|Height||221 cm (7'3")|
|Weight||316 kg (695 lbs.)|
|Previous Affiliation||Gotei 13, Soul Society|
|Previous Position||Captain of the 11th Division|
|Previous Division||11th Division|
|Base of Operations||11th Division HQ, Seireitei, Soul Society|
|Manga||Chapter 527 (flashback)|
Kenpachi Kiganjō (鬼厳城 剣八, Kiganjō Kenpachi) was the 10th Kenpachi. A century ago, he was the captain of the 11th Division and the predecessor of Kenpachi Zaraki. Prior to becoming the Kenpachi, Kiganjō's name was Gosuke Kiganjō (鬼厳城 五助, Kiganjō Gosuke).
Kenpachi Kiganjō was a big man, with a dark complexion, dark hair, and dark eyes. He had two spiked piercings below his lips, and had a very rough appearance, with chipped fingernails, facial hair, and body hair.
Just like every other captain of the 11th Division, Kiganjō became the captain and the new "Kenpachi" by killing the previous captain of the 11th Division, the 9th Kenpachi.
When Kiganjō failed to turn up to the captains meeting called to introduce Kisuke Urahara, Shinji Hirako stated Kiganjō was a slacker who, as usual, was not listening to what he was told. Shinji, claiming he was a "pain in the ass", wondered why "such a piggish guy" had been allowed to become a captain. Love Aikawa points out it couldn't be helped, given that the 11th Division is set up differently, and if anyone is to be blamed for Kiganjō's presence among them, it is the previous Kenpachi for dying to Kiganjō.
Kiganjō was not present during the captains meeting which was called to respond to the emergency surrounding the vanishing soul incident when Kensei and Mashiro disappeared.
Bount arc (anime only)
Note: Events occurring in this arc are only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
Powers and Abilities
Master Swordsman: As a former captain of the 11th division, which specializes in swordsmanship, Kiganjō had highly capable skill in this art. However, it was not nearly at the level of Zaraki, who took him down in a single strike.
- Shikai: Not Revealed
- Bankai: Not Revealed
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Bleach Official Character book 2 MASKED
- ↑ Bleach Manga; Chapter -108, page 10
- ↑ Bleach Manga; Chapter -108, pages 10-11
- ↑ Bleach Manga; Chapter -102, page 01-17
- ↑ Bleach Manga; Chapter 146, page 01
- ↑ Bleach Anime; Episode 77
9th Kenpachi ?
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| Succeeded by|
|Captain of the 11th Division|
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| Succeeded by|
|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 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)|