Kūkaku Shiba (志波 空鶴, Shiba Kūkaku) is the leader of the Shiba clan. She is the sister of Ganju and late Kaien Shiba as well as a personal friend of Yoruichi Shihōin.


  • Sword: Kūkaku possesses a sword which resembles an ordinary katana. It has an pale orange hilt and a rectangular tsuba, the corners of which curve inwards. She keeps it attached to the back of the stub of her right arm.[26]
  • Reishūkaku (霊集核, Spirit-Gathering Core): This invention uses its wielder's Reiryoku in order to generate and maintain a spherical shell of energy that protects them against the barrier surrounding Seireitei.
  • Kakaku Hō (花鶴砲, Flower Crane Cannon): A large chimney-like structure with a capped top which is located behind her house. It is a Kidō-driven device that launches the Reishūkaku into the air.

Powers Edit

High Spiritual Power: As a member of the Shiba family, Kūkaku possesses a high level of spiritual pressure.

Kidō Expert: Kūkaku is capable of using a level 63 Hadō, with which she defeats Higonyūdō. Kūkaku has also shown that she is able to use advanced Kidō techniques, such as "Kakaku style version 2, Kagizaki", to launch a reishūkaku (霊集核, Spirit-Gathering Core) from her Kakaku Hō(花鶴砲, Flower Crane Cannon), a Kidō-driven device.

Keen Intellect: Kūkaku has shown herself to be a rather insightful woman, able to quickly understand the situation at hand and act accordingly. She is a well-informed person, having good knowledge of events in Soul Society.

Enhanced Strength: Kūkaku is physically strong, able to simultaneously beat up both Ichigo Kurosaki and Ganju barehanded.

Fireworks Expert: Kūkaku has a knowledge of creating and using fireworks.


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