Shunsui Kyōraku
Shunsui Kyoraku.png
Race Soul
Birthday July 11[1]
Gender Male
Height 192 cm (6'3½")[1]
Weight 87 kg (191 lbs.)[1]
Professional Status
Affiliation Gotei 13, Soul Society, Kyōraku Family
Profession Shinigami
Position General-Commander of the Gotei 13
Captain of the 1st Division
Division 1st Division.png 1st Division
Previous Division 8th Division.png 8th Division
Partner Nanao Ise
Genshirō Okikiba
Previous Partner Lisa Yadōmaru
Base of Operations Seireitei, Soul Society
Personal Status
Relatives Unnamed Older Brother (deceased)
Nanao Ise (niece)
Education Shinōreijutsuin
Shikai Katen Kyōkotsu
Bankai Katen Kyōkotsu: Karamatsu Shinjū
First Appearance
Manga Volume 10, Chapter 81
Light Novel The Death Save the Strawberry
Quote1.png The most frightening part of childrens' play is when they decide on a whim what to play next. You'd have to be a mind reader to know what was coming next. No matter what fun or pleasure they bring, once they take hold of your hand, that's the end... They're going to suck you in, come hell or high water. Since I've already gotten hold of your hand... we may as well play until one of us drops dead. Quote2.png
— Shunsui to Lille Barro[2]

Shunsui Sōzōsa Kyōraku no Jirō (京楽 次郎 総蔵佐 春水, Kyouraku no Jirou Souzousa Shunsui), often simply shortened to Shunsui Kyōraku (京楽 春水, Kyouraku Shunsui; sometimes translated as "Syunsui Kyoraku"[3]) is the former 8th Division Captain of the Gotei 13, now serving as the General-Commander of the Gotei 13 and the Captain of the 1st Division. His lieutenants are Nanao Ise and Genshirō Okikiba. Alongside Jūshirō Ukitake, Shunsui was one of the earliest graduates of the Shinō Spiritual Arts Academy, studying under the former General-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto.


Shunsui in his Captain robes.


Quote1.png It's not good to keep forcing this characteristic thing, Espada-san. And if you're going to talk about characteristic, not having a characteristic behavior is characteristic of me. Quote2.png
— Shunsui speaking to Coyote Starrk.[4]



Powers & Abilities


Katen Kyōkotsu (花天狂骨, Flower Heaven, Crazy Bone; VIZ "Flower-Heaven Bone of Madness")

Shikai Special Ability
  • Bushōgoma (不精独楽, Lazy Spinning Top)
  • Kageoni (影鬼, Shadow Demon)
  • Takaoni (嶄鬼, Mountain Demon)
  • Daruma-san ga Koronda (だるまさん が ころんだ, The Dharma Doll Fell Down)
  • Kageokuri (影送り, Shadow Sending)
  • Yubikiri Genman (指切り拳万, Pinky Swear): This game punishes anybody under its range who speaks a lie. Each time a person tells a lie while this game is in effect, a certain consequence is issued onto them. On the first lie, their fingers are paralyzed. On the second lie, the entire body feels as though it is getting crushed. On the third lie, the liar feels unimaginable pain, which is described as 'their viscera being stabbed from the inside'. It is a technique designed to extract information from the opponent during battle. While this game is active, the wielder is not allowed to lie.[5]
  • Bankai: Katen Kyōkotsu: Karamatsu Shinjū (花天狂骨枯松心中, Bones of Heavenly Blooming Madness: Withering Pine Lovers' Suicide)






  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bleach: Official Character Book SOULs, page 136
  2. Bleach chapter 645
  3. Bleach: Official Character Book 2 MASKED
  4. Bleach chapter 363
  5. Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World III
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