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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 Kurosaki meets Rukia Kuchiki. He is subsequently purified by Ichigo after he receives Rukia's Shinigami powers.


Fishbone D is a large humanoid Hollow with a fish-like mask and a dorsal fin on his back. His shoulders and arms are plated with what appears to be 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 D chases down the Plus of a little girl, who is a friend of Ichigo Kurosaki, and haunted her death spot near Ichigo's home.[2] He was being followed by the Shinigami Rukia Kuchiki, but she unfortunately had her senses blinded by Ichigo's vast Reiatsu and lost track of him.[3] After devouring the Plus, Fishbone D 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]

Rukia blocks Fishbone D's attack with her own body to protect 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 D effortlessly punches him away, breaking the bat. As Fishbone D prepares to strike again, his arm is suddenly sliced by Rukia, which causes him to drop Yuzu before retreating into Hueco Mundo for several seconds to heal his wound. When he returns to the Human World, Fishbone D attacks a distracted Rukia, who is sent crashing into a wall. Seeing this, Ichigo confronts Fishbone D and challenges him. Fishbone D attacks, but Rukia blocks him with her own body, her Zanpakutō cutting into the upper part of his mask, prompting him to retreat again.[5][6]

Fishbone is defeated by Ichigo.

When he returns, Fishbone attacks again, but when he nearly reaches his targets, Ichigo is suddenly turned into a Shinigami and cuts off Fishbone D's arm. Fishbone D 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.[7]

Powers and Abilities

Spiritual Power: Fishbone D possesses considerable spiritual power. When Rukia Kuchiki, herself a seated officer-level Shinigami at the time, exited an area being affected by Ichigo Kurosaki's Reiatsu that was suppressing her senses, she was astounded by the powerful Reiatsu Fishbone D was emitting.[8] Fishbone D's power allowed him to grievously wound Rukia with a single bite.[9]

Enhanced Strength: Fitting of his size, Fishbone D is fairly strong, having sent both Ichigo and Rukia flying away with single punches.[10][11]

Extendable Neck: Fishbone D can extend his neck by several meters in order to bite enemies at a distance.[12][6]

Dimensional Healing: Like all Hollows, Fishbone D can briefly retreat to Hueco Mundo from the Human World in order to heal any wounds he sustains in battle.[6]

Appearances in Other Media

Video Game Appearances
Blade Battlers
Blade Battlers 2nd
The Blade of Fate
Dark Souls
The 3rd Phantom
Flame Bringer
Tasogare ni Mamieru Shinigami
Shattered Blade
Versus Crusade
Heat the Soul
Heat the Soul 2
Heat the Soul 3
Heat the Soul 4
Heat the Soul 5
Heat the Soul 6
Heat the Soul 7
Soul Carnival
Soul Carnival 2
Hanatareshi Yabou
Bleach Advance: Kurenai ni Somaru Soul Society
Erabareshi Tamashii
Soul Resurrección
J-Stars Victory Vs
Brave Souls
Paradise Lost
Jump Force
Movie Appearances
Memories of Nobody
The DiamondDust Rebellion
Fade to Black
The Hell Verse
Live-Action Film

Fishbone D in the live-action film.

Fishbone D appears in 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, where he displays the ability to fire a Cero.[13]


  • Fishbone D's name was revealed several chapters after his initial appearance when Rukia attempted to collect the bounty for his purification.[14]
  • Fishbone D received one vote in the second popularity poll.[15]


  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 31-40
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Bleach anime; Episode 1
  7. Bleach manga; Chapter 1, pages 43-55
  8. Bleach manga; Chapter 1, page 24
  9. Bleach manga; Chapter 1, page 40
  10. Bleach manga; Chapter 1, page 33
  11. Bleach manga; Chapter 1, page 37
  12. Bleach manga; Chapter 1, page 39
  13. Bleach live-action film
  14. Bleach manga; Chapter 13, page 11
  15. Bleach manga; Volume 13, page 178