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Harunobu Ogidō (荻堂春信, Ogidō Harunobu) is the 8th Seat of the Fourth Division as well as the second leader of the first relief team.


Harunobu has dark brown hair with brown eyes and wears the standard Shinigami uniform, with a rope strap that connects the relief pack on his back. He also seems to wear white gloves. Unbeknownst to him, he is popular among the female Shinigami for his effortless attractiveness.[1]


Harunobu is dedicated to his work, as he is often seen leading his First Relief team around Seireitei. He and Yasochika Iemura annoy each other, with one instance leading up to Iemura drawing his Zanpakutō.[3] He is very popular with the ladies, as most of the 4th Division's mail is addressed to him from the women of the Soul Society. He is also a member of the Shinigami Men's Association.


Soul Society Arc

Harunobu arrives at Sōkyoku Hill along with the various platoons of the Fourth Division to assist in the healing after Sōsuke Aizen's betrayal is revealed. He then interrupts Iemura's thoughts about Orihime Inoue, causing his superior to get angry and lash out, forcing Harunobu to block the attack and assert that he has contacted Retsu Unohana about the situation.[3]

Zanpakutō Unknown Tales arc (anime only)

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

Following the battle at the Sixth Division barracks, Harunobu arrives with a contingent from the Fourth Division to help treat the wounded Shinigami present. He informs Unohana that they had previously found Izuru Kira, Ikkaku Madarame, and Yumichika Ayasegawa. He is then ordered to heal the injured officers.[4]

Powers and Abilities

Healer: As a member of the Fourth Division and Second Leader of the 1st Relief Team, Harunobu is a skilled healer. His rank places him just below Hanatarō Yamada, but it is unknown if he is as skilled as Hanatarō.[3]

Kidō Practitioner: As a member of the 4th Division and healer, he has some degree of Kidō knowledge but his level is unknown.[3]

Spiritual Power: Harunobu has sufficient Spiritual Power to be the eighth seat of his Division.[3]

Enhanced Strength: With his bare hands, he was able to stop Third Seat Iemura's Zanpakutō.[3]


  • Shikai: Not Revealed
  • Bankai: Not Achieved


  • Harunobu received one vote in the second popularity poll as "the good-looking Shinigami in the front on the right in panel 4 of the 16th page in chapter 92".[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bleach Official Character Book Souls, page 119
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bleach Official Bootleg KaraBuri+
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Bleach manga; Chapter 179, page 4
  4. Bleach anime; Episode 245
  5. Bleach manga; Volume 13, page 178


Preceded by
8th Seat of the 4th Division
? - Current
Succeeded by