Isshin Kurosaki
Race Soul
Birthday December 10[1]
Gender Male
Height 186 cm (6'1")[1]
Weight 80 kg (176 lbs.)[1]
Professional Status
Affiliation Kurosaki Clinic
Previous Affiliation Soul Society, Gotei 13
Profession Clinical Doctor (Surgeon)
Previous Profession Shinigami
Previous Position 10th Division Captain
Head of Shiba Clan Branch Family
Previous Division 10th Division 10th Division
Previous Partner Rangiku Matsumoto
Base of Operations Kurosaki Clinic
Karakura Town
Personal Status
Relatives Kaien Shiba (relative)
Ganju Shiba (relative)
Kūkaku Shiba (relative)
Masaki Kurosaki (wife, deceased)
Ichigo Kurosaki (son)
Karin Kurosaki (daughter)
Yuzu Kurosaki (daughter)
Orihime Inoue (daughter-in-law)
Kazui Kurosaki (grandson)
Education Shinōreijutsuin
Shikai Engetsu
First Appearance
Manga Volume 1, Chapter 1
Light Novel The Death Save the Strawberry
Quote1 Why should I blame you? Masaki would be mad at me if I did that. It's not your fault that she died. I'm proud of her. The woman I loved gave her life trying to protect her child. And don't forget...that child was you. Quote2
— Isshin Kurosaki to Ichigo Kurosaki[2]

Isshin Kurosaki (黒崎 一心, Kurosaki Isshin), né Shiba (志波) is the former 10th Division Captain, as well as the former head of a branch family in the Shiba Clan. He runs the Kurosaki Clinic in Karakura Town. Isshin is the husband of the late Masaki Kurosaki, as well as the father of three children: Ichigo, Karin, and Yuzu Kurosaki. Later, he would become the grandfather of Kazui Kurosaki.



Isshin Kurosaki as a Shinigami.

During his younger years, as the 10th Division Captain, Isshin bore a stunning resemblance to his son, with the differences being in his stark black hair and more pronounced chin. He was clean shaven, and his nose was smaller than it woud be as an adult. His skin is darker than that of his children, with brown eyes. As with other Shinigami, Isshin's attire was the typical Shinigami Shihakushō; this attire consists of a black kosode and hakama, tied at the waist with a white obi. Her footwear consists of white tabi, covered by waraji. Over this ensemble, Isshin wore a sleeveless Captain's haori.

As an adult, Isshin retained his regular hairstyle, though his facial features have matured and lost the smoothness that they had during his time in the Gotei1 13. His nose has become a more prominent feature, and he is more muscular than he was during his tenure as a Captain. Isshin notably possesses prominent chest and arm hair. He commonly wears his doctor's coat over casual clothing, such as a shirt and pants. As a Shinigami, he still wears his Shihakushō, yet his haori is wrapped over his shoulder, tied by a metal plate, obscuring the 10th Division insignia.




Shinigami Agent Arc


Isshin assaults Ichigo for tardiness.

When his son returns home half an hour past curfew, Isshin quickly jumps the boy, using physical force to reprimand his son. The two break out into an argument, as Ichigo is dissatisfied with his father's stringent curfew. When Ichigo goes off to his room in a huff, and Isshin finds out that not only is his son talking to Karin and Yuzu about his problems and not him, but his daughters don't find him reliable, Isshin laments his grievances to a giant poster of his late wife.[3]


Isshin wounded by Fishbone D.

Hearing loud noises in his son's room, Isshin barges in with another physical assault, only to be thrown off by Ichigo. He's confused when the latter points to an alleged burglar that he can't see. He later goes to cry to Yuzu about how hard Ichigo hit him. When Fishbone D attacked the Kurosaki Clinic, Isshin was the first to go down, his 'back exploding' from the force of the Hollow's attack.[3]


The Kurosaki family after the incident.

The next morning, Isshin once again attacks his son by way of greeting. Ichigo reprimands him, but is surprised to see his father's lack of wounds. Isshin is confused at his son's question, wondering if he got hurt. Neither Isshin, nor his children, remember the events of the night previously, and believe that their a truck carashed into the clinic. Isshin says that the driver will apologize, but Karin snaps that he won't.[4]

Powers & Abilities







  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bleach: Official Character Book SOULs, page 37
  2. Bleach chapter 25
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bleach chapter 1
  4. Bleach chapter 2
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