Race Soul
Gender Male
Professional Status
Affiliation Soul Society
Occupation Gatekeeper of the South Gate of the Seireitei[1]
Base of Operations Seireitei, Soul Society
Personal Status
Relatives N/A
First Appearance
Manga Volume 20, Chapter 177
Japanese N/A

Higonyūdō (比鉅入道, Higonyūdō) is one of the four gatekeepers that guard the entrance to Seireitei. He is the guardian of the Red Hollow Gate (朱洼門, Shuwaimon).[1]


Higonyūdō is a very large man, easily towering above most Shinigami. He wears a standard Shinigami uniform with the addition of a white robe over his right shoulder which is tucked into his obi sash at both the front and back.[1]


Soul Society arc

Sōsuke Aizen hypnotizes him and the two other guardians so he could use them to give trouble to Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends. However, he is stopped by Jidanbō Ikkanzaka and Kūkaku Shiba, the latter of which uses Hadō #63. Raikōhō to subdue Higonyūdō.[2]

Powers & Abilities

Spiritual Power: As a Shinigami and gate keeper, Higonyūdō possess some level of Reiatsu.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bleach manga; Chapter 177, page 11
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 177, pages 11-16


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