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Ichigo Kurosaki is the main protagonist of the Bleach anime and manga.

Sarcastic and grumpy, Ichigo originally attempted to cultivate a tough guy image to hide his sense of powerlessness at being unable to protect either people or the spirits he can secretly see. When Rukia gives him Soul Reaper powers, she's shocked by how quickly his abilities eclipse her own and forces him to assume her duties while she's powerless. When Soul Society retrieve the AWOL Rukia, Ichigo learns she will be executed due to it being illegal for Soul Reapers to imbue humans with their power, so he begins an assault on Soul Society to save her.

In the AWA fics, Ichigo is a student of the AWA Academy and is part of Class 1.

In the XP4 fics, Ichigo debuted in the XP4 Heroes Coalition - Neo-City Diaries.

In the TWA fics, Ichigo is one of the major characters. Ichigo is part of the Honor Fighting Force and is a member of Team Furious.


He is a tall handsome, young adult with spiky orange hair, peach skin and brown eyes. He occasionally wears casual clothings. In his Shinigami form, he is wearing a black gii, hakama pants, white socks and brown slippers.


Ichigo's personality is much more complex. Stubborn, short-tempered, occasionally confrontational, determined, outspoken, strong-willed and impulsive, he attempts to maintain a detached and "cool" image, despite claiming to not care about what other people think about him. He generally keeps his face set in a permanent scowl with his eyebrows drawn together. Ichigo carries the burden of the real world and the spirit world (Soul Society), a task quite difficult, especially for a teenager like Ichigo, who has his own worries and problems. Also, Ichigo is quite smart; he was ranked 23rd in his high school. He does this partly to prove to his teachers and classmates that just because he's unique, or somewhat punkish, that he can still succeed.

XP4 Fanfics

Ichigo is a member of the Heroes Coalitions and is the part of the Bullet Kingdom(formerly known as New Age Avengers). He also attends at the Vanguard Academy as a student.

XP4 Heroes Coalition - Neo-City Diaries

In Chapter 9, Ichigo, alongside Duncan Nelson and Taro Yamada, are seen hanging out in a row of lockers inside the Vanguard Academy when Amelia Sainthearts and Duke Armstrong interviewed them about the Unification Ceremony, much to their annoyance.

In Chapter 12, Ichigo, alongside Kagura Mikazuchi and Erza Scarlet, is seen honing their sword skills at the Training Camp.

In Chapter 21, Ichigo is seen with Anna Maymorie and Duncan Nelson having a conversation on a bench somewhere at the Training Camp in Neo-City.

In Chapter 23, Ichigo, alongside Duncan Nelson and Taro Yamada, are seen sitting on top of a row of lockers inside the Vanguard Academy but got down when Kiyotaka Ishimaru walks by them.


He had the ability of a Shinigami. He can wield and fight using a gigantic sword and fishes out powerful spiritual energy at his opponents and he moves really fast.

Physically, Ichigo's Human body is in top form. Ichigo has been trained in martial arts since he was a small child, both professionally and by his father. He has repeatedly shown great agility and coordination in his attacks. In addition to having powerful kicks and punches, Ichigo is proficient in counterattacks, takedowns, and body locks. 

In terms of fighting style while in his Shinigami form, Ichigo relies mainly on swordplay. Aside from his initial training with Urahara, he is essentially on a "learn as you go" training regimen; thusly, his skill has developed by fighting rather than formal instruction, becoming even more capable with every fight.

When he is in his Shinigami body, Ichigo's already impressive strength is greatly enhanced. He has knocked out three Shinigami lieutenants with a single punch each, one of which shattered one of their Zanpakutō at the same time.


His sword is called Zangetsu.

  • Shikai - After his Bankai's sword is broken, Ichigo discovers he does not possess a true Zanpakutō, but instead wields one formed from his inherited fusion of his Shinigami/Hollow powers.
  • Getsuga Tensho - At the instant of the slash, Zangetsu, absorbing Ichigo's spiritual energy, releases highly condensed spiritual energy at the tip of the blade, which, magnifying the slash attack, flies forward.
  • Bankai: Tensa Zangetsu - To activate his Bankai, Ichigo places the two blades of his Shikai side by side, causing a surge of energy to engulf him and the swords. Tensa Zangetsu takes the form of a khyber knife variation; the smaller black blade comprises the inner part of the sword and has the handle fixed to it, while the base of the sword is slanted and the blade continues with a section jutting out from the underside as a guard, with a chain attached to it that loops over the top and attaches right before the point of the blade.


  • Ichigo claims his name comes from ichi for first prize and go for guardian angel, though his fathertold him his name means "he who protects". Using certain kanji, Ichigo's name can mean "strawberry," which led Jidanbō Ikkanzaka to comment that Ichigo has a cute name and Mashiro Kuna to nickname him "Berry-tan".
  • In the XP4 fics, Ichigo is dating Orihime Inoue.


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