Hueco Mundo
Kanji 虚圏
Capital Las Noches
Form of Government None
Ruler Tier Harribel
Sōsuke Aizen (former)
Baraggan Louisenbairn (former)
Leader None
Military None; Formerly the Espada & Exequias.
First Appearance
Manga Debut Chapter 244
Anime Debut Episode 1

Hueco Mundo (虚圏 (ウェコムンド), Wekomundo; Spanish for "Hollow World", Japanese for "Hollow Sphere") is the dimension in which Hollow and Arrancar usually reside. It lies in between the Human World and Soul Society.


An unchanging night covers the sky, an endless white desert covers the ground. The tree-like objects are not plants, but rather quartz-like minerals.[1]


Hueco Mundo as it originally appeared, with a black and white sky. It was a different area, where Grand Fisher apparently frequented.

The landscape of Hueco Mundo is a seemingly never-ending white desert, with a multitude of dunes, littered with boulders. In Hueco Mundo, the moon is on the opposite lunar phase of that in the Human World. The vast desert seems to lack any bodies of water and contains rocky formations. Like in Soul Society, the atmosphere is filled with a high concentration of Reishi, thus allowing smaller Hollows to gain nourishment despite the lack of Human souls.[2]

Similar to the case of real world deserts, active life in Hueco Mundo appears to be few and far between. Hollows generally dwell below the surface or in other areas until something provokes them to leave their shelter, like the intrusion of a foreign entity. According to the Shinigami, all Hollows dwell in Hueco Mundo regardless of their shape, size, or power.

Accessing Hueco Mundo

Hueco Mundo is located between the Human World and Soul Society, though it is separated from the bordering dimension known as the Dangai. It can only be accessed via Garganta, which tears the dimensional fabric separating the worlds, allowing Hollows to travel to any other dimension at will.[3][4]


Hueco Mundo has no formal government. In Hueco Mundo, the strongest being wields power. If there is no particular leader or organization, Hueco Mundo runs as usual.


Military of Hueco Mundo
Unit Unit Description Unit Picture
Espada Ten of the most powerful Arrancar. Ranked 0 through 9 based on their combat ability. Their ranks are tattooed on their bodies.[5] Espada Group (Rank Arrangement)
Fracción Arrancar who serve under the Espada. The Espada are allowed to have as many Fracción as they want.[6] 116Grimmjow's Fraccion
Privaron Espada Arrancar stripped of their Espada rank and given a Tres Cifras rank.[7] 613px-Privaronespada
Exequias A unit responsible for eliminating intruders in Las Noches. They recovered battle records from Arrancar who were defeated by Ichigo Kurosaki.[8] The Exequias


Notable Locations in Hueco Mundo
Name Location Description Location Picture
Las Noches A series of buildings surrounded by a large dome. Formerly ruled by Baraggan Louisenbairn, King of Hueco Mundo, it became the headquarters of Sōsuke Aizen and his army of Arrancar for a short time. Las Noches First Appearance
Forest of Menos There exists a vast forest underneath Hueco Mundo where Menos-class Hollows reside. The trees in this forest extend to the surface and dot the landscape above ground. The Adjuchas-class Menos which reside in this forest are under the control of Aizen. Menosforest
Negal Ruins During the Quincy Blood War, Kisuke Urahara sets up his temporary base of operations here.[9]


  1. Bleach Official Character Book 2 MASKED, page 130
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 245, page 16
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 48, page 6
  4. Bleach manga; Chapter 178, page 4
  5. Bleach Official Character Book 2 MASKED; page 247
  6. Bleach Official Character Books 2 MASKED; page 247
  7. Bleach Official Character Book 2 MASKED; page 251
  8. Bleach Official Character Book 2 MASKED; page 247
  9. Bleach manga; Chapter 544, pages 15-17


Start a Discussion Discussions about Hueco Mundo

  • How long?

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    • Dordoni talked to himself after Ichigo defeated him (I believe) about himself and his fellow Privarón Espada being demoted because Aizen star...
    • I agree with the premise of what you said but would like to add Nnoitra could have meant that he didn't even know becoming an arrancar was...
  • Aizen

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    • Quick question: where in the manga is stated that Aizen created the skies over Hueco Mundo?
    • Aizen did not create the skies over Hueco Mundo. He had the gigantic fortress called '''Las Noches''' built, wh...