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Aoga (青鹿, Aoga) is a Shinigami of the 4th Division of the Gotei 13,[1] having survived horrific injuries during a Hollow attack when he was a 6th year student at the Shin'ō Academy.[2]


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. After surviving the Hollow attack on the ill-fated training exercise he led, Aoga gained a large scar on the left side of his chin that extends up to his neck.[1]

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



Aoga, Hisagi, and Kanisawa prepare 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 Hotaru 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 on to join the 4th Division of the Gotei 13.[1]


The Thousand-Year Blood War arc[]

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]

Powers & Abilities[]

Healer: As a member of the Fourth Division, Aoga knows healing-type Kidō and techniques.



  • 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 1.3 1.4 Bleach manga; Chapter 520.5, pages 1-7
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Bleach manga; Chapter -17
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bleach anime; Episode 46
  4. Bleach manga; Chapter -17, pages 17-20