Read Bleach 546 – Bleach Manga 546

Catch the latest bleach 546 spoilers. If that is true then, Kenpachi, Hitsugaya also wouldnt be ideal for Captain, Kenpachi is a madman who jumps at the enemies head on without any type of plan.
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Regardless of who gets killed, and HItsugaya is a brat who worries to much similar to ichigos, but the difference is, Hitsugaya is many times older than ichigo, and still yet to mature. You cant know who will be a good captain unless you give them the chance to be, Renji is strong enough to become a captain, and ichigos has been strong enough for a while now. It will be great if Ichigo were to be the Commander of a Squad 14 called the Special Division, with Ichigo as the Commander and having rougue SS members like Rose,Urahara,Aizen,Yorouchi, Grimmjoe,Nel ETC. for the upcoming war. With Seats similar to this. Basically a Squad full with fighters of Captain Class or +.

Ichigo Kurosaki

ichigo kurosaki

Ichigo Kurosaki (黒崎 一護, Kurosaki Ichigo) is a Human who has Shinigami powers. He is also a Substitute Shinigami. Ichigo is the son of Isshin and Masaki Kurosaki, and older brother of Karin and Yuzu.

Appearance

Ichigo looks like a normal teenage boy, except that his hair is spiky orange, a trait that he has been ridiculed about for years on end. He is a fairly tall, lean-built person with peach skin and brown eyes. He likes to wear tight clothes top and bottom. He has a tendency to wear shirts patterned with the number 15, because his name is a homonym for the number. Since becoming a Shinigami, he has become noticeably more muscular, as noted by his sister Karin.[8] When in his spiritual form, Ichigo wears standard Shinigami attire with the addition of a strap across his chest. Initially, it was a thick brown belt to hold his Zanpakutō sheath, but it later became a red rosary-like strap. The shape of them is a kite with a flat top and bottom. Ichigo’s appearance has caused several people, including Jūshirō Ukitake, to notice a similarity to Kaien Shiba; the former lieutenant of the 13th Division. After training in the Dangai, Ichigo’s hair grows considerably and is noticeably taller, as stated by his friends. However, after Ichigo loses all his spiritual powers, his appearance reverts to the way it was before his Dangai training.

Seventeen months after defeating Aizen, Ichigo’s appearance doesn’t change, except that he becomes taller and grows sideburns. After regaining his powers, Ichigo’s Shinigami attire also consists of a thicker strap across his chest. He also has four black vertical lines on his forearms and black, tattoo-like bands crossing over his chest, wrists, and ankles. Similar bands, but with white ends, are around his neck as collars. Kūgo speculated that these changes are influenced from the remaining traces of Ichigo’s Fullbring.

Personality

When he was young, Ichigo considered his mother to be the center of his world, always smiling when he was with Masaki and he was regularly holding her hand. Despite crying whenever he lost in a match at the dojo he attended, Ichigo started to smile again as soon as he saw Masaki when she came to pick him up. At a very young age, Ichigo heard his father saying that his name means “to protect one thing”, which instilled in him a desire to protect his mother. When his sisters were born he began attending a dojo for the sake of protecting them, since then the number of people he wished to protect has continued to grow, causing Ichigo to risk his life to protect both his family and strangers.

As a teenager, Ichigo’s personality is much more complex. Stubborn, short-tempered, strong-willed and impulsive. He attempts to maintain a detached and “cool” image, despite claiming not to care about what other people think about him. He generally keeps his face set in a permanent scowl, with his eyebrows drawn together. His outspoken, hot-headed demeanor is a trait Ichigo himself acknowledged, and that if somebody picks a fight with him, he cannot help fighting back. He coldly refers to his teachers as “instructors”. He is shown to be genuinely compassionate and empathetic about others, as seen by him promising to bring a Plus flowers and a toy plane or soothing others when they become upset.

Ichigo is also a capable student, ranked 23rd in his year at school, studying regularly and not neglecting his schoolwork. He works as hard as he does to overcome the misconceptions many have about him based on his hair color and fighting. Ichigo hates fortune telling, horoscopes, feng shui, psychics and anyone whose trade involves taking money from people for things that they cannot see. He has difficulty remembering people’s faces and names. Ichigo becomes extremely shy and uncomfortable around nude or immodestly dressed women, a fact both Yoruichi Shihōin and Rangiku Matsumoto have teased him for. Ichigo is often disrespectful when talking to those older than himself, calling Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto “gramps” and referring to several of the Shinigami captains by their given names without using honorifics.

When it comes to fighting, Ichigo has a complex sense of honor; he regularly seeks to exact revenge for the actions of his opponent, such as instilling the fear of being murdered in Shrieker and cutting off the right arm of Yammy Llargo in retaliation for him ripping Yasutora Sado’s right arm apart. He often taunts and belittles his opponents when fighting, sometimes even attacking without warning. Ichigo has a strong desire to win his fights in what he views as a legitimate manner. To this end, he has refused the aid of his inner Hollow, even when knowing that it would allow him to win. However, Ichigo’s resolve in battle can waver at times, which can impede his fighting prowess and goes into a state of depression and self-loathing when he loses a major battle or lets a friend down.

Ichigo has even shown that he despises those who mistreat their allies in any way, even if they are his own enemies. He is disgusted when an individual berates his/her own allies, such as when Yammy calls Ulquiorra Cifer, Nnoitra Gilga, and Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez “trash”. He also expresses anger towards those who go as far as attacking their own allies, expressing that he cannot forgive those who murder their own comrades.

History

Ichigo was born on July 15th, as the son of Isshin Kurosaki and Masaki Kurosaki, 15 years before he became a Shinigami. His sisters Karin Kurosaki and Yuzu Kurosaki were born a few years later. When he was four, Ichigo joined a karate dojo, where he met and befriended Tatsuki Arisawa. Tatsuki beat Ichigo in every match they had. Tatsuki would also help Ichigo if he was being picked on by bullies and cheer him up if he was upset.

Ichigo was able to see Pluses for as long as he could remember. He could see them so clearly that, as a child, he could not tell the living from the dead. This resulted in him appearing to other people to be looking at deserted places and talking to himself. This caused people to say that he could see ghosts, though when Tatsuki Arisawa asked him about this, he denied being able to see them.

On June 17th, when Ichigo was nine years old, he and his mother were walking home alongside one of Karakura Town’s rivers; which was swollen from heavy rain. Ichigo saw a girl near the river and thought that she was about to jump into it. Unable to tell the difference between ghosts and living people, Ichigo ran towards her to stop her, unaware that the girl was the lure of the Hollow Grand Fisher. Masaki tried to stop him, but he did not listen. After failing to grab hold of the girl, Ichigo lost consciousness for a time. When he awoke, Masaki was lying on top of him, covered in blood. Starting the day after Masaki’s death, Ichigo repeatedly skipped school to go to the riverbank where Masaki died. Tatsuki found him there, where he would stay from morning until night, wandering along the bank as if searching for his mother; squatting down if he was tired and then wandering some more.

One day when Ichigo was twelve, prior to the Clinic opening, he heard the bell ring and answered the door to find a girl with her brother on her back. He had been in a car accident and was covered in blood. The clinic did not have the equipment necessary to save him and he died before an ambulance arrived to transfer him to Karakura Hospital. Sometime later, he learned that the girl was Orihime Inoue.

Ichigo later entered Mashiba Junior High School. During this time, Ichigo had finally defeated Tatsuki in a karate match and had not had another match with her since. Ichigo regularly got into fights with thugs, due to the unusual color of his hair. During one of these fights he received help from Yasutora Sado. Shortly after Ichigo returned the favor when he rescued Chad from two gang members roughing him up. When the thugs later abducted Chad, Ichigo found them and knocked down their leader, Yokochini. He used Yokochini’s phone to ring for an ambulance for each of the five thugs, and then beat up all of them. After Chad was freed they made a pact to protect and fight for each other, they have remained good friends since.

Shortly before Ichigo became a Shinigami, he and Chad began attending Karakura High School, and their reputations preceded them. During a fight with a gang led by Reiichi Ōshima, Ichigo and Chad met Keigo Asano and Mizuiro Kojima, saving the former in the process. While Keigo was initially afraid of Ichigo and Chad, both he and Mizuiro later became friends with them.

Plot

Agent of the Shinigami arc

One evening, after scaring off a group of skateboarders who had knocked over an offering to a dead girl Ichigo apologizes for using her to scare them and promises to bring her some new flowers and tells her to hurry up and go to heaven. When he arrives home, he has an argument with Isshin and later sees Rukia Kuchiki, mistaking her for a burglar and kicks her. Isshin tells him to stop creating a ruckus, but when Ichigo informs him about the intruder, Isshin states there is nobody there. Ichigo accepts that Rukia is a ghost of some sort, but refuses to believe her explanation about Shinigami; causing Rukia to bind him with Kidō. A Hollow then attacks the Kurosaki Clinic and upon hearing his sister’s pleas for help, Ichigo breaks out of the Kidō and rushes to stop the Hollow. Ichigo is surprised that it is a monster rather than the Human like spirit he expected, but when he notices that it is holding Yuzu, charges at it with a baseball bat in a futile attack. Rukia injures the Hollow, freeing Yuzu and explains that the Hollow’s target is likely him. Ichigo thinks this means that it is his fault that his family is in danger and his reckless actions force Rukia to shield Ichigo with her body; causing her severe injuries. Seeing that Ichigo is truly determined to protect his family, Rukia offers to temporarily turn him into a Shinigami by piercing his chest with her Zanpakutō and transferring half of her power to him. However, Ichigo absorbs almost all of Rukia’s power. Transformed into a Shinigami, Ichigo makes short work of the Hollow, collapsing afterwards.

Rukia Kuchiki

Rukia Kuchiki

Rukia Kuchiki (朽木 ルキア, Kuchiki Rukia) is the lieutenant of the 13th Division under Captain Jūshirō Ukitake. Rukia is the younger sister of Hisana Kuchiki, the adoptive sister of Byakuya Kuchiki and a friend of Ichigo Kurosaki.

Appearance

Short and petite, Rukia has light skin, violet-colored eyes and black hair, with one strand of hair always hanging between her eyes. Byakuya has commented that she strongly resembles her sister, Hisana Kuchiki. As a Shinigami of the Gotei 13, Rukia wears a standard Shihakushō. Sometime after Aizen’s defeat, Rukia has her hair cropped into a bob that hangs about her face. She wears fingerless white tekkou that are similar to Byakuya’s that extend to above her elbows. As a lieutenant, she wears her Division Badge around her uniform’s left sleeve, which has been shortened to just reach her upper arm.

Personality

Initially born into a lower class, Rukia retains her modesty even as an adopted member of the nobility. She is graceful and “clean”, yet chooses to talk to ordinary people. However, her cool and lone demeanor often forces her to hide her personal troubles even from her friends. According to Ukitake, Rukia never opens up her heart and has difficulty making friends. Rukia is clueless about the ways of the modern Human World.[ She is an accomplished actress, being able to act her way through a number of tough situations, such as getting out of trouble with school teachers or convincing the Kurosakis to let her stay at their house.

Rukia always has trouble finding clothes that fit her, especially when inhabiting a Gigai in the Human World, leading to her stealing clothes from Ichigo’s sister, Yuzu. She likes to climb to high places. Rukia also likes everything that is rabbit-themed or resembles a rabbit. She becomes quite sensitive when someone insults her obsession with rabbits. People often have difficulty understanding her drawings, which are typically rabbit-like. She also doesn’t like when someone complains about their quality. Rukia’s favorite foods are cucumber, eggs and rice dumplings.

History

Approximately 150 years ago, Rukia and her older sister, Hisana, were brought together to Inuzuri, 78th District of Rukongai after they died in the Human World. Unable to live there while caring for a child, Hisana abandoned Rukia when she was still a baby. Rukia grew up on her own for a considerable amount of time. One day Rukia tripped an adult that was chasing Renji Abarai’s group of friends and urged them to follow her to avoid losing the water they had stolen. Rukia joined their group, becoming their spiritual leader and they lived together as a family.
A young Rukia saves Renji and his friends.

They all hated Inuzuri and the people there. Rukia exhibited some spiritual power during this time. Ten years after Rukia joined the group, with all of their friends dead, Rukia proposed that they become Shinigami and live in Seireitei, noting that she had heard it was pretty there. Renji agreed with her. As they were quite gifted with spiritual powers, they entered the Shinō Academy with ease, where they struggled to prove their worth among those from noble families. The night before the welcoming ceremony for the new students of the Academy, Renji slept in a tree, against Rukia’s advice. The following morning, he fell out of the tree and landed on a headstone where a startled Izuru Kira had been praying, for which Rukia scolds him.

Two months after entering the Academy, Renji scolded Rukia for still not fitting in and informed her that he was going to the Human World for field training to practice Konsō for the first time. Rukia complains about this being unfair, but Renji retorts that it is about talent and that he will get stronger. Rukia replies that she will show him that she is the stronger one, but trails off. One day, while meeting with Byakuya Kuchiki and his entourage, Renji entered the room to tell her that he had passed an important exam. Disappointed with the interruption, the nobles left and told Rukia that they were eager to hear her answer. After they had left, Renji asked her what they wanted. He congratulated Rukia after she told him that they want to adopt her into the Kuchiki family, having her graduate immediately, as well as being assigned to the 13th Division. Rukia thanked him and left. Rukia was told that Byakuya adopted her into the Kuchiki family due to her similarity to Hisana, whom he had married.
Kaien teaching Rukia how to treat her superiors.

Rukia was admitted to the 13th Division without taking their entrance exam. On her first day in the Division, she is shown into a room by a fellow Shinigami, whom she tells to treat her like any other new recruit. After he leaves, she hears him and others talking about her and the favoritism shown to nobles. Rukia is disappointed that it is like that there as well. Lieutenant Kaien Shiba entered the room, introduces himself and scolds her for her weak reply. Rukia was deeply happy that she could have a normal relationship with her superior, rather than being treated as special. That evening, Rukia reported to Byakuya that her first day had ended peacefully and that she did not attain a Seated Officer position. Byakuya then told her to leave. Rukia soon became Kiyone Kotetsu’s assistant and went on a mission to the Human World.

During her time in the 13th Division, she became friends with Kaien. One day, seeing that she was gloomy, Kaien told her that as long as she is in his Division, he would stand by her even if he died. They were interrupted by the drunk Kiyone and Sentarō Kotsubaki who tried to encourage her. Kaien mentored Rukia, teaching her how to fight. Their first training location was Mount Koifushi of Hokutan, the 3rd district of West Rukongai, where Kaien taught her about the concept of the heart. He was present when she learned her Shikai’s first two “dances”.

Rukia greatly admired Kaien’s wife, 3rd Seat Miyako Shiba. She aspired to be like her one day. When Miyako was killed by a Hollow, Rukia, Kaien and Ukitake went to its lair. She offered to go first in order to scout out its abilities, but Kaien asked to face the Hollow alone. When its special ability destroyed Kaien’s Zanpakutō, Rukia attempted to help but was stopped by Ukitake. He told her that Kaien’s fight was one of honor rather than a fight for his life. If she were to help, Kaien’s life would be saved but his honor would be forever damaged. After protesting about this, Rukia reluctantly obeyed his order. However, the Hollow entered Kaien’s body and possessed him.

The Hollow attempted to attack Rukia, but Ukitake blocked it and sent Rukia away as he fought it. Afraid to fight it, she obeyed, but she came back because she wished to help Kaien and was afraid to face her cowardice in future. As it leapt at her, she noted that it was no longer Kaien. Unable to bear seeing him like that, she stabbed Kaien. He thanked Rukia and apologized for dragging her into it. Kaien then died in Rukia’s arms. Rukia brought the corpse to the Shiba family estate but was afraid to apologize since she felt guilty about her role in Kaien’s death.

Forty years after her adoption into the Kuchiki family, Kiyone and Sentarō informed Rukia that she had been assigned to the Human World. Rukia thought this was a transfer order, which Kiyone denied, reminding her of her previous mission to the Human World, which Rukia still failed to remember. Ukitake told her that she was being assigned to Karakura Town for one month, which should be easy for her. Rukia thanked him for telling her. Ukitake asked if she had told Byakuya about it, but she replied that he would not wish to be bothered with such a minor thing. Ukitake offered to tell him for her, for which Rukia thanked him.

Plot
Agent of the Shinigami arc

In Karakura Town one Friday evening, Rukia feels a strong presence. She enters the room of Ichigo Kurosaki, who mistakes her for a burglar and kicks her. Surprised that Ichigo can see and touch her, Rukia tells Ichigo that normal Humans cannot see her and informs him of the existence and purpose of Shinigami. Ichigo refuses to believe Rukia’s explanation, insulting her. Incensed, Rukia binds him with a Kidō spell. She explains what Kidō is and returns his insults.

Rukia reassures a nearby Plus and performs Konsō on it. She explains Konsō and the duties of Shinigami to Ichigo with the aid of some drawings. She reveals that she has been unable to sense the Hollow she had been tracking anymore, because a great power is hindering her senses. Suddenly, Ichigo tells her that he can hear something howling. Rukia realizes that it is a Hollow, but is confused by how Ichigo heard it before her. She rushes out of the room to confront the Hollow, refusing to free Ichigo. She spots Karin Kurosaki lying in the corridor and listens as she tells Ichigo what happened. Ichigo breaks free of the Kido and rushes to stop the Hollow, Fishbone D, much to Rukia’s shock.
The wounded Rukia about to give Ichigo her powers.

As Ichigo futilely attacks the Hollow, Rukia injures it, freeing Yuzu from its grasp. When Rukia explains that Fishbone D came because of Ichigo, he attempts to attack the Hollow himself. Rukia ends up shielding him with her body, rendering her unable to fight. Seeing that Ichigo is truly determined to protect his family, Rukia offers to transfer half of her power to him. However, Ichigo somehow absorbs almost all of her power instead. Rukia realizes that it was Ichigo’s power that had confused her senses earlier, leaving her wondering just who he is. After defeating Fishbone D, Ichigo collapses and Rukia goes to his side, where she is approached by Kisuke Urahara[40], who offers her a Gigai.

The following day, Rukia shows up at Karakura High School as a new student, telling people that her family had just moved there. She quietly threatens to kill Ichigo if he reveals anything about her true identity. Later, Rukia explains that her power is still inside Ichigo, preventing her from returning to Soul Society. She reveals that she is using a Gigai to recover, enabling normal Humans to see her. Rukia tells Ichigo will have to take over her Shinigami duties, which he refuses to do. Rukia forces his Shinigami form out of his body and takes him to a park where a Hollow is about to appear. As the Hollow attacks a young Plus, Rukia successfully manipulates the situation to persuade Ichigo to perform her duties.

Rukia arranges for Ichigo to undergo some rudimentary training to improve his combat tactics. As he trains, she studies modern speech by reading a horror manga. They are interrupted by Orihime Inoue, whom Rukia initially does not recognize. Rukia notices a mark on her leg left by a Hollow and asks Ichigo about her, before leaving. That night, Rukia receives a message about a Hollow on her Denreishinki. She tries to warn him of a Hollow attack just as a large hand bursts through the floor. Rukia uses her Gokon Tekkō to force out Ichigo’s soul, but he manages to slice off part of its mask, revealing it to be Orihime’s brother, Sora. The Hollow flees and Rukia explains to Ichigo that all Hollows were once Human.

Uryu Ishida

ishda Uryu

Uryū Ishida (石田 雨竜, Ishida Uryū) is a Quincy residing in Karakura Town. He is a student at the Karakura High School, where he is a classmate and friend of Ichigo Kurosaki.

Appearance

Uryū Ishida is a bespectacled teenager of average height. He has straight, chin-length raven-colored hair framing both sides of his face and is fair-skinned with blue eyes. In school, Uryū wears the respective school uniform along with a tie, while when confronting Hollows, he typically dons white Quincy clothes with blue stripes representing the Quincy cross and a mantle.

Seventeen months after Aizen’s defeat, Uryū’s hairstyle changed to have his bangs hang mostly on the right-side of his face and the rest hanging behind his left ear due to his glasses.

Personality

Uryū is generally quiet and solitary but tries harder to act cool when other people are around. Uryū is a member of the handicrafts club at Karakura High School and is highly skilled at sewing. While Uryū does not mind stitching things for his friends, his sense of design forces him to add unexpected designs. For example, when he makes new clothing for Chad and Orihime, he replaces the single red line of Chad’s original shirt with a red cross, saying that it was better, and since he could not copy the three white dots on Orihime’s shirt, he instead adds frilly lace and two flower-like buds at the bottom. Uryū has low blood pressure and hates procrastination. The other things he hates are quite odd: buttons (despite being an expert in sewing) and the word “haphazard.” His favorite food is homemade mackerel miso stew. He likes Don Kanonji’s television program “Bura-Rei” so much that he attends the live broadcast of the shot in Karakura Town.

He loves wearing a mantle, even though it serves no purpose other than to make him look cooler, despite the fact that it hinders his movement, even keeping a spare with him. He has a tendency to say things melodramatically. Uryū has proven to be gullible at times as seen during an omake when he starts getting irritated from the fact that a weapon (a Zanpakutō in this case) has a will of own; Ichigo tricks him into thinking that Ginrei Kōjaku has actually materialized, to which Uryū sheds a happy tear.[8] Uryū operates on a moral ethic known as the “Pride of the Quincy” and has a strong sense of justice. He has also shown to be very chivalrous, stating that he enacts justice on men who abuse or treat women badly, leading him to attempt to defend Rukia Kuchiki from Renji Abarai when he and Byakuya Kuchiki came to the Human World to arrest her and when he defends Orihime Inoue during their time in Soul Society. Uryū also has a tendency to not use lethal force in battle, especially if he can win without doing so. Instead, he will simply incapacitate his opponent. Like his grandfather, Sōken Ishida, Uryū is left-handed, and he is also a great archer, capable of insane feats of archery.

History

As a child, Uryū mostly interacted and trained with his grandfather, Sōken Ishida. His father, Ryūken Ishida, was less than enthusiastic about being a Quincy, claiming that it was not a profitable occupation. They do not appear to be on very good terms as a result, given Uryū’s casual use of his father’s given name. Sōken understands Ryūken’s reasoning, since being a Quincy is more about justice than material rewards and Ryūken has a family to support. Sōken told Uryū that he would someday understand his father’s motives, but thus far this is not the case.

At a fairly young age, Uryū’s grandfather was killed by Hollows right in front of him while he was not able to do a thing to protect him.[9] This is one of the reasons why he hates the Shinigami, who did not come to rescue Sōken in time.[9] It is later revealed that the current captain of the 12th Division, Mayuri Kurotsuchi, was behind the delay so that Sōken’s soul could be collected for study.

Plot
Agent of the Shinigami arc

Uryū attends the live broadcast of Don Kanonji’s TV program in Karakura Town. When Kanonji attempts to exorcise an earth-bound Plus by placing his staff inside the partially open hole in its chest, Uryū is about to intervene when Ichigo vaults the barrier. Uryū is later seen walking down a street and staring at Ichigo Kurosaki in his Shinigami form. He saves a Plus from a Hollow and goes to a location where he can see the Plus. He then spots Ichigo again as Ichigo performs a Soul Burial on the Plus. Later in school, he is again seen near Ichigo, who is dragged off by Rukia Kuchiki to defeat a Hollow. However, Uryū defeats this Hollow before them, and when Rukia and Ichigo get there they begin arguing with each other. Uryū approaches them and states that a Hollow is here – just before Rukia gets a message signaling that a Hollow has arrived. After Ichigo asks Rukia which way the Hollow is, Uryū mocks him for not being able to sense something as simple as that and tells him he should not even call himself a Shinigami. Uryū then uses his Quincy bow, Kojaku, and shoots an arrow from it, killing the Hollow. Ichigo asks him what he is and Uryū introduces himself, stating that he is a Quincy and that he hates Shinigami. Ichigo is confused by this statement and Uryū tells him that he hates him for being a Shinigami.

Uryū is later seen in his classroom, and as he tries to leave, a girl named Michiru Ogawa hands him a ripped doll to fix. He then takes a sewing set out and easily (but with great drama) repairs the broken doll. As he heads home, he spots Ichigo following him. He mocks Ichigo for not being able to hide his spiritual pressure and for his inability to sense others with high spiritual pressure. He then tells Ichigo that since the day he entered school, he knew of his high spiritual pressure, that he knew when he became a Shinigami and even knows Rukia’s true identity. Uryū then draws out something called Reiraku and states that it is something that compresses and visualizes the spiritual aura in the atmosphere. He again mocks Ichigo’s ignorance, and, grabbing hold of Ichigo’s Reiraku, points out that those of Shinigami are colored red. He then tells him that he is a Quincy and that he holds the power to kill Hollows, and asks Ichigo to fight him to show the difference in their strength. Ichigo tells him the idea of competing against him is stupid, as he has nothing to do with his grudge against the Shinigami. However, Uryū is able to provoke him by stating that he is only a temporary Shinigami who cannot even do anything without Rukia around. Ichigo tells him that he will give this competition a shot and goes into his Shinigami form, with Kon going into his Human body. He then asks Uryū for the rules of this fight. Uryū takes some Hollow bait out and states that he is going to bring Hollows into the town, and that whoever kills the most Hollows within twenty-four hours is the winner. However, Ichigo protests against this idea as the people in town will be put in danger, but Uryū tells him that caring for others is unnecessary and that either way he should be confident enough to save them all.

Hollows begin breaking into Karakura Town and Uryū shoots the first one down. As he is doing this though Ichigo grabs him and tells him to bring the town back to normal. However, Uryū states that it is too late and that instead of focusing on him he should be focusing on the Hollows so he can save as many people as possible. He then tells him that Hollows have a tendency to go after people with high spiritual pressure and Ichigo realizes his family is in danger. He immediately runs off to save his family, missing what Uryū tries to tell him as he leaves. Uryū begins shooting Hollows from the high vantage point of a bridge, reaching up to eleven kills. After killing more and more Hollows, Uryū’s shots begin to get weaker and he realizes that the numbers should not be this high. He decides not to complain though and remembers his mentor, telling him he has not made any mistakes and that he will avenge him.

Uryū then encounters both Rukia and Kon after Kon rescues Rukia from a weak Hollow. Uryū comments on their current location being safe which prompts Kon to question him, saying that it is because of Uryū starting the fight that the town is danger. He addresses Kon, admitting that while he did start the fight, he will not allow anyone in the town to die even if Ichigo dies. Suddenly the weak Hollow returns to attack. As Uryū is about to shoot the Hollow, only for it to be swiftly killed by Ichigo as he arrives at the scene.

Ichigo starts arguing with Kon while Uryū looks on. Irritated that they will not stop arguing, Uryū fires an arrow at Ichigo, who blocks it. Ichigo then insists that it is a battle between him and Uryū, and that the amount of Hollows they beat is irrelevant. Before Uryū can respond, Kon points out that there is a large crack forming in the sky, and Uryū notes that the Hollows are converging upon it. Uryū begins to fire arrows into the group of Hollows and charges towards the Hollows, shouting that the last Quincy will be their opponent.

Ichigo learns about the fall of the Quincy at the hands of the Shinigami, he runs after Uryū and attacks several Hollows around him. Ichigo tells him that he does not know or care about whether the Shinigami or Quincy were right and expresses his frustration at Uryū’s methods, but is interrupted by him. Uryū tells him that he thought the Shinigami were correct, until his sensei was killed in front of him. Uryū tells Ichigo of his sensei’s attempts to convince the Shinigami to work together with the remaining Quincy, but he died fighting a group of Huge Hollows without achieving that goal. Uryū says that he must prove the strength of the Quincy to the Shinigami. Ichigo points out that his sensei’s wish was to work together, not to prove the Quincy’s strength and asks if he will do that now, saying that fighting back to back is the best way to deal with the situation.

As Uryū dismisses the idea as nonsense, Ichigo attacks a Hollow that had come up behind Uryū, who kills another Hollow. Uryū insists that he is not cooperating, but that he simply had to kill it or else he would have been killed. Ichigo tells him that that is good enough. Ichigo states his own reluctance to work with Uryū, and asks him if he will cooperate. Uryū kills another Hollow in reply. The pair agree to beat each other up after the Hollows have been dealt with, but as they are about to attack the horde of Hollows,a Menos Grande rips apart the sky. After they argue about how to deal with the Hollows and the Menos, Ururu Tsumugiya, Tessai Tsukabishi, Jinta Hanakari, and Urahara arrive to fight the Hollows. Uryū’s attention is then turned to the emerging Menos Grande. Ichigo tells Uryū that there is no way they can figure out how to fight such a monster and that they will have to simply cut it repeatedly until it succumbs to its injuries. He charges towards the Menos, calling for Uryū to accompany him despite Uryū request for him to wait. Uryū fires an arrow at the Menos’ neck but does little damage, confirming his self thoughts on how he will not be able to do much damage. He then checks on Ichigo’s status and asks what was he thinking.In response to Uryū’s questions, Ichigo tells him that he is alright and that he thought he could cut its feet off and work his way up to the head and kill it that way. Uryū complains about his way of thinking and places his hand on Ichigo’s Zanpakutō.  Uryū notices that Ichigo’s power is flowing into his bow. Thinking about the differences between the fighting styles of the Quincy and Shinigami, Uryū comes up with an idea to make use of Ichigo’s large amount of power. As Ichigo is shocked to see the increased size of Uryū’s bow and asks what happened to it, Uryū tells him his idea.
Uryū’s strategy for attacking the Menos Grande.

With Ichigo’s Zanpakutō tied to his head, Uryū instructs a dubious Ichigo to increase his power to its maximum so that he can shoot an extremely large arrow at the Menos Grande. Ichigo points out that he never controls his energy output and that if people say that his power is great then it must be at maximum all the time. When the Menos starts to charge a Cero, Uryū calls for Ichigo to connect his Zanpakutō to his body again but is surprised to find Ichigo rushing towards the Menos. Ichigo blocks the Cero with his Zanpakutō and Uryū notes that Ichigo’s power increases as he resists the Cero. Ichigo repels the attack, injuring the Menos in the process. As the Menos retreats from the Human World, Ichigo yells “Victory” and asks Uryū whether he is going to thank him for his help before collapsing. Uryū notices how Ichigo’s Zanpakutō begins to lose its form. The energy released from Ichigo and his Zanpakutō causes Uryū’s bow to grow again. Noting that it will explode, Uryū begins to fire arrows into the sky to release the excess power and to stabilize Ichigo, injuring himself. Ichigo tells him not to over do it, as he will lose his arm. Uryū tells him to make sure that he lives so that they he can beat him later. Uryū realizes his mistake for misunderstanding his sensei and for being so useless, asking to be forgiven for his mistake.

When Uryū returns to school the next day, his injuries attracts attention of his classmates. Later Ichigo invites Uryū to join his group for lunch. He initially refuses but changes his mind upon hearing that Keigo Asano will treat them. The atmosphere turns out to be very tense. Uryū asks why Ichigo invited him, questioning Ichigo’s motives. The two then start mildly bickering with each other. Later, Uryū intervenes when Rukia is confronted by Renji Abarai and Byakuya Kuchiki from Soul Society. Uryū is quickly surprised by Renji who asks who he is. Uryū then decides to give his name so that Renji can know who defeated him. Unfortunately, Uryū fails and is badly injured by Renji. Renji then gives his name as he is about kill Uryū only to be stopped by Ichigo. After they return to Soul Society with Rukia, Uryū is treated on the spot by Urahara. Before leaving, he expresses his concern for Ichigo and tells Urahara to please heal him. He realizes that he is not as strong as he thought he was as he comes to believe that the only one who can save Rukia is Ichigo.

Inoue Orihime

Orihime inoue

Orihime Inoue (井上 織姫, Inoue Orihime) is a Human living in Karakura Town. She is a student at the Karakura High School, where she is in the same class as Ichigo Kurosaki and her best friend, Tatsuki Arisawa.

Appearance

Orihime is a teenager of average height. She has brown eyes and long, waist-length burnt orange hair. Her most noticeable physical trait is her slender yet curvaceous figure for a teenager, especially in terms of her large breasts. She wears her hair in bangs tucked behind her ears with hairpins, which she only removes to sleep, as they are worn in the memory of her brother. Orihime initially wears her hair with a full but parted fringe before pulling most of her bangs behind her ears as she was ready to leave for Soul Society, a change noted by Tatsuki.

Seventeen months after Aizen’s defeat, Orihime’s hair becomes fuller and wavier. Her bangs naturally frame her face without her hair clips and also hang over her ears. She stops wearing her hair clips and instead keeps them clipped onto the left collar of her school uniform.

Personality

Orihime is independent, friendly, humorous, sensitive, caring and kind. She comes off as naive and rather clueless, which is at odds with her exceptionally high marks in school. She studies hard because when her grades drop, she receives less financial support from her relatives. She is a member of the Handicrafts Club and likes to invent very ridiculous sports to play with Tatsuki (such as “base-cer,” a combination of baseball and soccer). She tends to zone out with her mouth open and loses track of what she was thinking or dreaming about. She has an over-active imagination and gets carried away thinking of implausible scenarios, such as portraying herself as a futuristic and highly destructive robot in an assignment asking a student “How do you see yourself in the future?”.

Orihime likes Asian flower print clothes and comedies. While she does eat some normal food, Orihime cooks and eats unusual meals, which other people often find unappetizing. Her favorite food is red bean paste and she likes putting butter on sweet potatoes. She enjoys cheese and butter most of the time. Orihime has demonstrated that she is perceptive when it comes to people’s mental and emotional state, especially in regards to Ichigo, as she is able to tell what kind of driving force is pushing someone. She has a crush on Ichigo, and later falls in love with him. She has exhibited traits that appear to have some connection with Ichigo, such as the ability to detect Ichigo by scent,  sense his Spiritual Pressure even when masked by the Visored, and an awareness of what mood Ichigo is in, sensing his feelings of anguish, disappointment, or worry, even feeling pain herself when she sees Ichigo getting hurt.

History

Orihime and her brother, Sora, were raised by a drunken father and a prostitute mother, who always argued and beat their children. Fearing that their parents would kill Orihime, in the March that Sora turned eighteen, he ran away with Orihime, who was three years old, and raised her on his own from then on. For six years, Orihime and Sora lived in harmony despite the fact that Orihime was bullied in school because of her unusual hair color. One day, Sora gave Orihime a pair of hairpins. However, Orihime refused to wear them because she said they were childish. That day, Sora died, and Orihime began wearing the hairpins every day since. After Sora’s death, Orihime prayed for him every day. A year after Sora died, Orihime met Tatsuki and befriended her and the amount of days she prayed for him diminished. After entering Karakura High School, she stopped praying for him and instead talked about Ichigo before she left and when she returned from school. She wanted to show Sora that she was happy and that he did not have to worry about her.

Since Sora’s death, Orihime has lived by herself in Karakura Town, receiving financial support from a distantly related aunt living elsewhere.

Plot
Agent of the Shinigami arc

At school, a distracted Ichigo Kurosaki collides with Orihime, knocking her to the ground. After he apologizes, she acts strangely and begins to make excuses while fleeing the scene. The next day Orihime encounters Ichigo and Rukia Kuchiki on the street. She states that she is uncertain of whether or not she was hit by a car and has a bruise on her leg caused by a Hollow. Ichigo offers to walk her home, but she declines. Later, Orihime has Tatsuki over for dinner, revealing more of her crush when she becomes distracted by the thought of Ichigo’s offer to walk her home. After dinner, they are attacked by Acidwire, who pulls Orihime’s soul from her body, leaving the Chain of Fate unbroken so that she doesn’t initially die

Horrified, Orihime witnesses the Hollow attack Tatsuki, who is unable to see either of the spirits and becomes scared and confused. Ichigo attacks the Hollow but is flung from the building. Acidwire then reveals to Orihime that he is Sora. Orihime is initially sceptical as she doesn’t believe Sora would do such horrible things, but finally believes him when she sees his reaction to her hair-clips. As his fight with Ichigo continues, Orihime places herself between the pair, resulting in Acidwire wounding her. She embraces him and apologizes to her brother for causing all this. Sora then purifies himself with Ichigo’s Zanpakutō as Orihime bids him farewell.

While both Tatsuki and Orihime’s memories are modified by Rukia, this event enables them to start developing spiritual awareness. After introducing Ichigo to Uryū Ishida, she once again encounters a Hollow when Uryū lures a massive number to Karakura Town for his challenge to Ichigo. She tries to get her friends away from danger, but the Hollow, Numb Chandelier, uses her ability to make various students attack her. As the students endanger Orihime, Tatsuki arrives to defend her from the onslaught. However, Tatsuki soon falls under Numb Chandelier’s control and is forced to turn on Orihime. Seeing Tatsuki in tears brings back old memories of the days when Orihime was bullied for the color of her hair and when Tatsuki saved her, thus Orihime decides it is time for her to protect Tatsuki in return for their friendship. This desire forces her powers to manifest for the first time. Orihime then notices her Shun Shun Rikka flying over her head and with their guidance, she uses them to defeat the Hollow and heal Tatsuki. Afterwards, Kisuke Urahara takes her and Yasutora Sado to his shop, where he explains their powers to them.

As she and Sado watch Ichigo and Uryū fight a Menos Grande, Orihime reveals that she had not forgotten what happened with Acidwire. After Rukia is arrested and taken to Soul Society, Orihime asks Ichigo why nobody seems to remember her. After Ichigo explains the situation to her, she asks him what he is planning to do about it. After he leaves, she swears not to let him get hurt. Along with Sado, she accepts an offer to begin training her abilities under the guidance of Yoruichi the cat. Orihime asks Uryū to train with them but he declines. During their training, she manages to activate her powers after remembering how she felt about protecting Tatsuki. Orihime lies to Tatsuki about where she is going and spends her last day in Karakura Town with her and promises to return.