Shunsui leads the eighth squad and is by far the most laid-back of all the captains. He can often be seen wearing a flowery coat over his uniform and enjoys relaxing with some good sake or flirting with beautiful women. He is very close to fellow captain, Juushiro Ukitake from when they both studied under Genryuusai Yamamoto. Though he takes all emergencies in his stride, he is a very capable fighter and wields Katen Kyoukotsu, one of the few twin zanpakutou in soul society.
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