Ichigo appears like a normal teenage boy, the one exception to that is his spiky, orange hair, a trait which he has been ridiculed about for years. He is a fairly tall, and lean-built person with peach skin and brown eyes. Since becoming a Shinigami, he has become noticeably more muscular, as noted by his sister Karin. When in his spiritual form, Ichigo wears standard Shinigami attire with the addition of a strap across his chest.

As a teenager, 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.

It has a rectangular bronze hand guard with gently inward-curved edges, a stylized flame pattern on the long sides, and a simple decorative slit on the short ones.

The handle is red with two light blue tassels on the end of the handle. The large size is due to the unfocused but immense amount of Ichigo’s spiritual power, which he didn’t know how to control.


  • Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant: Physically, Ichigo’s body is in top form. 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.
  • Master Swordsman: 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. His overall skill allows him to fight evenly against sword masters of Byakuya Kuchiki and Kenpachi Zaraki’s caliber. While usually fighting right-handed, Ichigo appears to be ambidextrous, as he is proficient in wielding Zangetsu in his left hand.
  • Enhanced Strength: When he is in his Shinigami body, Ichigo’s already impressive strength is greatly enhanced.
  • Invulnerability: He has been able to endure, point-blank, multiple destructive attacks thrown in his direction, including the arrows used by the Wandenreich Quincies or even Evolved Aizen’s Cero (that is nothing less than a nuclear-level blast.) Sternritter P “The Power,” Meninas, punches him with enough pressure to tear a city- sized hole in the ground, and all he receives is a few scuff marks.
  • Enhanced Durability: Ichigo becomes much more durable in his Shinigami form. He can withstand or outright shrug off a number of powerful attacks and keep fighting.a Hollow mask.a

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