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Ishikawa Yūshū is an original character created for an ongoing doujinshi webserial "Prodigal Shinigami" based on the manga & anime series Bleach. He is former vice-captain of the 12th division of the Gotei 13.
Height : 5'11"
Weight : 176 lbs.
Blood Type : A+
Theme Song : VNV Nation, "Darkangel"
1. Character Outline
Yūshū is a soft-spoken, earnest man who does his best to point out the best in any situation he's in. He is a student of bushidō and fights with extreme focus and resolve. He often wears a preist's cossack in the real world, with a black obsidian cross around his neck that is actually his zanpaku-tō in hidden form (see Kagetengoku). His shinigami uniform is traditional save for the simple wooden cross he wears around his neck on a fine silver chain. He wears thin-framed glasses and keeps his mustache and goatee neatly trimmed.
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[NOTE: This story is based on the manga; the Bount storyline in the anime does not happen. This story begins after manga chapter 188 and deviates at places from there.]
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Kagetengoku (lit. "heaven's shadow") is Yūshū's zanpaku-tō. Like Kisuke and Commander-General Yamamoto, he can carry it in a transformed state, and also is able to control its size, wearing it as an obsidian cross around his neck. This allows him to carry it with him at all times in the real world. In Soul Society, or outside of a gigai, Kagetengoku appears to be a normal zanpaku-tō. The cross-guard is similar to the design said to be favored by legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, consisting of two simple iron ovals on either side of the meeting of blade and handle. Interestingly, one of these ovals is bone-white, the other pitch-black. Its blade is black with a bright edge. Even in sealed form it is a powerful weapon, able to effectively parry blows from some other zanpaku-tō in shikai.