Kurosaki Ichigo is fifteen years old with brown eyes and was once bullied for his strange orange hair, which he claims 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.
He wields a blade 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'.