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Kisuke Urahara (浦原 喜助, Urahara Kisuke) is the former captain of the 12th Division, as well as the founder and 1st President of the S.R.D.I.. His lieutenant was Hiyori Sarugaki. He lives in the Human World where he owns a small convenience store which sells Shinigami items. He is assisted by his employees Tessai Tsukabishi, Jinta Hanakari, and Ururu Tsumugiya.


Kisuke is a tall, lean man with light skin and gray eyes. His hair is messy and light-blond (almost pale), with strands framing the sides of the face and hanging between his eyes, and he has chin stubble. He wears a dark green samue. Over this, he wears a black haori, which sports a white diamond pattern along its bottom half, reminiscent of an inverted captain's haori. Urahara carries a fan, which he occasionally uses to hide his face. He usually wears traditional Japanese wooden sandals (geta) and a striped dark green and white bucket hat (which usually shadows his eyes),[2] which has earned him the nickname "sandal-hat" (ゲタ帽子, geta-bōshi; "Mr. Hat-and-Clogs" in the English dub).

During his earlier years in Soul Society, he had a clean-shaved face and wore the standard Shinigami shihakushō. In his more casual events, he usually wore his geta.[3] He later wore a long-sleeved captain's haori after his promotion to the rank of captain.[4]


Though usually a laid-back, optimistic, jovial, humble and eccentric man, Urahara shows a deceptively cunning and serious side when the situation warrants it. He commonly uses idle conversation and outward concern to distract his opponents.[5] Despite his care-free attitude, he always speaks politely, but is sometimes sarcastic. Yoruichi Shihōin notes he tends to go over the top with whatever he becomes passionate about. He has described himself as a "mere honest, handsome, perverted businessman."

Approximately 110 years ago, Urahara's personality was slightly opposite of what it is in the present. During his earlier years as a captain, he was viewed as a nervous, flustered, and quiet person. Somewhat unsure of himself, he lacked confidence in his ability to be a good leader. In addition, he was occasionally confused with how to deal with his division. Despite being uncomfortable in his role, he seemed relatively at ease in his previous position at the 2nd Division Detention Unit. However, he eventually hardened his resolve to take on his role as captain by becoming more serious and determined.

Urahara can usually be found near the scene of an important event, but he rarely intervenes in situations, preferring to stay on the sidelines. He often knows more information than he lets on, and despite being a major player in the situation, he acts only as a catalyst, having others do the work for him. Urahara is often manipulative, tricking people into doing what he wants them to.

He likes building large secret underground training spaces.

Kisuke is a pragmatic combatant, believing that using any means necessary in a life-and-death battle is essential in victory and survival, such as forming an alliance with Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez beforehand to defeat Askin Nakk Le Vaar via a sneak attack from behind.[6]



Urahara as the head of the Detention Unit.

Urahara grew up at the Shihōin Mansion in Seireitei with his childhood friends Yoruichi Shihōin and Tessai Tsukabishi.[7] He joined the Gotei 13 around the same time Yoruichi joined the Onmitsukidō,[3] and eventually became the 3rd Seat of the 2nd Division, which was intertwined with the Onmitsukidō. As part of his duties as one of the top five Seated Officers, Urahara became head of the Onmitsukidō's Detention Unit.[8] Approximately 110 years ago, the 12th Division captain, Kirio Hikifune, was promoted to the Royal Guard,[9] and Yoruichi recommended Urahara as her replacement.[10]


Urahara receives the news of his recommendation as captain.

Urahara was told of this by Yoruichi after a sparring session. After being informed, Kisuke wanted to prepare for the upcoming captain's ability test. Urahara spent the day wandering around Soul Society, interacting with the citizens as he sought information on Shinigami defectors. Returning to the 2nd Division Headquarters, as he was talking with Yoruichi, Suì-Fēng arrived and reported negatively on Urahara's activities. They were interrupted by the arrival of a division member, who reported the people Urahara had been looking for had been found. Yoruichi told Urahara to hurry off to his duties and sent Suì-Fēng to help prepare for his captain's proficiency test. Urahara and his men proceeded to the remote area where the defectors were hiding. Urahara, telling his men to wait, entered the building by himself and single-handedly defeated all the defectors with Hakuda before moving on to his test.[11]


Hiyori kicks Urahara in the crotch.

After successfully passing his exam, which was overseen by Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto, Retsu Unohana and Ginrei Kuchiki,[12] he became the captain of the 12th Division[13] and gained Hikifune's lieutenant, Hiyori Sarugaki, as his own. Later that day, Urahara formally introduced himself to the 12th Division. He encountered some resistance from Hiyori, who, refusing to accept him, cited her displeasure with Captain Hikifune's sudden departure and his status as a former 2nd Division member. Urahara, laughing it off, told her he had already been made the captain of the 12th Division, and that he had decided this was the role he would play from then on. He was no longer a member of the 2nd Division, and if she had a problem, it was hers to change. Hiyori proceeded to kick him in his crotch, which did not affect him at all.[14] The following night, Captain Shinji Hirako, approached Urahara, telling him why Hiyori was giving him problems, and then gave him advice on how to best go about being a captain. He stated he could tell Urahara was not the type who does what other people tell him. Shinji explained that he felt Urahara was a type just like him, so he should just meddle in his own business.[15]


Urahara evades Hiyori for a moment before allowing her to kick him.

At a division meeting, Urahara explained that he had decided to change the policy of the 12th Division, but had yet to determine what course of action he thought would be a good role for them. Hiyori, becoming increasingly angry upon hearing he was still thinking about it, attacked him. She challenged him to a fight, which he accepted on the condition that they fight unarmed. Hiyori tried to kick him in the face, but Urahara showed her he could evade the attack. However, he allowed her to hit him so as not to embarrass her in front of the other division members.[16] The following morning, Hiyori, arriving at the captain's chamber, became enraged at how Urahara had changed the room from its former state. As he tried to calm her down, Hiyori attacked him again. Brushing it aside, he asked her to accompany him to the Nest of Maggots.[17]

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Urahara protects Hiyori.

On the way to the Nest of Maggots, Urahara explained to her about the Detention Unit, what happens to those under its jurisdiction, and the function of the Nest of Maggots. Inside the facility, Urahara told her those detained within could not leave, but that they were still free within the facility. He warned her to be careful, as the inmates could become violent. Urahara explained that though the people in the facility were possibly dangerous, he had always felt, given a suitable outlet, they could channel their power into something more productive. When one of the inmates tried to attack Hiyori, Urahara stopped him bare-handed, noting that weapons were not permitted within the facility.[18] This prompted the other inmates to attack, but Urahara easily took out all his attackers.[19] Afterwards, the pair went to the cell of Mayuri Kurotsuchi, whom Urahara asked if he wanted to leave the Nest of Maggots to join him in the 12th Division.[20] Urahara explained that in his capacity as the captain of the 12th Division, he had decided to make an organization, the Shinigami Research and Development Institute, and he wanted him to be its Vice-President.[21]


12th Division as they appeared 100 years ago.

Nine years later, Urahara was told by Shinji and Lieutenant Sōsuke Aizen about a series of strange disappearances that had taken place in Rukongai, and that the 9th Division was investigating.[22] Urahara later set about making a new type of Gigai to stabilize the disappearing souls. When explaining this to Hiyori, they were interrupted by the arrival of Tōdō Izaemon, who relayed Captain Kensei Muguruma's requests that a researcher be sent to the investigation site. Urahara persuaded a reluctant Hiyori to carry out the task.[23] Later that night, when he hears that the Reiatsu of the investigation team had disappeared, Urahara, hurrying into the lab, asked a researcher where Hiyori was. When she said Hiyori had already left, he rushed back out and arrived late at an emergency captains meeting. Fearing for her safety, Urahara requested to go to the site himself, but was denied by Captain-Commander Yamamoto.[24] Urahara later decided to go anyway, using a new kind of Reiatsu-concealing cloak to hide himself. Urahara was spotted by Tessai Tsukabishi, who joined him in the search.[25]


Urahara and Tessai Tsukabishi tend to a fallen Shinji.

They arrived just in time to stop Aizen from killing Captain Hirako.[26] Urahara questioned Aizen about what he was doing there, rejecting his initial explanation. Urahara noted there were no injuries on the victims, and that they were infected with "Hollowfication". When Aizen tried to leave with his two henchmen, Tessai used a high-level Kidō spell against them, forcing Urahara to duck out of the way. However, the three suspects managed to escape.[27] After Aizen and his followers got away, the duo tended to Shinji and the rest of the victims, who were deep in the process of Hollowfication. Urahara said he could possibly help them at his lab, so Tessai used a forbidden Kidō to transport them there. In his lab, Urahara tried to reverse the process using an item he had created, the "Hōgyoku". However, it did not have the effect Urahara expected.[28][29]


Yoruichi berates Tessai and Urahara.

The following morning, Urahara and Tessai were arrested and brought before the Central 46. They were swiftly tried, with little opportunity to defend themselves. Urahara was sentenced to be stripped of his Shinigami powers and exiled to the Human World. However, before the sentence could be carried out, he and Tessai were rescued by Yoruichi, who led them to a secret underground area. There, she berated him for keeping her out of the loop, then explained that she had brought the eight Hollowfied Shinigami and the prototype Gigai that Urahara had been working on. Urahara resolved to make Reiatsu-concealing Gigai to help himself, Tessai, and the eight Hollowfied victims escape to the Human World, where they unsuccessfully tried to find a way to undo the Hollowfication process.[30] At some point, Urahara established his store in the Human World, and became acquainted with Kūkaku Shiba.[31]

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Urahara confronts Isshin and Ryūken.

One day, during his time in the Human World, Kisuke walked by Masaki Kurosaki as she started to feel faint on her way home from school, to which he noticed. [32] Later, Kisuke appeared before Isshin Shiba, captain of the 10th Division and the Quincy Ryūken Ishida, who were arguing about the condition of the unconscious Masaki, who had developed a Hollow-like hole after being injured by one in a recent fight. He stopped their quarreling by telling them he could help save Masaki.[33]

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Urahara is surprised by Isshin's hasty decision.

At his shop, Urahara introduced himself and identified Masaki's condition to be Hollowfication. He explained that it is irreversible, and that the only way to stabilize it is to insert a part of the soul from something opposite of the species at hand, and that it worked for all of the other victims of this condition he tested this method with. After Ryūken accused him of lying, he stated that this wasn't Ryūken's choice. He then said that to save Masaki, Isshin must enter a Gigai that would attach his soul to Masaki's. In doing so, Isshin would be unable to return to his Shinigami form so long as Masaki was alive. Isshin quickly agreed to this solution, which surprised Urahara and Ryūken. After listening to Isshin's resolve, Urahara began working on the solution.[34] Ultimately, the operation was a success. Later, Kisuke helped Isshin establish his new life in the Human World.[35]


Agent of the Shinigami arc[]


Rukia visits Urahara at his shop.

After Rukia Kuchiki gives all her powers to Ichigo Kurosaki, Urahara gives her a special, untraceable Gigai of his own design, which is meant to slowly drain Rukia's Reiatsu and transform her into a Human, permanently hiding the Hōgyoku within her.[36][37] Several days later, he welcomes Rukia to his store and tells her they have just received a shipment of goods from Soul Society. Rukia buys some maintenance material for her Gigai, despite Urahara's warning about its health effects. After Rukia declines the offer of an overhaul of the Gigai, Urahara asks about payment, and Rukia hands her Denreishinki to him, planning to pay with Bounty Points. Urahara finds she has received 5,000 Kan for the defeat of Shrieker. Urahara, telling her that her package has arrived,[38] sends Ururu to fetch it, who returns and presents a Gikongan dispenser to Rukia. Urahara later discovers that Ururu brought the wrong box, which contains Kon.[39]


Urahara arrives to retrieve Kon.

Stopping Jinta from punishing Ururu, he says it is his fault for not disposing of it.[40] Ururu, blaming herself, apologizes and asks him if he is mad. Urahara, comforting her, says that they are a team and he will take care of it. The four set out to recover Kon.[41] When they find Kon, Urahara removes the Mod-Soul from Ichigo's body, then proceeds to take back the "faulty merchandise". Rukia, snatching Kon back, says he is not defective and she is happy with the merchandise. Urahara states that they will deny any involvement or affiliation if there is any trouble with Kon.[42] He later erases the memories of Kon and the trouble he caused from the minds of the people who were confronted by him.[43]


Urahara and Tessai at the filming of Don Kanonji's show.

Kisuke accompanies Tessai, Jinta, and Ururu to the abandoned hospital where Don Kanonji is filming his TV show. When Ichigo and Rukia are restrained by the security personnel, Kisuke, transforming Ichigo into his Shinigami form, tells him not to be distracted by dealing with the Earth-bound Plus. When Rukia asks what he is scheming, Urahara states he brought Ururu and Jinta to see the filming, as they love Don Kanonji's show, and that he ran over when he heard Rukia's shrieks. A security personnel asks Kisuke if he knows Rukia and Ichigo, prompting him to set off a memory erasing device in the guard's face. As they flee the scene, Rukia reprimands him for using Soul Society's tools so freely, but Kisuke states that he had no choice, as he did not want to get mixed up in her trouble.[44] Kisuke, watching Ichigo's progress from the crowd, states it is both wonderful and terrible, just as he had thought, and ponders what should be done.[45] When Ichigo drags Kanonji inside the hospital to draw the Hollow attacking them away from the crowd, Kisuke muses that he does fight as he had thought.[46]


Urahara and Tessai explain the nature of the Quincy to Rukia.

Some time later, Rukia shows up at the Urahara Shop, irate that Kisuke has not answered her calls. He apologizes, saying that they have been busy and the store has often been left empty.[47] Rukia asks about the Quincy, which surprises him. Saying he has not heard of them for a long time, he proceeds to reveal their history to Rukia.[48][49][50] After noticing the increasing amount of Hollows appearing in Karakura Town, Rukia rushes off, and Urahara goes in to attend to other business. When Orihime Inoue collapses after using her newly awakened Shun Shun Rikka, Urahara arrives on the scene with Tessai, who is carrying Yasutora Sado.[51] Bringing the pair to the shop, Urahara tells them what has been happening, talks about the power that has awoken within them, and explains its connection to Ichigo.[52]


Urahara gives Sado and Orihime an explanation.

Trying to ease their fears and tension, Urahara states that they have a choice now where there was none, and it is up to them to choose to act or not. They are interrupted by Tessai, who states the Kuumon has begun its convergence, noting the preparations are complete. Urahara asks Orihime and Sado to come along, as he wishes to show them the world they are about to enter and the enemies they must fight.[53] Upon their arrival, Urahara instructs Ichigo to focus on the Gillian-Class Menos Grande which is just about to force its way through the crack in the sky.[54][55] As Rukia attempts to assist, Urahara stops her interference with a binding spell, telling her the battle will be important to both of them.[56] After the battle, Urahara asks Tessai to repair the crack in the sky.[57]


Urahara warns Ichigo.

The next day, Yoruichi visits Urahara, and they discuss the Shinigami chasing Rukia.[58] When the Shinigami attempt to capture Rukia, Urahara frees Ichigo's Shinigami form from his body so he can fight Rukia's pursuers, and in the process show Ichigo how little a chance he has in fighting against them.[59][60] Following Ichigo's defeat, Urahara heals both Uryū Ishida and Ichigo, taking Ichigo to his shop due to the extent of his injuries. Urahara gives him an opportunity to go to Soul Society under one condition: he must train with him for ten days to fight properly. Urahara knocks an impatient Ichigo to the ground, saying if he were to go in his current condition, Ichigo will be as good as dead. He further notes that with his current skill, he wouldn't stand a chance in Soul Society. Urahara states Soul Society commonly gives a one month grace period before carrying out executions. He notes it will take ten days to train him and a further seven days to open the door to Soul Society, giving Ichigo 13 days in Soul Society to save Rukia.[61] He gives Ichigo a special medicine to quickly heal his wounds.[62]

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Urahara stops Ururu's attack.

The next day, the fully healed Ichigo begins his training with Urahara, who takes him to the training area underneath his shop. Urahara, separating Ichigo's soul from his body, has Ururu battle him so Ichigo can regain some of his speed.[63][64] After Ichigo passes this, Urahara has Tessai cut off Ichigo's Soul Chain and sends them into a large hole in the ground which will speed up Ichigo's Encroachment, forcing Ichigo to reacquire his Shinigami powers before he becomes a Hollow.[65][66] Three days later, he, Jinta, and Ururu watch as Ichigo begins to transform into a Hollow, and are surprised at the amount of resistance he has.[67] After Ichigo awakens his Shinigami powers, Urahara begins his third test, which is to knock Urahara's hat off his head.[68]


Urahara opens the Senkaimon.

Urahara, initiating his Shikai,[69] easily overwhelms Ichigo. When Ichigo learns his Zanpakutō's name, Zangetsu, he fires a powerful energy blast at Urahara, who blocks with his Shikai's shield, though it still knocks off Urahara's hat. Urahara, admitting Ichigo is a scary kid, states he has passed test three.[70] Two days later, Urahara summons Ichigo, Uryū, Orihime, and Sado to his shop in the middle of the night.[71] Urahara begins to form a Senkaimon, a tunnel to Soul Society. Urahara explains to Ichigo, Orihime, Chad, and Uryū the details of what the gate does and what to expect from its use. When Ichigo and his companions are gone, Urahara touches the Senkaimon, which repels his hand. He notes it is now up to Ichigo.[72]

Soul Society arc[]


Urahara apologizes to Ichigo.

Once Ichigo and company return, Urahara gathers the group on a flying piece of paper and transports them all home. Revealing his involvement in placing the Hōgyoku within the soul of Rukia, he says he knowingly did not tell them because he thought it would make them change their mind about saving her. Removing his hat, he apologizes to them for his actions. After receiving an elbow to the face by Ichigo, he promises to apologize to Rukia.[73]

Arrancar arc[]


Urahara and Yoruichi protect Ichigo from Yammy.

One night, Urahara stands in front of his shop, expressing concern about what is going on in Karakura Town, when Yoruichi approaches him.[74] When the Espada Ulquiorra Cifer and Yammy Llargo attack, Urahara and Yoruichi save Ichigo from Yammy. Urahara, nullifying Yammy's Cero, attacks him, but Ulquiorra deflects the attack, and the two Arrancar retreat.[75] Some time later, Chad asks Urahara to train him.[76] Urahara eventually decides to have Renji train him, saying his Bankai is not fit for training or lending power to others. Urahara, observing their training, muses on how fighting against a Bankai will increase Chad's powers, and expresses concern about the nature of Chad's powers.[77] Shortly after, Urahara sends Yoruichi to bring Orihime to him.[78]


Wonderweiss tries to take Urahara's hat.

When Orihime arrives, he shares with her the details of the coming war between Soul Society and Aizen as they watch Renji and Chad battle. He asks her to stay out of the upcoming battle because, with Tsubaki having been destroyed by Yammy, she has no means of attack, and thus should not participate in the battle. Chad disagrees, saying she helped in Soul Society and her healing and defensive abilities are more important than attacking. Urahara reminds him that Orihime is still a Human, and that the 4th Division will be on the front line, as they possess both healing and combat abilities. Orihime, agreeing with Urahara, thanks him for being honest with her.[79] During another Arrancar incursion, Urahara saves Lieutenant Rangiku Matsumoto from being impaled by Luppi Antenor. After introducing himself, he is attacked by Wonderweiss Margela, only to bat the Arrancar away with a blast of spiritual energy from his Zanpakutō.[80]


Urahara about to end the fight with Yammy Llargo.

Wonderweiss fires a Bala at him, something Urahara has never seen before. Yammy fires a volley of Bala at him from above,[81] but Urahara, using a portable Gigai to evade the attack, taunts him. Urahara, easily dodging another attack, appears behind Yammy, holding his Zanpakutō to the Espada's throat. He explains that since he has seen him fire off tons of those blasts, he will not be hit by them anymore. Urahara shows him the portable Gigai he used as a decoy. Enraged, Yammy begins to fire a Bala, but Urahara, effortlessly negating the blast, reveals he has analyzed the Bala's spirit particle composition and Yammy's muscle movements, allowing him to cancel the attack.[82] Before they can continue to battle, Ulquiorra successfully captures Orihime, allowing Yammy to escape back to Hueco Mundo.[83]


Urahara opening the Garganta.

After Orihime is captured by Aizen's forces, Urahara finds Uryū in Karakura Hospital's secret training ground. He informs Uryū about that event, and helps him leave the hospital once he agrees to help.[84] Before leaving, Urahara takes him to a hidden storehouse, where they find a few Seele Schneider.[85] Later that day, while explaining to Ichigo how Orihime's capture was something he holds himself responsible for due to being careless with her physical and emotional well being, Urahara opens a Garganta for Ichigo, Chad, and Uryū so they can enter Hueco Mundo to rescue Orihime. After their departure, Urahara reveals he is aware of the presence of Ichigo's three friends, and that he left the store unlocked so they could enter.[86] Shortly afterwards, Rukia and Renji arrive from Soul Society, and Urahara opens a Garganta for them.[87]

Hueco Mundo arc[]


Urahara puts the Humans to sleep.

Following Ichigo's departure, Urahara, retrieving Kon and Ichigo's body, places Kon inside Ichigo's body. He persuades a reluctant Kon to take over Hollow hunting while Ichigo is away. Urahara straps a special wrist watch on Kon, which will help him transform into the Karakura-Raizer. Sending Kon out to fight Hollows, he monitors his progress from his shop and communicates with him via the watch.[88] Kisuke recruits Don Kanonji, Tatsuki, Chizuru, Keigo, and Ururu, as well as Kon, to form the Karakura-Raizer Team. As the team dispatches the low level Hollows plaguing the town, an Arrancar appears in a giant floating fortress. Urahara, analyzing the fortress, reveals it is made up of Hollows fused together, and concludes that to destroy it, they must strike at its core. He sends the group to fight the Arrancar and destroy the fortress. He destroys the remains of the Hollow fortress as it starts to crash to the town below. As Kon and the Humans fall asleep, Urahara, thanking them for their efforts, reveals he used the time to set up the Tenkai Kecchu without being noticed.[89]

Around this time, Urahara is given orders by Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto. These include creating a Garganta to allow captains to enter Hueco Mundo,[90] and making preparations for the coming war by making it possible for the Gotei 13 to battle in Karakura Town. He accomplishes this by creating a device called the Tenkai Kecchu, which allows him to swap the real Karakura Town with an elaborate duplicate made by the 12th Division.[91]

Fake Karakura Town arc[]

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Urahara joins the fight.

As Sōsuke Aizen reveals the true nature of the Hōgyoku, Urahara attacks him from behind with Jūgeki Byakurai, piercing Aizen's shoulder.[92] Urahara, noting the unusual form Aizen has taken, states Aizen has fused with the Hōgyoku. Aizen replies that it is not fusion, but rather subjugation of the Hōgyoku, which Urahara had failed to master. Urahara, glaring down at Aizen, admits it is true that he was unable to master it in the past. Aizen tries to attack him, but Urahara, using a portable Gigai as a decoy, uses the opportunity to bind Aizen with multiple Kidō spells. Urahara attacks with "Senju Kōten Taihō", but Aizen, appearing behind him unharmed, slashes his shoulder. [93]

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Urahara's seal forces Aizen into a column of light.

Aizen tells Urahara there is no need for him to be on guard, as the Hōgyoku is strengthening his abilities. Urahara states he was not talking about dodging the Kidō, but rather that in the past, Aizen would have never come into physical contact with him twice without a plan. Urahara reveals he placed seals on Aizen to block off the Reiatsu vents which all Shinigami have in their wrists. As Aizen is enveloped in a column of light, Urahara tells him he will be incinerated by his own Reiatsu from the inside out.[93] However, Aizen emerges unscathed and further transformed, commenting that Urahara used a level-90 Kidō as a decoy while placing the seal. Aizen states the Hōgyoku Urahara created was beyond his comprehension. Urahara attacks Aizen as Isshin comes at him from behind, but he easily blocks both of their attacks. However, this is revealed to be yet another trap, as Urahara and Isshin have entangled Aizen, forcing him into an awkward position. As Aizen demands to know what is going on, Yoruichi, wearing armor developed by Urahara, attacks Aizen from above. Urahara yells for Yoruichi to move away as Aizen quickly recovers.[94]


Urahara checks on Yoruichi.

After Urahara and Yoruichi get into two minor playful arguments about the quality of the armor, Aizen states it is all part of Urahara's plan. Urahara replies that he thought Aizen was no longer cautious, but Aizen counters, saying it is just observation, as Urahara is the only being within Soul Society whose intellect surpasses his own, and he still has interest in him. Urahara, stating he is only a humble candymaker, fires an Ōkasen spell. Yoruichi, Urahara, and Isshin take turns attacking Aizen,[95] but Aizen soon defeats the trio.[96]


Urahara explains Aizen's seal.

Later, Urahara arrives outside the real Karakura Town after Ichigo uses his "Final Getsuga Tenshō" against Aizen, who has just realized his body is being affected by some form of Kidō. Urahara explains that before he achieved complete transformation, in Aizen's most unguarded moment, he fired that Kidō into his body on the back of another Kidō. Urahara reveals it is a seal developed specifically for Aizen, as he figured that if he fused with the Hōgyoku, it would most likely become all, but impossible to kill him. As the seal begins to take hold and the power Aizen obtained from the Hōgyoku begins to fade, Urahara states Aizen's loss of power is the will of the Hōgyoku.[97]


Urahara watches as Aizen is sealed by his Kidō.

He explains that the seal began to work because his power was weakened, and that the Hōgyoku no longer sees him as its master. Aizen asks why someone of Urahara's intellect allows himself to be controlled by "that thing". Urahara understands Aizen is referring to the Soul King, realizing he has seen it. He tells Aizen it is the "lynchpin", and without its existence, Soul Society would be rent asunder. Aizen is sealed within Urahara's Kidō, the "Ultimate Seal of Destruction".[98]


Urahara reminds Ichigo of how he did the right thing.

Later, Ichigo asks Urahara where everyone went, to which Urahara replies that they went home. He further states it seems as though they wanted to speak with him, but coming over and talking to him seemed like an equally difficult task to all of them. Ichigo asks him if he wiped their memories, but Urahara tells him he did not this time. Urahara reveals Aizen's seal structure was transported to Seireitei, and the details of his disposal will be immediately decided by the Central 46 Chambers. Ichigo gets a solemn look on his face, prompting Urahara to ask why. Ichigo states he does not really know himself, causing Urahara to remind him he risked his life protecting the world and everyone's lives, and defeated Aizen. He further states that Ichigo did the right thing. Ichigo recounts his thoughts about Aizen to Urahara.[99] After Ichigo collapses, Urahara explains the loss of Ichigo's Shinigami powers to Rukia.[100]

The Lost Substitute Shinigami arc[]


Kisuke sells goods to Karin.

Following Aizen's defeat, Urahara's life returns to normal, though he is no longer a wanted criminal by Soul Society.[101] To deal with her growing spiritual powers, Karin Kurosaki begins regularly coming to Urahara Shop for assistance. As Karin is leaving with the materials she bought on one such visit, Kisuke unsuccessfully tries to sell her extra items. When she offers to pay, he refuses, saying he owes Ichigo a lot, and asks how Ichigo is and Karin's feelings as well. After she answers, he tells her to let him know if anything were to happen, and he will prepare "something".[102] Some time later, Urahara is seen, by Ichigo, meeting up with Isshin in an alley. However, they both move away before Ichigo can learn the purpose of their meeting.[103]

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Kisuke and Isshin.

Later, at the Urahara Shop, Urahara, finishing with something, says it is the last one and asks if Isshin is sure. Isshin says he is getting annoying, asking how many times Urahara needs to ask that. Urahara replies it is a matter of whether or not a parent robs his son of his future, so it is common sense to confirm it several times. Isshin says he knows and he is sure. Urahara says they will make their final move, and an unidentified figure, stepping forth, tells Urahara to do it.[104] Later, Urahara walks with Isshin, who is carrying a glowing sword, through the moonlit streets.[105] They reach Ichigo shortly after he loses his Fullbring, and Urahara witnesses Rukia stabbing Ichigo with the glowing sword.[106] Having earlier traveled to Soul Society, where he explained the situation to Captain-Commander Yamamoto, the sword had been infused with the Reiatsu of all the captains and lieutenants of the Gotei 13 upon Yamamoto's order. Urahara donated some of his Reiatsu as well.[107]


Urahara catches Orihime after knocking her out.

When Orihime and Chad start to break from Tsukishima's ability, Urahara and Isshin knock the two out. Urahara, catching Orihime, remarks it was easy to knock them out since Tsukishima loosened them up, thanking him.[108] He and Isshin bring them to his shop, and after Tsukishima is defeated, they become stable. Urahara decides to return to where the battle is taking place, telling Isshin to remain behind. He acknowledges Isshin's concern that Ichigo will learn the truth, stating Ichigo is bound to learn it eventually.[109] Urahara, arriving at Tsukishima's mansion, finds Riruka as the only Fullbringer who remained there. He brings Ichigo and company, along with Riruka, to his shop.[110] Some time later, Urahara brings Riruka breakfast, but, finding she has left, instead offers the meal to Jinta.[111]

The Thousand-Year Blood War arc[]


Urahara and company arrive in Hueco Mundo.

As Ichigo and his friends discuss the abduction of Arrancar, including Dondochakka, from Hueco Mundo with Pesche and Nel Tu, Urahara, appearing at Ichigo's window, offers to arrange their entry to Hueco Mundo.[112] While Urahara leads Ichigo and the others through the Garganta, Ichigo asks how he arrived at such a convenient time. Urahara jokes about having waited outside his window until the opportune time. He states the amount of unusual activity recently has put him on alert, saying it is all connected and is not a trivial matter. They arrive in Hueco Mundo to find ruined buildings and the sand itself burning. Urahara listens as Pesche reveals the blue flames are created by the enemy's use of condensed Reishi. Ichigo goes to save the Arrancar who have been captured, leaving Urahara to wonder if he realizes he is going to help those who were recently his enemy.[113]


Urahara opens a Garganta to Soul Society.

As Ichigo fights Quilge Opie, Urahara and Pesche rescue Dondochakka. While running, they argue about how long it took them, because Ichigo and Quilge are already fighting all out. Urahara stops, distracted by something behind them.[114] A short while later, Urahara receives a call from Akon, who asks to speak to Ichigo, however, Urahara tells him this is impossible because of the ongoing fight. Informing Akon of the situation, and how he was aware of the trouble in Soul Society, he watches as Ichigo surpasses Quilge in battle. Eventually, Urahara uses an opening to step in and defeat him. Urahara, opening a Garganta, tells Ichigo to proceed to Soul Society immediately.[115]

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Urahara, Sado, and Orihime are attacked by Quilge.

As he sets about analyzing the details of Ichigo's battle with Quilge, Urahara asks Orihime and Sado to recover Quilge's Bankai-stealing medallion from his body. Joining Ichigo and Akon's conversation, he begins to provide details of the Quincy's abilities. He notes the Wandenreich may have waited until Ichigo could not enter Soul Society in order to attack, and for that reason it is important he goes there. He states he will soon follow him there. However, he is attacked by Quilge, who is using Ransōtengai. Urahara states he was careless to think that Quilge could not move with the injuries he had sustained.[116]


Urahara greets the assembled Shinigami via a video stream.

Later on, when Quilge attempts to get rid of Urahara, Orihime, and Sado, Quilge is cut in two by an unseen individual. A surprised and wounded Urahara quickly finds himself with a blade to his head.[117] Later, Urahara sends a message to Soul Society that he, Sado, and Orihime are fine.[118] Through modifications he had made in Kon's plushie body, Urahara contacts Ichigo in Soul Society. When Grimmjow, outside of the tent, demands to see Ichigo, Urahara frantically tells Orihime and Sado to keep him out. After assuring Ichigo the said individual is no danger to them, thanks to an agreement they made, he insists Ichigo not worry about them, but instead worry about what he needs to do on his end. After Urahara ends the communications, Sado voices his concern about how Ichigo will take Urahara's words. Urahara reassures Sado that Ichigo will protect everyone, and to not say things he doesn't believe in.[119] Later, when learning that Ichigo was sent back to the Human World after fighting the Wandenreich and then meeting the Royal Guard, Urahara informs Isshin.[120] Much later, he welcomes Orihime and Chad into the Negal Ruins where he comments that the next stage will probably take some time.[121] At some point, he meets with Riruka Dokugamine and Yukio Hans Vorarlberna, whose powers he uses to create a box within the Valley of Screams than can move between dimensions.[122]


Urahara enters Soul Society.

During the Wandenreich's second invasion of Soul Society, Urahara calls Mayuri via transmitter and informs him that he has found a way to recover the stolen Bankai.[123] Urahara then comes into the S.R.D.I. through a Senkaimon and asks Mayuri to cooperate with him. While the S.R.D.I. is trying to use Tenteikūra to communicate with the captains and lieutenants in battle, Urahara reveals a small black pill called Shin'eiyaku to Mayuri. Urahara then explains that an Arrancar's Resurrección is similar to a Shinigami's Bankai, and, as such, they should be able to take an Arrancar's Resurrección as well. Mayuri concludes that either a Resurrección can't be stolen, or stealing one would lead to a demerit.[124]

The S.R.D.I. announces that they connected the Tenteikūra to the captains and lieutenants, and Urahara sends them the Shin'eiyaku, explaining to the captains and lieutenants that only those who have achieved Bankai would be able to use them, and instructs them to touch them to activate the pill's effect. Mayuri then tells Urahara that he suspects that the grudge the Quincy carry towards the Hollows isn't due to tradition, but due to primordial fear of something that threatens their lives, which Urahara confirms. He then explains that everything regarding a Hollow is like poison to a Quincy, and that if they are eroded by a Hollow, their own souls would be destroyed, and as such, a Quincy would not be able to survive Hollowfication. Additionally, Urahara explains that the Shin'eiyaku will briefly Hollowfy a Shinigami's Bankai, causing it to become poison towards a Quincy.[125]


Urahara arrives before Ichigo, Orihime, and Sado.

Urahara and Mayuri watch the events unfold, both of them stuck on what to do. Urahara then receives a phone call, to his surprise, from Ichigo. [126] When Ichigo tells him it will take some time for him to reach the Seireitei, Urahara states he understands and tells Ichigo to be careful. When Ichigo tells him to resist until he arrives even if the fight gets tough, Urahara smiles and confirms this before saying they are waiting for Ichigo.[127] The following day, after Yhwach, Jugram Haschwalth, and Uryū depart for the Soul King Palace, Urahara appears before Ichigo, Orihime, and Sado and prepares to transport Ichigo back to the Soul King Palace.[128]

Soon afterward, Urahara brings the group to the basement of the 12th Division, where Mayuri has built a replica of Kūkaku Shiba's cannon. He explains that Mayuri predicted something like this would happen and admits the latter is a genius, though Urahara himself surpasses him, before explaining how the original cannon is unique technology that cannot be easily imitated. When Urahara reveals that the copy will break with one shot, Ichigo expresses shock, prompting Urahara to state he will simply not miss. As Urahara notes the tremendous amount of energy needed to fire the cannon, Akon informs him that his guest has finished their preparations. After commenting on Orihime's outfit, Urahara welcomes Yoruichi and asks her what happened, prompting Yoruichi to reveal a set of bottles underneath her cloak. Urahara reveals the Wandenreich created the distortion between the two worlds and explains how a quantity of energy large enough to connect the two worlds was created when the distortion vanished before revealing that Yoruichi joined Hiyori's team and collected this energy in case it was necessary. Stating that he was sure someone had already built the cannon, Urahara tells Ichigo and his friends to prepare to go to the Soul King Palace.[129]

Soon afterward, Urahara prepares to fire the cannon while pretending he cannot hear Ichigo's complaints about the noise.[130] However, they are interrupted by the arrival of Ganju Shiba, who has brought an aerial map required for them to make it to the palace. After telling Ichigo that he has planned for everything, Urahara fires the cannon, sending Ichigo and his friends flying toward the palace.[131] Later, Urahara draws a line in the ground outside before being greeted by Hiyori, who has arrived alongside the rest of the Visored from the Human World. When Urahara reveals he has already sent Yoruichi to the palace, Hiyori berates him for seemingly not caring if Ichigo and Yoruichi die as long as they slow down the enemy. However, they are interrupted by the arrival of Yūshirō Shihōin, who has brought several items for his sister to use. When Yūshirō begins to cry over Yoruichi having already left, Urahara consoles him by claiming it was for the sake of the Seireitei before stating that what he brought will still be of use to them.[132]

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Urahara reveals his plan to break into the Soul King Palace.

Later, when more Shinigami arrive at the laboratory he has appropriated, Urahara relays the status of the various divisions to Shinji, who asks him what he intends to do once all of the available captains and lieutenants have arrived. Urahara reveals he intends to break into the Soul King Palace, shocking those present, before explaining how it should be possible with the aid of the Heavenly Armor which Yūshirō brought, the pedestal that Mayuri created, and a huge amount of spiritual power generated by all the captains.[133]

Soon afterward, Shinji informs Urahara that the medical operation has been completed. When Kenpachi Zaraki emerges and asks him where Yachiru Kusajishi is, Urahara informs him that the rest of the 11th Division is searching for her before asking him to stay here. Kenpachi attempts to leave, only for Urahara to stop him with a Kidō barrier before explaining how he cannot have Kenpachi out there. After Nanao Ise calms Kenpachi down and convinces him to leave the search to the rest of his division, Urahara hands out spheres to the other Shinigami present, whom he instructs to charges the spheres with their Reiatsu as the ceiling opens.[134]

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Urahara opens a gateway to the Soul King Palace.

When Hiyori arrives and pours a strange liquid on the floor of the pedestal, Rukia notes that she does not feel wet, prompting Urahara to reveal it is the energy collected from the distortions in the Human World and that it will fuel their travel. After telling the Visored to put on the shihakushō in the medical room, Urahara explains how charging the orbs with their Reiatsu will create doors to the Soul King Palace before admitting that there may not be a way back. However, Suì-Fēng admonishes him for thinking they would back down upon learning this as Ukitake and Kenpachi express similar sentiments, prompting Urahara to smile before stating they will go.[135]

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Urahara sees the ceiling crumbling.

Soon afterward, when Ichigo is tricked into killing the Soul King, Urahara notices the ceiling of the laboratory crumbling and realizes that the Soul King has died. Shinji demands to know how this could have happened with Ichigo and his friends in the palace, prompting Urahara to theorize that they arrived too late.[136] Urahara is shocked as Ukitake starts emitting shadows, prompting him to ask him what he's doing. Surprised by Ukitake saying he is going to replace the Soul King, Urahara asks how this can be done. Hearing Ukitake's explanation of his disease and his connection to Mimihagi, he notes that he has heard that name mentioned before to refer to a god from the outskirts of Rukongai. Urahara listens to Ukitake explaining Mimihagi's status as the Soul King's right hand and how he now has sacrificed himself to Mimihagi to become that right hand himself.[137]

When Yhwach manages to absorb Mimihagi, Urahara witnesses Mimihagi being forcibly pulled out of Ukitake and notes that it is being absorbed before looking on in shock as Yhwach's beam of darkness strikes the Shakonmaku, creating a veil of darkness over the Seireitei.[138] Several dark creatures start coming from the sky, attacking. Soon a bound Aizen is brought there by Kyōraku. He proceeds to destroy the creatures by exerting his Reiatsu and utilizing high-level Kidō, prompting Urahara to note that his power must have grown even whilst he was imprisoned. [139]

While running down the street with Shunsui Kyōraku, Kisuke feels Mayuri's Reiatsu temble, but is confident that he will be fine when Shunsui asks him. When Shunsui reports the other Reiatsu disappearing, Kisuke asks him if all the vice captains have been defeated, but is told that Renji, Rukia, Hinamori, and Nanao are still with them.[140] Kisuke and the others eventually reach the upper levels of the city, but Gerard Valkyrie jumps toward them from far away, and Kisuke comments on the jump. The Shinigami then confront Gerard.[141]

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Kisuke appears behind Yoruichi.

Kisuke departs from the group as they battle Gerard and heals the fallen Grimmjow.[142] He then appears behind Yoruichi as she is being cornered by Askin Nakk Le Vaar, injecting an immunity strengthening drug into her rear end. Yoruichi kicks Kisuke in the chin, and he expresses surprise when Askin addresses him by name, but Askin says that he just remembered Kisuke being one of the five special war powers. Suddenly, Yoruichi leaps up into the air due to Kisuke's drug taking effect, and Kisuke tells her that the effect will only last five minutes since the drug was rushed. Yoruichi activates Shunkō: Raijin Senkei, but Kisuke suggests that she use another transformation, but Yoruichi immediately refuses. Kisuke dodges a Heilig Pfeil which Askin shoots at him, and as Yoruichi is cornered by Askin again, Kisuke reveals that he could make her transform by peeling off a paper. He does so, forcing Yoruichi to activate Shunkō: Raiju Senkei: Shunryū Kokubyō Senkei.[143]

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Kisuke explains Yoruichi's new form to Askin.

Kisuke tells Askin the name of the technique, making him realize that Yoruichi cannot understand him. As Yoruichi overpowers Askin, Kisuke reveals to the Quincy that Yoruichi was overcoming his immunity due to the mood of her Reiatsu changing 48 times per second. Yoruichi blasts Askin away with a big bolt of Reiatsu, and Kisuke calls her over to him. Yoruichi licks him and rests on his lap as Kisuke reflects on her form, and promises to cure her of the poison in her body once he confirms Askin is dead. Suddenly, Kisuke and Yoruichi are engulfed by Askin's Gift Ball Deluxe, and Kisuke looks in shock as he sees Askin with his Quincy: Vollständig activated.[144]

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Urahara attacks Askin.

After noting that spending one second in his Quincy: Vollständig would expose him to all 48 different types of Reiatsu, Askin reveals that his Quincy: Vollständig allows him to adapt to changes in the properties of poison and claims that neither Urahara nor Yoruichi will be able to harm him now. Askin asks Urahara if he has any more tricks up his sleeve while erecting a Gift Bereich around his Gift Ball Deluxe, which he claims is impossible to escape. When Urahara points out that he does not appear to be acting purely out of loyalty, Askin admits that he is interested in seeing what Yhwach creates after destroying all three realms and claims Urahara is too, prompting Urahara to attack him while stating that Mayuri would be more intrigued by this, but only if he could shape it himself. Grinning, Askin throws a Gift Ring at Urahara, who loses both eyes to it, and explains how it focuses all of The Deathdealing into one point in order to force an instant death upon that point before claiming that doing this to all of Urahara's internal organs is the only way to kill him. However, Askin is surprised when Urahara activates his Bankai, Kannonbiraki Benihime Aratame.[145]

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Urahara attacks Askin.

Noting that Askin is not leaving him much of a choice if he is earnestly trying to kill him, Urahara activates his Bankai, Kannonbiraki Benihime Aratame. When Askin admits that he does not have any intel on his Bankai, Urahara states that this is the first time he has used it in front of the Quincies, prompting Askin to wonder what kind of power it possesses. Urahara points out how this is a very personal question before telling Askin that he will be experiencing its power soon enough as Askin's arm is suddenly split open. As Askin leaps back, his arm is sown up, prompting Urahara to praise him for realizing that his Bankai has a range before revealing that its power is to restructure anything it touches as the hands of Kannonbiraki Benihime Aratame repair his eyes. Slashing Askin across the chest, Urahara turns around and crosses blades with him as Askin expresses surprise at Urahara being able to see. Urahara restructures his other hand and grasps his sword before sending Askin flying through several buildings. However, Askin manages to recover and laments how this is turning into a battle of brute force before increasing the power of his Gift Ball Deluxe to incapacitate Urahara. As Askin admits that he does not want to deal with Urahara's Bankai, Urahara notes that he forgot one thing as Askin is impaled by a hand through his chest. Pointing out how Askin never said his Gift Bereich was impenetrable, Urahara reveals that he made a path inside and thanks Grimmjow, who crushes Askin's heart in his hand.[146]

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Urahara collapses from the effects of Askin's Gift Ball Deluxe.

Urahara reveals to the incapacitated Askin that he healed Grimmjow because he thought his Hollow Reiatsu might be useful during the battle, explaining to the confounded Askin that he always thinks of many possible scenarios that could happen. Askin calls this extreme, but Urahara replies that this is a fight for survival and he aims to gain the best odds of survival. Grimmjow impales Askin again and states that their agreement is complete, when the air suddenly grows thicker. Askin reveals that the power of his Gift Ball Deluxe is magnifying as he dies, noting that Urahara has no strength to escape it. Urahara and his Bankai marionette collapse as he apologizes to Ichigo and Rukia for leaving everything in their hands.[147]

New Breathes From Hell arc[]

Twelve years after Ichigo defeated Yhwach, Urahara started helping the Gotei 13 technologically advance in many ways such as introducing them to televisions that could play shows from the human world.[148]


Having founded the research institute in Soul Society, Kisuke has developed a number of unique items. The notable ones are below:

  • Hōgyoku (崩玉, Crumbling Orb): A small orb which was initially believed to only be capable of dissolving the boundary between a Shinigami and a Hollow and vice-versa.[149] However, according to Aizen, its true ability is materializing the inner desires of the people around it.[150]

Urahara uses a portable Gigai in battle.

  • Gigai Technology: a Gigai (義骸, Faux Body) is an artificial body created to help broken souls to stabilize and restore their energy[151] as well as enable Shinigami stationed in Human World to interact with Humans. Having experimented with Gigai at length, Urahara has created many variations designed for various purposes.
    • Energy-sucking Gigai: An untraceable Gigai which drains the user's spiritual power instead of restoring it, effectively making them Human if used long enough. It was developed for the purpose of hiding the Hōgyoku forever and given to Rukia.[152] Akon noted that this Gigai was so advanced that nobody in the current SRDI would have been able to create it.[153]
    • Portable Gigai (ケータイ用義骸, Kētai-yō Gigai): An inflatable variation used as a decoy in combat.[154] With an adequate level of skill and right timing the user can fool even a high-level combatant like Aizen.[155]
    • Human Shell Gigai: A Gigai created for the purpose of helping Hollowfied Quincy souls. If a Shinigami enters this Gigai, they become a Human-Shinigami hybrid, and with the help of a special Reishi string which binds the souls, they can enter the Quincy's inner world to protect them from the Hollow inside. The side effects are an inability to leave the Gigai or use Shinigami powers at all. There is also a huge risk of losing Shinigami powers entirely.[156]
  • Soul-Object Integration: Urahara has developed the technique to bury matter within a soul. The matter can be removed by disintegrating the soul around the object or by breaking down the soul's cohesion, allowing the object to be removed without any damage to the soul. He used this technique to hide the Hōgyoku in Rukia's body, and the latter technique allowed Aizen to remove it from there without killing her.[157]
  • Reiatsu-Concealing Cloak: Urahara has created a cloak which hides his spiritual pressure, which he used to sneak up on Aizen during the Hollowfication of the soon-to-be Visored[158] and to sneak up on Ichigo after he lost his Fullbring.[159] It also allows him to freely and safely move about in the Dangai.[160] As demonstrated by Aizen, by incorporating Kidō into the cloak, it allows the wearer to blend in with the air around him, almost completely concealed from sight.[161]

The Tenshintai.

  • Tenshintai (転神体, Change God Body; Viz "Divine Transfer Body"): An artifact belonging to the Onmitsukidō, but invented and tested by Urahara. It is a vaguely Human-shaped, man-sized doll which forcibly materializes the spirit of a Zanpakutō into the Human World when stabbed by the Zanpakutō. In doing so, it facilitates the user in subjugating the spirit and attaining the Bankai of their Zanpakutō. The materialization can last for about three days, after which the spirit reverts into the doll which spawned it. Without this invention, achieving Bankai takes at least ten years, plus the many years of combat experience needed. This method, however, is very dangerous, due to the fact that it forcibly materializes the Zanpakutō's spirit. Urahara deemed it dangerous to use for more than three days.[162][163]
  • Tenkai Kecchu (転界結柱, World-Shifting Binding-Posts): A device which creates an enormous, one spiritual unit of area radius Senkaimon bound by four linked points. When activated, the device swaps something that it encircles with something else in Soul Society.[164]
  • Anti-Hierro Armor: A protective combat armor, designed especially to engage at close-range, with enough durability to smash through an Arrancar's Hierro. It is also rather effective defensively, able to protect the wearer's said body part from damage, even if the armor itself is destroyed in the process.[165]
  • Two-Way Holographic Communicator: A special system which allows Urahara to communicate between Soul Society and Hueco Mundo through a holographic display. He installed it in Kon's plushy body. When using it, the top of Kon's head emits the display. The eyes are switches for it, and he can prevent the communication from being shut off by forcing the eyes shut.[166]
  • Restoration Hot Springs: Having studied and analyzed the properties of the "Blood Hell Pond" and "White Bone Pond" in the domain of Tenjirō Kirinji, Urahara replicated them in his own personal hot springs in Yoruichi Shihōin's underground training grounds in Soul Society. This hot spring is able to drastically speed up one's healing process by soothing away the wounds and blood in one's Reiatsu.[167] Minor cuts and such heal almost instantly.[168]
  • Anti-Hollowfication Vaccine: A medicine created from combining the Quincy's' Heilig Pfeil and some Human souls. If injected into the soul of a Hollowfied Shinigami it stabilizes the conflict of souls and stops the "Soul Suicide" side-effect. This is the only means of saving a Hollowfied Shinigami from dying and enabling him to conquer an Inner Hollow.[169]
  • Pero (ペロ): Pero is a small sentient device created by Urahara and given to Orihime, taking the shape of an urn with wings. Pero's main purpose seems to be alerting Urahara in case of any nearby danger with a built-in camera.[170]


  • Shin'eiyaku (侵影薬, Shadow-Raiding Drugs): A special pill designed to temporarily infuse Hollow reishi into the soul of the target it makes contact with. This will also affect the target's Bankai, even if it is currently removed.[171]
  • Reiatsu Transformation Armband: A special device that Kisuke designed to help contain Nel Tu's reiatsu, that resembles a black armband with horns. The armband allows Nelliel to return to her adult form and remain in said form so long as she wears it.[172]
  • Deathdealing Vaccine: A drug designed to counteract Askin Nakk Le Vaar's The Deathdealing. By injecting this into the person's skin at the point of contact from Askin's ability, the person will recover from the effects. As Urahara noted, this formula is still underdeveloped, lasting only about 5 minutes, and thus does not make the person recover completely.[173]
  • Shunshin Chōhenge Activator: Knowing of Yoruichi's powerful transformation yet reluctance to use it because of its appearance, Urahara created a special paper that will force the transformation upon removal of a tag.[174]



Kisuke's computer projection.

Computer: When he enters Hueco Mundo, Kisuke utilizes a holographic computer interface generated from a small, black, three-legged device which has long, slender, black arms on both sides of it. The device projects a keyboard onto a surface in front of it and a display above its arms. He can use this projected computer interface to aid in analysis.[175]

Powers & Abilities[]


Kisuke puts Ichigo on the defensive during his training.

Master Swordsman: Urahara is an extremely skilled swordsman, possessing powerful strikes with equally impressive speed behind them. He can perform attacks with perfect precision and stop them in an instant.[176] He is highly proficient in combining it with his other skills and instantly switching between any of them and rarely relies on more than Shikai, as seen against Yammy, the 10th Arrancar.[177] His usual methods in battle are striking from various angles to confuse and catch his opponents off guard for sneak attacks.[178][179] He kept Ichigo constantly pressured during their training despite Ichigo's much larger blade. He achieved Bankai within a short time through a process he devised, relying on sheer skill against the blade's spirit.[180]

  • Shitonegaeshi (褥返し, Cushion Return)[181]: A pinning technique which subdues an opponent and immobilizes them on the ground using coercion alone, with Urahara suspending the tip of his cane just millimeters from their face after he has struck them down.[182]
  • Hōzuri (頬摺, Cheek Stroke)[181]: A simple but precise slash technique which is meant only to lightly graze and cause superficial wounds.[183]

Hakuda Master: As a former commander of the Detention Unit of the Onmitsukidō, Urahara was not allowed to use weapons in the Nest of Maggots, so he became highly proficient in unarmed combat.[184] His skills are great enough to force Yoruichi at her peak to fight seriously during their regular sparring sessions. During his days as a Shinigami, even when only a third seat officer, he effortlessly took down several Shinigami deserters unarmed, and emerged unscathed afterwards.[19]

Shunpo Master: As a former Onmitsukidō unit commander, Urahara has exceptional skill in Shunpo and is well-versed in its various techniques. He is so fast, an opponent does not notice when he replaces himself with a portable Gigai for misdirection; this is further demonstrated when he uses this tactic effectively against Aizen.[155] Even at the peak of Yoruichi's performance, the greatest Shunpo master in history, Urahara could always keep up with her speed.[11]

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Kisuke using Hadō #91, Senju Kōten Taihō.

Kidō Master: Urahara is a master in all forms of Kidō. He can break barriers of the spiritually superior noble clans, a feat which even captains cannot achieve.[185] He can silently, and without warning, use low and mid-level Kidō to great effect.[186][187][188] He can rapidly use a single high-level Kidō repeatedly, or multiple ones in quick succession, by name alone, without incantation or calling the type and level, while retaining considerable power and control.[189][179] He can use level 99 Kidō,[190] but has more difficulty with Kidō above level 88 without incantation.[191] He can use multiple Kidō in conjunction for various combination and diversion tactics, and have them remain undetected until sprung in sync in a chain reaction. Aizen admitted that if not for the Hōgyoku, Urahara's prowess would have surely defeated him.[192]

  • Kaidō (回道, Turn Way): He is highly proficient in healing Kidō, having repeatedly healed Ichigo and his friends when battle-worn.[193]
  • Kidō Creation: As the former head of the SRDI, Urahara has immense knowledge and understanding of the flow, application, and consistency of spiritual energy.[160] From this, Urahara can create his own unique high-level Kidō, each designed for a very specific or versatile nature.[194] Some of these said spells draw influence from other techniques.[195]
  • Keikaigi (繫界儀, World-Tying Rite):[196] This technique connects the space tying two worlds together to produce a Garganta. The opening is generated between two large wooden posts jutting out from two large rock formations.[195] He is later able to open the portal silently and whenever he chooses.[197]

Immense Spiritual Power: As a former captain of the 12th Division, Urahara possesses tremendous amounts of spiritual energy. Ulquiorra Cifer, the 4th Espada, viewed Kisuke highly dangerous and opted to avoid fighting him.[198]His energy is intense enough to make opponents with high levels of energy sweat in fear.[178] When releasing his spiritual pressure, it can create a shockwave strong enough to affect a considerable area and launch back weaker individuals.[11] He has demonstrated tremendous reserves of energy, launching multiple high-level Kidō and Shikai attacks in a single battle without tiring.[179] His Reiatsu is red.[199]

  • Masterful Reiatsu Control: As former high-ranking member of the Onmitsukidō, Kisuke is adapt at fine-control of his spiritual energy, never wasting more energy than necessary for his various stunts.[160] He is quite skilled in hiding his reiatsu, able to remain unnoticed by both allies and enemies.[200]

Genius Intellect: Urahara is the most intelligent being both within and outside of Soul Society. Much of his intellect is seen in scientific inventions, deduction of situations, and combat tactics. Aizen acknowledges that Urahara's intelligence surpasses his own immense intellect.[201] Even after a century of exile, the SRDI still holds great respect for his talents.[202] He is very insightful of other people, able to see through a person's demeanor and determine what they are thinking.[203] Also able to read well into the situation, he can seemingly predict anything well in advance. After Orihime revealed her powers to Ulquiorra, Urahara correctly deduced Aizen would try to capture Orihime to use her against Soul Society, and had already prepared to send Ichigo to Hueco Mundo before he could ask.[204] Kisuke is a highly capable teacher. In only five days of unorthodox training, he conditioned Ichigo into an experienced fighter on par with lieutenant-level Shinigami.[205] His knowledge has given him an innate understanding of the abilities of others and what happens when independent variables are entered into an equation. It was for this reason why Kisuke was named one of the 5 Special War Powers by the Wandenreich.[206]

  • Master Scientist & Inventor: As the founder and former head of the SRDI, Urahara is a talented inventor and scientist, having created a number of devices and techniques to aid him in battle or otherwise. His intellect in this field is evident, having created the most amazing things in Soul Society's history. Having inventing and creating before becoming a seated officer, he can finish projects in very short amounts of time.[88] He modified a simple plushy doll into a two-way monitor to speak between dimensions, greatly intriguing Kurotsuchi.[207] Urahara figured out how to restore Ichigo's Shinigami powers seventeen months after losing them.[208] He can even determine the true mechanics behind a new advanced power and how to disrupt it, like the Quincy ability to steal a Bankai.[209] He is a highly adept chemist, having recreated the unique healing properties of both the "White Bone Pond" and "Blood Hell Pond" in his own hot spring.[210] Urahara has highly capable medical skills, regularly healing Ichigo and his friends when battle-worn.[211] He also has a very detailed understanding of the Hollowfication process and has determined how to stabilize a victim of it, as seen with the Visored.[212]
  • Master Strategist & Tactician: Despite his aloof nature, Urahara is a very insightful and cunning man. He possesses great intuition, quickly becoming aware of any incoming danger and reacting to it in time.[213] Urahara has an undeniable talent for thinking things through well in advance, making decisive and accurate decisions quickly in battle, and seemingly perceiving any situation at hand. He is a crafty tactician, easily deceiving both allies and enemies. In battle, he regularly uses cunning and deception to catch his opponents off-guard.[214] He is a very analytical man, quickly seeing through an opponent's power and attack patterns to ultimately make them useless against him. He easily outmaneuvered and tricked Aizen repeatedly in his fight with him.[93] Urahara stated that he goes into situations expecting many possible scenarios just so he is never caught by surprise and making it possible for him to be ready for any that might occur.[215]

Enhanced Strength: As a former member of the Onmitsukidō, he received considerable physical conditioning. During his time as commander of the Detention Unit, he effortlessly stopped a punch from a giant man with a single hand.[184] He stopped a kick from the immensely strong Ururu, blocking most of the impact which would have otherwise killed Ichigo.[216] During his training with Ichigo, his strikes possessed enough power to create large craters and launch the younger fighter several meters through solid rock.[217]

Enhanced Speed: Kisuke has demonstrated tremendous speed and reflexes in battle. Even when caught by surprise from an enemy's attack, he can react in time to skillfully dodge or counter the assault.[218] Offensively, he can keep up a quick and rapid assault which forces most opponents on the defense, as he leaves no openings in his attacks.[178]

Enhanced Agility: While normally laid-back, Kisuke is an immensely agile fighter. In battle, he can effectively use the battlefield to his advantage, flipping and jumping from wall to wall to keep his opponents unsure of his attack patterns. Offensively, his agility grants him great balance and dexterity in battle, attacking his opponent from various angles with great accuracy and force.[178]

Enhanced Durability: While not the most imposing in appearance, Kisuke has received considerable physical training from his days in the Onmitsukidō, and is well-conditioned for battle. He can take large amounts of punishment. His durability caused Hiyori to be more careful about how she would hit him if she did not want to hurt herself instead.[219]

Enhanced Endurance: During his time as a captain, he would regularly be assaulted by his then-lieutenant Hiyori Sarugaki. Each time, he would take the assaults indifferently, if not laugh about it, with little to no adverse effect on himself. Against Askin's "The Deathdealing", despite showing great exhaustion from the Quincy's poisonous power, Kisuke was still able to move about with considerable agility, surprising Askin.[220]

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Kisuke holds his blade against a surprised Yammy's neck.

Master Assassin: As a former high-ranking member of the Onmitsukidō, Kisuke possesses considerable mastery in the art of stealth combat. He has repeatedly shown impressive skill in staying hidden and unseen while maneuvering towards his target. He can completely hide his presence, remaining undetected until he intentionally reveals himself.[200] During his battle against Yammy, he repeatedly caught his opponent completely off guard and effectively took advantage of it.[221] Even the perceptive and intuitive Aizen was caught by surprise.[222] He was also able to launch a successful sneak attack on the Quincy Quilge, sensing when he wasn't using his Blut Vene for defense.[223]



Benihime's sword-cane sealed state.

Benihime (紅姫, Crimson Princess; Viz "Red Princess"): A blade described by Urahara as "not nice", it is one of the few known Zanpakutō with a female spirit owned by a male. When sealed, Benihime is a beige-colored shikomizue (a blade hidden inside a cane) with a curved handle and silver base. As the blade resides in a cane, the cane's handle is still the hilt and the shaft is the sheath, allowing it to still operate like other Zanpakutō.[224] The shaft's base bears a Gokon Tekkō emblem on the bottom, which can separate souls from bodies by pressing the mark to it.[225] Back when Urahara was still in the Gotei 13, Benihime was sealed in an average-sized katana form, with a black sheath worn under Urahara's sash. It had an oval-shaped tsuba, with a snowflake-design embossed in it, and a black hilt-wrapping.[3][226]


Benihime's Shikai state.

  • Shikai: Benihime's Shikai command is "Awaken" (起きろ, okiro; Viz "Wake up"). Its Shikai takes the form of a sleek, medium-sized sword. The hilt's grip, which has a gentle black-decorative wrapping, bends forward at the end, with a pommel shaped overlap three times, and a crimson tassel dangling from its base. Instead of a tsuba, there is a U-shape guard covering three inches of the blade, with a flower petal design. At the base of the guard is a red string wrapped thrice around the hilt, with a three-loop bow on the back side and a folded paper decoration on the front side. The blades' hamon is straight, colored black with a silver edge, and is somewhat thicker than the cane-sealed state. It remains straight and slim with a somewhat short size, with the tip ending in a slanted razor-like edge instead of tapering to a point.[227][199]
Shikai Special Ability: Benihime is capable of producing and manipulating a crimson-colored energy to perform a variety of techniques. Urahara can use these techniques by declaring the proper verbal command that corresponds to Benihime's different abilities.[228][229][230]

Urahara uses Nake, Benihime.

  • Nake, Benihime (啼け紅姫, Sing, Crimson Princess; "Scream" in the English dub): This technique fires particularly strong and destructive crimson-colored energy blasts. The energy flows out of the blade and fires in the arc of the sword's swing.[231] The technique is capable of taking on a point-blank Cero from an Espada-level Arrancar by dissipating it with a blast of equal power.[232] He can charge up this technique to deal considerably more damage.[178]
  • Chikasumi no Tate (血霞の盾, Blood Mist Shield): This technique forms a hexagon-shaped crimson barrier in front of the blade for defensive purposes. The barrier is called out with the same command as the "Nake" technique. The barrier can easily block a direct punch from the immensely strong Yammy Llargo without any damage or repercussions to Urahara,[233] and block Ichigo's first use of his "Getsuga Tenshō" while only slightly eroding, after which Urahara states he would have lost an arm were it not for the shield.[234]
  • Kamisori, Benihime (剃刀紅姫, Razor, Crimson Princess):[196] A technique which fires an energy arc capable of cutting through materials and substances with relative ease. This arc moves towards the target and can instantly change direction. It cut through a Hierro-protected tentacle of Luppi Antenor.[235]

Urahara uses Tsuppane, Benihime.

  • Tsuppane, Benihime (突ッ撥紅姫, Spurning, Crimson Princess):[196] After analyzing a technique's Reishi composition and the subject's muscle movements when they use the technique, by simply drawing a circle of energy with the edge of Benihime and timing it right, this technique can cancel out the enemy's attack at the point of contact.[236]
  • Shibari, Benihime (縛り紅姫, Crimson Princess of Binding): This technique launches condensed energy in the form of a tangible blood red net, generated from the blade length, and simply throws it over the intended target (typically from above) with a simple slashing motion from Benihime. The net further binds and restricts an opponent’s movements by constricting to its form. This net appears elongated and somewhat narrow.[237]
  • Hiasobi, Benihime, Juzutsunagi (火遊紅姫 数珠繋, Fire-Playing Crimson Princess Beaded Mesh): After using the Shibari technique, Urahara stabs the net with the tip of Benihime, creating orbs of fire along the outside length of the net, which explode like linked land-mines in a domino formation, leading toward the target bound under the net. When the orbs come into direct contact with the intended target, they create a tremendously large and devastating explosion.[238]
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Urahara's Bankai, Kannonbiraki Benihime Aratame.

  • Bankai: Kannonbiraki Benihime Aratame (観音開紅姫改メ, Modification of the Crimson Princess' Dissection at the Doors of Avalokiteśvara; Viz "Opened Red Princess Neo"): Urahara's Bankai takes the form of a giant woman with dark, braided hair arranged in loops on her head and mannequin-like arms who wears a revealing red robe[239] while Urahara himself retains his sealed sword for combat.[240] Urahara learned Bankai in three days using the Tenshintai he created.[241] Urahara states that his Bankai is not fit for training or helping others.[242]

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Urahara restructures his eyes to restore his vision.

Bankai Special Ability: Kannonbiraki Benihime Aratame has the ability to restructure anything it touches for both offensive and supportive purposes. Offensively, it can split open whatever is within its area of effect as if cutting with a knife. This "splitting" is similar to the act of dissecting something by cutting it open. Supportively, it can restructure something by stitching it back together; this can be used as a form of healing, such as when Urahara restored his eyes using this power. It also can be used as a way to bring something to an optimal working state by enhancing it, which Urahara used to overpower Askin Nakk Le Vaar by restructuring his arm to have greater strength. All uses of this are manifested in the form of cutting said objects into parts and then using stitches to sew the pieces back together. With it, Urahara can also create a path for others to move through obstacles or barriers.[243]



Limited Range (Bankai): Kannonbiraki Benihime Aratame only has a limited range in which it can use its powers. If anyone were to move outside of this radius, any changes made to their body will revert back to normal.[244]

Temporary Effects (Bankai): The changes made by Kannonbiraki Benihime Aratame only seem to last as long as the Bankai remains active. If the Bankai is deactivated by any means, all the changes it has made will revert, as evidenced by Urahara's stitches opening up again and his restored eyes disappearing.[245]

Appearances in Other Media[]

Video Game Appearances
Blade Battlers
Blade Battlers 2nd
The Blade of Fate
Bleach: 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
Rebirth of Souls
Movie Appearances
Memories of Nobody
The DiamondDust Rebellion
Fade to Black
The Hell Verse
Live-Action Film
Novel Appearances
Letters From The Other Side
The Honey Dish Rhapsody
Spirits Are Forever With You
The Death Save The Strawberry
Can't Fear Your Own World



Urahara uses Kirisaki, Benihime in Fade to Black.

  • Urahara appears in the first three Bleach movies. In Bleach: Fade to Black, Urahara is shown using another Shikai ability, Kirisaki, Benihime (切り裂き紅姫, Shred, Crimson Princess), which fires a barrage of energy bullets from his shield. His Shikai launches explosive blasts, which produce a whistling noise similar to fireworks, whenever this ability is used.[246]
  • In the live action film adaptation he is portrayed by actor Seiichi Tanabe.[247]

Video Games[]

  • Urahara appears in most Bleach video games, including the very first game.[248]
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Promotional artwork of Urahara and his Bankai in Brave Souls.

  • In Bleach: Brave Souls, Urahara's Bankai appears for the first time outside of the manga in the Thousand Year Blood War Arc summons. In this form, Urahara is a melee strong attack character with the "Technique" Attribute and the "Hollow Killer" ability. His unlockable skills are "Bruiser +20%", "Devastation +40%", "Frenzy +1", "Long Reach +20%", "Poison Duration -100%", and "Sprinter +1", while his Soul Trait is "Strong Attack Recharge Time -12%"; meanwhile, his Arena Traits are "Strong Attack Damage +13%" and "Focus +30", while his Arena Abilities other than "All Stats +5%" are "Strong Attack Damage +10%" at level 5 and "Strong Attack Damage +20%" at level 10. Urahara's special is Bankai! Kannonbiraki Benihime Aratame! (卍解『観音開紅姫改メ』, Full Release, "Kannonbiraki Benihime Aratame"), where he inflicts immense damage with his Bankai and automatically revives subsequently fallen team members.[249]

Urahara using Hadō #99. Goryūtenmetsu.

  • In the same game, his novel version from the Can't Fear Your Own World was made playable for the game's tie-in with the light novel. In this form, Urahara is a melee strong attack character with the "Speed" Attribute and the "No Affiliation Killer" ability whose third Strong Attack is a charged attack. His unlockable skills are "Berserker +40%", "Bruiser +40%", "Devastation +60%", "Freeze Duration -100%", "Frenzy", and "Sprinter +1", while his Soul Trait is "Strong Attack Recharge Time -14%". Urahara's special is Hadō 99: Goryūtenmetsu (破道の九十九『五龍転滅』, Way of Destruction No. 99: Five Swirling Dragons of Destruction), where he unleashes five enormous dragons composed of red Reiatsu, inflicting immense damage with a very small chance to instantly kill.

Urahara as he appears in Bleach: Fade to Black.

  • Urahara is also playable in his appearance from Bleach: Fade to Black, where he donned Mayuri Kurotsuchi's captain haori when coming to Ichigo's aid. In this form, Urahara is a ranged character with the "Power" Attribute and the "Hollow Killer" ability whose first and third Strong Attacks have a chance to inflict Paralysis. His unlockable skills are "Berserker", "Bruiser", "Debilitator", "Devastation", and "Sprinter", while his Soul Trait is "Recover 25% Stamina Between Quest Areas"; when Resurrected, his unlockable skills are "Berserker +40%", "Debilitator +5 secs.", "Devastation +30%", "Flurry +1", "Long Reach +20%", and "Sprinter +1", while his Soul Traits are "Recover 25% Stamina Between Quest Areas" and "Strong Attack Recharge Time -10%". Meanwhile, his Arena Traits are "Confusion Duration -65%", and "Focus +30", while his Arena Abilities other than "All Stats +5%" are "Normal Attack Damage +10%" at level 5 and "Normal Attack Damage +20%" at level 10. Urahara's special is Kirisaki Benihime (切り裂き紅姫, Shred, Crimson Princess), where Urahara generates a shield in front of him and fires many blasts that inflict immense damage and Paralysis.

Urahara wielding his Shikai, Benihime.

  • Additionally, Urahara is playable in his usual attire wielding Benihime, drawing from his and Yoruichi Shihōin's confrontation with Ulquiorra Cifer and Yammy Llargo in Karakura Town. In this form, Urahara is a ranged normal attack character with the "Mind" Attribute and the "Arrancar Killer" ability whose second strong attack is a barrier, specifically Chikasumi no Tate. His unlockable skills are "Inheritance Zones" Only Heart Link Slot Potions +5", "Berserker +50%", "Bruiser +40%", "Devastation +40%", "Flurry", "Guard Break", and "Sprinter +1", while his "Soul Trait" is "Normal Attack Damage +20%". Urahara's special is Repulse (撃退, Gekitai), where he unleashes a powerful shockwave that inflicts immense damage.
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Urahara's Arena variant.

  • Urahara is also playable in a variant specifically tailored toward the game's Arena mode. In this form, Urahara is a ranged strong attack character with the "Technique" Attribute and the "No Affiliation Killer" ability who has a chance to inflict Lacerate with every attack; his normal attacks and first Strong Attack are based on Nake, Benihime, his second Strong Attack is based on Tenran, and his third Strong Attack is Shibari, Benihime. He has three Innate Skills built in at ★5: "Lacerator every 5 seconds", "Paralysis Duration -100%", and "Sprinter +1", and his unlockable skills are "Bruiser +20%", "Berserker +40%", "Damage to Lacerated Enemies +40%", "Debilitator +2 secs.", "Devastation +40%", "Frenzy +1", "Havoc +20%", "Long Stride", and "Poise", while his Soul Trait is "Strong Attack Recharge Time -12%". Meanwhile, his Arena Traits are "Strong Attack Damage +13%" and "Strong Attack Recharge Time -7%", while his Arena Abilities other than "All Stats +5%" are "All Stats +10%" at level 1, "Start Power-Up Item +2" at level 2, "Frenzy +1" at level 5, and "Increased Special Move Uses +1" at level 10. Urahara's special is Surprise Strike (意表の一太刀, Ihyō no Hitotachi; Japanese for "Long Sword of the Unexpected"), where he performs a surprise attack with a Gigai that inflicts immense damage and Lacerate.
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Urahara's "Technical" variant.

  • Additionally, Urahara is playable in a "Technical" variant. In this form, Urahara is a melee normal attack character with the "Heart" Attribute and the "No Affiliation Killer" ability. whose second Strong Attack is a debuff move. He has three Innate Skills built in at ★5: "Marauder", "Sprinter +1", and "Weaken Duration -100%", and his unlockable skills are "Party Heart Attribute Character Normal Attack Damage +20%", "Berserker +60%", "Bruiser +40%", "Diminisher +10 secs.", "Flurry +1", "Killer effect +30%/+50% in Guild Quests", "Long Reach +20%", "Melee Damage +10%/+30% in Guild Quests", and "Poise", while his Soul Trait is "Normal Attack Damage +30%". Meanwhile, his Arena Traits are "Damage Taken -10%" and "Attack +45", while his Arena Abilities other than "All Stats +5%" are "Normal Attack Damage +20%" at level 5 and "Normal Attack Damage +20%" at level 10. IGD: Urahara's special is Let's go, Benihime'行くよ『紅姫』 (Ikuyo «Benihime», Japanese for "Let's go, Crimson Princess), where he darts about before unleashing a scarlet slash that inflicts immense damage.
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An alternate-universe Urahara from the Cacao Society.

  • Urahara is also playable as an alternate-universe version of himself from the Cacao Society. In this form, Urahara is a melee strong attack character with the "Mind" Attribute and the "Hollow Killer" ability who has a chance to inflict Paralysis with every attack other than his second Strong Attack, which is a boost move. His unlockable skills are "Bruiser +20%", "Debilitator +5 secs.", "Devastation +40%", "Enhancer +10 secs.", "Frenzy +1", and "Sprinter +1", while his Soul Trait is "Recover 25% Stamina Between Quest Areas"; when Resurrected, his unlockable skills are "Berserker +20%", "Bruiser +20%", "Debilitator +5 secs.", "Devastation +40%", "Enhancer +10 secs.", "Frenzy +1", and "Sprinter +1", while his Soul Traits are "Recover 25% Stamina Between Quest Areas" and "Strong Attack Recharge Time -10%". Meanwhile, his Arena Traits are "Drain Duration -65%" and "Spiritual Pressure +45", while his Arena Abilities other than "All Stats +5%" are "Strong Attack Damage +10%" at level 5 and "Strong Attack Damage +20%" at level 10. Urahara's special is A Knight's Valor (騎士の背中, Kishi no Senaka), where he wields a knight's sword to inflict immense damage and Paralysis to any enemy he hits.
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Urahara after gaining a power beyond Bankai.

  • Additionally, Urahara is playable as an alternate-universe version of himself introduced as part of the Bleach: Spirits Are Forever With You tie-in event who gained a power beyond Bankai, causing him to gain a segmented and split-apart version of one of the hands of Kannonbiraki Benihime Aratame, with each finger bound at the joints by perpendicular red ribbons and ending in a thick, downward-curving blade while the palm is composed of an ornate disc with several sections missing to asymmetrically display the straight red bars comprising it within and the circular red bar with a large tassel forming the perimeter; meanwhile, Urahara himself gains glowing red markings on his wrists, ankles, pectoral muscles, and clavicles like those of a doll, as well as a free-hanging necklace comprised of a red thread tied in ornate knot with six metal triangles hanging beneath it and held up by a red tassel on either side of his chest.
  • In this form, Urahara is a ranged strong attack character with the "Power" Attribute and the "Shinigami Killer" ability who has a chance to inflict both Paralysis and Lacerate with every attack and whose second Strong Attack is an enemy-pursuing vortex. He has three Innate Skills built in at ★5: "Complete Status Immunity", "Read Soul Reaper Dodges", and "Sprinter +1", and his unlockable skills are "Berserker +40%", "Bruiser +20%", "Debilitator +5 secs.", "Devastation +40%", "Frenzy +1", "Guard Break", "Havoc +20%", "Recover 20% Stamina", and "Status Ailment Spiritual Pressure Boost +80%", while his Soul Trait is "Strong Attack Recharge Time -12%"; meanwhile, his Arena Traits are "Strong Attack Damage +13%" and "Spiritual Pressure +90", while his Arena Abilities other than "All Stats +5%" are "Long Stride" at level 5 and "Strong Attack Damage +30%" at level 10. Urahara's special is Karakuri Benihime Kaikuguri (絡繰紅姫掻い潜り, Mechanical Crimson Princess Slip-Through), where the puppet hand floating around Urahara's back creates red strings from its fingers, then Urahara dashes forwards, making floating black slash marks in the air before the puppet hand pulls the strings, causing blades to shoot out of the slash marks and inflicting immense damage, Paralysis, and Lacerate.


  • Urahara features in the first volume of Bleach "B" Station's second season.
  • Urahara appears in the first two editions of the Rock Musical Bleach, where he is played by Yousuke Ito. He returns in the 2012 edition, this time played by Oyama Masashi.


  • In the anime, when Urahara was hit by Yammy Llargo's Bala, he wasn't bleeding from his back,[250] as he was in the manga.[251]
  • Yammy was less injured by Kisuke Urahara's Nake, Benihime in the anime,[250] compared to the manga.[252]



  • (To Yasutora Sado and Orihime Inoue) "Your transformation is not a disease. You were just given the key to the door in front of you. There's no need to know the cause. No need for sorrow or sadness. What comes next is up to you. You can use your keys to open the door...or lock it tight. And if you do choose to open can still decide not to pass through."[259]
  • (Urahara writes a message in blood) "Urgent, meet us outside the Urahara Shop immediately. P.S: If you're thinking that this message is like some written in the victim's own blood cliché from some TV show...then you obviously have no sense of humor!"[260]
  • (To Ichigo Kurosaki) "There is nothing, but fear reflected in your sword. When you dodge, you're afraid of getting killed. When you attack, you're afraid of killing someone. Even when you try to protect someone, you're afraid of letting them die. Yes, your sword speaks to me only of absurd fear. What's necessary in a fight isn't fear. Nothing can be born of that. When you dodge, "I won't let them cut me." If you protect someone, "I won't let them die." If you attack, "I will kill them." Well, can't you see the resolve to kill you in my sword?"[261]
  • (To Renji Abarai) "Puh-Lease! I'm just a lowly-but-handsome merchant. How could I possibly perform Bankai?"[262]
  • (To Orihime Inoue) "A warrior who has lost his strength will only get in the way."[263]
  • (To Yammy Llargo) "I won't get hit by any more of those. I've analyzed that technique's Reishi composition and even the patterns in your muscle movements when you fire. If I know those two things, I can dodge it or by timing it right, I can cancel it out. But that's difficult in its own right."[264]
  • (To Hiyori Sarugaki) "I made a decision when I got out of bed this morning. 'Once I get out of this bed, I'm a member of the Twelfth Division. From now on, I'm only going to get angry if someone badmouths the Twelfth Division.' After all, I think changing what makes you mad and what doesn't is kind of basically the same thing as 'changing your own feelings'. Right?[265]
  • (To Sōsuke Aizen) "You give me too much credit. These days, I'm just a plain old candy-store owner."[267]
  • (To Askin Nakk Le Vaar) "If we want to witness something nobody has ever seen before, we'll create it ourselves. That's how us scientists are."[268]
  • (To Askin Nakk Le Vaar) "If I prepare a thousand options, all I need is for one of them to work. So I make a habit of preparing anything and everything that shows any kind of promise. That's just how I work."[269]
  • (To Askin Nakk Le Vaar) "What’s so outrageous? This is a real battle. If you lose, you die. Taking every possible precaution to avoid death...isn't that what everyone does?"[270]


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  6. Bleach manga; Chapter 666, pages 3-4
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  32. Bleach manga; Chapter 533, page 19
  33. Bleach manga; Chapter 534, page 20
  34. Bleach manga; Chapter 535, pages 5-18
  35. Bleach manga; Chapter 536, pages 4 and 11
  36. Bleach manga; Volume 1, Volume Sketches at the end of Chapter 1
  37. Bleach manga; Chapter 175, pages 16-17
  38. Bleach manga; Chapter 13, pages 8-12
  39. Bleach manga; Chapter 13, pages 10-11, 19
  40. Bleach manga; Chapter 14, pages 1-2
  41. Bleach manga; Chapter 15, page 19
  42. Bleach manga; Chapter 16, pages 17-19
  43. Bleach manga; Chapter 17, page 9
  44. Bleach manga; Chapter 29, pages 11-16
  45. Bleach manga; Chapter 30, page 19
  46. Bleach manga; Chapter 31, page 7
  47. Bleach manga; Chapter 36, pages 7-9
  48. Bleach manga; Chapter 36, pages 11-14
  49. Bleach manga; Chapter 45, pages 17-18
  50. Bleach manga; Chapter 46, pages 1-6
  51. Bleach manga; Chapter 43, pages 17-19
  52. Bleach manga; Chapter 44, pages 4-5 & 19-21
  53. Bleach manga; Chapter 45, pages 1-4
  54. Bleach manga; Chapter 47, pages 18-19
  55. Bleach manga; Chapter 48, pages 3-5
  56. Bleach manga; Chapter 48, pages 14-15
  57. Bleach manga; Chapter 50, page 18
  58. Bleach manga; Chapter 51, page 17
  59. Bleach manga; Chapter 53, page 18
  60. Bleach manga; Chapter 57, page 15
  61. Bleach manga; Chapter 57, pages 7-19
  62. Bleach manga; Chapter 58, page 3
  63. Bleach manga; Chapter 58, pages 19-22
  64. Bleach manga; Chapters 59-60
  65. Bleach manga; Chapter 60, page 19
  66. Bleach manga; Chapters 61-62
  67. Bleach manga; Chapter 63, pages 1-2
  68. Bleach manga; Chapter 64, pages 3-18
  69. Bleach manga; Chapter 65, pages 16-18
  70. Bleach manga; Chapters 66-67
  71. Bleach manga; Chapter 69, page 19
  72. Bleach manga; Chapter 70, pages 2-19
  73. Bleach manga; Chapter 182, pages 4-12
  74. Bleach manga; Chapter 185, page 5
  75. Bleach manga; Chapter 194
  76. Bleach manga; Chapter 214, pages 17-19
  77. Bleach manga; Chapter 224, pages 15-19
  78. Bleach manga; Chapter 226, pages 6-7
  79. Bleach manga; Chapter 227, pages 9-18
  80. Bleach manga; Chapter 233, pages 14-17
  81. Bleach manga; Chapter 234, pages 12-15
  82. Bleach manga; Chapter 235, pages 4-11
  83. Bleach manga; Chapter 236, page 18
  84. Bleach manga; Chapter 241, pages 4-7
  85. Bleach manga; Chapter 258, pages 1-2
  86. Bleach manga; Chapter 240, pages 1-7
  87. Bleach manga; Chapter 247, page 13
  88. 88.0 88.1 Bleach anime, Episode 213
  89. Bleach anime; Episodes 213-214
  90. Bleach manga; Chapter 298, page 12
  91. Bleach manga; Chapter 315, pages 3-7
  92. Bleach manga; Chapter 401, page 18
  93. 93.0 93.1 93.2 Bleach manga; Chapter 402
  94. Bleach manga; Chapter 403, pages 2-19
  95. Bleach manga; Chapter 405, pages 7-19
  96. Bleach manga; Chapter 406, pages 1-5 and 13
  97. Bleach manga; Chapter 421, pages 14-18
  98. Bleach manga; Chapter 421, pages 18-22
  99. Bleach manga; Chapter 422, pages 10-18
  100. Bleach manga; Chapter 423, page 14
  101. Bleach manga; Chapter 426, page 7
  102. Bleach manga; Chapter 428, pages 15-19
  103. Bleach manga; Chapter 441, pages 11-13
  104. Bleach manga; Chapter 448, pages 18-19
  105. Bleach manga; Chapter 454, pages 1-2
  106. Bleach manga; Chapter 459, pages 12-14
  107. Bleach manga; Chapter 461, pages 11 & 13-15
  108. Bleach manga; Chapter 462, pages 13-14
  109. Bleach manga; Chapter 474, pages 2-4
  110. Bleach manga; Chapter 478, pages 12-13
  111. Bleach manga; Chapter 479, pages 1-2
  112. Bleach manga; Chapter 486, page 13
  113. Bleach manga; Chapter 487, pages 1-10
  114. Bleach manga; Chapter 490, page 15
  115. Bleach manga; Chapter 498, pages 3-17
  116. Bleach manga; Chapter 499, pages 2 & 7-14
  117. Bleach manga; Chapter 500, pages 16-17
  118. Bleach manga; Chapter 515, page 5
  119. Bleach manga; Chapter 518, pages 1-9
  120. Bleach manga; Chapter 528, page 15
  121. Bleach manga; Chapter 544, page 17
  122. Bleach manga; Chapter 625, pages 13-14
  123. Bleach manga; Chapter 551, page 17
  124. Bleach manga; Chapter 552, pages 6-13
  125. Bleach manga; Chapter 552, pages 13-17
  126. Bleach manga; Chapter 554, page 17
  127. Bleach manga; Chapter 555, pages 10-13
  128. Bleach manga; Chapter 587, page 10
  129. Bleach manga; Chapter 589, pages 1-9
  130. Bleach manga; Chapter 597, pages 16-17
  131. Bleach manga; Chapter 598, pages 1-5
  132. Bleach manga; Chapter 606, pages 5-9
  133. Bleach manga; Chapter 612, pages 10-15
  134. Bleach manga; Chapter 613, pages 4-10
  135. Bleach manga; Chapter 614, pages 3-9
  136. Bleach manga; Chapter 615, pages 11-13
  137. Bleach manga; Chapter 616, pages 4-12
  138. Bleach manga; Chapter 621, pages 1-5
  139. Bleach manga; Chapter 622, page 13
  140. Bleach manga; Chapter 644, pages 10-11
  141. Bleach manga; Chapter 647, page 10
  142. Bleach manga; Chapter 666, page 2
  143. Bleach manga; Chapter 662, pages 6-17
  144. Bleach manga; Chapter 663, pages 3, 7-10, 13-17
  145. Bleach manga; Chapter 664, pages 1-17
  146. Bleach manga; Chapter 665, pages 1-17
  147. Bleach manga; Chapter 666, pages 2-9, 11-13
  148. Bleach manga; No Breathes From Hell
  149. Bleach manga; Chapter 175, pages 13-14
  150. Bleach manga; Chapter 401, page 8
  151. Bleach manga; Chapter -103, page 8
  152. Bleach manga; Chapter 175, pages 16-17
  153. Bleach manga; Chapter 69, page 5
  154. Bleach manga; Chapter 235, page 8
  155. 155.0 155.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 402, pages 7-8
  156. Bleach manga; Chapter 535, pages 11-13
  157. Bleach manga; Chapter 176, pages 19-23
  158. Bleach manga; Chapter -101, page 20
  159. Bleach manga; Chapter 459, page 12
  160. 160.0 160.1 160.2 Bleach anime; Episode 336
  161. Bleach Manga; Chapter 532, page 1
  162. Bleach manga; Chapter 127, pages 5-7
  163. Bleach manga; Chapter 132, page 17
  164. Bleach manga; Chapter 315, pages 6-7
  165. Bleach manga; Chapter 404, page 6
  166. Bleach manga; Chapter 518, pages 1-3
  167. Bleach manga; Chapter 519, page 14
  168. Bleach manga; Chapter 130, page 7
  169. Bleach manga; Chapter 535, pages 8-9
  170. Bleach manga; Chapter 544, page 16
  171. Bleach manga; Chapter 552, pages 15-16
  172. Bleach manga; Chapter 625, pages 6-7
  173. Bleach manga; Chapter 662, pages 8, 11, and 14-15
  174. Bleach manga; Chapter 662, pages 14-15
  175. Bleach manga; Chapter 498, page 7
  176. Bleach manga; Chapters 65-66
  177. Bleach manga; Chapter 235, pages 4-11
  178. 178.0 178.1 178.2 178.3 178.4 Bleach anime; Episode 31
  179. 179.0 179.1 179.2 Bleach anime; Episode 339
  180. Bleach manga; Chapter 132, page 16
  181. 181.0 181.1 Bleach Official Character Book 3 UNMASKED, page 157
  182. Bleach manga; Chapter 57, pages 14-16
  183. Bleach manga; Chapter 65, page 17
  184. 184.0 184.1 Bleach manga; Chapter -106, pages 17-19
  185. Bleach anime; Episode 186, only affirmed in the anime
  186. Bleach manga; Chapter 48, page 15
  187. Bleach manga; chapter 401, pages 17-18
  188. Bleach manga; Chapter 498, pages 15-16
  189. Bleach manga; Chapter 402, pages 8-15
  190. Bleach anime; Episode 337
  191. Bleach anime; Episode 338
  192. Bleach manga; Chapter 403, page 8
  193. Bleach anime; Episode 81
  194. Bleach manga; Chapter 402, pages 19-20 and Chapter 421, pages 13-16
  195. 195.0 195.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 240, pages 1-3
  196. 196.0 196.1 196.2 Bleach Official Character Book UNMASKED, page 151
  197. Bleach manga; Chapter 498, pages 17
  198. Bleach manga; Chapter 194, page 15
  199. 199.0 199.1 Bleach anime; Episode 20
  200. 200.0 200.1 Bleach anime; Episode 68
  201. Bleach manga; Chapter 405, page 9
  202. Bleach manga; Chapter 552, pages 7
  203. Bleach manga; Chapter 65, pages 16-17
  204. Bleach manga; Chapter 239, pages 15-16
  205. Bleach manga; Chapter 87, pages 9-13
  206. Bleach manga; Chapter 662, page 10
  207. Bleach manga; Chapter 518, pages 3
  208. Bleach manga; Chapter 460, page 8
  209. Bleach manga; Chapter 551, page 17
  210. Bleach manga; Chapter 519, pages 12-14
  211. Bleach manga; Chapter 44, page 6
  212. Bleach manga; Chapter 535, pages 5-13
  213. Bleach manga; Chapter 233, pages 14-15
  214. Bleach manga; Chapter 235, pages 5-6
  215. Bleach manga; Chapter 666, page 3
  216. Bleach manga; Chapter 60, pages 14-15
  217. Bleach manga; Chapter 97, page 9
  218. Bleach manga; Chapter 233, pages 14-15
  219. Bleach manga; Chapter -107, pages 13-14
  220. Bleach manga; Chapter 644, pages 13-14
  221. Bleach manga; Chapter 235, page 2
  222. Bleach manga; Chapter 402, pages 8-9
  223. Bleach manga; Chapter 499, page 9
  224. Bleach manga; Chapter 64, page 20
  225. Bleach manga; Chapter 29, page 12
  226. Bleach anime; Episode 69, flashback
  227. Bleach manga; Chapter 65, pages 18-19
  228. Bleach manga; Chapter 67, page 13
  229. Bleach manga; Chapter 194, page 13
  230. Bleach manga; Chapter 405, pages 15-16
  231. Bleach manga; Chapter 233, page 15
  232. Bleach manga; Chapter 194, pages 12-14
  233. Bleach manga; Chapter 193, page 21
  234. Bleach manga; Chapter 67, page 13
  235. Bleach manga; Chapter 233, page 12
  236. Bleach manga; Chapter 235, pages 7-8
  237. Bleach manga; Chapter 405, page 15
  238. Bleach manga; Chapter 405, pages 16-17
  239. Bleach manga; Chapter 664, page 17
  240. Bleach manga; Chapter 665, page 9-11
  241. Bleach manga; Chapter 132, page 17
  242. Bleach manga; Chapter 224, page 16
  243. Bleach manga; Chapter 665, pages 6-8 & 16
  244. Bleach manga; Chapter 665
  245. Bleach manga; Chapter 666
  246. Bleach movie; Bleach: Fade to Black
  247. Bleach movie; Bleach (Live Action, 2018)
  248. Bleach video game; Bleach: Blade Battlers
  249. Bleach video game; Bleach: Brave Souls
  250. 250.0 250.1 Bleach anime; Episode 140
  251. Bleach manga; Chapter 234, page 16
  252. Bleach manga; Chapter 235, page 5
  253. Weekly Shōnen Jump interview; Issue 11
  255. 13 BLADEs., page 253
  257. 13 BLADEs., page 254
  258. 13 BLADEs., page 255
  259. Bleach manga; Chapter 45, pages 1-2
  260. Bleach manga; Chapter 69, page 10
  261. Bleach manga; Chapter 97, pages 12-13
  262. Bleach manga; Chapter 224, page 14
  263. Bleach manga; Chapter 227, page 15
  264. Bleach manga; Chapter 235, page 8
  265. Bleach manga; Chapter -107, page 14
  266. Bleach manga; Chapter 402, page 6
  267. Bleach manga; Chapter 405, page 8
  268. Bleach manga; Chapter 664, page 12
  269. Bleach manga; Chapter 666, page 3
  270. Bleach manga; Chapter 666, pages 3-4


Preceded by
Kirio Hikifune
Captain of the 12th Division
1891 A.D. - 1900 A.D. (9 Yrs)
Succeeded by
Mayuri Kurotsuchi

Preceded by
Position Created
President of the Shinigami Research and Development Institute
1891 A.D. - 1900 A.D. (9 Yrs)
Succeeded by
Mayuri Kurotsuchi

Preceded by
3rd Seat of the 2nd Division
? - 1891 A.D.
Succeeded by

Preceded by
Corps Commander of the Detention Unit of the Onmitsukidō
? - 1891 A.D.
Succeeded by