177Kaiwan profile
Race Soul
Gender Male
Professional Status
Affiliation Soul Society
Occupation Gate Keeper East 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

Kaiwan (嵬腕, Kaiwan) is one of the four gatekeepers that guard the entrance to Seireitei. He is the guardian of the Blue Stream Gate (青流門, Shōryūmon).[1]


Kaiwan is a very tall man who dwarfs most other Shinigami. He has long black hair and black facial hair styled in to two bushy stripes on both cheeks but is otherwise clean shaven. He wears black hakama with a white obi sash, but is topless.[1]


Soul Society arc

Sōsuke Aizen hypnotizes him and two other Gatekeepers and used them to cause trouble for Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends. However, he is stopped by Jidanbō Ikkanzaka and Kūkaku Shiba.[2]

Powers & Abilities

Spiritual Power: As a Shinigami and gate keeper, Kaiwan 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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