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The Noble Houses of Soul Society have an unclear role in the culture, social and governmental aspects of that dimensions existence. The Four Noble Families carry the most weight and appear to have some influence over the governmental institutions (i.e. Central 46 Chambers) and even institutions outside of the government (i.e. Shin'ō Academy). The military (i.e. Gotei 13, Kidō Corps & Onmitsukidō) have no authority to act against a noble family without evidence that their actions are treasonous to Soul Society.

Four Noble Families

Shihōin Clan

Shihōin family seal

Shihōin Family Emblem

By tradition, the head of the Shihōin family leads the Onmitsukidō. Also known as the Tenshiheisōban (天賜兵装番, House of Godly Gears)[1], they are the Caretakers of the Hōgu (宝具, lit. "Treasure Tool") and Bugu (武具, lit. "War Tool") said to have been bestowed on them by the gods.[2]

Kuchiki Clan

Kuchiki family seal

Kuchiki Family Emblem

Members of the Kuchiki family have been known to wear Kenseikan (牽星箝, lit. "Star-Pulling Insert") in their hair, which symbolizes their nobility as one of Four Noble Families. The Kuchiki family also has a white scarf made by the master weaver, Tsujishirō Kuroemon III. The scarf is made from the Ginpaku Kazahana no Uzuginu (銀白風花の紗, Silks of the Silverwhite Wildflower), a silver-white, windflower light silk, and is a family heirloom that is handed down from generation to generation and is given to each Kuchiki family head. The scarf alone is worth enough to buy ten mansions in the Seireitei.[3] By tradition, the family has been charged with compiling and protecting the history of Soul Society.[4] The family resides in the Kuchiki Family Manor.

Third Great Noble House

No information about this house has been revealed.

Fourth Great Noble House

No information about this house has been revealed.

Lower Noble Houses

Noble Houses
Parent House Shihōin Clan
Family Head Suì-Fēng
Family Seat Seireitei, Soul Society
Affiliation Onmitsukidō, 2nd Division, Gotei 13, Soul Society
Specialty Assassination & Executions

Fēng Clan

Traditionally serves the Shihōin Clan by joining the Onmitsukidō. The family makes its living as assassins and executioners.[5] Any member who doesn't pass the test to get into the Onmitsukidō's Executive Militia is exiled.[6]

(† = confirmed death)

Fēng Family
Name Title Relation Status
Suì-Fēng9th Head of the Fēng Family Granddaughter of Suì-FēngActive
Former Members
Suì-FēngNoblewoman Suì-Fēng's GrandmotherDeceased †
Unnamed FatherNobleman/Assassin Suì-Fēng's FatherDeceased †
Unnamed MotherNoblewoman/Assassin Suì-Fēng's MotherDeceased †
Unnamed BrotherNobleman/Assassin Suì-Fēng's BrotherDeceased †
Unnamed BrotherNobleman/Assassin Suì-Fēng's BrotherDeceased †
Unnamed BrotherNobleman/Assassin Suì-Fēng's BrotherDeceased †
Unnamed BrotherNobleman/Assassin Suì-Fēng's BrotherDeceased †
Unnamed BrotherNobleman/Assassin Suì-Fēng's BrotherDeceased †

Kyōraku Clan

An old, prestigious and high-ranking noble family.

(† = confirmed death)

Kyōraku Family
Name Title Relation Status
Unnamed FatherHead of the Kyōraku Family Father of the Kyōraku FamilyActive
Unnamed MotherLady of the Kyōraku Family Mother of the Kyōraku FamilyActive
Shunsui KyōrakuNobleman 2nd Son of the Kyōraku FamilyActive
Former Members
Unnamed BrotherNobleman 1st Son of the Kyōraku Family
Father of Nanao Ise
Deceased †

Ukitake Clan

A low-class aristocratic family.

(† = confirmed death)

Ukitake Family
Name Title Relation Status
Jūshirō UkitakeHead of the Ukitake Family Oldest Brother of the Ukitake SiblingsActive
Unnamed BrotherNobleman Unnamed Younger Brother of JūshirōActive
Unnamed BrotherNobleman Unnamed Younger Brother of JūshirōActive
Unnamed BrotherNobleman Unnamed Younger Brother of JūshirōActive
Unnamed BrotherNobleman Unnamed Younger Brother of JūshirōActive
Unnamed BrotherNobleman Unnamed Younger Brother of JūshirōActive
Unnamed SisterNoblewoman Unnamed Younger Sister of JūshirōActive
Unnamed SisterNoblewoman Unnamed Younger Sister of JūshirōActive

Ōmaeda Clan

Noble Houses
Parent House Shihōin Clan
Family Head Marenoshin Ōmaeda
Family Seat Ōmaeda Manor, Seireitei, Soul Society
Affiliation Onmitsukidō, 2nd Division, Gotei 13, Soul Society

An aristocratic, rich family. The family has a history of service in the Onmitsukidō.[7]
(† = confirmed death)

Ōmaeda Family
Name Title Relation Status
Marenoshin ŌmaedaHead of the Ōmaeda Family Father of the Ōmaeda FamilyActive
Mareka ŌmaedaLady of the Ōmaeda Family Mother of the Ōmaeda FamilyActive
Marechiyo ŌmaedaNobleman 1st Son of the Ōmaeda FamilyActive
Maremi ŌmaedaNoblewoman 1st Daughter of the Ōmaeda FamilyActive
Marejirōsaburō ŌmaedaNobleman 2nd Son of the Ōmaeda FamilyActive
Mareyo ŌmaedaNoblewoman 2nd Daughter of the Ōmaeda FamilyActive

Kira Clan

A lesser noble family.

(† = confirmed death)

Kira Family
Name Title Relation Status
Izuru KiraNobleman Son of the Kira FamilyActive
Former Members
Kagekiyo KiraNobleman Father of Izuru KiraDeceased †
Shizuka KiraNoblewoman Mother of Izuru KiraDeceased †

Kasumiōji Clan and Kannogi Family

Note: These Noble Houses are only in the anime and information concerning them does not constitute canon material.

Former Noble House

Shiba Clan

The family was once the fifth great noble family, having prestige along the lines of the Kuchiki and Shihōin families. For an unknown reason, the Shiba family fell from their high status position after the death of Lieutenant Kaien Shiba. The family specializes in fireworks.

Appearance In Other Media

Former Noble House

Ryōdoji Family

Once a noble family in Soul Society exiled from their position 1,000 years ago. They are now known as The Dark Ones.[10]

References

  1. Bleach manga; Chapter 159, page 7
  2. "Bleach": Official Bootleg KaraBuri+, page 82
  3. Bleach Official Character Book Souls, page 188
  4. Bleach anime; Episode 88
  5. Bleach: Official Character Book SOULs, page 196
  6. Bleach manga; Chapter 159, page 8
  7. Bleach Official Character book 2 MASKED, Kubo's Interview
  8. Bleach anime; Episode 189
  9. Bleach anime; Episode 174
  10. Bleach movie; Bleach: Memories of Nobody
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