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Overview

Ganju's Gang
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Organization
Founder(s) Ganju Shiba
Headquarters Rukongai, Soul Society
Leader(s) Ganju Shiba
Senior Member(s) Kenji, Mitsuru, Sadatomo, Taichi
Affiliation Ganju Shiba
Purpose Servants of the Shiba Clan

Ganju's Gang is a group of men who serve the Shiba clan and roam the West Rukongai with their boss, Ganju Shiba.

The gang members, like their leader, are partial for using wild boars as their means of transportation.

Plot

Soul Society arc

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The gang confronts Ichigo's friends.

Their boss, Ganju Shiba gets into a fight with Ichigo Kurosaki that spills onto the streets. They immediately step in and prevent Ichigo's friends from helping out by blocking Uryū Ishida, Yasutora Sado and Orihime Inoue with their boars.[1] When the alarm strapped to Hawk's back begins to sound, they panic and inform Ganju of the time. They all leave and rush off together on their boars, their boss included.[2] One of the members, Hawk, later cooks food for Ganju and the Ryoka. [3] When Ganju is about to go to Seireitei together with the Ryoka, the gang listens to his speech and are moved by his words. [4]

Bount arc

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Hawk and Fever attend the casino in Kusajishi before Kariya arrives.

Two gang members, Hawk and Fever, are hanging out in a Kusajishi casino when Jin Kariya enters the place to make a bid for the locals to invade the Seireitei. The two sneak out at the first sign of trouble and run to report what they saw to Kūkaku Shiba. Claiming to have gone there to do research, they are punished by Kūkaku for having done something forbidden and for lying about it.[5]

The gang follows Ganju, Sado and Orihime through the forests of the Rukongai as they head towards Kusajishi.[5] They don't get there as fast as Ichigo, who refused to ride a boar. They find some thugs from Kusajishi and, after Ganju defeats them, learn about how Kariya is uniting the thugs of Kusajishi in order to revolt against the Seireitei. Ganju decides to find Daiji Hirasago in order to learn more. Hawk is apprehensive about this, believing it to be possible for Daiji to have joined Kariya but Ganju reassures him that Daiji would never do such a thing.[6] They find Daiji's Gang and learn that Kariya's new recruits are little more than rabble with no Reiatsu thus shouldn't present much of a problem for the Shinigami in battle.[7]

Known members

Kenji Yamashita "Top"
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Race Soul
Gender Male
Professional Status
Affiliation Shiba Family
Team Ganju's Gang
Partner Mitsuru Ishino
Sadatomo Saionji
Taichi Miyamoto
Personal Status
First Appearance
Manga Volume 9, Chapter 77
Anime Episode 22
Voices
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Yuri Lowenthal

Kenji Yamashita

Kenji is a blond man with a tuft of hair rising above his forehead. He rides a boar with a violet mohawk called Mindy. He is never seen without his sunglasses. [1]

He is the worst in fist fights as well as in arguments. [8]


Mitsuru Ishino "Fever"
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Race Soul
Gender Male
Professional Status
Affiliation Shiba Family
Team Ganju's Gang
Partner Kenji Yamashita
Sadatomo Saionji
Taichi Miyamoto
Personal Status
First Appearance
Manga Volume 9, Chapter 77
Anime Episode 22
Voices
Japanese Tomokazu Seki
English Dan Woren

Mitsuru Ishino

He is a man with teardrop eyebrows who sports a large Afro haircut held up with the help of a purple headband. His boar has a small patch of curly blond hair, and is called Sonny. [1]

He has absolutely no sense of rhythm. [8]


Sadatomo Saionji "Dumbell"
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Race Soul
Gender Male
Professional Status
Affiliation Shiba Family
Team Ganju's Gang
Partner Mitsuru Ishino
Kenji Yamashita
Taichi Miyamoto
Personal Status
First Appearance
Manga Volume 9, Chapter 77
Anime Episode 22
Voices
Japanese Tarusuke Shingaki
English Michael Sorich

Sadatomo Saionji

Sadatomo is a bald headed robust man with sunken eyes and is the most menacing member of the gang, although that's not saying much. He wears a drab looking beige shirt and rides a boar called Connie with a single horn strapped to its forehead. [1]

He is naturally good at taking care of small animals. [8]


Taichi Miyamoto "Hawk"
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Race Soul
Gender Male
Professional Status
Affiliation Shiba Family
Team Ganju's Gang
Partner Mitsuru Ishino
Sadatomo Saionji
Kenji Yamashita
Personal Status
First Appearance
Manga Volume 9, Chapter 77
Anime Episode 22
Voices
Japanese Kōsuke Okano
English Liam O'Brien

Taichi Miyamoto

He is a thin man wearing a short pink kimono decorated with hearts. His dark green hair is cut short except in the front where it is grown long and combed over his right eye. Cindy, the boar he rides, has a triangle of black hair on its forehead, echoing his own hairstyle. [1]

Taichi always has a large alarm clock strapped to his back, meant to remind the gang's leader of his designated curfew hour. [9]

He is Ganju's No. 1 follower and a good cook. [8]



References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Bleach manga; Chapter 77, pages 7-11
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 78, pages 1 & 4
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 81, page 4
  4. Bleach manga; Chapter 83, pages 15-17
  5. 5.0 5.1 Bleach anime; Episode 94
  6. Bleach anime; Episode 95
  7. Bleach anime; Episode 97
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Bleach manga; Chapter 77, chapter sketch
  9. Bleach manga; Chapter 78, page 1

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