"Reticent and keeps a low profile, but he keeps his love for his friends and a lot of fighting potential on the inside. The Hana-Gumi can always count on him."
From 2nd Mid, Ozaki Kenichi is an original member of the Hana-Gumi.
He participated in his generation's First Year War, but was defeated by Hisashi Amachi. However, even after the match was called, Amachi continued to attack an already-downed Ozaki, breaking his rib and arm. After this loss, he was recruited by Mutou Renji to form the Hana-Gumi.
As a member and officer of the Hana-Gumi, Ozaki currently serves as the group's tactician and works alongside Renji to gather important data.