Race Soul
Gender Male
Professional Status
Affiliation Soul Society
Occupation Gatekeeper of the North Gate of the Seireitei[1]
Base of Operations Rukongai, Soul Society
Personal Status
Relatives N/A
First Appearance
Manga Volume 20, Chapter 177
Anime Episode 97
Japanese N/A
English Michael McConnohie

Danzōmaru (斷蔵丸) is one of the four gatekeepers which guard the entrance to Seireitei. He is the guardian of the Black Ridge Gate (黒隆門, Kokuryōmon).[1]


Soul Society arc

Sōsuke Aizen hypnotizes him and the two other guardians so he could use them to hinder Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends. However, he is stopped by Jidanbō Ikkanzaka.[2]

Bount arc (anime only)

Note: Events occurring in this arc are only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.

He appears again when the Bounts invade Soul Society, but is quickly dispatched by the Bounts Yoshi and Mabashi.[3]

Skills and powers

His abilities are unknown but guarding the north gate of the Soul Society is supposed to have some ability.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 177, page 11
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 177, pages 11-16
  3. Bleach anime; Episode 97


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