru Kira. Along with Hisagi and Kanisawa, he helped lead a group of academy students on a training mission to the material world to practice performing konsō.[2]

When Hisagi was about to end the day's training, Kanisawa was killed by a Huge Hollow. Aoga immediately tried to avenge her, but he was injured by the same Hollow before he could attack it.[2]

Aoga survived the ordeal and, realizing that he was not suited for combat, would go onto joining the 4th Division of the Gotei 13. During the interlude between Wandenreich's first and second invasion of the Seireitei, Aoga went to visit Kanisawa's grave, where he met up with Hisagi, who was doing the same.[1]


  • Kanisawa and Aoga were both not shown to be as greviously wounded and impaled by the giant Hollow in the anime, compared to the manga.[3][4]


  • The mission with Aoga lead for the first years differed between the manga and the anime. In the anime, the students were practicing killing Hollows using dummy-Hollows.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bleach manga; Chapter 520.5, pages 1-7
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bleach manga; Chapter -17
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bleach anime; Episode 46
  4. Bleach manga; Chapter -17, pages 17-20