Character page for Ichigo's ragtag group of friends.
- Adaptational Badass: Much more mature about relationships and nudity, and much less vulnerable to Mind Fuck.
- Adaptational Intelligence: Immediately notes that Substitute Shinigami is a little underwhelming of a title considering that he has Bankai.
- Berserk Button: Hurting his friends, insulting his mom, and being rude on Christmas.
- "Looks like the tables have turned to my side, where they will stay."
- "DON'T TOY WITH ME, (whoever he's fighting)!"
- Deadpan Snarker: When fighting Baishin, who rips off his Final Battle with Bakuya."Fighting a million projectiles with my Bankai? What a new concept!"
- Gratuitous Japanese: Occasionally spouts out common Japanese phrases, like "Nani?".
- Meta Guy: Lampshades Filler and Canon, Shipping, Superpower Lottery, and Mythology Gags.
- No Time to Explain: When he uses his Hollow mask against Grimmjow, the 11-second time limit is not subjected to the Magic Countdown and is instead real-time, so he yells this when Grimmjow starts asking what the hell is going on and he starts knocking him around.
- Official Couple: Started dating Rukia after the Soul Society Arc and during the Memories of Nobody movie. However, the two apparently broke up at some point, and Ichigo is now dating Orihime as of The Diamond Dust Rebellion movie.
- Oblivious to Love: Despite his being more mature about relationships, he's still horribly dense when it comes to actual romance.
"I'm too busy training to know what that means!"
- He is asked to go to the movies by Orihime and responds with a slow 'why' of not understanding.
- He invites Orihime out to share a meal, then suggests bringing along Chad and Tatsuki.
- Hiyori flat out tells him that Orihime wants to jump his bones. His response?
- Only Sane Man: The "Soul Reaper way" is needlessly violent and destructive, leaving Ichigo as the relative outsider who sees them all as drama-filled maniacs.
- Refusal of the Call: Ichigo feels like he has no obligation to kill Hollows, and would rather talk things out with them instead. This does not apply if his friends are hurt or if his mother is insulted.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With Rukia.
- Selective Obliviousness: He keeps failing to comprehend that his inner Hollow is Zangetsu, and the old man is something else entirely.
- Affably Evil: He's a bloodthirsty maniac, sure, but he's always trying to help Ichigo.
- Foreshadowing: All over the place regarding the fact he's Ichigo's actual Zanpakuto Spirit, to the point it would be an Open Secret if Ichigo didn't have Selective Obliviousness about it. It gets particularly blatant in his fight with Hiyori where he yells about how "that bitch just chipped me!" and Shinji notes he's unusually articulate for a simple "inner Hollow".
- Metaphorgotten: His "king, horse, and instinct" quote gets hilariously derailed when he tries to use it.
- Split-Personality Takeover: If Ichigo is in trouble, White takes over and ruins his opponent's day.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Pushing Ichigo's buttons is an easy way to put this guy in control of Ichigo's body, which bodes poorly for whoever did.
- Trickster Mentor: He and Old Man Zangetsu are usually trying to teach Ichigo a lesson whenever they appear. Of course, Ichigo sees White as an enemy, forcing him to play along to get his lesson across.
Old Man Zangetsu
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Ichigo's biggest complaint about him is how random and brutal his training methods are.
- Foreshadowing: From his first line, when Ichigo mistook him for his Zanpakuto Spirit, the old man has hinted that he's actually a different aspect of Ichigo. In an unrelated topic, Soul Reapers who go into Ichigo's room usually comment on his Quincy sheets.
- The Mentor: He's usually Ichigo's greatest source of wisdom.
- Sure, Let's Go with That: Upon entering his mindscape, Ichigo saw the old man and concluded that he was his Zanpakuto Spirit. After a moment of shock, the old man rolled with it and took measures to prevent Ichigo from learning otherwise.
- Break the Cutie: Like her canon counterpart, after hearing from Gin that pretty much everybody who ever cared about her is dying because they wanted to rescue her.
- Casual Danger Dialogue"Death by fire chicken. That's what my grave stone is gonna say."
- Flat-Earth Atheist: She doesn't believe that the Soul King exists, even though the Shinigamis' main mission is to protect Soul Society, which is ruled by the Soul King. She says she works for the money, not for the figurehead.
- Official Couple: Started dating Ichigo after the Soul Society Arc and during the Memories of Nobody movie. However, the two apparently broke up at some point during Season 2. Afterwards, Rukia refers to Ichigo as her "backup boyfriend".
- Trickster Girlfriend: Her reason for dating Ichigo is to manipulate him into killing Hollows. Though she does have genuine feelings for him on some level, she's aware that this ruins any functional romance they could have, which is why she doesn't begrudge him for paying attention to Orihime or Senna.
- Butt-Monkey: The least respected of the people in this page, and he knows it too.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Downplayed; her reaction to Ichigo not noticing her feelings or paying attention to other girls is gritted teeth at worst.
- Fourth-Wall Observer: While she's not the only character who can do this, she's the one who operates on the level of knowing how a story like the one she's in is supposed to go.
- Genre Savvy: She knows exactly what kind of story she's in, and knows that she's a supporting character.
- Official Couple: With Ichigo during The Diamond Dust Rebellion movie and onwards.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: When Ulquiorra and Yammy show up for the first time she thinks that since the first story arc is over and Ichigo isn't nearby, she must be the star of the sequel. She's very disappointed to be proven wrong.
- Adaptational Nationality: In addition to being Japanese-Mexican, he's also Abenaki (Northeastern Native American), hence the Malsumis. None of the other characters know how this is possible.
- Character Exaggeration: In canon his nationality rarely comes up. Here being a Funny Foreigner is his primary character trait.
- The Worf Effect: Explicitly a victim of it. When told so, he thinks that they're talking about Renji.
- You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Chad's powers, which apparently come from Malsumis, make him more violent and bloodthirsty. He's aware of this, and is trying to curb it before it becomes a problem.
- Adaptation Personality Change: He's a Conspiracy Theorist who thinks that Hollows are robots and that the Shinigami are a secret Illuminati group.
- Crazy-Prepared: Though what he prepares for probably doesn't exist.
- Dramatic Irony: Despite all his theories, he doesn't suspect that it's the Quincies that he should watch out for.
- Insane Troll Logic: It starts with claiming that Hollows are robots made by the American government in the 1600s (before America as a country existed) and only gets worse from there.
- The Paranoiac: He's convinced that Soul Society is part of the Illuminati, and plans to subvert the remaining Quincies, especially himself.
- Dawson Casting: Subverted. Kazui and Giko are played by adults, and are adults who are missing work because of their father's long-winded story.
- Medium-Shift Gag: They're played in live-action, with their actors wearing colorful wigs.
- Only Sane Man: Ichigo apparently has a few screws loose in the future.
- Shout-Out: They're basically the kids from How I Met Your Mother, having to sit through their father's recollection of entire Arrancar Arc.