|Height||169 cm (5'6")|
|Weight||57 kg (125 lb.)|
|Previous Division||Eighth Division|
|Previous Partner||Junko Ogasawara|
|Base of Operations||Seireitei|
|Story Debut||Spectre of the Past: Noon|
|Roleplay Debut||Chiaroscuro: Trepidation|
Fukushima is an attractive woman of average build in her 30s. She has blue eyes and medium-length dark brown hair which she wears in a ponytail.
She usually wears Shinigami Shihakushō and a Captain's haori with several elegant adornments.
Rather serious and competent in general, she nonetheless has a sense of humour and can be quite reasonable. In addition, she is an adept tactician and keeps her cool in stressful situations.
Even though she did not want the responsibility of acting as the Captain-Commander, Ayako has managed to fulfil her new duties well despite the circumstances and ultimately accepted the decision of the Central 46 to remain Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto's successor.
Powers and Abilities
Master Swordsman: As one of the more experienced Captains, Ayako possesses a masterly skill in Zanjutsu. She is adept enough to cross blades with the likes of Hikari Maebure and deliver a series of swift strikes within a single second.
Kidō Master: Furthermore, she is very knowledgeable in Kidō. For instance, she may fire a non-verbal Sōkatsui with considerable power whilst concealed by a Kyokkō spell. She might easily utilise high-level spells, like Sōren Sōkatsui, as well.
Immense Spiritual Power: Being a seasoned Captain of Gotei 13, the amount of spiritual power at her disposal is ample. It has a golden hue.
On'na Ienaga (女家長, "Matriarch"): When sealed, her Zanpakutō resembles a normal katana with a hexagonal tsuba and a yellow hilt.