Marechiyo Omaeda Zanpakuto
Gegetsuburi (Five-Formed Head)


Marechiyo Omaeda is the lieutenant of the 2nd Division and Captain of the Special Forces Patrol Corps. He is a large man with an equally large mouth who comes across as arrogant and dull. In an omake he is shown to come from a rich family, where he is revealed to have a ridiculously long name: Marechiyo Yoshiayamenosuke Nikkotaroemon Omaeda. Other characters suspect that he received his position as a lieutenant because of his family's influence. Despite his dense and foolish attitude, he's a skilled tactician, is not above putting himself in danger for his duty, and is only feigning weakness and stupidity to lull his opponents into underestimating him.


(Viz "Five Heads"; "Five-Formed Head") It is a normal katana with a bright yellow handle and a brass octagonal-shaped guard with two square notches on opposite sides. Kept by his side through his waist tie.

Shikai: Its Shikai command is "Crush" (buttsubuse). In its Shikai, Gegetsuburi transforms into an oversized spiked ball attached to a long chain, similar to a flail, allowing for it to be thrown at a distant target. The chain is attached to the hilt of his sword. Gegetsuburi is a melee-type Zanpakuto, as Omaeda states it has no Kido or elemental abilities.

Shikai Special Ability: Gegetsuburi has no special abilities to speak of though it is commonly used for long-range combat, Ōmaeda also uses it as a shield for close-range attacks. However, Gegetsuburi has proven to be a offensive weapon, rather than a defensive one, as it can be easily cracked, and even shattered, by stronger opponents.

Bankai: Not Yet Achieved

Zanpakuto Spirit Form

Gegetsuburi's spirit takes the form of an obese shirtless man with a barely visible nose, giving him somewhat of a frog-like face. He appears to bear a small resemblance to his master/partner. He has red hair kept in five sets of spikes and wears a cape. He has a crescent moon shaped scar located above his chest. He has a piercing towards the right side of his lower lip.

Power and Abilities

At any time, Gegetsuburi is able to manifest the Shikai of his former self. It takes the form of a flail-like weapon with a large spiked-ball at the end of the chain.