|“||Sorry Aniki... I'll avenge your death next time. This time I blame my sister... because she didn't bring me up to be... a coward who runs away and leaves his friends behind!!||„|
|~ Ganju about Kaien|
Ganju Shiba (志波 岩鷲, Shiba Ganju) is a resident of Rukongai in Soul Society. He is a member of the former noble Shiba Clan and younger brother of Kaien and Kūkaku.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 8-C, possibly 8-B | Unknown
Name: Shiba Ganju
Attack Potency: At least Building level, possibly City Block level (More or less injured Yumichika Ayasegawa) | Unknown
Speed: At least Subsonic to possibly Supersonic (More or less ran away from Yumichika Ayasegawa) | Unknown
Lifting Strength: At least Superhuman
Striking Strength: At least Building Class | Unknown
Durability: At least Large Building level, possibly City Block level | Unknown
Range: Extended melee range when fighting with his sword, several dozen meters with projectiles
Standard Equipment: Fireworks
Weaknesses: Stupidity among other things
Hand-to-Hand Combatant: Short-tempered as Ganju is, he is shown himself an able fighter, able to hold his own against Ichigo during their short fight. His style of fighting is brawling, using lunging power strikes to take his opponent down quickly.
Swordsmanship: Though Ganju is not a member of the Shinigami forces, he is part of the Shiba clan and can fight on a level above that of an average Shinigami, but lower than that of the higher ranking seated officers. Ganju's sword skills are limited, so he relies primarily on his arsenal of fireworks, agility, and earth magic.
Enhanced Endurance: During the few fights Ganju was a part of he has demonstrated impressive resilience. Even after several solid hits from Ichigo or slices from Yumichika, he is able to continue fighting effectively. Furthermore, during their confrontation with Zaraki, Ganju was able to retain consciousness (albeit brought down to his knees) by the powerful captain.
High Spiritual Power: Being of the Shiba family, Ganju possesses high spiritual pressure, enough to be acknowledged even by someone as Byakuya Kuchiki, albeit he called it weak.
Earth Magic: Ganju's earth magic doesn't seem to operate on the same principal as standard Shinigami Kidō, as it is used without incantation and is unnumbered.
- Seppa (石波, Stone Wave): By moving his hand in the same pattern as the trembling current, the sign of the Shiba clan, Ganju can reduce anything he touches to sand. He normally uses this as a delay tactic, blasting through walls in order to run away, but he has demonstrated that it has other potential uses in a fight; such as when he used it to sink Ichigo's Zangetsu into the ground up to the handle, effectively rendering it useless. He can also perform "Seppa" with his feet. He has also shown the ability to project a Stone Wave in order to break the fall of himself and Ichigo upon arriving in Seireitei.
- Renkan Seppa Sen (連環石波扇, Stone Wave Fan of Linked Rings): Essentially a larger version of Seppa, this technique reduces all the surfaces around Ganju, not just the part that he touches, to sand.
Fireworks Manipulation: Like his elder sister Kūkaku, Ganju has a knowledge of creating and using fireworks, but he's seen using old-style shakudama (灼玉, scorch ball)-type fireworks in his fighting style.
- Senpen Banka (旋遍万花, Enveloping Whirl of Myriad Flowers): Ganju throws several Shakudama (灼玉, Scorch Ball) fireworks at his opponent. This technique can lightly injure an officer-level Shinigami.
- Kakaku Shahō Niban: Kagizaki (花鶴射法二倍･拘咲, Crane Flower Archery Twofold Style: Wresting Bloom): A two-part incantation spell for launching and controlling a large firework. The initial spell controls the launch and its direction, then a continuation spell is used to adjust the acceleration and axial position.
Key: Soul Society Arc | Thousand Year Blood War Arc