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Chōjirō Sasakibe
Chōjirō Sasakibe
Name Chōjirō Sasakibe
Kanji 雀部 長次郎
Romanji Sasakibe Chōjirō
Race Shinigami
Birthday November 4
Gender Male
Height 179 cm (5'10½")
Weight 66 kg (146 lbs.)
Eyes Amber
Hair Silver

Professional Status
Affiliation Gotei 13, Soul Society
Occupation Lieutenant of the First Division
Team First Division
Partner Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto
Base of Operations First Division HQ, Seireitei, Soul Society
Personal Status
Marital Status Single
Education Shinō Academy
Status In Soul Society
Shikai Gonryōmaru
Bankai None

Chōjirō Sasakibe (雀部 長次郎, Sasakibe Chōjirō) is the Lieutenant of the 1st Division.

Appearance Edit

Chōjirō has light amber eyes, silver grey hair, a small black handlebar mustache with tanned skin. He wears a white jinbaori over a standard Shinigami uniform with long white arm guards. He wears a white turtle-neck under his uniform and has his lieutenant armband on his left arm.

Personality Edit

It is revealed that English society, which he saw during missions in the real world, has had a big impact on him. As such he has a habit of making tea with his own personally grown black tea leaves, sometimes with drastic results, such as blowing up a tower by trying to turn on a boiling machine. His adoration of Western culture is to such degree that he only likes Western cuisine and dislikes Japanese cuisine, this is a noticeable difference between him and his captain, (Though, surprisingly, he represents the Tea Ceremony Club on occasion, which more reflects following his captain's command than his own Western style.) His jinbaori, which he made himself, is also meant to give him a more Western look. He passes his free time by endeavoring to adopt more aspects of Western culture.

Plot Edit

Shinigami arc Edit

He is seen briefly, showing Seireitō to Captain-Commander Yamamoto's study.

Powers & AbilitiesEdit

Kidō Expert: Chōjirō is shown to be experienced enough in Kidō to open and close large powerful barriers, like the one around the fake Karakura Town.[1]

Flash Steps: Chōjirō is proficient enough in flash steps, appearing behind Shinji Hirako as he talks about the barrier that the Gotei 13 placed in the Fake Karakura.[2][3]

High Spiritual Energy: Being a lieutenant of the Gotei 13, Chōjirō boasts a high spiritual energy.


Chōjirō Sasakibe's Shikai

Gonryōmaru, Chōjirō's zanpakutō.

Gonryōmaru (厳霊丸, Solemn Spirit): an average katana with a ornate double-fanned hand guard and a yellowish-green handle

  • Shikai: Its Shikai command is "Bite" (穿て, ugate; "pierce" in Japanese materials). In its Shikai, Gonryōmaru transforms into a rapier.[4]
Shikai Special Ability: Unknown

References Edit

  1. Bleach manga; Chapter 365, page 10
  2. Bleach anime; Episode 230
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 365, page 10
  4. Bleach manga; Chapter 152, page 13