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Gillian (最下大虚 (ギリアン), girian; Japanese for "Lowest Great Hollow"), also known as Menos Grande (大虚 (メノスグランデ), menosu gurande; Spanish for "Less Big" or "Big Minus", Japanese for "Great Hollow"), are a cannibalistic sub-species of Hollows and the lowest level of Menos.


An individualistic Gillian.

Gillians all look alike:[1] they are several stories tall, covered in a black cloak, have large white feet that look like boots, and wear white masks with long pointed noses.[2]

Gillians are formed when a Hollow's hunger becomes so insatiable that it can no longer sustain itself on Human Souls. In order to fill the growing void in their souls, these new cannibalistic Hollow congregate and eat one another until a Menos Grande is formed with a large body and tremendous spiritual energy. The melding of these souls causes them to loose their individuality,[3] rendering them slow and stupid.[1]

However, occasionally a Gillian will retain the individuality of one of the many personalities that make it up. These Gillians have unique masks that differentiate them from the usual members of their sub-species. It is these Gillians that will continue to consume other Gillians, allowing for further evolution.[3]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bleach chapter 197
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bleach chapter 48
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bleach chapter 284