Fanfic: To My Death I Fight

Kill or be killed!note 

A while has passed since Ichigo Kurosaki sacrificed his spiritual powers to put an end to the Big Bad's plans. Utterly spent, Ichigo settles down into what appeared to be a life as a normal human for once, with nothing even remotely supernatural about to kill him. As summer vacation approaches and he thinks about what he's going to do, his father reveals that he's been signed up for the prestigious Honnouji Academy for the next school year, without asking Ichigo if he wanted to go or not.

After being forced to throw a going away party, Ichigo finds out that Urahara requested his presence at his store, Upon reluctantly coming at Kisuke's behest, he receives a call from the shopkeeper, who tells Ichigo that he's being chased by a ditzy blonde child with a hankering for pink and urges him to recover the project that he's been working on for a while now – a Kamui.

This Fanfic is a Crossover between Bleach and Kill la Kill, written by BahamutReishiki.

Story can be found here. Now has a character sheet that Needs Wiki Magic Love.

Tropes for To My Death I Fight

  • 10-Minute Retirement: Ichigo before he is accosted to go to Honnoji.
  • Absurdly Powerful Student Council
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Ichigo's Tournesol is said to slowly become this through each life fiber absorbed.
  • Accusation Fic: Ryuko's modus operandi.
  • Acceptable Breaks from Canon: Type: Canon Mixing. Heavy elements of Bleach and Kill La Kill Canon events are kept, with tweaks.
  • Accidental Public Confession: Having decided to return to Karakura Town in order to provide assistance against Satsuki's forces, Ichigo is confronted by Satsuki, who - in a rare moment of emotional turmoil - accidentally phrases her words in a way that allows Ichigo to deduce that Ragyo is a life-fiber hybrid.
  • Achievement Test Of Destiny: Each student takes this to determine their social status. Actually a way to discover Life Fiber resistance.
  • Action Girl: Ryuko, and to a lesser extent, Ururu.
  • Afraid of Needles: Ichigo's irrational fear of injections after a traumatic incident.
  • Anyone Can Die: Well if Urahara and Mako can, you have to wonder...
  • Armor-Piercing Attack: Ryuko does this to try and get inside Scourge Regalia.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Ragyo delivers one to Isshin (Kurosaki) for hiding her other daughter, Amu (Ururu) from her for so long. Granted, he didn't take much damage, but his surroundings? Sure hope that place has insurance...
  • Assimilation Plot: Played Straight with the original source material. Ragyo is still hell-bent on this.
  • Axe Crazy: Where to start...
  • Berserk Button: For Ryuko, don't hurt Mako. And god help you if you kill her, as Nui learns
  • Berserk Mode: Ryuko is triggered after the above happens.
  • Best Her to Bed Her: During their conversation inside Satsuki's mind, Satsuki tells Ichigo that they are to be revealed as a couple to the general public; surprised, Ichigo questions Satsuki about why she would even think about a relationship between them being possible, to which Satsuki replies that only someone as powerful as Ichigo would be worthy to stand by her side as a partner, both in status and love.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Nui and Ururu.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Ichigo interrupting Ryuko from getting killed by the Boxing captain. Same thing happens again when Ryuko confronts Satsuki and is knocked out.
  • Big Screwed-Up Family: The Kiryuins, Ragyo being Ichigo's Godmother sadly includes him in there.
  • Bloodless Carnage: Mako after becoming a pincushion by way of Life Fiber disruption needles peppered all over her skin.
  • Bonding Over Missing Parents: Lampshaded with Ryuko and Ichigo, even though Isshin Kurosaki is not her dad. The name is familiar though.
  • BFG: Ururu's trusty rocket spammer.
  • Butt Monkey: Poor Jack Naito just can't seem to catch a break in this fanfic...
  • Call Back: During his fight against Satsuki, Ichigo - now much faster than her - creates afterimages of himself while taunting her, saying he could go faster so that he'd be on her level - just like he did against Byakuya over a year ago.
  • Character Overlap: The author's done this quite a few times so far;
    • The first was Alex Louis Armstrong. Introduced initially in an Omake, he joins the story proper in Chapter 32; he's a member of Nudist Beach... Of course.
    • Next up was Genesis Rhapsodos, Armstrong's sister Olivia, Motoko Kusanagi and Bato. All of them were members of Xcution who originally joined when their goal was to fight/contain Life Fibers, and attempted to rebel when Ragyo decided to use them instead. It didn't end well for any of them...
    • Next, we have Alexander Anderson. He's also a member of Nudist Beach, and his single-minded hatred/desire to destroy Heathens and Vampires translates into a hatred/desire to destroy Life Fibers. And, of course, his debut chapter has him be informed of Ichigo being a Life Fiber-hybrid...
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Mugetsu is this when it comes to ichigo wearing clothes other than herself.
  • Chick Magnet: Ichigo; Satsuki's feelings for him are deeper than she'd like to admit, Ryuko all but freaks out when Mako almost accidentally reveals what she told her (Mako) about Ichigo the other night, Nonon - while less than thrilled about him beating her in battle - acknowledges his good looks and Orihime definitely counts, if she's anything like her canon-self.
  • Crapsack World: After apparent nuclear winter.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Isshin goes to great lengths to Life-Fiber proof his house.
  • Competitive Balance: As opposed to Canon where all known Kamui could be assumed as equal in power, here it's explicitly stated that each Kamui has one specific trait/ability/statistic that they excel best in.
    • Senketsu is stated to have the highest raw strength overall but the lowest speed, making Ryuko the Mighty Glacier.
    • Junketsu is stated to have the highest endurance, making Satsuki the Jack of All Stats.
    • Mugetsu is stated to have the highest speed, making Ichigo the Fragile Speedster.
    • Danketsu is stated to have the highest defense, making Kinue the Stone Wall.
  • Combat Parkour: The arena brawl after The Reveal, when the suspended platform is wrecked has most of the cast doing this.
  • Continuity Overlap: The ending of the Winter War arc overlaps with the beginning of the Kill La Kill opening.
  • Covert Pervert: While she'd die before admitting it, Nonon is fully aware of Ichigo's good looks and even thinks to herself: "Seeing his naked body is just a bonus!" while trying to force him to come see Satsuki.
  • Chubby Mama, Skinny Papa: Inverted with the Mako Family.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Ryuko takes the butt end of this in the beginning, then almost every Elite Mook becomes a victim after Ichigo and Ryuko get better with their Applied Phlebotinum.
    • Ururu inflicts one to Uzu Sanageyama when he was suspecting her of a hostile student given no approval from Satsuki. Granted, he didn't have the chance to activate his Blade Regalia beforehand.
  • Cute Bruiser: Ururu and Nui.
  • Death by Adaptation: Meninas, Lille and Jackie all bite the dust eventually.
  • Death Course: What Ira Gamagoori sets up on No-Late day.
  • Determinator: Most of the protagonists, actually.
  • Dirty Coward: Yuu Akiyama, and he's quite proud of it.
  • Discard and Draw: Instead of regaining his spiritual powers, as in canon, Ichigo gets a Kamui and is revealed to be a life fiber hybrid.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: At one point in his fight against Satsuki, Ichigo is accused by her to have the audacity to say ridiculous things about drive and ambition while not even looking at her, to which Ichigo replies that he just can't stand looking at her Kamui as it "leaves virtually nothing to the imagination"; though surprised by his modesty, Satsuki nonetheless compliments him on being able to fight her on equal terms while suffering from this.
  • Don't Make Me Destroy You: Isshin, upon hearing Nui - who has travelled to Karakura Town specifically to see him - say how she should kill his daughters since they're "holding him back", grabs her by the throat, momentarily sheds his "disguise" as a normal human and threatens her to never, EVER try to act upon her words lest he use his full power to destroy her; Nui wisely decides to retreat, but would hold a serious grudge against him for making her feel fear for years to come.
  • The Dreaded: As Carry On Wayward Son shows, Ichigo's already built a reputation for delivering top-class beatdowns, so much that the One-Star Student messenger from Satsuki shivers just being near him. It doesn't stop the Two-Stars from trying in order to gain a better life, though.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: In the midst of the Karakura Invasion arc, Nui - affected by the Kaizo Trap that Isshin previously installed to protect Karakura Town from the Life-Fibers - sits down and has a talk with him, all the while speaking with little to no emotion and eyes to match that lack of emotion.
    • That same character also suffers from this while agonizing about Ichigo not being 'awake' or after being questioned about her long-lost sister, 'Amu' (Ururu)
  • Enemy Mine: You know things are going to get real messy when you have both Millennium and the Vandenreich aiding Ichigo and friends in their struggle against Ragyo.
  • Evil Parents Want Good Kids: Ragyo muses over how none of her children turn out. quite perfect. Hybrid-wise.
  • Evil Twin: Nui is this to Ururu ('Amu').
  • Everyone Chasing You: After Satsuki declares rewards for whoever takes out Ichigo, he gets hounded for awhile.
  • Exact Words: Nui's agreement not to hurt Mako in exchange for her eye being repaired.
    • Played straight when she goes after Ichigo instead.
  • External Retcon: Explanation of why most of Japan is a ruined wasteland.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Harime Nui. Ururu to a lesser extent whenever she accesses her Berserker Mode.
    • One could postulate that the Kamui themselves are this.
  • Fake Memories: Isshin plants several fake memories in Nui's mind, hoping that - once manifested in her dreams - they could provide her with the choice of either continuing to help Ragyo or abandon her, a choice that Ragyo had been denying her from birth.
  • Flash Step: Implied with the Nui vs. Ururu fight.
  • Fight Magnet: Anyone with a Kamui. Anyone with a Star uniform for that matter.
  • Finishing Move: THREAD STRIPPER!!!
  • For Want of a Nail: At one point in his attempt to save Satsuki from having Junketsu consume her mind, Ichigo sits down for a conversation with a mental representaion of Satsuki, the latter firmly convinced that like in the canon material, Nui never had her eye fixed by Orihime and she tore Senketsu to shreds, leading to the events of the Tri-School Raid Trip, suggesting that Ichigo's presence was a key factor in that change of events; Ichigo even lampshades this as he ponders the subject.
  • French Jerk: Jackie Tristan.
  • Friendly Sniper: In chapter 11, Sukuyo Mankanshoku, of all people, is shown to be a VERY experienced sniper as she snipes Ichigo with vaccinations, while being very... modest, about it; Gamagoori's reaciton is HIGHLY justified.
  • Genki Girl: Mako.
  • Genre Savvy: Ichigo not joining the crew when they make the Fight Club.
    • Isshin, knowing all-too-well just how far Nui Harime would go to antagonize Ryuko, decides to have Orihime travel to Honnouji Academy under the pretense of wanting her to cheer Ichigo on during the Sudden Death Runoff.
  • Good All Along: Kugo Ginjo.
  • Good with Numbers: Mako suddenly becomes this during the Fight Club initiation.
  • Groin Attack: Ichigo, having only just arrived at Honnouji Academy and has not yet awakened his kamui, does this to Jack Naito in their fight which Jack initiated against Ichigo's will.
  • High School A.U.: Both Bleach and Kill La Kill are this taken Up to Eleven so it stands to reason.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Much like in Kill la Kill, chapter titles are named after popular songs from the 70s and 80s. Instead of J-Pop, though, they're songs from western bands like Queen and Kansas.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Ryuko's rage fight with Ichigo and Satsuki.
  • Improvised Weapon: The Bleach Bomb in Chapter 2.
    • Ira's clipboard, utilized by Ichigo to headshot his embarrassing father.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: Everyone with a bladed weapon.
  • Implied Love Interest: A lot of people think Satsuki has a crush on Ichigo. Right now, she doesn't.
  • Instrument of Murder: Nonon's Subwoofers.
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind: Ichigo enters Satsuki's mind in order to save both her and Junketsu.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Ichigo and Satsuki.
  • Kendo Team Captain: Uzu asks Ichigo to consider this after a demonstration of his skill.
  • Kids Versus Adults: Or everyone else against impossibly old people. (Ragyo)
  • Kill the Cutie: Played straight with Mako. Then subverted.
  • Lack of Empathy: Ragyo and Nui, just like their canon counterparts; also, we have just about everyone in Xcution except for Ginjo, Yuu Akiyama and Millennium.
  • Landslide Election: What Ragyo is hoping to accomplish in her attempt to lift the Revocs embargo placed on England, which is the only thing that's stopping her right now from achieving the % of people around the Earth wearing COVERS that's neccessary to initiate her plans.
  • Large and In Charge: Ira Gamagoori.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Done a shocking number of times when BOTH Ichigo and Ryuko comment on things that usually happens in Manga.
    Ichigo: "That makes things a lot easier to understand, but what's the deal with the blackboard behind you?
    Uryu: "I'm not quite sure..."
    • Later on when Ryuko is fighting Sanageyama, we get this little gem:
    Sanageyama: "H-How? My Tengantsu should have seen that attack coming! What did you do?"
    Ryuko: "This isn't a manga, you know. I'm not going to explain my powers so you can find a weakness!"
  • Living Weapon: Ryuko, per the manga, and Ichigo. Ururu, Ragyo, Nui, Isshin, and the Kamui to a lesser extent.
  • Love Triangle: One in the past between Masaki, Isshin, and Ragyo. Ragyo never really had a chance to win Isshin over— unfortunately for a lot of people, she hasn't quite accepted her loss.
    • Possibly Ryuko, Ichigo, and Satsuki. A variation of Type 3: While Ichigo hasn't shown any sort of interest in either of them romantically, the girls have shown some level of interest in him.
  • Master Swordsman: Ichigo, Satsuki, and Sanageyama.
  • Meaningful Name: Every single Kamui revealed so far.
    • Danketsu stands for Unison signifying the relationship to its wearer, Kinue Kinagase.
  • Mind Rape: Poor Junketsu has her memories, personality and just about everything that makes her, herself - slowly and forcefully altered due to having Ichigo's life-fibers sewn into her, and she's wide-awake during all of this, desperately trying to hold on to her very being.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Isshin Kurosaki reveals that he thinks Uryu is gay just because he sews, and asks if his father knows he's in the closet. When Uryu indignantly says his father was the one who taught him how to sew, Isshin assumes his father is gay too.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Scissors, clothes, and a Bleach bomb. Yes, a Bleach Bomb.
  • Must Make Amends: Kinue, having ignored Danketsu's voice within her mind for years, finally begins to see the error of her ways and just how badly Danketsu was hurt by her actions, leading her to try to make amends with Danketsu with little (but some) progress made.
  • Mysterious Past: Nui calls Isshin on this. Technically, a ton of people have this.
  • Nepotism: Satsuki initially thinks this is why Ichigo was invited to Honnouji by her mother.
  • Nerf Arm: A sewing machine gun.
  • No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine: Ichigo believes this when Satsuki invites him to her office.
  • Not Quite Dead/He's Just Hiding: Kisuke, as revealed at the end of Chapter 38.
  • Noodle Incident: What the hell did Ichigo do at the Water Works while evading Sanagaeyama and his minions?
  • Nominal Hero: Alucard.
  • Not So Different: Gamagoori says this to Chad during their fight, comparing their roles as shields for their comrades (Satsuki and Ichigo, respectively).
  • Pervert Revenge Mode: Ryuko, having received a dubious 'compliment' from Kon about her figure, begins chasing him around the academy, grinning maniacally upon receivng premission from Ichigo to do as she pleases with him, so long as it's not fatal.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Nui, Ururu, and Nonon.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Yhwach.
  • Pre-Asskicking Mutter:
  • Race Lift: Jackie Tristan, who was implied to be American in the original Manga but is portrayed as French here
    • In a more literal example, Ururu, whose original species is ambiguous in Bleach canon, is now a Life Fiber hybrid (Nui's twin, in fact) who was spirited away by Isshin after her birth and given to Kisuke to raise.
  • Rape as Backstory: During his Journey to the Center of the Mind in order to save Satsuki, Ichigo learns why Satsuki is the way she is, and it dramatically changes his opinion of her.
  • Retcon: Xcution are agents of Revocs, rather than Fullbringers.
  • Sadistic Choice: Realizing she can't beat Isshin (Kurosaki) in her current state (apparently, they're equally matched) thus being unable to proceed with commanding the COVERS around the academy to devour every human in sight, Ragyo 'surrenders', much to her opponent's surprise; what she meant was that she was giving up on fighting in the traditional manner, following which she proceeds to make a phone-call and tell her opponent that she has just ordered an assassin to kill both his daughters, claiming that while said assassin would not stop on his own now, Isshin is fast enough to return to Karakura Town and stop the assassin in time, but not fast enough that he'd be able to also save everyone present from the COVERS, the only obstacle in their way being Isshin's presence, forcing him to choose between his daughters' lives and the lives of every (normal) human currently present in Honnouji Academy.
  • School Clubs Are Serious Business: The Gardening club.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Poor Ichigo repeatedly gets teased about Satsuki's hidden (even from herself) feelings towards him, much to his dismay. He also tells Ryuko later on that his father has been teasing him about her possibly becoming his girlfriend, which doesn't bother her that much.
  • Shipper on Deck: Isshin strongly wants Ichigo to hook up with either Ryuko or Satsuki and constantly pesters him on the subject.
  • Shout-Out: There are a lot of them.
    • Chapter 1: Orihime's vivid explanation of where Uryu went over the summer brings to mind the post-apocalyptic series Fallout.
    • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance quotes uttered by several characters throughout the story.
    • The Carnifex is one of Tsumugu's more frequently-used weapons.
  • Shouldn't We Be in School Right Now?: What exactly is Ryuko even learning here? What is Ichigo learning here that he didn't already know at Karakura?
  • Sibling Team: Ryuko and Ururu taking on Nui together.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: Why Nui is so hell-bent on mentally torturing Ryuko until she gets her eye restored completely by Orihime, at which point she becomes much less antagonistic towards her (but still very villainous).
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Danketsu.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Ryuko's had the Red sword scissor for months, yet she never really trained with it, despite the fact that she can handle it well.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Kinue Kinagase.
  • Sword Beam:
    "GETSUGA TENSHOU!"
  • Taking You with Me: Ryuko's dad's reaction to Nui.
  • Tell Me About My Father: Ryuko, having just learned that Isshin (Kurosaki) knew her father back when he was alive, pleads with him to tell her everything he knows, which is quite difficult for him to do since he's unsure how Ryuko would react to learning the full extent of her father's actions; thus, he tells Ryuko half-truths and hopes that she'll be pleased with them - and she partially is.
  • The Tape Knew You Would Say That: Urahara writes a letter to Ichigo, which starts predicting his reactions and then boasts about it.
    Urahara: "And yes, I can read your thoughts even through this letter that I wrote days before you found it. I am THAT good."
  • The Villain Knows Where You Live: Popping up in Isshin's car, Nui - in her attempt to 'persuade' Isshin to come meet Ragyo - shows him something that forces him to relent: items belonging to his daughters, which she could've only obtained by physically entering his house.
  • Trespassing to Talk: Nui's modus operandi whenever she feels like it.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Sukuyo Mankanshoku, giving Ichigo his scheduled injections with a sniper rifle from half a mile away.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Xcution, excluding Ginjo.
  • Tongue-Tied: While he did gain a considerable power-boost thanks to the Original Life Fiber, a side-effect of its influence also involves Isshin (Kurosaki) being unable to tell the good guys the more critical bits of information about Ragyo's plans, forcing him to tell them half-truths and hope that they'll connect the dots, themselves.
  • Training from Hell: Ichigo recalls this when Ururu tells him she wants to spar. Ryuko eventually complies, and is shown why.
  • The Unfavorite: Ragyo believes that Satsuki is a failure as she is merely a human, while Hybrids like Nui or Ichigo continue to outclass most of the rest of the cast.
  • Troll: Nui Harime, Schrodinger and - to some extent - Kisuke.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Nui; having been defeated by the combined efforts of Ururu and Ryuko, she is rendered unconsciouss and provides them with the perfect opportunity to finish her off... and they don't, because they're not killers. Nui knows she was vulnerable back then, but still sides with Ragyo and continues to act like her old self.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Ryuko knew how to use the Scissor Blade, but not how to use it well.
  • Use Your Head: Ichigo uses this method to deal with Satsuki several times throughout the story.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Nui after feeling pain. Real pain.
  • Villain Takes an Interest: Taken to a disturbing degree with Ragyo and Nui towards Ichigo and Ururu ('Amu'.
  • We Can Rule Together: This is one iteration that Satsuki puts forth when asking Ichigo to become Vice-President.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: In addition to Satsuki - whose intentions are identical to those of her canon counterpart - Alexander Anderson will not rest till he has completely and utterly removed the threat of life-fibers from the planet, but said threat unfortunately happens to (in his opinion) include life-fiber hybrids, such as Ryuko, Ichigo and Ururu.
  • Wham Episode: Chapter 40, 'Blumenkranz'; notice how it's named in a different fashion from all the other chapters? That should clue you in.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Discussed by Ichigo and Alucard, the former claiming that it's one's actions and beliefs that determine the extent of their humanity while the latter admonishes the former for not emracing his nature as a monster.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Ichigo to Satsuki, having learnt from Mugetsu that she had sewn Ichigo's life-fibers into Junketsu without her consent, which is basically the equivalent of RAPE. Ichigo is rightfully outraged, as is Mugetsu.
  • When They Smile: Kinue says that despite being able to survive her experiment, it has been a long time since she's ever seen Tsumugu and Aikuro smile sincerely again. Because of this, the same could also be said of herself.
    • Also in chapter 36: having saved Satsuki from having Junketsu devour her mind, Ichigo gets to see one of the rarest sights in Kill La Kill - Satsuki smiling a "warm and wide smile".
  • Why Are You Not My Son?: Ragyo believes that Ichigo would serve as a better heir than her own daughter.
  • Worthy Opponent: Gamagoori acknowledges Chad as one during their fight in the Karakura Invasion arc.
    • Sanageyama considers both Ryuko and Ichigo to be this, the latter having defeated him in battle.
  • Yandere: Ragyo towards Isshin (Kurosaki); Ragyo freely admits that had Masaki not died on her own, she would've definitely killed her eventually.
  • You Shall Not Pass: Keigo Asano, of all people, pulls this on Gamagoori during the Karakura Invasion arc, denying him access to Karakura.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Gamagoori says these exact words to Chad in the midst of their fight in the Karakura Invasion arc.