Fishbone D
Race Hollow
Gender Male
Professional Status
Affiliation Himself
Special Ability N/A
First Appearance
Manga Volume 1, Chapter 1
Anime Episode 1
Japanese Yutaka Aoyama
English Michael Sorich

Fishbone D (フィッシュボーン D, Fisshubōn Dī) is a Hollow who attacks the Kurosaki Clinic on the night Ichigo meets Rukia. He is subsequently purified by Ichigo, after the latter receives Rukia's Shinigami powers.


He is a Humanoid Hollow, approximately 16ft in height, with a fish-like mask and a dorsal fin on his back. His shoulders and arms are plated with what appears to be a part of his mask and his body is covered with dark gray stripes, resembling the scales of a fish.[1]


Agent of the Shinigami arc


Fishbone chases the Dead Girl.

Fishbone chases down the Plus of a little girl, who is a friend of Ichigo, and haunted her death spot near Ichigo's home.[2] He was being followed by a Shinigami, Rukia Kuchiki, but she unfortunately had her senses blinded by Ichigo's vast Reiryoku and lost his tracks.[3] After killing the Plus, Fishbone makes his way to the Kurosaki Clinic, where he crashes through the kitchen wall and attacks Ichigo's father, Isshin, and his younger sister, Karin. He then grabs Karin's twin sister, Yuzu, and takes her out of the house.[4]


Fishbone is defeated by Ichigo.

Yuzu's cries attract the attention of both Ichigo and Rukia. Ichigo soon runs out of the house, wielding a baseball bat, but Fishbone effortlessly punches him away, breaking the bat. When he is about to strike again, Fishbone's arm is suddenly sliced by Rukia, which causes him to drop the Human girl before retreating into Hueco Mundo for several seconds to heal his wound. When he returns to the Human World, he spots an opportunity to strike at the Shinigami and seizes it, knocking her against a wall. Seeing this, Ichigo stands up to Fishbone and challenges him. Fishbone attacks, but the Shinigami blocks him with her own body, her Zanpakutō cutting into the upper part of his mask, prompting him to retreat again. When he returns, Fishbone attacks again, but when he nearly reaches his targets, Ichigo is suddenly turned into a Shinigami and cuts off Fishbone's arm. Fishbone makes the mistake of attacking again without retreating, which proves to be fatal when Ichigo cuts off his leg and then through his head, purifying him.[5]

Powers and Abilities

Spiritual Power: Fishbone D has a sizable spiritual power. When Rukia exits the area being effected by Ichigo's spiritual pressure, she is astounded by the sudden amount of spiritual pressure Fishbone D is emitting.[6]

Appearances in Other Media

Fishbone D appears in Bleach: The 3rd Phantom as a common enemy, where he is renamed Wide Bone. The Hollow also appears in the live action film adaptation of Bleach. In the movie's extended battle, Fishbone has a flexible body that allows him to stretch his neck out to attack at range.


  • Fishbone D's name was only revealed later on, when Rukia attempted to collect the bounty for his purification.[7]


  1. Bleach manga; Chapter 1, page 39
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 1, page 16
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 1, page 52
  4. Bleach manga; Chapter 1, pages 26-30
  5. Bleach manga; Chapter 1, pages 31-55
  6. Bleach manga; Chapter 1, page 25
  7. Bleach manga; Chapter 13, page 11