Kuchiki Realm


Byakuya Kuchiki is the 28th head of the noble Kuchiki clan, one of the four great noble families in Soul Society. As such, Byakuya acts in an aristocratic manner — he seems always serene and apathetic towards other people, even when he is actually deeply conflicted. He is also extremely calm, even in battle, and is very seldom surprised by even the most drastic of actions. Ironically, when he was younger, he was quick to anger and very hotheaded, as noted by his grandfather, Ginrei Kuchiki; similar to the way Ichigo and Renji are now.
Byakuya strongly believes in law and order. As the head of one of the great noble families and as a captain in the Gotei 13, he always works hard for a peaceful society. He thinks that if someone in his position doesn't follow the rules as a good example, then no one will follow them. He believes that to maintain the order, all law-breakers must be punished, even if that goes against his own wishes. Despite his icy and regal manner, Byakuya cares for and protects those important to him, even referring to Rukia as his "pride".
Byakuya is popular among the female Soul Reapers of Soul Society, and was voted number one in the "captain we desire to release a photo book for" poll taken by the Soul Reaper Women's Association. He likes Chinese Bellflowers, night time walks, and spicy food.
Byakuya wears the standard captain uniform along with a white headpiece called a kenseikan (symbolizing his noble rank as the head of the Kuchiki family) and a white scarf made by the master weaver, Tsujishirō Kuroemon III. The scarf is made from silver-white windflower light silk (ginpaku kazahana no uzuginu) and is a family heirloom handed down through the generations to the head of the Kuchiki family. Ten houses can be built for the cost of just one such scarf. In the anime, the scarf is an extremely light green (episodes 52 and 53).
Byakuya seems to have a comic side to himself despite his extremely serious personality. He not only attends the lieutenants' meeting when Renji Abarai is absent, but also implies that he attends the meetings of the Soul Reaper Women's Association when Rukia is absent. As he puts it, "part of a captain's responsibilities are to make sure the lieutenant's responsibilities are taken care of" which was spoken during the Soul Reaper's Illustrated Picture Book in episode 118, to which Renji asks him if he also goes to Rukia's meetings, which is only responded by a smile. In the Soul Reaper's Illustrated Picture Book in episode 113, Byakuya jokingly remarks that he uses Senbonzakura to cut his hair. In one of the omake chapters, Byakuya claims that life in general is not supposed to be entertaining, and even makes up an idea for a game that is not meant to be amusing. It was also shown in an omake chapter that Byakuya's artistic talent is similar to Rukia's (that is, non-existent). However Rukia sees it as better then hers.

Senbonzakura(千本桜, "Thousand Cherry Blossoms")


Initially born into a lower class, Rukia retains her modesty even as an adopted member of the nobility: she is graceful and "clean", yet chooses to talk to ordinary people. However, her cool and lone demeanor often forces her to hide her personal troubles even from her friends. Although she tells Ichigo that she is nearly ten times older than he, she is endearingly clueless about the ways of the modern living world (since Soul Society resembles Japan's Edo period). She is initially unable to figure out how to drink from a simple juice box, and learns to speak modern Japanese through the manga she reads. She always has trouble finding clothes that fit her, especially when inhabiting a Gigai in the Human World, leading to her stealing clothes from Ichigo's sister, Yuzu. She likes to climb to high places, and everything that is rabbit-themed or resembles a rabbit, which explains her affection toward Chappy, the rabbit, and the fact that her drawings about people always look a little bit rabbit-like. Rukia's favorite foods are cucumber, eggs, and rice dumplings.
Rukia is an accomplished actress, being able to act her way through a number of tough situations, such as getting out of trouble with school teachers or managing to get a room at Ichigo's house - much to his embarrassment that his own family would fall for such a lame act. Ichigo seems to be the only one to always pick up on it and accuse her of pretending. She also seems to enjoy drawing (albeit horribly); her drawings of people and Hollows seem to resemble rabbits and teddy bears respectively. Rukia's inability to draw well (and her taking offense when told as much) is a running gag in the series. Rukia loves Chappy the Rabbit (and basically anything rabbit-themed) and is rather put out when she is unable to obtain Chappy Soul Candy because of its popularity in Soul Society (although she is able to obtain it during the Arrancar Arc). She also likes to climb to high places and her favorite foods are cucumbers and shira-tama (but the list could get longer)

Sode no Shirayuki (袖白雪, Sleeve of the White Snow)


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Club Discussion
Why do you like Rukia?
BlasianAngel - Oct 26, 2009
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Aug 2, 2013 10:40 PM
Favorite Byakuya and/or Rukia battle!
BlasianAngel - Oct 28, 2009
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Aug 2, 2013 10:39 PM
Poll: Best paired with Rukia?
BlasianAngel - Oct 26, 2009
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Aug 2, 2013 10:37 PM
Poll: Best paired with Byakuya?
BlasianAngel - Oct 26, 2009
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Aug 2, 2013 10:35 PM
Why do you like Byakuya?
BlasianAngel - Oct 26, 2009
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Aug 2, 2013 10:34 PM

Club Comments
IshinKurosaki | Jun 4, 3:42 AM
nice :D hello there byakuya fanbooiii since day one xD

Yorozuya-no-Yume | Jan 31, 2013 1:38 PM
Otanjoubi omedetou, Byakuya ^^

Kyo- | Jan 31, 2013 7:29 AM
Otanjoubi omedetou, Byakuya :3

And as for the manga...

Kanorin | Sep 9, 2012 4:08 AM

TITANFALL2022 | Aug 7, 2012 2:19 PM
late bleach chp

Princess_Sakura_ | Jul 27, 2012 2:20 AM
I love Byakuya.
he is the only one i love in the kuchiki clan
and the most imlove in bleach :-P

TITANFALL2022 | Jul 1, 2012 9:10 PM
Yup, Must be hard. >_<

But gotta work if ya wanna survive I guess. xD

BlasianAngel | May 27, 2012 4:38 PM
Wish i had time to give this club more love!! But life calls and all it is these days is work, Work, WORK! ....sigh

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