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Atau Rindō (輪堂与ウ, Rindō Atau) is the lieutenant of the 7th Division of the Gotei 13 under Captain Tetsuzaemon Iba.[2]


Rindō is a tall, fair-skinned young man with dark, shaggy hair and a mole underneath his right eye. He wears a variation of the standard Shinigami shihakushō with shortened sleeves over a light-colored turtleneck with sleeves reaching his wrists, as well as a light-colored apron over his waist and legs with a large pocket on either side.[3]


Rindō is a polite man with a great fondness for animals, going so far as to temporarily avoid his duties as a lieutenant in order to spend time with the wildlife kept in the garden of the Seventh Division barracks.[4] Due to being deaf, Rindō communicates entirely in sign language, but is understanding and accepting of those who cannot do the same or interpret his speech, having also trained himself to read lips.[5] In combat, he is brutal and ruthless, willing to inflict swift and gory deaths on his enemies without hesitation.[6]


Echoing Jaws of Hell arc

Rindō meets Ichigo Kurosaki for the first time.

On the day of former 13th Division Captain Jūshirō Ukitake's Konsō Reisai, while spending time with the animals in his barracks' garden, Rindō is informed by 12th Division Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi of the lieutenants being tasked with capturing a Hollow in the Human World for the Jogimen Reibaku portion of the ceremony and assures his captain, Tetsuzaemon Iba, that he received the message. That night, Rindō assembles with the other lieutenants in the Human World and is introduced to Ichigo Kurosaki by 6th Division Lieutenant Renji Abarai. When the group is attacked by Jigoku no Gaki, Rindō uses the Taka form of his Shikai to reduce one of them to a bloody skeleton, killing it instantly.[7]

Powers & Abilities

High Spiritual Power: As a lieutenant of the Gotei 13, Rindō boasts a high spiritual energy.[2]


In its sealed form, Rindō's Zanpakutō has a lens-shaped guard and a light-colored sheath.[8]

Rindō's Shikai

  • Shikai: Its Shikai command is Give Birth (生め, Ume), which Rindō writes on the side of the blade with his finger. In its Shikai, Rindō's Zanpakutō takes the form of a segmented whip, with the segments resembling shikigami talismans attached to each other by small loops.[9]
Shikai Special Ability: Uniquely, Rindō's Zanpakutō does not appear to have a set name; instead, he can use different attacks by naming a different species of animal with sign language after inscribing the release command on the blade.[9]
  • Taka (鷹, Hawk): The individual shikigami segments transform into hawks that swarm an enemy of Rindō's indication; when attacking, the birds can strip even a gigantic being like a Jigoku no Gaki to its bones in seconds by rapidly consuming its flesh.[6]


  1. Bleach manga; No Breathes From Hell, page 26
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bleach manga; NO BREATHES FROM HELL, page 30
  3. Bleach manga; NO BREATHES FROM HELL, pages 26 & 42
  4. Bleach manga; NO BREATHES FROM HELL, page 26
  5. Bleach manga; NO BREATHES FROM HELL, page 31
  6. 6.0 6.1 Bleach manga; NO BREATHES FROM HELL, page 42
  7. Bleach manga; NO BREATHES FROM HELL, pages 26-27, 30-31, and 41-42
  8. Bleach manga; NO BREATHES FROM HELL, page 30
  9. 9.0 9.1 Bleach manga; NO BREATHES FROM HELL, page 41


Preceded by
Tetsuzaemon Iba
Lieutenant of the 7th Division
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Succeeded by