Bleach: Uryu Ishida

Uryū Ishida is a fictional character and major figure in the anime and manga series Bleach created by Tite Kubo. He is a classmate and companion of Ichigo Kurosaki and is introduced as the last Quincy. He ranked 5th in the fourth Shonen Jump poll.

Uryū Ishida is a black-haired, bespectacled teenager of average height. At school, Uryū wears the school uniform along with a tie, while outside he dons white Quincy clothes with blue stripes representing a Quincy cross, and a mantle. He is a good student and is sometimes seen as the slightly awkward nerdy type. He has an unusual interest in sewing, as he is in the crafts club at school, and makes excellent grades, coming in first place on exams.

Uryū is generally shy and quiet, but tries harder to act cool when other people are around. For example, during the Soul Society arc he wears a mantle that serves no purpose other than to make him look cooler, despite the fact that it hinders his movement. He even keeps a spare to that effect. In addition, he also has a tendency to say things with characteristic drama.

Uryū operates on a moral ethic known as the “Pride of the Quincy” and has a strong sense of justice. He has also shown to be very chivalrous, stating that he enacts justice on men who abuse or treat women badly. He demonstrates this at multiple points throughout the series, such as when he tried to defend Rukia Kuchiki from Renji Abarai when he and Byakuya Kuchiki came to the real world to take her, or when he defends Orihime Inoue and Nemu Kurotsuchi at various points throughout the Soul Society arc. Uryū also has a tendency to prefer to simply incapacitate his opponent, not using lethal force in battle unless thoroughly provoked, especially if he can win without doing so.

Uryū has low blood pressure and hates procrastination. The other things he hates are quite odd: buttons (despite being an expert in sewing) and the word “haphazard.” His favorite food is homemade mackerel miso stew. The television program he likes is Don Kanonji’s “Bura-Rei”. The shadow that jumped out of the crowd at Kanonji’s first appearance was in fact Uryū. Like his grandfather, Sōken Ishida, Uryū is left-handed, and he is also a great archer, capable of great feats of archery.


~ by edgarluvitug on January 27, 2009.

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