Love Aikawa

Love Aikawa is a anime/manga character in the Bleach franchise
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The former captain of the 7th division

  Turn back the pendulum
Over a 100 years before the main story line takes place, we are taken to a story to reveal in geater detail, how the events of today came to pass. At that time, that man who would later become one of the Vizards, Love Aikawa, served as one of the many shinigami in the Gotei 13. Their he was the captain of the seventh division. Love makes his first appearance, right after Hiyori, has kicked Shinji Hirako in the face. The captain of the 5th division, and the two of them would end up being Love's vizard comrades. Love then goes on to hit Hiyori, on the top of her head, and tells her to act her age, to apologize to Shinji, and wonders why she has to be so difficult. A clearly angy and upset Hiyori responds, by saying who died and made him king, and that it is not in his jurasitction to be attacking lieutenants. Love says someone has to keep her in check, otherwise she'll just run amuck.
Behind their backs, Shiinji is shown to be making strange faces at Hiyori, which only makes her even more angry at him. Hiyori says that she is gonna kick his ass. Love says that, she's rubber and he's glue. When asked by Shinji what the head count is, he tells him that everyone is already here. Shinji wonders where the 11th division captain is, which Love says he marches to the beat of his own drum. Shinji wonders why such a loose cannon is allowed in the division. Love tells him that it has always been a tradition that the chosen Kenpachi be the 11th divisin captain, and that its no use crying over it. Next Shunsui, along with Ukitake and Lisa arrive on the scene. Love is quite suprised that Shunsui has arrived on time. Stating that hell must have frozen over. Along with the other captains, Love is at the metting to meet the newly appointed captain Kisuke. As the former captain had been promoted to the royal guard.
Many years later, the 9th division, were investigating the mysterious dissapearnces that were happening around soul society, but they to would end up going missing. It was then that the captain commander called an emergency meeting. He states, that these dissapearnces, were just another incident, but now the pride of the imperial guards, rest on them getting to the bottom of this. Yamamo, says that he will send out 5 captains to invstiage atis happeing. Love ends up being one of those sent, along with Shinji, Rose, Hachigen, Lisa and Hiyori who went before the others. Love then arrives on the scene, along with the others, but moments after Shinji, who has just saved Hiyori from Kensei who has underwent, a hollow transformation. Alog with the others Love looks on shocked, at what his friend has become.
Shinji goes on to thell Love and the others, that he doesen't know if thats really Kensei but if they dont draw their swords, then they'll die. Love and the others decide to move in on Kensei, but he proves to fast and appears behind Love, knocking him away. Love then begins panting from the attack, alot of his clothing on the right side being torn. At that moment, the other begin their attack on Kensei. Suddenly Mashiro arrives, and reveals that she to has undergone a hollow transformation. Luckily, Hachi arrives on the scene and uses a kido spell to capture Hiyori, and uses on on Kensei as he's fighting Love.
With the help of Hachi, they manage to finally subdue Kensei, but then Hiyori attacks Shinji, having undergone her own hollow transformation. Shocked Love and the other move in on Hiyori, but wonder what the hell is going on. Love calls out to Lisa and Rose, but is attacked from behind by Kaname Tosen. Revealing that it was him who had betraayed Kensei, his own captain. Then Aizen and Gin arrive, revealing that Kaname was following his orders and that it was him who was behind it all. After Shinji undergoes a transformation of his own, Kisuke and Tessei arrive and drive Aizen and his companions back. Kisuke attempts to save Love and the others, but is not entierely successful. The following day Kisuke is arrested, but escapes with the help of Yoruichi, and along with the vizards, they create untraceble gigai and hide out in the real world. 
Arrancar Arc
Love is seen in the warehouse when Ichigo goes their to learn to control his Inner Hollow. He takes part in fighting Ichigo's hollow form with the other Vizards as Ichigo fights his inner Hollow. Love is seen in the background a lot when Ichigo is training to increase the time he can use his Mask. He is later seen leaving the warehouse with the other Vizards, setting off to fight in the Winter War.
Fake Karakura Town Arc
Love arrives with the other Vizards in Fake Karakura town. When Shinji asks if theirs anyone in the gotei 13 they want to talk to Love replies with he doesnt care.
Soon after Love dons his mask at the same time as others and charges in to fight the Menos. Love
is seen ripping a hollow in half with his bare hands, showing his great strength, shortly after Rose starts a speech about the bond of fighting a common enemy but Love interrupts him before he can finish by hitting him in the back of the head telling him the discussion is over.
He and Rose then stand in front of Stark as their masks begin to crumble, Stark asks if its a good idea to remove their masks which Love replies " we're Superheroes, so they only last 3 minutes"
Later in the fight Love is seen pulling Rose out of rubble by his hair, He then has a conversation with Rose about how the battle will now turn into a battle for revenge. Shortly after that moment, Love releases his Shikai and attacks Stark.
After another short skirmish with Stark, Love uses his shikais special ability, but Stark dodges it. As they find where Stark is, he has a army of spirit wolves around him.
As they begin fighting, Love comments how they are like flames, shortly after they realise they are like Cero and explode. Straight after, one appears behind him and Rose and explodes. As they recover their breath, Stark comments that the wolves are actully a fragment of his soul, Stark then tells them that he will let them retreat and won't chase after them, which Love rejects, straight after Stark is stabbed in the back by Shunsui.
After Stark is killed, Love and Rose approach Shunsui and sarcastically thank him, saying that he never stops interfering with other people's battles.  
Love would later be defeated at the same time as Rose by Aizen.



Tengumaru (天狗丸, Long-Nosed Goblin): In its sealed form, Tengumaru is an average katana with a white hilt-wrapping and heart-shaped tsuba.
 Shikai - The command to release his shikai is "Crush" Tengumaru then transforms into a large
spiked Club which is about twice the size of himself. Love is very profficient with wielding the weapon as he is seen swinging it with ease and with a lot of speed, even being able to swing it over his head. It can also easily block and dispel Cero.
Special AbilityHifuki no Kodzuchi (火吹の小槌, Fire-Blowing Gavel): The club fires out a massive blast of fire which is strong enough to destroy and cause buildings to collapse. ( seen on the right)  



Hollow Mask

Love's Hollow mask is in the form of a Tranditional Japanese Oni ( a myhtical ogre/demon of japanese folkloreMask. The mask is fitting for Stark as his Shiaki is a giant spiked club, a weapon often seen used by Oni.
Love can only use his mask for 3 minutes though he is seen donning it shortly after at ease.
When donning his mask Love is seen to have greatly enhanced strength, strong enough to rip a gillian in half with his bare hands. 

As a former captain, Love has mastery over swordsmanship, shunpo, kido magic and martial arts. Besides his teachings Love also posseses enhanced strength and immense spiritual power. Like all Shinigami, Love has a Zanpakutō.

Tengumaru released
Tengumaru released


Tengumaru (lit: Long-Nosed Goblin): In its sealed form, Tengumaru is an average katana with a white hilt-wrapping and heart-shaped guard. After becoming a Vizard Love begins to carry his Katana over his shoulder.
  • Shikai: His release command is Crush. Tengumaru transforms into a giant mace with the ability to control fire. Love is quite handy in wielding the mace and has been seen wiping out large amounts of Hollows with it. The mace is strong enough to deflect Cero's.
  • Bankai: Because Love used to be a former captain, he should be able to access his Bankai. It has not yet been revealed.

Special Techniques:

  • Hifuki no Kodzuchi (Fire-Blowing Gavel): Love swings Tengumaru downwards and fire blows out from the tip of Tengumaru. The resulting blast is strong enough to cave in buildings near the center of the impact. But it is currently unknown what happens when the enemy is struck by this technique, since Stark vanished before he could be hit with this attack.    
Voiced by
Name Movies TV Shows
Tetsu Inada
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Name: Love Aikawa
Name: 愛川 羅武 (ラヴ)
Romanji: Aikawa Ravu
Gender: Male
1st manga book: Bleach #24
1st anime episode: Bleach #122
1st anime movie:
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