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Yasochika Iemura (伊江村 八十千和, Iemura Yasochika) is the co-3rd Seat officer of the 4th Division along with Hanatarō Yamada, and the leader of the first relief team formerly serving under Captain Retsu Unohana and currently under Captain Isane Kotetsu. He is also the Vice-President of the Shinigami Men's Association.[3]


Iemura has swept back, blonde hair and wears glasses. He wears the standard Shinigami uniform, sometimes with the 4th Division medical kit.


Iemura is very vain, enjoys acting cool, and thinks he will look better without glasses.[4] He was born on a leap day, February 29. His rank is quite high, but since he comes from the weakest division in terms of combat he has to call the other division's 3rd seats with a -sama suffix. He meticulously keeps a diary, which he sometimes defeats the purpose of by narrating what he's writing in it (particularly when lamenting something). He takes direct command of the Division like a general.


In order to increase his handsomeness, Iemura searched Soul Society for contact lenses but was unable to find any. When he heard rumors of a renegade Shinigami selling contacts for Shinigami in the Human World, Iemura used his self-proclaimed fame and handsomeness to get around the ban on 4th Division members going to the Human World in order to find the contact lenses seller. When the rogue Shinigami instead offered him laser surgery using tiny beams of Reishi, Iemura thought it sounded too good to be true. Upon seeing the machine that performed the surgery, and noticing the dark eyeshadow on the Shinigami's face that resembled burn marks, he chickened out. Due to certain unspecified problems, he can no longer go to the Human World, leaving him wondering what would have happened if he had tried the surgery and if he would still be single.[5]


Soul Society arc

He is first shown directing the relief team of the 4th Division while being on the front lines himself.[6] He is shown briefing all the Division's Lieutenants after the 11th Division suffers multiple losses due to injuries including 3rd seat Ikkaku Madarame and 5th seat Yumichika Ayasegawa[7]. After most of the intruders (Uryū Ishida, Yasutora Sado, Ganju Shiba) are taken for medical treatment, he is shown documenting the recent events in Soul Society, while not noticing that he is speaking out loud. Later, after Aizen revealed his treachery, he is seen directing the relief teams to treat all the injured. He also notes Orihime Inoue's healing abilities, wondering what technique she was using and how its healing speed surpassed that of his and Lieutenant Isane Kotetsu's as well pondering the possibility of winning Orihime's heart with his 3rd seat position if she joined the 4th Division. He is then seen drawing his Zanpakutō briefly on 8th Seat Harunobu Ogidō for "annoying him", but went to greet Captain Unohana as she arrived. [8] Through the rest of the story he is mostly seen in omake chapters, usually involving both his Division captain and lieutenant. Iemura is also the Vice-President of the Shinigami Men's Association under President Tetsuzaemon Iba.

Beast Swords arc (anime only)

Note: Events occurring in this arc are only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.

Iemura is seen in the restroom along with Lieutenants Iba and Izuru Kira by Zabimaru and Senbonzakura when they accidentally discover the 12th Division's secret surveillance system of all of Seireitei in the Shinigami Research and Development Institute. He is then seen very briefly (between Minazuki and Tobiume ), along with a number of other officers of the Gotei 13 and their Zanpakutō, as they confront both Zabimaru and Senbonzakura when they accidentally destroy the buildings of the Shinigami Research and Development Institute. [9]

Gotei 13 Invading Army arc (anime only)

Note: Events occurring in this arc are only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.

As the Reigai army meets, Iemura converses with his captain outside.[10]

Thousand Year Blood War arc

After the Wandenreich leave Soul Society, Iemura heads up a unit of the 4th Division, giving orders to groups to head to area 56 while others stay with him. He tells them to move the corpses to the back as transporting the injured is their first priority.[11]

Powers & Abilities

Expert Healer: His speedy treatments are known to rival those of his Division's lieutenant, Kotetsu.[12]

Kidō Expert: As a member of the 4th Division and its 3rd Seat, he is quite proficient in the use of healing Kidō.


Iemura's sword resembles a regular katana with a square-shaped guard.[13]

Appearances in Other Media

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


  • (Writing in his diary) "I can only wonder, what would have happened if I had tried the surgery. Could I have become the next Soul Society Idol? Would I still be single?"[14]
  • (About Orihime Inoue) "If someone like that would join our Division, I can definitely use my status as the 3rd Seat to do her in to my heart's content." (May just be Harunobu Ogidō voicing it for humor)[13]


  • Iemura was voted the 45th most popular Shinigami character in the fifth character popularity poll.[15]
  • In a volume sketch, Iemura appears writing what seems to be a column, referring to himself by a completely different name: Yijianya Hajyusenha.[16]


  1. Bleach Official Character Book Souls, page 119
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bleach Official Bootleg KaraBuri+
  3. Bleach anime; Episode 169 omake
  4. Bleach manga; Volume 13, Chapter 109, end of chapter sketch
  5. Bleach manga; Volume 13, end of chapter sketches, Chapters 109-112
  6. Bleach manga; Chapter 92, page 16
  7. Bleach manga; Chapter 94, pages 10-11
  8. Bleach manga; Chapter 179, pages 2-6
  9. Bleach anime; Episode 263
  10. Bleach anime; Episode 320
  11. Bleach manga; Chapter 515, page 1
  12. Bleach Official Bootleg
  13. 13.0 13.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 179, page 4
  14. Bleach manga; Volume 13, Chapter 112, end of chapter sketch
  15. 13 BLADEs., page 253
  16. Bleach manga; Chapter 109 volume sketch


Preceded by
3rd Seat of the 4th Division
? - Current
Succeeded by