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|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||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, enough to kill his predecessor. 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