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Bulbous G (バルバス G, Barubasu Jī) is one of the Hollows who was attracted to the Human World by Uryū Ishida's Hollow Bait. After attacking Yasutora Sado and Karin Kurosaki, he was eventually destroyed by Sado's Fullbring.


Bulbous G is a large bipedal Hollow with an extremely muscular body, easily dwarfing the 197cm tall Yasutora Sado. His arms noticeably widen as they progress from his shoulders, culminating in almost cube-shaped fists as big as his mask.[1] His skin is gray, with dark S-shaped markings running from his shoulders to the middle of his back. His Hollow hole is located in the middle of his chest.[2] His mask resembles the face of a guardian lion.


Bulbous G is a primitive and animalistic Hollow, incapable of speech and only displaying a rudimentary sentience. He tends to attack those with the most Reiryoku in the vicinity while ignoring ordinary Humans.[3] In combat, Bulbous G attacks in a straightforward style with little care for misdirection or the element of surprise.[4][5] He is annoyed when his targets fight back[6] and enraged if he suffers a grievous injury, not even contemplating retreat.[7]


Agent of the Shinigami arc[]

38Bulbous G confronts

Bulbous G confronts Yasutora Sado.

After Uryū Ishida scatters a piece of Hollow Bait to begin his duel with Ichigo Kurosaki, Bulbous G is attracted to Karakura Town by it, where he finds Yasutora Sado and senses his considerable Reiryoku. Bulbous G breaks into the Human World and crashes into the ground behind Sado before attacking him, which prompts Sado to push his two friends, Gitano Shigeo and Harutoki Ide, out of the way before dodging the blow. Though Gitano and Ide are closer to him, Bulbous G strikes as Sado again, which leads Sado to realize that he is the Hollow's target as he dodges and begins running to an empty field in order to lure Bulbous G away from bystanders. Eventually, Bulbous G catches up to Sado in the field, where he finds Karin Kurosaki as well.[4]


Bulbous G attacks Sado and Karin Kurosaki.

After Bulbous G attacks the two of them, leading to Sado grabbing Karin and leaping away,[8] he attempts to sneak up on Sado while he is talking to Karin, who warns Sado in time for him to grab her again and dodge. Bulbous G tries to blindside Sado, but he is once again warned by Karin and runs away, prompting Bulbous G to give chase. After Karin resolves to act as Sado's eyes, Bulbous G attacks him from the left side, but Sado sees him more clearly and manages to punch Bulbous G's arm after dodging. However, Bulbous G is unfazed and swipes at Sado while he is in midair, sending him crashing into the ground with a gash in his head.[5]

40Sado defeats

Sado defeats Bulbous G.

When Karin's friends Heita Toujoin, Ryohei Toba, Kei Uehara, and Kazuya Usaka get in his way of his next attack, Bulbous G rises up behind them and prepares to strike, but before he can land a hit, Sado gets up and awakens his Fullbring, Brazo Derecha de Gigante, allowing him to blow off Bulbous G's left arm and send him flying back with a single energy blast.[9] Crippled and enraged, Bulbous gets up and prepares to attack again, only for Sado to charge at him and obliterate his head with a second energy blast from Brazo Derecha de Gigante, destroying him.[10]

Powers and Abilities[]

Spiritual Power: As a Hollow, Bulbous G has some Reiryoku, allowing him to harm Yasutora Sado before the latter awakened his Fullbring.[6]

Enhanced Strength: Matching his size, Bulbous G possesses great strength, allowing him to crater concrete with his fists,[11] snap metal signs in two with his punches,[12] shatter glass windows with the wake of his attacks,[13] and upend sections of the ground with a single blow.[14]

Enhanced Durability: In line with his strength, Bulbous G is notably durable; Sado's standard punch, which managed to harm and topple Shrieker, a powerful Hollow in his own right,[15] did not even faze Bulbous G when the former managed to land a blow on him, only serving to irritate the Hollow.[6]


  • Bulbous G was left unnamed in the manga. His name was only revealed in the SOULs databook.[16]
  • In the anime, the markings on his skin are yellow and extend down to his upper thighs.[13]


  1. Bleach manga; Chapter 38, page 10
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 40, page 11
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 38, pages 13-14
  4. 4.0 4.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 38, pages 10-15 & 19
  5. 5.0 5.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 39, pages 3-10
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Bleach manga; Chapter 39, pages 9-10
  7. Bleach manga; Chapter 40, page 6
  8. Bleach manga; Chapter 38, page 19
  9. Bleach manga; Chapter 39, pages 11-18
  10. Bleach manga; Chapter 40, pages 6-10
  11. Bleach manga; Chapter 38, page 10
  12. Bleach manga; Chapter 38, page 13
  13. 13.0 13.1 Bleach anime; Episode 12
  14. Bleach manga; Chapter 39, page 7
  15. Bleach manga; Chapter 9, pages 14-15
  16. Bleach Official Character Book SOULs, page 69