The protagonist of anime and manga, a red-haired schoolboy who has a supernatural ability to see ghosts since childhood, is even familiar with one ghost girl and brings flowers to the place of her death. Nevertheless, he is not prone to mysticism and, although he reads horoscopes, claims that he does not believe them. Once upon a time, an evil spirit, “empty”, attacks his family, but a girl named Rukiya Kuchiki appears, who intervenes in the battle and saves the Kurosaki family. During the battle, she is seriously injured and faces a choice: to die or give Ichigo part of her supernatural powers so that he can fight in her place. So Ichigo gets acquainted with the world of Shinigami - "guides of souls", warriors who protect people by fighting evil spirits empty, and help good souls go into another world. Appearance and character Ichigo is almost a typical antihero. A rebel, a bad guy who is forced to act against his will, nevertheless, he is attached to friends, is ready to protect loved ones to the last and risks his life for them. He is a schoolboy with bright red hair, which annoys classmates and is the reason for constant suckers and fights, but he eagerly beats bullies, saying that he does not care about someone else's opinion, thereby supporting the image of a lone wolf. Despite this, he studies well, reads and studies a lot, and is also on the honorable 18th line in the list of the best students of the school. As it turns out later, he spends so much effort on studying to overcome the negative attitude of teachers, which arose again due to the unusual color of his hair, his unwillingness and the habit of giving back to offenders. Because of his hair color, he doesn’t even go to the hairdresser, and his younger sister Yuzu cuts it to him. He is not enthusiastic about the newfound forces and at first declares that he refuses to help Rukia because he does not want to fight monsters for the safety of strangers. Family Lives in the fictional town of Karakura with two younger sisters - Karin and Yuzu - and the father Isshin Kurosaki, who runs a small hospital. When Ichigo was nine years old, his mother Masaki was killed empty, which the Shinigami could not kill for 50 years and was called the "big angler" because of his ability to turn his upper tentacles into different people. He has a warm relationship with his sisters (he even once tells his friend Orihime Inoue that the older brothers are born first to protect their little brothers and sisters), and even with his father, who constantly attacks around the corner under various pretexts: “Late! .. We always have dinner at 19:00!”, and when Ichigo dodges the blow, proudly proclaims: “I have nothing more to teach you.” Child When he was four years old, his mother took him to karate classes. There he met a tomboy girl Tatsuki Arisawa and was beaten at first, after which he began to cry bitterly, instantly calming down only in his mother’s arms. According to Tatsuki, Ichigo was a sissy who clung to her hand, looked very happy and smiled all the time if Masaki was nearby . When Ichigo turned nine, Masaki was killed empty by the nickname Grand Fisher ("Big Angler"). Death came in a couple of days, but no longer the fault of nothing. Little Ichigo, along with his mother, walked along the riverbank and saw a black-haired girl falling directly into the water, he could already see ghosts, but did not know how to distinguish them from living people, so he rushed to help, and when he came to, the girl disappeared, and Masaki was dead. Ichigo did not understand what had happened. The only thing he knew for sure - his mother died defending him, and to the question of Rukia about who killed Masaki, he’s directly answers: "I killed her." The death of his mother changed the entire Kurosaki family: Karin vowed never to cry again and raised an iron character, Yuzu took up the household, Issin hung a huge poster with the image Masaki, and Ichigo was tormented by guilt and decided to become strong enough to protect those whom he loves. For the sake of loved ones, he is ready to fight to the last - a motive that appears in many battles.