Characters that appeared in Tite Kubo's ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. These are the denizens of '''Karakura Town'''.

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!!The Kurosaki Clinic

[[folder:Masaki Kurosaki]]
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Isshin's wife and the mother of Ichigo, Karin and Yuzu. She was a beautiful, sweet redhead who died when Ichigo was nine years old, protecting him from a Hollow that attacked the poor kid when they were walking by the local river. Her death completely changed the family dynamics: Ichigo was a crybaby but matured into a HotBlooded KnightTemplarBigBrother, Yuzu became a responsible and sweet caretaker, and the formerly tearful Karin toughened herself up so her family wouldn't worry. Little did they know, her murderer would be back later...

--> Voiced by: Creator/SayakaOhara (JP), Ellyn Stern (ENG)
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* ActionGirl: As a trained warrior, she didn't hesitate to jump into battle to save strangers from hollows. She first met Isshin when saving his life from a hollow that had been designed by Aizen.
* ArrangedMarriage: She and Ryuuken were set up together in an effort to preserve the Ishida family's pure-bred lineage. Neither Masaki nor Ryuuken were thrilled about this.
* {{Badass}}: She's a good enough Quincy to take out a proto-Arrancar that was putting up an even fight against a Soul Reaper Captain in shikai.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: She's naked as a doll inside her own soul until she tries to [[TheGlomp glomp]] Isshin after he saves her from her inner Hollow. The outline of her areola and nipples are briefly visible at that point.
* BroughtDownToNormal: Yhwach stole her Quincy powers at the exact moment she was about to take on Grand Fisher, resulting in her death.
* DeathByOriginStory: Her death is what spurred Ichigo into becoming a person who is determined to protect the weak and innocent so that they don't have to wear the sad face his family wore after his mother died.
* DeliberateInjuryGambit: When she couldn't hit White at a distance due to its speed, Masaki let it bite her then shot it point-blank. She was counting on her exceptional Blut Vene ability to tank the bite but, unfortunately for her, Aizen's experiment was capable of breaking through.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: She perished in child Ichigo's arms.
* EnergyBow: Like the Ishida family, her weapon of choice appeared to be a bow made out of reishi that she can also change the size of as necessary.
* FingerGun: She shows the ability to make a tiny bow with one hand, which she uses to BoomHeadshot a proto-Arrancar.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Ginjo's statement that Fullbringers' have mothers who were attacked by Hollows before the fullbringer was born sets the scene for later confirmation that this did obviously happen to Masaki at one point in her past. The reveal is that the hollow attack concerned was part of Aizen's hollowfication research using an experimental new ability called [[TheVirus Target Hollowfication]].
* GenkiGirl: She is naturally cheery, outgoing and rather energetic, but will also use that attitude to hide her troubles, such as her despair over knowing she's being groomed to marry Ryuuken.
* GhostShipping: Her husband was a Soul Reaper rather than a living human.
* HiddenBuxom: Her schoolgirl uniform hid the fact that she was almost on par with Orihime as a teenager. Not so much when she wears a normal dress as an adult, though.
* KissingCousins: She was adopted into the Ishida clan because her family was dead and she was a pure-blood Quincy. Ryuuken's mother planned on marrying them off to preserve the pure Quincy bloodline.
* MamaBear: When Ichigo chased after a girl on the riverbank, Masaki immediately recognised the girl as a hollow threat and charged in to save his life. He only survived because she sacrificed her life for him.
* MeetCute: Masaki and Isshin's plotline in "Everything but the Rain" kooky, amusing and cute... but it also inadvertently [[HeroicBSOD breaks]] [[FailureKnight Ryuuken]] in the process.
* MissingMom: She died when Ichigo was young.
* NoSparks: The fatal flaw in her [[ArrangedMarriage arranged engagement]] to Ryuuken: while the two of them care for each other as family they are painfully aware of their romantic incompatibility.
* NotSoSmallRole: She was nothing more than the backstory that made the main character a hero. At least until it turned out she was a powerful Quincy who had been victimised by the BigBad and murdered by the BiggerBad. Most of Ichigo's powers come from her and she is the reason he is intimately connected to the BiggerBad.
* PlotTriggeringDeath: Masaki is one of four {{Posthumous Character}}s [[labelnote:*]] Along with Souken, Kaien, and Hisana[[/labelnote]] whose deaths combine to create the reason the first two arcs of the story turn out the way they do. Even after that point, her death remains Ichigo's primary motivation to protect the ones he loves. The circumstances of her death are also very important to the final arc.
* PosthumousCharacter: She died a good 6 years before the story began.
* RedStringOfFate: Her soul was tied to Isshin's by a reishi thread to prevent her from Hollowfying... and Soul Reaper reishi forms red spirit ribbons, too.
* RescueRomance: Her relationship with Isshin began when she used her Quincy powers to save him from a powerful Hollow.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Masaki wanted to help against the proto-Arrancar that Isshin was fighting, but Ryuuken tried to stop her, citing the rules against interacting with Shinigami and her shaky standing in the household. Masaki told Ryuuken that she wouldn't be able to forgive herself if there were casualties she could have prevented, and goes anyway. Ryuuken then secretly breaks the rules to follow her.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Was completely OK with being naked in front of Isshin in her Inner World. ''Long before'' they formed any kind of romantic relationship. In fact, she found the situation hilarious.
* StepfordSmiler: Despite her energetic and happy appearance before she met Isshin, Ryuuken reveals he's fully aware that she's hiding how unhappy she is with her current situation.
* SuperToughness: Her Blut Vene was exceptional even by Quincy standards. Once she was hollowfied, her Blut Vene became so powerful she couldn't even be scratched... until Yhwach stole her Quincy powers in the middle of battle.
* TorsoWithAView: When White's [[TheVirus Target Hollowfication]] takes effect she develops a Hollow Hole and TaintedVeins at the base of her throat.
* WorfHadTheFlu: She could have easily curbstomped Grand Fisher, but her powers had been stolen right at that exact moment, resulting in her death.

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[[folder:Karin Kurosaki]]
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Ichigo's younger, more tomboyish sister. She can see ghosts, but she chooses to ignore them.

--> Karin voiced by: Creator/RieKugimiya (JP), Creator/KateHiggins (ENG)
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* AbnormalAmmo: Whenever Karin tries her hand at [[{{Omake}} Hollow-slaying]], it involves her [[KickChick kicking]] a Reiatsu-laced soccer ball into [[BoomHeadshot said Hollow's face]]. With varying and limited success.
* AloofDarkhairedGirl: Her expression is perpetually flat, she styles herself as the loner of the family to ensure she never shows any tears that might worry her family.
* DeadpanSnarker: She tends to lampshade the stupid antics of her family in a very calm, bored tone.
* DontYouDarePityMe: According to Ichigo, Karin refused to cry after the death of their mother since she didn't want to be a burden. She breaks down crying after seeing the parakeet that Chad carries around was the soul of a human boy that saw his mother die.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Post-timeskip, her hair's grown out enough for a ponytail.
* FanServicePack: Karin has... grown up significantly post-timeskip. Justified by her hitting puberty.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Her father is a Soul Reaper and her mother was a Quincy.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Karin's initial reaction to her ability to see spirits. Her attitude only seems to change once Ichigo loses his powers, where she begins visiting Urahara for spirit-fighting equipment.
* ImplausibleDeniability: Karin does not believe in ghosts. Despite being able to see them [[SelectiveObliviousness clear as day]] she considers them a pain so tries to deny their existence.
* {{Joshikousei}}: After the timeskip, she starts junior high, so can be seen wearing a sailor uniform a lot.
* LittleMissSnarker: With her father around, she's got plenty of material to work with.
* OneOfTheBoys: She's a member of the soccer team, where she's the only female member and by far the most masculine of the bunch.
* PolarOppositeTwins: As opposed to Yuzu, the aggressive, tomboyish Karin has black hair and dark eyes.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: After the time-skip, Karin has far more developed curves than Yuzu has.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Yuzu's Girly Girl. She's the soccer-loving {{tomboy}} whose friends are all male.
* TomboyishPonytail: After the TimeSkip, which further emphasizes her usual aggressive, no-nonsense demeanor.

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[[folder:Yuzu Kurosaki]]
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Fraternal twin of Karin. Unlike Ichigo and Karin, she begins the story with very weak spiritual power and therefore cannot see spirits as anything more than a very faint blur in the air.

--> Yuzu voiced by: Ayumi Sena (JP), Creator/JaniceKawaye (ENG)
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* CharacterDevelopment: Yuzu started off as polite and cheery. After the TimeSkip, she's still cheery, but a lot more temperamental and passive-aggressive.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Post-timeskip, her hair's grown out enough for pigtails.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Yuzu does most of the cooking and cleaning. She also motivates the other three, organises them, does the shopping, and still finds the time to do so well at school that she's achieving near-perfect scores in exams. After the time-skip, she's thirteen. She's been doing all this since the age of five.
* GirlishPigtails: After the TimeSkip, she styles her pigtails at the back of her head, just over her shoulders.
* HairDecorations: Yuzu always wears little hairpins, often strawberries, which is an allusion to one of the meanings of Ichigo's name.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Her father is a Soul Reaper and her mother was a Quincy.
* {{Joshikousei}}: After the timeskip, she starts junior high, so can be seen wearing a sailor uniform a lot. She desperately wanted Ichigo to approve of her new look, and was furious when Ichigo barely reacted.
* KillTheCutie: She dies from overexposure to Hell's atmosphere in the ''Hell Chapter'' movie.
* KindheartedCatLover: Yuzu befriended the ghost of a cat once.
* PolarOppositeTwins: The girlier Yuzu has pale brown hair and light brown eyes. She's less aggressive, more willing to be the homemaker and the more responsible twin.
* PromotionToParent: Yuzu takes over the domestic duties after her mom died.
* TeamMom: Yuzu has been the one holding the family together and keeping them well fed and cared for since the age of ''five''.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Karin. She's the polite, sweet and homey "housewife" of the two.
* {{Tsundere}}: After the TimeSkip, Yuzu's moods start swinging between sweet and mild and angry and aloof. Karin and Isshin aren't certain how to handle it.

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[[folder:Kon]]
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Kon is a Mod[ified] Soul, the product of a recalled Soul Society experiment in giving 'vacant' human bodies Hollow-killing powers. After a brief yet entertaining hijacking of Ichigo's body and the acquisition of his current stuffed toy body, he settles down into his role as comic relief. He's entrusted with Ichigo's body when Ichigo's out Hollow-hunting to maintain the Masquerade. He mostly dwells at Ichigo's home, but will attend school for Ichigo as necessary.

--> Voiced by: Creator/MitsuakiMadono (JP), Creator/TiteKubo (JP, Memories in the rain OVA), Creator/QuintonFlynn (ENG)
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Ichigo returns from fighting one time to find Kon daydreaming in Ichigo's body with his hand down his trousers.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Most of the ''Invading Army Arc'' is centered around him and Nozumi since they're both Mod Souls He even pulls a SpannerInTheWorks on the villain since he was looked down on for being "worthless".
* AttentionWhore: When he originally got control of Ichigo's body, he was thrilled that his ability was increase in leg strength since it let him stand out and get everyone's attention.
* BerserkButton: Kon knows what it's like to be created and then cast aside to be killed for being worthless. When he sees a kid laughing about the idea of making someone and then destroying it when it doesn't meet expectations, Kon flips out and terrifies the kid with his threat of violence - a complete 180 from his usual pacifistic attitude.
* BigBrotherInstinct: While Kon usually tries to avoid Yuzu because she treats him like a doll, he is protective of her and Karin and does his minor part to look after them when Ichigo is away.
* ButtMonkey: If you thought, "Are you forgetting Kon, how the hell do you forget Kon?", then that's because ''everyone'' forgets Kon. That's why he's pissed all the time.
* BuxomIsBetter: Kon's view of women is this. He's willing to make an exception for Rukia, otherwise chest size acts as his main guide in how he reacts to women.
%% * TheChewToy: Literally.
* ChivalrousPervert: Despite his love for boobs, Kon was terrified when he found a naked Nozumi Kujo in the parking lot.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He does successfully beat up a hollow in Ichigo's body in his opening appearance and puts on a damn good showing against a Hollow in a filler arc in a stuffed animal body. The anime filler Invasion Army arc really gives him some great spotlight moments. Leading up to a BigDamnHeroes moment where he actually saves Ichigo from the BigBad.
* EvilTwin: To Ichigo in his first appearence, though he's really more of a {{Delinquent}} than outright evil.
* ExtremityExtremist: Has enhanced leg muscles, giving him great jumping and kicking abilities.
* LovableCoward: He always tries to avoid any kind of conflict. However, he's shown that he's willing to die to protect the lives of people he doesn't even like.
* LovableSexManiac: Loves boobs. And Rukia. But mostly boobs.
* NoRespectGuy: Poor guy never gets treated seriously. Even the filler only fellow modsouls during the ''Bount Arc'' don't think much of him.
* OutOfFocus: He disappeared from the main storyline, but Kubo drew some volume omakes indicating he'd been captured by the 12th division during the Karakura Town Battle and experimented on by Mayuri, but also secretly by Urahara, too. Then the omakes stop, leaving his storyline in limbo. When he finally returns to the main storyline, he really has been experimented on by both the 12th division and Urahara.
* SuperSoldier: He was designed to fight hollows, but the unethical way he would be put into service caused the program to be halted.
* TechnicalPacifist: Kicks Hollows in the face, won't kill even an ant if he can help it.
* TemporaryBulkChange: Courtesy of Mayuri tinkering with his body, he can suddenly become buff. Ichigo and Renji use him as a cushion when being launched from one city to the next during their time in the Soul King's domain. Doubles as a BrickJoke to his mental image of himself in Chapter 22.

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!!The Ishida Manor

[[folder:Souken Ishida]]
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The wise old grandfather of Uryuu Ishida, Souken was the Last Quincy prior to passing the title down to Ryuuken Ishida. He was the person who put Uryuu on the path to being a Quincy, despite Ryuuken's objections.

He was killed when Uryuu was a young child by a gang of five hollows. The Soul Reaper watchers were delayed in coming to his rescue because they had been bribed by Mayuri Kurotsuchi to sit back and collect Souken's soul after death. As part of Mayuri's Quincy experiments, Souken's soul had been tortured to death for information. He died swearing to the pride of the Quincy and with the name of either his grandson or his student on his lips. Mayuri claims he can't remember, baiting Uryuu into confirming he was Souken's grandson ''and'' student.

--> Voiced by: Eiji Maruyama (JP), David Lodge and Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)
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* ActionDad: Souken was an active Quincy fighter despite having a family to raise. It meant he often missed dinner with his wife, son and Masaki, which greatly upset his wife.
* ArcherArchetype: Soken was an acknowledged master of the clan's style, possessing knowledge of all their traditions and techniques. At some point before his death, he passed on all this to his son, Ryuken.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: In flashback, Souken is so preoccupied with his duties that we never actually see him in person. By his death, Souken's relationship with Ryuuken had deteriorated to the point where Ryuuken tried to deny him contact with Uryuu. And he had some kind of rift with his more distant relatives in the Vandenreich as well.
* ColdBloodedTorture: After death, Soken's ghost is taken to Mayuri Kurotsuchi's lab where he's vivisected until second death, as Mayuri is trying to learn all he can about Quincies. Mayuri shows Uryu a photo of Soken's body at death, and while the reader is not allowed to see the picture, Uryu's reaction is all too visible. Although Mayuri thought he learned everything there was to know and thus abandoned his Quincy research, he realizes he was wrong when Souken's student Uryu pulls off techniques he never saw in the lab.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Soken was killed by hollows, his soul was then dragged back to Mayuri's lab where he was experimented on and tortured for an unspecified period of time before Mayuri eventually tired of him and gruesomely killed him off.
* GoodIsOldFashioned: Souken was a gentle man who didn't believe in hating or teaching people to hate. He worked hard to try and make the Soul Reapers understand that everyone would benefit if the Quincies and Soul Reapers could find a way to work together, but died without ever being able to achieve that [[TragicDream dream]]. The Vandenreich has commented that Souken was an old-fashioned traditionalist who [[DefectorFromDecadence rejected]] the [[PuttingOnTheReich modernisation]] of the Quincies. Souken's descendents are the only Quincies who have so far been revealed to have been willing to work with Soul Reapers or even made allies or friends of Soul Reapers.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Soken's death is never directly visible. In Uryu's flashback to Souken's first death, we only see his reaction and a group of Soul Reapers standing respectfully around a lump carefully concealed by a blanket. In Soul Society, Mayuri shows Uryu a photo of Soken's body at death and a hazy reflection of the body can be seen in Uryu's eyes, implying mutilation and beheading but not clear enough to display any detail. The expression on Uryu's face, however, is very clear.
* EnergyBow: As a Quincy archer, Soken's main weapon was a bow made out of spiritual power.
* FigureItOutYourself: Soken refuses to tell Uryu why Ryuken broke off ties with the Quincies. Instead, he explains that, on the day Uryu understands, Uryu will also question his devotion to the clan and face a mysterious enemy requiring him to break the limits of human power.
* LimitedWardrobe: Soken is only ever seen wearing one set of clothes, his Quincy uniform.
* ManInWhite: Since the Quincy uniform is white and Soken only ever wore it, he was always this trope.
* MathematiciansAnswer: Uryu asked Soken whether Ryuken had told the truth about why he rejected the clan. Soken observed that it was MetaphoricallyTrue you couldn't make a living as a Quincy and Ryuken had a family to support...but punted on whether this was the real cause (hint: [[BlatantLies it wasn't]]). Uryu was too young to read between the lines, however, and continued to believe that his father was a money-obsessed Quincy-hater.
* MysteriousPast: The little we see of Soken is late in his life and from Uryuu's [=POV=]. Until he passed it on to Ryuken, Soken was called "the Last Quincy" and possessed the mysterious Quincy Cross. When the Vandenreich enter the storyline, decimating Soul Society and proving the Quincies aren't as close to extinction as the Soul Reapers thought, it's also revealed the Vandenreich and Soken were very well aware of each other. Why and how are deliberately withheld by the Quincy that reveals this information to Ichigo but he does imply Soken might be a DefectorFromDecadence.
* TheObiWan: Everything Uryuu knows and believes about Quincies comes from what his grandfather taught him, including the attitude that it's wrong to blame the Soul Reapers for the Quincy massacre 200 years before. His grandfather died when Uryuu was a young child, right in front of Uryuu's eyes. Throughout the story, Souken's teachings continue to guide Uryuu via the power of flashback.
* OldMaster: He possessed the knowledge of all the Quincy techniques and traditions, which he passed down to Ryuken, and was Uryu's mentor and role-model. His knowledge included extremely rare techniques such as Ransoutengai and Letzt Stil, both of which he was able to pass on to Uryu.
* PlotTriggeringDeath: Soken is one of the four characters [[labelnote:*]] Along with Masaki, Kaien, and Hisana[[/labelnote]] whose deaths combine to create the reason the first two arcs of the story come out the way they do. Witnessing his grandfather's death drives Uryu to challenge then befriend Ichigo, which in turn kickstarts the Soul Society arc by attracting the Soul Reapers's attention. Throughout the rest of the series, Souken's desire for peace between the Soul Reapers and the Quincies keeps Uryu involved with Ichigo. His tuition of Uryu is also a driving force behind Uryu's nasty estrangement from Ryuken.
* PosthumousCharacter: He's introduced through flashbacks to his grandson's youth and training but he died when Uryu was a young child. In the final arc, it's implied he was an important opposition figure within the Quincy Clan and as such shaped the present in unseen ways.
* OutdatedOutfit: Soken is only ever seen wearing the traditional uniform of the Quincies, which is so antiquated that it doesn't fit in at all well with the modern era. Lampshaded by a very young Uryu, who asks if the Quincy uniform will ever be modernised into something less old-fashioned - a wish that is unintentionally granted when the modern Vandenreich reveal their [[PuttingOnTheReich new wardrobe]].
* TragicDream: Souken's greatest desire was for the Soul Reapers and the Quincies to find a way to coexist peacefully and work together to prevent Hollow attacks. He desperately wanted to make sure another massacre never happened again. For most of the story, the only Quincies believed to exist were Souken's last practicing student, Uryuu, and RetiredBadass Ryuuken, meaning Souken's dream was likely doomed. Then it was revealed that other Quincies do still exist, with the Vandenreich's invasion of Soul Society. And now the two sides are back in active war, further than ever from a lasting peace. The last frail hope is the OddFriendship between the Kurosakis (who aren't even official Soul Reapers) and the Ishidas (who are the last remnant of a dissident Quincy faction).
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: In flashback, Souken seems to spend a lot of time at "Fifth Field", although he's clearly still a voice of authority in the household. But his frequent absences definitely compound the problems between the other members of the family: it leaves his wife lonely and irritable and she takes out her frustrations on Masaki. Ryuuken has to mediate between his mother and fiancee, with no one he trusts enough to confide in except Katagiri...which leads to Ryuuken and Masaki keeping some very, very dangerous secrets. Uryuu's memories of Souken show him much more involved in family life, suggesting he may have regretted the unintentional consequences of being gone so often.

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[[folder:Ryuuken Ishida]]
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Director of Karakura General Hospital and Uryuu's estranged father. He opposed Uryuu's desire to train as a Quincy so relentlessly that Uryuu has been left too angry and bitter to either live under his father's roof or acknowledge his parentage: he refers to Ryuuken by first name instead of calling him "father". Souken has implied that Ryuuken's driven by a need to protect Uryuu from something, but Uryuu is too angry to pay attention.

Although he refuses to use his own Quincy power, Ryuuken is apparently much stronger than Uryuu. He and Isshin have known each other for over twenty years and their relationship is a much more advanced form of the relationship their two sons have with each other.

--> Voiced by: Creator/KenNarita (JP), Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (ENG)
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* ArcherArchetype: Cold, aloof, analytical. Ryuken's even more self-possessed than his son, being able to casually defeat moving arrancar while carrying on a conversation and shooting one-handed. He can even precisely hit his son 19mm to the left of the heart without turning a hair. Uryu is a good but inexperienced archer; Ryuken is a master of the art.
* ArrangedMarriage: He and Masaki were supposed to be married in order to preserve the "pure" Quincy blood.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Ryuuken rarely wears anything but [[ManInWhite white suits]] in the manga [[AdaptationDyeJob (beige in the anime)]], [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that he's the director of a major urban hospital and has to be professionally dressed. He's also a very powerful [[ArcherArchetype Quincy]] and capable of kicking much ass (including [[CurbstompBattle curbstomping]] his very talented son) without even removing his jacket or loosening his tie.
* BetaCouple: With [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Kanae]] in "Everything but the Rain". Their very serious relationship [[{{Foil}} contrasts]] with the freespirited romance between Isshin and Masaki. Unfortunately, it's just as [[StarcrossedLovers ill-fated]].
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Ryuuken is estranged from Uryu to the point where his son refers to him by his first name and refuses to live under his roof. The rift between them is related to Souken and Kanae's tragic and messy deaths. Ryuuken was estranged enough from Souken before his death that he forbid Uryu to have contact with his grandfather. "Everything but the Rain" suggests that the dysfunction extends back even further: Souken's frequent absences irritated his wife, who took her frustrations out on Masaki, forcing Ryuuken to mediate between his mother and his fiancee. And that's not even getting into the conflict with the Ishidas' more distant relatives in the Vandenreich.
* BlatantLies: Uryu's not the only lousy liar in this family.
** Uryu's the only one who still believes Ryuuken's lies about not wanting to be a Quincy because there's no profit in it. Granted, Uryu was only about 8 or so at the time, but his father's hesitation in answering and his grandfather's FigureItOutYourself make it very obvious that Ryuuken's real motives concern his son's wellbeing.
** His statement to Katagiri in "Everything but the Rain" that the only future worth worrying about is that of the clan as a whole is pretty clearly an evasion, although she takes it at face value.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: In "Everything but the Rain", Ryuuken and Katagiri are this trope to the very letter. Ryuuken is torn between [[MarryForLove his personal desires]] and his duty to his family, and [[YamatoNadeshiko Katagiri]] is plagued by hidden feelings for [[UptownGirl a boy she believes is unattainable]].
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: In 536 Katagiri tells Ryuuken that she's loved him since the day they met--and we see a tiny boy and girl gazing at each other from behind their mothers' legs. Kanae becomes FirstGirlWins when Ryuuken's arrangement with Masaki falls apart.
* CombatPragmatist: After restoring Uryu's powers, Ryuuken berates his (unconscious) son for using a defensive spell as his last-ditch attempt to escape instead of an offensive option that might have caused injury or even death. The general gist of his criticism is, "If you seriously think I'm going to ''kill'' you, it doesn't matter that we're related! ''Try to kill me back!''"
* CoolOldGuy: Younger than most examples of the trope, but he still counts. At (approximately) forty years old, Ryuuken is well out of the mid-teens-to-early-twenties ''Bleach'' CompetenceZone but still a highly effective combatant.
* CursedWithAwesome: His attitude towards his Quincy powers to the point where he claims he's incapable of getting rid of his powers even if he tries.
* DrJerk: When viewed through his son's eyes, he certainly appears to be one, although an early manga scene suggests otherwise when Isshin tells an orderly at the hospital that Ryuuken would free up bedspace if he knew Isshin was the one asking. Later on, when he's seen interacting with people other than his son like Ichigo and Orihime he's actually a much gentler, kinder and even protective personality. Flashbacks suggest Ryuuken's cultivating a JerkassFacade and allowing Uryu to believe the very worst about him...for reasons that are still unclear.
* ExactWords:
** In a flashback, a very young Uryu demands to know why Ryuuken objects to Quincies. Ryuuken states he has no interest and Uryu has no talent. When Uryu demands to know why he hates being a Quincy so much, he claims it's because there's no money in it. Years later, he tells Uryu that having no interest shouldn't be interpreted as having no power, it should instead be interpreted as having power he doesn't want to use and [[CursedWithAwesome cannot get rid of]].
** In "Everything but the Rain", Ryuuken lies through his teeth to Katagiri that the only future he's worried about is that of the Quincy clan as a whole. She repeats his ExactWords back to him when he angrily demands to know why she told his mother about Masaki's injury and he reacts with guilt and horror.
* {{Foil}}:
** For Isshin, in the same way that [[GenerationXerox Uryu is for Ichigo]]. They're both [[RetiredBadass fathers]] with [[StarCrossedLovers missing wives]] and [[MysteriousPast mysterious pasts]]. They both seem oblivious to their sons' paranormal activities then turn up [[ParentExMachina to fix things]] when their sons are in trouble. Despite their common circumstances, however, they're as different as night and day. Isshin hides behind a [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass moronic]], [[BewareTheSillyOnes silly]] mask whereas Ryuuken's mask is [[AloofAlly aloof]], [[TheStoic stoic]] and [[StepfordSnarker sarcastic]]. Lampshaded in chapter 241 when Isshin and Ryuuken debate whose parenting is worse.
** Yhwach is the black-themed First Quincy, while Ryuken is the white-themed Last Quincy. For all that he claims to hate violence, Yhwach is aggressive, abusive, and surrounds himself with subordinates he cruelly mistreats. For all his protestations of detachment, Ryuken is gentle and caring, and distances himself from those he loves for their own protection. Yhwach thrives on wholesale slaughter; Ryuuken has devoted his life to medicine and healing.
* GenerationXerox: His relationship with Isshin is similar to that of their sons.
* GiveHimANormalLife: Uryuu believes this is the reason his father gave up being a Quincy but his grandfather implies Ryuuken is actually hiding something.
* HeroicBSOD: The Everything but the Rain flashback arc is a MeetCute story for Isshin and Masaki...and a nightmare for Ryuuken, who by trying to protect Masaki from his mother's criticism exposes to her a corrupting Hollow influence that ends up threatening her soul. Isshin--a Soul Reaper and thus the family's sworn enemy--is the only one who can save her from it and Ryuuken's hopes for preserving the Quincy clan are ended. He walks out into the GrayRainOfDepression intending never to return home. Only Katagiri's YouAreNotAlone convinces him to turn back in the end.
* HeroicNeutral [=/=] RefusalOfTheCall: Ryuuken is a [[ArcherArchetype Quincy]] of exceptional power who utterly refuses to use his power and wants his clan to be declared extinct after his father's death. He will not support any of the story's major factions and only picks up his bow to [[ParentExMachina restore Uryu's power]] after [[SuperMode Letz Stil]]. How he came to [[IJustWantToBeNormal this neutrality]] from his youthful idealism is still [[MysteriousPast only partially explained]]. With the final arc it seems he may be headed for a NeutralNoLonger fate.
* HeroismWontPayTheBills: When a very young [[WellDoneSonGuy Uryuu]] asks his father why he [[RefusalOfTheCall hates]] being a Quincy so much, [[HeroicNeutral Ryuuken]] states it's because there's no money in it. Upset, Uryuu asks his grandfather if Ryuuken is telling the truth. Souken explains that if looked at from the view that Ryuuken has a family to feed, it's [[MetaphoricallyTrue true]]. Despite his [[BadassBookworm intelligence]], Uryuu doesn't seem to realise his father's comment was BlatantLies or that his grandfather was giving him a MathematiciansAnswer.
* HospitalHottie: Never seen in anything but suits and medical coat (he foregoes the medical coat if seen outside the hospital). In the anime omakes, some of the nurses at the hospital seem to be enamoured of him.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: So he says, but he also walks around in a white suit, wears a tie covered in crosses and just happens to always carry the Quincy Cross wherever he's goes. Not a bad Quincy shout-out package for a man who claims to loathe his Quincy roots and power. Flashbacks indicate he once believed the clan's future was more important than his own personal fate.
* ImplausibleHairColor: Confirmed by official art as white, not blond. The anime gives him darker hair in flashback (which creates its own implausibility as it implies he went completely white in less than 8 years) but in the manga his hair has been white since childhood, with no explanation. Along with blue eyes and a pale complexion, it's implausible verging on HeroicAlbino.
* ImprobableAge: Ryuuken is only 40 years old at most [[labelnote:*]] At most 18 in "Everything but the Rain", since he's in high school, and that occurs 20 years prior to the main story[[/labelnote]], yet he's the director of a major urban hospital. Most Japanese doctors do not even qualify fully in their chosen speciality until at least age 30 or 31. Uryu's flashbacks to his childhood (where his school uniform can pin down his age to a narrow range) suggest Ryuuken's been the director for years already. Even for a man who's intelligent enough to keep up with ''Urahara'', Ryuuken's ridiculously young for his job.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: In order to restore Uryu's powers, Ryuken has to be able to put an arrow through a chakra point 19mm to the right of the sinoatrial node of his son's heart without damaging the tissue around it. Uryu wasn't even standing still for this. ''He was trying to dodge''. Ryuken may be a surgeon and well-versed on the inside of the human body but performing unanaesthetized heart surgery on your offspring with a giant flaming energy arrow still takes some serious NervesOfSteel.
* KissingCousins: His family wanted him to keep the Quincy blood strong, so he was set up to marry another pure-blood Quincy. Masaki was adopted into the Ishida clan when her family was killed off because his mother planned on marrying them off. It didn't happen, of course.
* JadeColouredGlasses: Flashbacks reveal that he used to be a WideEyedIdealist who was under a lot of pressure to protect the future of the Quincies. A [[TraumaCongaLine series of disasters]] occurred that culminated in him suffering an HeroicBSOD. At [[MysteriousPast some point]] between that event and the main storyline, his HeroicBSOD slid over the DespairEventHorizon and he's now very attached to the jade-coloured glasses he wears for all things Quincy. His son, who doesn't know the truth, is extremely frustrated with it.
* LastOfHisKind: Ryuuken officially inherited Souken's mysterious title of 'Last Quincy' and he's the only Echt not involved with the Vandenreich. In fact, most of the Vandenreich don't seem to know he exists.
* ManInWhite: In the manga, he rarely wears anything except white suits (beige in the anime). Together with the tie with the tiny Quincy crosses all over it, this suggests he's not as [[RetiredBadass retired]] as he claims.
* MarryForLove: He rather unhappily observes to Katagiri that his ArrangedMarriage isn't the answer to the future of the Quincies and is rather startled when she observes that what he seems to want is to marry for love. His ArrangedMarriage falls through and eventually he does MarryForLove -- with Katagiri.
* MetaphoricallyTrue: In a flashback, a very young Uryu asks his [[RetiredBadass father]] why he [[CursedWithAwesome hates]] being a [[ArcherArchetype Quincy]] so much. [[IJustWantToBeNormal Ryuuken]] replies there's no money in it. When [[WellDoneSonGuy Uryuu]] asks [[OldMaster Souken]] if Ryuuken's telling the truth, [[OlderAndWiser Souken]] mulls it over and then says that, if viewed from the angle that being a Quincy doesn't put food on the table and Ryuuken has a son to look after, what Ryuuken said can indeed be viewed as the truth. Souken indicates that Ryuuken's actually [[BlatantLies lying through his teeth]] and when he sees Uryu can't understand that, goes on to tell Uryu that [[FigureItOutYourself one day]] he will understand Ryuuken's [[MysteriousPast secret]].
* MysteriousPast: What made him hate being a Quincy? Why did he want to give up his powers? Why can't he? Why did Souken give him the Quincy Cross despite all this? What is he protecting? What secret is he carrying that will make Uryuu debate giving up being a Quincy? And so on. Only beginning to be explained as of the Thousand Year Blood War Arc.
* NoSparks: The fatal flaw in his [[ArrangedMarriage arranged engagement]] to Masaki: while the two of them care for each other as family they are always painfully aware of their romantic incompatibility.
* OddFriendship: With Isshin. We see their first meeting in "Everything but the Rain" and it does begin to explain the vitriolic but trusting relationship between them.
* ParentExMachina: He first shows up outside of flashbacks to save Uryu's life and restore his powers.
* PetTheDog: Ryuuken's interactions with Orihime and Ichigo in the Fullbringer Arc. He makes sure Uryu's friends know he's going to be okay, encourages them to share information, and takes steps to make sure Orihime gets home safely. Also, his interactions with Masaki in "Everything but the Rain": Ryuuken is no happier about the ArrangedMarriage than she is, but he tries his best to make the situation tolerable, even going so far as covering for Masaki when she breaks the rules.
* PillarsOfMoralCharacter: As a high-ranking pure-blood, Ryuuken was expected to set an example for all Quincies. This leads to a ''giri'' ("duty") conflict in "Everything but the Rain" between his obligation to uphold the clan's rules and his responsibility to make his fiancee's life more bearable. Asked to choose between upholding an impersonal code of behavior and making another person miserable, Ryuuken chooses compassion, following Masaki out into the rain to make sure she's okay and even attempting to take the blame when she gets into trouble for it.
* RetiredBadass: He told Uryu that he doesn't like being a Quincy because it doesn't pay the bills. However, when he is forced to use his power, he reveals he's much stronger than Uryu. Compared to Isshin, who immediately returned to action as soon as he regained his powers, Ryuuken's a voluntary version who refuses to explain why he chose an HeroicNeutral path.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Moreso than his son. Note that ''Urahara'' is nervous about getting on Ryuuken's bad side when he shows up to ask Uryu to join the rescue mission to Hueco Mundo.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: When Masaki insisted on breaking the Quincy rules to save Isshin, despite having lectured her on obeying the rules, Ryuuken secretly breaks the very same rules himself to follow her just in case she needs support.
* SilverFox: Despite his otherwise fairly youthful appearance. The anime has given him darker hair in his youth, although in the manga, his hair has always been white/silver. As a teenager, he was the school heartthrob.
* TheSnarkKnight: For all that he holds Uryuu to what seem to be impossibly high standards, Ryuuken's also his own worst critic. This can be seen in his conversation with Isshin in Chapter 241, when he admits he's a horrible father, and also in his HeroicBSOD at the end of "Everything but the Rain", when he blames himself for not being able to fix everything that's gone pear-shaped, even though most of it was legitimately beyond his control. The final arc also reveals Uryuu really is capable of achieving the standards his father's been setting for him, so Ryuuken appears to be harsher on himself than on his son.
* StarCrossedLovers: Ryuuken went through hell before he and Katagiri could be together. Then she died in a truly tragic fashion as a sacrifice for TheEmperor.
* StepfordSnarker: Thanks to everything that ruined his Quincy future, doomed his cousin and killed his wife, Ryuuken's been forced to learn the hard way to hide his gentle, protective nature behind a bitterly sarcastic mask that makes him very hard for Uryuu to deal with. The only time he drops the act is when he steps in to get Orihime home safely. Notably, he waits until he's away from Uryu before doing so.
* StoicSpectacles: Again, more so than Uryu -- he's cold, collected, and infuriatingly aloof.
* UptownGuy: As an Echt, Ryuuken was a Quincy BlueBlood from one of the most powerful families alive and expected to marry another Echt. As a Gemischt, Katagiri was Ryuuken's servant and bodyguard. Only when the ArrangedMarriage plan fell through were Ryuuken and Katagiri allowed to MarryForLove but she died six years before the main story in the same event that ultimately killed Masaki.
* YouAreNotAlone: The events of the ''Everything but the Rain'' arc shatter Ryuuken's hopes for the future of the Quincies and reduce him to such despair he has no intention of ever going back home. Katagiri tells him she won't ever leave his side so if he refuses to go home, she will, too. It's the only thing that convinces him to turn back.
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[[folder:Kanae Katagiri]]
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A young woman employed as a maid by the Ishida family. Polite and well-mannered, she appears to be Ryuken's main confidante and the person he turns to when fighting is required.
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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: She pulls this on Ryuuken as part of a YouAreNotAlone speech. It's so utterly heart-wrenching and genuine that he pulls himself out of his HeroicBSOD before she can break down as badly as he did.
* ActionGirl: Ryuken singles out Katagiri as his fighter of choice when discussing the subject of mixed bloods fighting instead of purebloods. When he does go to fight, she is his first choice for battle partner. Although they don't actually get to fight on that occasion, she's introduced from the outset as a maid who is also a highly competent Quincy warrior.
* BodyguardCrush: She's not just Ryuuken's faithful bodyguard, she's also his late wife and Uryuu's mother.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: In "Everything but the Rain", Ryuuken and Katagiri are this trope to the very letter. Ryuuken is torn between [[MarryForLove his personal desires]] and his duty to his family, and [[YamatoNadeshiko Katagiri]] is plagued by hidden feelings for [[UptownGirl a boy she believes is unattainable]].
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: In Chapter 536 she tells Ryuuken that she's loved him since the day they met--and we see a tiny boy and girl gazing at each other from behind their mothers' legs. Kanae becomes FirstGirlWins when Ryuuken's arrangement with Masaki falls apart.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Imagine being a member of a clan of humans whose very blood belongs to a progenitor king who can rescind your power and your very life-force at any moment he chooses just to make himself stronger. Kanae's life and power was sucked right out of her without warning as part of a ritual used to kill mixed-bloods to restore the Emperor's power. It took her three months to die.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: She was asked to keep it secret that Masaki had protected a Soul Reaper and gotten bitten by a Hollow for her trouble but felt forced to reveal it because she believed the secret would threaten the family's future because the bite had infected her with the Hollow's energy.
* LastNameBasis: While she's employed by the Ishida family as Ryuuken's servant and bodyguard, Ryuuken refers to her by her last name.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Katagiri tells Ryuken that she's loved him since the moment they first met, when they were small children. Eventually, after his ArrangedMarriage collapses, they MarryForLove.
* MarryForLove: She gets Ryuuken eventually, but he has to survive a collapsed ArrangedMarriage first.
* NinjaMaid: She works as a servant and maid for the Ishida family, but she's also Ryuken's partner in battle.
* PlotTriggeringDeath: She dies as a result of Yhwach's [[PowerParasite power-sucking]] [[ThePurge pogrom]] of Quincies deemed insufficiently "pure", collapsing into a coma on the same day Masaki died and expiring 3 months later. This has an important impact on her husband's actions for the next 9 years and important implications for Uryu in the final arc.
* PosthumousCharacter: She died six years before the story began. The killing strike was dealt on the same day Ichigo's mother died and for the same reason, but she remained in a coma for three months before finally dying. The story itself doesn't introduce her until the final arc.
* StarCrossedLovers: Ryuuken went through hell before he and Katagiri could be together. Then she died in a truly tragic fashion as a sacrifice for TheEmperor.
* ShipTease: There's a lot with Ryuuken. It's eventually confirmed that she is indeed Ryuuken's late wife and Uryu's mother.
* TheLostLenore: It's heavily implied that her death in Yhwach's [[ThePurge purge]] is one of the biggest reasons Ryuuken turned his back on the Quincies, and therefore the crux of the estrangement between her son and husband.
* UndyingLoyalty: She views it as her responsibility to protect Ryuken, no matter what the cost. She's also his only personal confidante in the dysfunctional Ishida household.
* UptownGirl: As an Echt, Ryuuken was a Quincy BlueBlood from one of the most powerful families alive and expected to marry another Echt. As a Gemischt, Katagiri was Ryuuken's servant and bodyguard. Only when the ArrangedMarriage plan fell through were Ryuuken and Katagiri allowed to MarryForLove but she died six years before the main story in the same event that ultimately killed Masaki.
* YamatoNadeshiko: She fits both the physical description (long dark hair, wide eyes, modestly and femininely dressed) and the personality traits (clearly has domestic skills since she works as a maid, holds UndyingLoyalty to Ryuuken, a competent [[ArcherArchetype Quincy]] warrior when necessary). And her silk does hide some serious steel: she's the one to convince Ryuuken to return home after his ''nasty'' HeroicBSOD. And she does so [[YouArenotAlone via a gentle, heartfelt appeal]] instead by force.
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!!Karakura High

[[folder:Tatsuki Arisawa]]
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Ichigo's childhood friend and former karate partner. Best friends and self-appointed protector of Orihime from bullies and classmate Chizuru.

--> Voiced by: Creator/JunkoNoda (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (ENG)
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* AdaptationDyeJob: Her blue eyes from the manga became [[BrownEyes brown]] in the anime.
* BadassNormal: Tatsuki is a talented martial artist with just enough spiritual power to see ghosts, but against the series' threats she's still only human.
* BullyHunter: She met Orihime by shooing bullies away from her.
* ChildhoodFriends: She starts out the story as Ichigo's oldest and closest friend, introducing him to Orihime and providing important exposition about his past.
* DesignatedVictim: She has fallen prey to every single spiritual power she has encountered so far in the series, with the most recent being Tsukishima's "Book of the End".
* {{Determinator}} - PluckyGirl: The few times she's been faced with a real challenge, she's refused to give up until she was knocked out.
* HairTriggerTemper: When Kon in Ichigo's body kissed her on the cheek, her response was to toss school desks at him.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Her friendship with Orihime is this trope to a T.
* ISeeDeadPeople: She started to gain this ability early on in the story, allowing her the ability to see and interact with spirits but, without powers, she can't fight supernatural threats. That doesn't stop her trying though.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: For a large portion of the story, she knows that her two best friends, Ichigo and Orihime, are up to ''something''. She desperately wants to know what, and when Ichigo refuses to tell her after she confronts him, she doesn't take it well. Tatsuki finally gets the explanation she's owed after "Deicide".
* MartialArtsUniform: In a childhood flashback. Also, she, Chizuru and Orihime are attacked by a Hollow just after she's changed out of the uniform she was previously wearing.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: The masculine girl to Ichigo's feminine boy when they were children. He was a crybaby, she beat people up for him.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Her relationship with Ichigo, at least up until his shinigami activities start interfering with his social life. Their friendship recovers after she, Keigo and Mizuiro learn the full truth about what's been happening.
* SecretKeeper: For Ichigo, Orihime, and the rest of her supernatural friends.
* ShipperOnDeck: Early in the manga she was shown encouraging Orihime to be more romantically assertive towards Ichigo.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Orihime's Girly Girl. Chizuru won't hit on her because of it.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mizuiro Kojima]]
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Friend and classmate of Ichigo's and foil to Keigo, generally playing the StraightMan in their group. Yet another with burgeoning spiritual power.

--> Voiced by: Creator/JunFukuyama (JP), Tom Fahn (ENG)
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* ActionSurvivor: Upon waking up in a sleeping city, the first things he grabs are food, water, a cell phone charger, a gasoline canister, and stun guns for everyone.
* DissonantSerenity: He doesn't seem too fazed by all the crazy stuff going on around him, even after seeing the guy who's trying to kill them disintegrate objects with his [[BattleAura reiatsu]].
* KidAnova: Surprisingly successful, judging by [[UnusualChapterNumbers chapter 0.8]]. He's able to get a homemade meal almost every day despite not living with his mother or knowing how to cook himself.
* ISeeDeadPeople: It's unclear exactly when he gained this ability but he's certainly among the spiritually aware in the Arrancar Arc.
* LikesOlderWomen: Stated to have a preference for older women. Considering he's estranged from his mother, that has... ''[[FreudWasRight interesting]]'' [[MommyIssues implications.]]
* LonelyRichKid: His life before meeting Keigo, Ichigo and Chad hints at this trope.
* MissingMom: She's still very much alive, but he lives with his girlfriend of the moment and doesn't pay her much mind.
* NervesOfSteel: Unlike Keigo's hysterics, Mizuiro's reactions to the weird happenings in Karakura range from dismissive to DissonantSerenity.
* ThoseTwoGuys: He's always seen together with Keigo.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Keigo Asano]]
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Third member of Ichigo's group at the beginning of the series and the most energetic of the three. Usually shown with Mizuiro.

--> Voiced by: Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (JP), Creator/YuriLowenthal (ENG)
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* ActionSurvivor: When Aizen enters Karakura town, he pulls out his hidden competency and nerve and manages to hold things together quite well.
* ButtMonkey: Between being blown off by his friends and smacked around by his older sister, it wasn't a good time for him in the Arrancar Invasion arc.
* BuxomIsBetter: Keigo's view of women is this. Chest size acts as his main guide in how he reacts to women.
* DumbIsGood: Takes great pride in his lack of academic achievement and is a NiceGuy, sort of. Mizuiro does once tell Ichigo that Keigo's actually much smarter than he lets on, but for some reason refuses to use it.
* {{Flanderization}}: Subverted. He starts off as goofy and slightly neurotic before appearing to be used in the manga only to freak out over something. Then the Deicide arc occurs and he turns out not only to be incredibly calm and rational under extreme stress, but he actually realises that fighting supernatural threats requires a zanpakutou. He therefore obtains one from an unconscious Soul Reaper so that he can ''fight Aizen'' to buy his classmates time to escape. Fortunately, the unconscious Soul Reaper wakes up and stops him before he commits an HeroicSacrifice. Unfortunately for the anime, the anime team clearly never expected the Deicide arc to ever happen, because his goofy antics are dialled UpToEleven in {{filler}}; at one point he makes a joke about Ichigo seeing something that he can't and within thirty seconds he's literally running away screaming.
* GenkiGuy: He's really excitable and has rather over the top reactions, which is exaggerated in the anime.
* HiddenDepths: It seems Ikkaku and Yumichika's influence has rubbed off on him -- see TheSoCalledCoward entry below.
* ISeeDeadPeople: Uncertain when he gained this ability, but it was at least before the start of the Hueco Mundo arc.
* LovableCoward: During the Arrancar arc it wasn't unusual to see him running around in terror.
* SecretKeeper: He doesn't know the significance of this, but he's one of only three people that Ikkaku has ''willingly'' revealed his bankai to.
* SelectiveObliviousness: Is aware of strange things happening with Ichigo, but when he starts running into Soul Reapers and seeing Hollows, he assumes that they're making a movie. Eventually, it became impossible to ignore when he witnesses a fight between Ikkaku and an Arrancar.
* TheSoCalledCoward: After Tatsuki tells him to run away, he does -- but reappears two chapters later with Zennosuke's sword, and in the next chapter, after seeing Aizen take a bomb to the head and survive, he turns around and charges at the [[NighInvulnerability Nigh Invulnerable]] BigBad himself.
* ThoseTwoGuys: He's always seen together with Mizuiro.

!!!'''Mizuho Asano'''
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Keigo's older sister, Mizuho is the 24th StudentCouncilPresident at Karakura High School and handles multiple school affairs, including the local Kendo Club.

--> Voiced by: Kaoru Morota (JP), Erin Fitzgerald (ENG)
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* {{Fetish}}: She has a huge fetish for bald/shaven men. Ikkaku finds her a handful to deal with as a result: she's a massive fan of his [[BaldOfAwesome appearance]].
* HandOrObjectUnderwear: She forces Ikkaku to do this is episode 229 by walking into the bathroom to give Ikkaku's back a scrub. Ikkaku is so shocked he drops his towel and is forced to use his hands to cover himself.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: Even in the manga, she's rather dramatic about her desire for Ikkaku. The anime makes it worse and even takes it to its usual conclusion of involving a RescueRomance (in a PlayedForLaughs sort of way).
* StalkerWithACrush: {{Filler}} [[{{Anime}} episode 229]] turns her into one for comedy purposes as part of her plan to win Ikkaku's heart by being a "considerate woman". She's even willing to walk in on Ikkaku in the bathroom to give his back a scrub and secretly plants an alarm clock on him so she can randomly pop up with lunch at just the right time (Ikkaku's actually in the park when she dives out of the bushes with lunch).
* StudentCouncilPresident: The 24th, no less, and Ishida's predecessor.
* TomboyishPonytail: She looks pretty girly at first, but she's actually really strong and not very ladylike.
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[[folder:Chizuru Honsho]]
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One of the girls in Tatsuki and Orihime's circle of friends. Often used as a PluckyComicRelief in the Karakura-based chapters, where she tries to flirt with Orihime if not downright grope her, only to be thwarted by Tatsuki.

--> Voiced by: SakiNakajima (JP), Creator/CindyRobinson (EN)
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* FishOutOfWater: The Deicide arc revealed Chizuru had the ability to sense spirits, hollows and Soul Reapers when she regained consciousness while Karakura Town was trapped in Soul Society. Because no-one knew, she'd had [[LockedOutOfTheLoop absolutely no information]] given her about the supernatural world and, since the gang was fleeing ''Aizen'', she was tossed into the deep end in the worst possible way. She had absolutely no idea what is going on and demanded to be brought up to speed as soon as possible; she was well aware she may not understand everything she was told, but felt she should be told it anyway. No-one disagreed. Like the other spiritually aware school children, she was strong enough to survive Aizen's presence without dying.
* GenkiGirl: Chizuru is very, very excitable when around Orihime. Tatsuki does her best to keep her in line but there's only so much she can do.
* HiddenBuxom: Keigo told Tatsuki once that Chizuru's more well-endowed than he thought. Tatsuki promptly punches him.
* ISeeDeadPeople: Has the ability to see ghosts, hollows and Soul Reapers but when she actually gained the ability isn't revealed.
* LipstickLesbian: She's very proud of the path she follows and is eager to convert her favourites to the same delights (but not Tatsuki, who's too mannish).
* LovableSexManiac: She makes no secret of it, always ready to ogle cute and feminine girls.
* OutOfCharacterIsSeriousBusiness: In the Return of Karakuriser, one of the signs that something weird is going on is that she has no interest in Orihime.
* PluckyComicRelief: Always cheerful and never giving up in her pursuit of Orihime.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Her glasses have a tendency to shine when she's getting too excited.
* SkinshipGrope: Loves glomping and groping Orihime.
* YaoiFangirl: She sure seemed ''very'' pleased when Ichigo was on top of Renji and it [[NotWhatItLooksLike looked like]] they were [[HoYay copping feels]] in the school hallway.
--> '''Chizuru:''' ''Forbidden love... So beautiful!''
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[[folder:Other Classmates]]
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Mahana Natsui, Michiru Oogawa and Ryo Kuneida are three classmates who form the remainder of Orihime and Tatsuki's circle of friends.

--> Mahana voiced by: Kayo Noumi (JP), Creator/MichelleRuff (ENG)
--> Michiru voiced by: Creator/AsamiSanada (JP), Creator/ColleenOShaughnessey (ENG)
--> Ryo voiced by: Creator/HitomiNabatame (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (ENG)
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* BeautyMark: Kunieda, under her left eye.
* {{Bookworm}}: Kunieda gets some of the best grades in the class.
* BrainyBrunette: Kunieda is the second best student in their class with Ishida as the top spot and Orihime as third. She's also seen often with books or magazines.
* TheCutie: Michiru's design is generally harmless, shy and cute.
* DeadpanSnarker: Kunieda tends to snark at the antics of the class.
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs: Michiru has cute X-shaped hairpins
* GirlNextDoor: The three, in different ways. Michiru is the cute and homey one, Mahana is the more active and tomboyish type, and Kunieda is the smart and quiet {{Bookworm}}.
* MessyHair: Mahana's hair is much less well kept looking than her friends
* OrdinaryHighschoolStudent: Among the few genuine ones. Except for Michiru who has VERY small spiritual powers that let her survive when she, Chizuru, Mizuiro, Tatsuki and Keigo are in front of Aizen.
* SayingTooMuch: Mahana is rather curious and has a tendency to say things that embarrass her friends.
* ShrinkingViolet: Michiru is very shy, and she's scared of Ichigo and Ishida [[PerpetualFrowner because they never smile.]]
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!!Others

[[folder:Jinta Hanakari]]
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An assistant to the Urahara Shop. He's a slacker and hot-tempered, often pressing his fists on Ururu's head to get her to back down.

--> Voiced by: Creator/TakakoHonda (JP), Jeannie Elias (US)
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* BatterUp: Jinta been shown using a gigantic mace when attack lesser hollows.
* FieryRedhead: Jinta is as loud and brash as his hair.
* HotBlooded: Aggressive, blunt and temperamental.
* MysteriousPast: We're still scratching our heads at what he's supposed to be. A random kid? A Modsoul? He aged in the 17 month timeskip, so he can't be a ghost.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: He's taller and somewhat more muscular than when we first saw him.
* ThoseTwoGuys: He's generally seen with Ururu.
* {{Tsundere}}: Jinta tends to act like a little kid around Ururu and picks on her constantly. Plus, he always acts awkward and dismissive around Yuzu, but has a crush on her on the side.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Ururu. He bullies Ururu like there's no tomorrow, but when she gets badly injured against the Arrancar, he's clearly the most freaked out. And he's the one who celebrates most openly when she heals up.
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[[folder:Ururu Tsumugiya]]
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Another assistant to Urahara's shop. Ururu is reserved and moody, but more responsible and obedient than Jinta.

--> Voiced by: Creator/NorikoShitaya (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (US)
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* BadassAdorable: She managed to force ''Yylfordt'' to go OneWingedAngel.
* {{BFG}}: Ururu who wields some kind of wrapped up rocket launcher type weapon.
* BladeRun: During Ichigo's shikai training, she pulls a blade run off on him.
* BlushSticker: On the other hand, she seems to be losing them as she grows older however.
* CuteBruiser: Ururu can handle unreleased fraccions barehanded.
* KickChick: Ururu when going hand to hand been shown to use a lot of kicking moves. Heck she nearly took Ichigo's head off with one during a training session.
* MysteriousPast: She can age, so we're ruling her out as a ghost, but we're quite unsure of why she goes all RoboSpeak when near Hollows.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Ururu in serious mode is capable of a high level of physical combat.
* RoboSpeak[=/=]CreepyMonotone[=/=]DullEyesOfUnhappiness: Ururu, whenever Hollows are near, or when she's hit (See Ichigo's training fight with Ururu)
* ShrinkingViolet: Ururu tends to be very shy and quiet.
* SmallGirlBigGun: Ururu carries a weapon the size of a large cannon.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: After the TimeSkip, Ururu apparently has a lot of fans once she's started filling out.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Ururu's normally seen the most with Jinta.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Jinta. She insults him often, but she's also the first person to go along with his mischief.
* WaifFu: Ururu is capable of laying a pretty serious beatdown on an unreleased fraccion.

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[[folder:Don Kan'onji]]
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Misaomaru Kan'onji is a spirit medium and the host of the TV show ''Ghost Hunt''. He is known for his trademark laugh (''BWAHAHAHA!'') He met Ichigo when he and his friends went to see him live. Unknowingly he removes a spirit's soul chain and turns him into a Hollow. After Ichigo saves him, Kanonji declares him his apprentice. He makes appearances in filler episodes, establishing the Karakura Superheroes consisting of him, the Kurosaki sisters, the Urahara shop kids, and Kon. Later on, in another filler arc (though based on manga {{Omake}}s) he is put in another by order of Urahara: The Karakurizer team.

--> Voiced by: Creator/ShigeruChiba (JP), Michael Sorich (ENG)
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* {{Catchphrase}}: "SPIRITS ARE ALWAYS WITH YOU!" "Smells like bad spirits!" "BWAHAHAHAHA!"
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Heavy on the moron, though one must give him points for actually knowing he mostly sucks and standing his ground, not to mention he does save Ichigo's ass once.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: He tries to pull a BigDamnHeroes to rescue Tatsuki from Aizen and Gin. Not realizing how strong they are, he very gladly calls them out. Even once he ''does'' realize how utterly outclassed he is, he keeps right on standing up to them to protect Tatsuki and never even considers leaving her behind to save himself. Say what you will about the guy, but do ''not'' call him a coward.
* FakeUltimateHero: Only in the sense of not being ultimate. He's certainly got a good heart, and successfully protects people and combats Hollows on several occasions.
* FeetOfClay: He's beloved as a spiritual medium and does have some level of power, but he's completely incapable of handling even a single normal Hollow by himself.
* HeroWithAnFInGood: Don Kanonji, who thinks he's protecting children throughout the country from the monsters that go bump in the night. Ichigo has to show him that he's actually [[NiceJobBreakingItHero helping to create those monsters]].
* HotBlooded: His hot blooded and energetic attitude is part of why he's so popular with people.
* KamehameHadoken: His Kanon Ball, where he charges and fires a ridiculously tiny ball of reishi, which creates a surprisingly large explosion for its size.
* LargeHam: Very bombastic and a great showman. "BWAHAHAHAHA."
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When he realizes he's been creating Hollows while attempting to exorcize spirits he [[HeroicBSOD breaks down and starts to cry]] until Ichigo snaps him out of it.
* ShoutOut: One catchphrase is a shout out to Music/{{Nirvana}}'s "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
* SunglassesAtNight: He always wears sunglasses as part of his getup.
* SuperSentaiStance: By himself, the Karakura Superheroes, and the Karakurizer Team.

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[[folder:Ikumi Unagiya]]
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A character introduced in the Lost Agent Arc. She is Ichigo's boss at his part-time job in her shop, whenever he decides to show up for his job, or she decides to kidnap him back to it.

-->Voiced by: YukoKaida (JP), Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn (EN)
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* ActionMom: Her entry involves her beating up a whole group of thugs single handed.
* BadassNormal: Took out a group of thugs by herself, and is - so far as we know - completely human.
* BikerBabe: Has an outfit reminiscent of one, that is.
* BloodKnight: If her SlasherSmile after beating up the gangsters is any indication, Unagiya seems to enjoy being the ''winner'' of a fight, at the very least.
* CatchPhrase: "We're not Unagi eels."
* CoolBigSis: She likes to view herself as a big sister figure. Ichigo teases her about how she's too old for it, but if he didn't feel the same he probably wouldn't have gone to her for emotional support in the first place.
* DotingParent: To her son, Kaoru, [[BrattyHalfPint even when he]] [[SpoiledBrat doesn't really deserve it]].
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Her yelling at Ichigo on the phone shows her short-tempered side, while her wipe-out of the gangsters solidifies her as a badass.
* FacepalmOfDoom: Uses this to abduct Ichigo.
* GagBoobs: She shoved Ichigo's head onto her breasts to comfort him at one point. [[MythologyGag As Rangiku once said]], "my bosom's your pillow".
* HotBlooded: Except for when she's in front of her son, she's quite quick to enter conflicts and simply flatten everyone.
* MotherlySidePlait: Suddenly switches to one [[DotingParent when her son shows up the first time]].
* PetTheDog: Her comforting [[HurtingHero Ichigo]], very much like a real mother, was pretty sweet of her.
* PunnyName: "Unagiya" is Japanese for "eel shop." This is why people [[UnfortunateName constantly mistake her business as such]].
* NiceHat: Wears a cap with goggles on the brim. Why? Who knows!
* SlasherSmile: Sports one after she defeats the gangsters.
* StacysMom: Her son Kaoru is used to men sniffing around his mother because she's beautiful. To Ichigo's horror and Ikumi's embarrassment, Kaoru warns Ichigo off from hanging around Ikumi for that reason.
* {{Tsundere}}: Despite her hostile, combative attitude she's actually pretty concerned about Ichigo.

!!!'''Kaoru Unagiya'''

Ikumi's son. One of the only kids who doesn't like Ichigo in the series.
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: To his mom's ([[MamaBear apparent...]]) chagrin.
* BrattyHalfPint: He's very passive-aggressive towards Ichigo. Ikumi insists that he's only that way towards Ichigo.
* SpoiledBrat: He gives off the impression, due to his less-than-positive demeanor towards outsiders (or just Ichigo).

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[[folder:Sora Inoue]]
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Sora Inoue was Orihime Inoue's older brother and caretaker, who became the Hollow, Acidwire, after his death. He actually perished years before the storyline, having been wounded in a car accident; Orihime carried the fatally injured Sora to the Kurosaki clinic, but despite Isshin's efforts, he died. His soul then was corrupted (in the anime, due to another Hollow; in the manga, after crossing the DespairEventHorizon) and started hounding his younger sister...

-->Voiced by: Creator/YujiUeda (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (English)
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* BodyHorror: Specially in the anime, where not only he fell in despair -- but his soul was forcibly turned into a Hollow.
* ChekhovsGunman: The hairpins that he gave to Orihime went from her TragicKeepsake to her WeaponOfChoice: the Shun Shun Rikka.
* DespairEventHorizon: Believing that Orihime had forgotten about him drove him to the edge. In reality, Orihime never did so, and actually stopped praying to his memory to not have him worry about her in the afterlife. Sora/Acidwire doesn't learn about it until later.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: As Acidwire, he attacks Tatsuki and later Ichigo and Rukia aside of Orihime, and he claims that he wants to kill Orihime [[IfICantHaveYou so no one else can have her]].
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: Right before he kicked it, Sora and Orihime had their first and last fight ever, and she didn't bid him goodbye like she always did. Therefore, when Sora was defeated and purified, Orihime told him "have a nice day" in their goodbyes.
* PromotionToParent: Sora ran away with three-year-old Orihime on tow as soon as he turned a legal adult, thus acting as her tutor and parental figure until he kicked it.
* TragicMonster: He didn't become a monster out of choice. Soul Reapers just didn't get to him in time to help him pass on.
* {{Yandere}}: As a Hollow, he has an intense fixation and possessive nature towards Orihime.
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