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Izaemon Tōdō
Todo Gizaeimon
Race Soul
Gender Male
Professional Status
Previous Affiliation Gotei 13, Soul Society
Profession Shinigami
Previous Position 6th Seat of the 9th Division
Previous Division 9 9th Division
Previous Partner Kensei Muguruma
Base of Operations Seireitei, Soul Society
Personal Status
Education Shin'ō Academy
Shikai Unknown
Bankai None
First Appearance
Manga Volume 36, Chapter -104
Anime Episode 209
Japanese Keiichi Takahashi
English J.B. Blanc

Izaemon Tōdō (藤堂 為左衛門, Tōdō Izaemon) was the 6th Seat of the 9th Division in the Gotei 13 and served under his Captain Kensei Muguruma.


Tōdō wears his black hair in a high ponytail and wears a protective metal band around his head. His demeanor is usually serious, and he dresses like the other members of the 9th Division, with the standard Shinigami uniform and a white jacket that he wears over his shihakushō with a collar that reaches up to his neck line.


Tōdō is a dedicated Shinigami who follows orders without question, immediately obeying Kensei's order that he informs the Shinigami Research and Development Institute of the development concerning the missing Shinigami task force.[1]


Turn Back the Pendulum arc


Tōdō attacks the Hollow.

Along with Kensei and other high ranking seated officers of the Ninth Division, Tōdō was sent to investigate the disappearance of the Rukongai residents. He and the other 9th Division members ended up saving a young Shūhei Hisagi and his friends from a Hollow.[2] After the battle, they learned from Mashiro Kuna (who was absent during the fight) that there were missing Shinigami as well. Kensei connected the number of empty shihakushō that Kuna found with the number of members in a vanguard that was sent to investigate earlier. Realizing the seriousness of the situation, Kensei sent Tōdō out to retrieve a researcher of the 12th Division to investigate the possibility of some pathogen being the cause.[3]


Tōdō dies.

Tōdō was able to successfully enter the 12th Division's lab and have Captain Kisuke Urahara assign Lieutenant Hiyori Sarugaki to go help.[4] Later in the night, he returned to the camp with Kaname Tōsen, remarking on his lateness as Shinobu Eishima and Tōsen stood guard outside. Tōdō offered to take over guard duty from Tōsen so that he could have a break, but Tōsen refused, insisting that all three of them watched. While Lieutenant Kuna, Kensei and 3rd Seat Heizō Kasaki were resting, he and the other seated officers were attacked by someone. Kensei and Kasaki heard screams and rushed outside to find Tōdō standing with the other two lying on the ground. Initially, due to his strange behavior, Kensei and Kasaki believed that Tōdō was behind that attack, but this was disproved when he was also revealed to have been killed.[5]

Powers & Abilities

Swordsman: As a seated officer of the Gotei 13, he possesses skills in the use of swords during combat and knowledge of swordsmanship.

Shunpo: As seen when returning from contacting the 12th Division, he has been shown to be capable of Shunpo.[6]



  1. Bleach manga; Chapter -103, pages 1-2
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter -104, pages 9-17
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter -103, pages 1-5
  4. Bleach manga; Chapter -103, pages 11-12
  5. Bleach manga; Chapter -103, pages 14-17
  6. Bleach manga; Chapter -103, page 14


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