|Kana||石黒総二郎 (Ishiguro Sōjirō)|
|Role||Kingdom Guard Subsidiary No. 2|
Former 4th Seat of Squad 11
|Home World||Soul Society|
Sōjirō Ishiguro is Number 2 of the Kingdom Guard's Subsidiary division.
For at least three hundred years, Sōjirō held the position of Fourth Seat in Squad Eleven, evidently the longest anyone in his division ever has. He himself proclaims he has "gone through" multiple Kenpachi. For a time, he worked with Kenta Nakashima before he was transferred to Squad Seven.
Soul Society arc
Soujiro first appears alongside several Soul Reapers who notice the confrontation between Ichigo Kurosaki and gatekeeper Jidanbō Ikkanzaka. Unlike his fellow squad members, Ikkaku Madarame and Yumichika Ayasegawa, Soujiro returns to guard duty. He is later caught up in a mob of Squad Eleven members chasing down Ganju Shiba and Ichigo. He loses his bandana in the scrap and is forced to wear a tan replacement.
Later on, Soujiro is asked by Izuru Kira to assist in his search for Renji Abarai, after feeling his amplified Reiatsu resonate throughout Seireitei. Having worked with Renji in Squad Eleven prior to his promotion to Lieutenant of Squad Six, Soujiro obliges, and helps him with his search. Eventually, they find Renji, defeated, shocking Kira. Soujiro proposes they perform a search, which Kira refuses, giving Renji's health priority.
Soujiro appears as a young man with shoulder-length blue hair. He has a scar running from his right cheek down to his neck. Often he keeps his eyes closed, and wears a yellow bandana with a red sun pattern around the top of his head, letting a loose end drape down the left side of his head.
Soujiro often remains calm and collected, uncharacteristic of a member of Squad Eleven. He holds his position in high regard, claiming to have "seen death itself" after witnessing the defeat of all his previous Captains, or Kenpachi. Just like all members of his Squad, he lives for the thrill of battle.
Powers and Abilities
Akikuro (秋黒, Black Autumn) is sealed in the form of a standard katana with a black hilt. The guard is shaped like a rectangle with short, rectangular protrusions on the longer sides.
- Shikai: The release command is Break Down (決裂, ketsuretsu). When released, it takes the form of a macuahuitl with a brown shaft.
- Shikai Special Ability: Soujiro can transform the blocks into rectangular prismatic spikes.
- Bankai: Not Yet Achieved.
|Captain: Nathaniel Koroshiya | Lieutenant: Zane Koroshiya | 3: Sasuke Uike | 4: Sakaki Uike | 5: Yuuichi Morino|
| 1: Masahiro Kurokawa | 2: Soujiro Ishiguro | 3: Kaito Shimuzu | 4: Kyousuke Imai |
5: Ryou Fujimoto | 6: Kenta Nakashima | 7: Michiyo Hikifune | 8: Kazuma Yumi