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Koganehiko and Shiroganehiko
Koganehiko and Shiroganehiko
Race Souls
Professional Status
Affiliation Kūkaku Shiba
Occupation House guards
Personal Status
First Appearance
Manga Volume 9, Chapter 78
Anime Episode 23
Voices
Japanese (Koganehiko) Dai Matsumoto
(Shiroganehiko) Miyake Kenta
English (Koganehiko) Peter Spellos
(Shiroganehiko) Michael McConnohie
Spanish Alejandro Mayen (Latin America)

Koganehiko (金彦) and Shiroganehiko (銀彦), are the Shiba Family's house guards and Kūkaku Shiba's assistants.

Appearance

Both wear a red hat with a gold trim and white tassel on top and a light blue scarf tied at the front by a red fastener with gold highlights. Shiroganehiko wears a yellow top, while Koganehiko wears a white one. The only notable differences between Koganehiko and Shiroganehiko apart from the differing color of their clothes are some features of their faces; Koganehiko has a broad face and split chin, while Shiroganehiko has a long face and a normal chin.

Personality

Koganehiko and Shiroganehiko are very loyal companions to the Shiba Clan and their affiliates. They are easily upset by the disappointment from Kūkaku and Ganju, Both very hard workers, doing the work that Kūkaku gives them flawlessly and without complaint or resistance. [1]

History

They have been guards at the Shiba house for a long time, as seen when they instantly recognized Yoruichi Shihōin in her feline form, even though she had not set foot in Soul Society in 100 years. The pair previously were Kūkaku and Kaien Shiba's educators. Since the fall of the Shiba clan, they are the only people who continue to serve the family.[2]

Plot

Soul Society arc

When Ichigo and the rest of his group arrive at the house of Kūkaku Shiba, the two guards approach them. The two stand in front of the group, with Shiroganehiko saying that they will not let them pass, while Koganehiko tells them to leave. Koganehiko sees Yoruichi and allow the group to enter the house. As Koganehiko leads the group inside, he apologizes for the misunderstanding and allows the group to meet Kūkaku.[3]

Shiba Cannon

Koganehiko and Shiroganehiko present the Kūkaku cannon.

After Kūkaku takes the group to the chimney-like structure beside her house, she instructs the two guards to raise the platform they are standing on. With much effort from the two guards, the ceiling retracts and the platform rises to just above ground level. [1] After Kūkaku explains how the will use her cannon and the Reishūkaku to enter the Seireitei, she commands the two guards to take the group inside and train them.[4] Both Koganehiko and Shiroganehiko scold Ichigo for being unable to use the Reishūkaku [5]

After a while of training, Uryū, Orihime and Sado can all use the Reishūkaku well, except for Ichigo. Koganehiko and Shiroganehiko berate Ichigo for his poor skills, leading Ichigo to throw his Reishūkaku at Koganehiko, sending him back, and the three bicker. [6] During lunch, Ichigo manages to activate his Reishūkaku causing an outburst of his Reiatsu. Koganehiko and Shiroganehiko panic while one of the arms outside the Kūkaku house begin to tremble.[6]

When the group is ready to depart to the Seireitei, Koganehiko and Shiroganehiko wait near the cannon.[7] After Ganju decides to go along with Ichigo and his friends and tells them the story of his brother, Koganehiko and Shiroganehiko are moved by his word and they both begin to cry.[8]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 80, page 3-5
  2. Bleach Official Character Book Souls, Kaien Shiba's biography
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 78, page 11-14
  4. Bleach manga; Chapter 80, page 11-12
  5. Bleach manga; Chapter 80, page 18
  6. 6.0 6.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 81, page 1-2
  7. Bleach manga; Chapter 83, page 10
  8. Bleach manga; Chapter 83, page 17

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