|Affiliation||New Crane School|
|Occupation||Leader of the New Crane School|
|Previous Occupation||Gang Leader of the Ryūban|
|Base of Operations||New Crane School|
|Japanese Voice||Akio Ōtsuka|
|English Voice||Steve Kramer|
Banchō Hitogari (人我利 番長, Hitogari Banchou) or as he was once previously known as Hitogari Ōgu (番長 応供, Ougu Hitogari) is a former gang leader of the Ryūban who repented for his past by leading the New Crane School. Under Hitogari, the New Crane School has become renowned for its application and teaching of the Kuji-in.
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Enhanced Endurance: Banchō has displayed the ability to take a hit without any recoil as well as maintain a level of composure and remain stoic even when dealt severe injuries. His strength lies in his indomitable will, which keeps Banchō going even to the brink of death, evident in how he managed to cut down multiple targets with a sword lodged into his abdomen and two hooks dug into his shoulder. Banchō teaches to all of his students that giving up is a show of weakness. Banchō has shown to be quite hard to physically hurt as well, having trained his skin to shrug off even Ki-powered attacks in some cases.
Master Swordsmanship Specialist:
Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant:
- "He was a strong and worthy opponent... but no man who panics at death cannot escape it"
- —Banchō referring to somebody he killed in battle