is the protagonist in the anime series 'Bleach' by Kubo Tite who is also known for the short lived series called
is fifteen years old with brown eyes and was once bullied for his strange
orange hair, which
is natural. He has the unexplainable ability to see and interact with ghosts and spirits. This in turn leads to a chain of events which
leads him into
becoming a 'Shinigami' or 'Soul Reaper' and allows the story
line of 'Bleach' to grow.
The interest in Ichigo
stems from the fact he has an abnormally
high spiritual energy which
he cannot seem to supress, it is such a strong energy
for a mortal that it is a reason he manages to get into places
such as 'Soul Society' the central
hub of the spirit world.
or 'Zanpaku-to' called
'Zangetsu', a physical manifestation of his spiritual energy which
he can use to destroy the core antagonists
in the story
line, the 'Hollows'.
"You know why big brothers are born first? To protect the little ones that come after them." - Kurosaki Ichigo