Ichigo Kurosaki (黒 崎 一 護, Kurosaki Ichigo?) Is a fictional character and protagonist of the manga series Bleach and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo. Ichigo acquired shinigami powers shortly after the meeting with Rukia Kuchiki, a shinigami in charge of patrolling his city, the fictional city of Karakura. As a result, she lost her powers, and to make up for it, Ichigo decides to work as a temporary substitute for Rukia, struggling to protect people from the evil spirits called Hollows, sending good spirits to the Soul Society. In addition to the manga series, Ichigo appears in many other Bleach media, including the anime series, the four films, the two OVAs, rock musicals, various electronic games, light novels and the live-action film.