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Overview

Tatsufusa Enjōji
Enjoji
Race Soul
Birthday July 8[1]
Gender Male
Height 203 cm (6'8")[1]
Weight 145 kg (320 lbs.)[1]
Professional Status
Affiliation Gotei 13, Soul Society
Profession Shinigami
Position 3rd Seat of the 8th Division
Division 88th Division
Base of Operations Seireitei, Soul Society
Personal Status
Education Shin'ō Academy
Zanpakutō
Shikai Hōzan[1]
Bankai None
First Appearance
Manga Chapter 105
Anime Episode 37
Voices
Japanese Toshiharu Sakurai
English Kim Strauss

Tatsufusa Enjōji (円乗寺 辰房, Enjōji Tatsufusa) is the 3rd Seat of the Eighth Division.

Appearance

He is a large, beefy man with thick, bushy eyebrows and long, double-braided hair. He wears a customized version of the standard Shinigami uniform, which leaves the left side of his chest and abdomen bare.[2] He has a tattoo of three tomoe, much like those featured upon the tsuba of his Zanpakutō, encircling each other on his left shoulder.[3]

Personality

Tatsufusa has an ego to match his size. When he first confronts Sado, he proclaims that since he was stationed at his post, none of "his kind" had managed to get past him.[2] His mannerisms while engaged in combat are equally exaggerated, swinging his sword in a random, almost idiotic fashion while simultaneously making ridiculous sound effects.[4] Tatsufusa secretly has feelings for the 2nd Division Captain Suì-Fēng.[1]

Plot

Soul Society arc

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Tatsufusa getting punched

When Yasutora Sado storms into the Eighth Division's barracks, Tatsufusa attempts to halt his advance towards Rukia Kuchiki's location. Proudly announcing his rank to the taciturn youth, the seated officer proclaims that he will get no further, before launching into a bizarre display of his swordsmanship, wildly swinging his sword about himself. When Sado fails to react to his "great technique", Tatsufusa questions if the Ryoka is frightened of his prowess, stating that it is only natural, as no one has ever gotten past his impenetrable defense. Having declared this, the seated officer is then swiftly defeated by a single punch to the face from Sado, sending him flying. As Tatsufusa lies unconscious on the ground, Sado remarks that there were too many openings in the man's attack. [5] [6]

Beast Swords arc (anime only)

Note: Events occurring in this arc are only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.

Powers & Abilities

Expert Swordsman: Tatsufusa is a self-proclaimed master of sword-fighting. He is capable of swinging his sword around his body at high speeds, in a bid to prevent his opponent from striking him. This technique has only ever been beaten once, and that was during his battle with Yasutora Sado.[8] [6]

  • Hōzan Kenbu (崩山剣舞, Fallen-Mount Sword Dance): Tatsufusa's signature technique, utilizes his immense strength and sword skill to rapidly swing his Zanpakutō about his body, rendering an opponent unable to get any closer without getting injured.[4][6]

Zanpakutō

Hōzan (崩山, Fallen-Mount), Tatsufusa's Zanpakutō takes the form of a normal katana with a red hilt, with a short piece of red string tied to the hilt.[6] The tsuba is ovoid and has lines radiating from the center outward, with four circles adorning the outer corners.[2]

  • Shikai: It is triggered by "Dance Madly" (乱舞せよ, Ranbuseyo).[1] The ability of the Zanpakutō is unknown.
  • Bankai: Not yet achieved.

Trivia

  • Tatsufusa was responsible for drawing the illustration for the 8th Division Recruitment Brochure, and as a result, he drew Suì-Fēng, despite the fact that she has no connection to the 8th Division.[9]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Bleach Official Character Book Souls, page 135
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Bleach manga; Chapter 105, page 13
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 105, page 15
  4. 4.0 4.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 105, page 14
  5. Bleach manga; Chapter 105, pages 12-16
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Bleach anime; Episode 37
  7. Bleach anime; Episode 263
  8. Bleach manga; Chapter 105, pages 14-16
  9. Bleach Official Bootleg


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