In the back of the Viz translation of the 18th book of the Bleach manga, there's a little extra that has the profiles of both Ukitake and Kyouraku.
The Viz translation for the American version says: "Second son of the high-ranking Kyouraku family. Born to a long line of martial artists, but hates academics and martial arts."
My beta has a French translation that says that Kyouraku is the 1st son of said family, and born to a long line of *artists*.
I'd love to know, from the folks in other countries, what *their* 18th volume says. Or, heck, if someone has the Japanese version and can answer, I'd be like ecstatic. Thanks!