|Height||231 cm (7'6")|
|Weight||172 kg (374 lbs)|
|Affiliation||Gotei 13, Soul Society|
|Previous Position||4th Seat of the 7th Division|
|Previous Division||7th Division|
|Base of Operations||7th Division HQ, Seireitei, Soul Society|
|Relatives||Jidanbō Ikkanzaka (Brother)|
|Manga Debut||Volume 11, Chapter 89|
|Anime Debut||Episode 28|
|Japanese Voice||Kazuhiro Nakata|
|English Voice||Peter Lurie|
|Spanish Voice||Jordi Royo (Spain)|
Jirōbō Ikkanzaka (一貫坂慈楼坊, Ikkanzaka Jirōbō) is the former 4th Seat of the Seventh Division. He is the younger brother of Jidanbō Ikkanzaka. He is also known by the nickname Kamaitachi (鎌鼬, sickle weasel).
Jirōbō is a very boastful man, talking the entire time during his fight with Uryū and Orihime about how they should give up since he is the greatest projectile expert and so on. He also seems to be very cowardly. Jirōbō attempted to kill Orihime while she did not notice, and upon realizing the difference of power between Uryū and himself, attempted once again to either injure or capture her. This placed him at odds with the chivalrous Quincy, resulting in the permanent loss of his abilities.
Soul Society arc
While Uryū Ishida and Orihime Inoue are watching Kenpachi Zaraki and hiding on top of a building in Seireitei, he finds Orihime distracted and almost kills her. However, Uryū notices this and saves her.Jirōbō then starts counting to ten so as to give his opponents time to contemplate their "regret." When the count is over, he quickly moves to attacking. Both Orihime and Ishida dodge and Orihime tries to attack with Tsubaki but is unsuccessful. Jirōbō notes that though Orihime's attack was something he never saw before, it lacked the killing intent needed in battle. He tries to kill Orihime again, but is injured by Ishida. He asks Uryū if he was a Quincy, to which Ishida confirms. Intrigued by the fact that one of his opponents uses unknown techniques and the other is a Quincy, as well as the fact that both of them are ranged attack users, he releases his Zanpakutō: Tsunzakigarasu. He then gives his name and details about his nickname Kamaitachi, boasting on his Zanpakutō's strength and his skill in airborne attacks. While he is talking about how little chance they stand against him along with the regret they should be feeling, Uryū interrupts him by destroying his Zanpakutō's release. As Jirōbō tries using his Shikai again, Uryū brings him to his knees by shooting his hand and Zanpakutō. Jirōbō yells in pain over his injured left hand and reacts in anger when Uryū asks if he was regretting. He then moves to use his uninjured arm in an attempt to attack Orihime one more time. Uryū intercepts him and remarks on how lowly Jirōbō is from targeting Orihime from the very beginning. Uryū, unable to spend more time to allow Jirōbō to "regret his bad decision", fires two arrows and defeats him. Though Uryū does not kill Jirōbō, his Saketsu and Hakusui are pierced, causing him to lose his Shinigami powers forever.
Powers & Abilities
Tsunzakigarasu (劈烏, Splitting Crow): Jirōbō's zanpakutō looks like a slightly larger than normal katana, with an orange hilt and a guard shaped as the number 8.
- Shikai: The release command is "Flap Away" (羽搏きなさい, habatakinasai; "Spread Your Wings" in the English adaptations).
- Shikai Special Ability: Jirōbō's Shikai consists of countless flying curved blades, which he can control using telekinesis. Until the fight with Ishida, it has always defeated opponents easily since the blades move so quickly. The blades move faster than the eye can see, but can be easily destroyed or dodged using Shunpo or another fast technique.
- Blade Recreation: If Tsunzakigarasu's blades are destroyed, he can summon more by sheathing and drawing his sword. This ability can be halted if an opponent is fast enough to injure his hand.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bleach Official Character Book Souls, page 118
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 91, page 20
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 89, pages 21-23
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 91, pages 2-23
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 92, pages 1-10
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 89, pages 21
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 91, page 21
|1st Division||Captain-Commander Shunsui Kyōraku • Lieutenant Nanao Ise • Lieutenant Genshirō Okikiba|
|2nd Division||Captain Suì-Fēng • Lieutenant Marechiyo Ōmaeda|
|3rd Division||Captain Rōjūrō "Rose" Otoribashi • Lieutenant Izuru Kira • 3rd Seat Rikū Togakushi • 5th Seat Taketsuna Gori • 6th Seat Asuka Katakura|
|4th Division||Lieutenant Isane Kotetsu • 3rd Seat Yasochika Iemura • 7th Seat Hanatarō Yamada • 8th Seat Harunobu Ogidō|
|5th Division||Captain Shinji Hirako • Lieutenant Momo Hinamori|
|6th Division||Captain Byakuya Kuchiki • Lieutenant Renji Abarai • 9th Seat Mihane Shirogane|
|7th Division||Captain Sajin Komamura • Lieutenant Tetsuzaemon Iba|
|8th Division||3rd Seat Tatsufusa Enjōji|
|9th Division||Captain Kensei Muguruma • Lieutenants Shūhei Hisagi & Mashiro Kuna • 20th Seat Toshimori Umesada|
|10th Division||Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya • Lieutenant Rangiku Matsumoto • 7th Seat Kōkichirō Takezoe|
|11th Division||Captain Kenpachi Zaraki • Lieutenant Yachiru Kusajishi • 3rd Seat Ikkaku Madarame • 5th Seat Yumichika Ayasegawa • 10th Seat Makizō Aramaki|
|12th Division||Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi • Lieutenant Nemu Kurotsuchi • 3rd Seat Akon|
|13th Division||Captain Jūshirō Ukitake • Lieutenant Rukia Kuchiki • 3rd Seats Kiyone Kotetsu & Sentarō Kotsubaki • 6th Seat Hidetomo Kajōmaru|
|Left Service||Yoruichi Shihōin (2nd Division Captain) • Gin Ichimaru (3rd Division Captain) · Shūsuke Amagai (3rd Division Captain) • Sōsuke Aizen (5th Division Captain) • Ginrei Kuchiki (6th Division Captain) • Love Aikawa (7th Division Captain) • Kaname Tōsen (9th Division Captain) • Isshin Shiba (10th Division Captain) •Marenoshin Ōmaeda (2nd Division Lieutenant) • Chikane Iba (3rd Division Lieutenant) • Seinosuke Yamada (4th Division Lieutenant) • Ginjirō Shirogane (6th Division Lieutenant) • Jin'emon Kotsubaki (7th Division Lieutenant) • Jirōbō Ikkanzaka (7th Division 4th Seat) • Lisa Yadōmaru (8th Division Lieutenant) • Mashiro Kuna (9th Division Lieutenant) • Kirio Hikifune (12th Division Captain) • Hiyori Sarugaki (12th Division Lieutenant)|
|Dishonorably Discharged||Kisuke Urahara (12th Division Captain) • Kōga Kuchiki (6th Division 3rd Seat) • Kagerōza Inaba (12th Division 7th Seat)|
|Killed In Action||Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto (Captain-Commander of the Gotei 13, 1st Division Captain) • Retsu Unohana (4th Division Captain) • Kenpachi Kiganjō (11th Division Captain) • Chōjirō Tadaoki Sasakibe (1st Division Lieutenant) • Sōjun Kuchiki (6th Division Lieutenant) • Heizō Kasaki (9th Division 3rd Seat) • Shinobu Eishima (9th Division 4th Seat) • Izaemon Tōdō (9th Division 6th Seat) • Kaien Shiba (13th Division Lieutenant) • Miyako Shiba (13th Division 3rd Seat)|