Tetsuzaemon Iba
Race Soul
Birthday July 18
Gender Male
Height 182 cm (6'0")
Weight 68 kg (150 lbs)
Professional Status
Affiliation Gotei 13, Soul Society
Position Lieutenant of the 7th Division, President of the Shinigami Men's Association
Previous Position 4th Seat of 11th Division
Division 7th Division
Previous Division 11th Division
Partner Sajin Komamura
Base of Operations 7th Division HQ, Seireitei, Soul Society
Personal Status
Relatives Chikane Iba (Mother)
Shikai Unknown
Bankai None

Tetsuzaemon Iba (射場 鉄左衛門, Iba Tetsuzaemon) is the lieutenant of the 7th Division of the Gotei 13, under Captain Sajin Komamura.


Iba has a distinctive hair cut and wears black sunglasses with his standard Shinigami uniform. He collects sunglasses, his main source being Gin Tonbo (銀蜻蛉, The Silver Dragonfly), the same shop where fellow Lieutenant Renji Abarai purchases his goggles. He also smokes and carries his Zanpakutō as a small blade inside his uniform. He has a large tattoo on his back consisting of a cat on fire and the kanji shōfuku (inviting luck). These features, plus his informal style of speech, are all strongly reminiscent of a typical yakuza. Seventeen months after Aizen's defeat, Iba has a fuller moustache and a new scar above his left eye. His hair is also more shaven, with three hairless lines running through it.


Iba enjoys fighting, like members of the 11th Division, but unlike many of them, puts his loyalty to his Division above his desire to fight and is not above retreating from battle. Iba tells Ikkaku Madarame that frontal assaults that lead to defeat are meaningless and that he must win however he fights.[6] Iba is very loyal to his captain, though in the week after Kaname Tōsen’s betrayal, he spent a lot of time at the 11th Division headquarters in order to give his captain some space. Preceding their fight, Ikkaku mentions that Iba has become cockier since he left the 11th Division to become a lieutenant. Iba also seems to have recurring stomach problems, which he notes with shame on a few occasions. He and Ikkaku seem to have something of a working relationship, though it consists mainly of them dueling, drinking sake, then dueling again to see who has to get more.

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