Forest of Menos
Kanji メノスの森
English Forest of Menos
Location Statistics
Type Subterranean area
Located In Hueco Mundo
Primary Function Hiding place for Hollows from Arrancar
First Appearance
Manga Volume 29 sketches
Anime Episode 147

The Forest of Menos (メノスの森, Menosu no Mori) is an area below the surface of Hueco Mundo's desert where the average Hollow hide from the Arrancar.[1]



Gillian-class Menos, who reside in this forest.

The forest is filled with large trees made of a silvery quartz substance. These trees extend to the surface and dot the landscape of the desert in Hueco Mundo.[1] Aizen and the Arrancar have a considerable amount of influence here, judging by a large group of Hollow bowing down upon seeing an Arrancar.[2] Countless Gillian class Hollow live here and follow the commands of the Guardian of the Forest of Menos and his followers. The Adjuchas in charge of the Forest of Menos are under the command of Sōsuke Aizen.

Ashido Kanō, a Shinigami, also resides in this area after being stranded during an assault on some Hollows which had invaded the Soul Society.[2] His current status after helping Ichigo and his friends escape is unknown. There is a long, narrow opening in a cliff side that Ichigo and his friends used to escape which was sealed off right afterwards.[3]

During the Zanpakutō Rebellion, Muramasa appears limping through what appears to be the Forest of Menos.[4]


  • The Forest of Menos' original name was to be Arbolada de al Menos (Bosque de los Menos in the English manga).
  • The Forest of Menos along with Ashido Kanō were to be in the Hueco Mundo arc of the manga, but were cut due to time constrictions.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bleach anime; Episode 147
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bleach anime; Episode 148
  3. Bleach anime; Episode 149
  4. Bleach anime; Episode 238
  5. Bleach manga; Volume 29 sketches


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