Kaname Tousen

Kaname Tousen is a anime/manga character in the Bleach franchise
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Kaname Tousen is the former Captain if the 9th Protection Squad of Soul Society and the current vice-commander of Sousoke Aizen's Arrancar army. Tousen holds himself to a rigid code of justice. His blindness renders him immune to the effects of Aizen's zanpakuto.

Past

 Tousen stands before his fallen friend
 Tousen stands before his fallen friend

Kaname Tousen decided to join the shinigami academy, in memory of someone very close to him. Not much is known about his early life or how he came to meet this particular woman, but her views on life was something Tousen decided to follow himself. Eventually his friend was accepted into the shinou academy, and eventually became a shinigami, in order to bring peace to the world. At some point she married, but things took a turn for the worse, when over an argument with her husband about his actions over killing anther over a petty quarel she was killed. Tousen tried to get an audience with the central 46 over his friends killer getting the death penalty, but he was turned away. From that point on Tousen dedicated his life to following the path of justoce, for his friend, and her beautiful world. 
 

 Tousen & Komamura
 Tousen & Komamura

Tousen would become a member of the 5th division, it was their he first met Aizen Sosuke. During a walk Tousen would first meet Sajin Komamura, whom he didn't  notice at first, something which suprised him, as Komamura was the first person to completely hid his spiritual power away from Tousen's senses. At that point on the two became best friends. Tousen becoming happy that his friend too would become a shinigami, who told Tousen that he joined because he owed a debt to someone who saved his life. Tousen would often talk about his friend, always telling of her beautiful world. At some pont Tousen would tranfer to the ninth division, becoming the 5th seat under Kensei Muguruma. 
 

Turn Back The Pendulum    
 

 Ninth Division
 Ninth Division

Along with other members of his division, including his captain, and his lieutenant Msociety, mashiro Kuna. Tousen and the ninth division are sent on a mission to  investigate a series of odd dissapearances that have been occuring around soul society despite a vanguard already been sent out, which Mashiro notes. During their search Tousen and the other seated members have to put up with Mashiro's childish antics, and having to restrain their captain. During their search, they notice a group of young orphans being attacked by a large hollow. The group head to kill the hollow but their attack is useless. Eventually the hollow is killed by Kensei's shikai. 
 
The ninth division go onto find some clothing, which belonged to the original search squad. Thinking the attacker will eventually move closer into the soul society, Kensei asks request for a researcher from the 12th division to come, while he sets up camp in order to stop the atacker in case it decides to atack. Tousen goes along with his captain. 
 

 Tousen reveals his betrayal
 Tousen reveals his betrayal

Standing guard outside his captains tent, the other two members arrive, and try and take over Kaname's position, allowing him to rest, but Kaname thinks the should all take guard. At this point Tousen kills his partners, and he himsels is also believed dead by Kensei, who Tousen attacks using his bankai. Later on when Shinji arrives, and asks why Tousen betrayed his captain. Aizen reveals himself to be behd the mysterious atacks along with Gin, and tells Shinji that Tousen was following orders, his own. When the group of future vizards have been subdued through hollowfication Tousen has a short fight with Shinji. He also shows some fear towards Aizen. Eventually the trio leave, after a interaction with Kisuke and Tessla, whom tries to stop the trio with a kido spell, but Aizen blocks it. Due to Aizen's abilities the trio get away with their crimes. 
 
Captain

 Tousen helps Hisagi through a difficult time
 Tousen helps Hisagi through a difficult time

At some point in time Tousen would eventualy rise the ranks and become the captain of the ninth division. Replacing the man he had once betrayed. During his time as a captain, Tousen would meet Shuhei Hisagi, whom he had helped saved many years before. Tousen would become a mentor type figure to Hisagi, guiding him in life, and helping shape him into a strong shinigami. Tousen would help Hisagi through many hard times, his own views of feeling fear in battle, and following a path of juatice, was taken up by Hisagi. 
 
Meeting The King Of Hueco Mundo

 Tousen, Ichimaru & Aizen
 Tousen, Ichimaru & Aizen

At some point in time Tousen along with Aizen and gin go to hueco mundo, in order to meet up with the current king Barragan Luisenbarn. Barragan welcomes the men to his palace. Kaname attacks and kills alarge hollow. Tousen questions how a place with no ceiling can be a palace, which Barragan claims the very sky itself is his ceiling. Aizen tells him subbordinate off for trying to start a battle. When Aizen asks Barragan to join him, the king laughs at Aizen and tells his army to kill, but it is then that Aizen reveals Kyoka Suigetsu, revealing that Barragan had been caught in an illusion, showing that while the two were talking, Gin and Kaname had decimated his army. 
 

Soul Society

 
 Captains Meeting
 Captains Meeting
Tousen makes his first official appearance during the meeting of the captains, dealing with the sudden invasion of Ichigo and his friends. Tousen goes  on to tell Ichimaru, that Ukiatake is relieved from the meeting due to his illness.
 
After the aparent death of Sosuke Aizen. Tousen along with Komamura go to check up on the autopsy done by Retsu Unohana, whom conferms that the death is indeed real and is not a fake body. She tells the captains to return. On heir way they run into their respective lieutenant. When Hisagi asks about Aizen, Tousen just shakes his head, and tells them they should deal with the invasion.
 
Tousen vs Zaraki Kenpachi
 
 Tousen defeated by Kenpachi
 Tousen defeated by Kenpachi
Later on Tousen with Komamura, stand before Kenpachi and question why he decided to help the invaders. It is at this time that Tousen reveals his feelings for Kenpachi, seeing him nothing more than a demon that disturbs the peace. Tousen and Sajin then do battle with Kenpachi, each using their shikai, but are shocked that kenpachi can survive such attacks. Tousen then goes onto explain how one can become a captain, as he uses his bankai, gaining the advantage, but Kenpachi quickly figures out how to get past Tousen's bankai, and easily defeats his fellow captain, but before he can kill him Sajin steps in. 
 
Betrayal
 
 Tousen departs for Hueco Mundo
 Tousen departs for Hueco Mundo
After that Tousen is not shown for a while, but later appears in front of Renji Abari who is carrying Rukia Kuchiki, having been healed of the wounds he suffered at the hands of Kenpachi. Tousen uses a special kind of material to teleport himself and the ther two, to Aizen's location, were he reveals that himself, along with Aizen and Gin are traitors. Tousen watches multiple attempts by Renji, Ichigo and Komamura to put a stop to Aizen only to fail. Later on when the trio attempt to leave, they are captured, with Tousen being captured by Hisagi. The 3 are then saved by the hollows, and depart to hueco mundo. An angry Sajin questions were Tousen's justice is, but Tousen assures him that he is following the path of least bloodshed.
 
Tousen And Grimmjow
Voiced by
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Toshiyuki Morikawa
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David Rasner
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Rank Game #1526 in Power Rank
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Name: Kaname Tousen
Name: 東仙 要
Romanji: Tōsen Kaname
Gender: Male
Birthday:
1st manga book: Bleach #10
1st anime episode: Bleach #24
1st anime movie:
Aliases Kaname Tosen
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