Don Kanonji

Don Kanonji is a anime/manga character in the Bleach franchise
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The host of a popular exorcism based television program, Don Kanonji is one of the few humans in Bleach who is capable of seeing spirits and hollows without any assistance. He is also known for his catchphrase and trademark laugh, "The Spirits are always with you! Bwahahahaha!"

Don Kanonji first appeared early in the Bleach series, as Ichigo was dragged to a taping of his television program by his friends. Ichigo thought he was nothing more than a joke and a fraud. However when a hollow appears at the scene of the shooting (thanks in no small part to Kanonji himself stressing out a spirit to the point where it changed into one) it became clear that Don Kanonji actually could see spirits, as well as Ichigo in his shinigami form. 
Ichigo tells Don Kanonji to flea seeing as how he has no fighting experience and his spiritual powers are laughable, but he refuses to leave. Kanonji says that even if he cannot defeat the beast then he cannot act like a coward, because children everywhere look up to him, by watching his adventures they feel braver themselves, they feel like they can stand up to the dangers in their own life, so what kind of a role model and hero would he be if he just ran away? Using his minuscule amount of power he was able to free Ichigo of a trap and they were able to win the day.

The Spirits Return!

 After being gone for so long, Don Kanonji proves that the spirits are indeed, "always with you."
 After being gone for so long, Don Kanonji proves that the spirits are indeed, "always with you."
In the Anime Don Kanonji returns several times in filler arcs, but never as part of the actual story. In the manga however, he was pretty much dropped and never seen again. That is until when Aizen invades Karakura town and is about to kill Tatsuki, a mysterious blast of energy explodes onto the scene. Then with a triumphant booming voice and a mighty pose, the hero of Japanese Television sets everywhere makes his triumphant return with his trademark catchphrase. Once again he has no chance of defeating his opponent, but he still doesn't back down, for even in the face of a threat so large, and at the risk of being erased from existence, Don Kanonji remains a hero.
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Shigeru Chiba
Michael Sorich
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Name: Don Kanonji
Name: ドン・観音寺
Romanji: Don Kan'onji
Gender: Male
1st manga book: Bleach #4
1st anime episode: Bleach #10
1st anime movie:
Aliases Karakura-Raizer Spirit
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