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Characters in the Bleach series that have only appeared in its films.

Memories of Nobody


Voiced by: Chiwa Saito (JP), Gina K. Bowes (EN)
A character from the first film, Memories of Nobody, Senna is a mysterious girl with Soul Reaper powers whom Ichigo and Rukia encounter in the world of the living. Her zanpakuto is Mirokumaru.
  • Blow You Away: Her zanpakuto Mirokumaru can summon tornadoes.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Seems to have little sense about how the real world works, possibly the result of having many lost souls' memories inside her.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Wears one in her school uniform, and mopped the floor with those Blanks early in the movie, but she never fights in it.
  • Canon Immigrant: In chapter 626 of the manga Yoruichi confirms the existence of Valley of Screams and in the following chapter Ichigo states that he had once been to a Valley of Screams, which canonizes the events of the first movie and by extension Senna. An omake made Kubo in Chapter 626 confirms that Ichigo's and Yoruichi's statements are indeed referring to the events of the movie.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Inverted. Years after appearing in The Movie, she's seen sitting behind Ichigo in a restaurant during a filler episode, but with her ribbon colored yellow (just as it was in her debut) instead of her trademark red.
  • Genki Girl: Very spunky, upbeat, fun-loving and carefree; a good counter to the normally scowling, Hot-Blooded Ichigo.
  • Girl of the Week: She's the main female protagonist for the first film, Memories of Nobody.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Hers is apparently black with a purple sheen. Similar to Yoruichi's manga hair colour.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the end, Senna throws herself back into the disintegrating realm to Save Both Worlds.
  • I Have the High Ground: Likes high places, especially Ferris Wheels.
  • Living MacGuffin: She's a Shinenju, which is memories of various Blanks all combined into a single person. The Dark Ones are after her as she is the key to combining the living and the spirit worlds together. But in doing so, will destroy both dimensions. The Gotei 13 are trying to capture her to prevent it from happening.
  • Magic Skirt: She goes to high places and swirls her skirt around a lot, yet avoids having a Panty Shot.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Averted; Ichigo's more of a scowling pseudo-delinquent than a brooding sulker, the romance aspect is far more subtle, and Senna herself is less of an airhead and more along the lines of a carefree fun-lover.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: She goes through several flashbacks to completely conflicting childhoods. None of these memories belong to her.
  • Not Quite Dead: A girl that looks and behaves exactly like her runs by Ichigo at the end, even making a cameo in episode 204.
  • Paradox Person: Not so much a real person but rather the memories of blanks given a human form. As such whenever she remembers something, it's one of the past lives of the blanks inhabiting her, not her own. This news she doesn't take well but Ichigo assures her, regardless how she was conceived, she's still her own person.
  • Secondary Character Title: Memories of Nobody refers to Senna and the fact that she has multiple memories that weren't really hers to begin with due to being an amalgam of different souls.
  • Simple Staff: Her Zanpakuto release takes the form of a .
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Which hint at her magical, non-natural origins.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Senna is not a shinigami; she's the Memory Rosary, an entity formed from the congealed memories of the Blank spirits.

     Ganryu Ryodoji

Voiced by Masashi Ebara (JP), Troy Baker (EN)
The main antagonist in Memories of Nobody, Ganryu is the leader of the Dark Ones, a group of Soul Reapers exiled to the Valley of the Screams.
  • And I Must Scream: As the novels reveal, he was banished about a million years ago to a Valley of Screams and was stuck there till the events of the movie. Even a sadistic scumbag like Tokinada, who relishes on the misery of everyone around him, thinks that this fate was too cruel.
  • Big Bad: He's the one who wants to use the Valley of Screams to destroy Soul Society and the Living World
  • Belated Backstory: The reason for his banishment was revealed in the second volume of the novel 'Can't fear your own world', over 12 years since the premier of his movie. As Tokinada reveals, Ganryu and the rest of the Dark ones used to be part of the noble Ryodoji family. When the ancestors of the five great noble families committed the original sin of Soul Society a million years ago (by sealing away the Soul King and creating the current world where death exists), the Ryodoji family opposed them and as punishment the ancestors exiled them into a Valley of Screams for all eternity.
  • Canon Immigrant: Just like the rest of the movie, he has been integrated into the canon story when Ichigo mentions the events of 'Memories of Nobody' in the manga. On top of that, the post-war novels reference him and his banishment.
  • Freudian Excuse: He was exiled to the Valley of Screams a million years ago, for the probably justified position of opposing the creation of the Soul King. No wonder he's so mad at Soul Society.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Big scar at his forehead, traced diagonally down his left eye to the corner of his jaw.
  • Revenge: Wants revenge on the Soul Society for exiling his people.
  • Shaped Like Itself: "We are the clan of darkness, the Dark Ones." Justified because "Dark Ones" is in English while the rest of the sentence is in Japanese, but it sounds funny when you translate it all into English.
  • Time Abyss: His banishment is part of the original sin of Soul Society, which was committed about a million years ago. Ganryu is even older than Soul Society itself.
  • Unperson: All records of him and his family's existence have been erased from existence by the ancestors of the five great noble families. A million years later Tokinada Tsunayashiro is one of the very few people, who know about their existence and why they were banished to begin with.

     The Dark Ones

The other members following Ganryu's orders. They're named Jai, Benin, Mue, Bao, Riyan.

  • Designated Girl Fight: Benin ends up fighting Sui Feng.
  • Evil Counterpart: Benin is basically an evil Matsumoto with a crossbow.
  • Flat Characters: We don't really learn much about them, they're just there to give some of the Gotei 13 members a fight in the finale. Can't Fear Your Own World gives them a bit of backstory... 12 years after the movie's premiere, and it really just establishes why they're in the Valley of Screams, but nothing about their personalities.
  • Paper Fan of Doom: Riyan's fan, which is used to repeal Hitsugaya's ice.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Mue, after finding out that his opponent was Kenpachi Zaraki.
    • Riyan as he realizes Hitsugya froze his missile launcher leaving him wide open for his final attack.
    • Likewise Bao as Renji's Bankai goes to finish him.
  • Me's a Crowd: Jai who can use his weapon to make multiple copies of himself.

The DiamondDust Rebellion

     Sojiro Kusaka

Voiced by: Akira Ishida (JP), Keith Silverstein (EN).
The main antagonist in the second film, The Diamond Dust Rebellion, Sojiro is an old friend and rival of Hitsugaya's, who attended the academy with him. It turned out that both of them had the zanpakuto Hyorinmaru, so in accordance with Soul Society laws, the two fought and Hitsugaya won though partly because he was willing to attack Hitsuguya first to keep his zanpakuto. The "duel" was really a Secret Test of Character which he failed. Kusaka, bitter about this, sought to destroy Soul Society with the Royal Seal.
  • Big Bad: He is the main antagonist of the second film, The DiamondDust Rebellion.
  • Bishōnen: He's a rather handsome young man when he takes his mask off.
  • Blessed with Suck: He possesses the same zampakuto as his friend Hitsugaya. A pity Soul Society forbides two Shinigami from having the same zampakuto.
  • Evil Counterpart: Of Hitsugaya, they even have the same zanpakuto and similar-sounding given names.
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: He has the Ice, while his two Arrancar minions have the Fire and Lightning.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: He and Hitsugaya were friends and classmates in the academy. His fate ensured he was wiped from all record as ever having existed and those that had known about him, including Hitsugaya, kept their mouths shut until his reappearance.
  • An Ice Person: Like Hitsugaya, he possesses Hyōrinmaru as a Zanpakuto, although his version of it is darker and resembles a Western dragon.

     Ying and Yang

Ying voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (JP), Kate Higgins (EN)
Yang voiced by: Yukana (JP), Tara Platt (EN)
Two young, teenaged, twin-like Arrancar girls that serve as Kusaka's joint-lieutenants during his bid to wipe out the Seireitei. Ying's the one with blue hair, Yan has red hair.
  • Action Girl: They're both Arrancar powerful enough to give Ichigo a good fight.
  • Clothing Damage: Never shown receiving it on-screen, but last they show up as humans, pieces of their clothes are ripped and torn, revealing a generous amount of skin and bruises to the camera.
  • Co-Dragons: To Kusaka, who himself becomes a giant ice dragon at the climax of the film.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Both have one, modeled in a schoolgirl-like fashion, and apart from their One-Winged Angel forms, they always fight in 'em.
  • Elemental Powers: Yang has Playing with Fire, Ying has Shock and Awe; Yang can turn into a fireball, Ying can turn into a blue disk-like projectile. They even use their attacks in combination against Ichigo late into the second film, without much success.
  • Facial Markings: Similar to Apacci, Yang has two red circles over her red eyes, and Ying has two blue circles over her blue eyes.
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: Yang (fire) and Ying (lightning) to Kosaka's Ice.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Unlike Loly, Ying has her pigtails descending downwards, instead of up.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: They're even shorter than Rukia, and can still pack a punch.
  • Show Some Leg: If you look at the picture-link to Yan's outfit from above, you can see that the inner-side portion of her legs are exposed, as well as the upper half of her thighs; same applies for her sister.
  • Theme Naming: They're named after Yin and Yang, the two opposing forces of the world.
  • Whip It Good: Ying's got a whip that jolts out electricity. Owch, yet yummy.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Ying has blue hair, Yang has red hair.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After Kusaka fused with the Ouin and became a giant ice dragon, a battered, beaten Yang and Ying return to him, kneeling before him in slight embarrassment, before Kusaka nonchalantly froze them both. Subverted, however, once we see two identical female-looking Hollows with the same abilities as Yang (fire) and Ying (electricity); by freezing them with the same ice that made up his dragon form, Kusaka essentially fused Yang and Ying together with him, allowing the energy from the Ouin to fully transform them into their Hollow forms and take on the Soul Reapers at the last act of the second film.

Fade To Black

Voiced by: Aya Hirano (JP), Laura Bailey (EN)
Homura is Rukia's (adopted) younger sister and Shizuku's older sister, and one of the main antagonists in the third movie. She's highly possessive of Rukia, and wants to kill anyone who might come between the two of them.
  • Affably Evil: Yes, she has issues, but at her core, she's a sweet, playful young girl, even if it's only towards Rukia.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Rukia certainly felt this way about her and Shizuku, as did Ichigo, Renji, Urahara and Byakuya. invoked
  • Barefoot Poverty: She comes from a very impoverished background. Her tattered clothing and barefooted appearance reflect that history.
  • Battle Aura: When angry, she emits black Hollow reiatsu with a purple outline.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Shares the role of joint-antagonist with her younger brother in the third movie Fade to Black, but usually doesn't participate in a fight, instead acting as backseat support in that regard. To compensate, she has the most screen time and dialogue out of the two siblings, mainly because of her interactions with Rukia throughout the movie. She caused quite a finale by fusing Shizuku and Rukia with herself and unleashing that Giant Mook of a Mayuri experiment on the captains and lieutenants. Bonus points for her being the very first female Big Bad in the series.
  • Big "NO!": When Rukia regains her memories, Homura snaps and lets out a scream of denial while unleashing a blast of Hollow reiatsu.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Not nearly as psychotic or extreme as Loly, but she had potential there, and a good excuse for it.
  • Creepy Child: Her hair and unnatural skin tone are pretty creepy.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Always wore one, but never fights in it, though her Mass Teleportation is used to help Shizuku fight instead.
  • Dead All Along: She and her brother were killed and possessed by a memory-stealing parasitic Hollow while protecting Rukia.
  • Forgotten Childhood Friend: Rukia took her and her brother in and looked after them, but due to being hit by the memory-stealing Hollow's scythe she forgot all about them.
  • Fusion Dance: With Shizuku and Rukia, making Dark Rukia.
  • The Glomp: Fond of doing this with Rukia.
  • Happily Adopted: When they were small children, she and her brother were taken in by Rukia.
  • Hellish Pupils: When her Hollow reiatsu acts up her pupils turn into vertical slits.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She and her brother took a Hollow into their bodies to save Rukia from a possessed Soul Reaper.
  • Living on Borrowed Time: She and her brother were mortally wounded by the parasitic Hollow, but managed to take it into themselves. Once it was purged, they died.
  • Magic Skirt: She wears a really short skirt, but avoids any sort of Panty Shot from the camera.
  • Mass Teleportation: Can not only teleport herself and other people, but can even teleport buildings.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name put together with Shizuku's means "a strong shine".
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Justified, as she was killed and possessed by a Hollow when still a kid, which drove her insane and froze her mental age.
  • Power Echoes: When she's angry and starts succumbing to the Hollow, her voice gains a reverberating undertone.
  • Sanity Slippage: The parasitic Hollow infesting her slowly ate away at her sanity until she was completely consumed by their mutual hatred of Soul Reapers and desire to be together with Rukia forever. Once it was purged, her sanity was restored for the few moments before she succumbed to her injuries.
  • Saying Too Much: When pleading with Rukai not to listen to Ichigo, Homura accidentally lets slip that she and her brother were the ones who took Rukia's memories and lied to her about her past. Rukia subsequently regaining her memories caused Homura to snap.
  • Theme Twin Naming: In addition to the already-noted Meaningful Name, "Homura" means "flame" while "Shizuku" means "drop".
  • Yandere: Homura wants Rukia to herself, and is more-than-willing to go through any Soul Reaper that gets in her way. This is due to the parasitic Hollow eating away at her sanity as it tries to completely take her over.


Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (JP), Richard Cansino (EN)
Shizuku is Rukia's (adopted) and Homura's younger brother and one of the two main antagonists in the third movie. He erases people's memories of Rukia, as well as many of her own, in order to stay together with her forever, although he appears to be more emotionally stable than his sister.
  • Barefoot Poverty: He comes from a very impoverished background. His tattered clothing and barefooted appearance reflect that history.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Shares it with Homura in the third movie Fade to Black, being the one that personally erased almost everyones' memories of Rukia.
  • The Conscience: While he hates Soul Reapers, he questions whether he and his sister are going too far, if only because they might completely erase Rukia's memories and never get their names. He also tries to calm Homura down during her rages. However, when his back is to the wall he threatens to decapitate Rukia if Ichigo and Renji don't back off, and while he makes a final, unsuccessful attempt to calm Homura down, he ultimately fuses with her and Rukia to become Dark Rukia.
  • The Dragon: While he shares the role of main antagonist with his older sister, he has relatively less screen-time and lines than his sister, whom he seems to be fairly loyal and obedient to most of the time.
  • Dead All Along: He and his sister were killed and possessed by a memory-stealing parasitic Hollow while protecting Rukia.
  • Forgotten Childhood Friend: To Rukia, as the Hollow erased her memories of him and his sister.
  • Fusion Dance: With Homura and Rukia, making Dark Rukia.
  • Happily Adopted: For a time, he and his sister were taken in by Rukia, who they came to consider their big sister.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He and his sister took a Hollow into their bodies to save Rukia from a possessed Soul Reaper.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Can erase people's memories with his weapon of choice.
  • Living on Borrowed Time: He and his sister were mortally wounded by the parasitic Hollow, but managed to take it into themselves. Once it was purged, they died.
  • Meaningful Name: His name put together with Homura's means "a strong shine".
  • Sinister Scythe: He wields a crimson-bladed white scythe that is a manifestation of the Hollow, which can erase memories.
  • Theme Twin Naming: In addition to the already-noted Meaningful Name, "Shizuku" means "drop" while "Homura" means "flame".

     Hollow Parasite 
A unique Hollow possessing the ability to parasitize others and erase memories via the scythe-like blade on its tail.
  • Battle Aura: It can form an aura of black and purple reiatsu.
  • Big Bad: It's the true villain of the third film, subtly manipulating the two siblings in order to take Rukia as a host.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: The Hollow's eyes are jet black, as are the eyes of its host when it fully takes over.
  • Demonic Possession: Its special ability is to take over a host, though it slowly corrodes their body if they can't contain it. It slowly eats away at Homura's sanity, inflaming her hatred against Soul Reapers and her obsession with Rukia so that it can obtain her as a host.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Anyone it cuts with its tail-blade will not only get amnesia, but everyone's memories of that person will be erased as well.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Aside from being a Hollow, when possessing a host it can manifest as a spectral version of itself.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: It closely resembles a snake.
  • Sinister Scythe: It possesses a retractable scythe-like blade on the tip of its tail that can erase memories, and can also manifest as an actual scythe.

    Dark Rukia

An evil, Hollowfied version of Rukia possessed by Homura and Shizuku.
  • Badass Cape: Wears a tattered red cape with a High Collar of Doom.
  • Battle Aura: Has one formed of black and purple reiatsu, which Byakuya and Renji state is increasingly reminiscent of a Hollow's.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: As her Hollowfication progresses during her fight against Ichigo, her eyes turn solid black.
  • Breakout Villain: Has been featured as a playable character in Bleach: Heat the Soul 6 and Heat the Soul 7.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: When Rukia transforms into Dark Rukia, her entire appearance changes, transforming her into a uniquely powerful, barefooted scythe-wielder. Once the evil transformation is broken, she returns to her full Soul Reaper uniform, including shoes.
  • Demonic Possession: Is possessed by Shizuku and Homura, who in turn are possessed by the memory-stealing parasitic Hollow. Homura's personality seems to be dominant, though.
  • Ethereal White Dress: Wears a tattered white kimono, showing that she's not quite human and is possessed.
  • Eye Color Change: As her Hollowfication advances she goes from having purple irises with slitted pupils to having solid black eyes.
  • Fangs Are Evil: As her Hollowfication progresses her teeth become jagged.
  • Fusion Dance: Was created when Homura and Shizuku merged with Rukia.
  • Hellish Pupils: Her pupils are vertical slits.
  • I'll Kill You!: Pretty much the only thing she says during her fight with Ichigo.
  • Lightning Bruiser: While Ichigo was holding back due to her being his friend and all, she managed to easily overpower him and would have killed him if Byakuya hadn't intervened.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her hair and irises are purple, and she's a deadly opponent.
  • Sinister Scythe: Wields the same red-bladed memory-erasing scythe Shizuku does, only with two full blades.
  • Slasher Smile: When she was about to decapitate Ichigo she breaks out in a maniacal grin.
  • Sword Beam: More like Scythe Beam, but she can fire black-and-purple reiatsu from her scythe.
  • Teleport Spam: She frequently teleports during her fight with Ichigo to catch him off guard.
  • Voice of the Legion: She speaks with Homura's and Shizuku's voices, sometimes layered over each other and at other times separately.

Hell Verse

Kokuto's true appearance. 

Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai (JP), Travis Willingham (EN)
A Sinner of Hell, damned due to committing heinous crimes for the sake of his dying sister that allies himself with Ichigo and his gang.
  • Ax-Crazy: After he reveals he was Evil All Along, he rants about how unfair it was that he was damned for avenging his sister's murder, that he wants everyone to suffer like he has, and that he will escape Hell even if it means dragging it into the World of the Living.
  • Badass Baritone: He has a very deep voice and is very badass. In a departure for Bleach characters in general, he almost completely lacks powers, magic, gimmicks, or power-ups of any kind. He has only three tricks: He can whip around the Nigh-Invulnerable chains connecting him to hell to defend from attacks, has a generic sword beam that he rarely uses and never does anything significant with, and can conjure a blue energy barrier. Despite this, he's able to simultaneously take out three villains who gave Ichigo and co. a hard time and beat the shit out of Ichigo fairly easily using nothing but strength, skill, and quick thinking.
  • Barrier Warrior: He can activates a shield which withstands Hollow Ichigo's Cero.
  • Batman Gambit: Upon witnessing Ichigo fighting Ulquiorra in his second Hollow form, he quickly spread rumours about it in Hell, saying that it had the power to break open the gates of Hell, hoping that someone would take advantage of that information and lure Ichigo to Hell. Guess what Shuren decides to do?
  • Big Bad: In Bleach Hell Verse, he's ultimately the one responsible for tricking Shuren into kidnapping Yuzu, but it isn't until the final act that we learn of it.
  • Big "NO!": When Ichigo is pulled out of Hell before his chains are broken. Subverted in the dub, when he just lets out a scream. Also reversed in dub when Kokuto is dragged back down to the deepest pits of hell. In the original, he just screams but in the dub he activates this trope.
  • Bishounen: He's not hard on the eyes at all, unlike most Sinners. And then he takes off the cloth covering his eye.
  • Black Swords Are Better: Was the trope image. Fittingly, his name means literally "black sword".
  • Bullying a Dragon: Kokuto deliberately provokes Ichigo into Hollowfying by killing his friends and showing him his sister's corpse, and further goads him into spamming Ceros to destroy the cursed chains binding him to Hell.
  • Chewing the Scenery: How Kazuya Nakai didn't need lung surgery after all the screaming he did in this film is anyone's guess.
  • Cool Sword: Wields a jagged black katana-like sword.
  • The Corrupter: He tries to serve as this to Ichigo after his villainous nature is revealed, trying to goad and antagonize him into Hollowfying.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Kokuto mortally wounds Rukia, Renji, and Uryu with zero effort, in under thirty seconds.
  • Cursed With Awesome: The chains that keep him in Hell prevent him getting free, but he uses them as effective weapons, especially defensely.
  • Death by Irony: His true objective is to break open the gates of Hell and break the chains connected to his body that keep him down there. The only thing strong enough to do both of these is the Cero of Ichigo's second Hollow form. Once Skullclad Ichigo destroys the rest of Kokuto's chains, a bunch more chains to sprout out of the crater left by Ichigo, which then literally drag Kokuto down into the deepest pits of Hell.
  • Escaped from Hell: His goal was to get Ichigo to Hollowfy and use his Cero to destroy the chains binding him to Hell so that he could escape, and he almost succeeded.
  • Evil All Along: Kokuto pretends to be an ally to lure Ichigo into Hell, but it turns out he was the skeleton seen at the beginning of the movie, and was the one who manipulated Shuren and co. into attacking Ichigo in the first place.
  • Facial Horror: His scar, which is normally covered up by his clothes and wrappings. It covers not just half his face but the entire left side of his body.
  • Fate Worse than Death: He's not killed, but Ichigo does drag him into the depths of Hell- the very fate he wanted so desperately to avoid.
  • For the Evulz: Kokuto kills Renji, Uryu, Rukia and Yuzu to piss Ichigo off enough to transform into his Hollow form, as a Cero from that would destroy his chains and release him from Hell.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: The massive scar over the right side of his body is only revealed when he turns out to be evil.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: When he rescues Karin from Shuren's gang and chases them off, he tells Ichigo and co. that he didn't intend to help them, just mess with Shuren's plans out of personal dislike.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: A number of Gunjo's tentacles impale him during their fight, which Kokuto uses to drag him into a lava pool. At the end of the film, Ichigo summons thousands of chains, several of which impale Kokuto as they bind him.
  • Implacable Man: Crosses over to Nigh-Invulnerability. He gets dumped into a pool of lava and his clothes don't even get charred; he laughs off a Cero from Ichigo's Hollow form (granted he had a shield up), and survives a point-blank Flaming Getsuga Tensho. In the end, he's not even killed — just sealed away.
  • Irony: He wants to remove the chains from his body so he can get free from Hell, but he uses them as powerful combat weapons. Becomes Dramatic Irony and when he finally succeeds in breaking them, only to get even more chains all over his body and being dragged even deeper to Hell.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Played Bleach: Soul Resurrección? Then you already know everything about him without having to watch the movie. For a comparison, Resurrección came out in September 2011, while Hell Verse came out in 2010 in Japan but wasn't dubbed until November 2012.
  • Lava is Boiling Kool-Aid: He can keep going even after being dumped in a pool of boiling lava.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Extremely fast, strong and tough. Even more than Ichigo's Bankai form.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Humans go to Hell if they commit a sin while alive. His sin was to avenge his little's sister's death.
  • Man Behind the Man: To Shuren and his gang, being the one who planned that Ichigo have to come to Hell. Shuren never knew it.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kokuto" means "black sword". Guess his Weapon of Choice?
  • Multicolored Hair: The hair we can see is white, the hair underneath his bandages is grey.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: According to himself, he's on a permanent one of these in order to avenge his sister's murder.
  • Sword Beam: He can fire arcs of reiatsu from his sword, but he doesn't use them often.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: The last trailer for Hell Verse, which was it was released after the movie came out in Japan, had no problem in establishing that Kokuto was Evil All Along despite it being a major twist. The trailer even opened up with the scene of Kokuto taunting Ichigo with Yuzu's corpse.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He wasn't sane to begin with, but he goes into extreme rage upon seeing the Kushanāda helping Ichigo, it continues as he is dragged deeper into Hell when's he finally beaten.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Opens his shirt towards the end of the film, Played straight towards the end where his shirt is destoyed.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's very difficult to trope him without revealing too much about his role in the film.


Voiced by: Toru Furuya (JP), Patrick Seitz (EN),
The ringleader of a Togabito (Denizens of Hell) band that wants to break their chains keeping them inside Hell. He himself is the most normal-looking one of the bunch.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Variation. The shackle around his neck is grey in the anime but red in the manga and the actual movie.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He thinks that he's the one to push Ichigo to his breaking point and force him to break open the gates of Hell. However, there are things afoot that even he doesn't know about it. He was just playing into Kokuto's handst.
  • Bishounen: He's the most humanoid Togabito in the movie, and quite attractive.
  • Deader Than Dead: He's killed by Ichigo and resurrects less than a minute later, but Kokuto destroys his body before it can fully reform.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He's the villain for the first hour or so of the movie but ends up replaced by another villain.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Had he actually gone all-out from the start in that instance, he would've killed Ichigo. Since Shuren chose to dick around, Ichigo managed to outmaneuver him by their last bout.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: Pretty much every trailer for the movie had him say "Welcome to Hell" as Ichigo and co. arrive. Despite that, he never says it in the movie, Kokuto does.
  • No Body Left Behind: While he starts to reform seconds after being killed by Ichigo, Kokuto has a breakdown and stamps him out of existence.
  • Only Mostly Dead: He, along with all the other Togabito, ramp this Up to Eleven. Killing him means squat as he'll just be reborn in a pool of lava in the bottom level of hell. The only way to kill him for good is to destroy his regenerating body before it's fully reformed, which Kokuto proceeded to do.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His hair hides his left eye.
  • Playing with Fire: He can control and create fire in different forms.
  • Smug Snake: Boasts for the most part of the movie and thinks that he has almost succeeded his plan, but has a brief five minute long fight with Ichigo, and gets defeated right after.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Merchandise in Japan (Trading Cards, Posters, etc) have spelled his name as Syuren.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Ichigo takes him out by Hollowfying, slashing through his chest, and then while he's doing that, unleashing an absolutely massive Getsuga Tensho (it reaches from the ground up the top of Hell, i.e. the sky) that essentially drags him along as it goes. A minute or so later, it hits the edge of Hell in the background, where it detonates and causes an explosion the size of a nuke.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Ended up being this to Kokuto, who manipulated him from the shadows to lure Ichigo into Hell for his own purposes.


Voiced by: Masaki Aizawa (JP), Jamieson Price {EN)
A Togabito with long tentacle-like arms and blue-ish bandages wrapped around his face, similar to a mummy.

  • Combat Tentacles: His arms are tentacles and he uses them to attack people.
  • The Dragon: Seems to function as Shuren's lieutenant.


Voiced by: Keikō Sakai (JP), Jamie Simone (EN)
A giant, extremely muscular Togabito with brown skin and a detachable arm.


Voiced by: Kōzō Shioya, Joe Ochman (EN)
A short, fat Togabito with banana-like hair.

  • Ambiguously Gay: Taikon's flamboyant, effeminate poising and mannerisms, and his powers - which include sprouting lips on his body to absorb attacks and blowing kisses to fire energy blasts that leave heart-shaped craters - make him come across as stereotypically Camp Gay.
  • Body Horror: According to the other Wiki, his hell-chains are connected to his nipples. He can also form full-lipped mouths anywhere on his body to absorb energy attacks.


Voiced by: Binbin Takaoka (JP), Yuri Lowenthal (EN)
A Togabito with a giant black sword that assists in fighting Ichigo for the first part of the film, before losing his mask and getting forced back into Hell.

  • Blade on a Stick: Fights Ichigo with a massive halbeard with a rectangular blade.
  • Dragged Off to Hell: Once his mask is broken, the Gates of Hell appear and the chains binding him ratchet him in. He's summarily impaled by a massive sword blade that disintegrates him and returns him to the lowest depths of Hell.
  • Mask of Power: Like the other Togabito, he wears a black and white mask that somehow allows him to move outside Hell and prevents the Kushanāda from finding him. Once it's broken, he's immediately recaptured.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Is killed very early in the movie. To add salt in the injury, he's not done in by a hero and it's stated that due to the manner in which he was killed, he won't resurrect for a long time and thus doesn't reappear in the movie.

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