Shin'etsu Kisaragi
Race Soul
Gender Male
Professional Status
Affiliation Gotei 13, Soul Society
Profession Shinigami
Previous Position Seated Officer in the 1st Division[1]
Previous Division 1 1st Division
Previous Partner Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto
Personal Status
Relatives Shūsuke Amagai (Son)[1]
Shikai Unknown
Bankai None
First Appearance
Anime Episode 187
Japanese Hōchu Otsuka
English Joe Ochman

Shin'etsu Kisaragi (如月 信越, Kisaragi Shin'etsu) was a Shinigami from the First Division and the father of Shūsuke Amagai.[1]


Shin'etsu keeps his dark brown hair in a messy fashion and he has a small beard. As a seated member, he wore the standard Shinigami uniform, albeit it was tattered.[1]



Kisaragi is captured.

When the Kasumiōji Clan began manufacturing the Bakkōtō, the Central 46 denied Captain Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto's request to investigate the clan's compound. Nonetheless, Shin'etsu offered to sneak in anyway. While there, Gyōkaku Kumoi found him and forced a Bakkōtō on him. Kumoi then ordered for him to kill the person that sent him. He returns to Yamamoto, but his captain unleashes his Shikai to defend himself. Despite his hesitation, he kills Shin'etsu. Shūsuke finds his dying body and hears his father's last words, "Beware the Bakkōtō".[1][2]

Powers & Abilties


Shin'etsu's Zanpakutō is a regular katana with a rectangular tsuba and its handle is wrapped in a dark fabric.[2]



Shin'etsu Kisaragi with "his" Bakkōtō.

Upon being captured by Kumoi, he was forcibly given an experimental Bakkōtō. It has two curved extensions on both ends of the blade that take the appearance of a hook. Its powers, if any, are unknown.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Bleach anime; Episode 187
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bleach anime; Episode 189


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