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Katen Kyōkotsu
Ep247ShunsuiShikaiKatenKyokotsu
English Bones of Heavenly Blooming Madness
Kanji 花天狂骨
Characteristics
Race Zanpakutō Spirit
Bankai Katen Kyōkotsu: Karamatsu Shinjū[1]
Professional Status
Master Shunsui Kyōraku
First Appearance
Manga Chapter 649

This article is about the manifested spirit of Shunsui Kyōraku's Zanpakutō. For his Zanpakutō and its abilities, see Katen Kyōkotsu.

Katen Kyōkotsu (花天狂骨) is the manifested spirit of Shunsui Kyōraku's Zanpakutō, and takes the form of two separate individuals.

Katen

Katen
650Katen profile
English Heavenly Flower
Kanji 花天
Characteristics
Race Zanpakutō Spirit
Gender Female
Professional Status
Master Shunsui Kyōraku
First Appearance
Manga Chapter 649
Voices
Japanese Ayumi Fujimura
English Erin Fitzgerald

Katen (花天), also nicknamed Ohana (お花), is one half of the manifested spirit of Shunsui Kyōraku's Zanpakutō.

Appearance

Katen's manifested spirit is a tall, violet-haired woman with a red ribbon around her neck and a black eye patch covering her right eye. Her left eye is turquoise, and her hair is worn in two corkscrew pigtails with bangs framing her face. She wears an indigo cape with an imprint of a large skull and the two blades of Katen Kyōkotsu on it, and a long, dark dress with a significantly low-cut neckline, exposing her large breasts. She wears a golden bone headdress.[2]

Personality

Katen can be somewhat abrasive and mean toward her master, Shunsui Kyōraku, claiming that he gets injured because he is wearing the clothing of another woman. However, as his Zanpakutō Spirit, she is still loyal to him and readily admits that they are alike, though she reacts violently when Shunsui acts perverted toward her.[3] When Lille Barro attacked Shunsui after having survived his Bankai, Katen showed great concern, and pleaded with Shunsui to flee from such a powerful opponent. Katen even offered to let her carry him away, claiming nobody would blame him for retreating.[4]

Katen does seem to have a certain confidence in her power, as she expressed her belief that anyone who can survive her Bankai's abilities could simply not be defeated by any means.[5]

History

At some point in the past, Nanao Ise's mother gave the Ise family's Zanpakutō, Shinken Hakkyōken, to Shunsui for safekeeping, so Katen created Kyōkotsu in order to hide it away.[6]

Plot

The Thousand-Year Blood War arc

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Katen appears behind Shunsui.

Katen appears behind Shunsui when he activates his Bankai during his battle against Lille Barro[7] and disappears soon afterward[8] before reappearing after Shunsui badly wounds Lille. When Shunsui affectionately calls her Ohana, Katen claims he is acting too familiar for someone who only plays with her when he feels like it before noting that his kimono is torn up because it belongs to another woman. Shunsui remarks that she is mean as usual, prompting Katen to state that she is still sworn to remain by his side until the end. After Shunsui seemingly defeats Lille, Katen catches him as he falls back, only to jab at his eye when Shunsui acts perverted toward her. As Katen notes that they are still very similar and have won, she is shocked to see Shunsui being shot through the chest by a large blast of energy from above.[9]

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Katen watches in shock as Shunsui is shot by Lille Barro.

After Shunsui manages to escape, Katen pleads with him to run away because she does not believe they can beat Lille if he survived Shunsui's Bankai before asking him to let her take him away. Shortly afterward, when Shunsui decides to return Nanao's Zanpakutō to her, Katen looks on as Kyōkotsu also manifests herself.[10]

Kyōkotsu

Kyōkotsu
650Kyokotsu profile
English Madness Bone
Kanji 狂骨
Characteristics
Race Zanpakutō Spirit
Gender Female
Professional Status
Master Shunsui Kyōraku
First Appearance
Manga Chapter 650
Voices
Japanese Yū Shimamura

Kyōkotsu (狂骨), also nicknamed Okyō (お狂), is one half of the manifested spirit of Shunsui Kyōraku's Zanpakutō.

Appearance

Kyōkotsu's manifested spirit is shorter and younger in appearance than Katen. She has turquoise eyes and chin-length violet hair, which is styled so only her right eye is visible, with a skull decorating it. She wears a dark top which covers her lower face, her neck, and her arms, close-fitting shorts, and knee length socks. Over this, she wears a purple, hip-length coat fastened at the front by a dark purple sash. The tops of her thighs and the middle of her torso are left exposed.[2]

Personality

Shunsui notes that she is very fond of the game hide-and-seek.[11]

History

At some point in the past, Kyōkotsu was split off from Katen on Shunsui's request to hide Nanao Ise Zanpakutō.[12]

Plot

The Thousand-Year Blood War arc

650Kyokotsu appears

Kyōkotsu appears behind Nanao.

During Shunsui's battle against Lille Barro, Shunsui decides to return Nanao's Zanpakutō to her, causing Kyōkotsu to appear behind Nanao holding her sword.[13] After Shunsui explains the history behind Nanao's Zanpakutō, Kyōkotsu pulls it out of her mask.[11]

Appearances in Other Media

Video Game Appearances
Blade Battlers
Blade Battlers 2nd
The Blade of Fate
Dark Souls
The 3rd Phantom
Flame Bringer
Tasogare ni Mamieru Shinigami
Shattered Blade
Versus Crusade
Heat the Soul
Heat the Soul 2
Heat the Soul 3
Heat the Soul 4
Heat the Soul 5
Heat the Soul 6
Heat the Soul 7
Soul Carnival
Soul Carnival 2
Hanatareshi Yabou
Bleach Advance: Kurenai ni Somaru Soul Society
Erabareshi Tamashii
Soul Resurrección
J-Stars Victory Vs
Brave Souls
Paradise Lost
Jump Force


References

  1. Bleach manga; Chapter 648, page 14
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bleach anime; Episode 230
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 649, pages 5-7 & 14-15
  4. Bleach manga; Chapter 650, pages 10-11 & 17
  5. Bleach manga; Chapter 650
  6. Bleach manga; Chapter 651, page 6
  7. Bleach manga; Chapter 647, page 16
  8. Bleach manga; Chapter 648, page 8
  9. Bleach manga; Chapter 649, pages 5-7 & 14-16
  10. Bleach manga; Chapter 650, pages 10-11 & 17
  11. 11.0 11.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 651, page 10
  12. Bleach manga; Chapter 651, page 6
  13. Bleach manga; Chapter 650, pages 10-11 & 17

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