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Nanao Ise is the lieutenant of the Eighth Squad of the Gotei 13 under Captain Shunsui Kyoraku, and Vice-President of the Shinigami Women's Association.



Physical Appearance

Nanao is a slim and youthful girl with long black hair normally kept pinned back, with flat bangs that hang to the right side of her face. Nanao also wears a standard Shinigami outfit. She has slightly light blue eyes that have a deep tint of violet and wears glasses with a slight oval shape to them.


She is a very serious and pragmatic person who often puts up with her captain's silly antics, but like all lieutenants, she is extremely respectful of her captain and follows his instructions without hesitation. She is almost always carrying a heavy book. Nanao is often accosted by her captain, whose teasing takes various forms. Nanao's usual reaction is to scold him or hit him with something, usually a fan. When she is particularly annoyed she takes off her glasses, though her face has never been seen while doing so. Apparently this act is quite frightening, as most people who see it are reduced to gibbering wrecks just by witnessing it. Even the sadistic, cold-hearted Twelfth Squad captain, Mayuri Kurotsuchi fell victim to this intimidating spectacle.


Powers and Abilities

Kido Prowess

Shunpo Prowess


  • High Intellect

Spiritual Power



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