Yoruichi Shihōin
Race Soul
Birthday January 1[1]
Gender Female
Height 156 cm (5'1½")[1]
Weight 42 kg (93 lbs)[1]
Professional Status
Affiliation Gotei 13, Soul Society
Previous Affiliation Urahara Shop
Profession Instructor
Previous Profession Shinigami
Position Instructor at the Shinō Spiritual Arts Academy
Previous Position Captain of the Second Division, Head of the Shihōin Family, Commander-in-Chief of the Onmitsukidō
Previous Division 2nd Division 2nd Division
Partner Kisuke Urahara
Previous Partner Suì-Fēng
Base of Operations Soul Society
Personal Status
Relatives Yūshirō Shihōin
Education Shinōreijutsuin
Shikai Unknown
Bankai Unknowm
First Appearance
Manga Volume 6, Chapter 51
Light Novel The Death Save the Strawberry
Quote1 People discover their true inner powers then they want to protect something. Their own lives...status..honor..loved ones..a principle...a fierce desire to protect is the key. Now think...what did you want to protect back then? Quote2
— Yoruichi Shihōin to Yasutora Sado and Orihime Inoue[2]

Yoruichi Shihōin (四楓院 夜一, Shihōin Yoruichi) is the former 2nd Division Captain, as well as the former Onmitsukidō Commander. Marenoshin Ōmaeda served as her Lieutenant. Yoruichi is responsible for saving both Kisuke Urahara and Tessai Tsukabishi, heading into exile with the two, basing herself into the Material World.





Powers & Abilities


Yoruichi's Zanpakutō name and abilities are unknown. During her tenure as a Shinigami, Yoruichi wore her sword horizontally behind her on her lower back, though she is no longer seen with her Zanpakutō on her person. By her own admission, she is stronger as a fighter by simply using her Hakuda skills. Because of this, she has to soothe her sword's ego every day due to it being neglected.





  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bleach: Official Character Book of SOULs, page 151
  2. Bleach chapter 62
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