|Human - Usagi|
|Birthplace||Kantō region, Japan|
|Age||14 years old (At Death)|
|Previous Division||First Division|
|Base of Operations||9th Division Barracks, Soul Society, Seireitei|
Saint City High School
|Shikai||Not Yet Revealed|
|Bankai||Not Yet Achieved|
|Roleplay Debut||Fanon Canon: Phantom Ascent|
|Series Debut||Bleach: Extinction|
"So, You think I asked to look this way? This is my penitence so back off!"
Nisshō Ichijōji (一乗寺・日照) is a member of the Ninth Division under the leadership of Kazuya Kuchiki, serving as its 3rd Seated officer. He once served under both Shunsui Kyōraku and Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto as the 12th seat of the First Division. He is trapped in the form of a anthropomorphic Usagi, having been cursed upon his death to live out his afterlife as such.
After he was cursed, Nisshō took the form of a bipedal anthropomorphic rabbit. He has long thin ears, with brown tips, having a split on the outward facing portion. On his head he wears a pair of goggles, and he has red eyes.
He is typically seen wearing clothing, that is atypical of those who reside in the Soul Society, as he still embraces his American human life due to his young age. He is shown wearing a large red vest, with nothing underneath, revealing his white fur. He has blue pants which have a hole in the seat for his small bushy tail to poke through. On his hands he wears a pair of gloves which have bolt-like protrusions on the knuckles and thick rings around the wrist. The top of the gloves is red padding and they are fingerless. He wears white shoes on his feet. Despite the fact that he is not normally seen wearing the attire, he does own a standard black Shihakushō and pair of black Hakama..
After his death, Nisshō was discovered to only be able to regain his former youthful appearance during the nights of the full moon. In his human form he is a young man of moderate height, with deep purple hair. He has piercing emerald green eyes and he typically seen wearing a white ornamental kimono which has embroidery around the sleeves. Around his neck he has a dark colored cape of sorts, and on his forehead he bears the mark of the cursed.
Loyal and dedicated, Nisshō is a calm and level headed individual, even under extreme pressure. He shows unwavering loyalty to his friends, family and comrades, something that due to his age one would not suspect. Having died at a young age, he retains a bit of his child-like tendencies and has an incredible sweet tooth, which will instantly get him to favor a person if they give him cakes or other sweets. Due to his calm demeanor he is very quiet, not speakings unless spoken too.
Due to his new found appearance, he is more self conscious of his looks and how others view him as the events that led to his death were tied to him not fitting in. He doesn't hide his appearance from others but he does make notice to when they are staring at him. He tends to be a bit timid and hyperactive, marking the influences of his new rabbit appearance.
As a martial artist he values a fair fight and will always give his all when confronted with a particularly powerful opponent. He has a knack of knowing how others feel even when they try to hide their emotions and he can often sense the disparity between Shinigami and their Zanpakutō spirit.
Due to his loyalty to the Gotei 13, he has an unnatural level of dedication to his current captain Kazuya Kuchiki, having a natural respect for the Kuchiki Family as a noble family but also his powerful aura as an individual. He also deeply admires his former captain Shunsui Kyōraku and the late Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto, the latter he revered as a surrogate grandfather of sorts as he reminded Nisshō of his own Grandfather.
Nisshō was born in the Kantō region of Japan, to a simple family of shrine keepers. He was raised to be a monk within the shrine which payed homage to Bishamonten. During his early childhood, his family moved to Saint City, in America, it was here where he started to attend school. During his early years he found himself being bullied by others for his strange customs, which led to him being attacked by students for standing up for himself.
Due to his constant fights, and his lack of any fighting skills, his grandfather taught him how to utilize the art of Shaolin Kung Fu, as well as teach him how to control his emotions using Tai chi. These teachings helped calm and center himself, but also started to curb the fights he found himself in while at school.
When he entered Middle School, he met his greatest adversary, a bully by the name of Dallas, who picked on him relentlessly and terrorized the young man for two years. It was during middle school that he was followed and attacked while walking home, and the fight concluded at his home with the alter his family had brought over from their shrine was knocked over and broken by Dallas after Nisshō broke his calm demeanor and fought back with full fury. After the desecration, the spirit of Bishamonten appeared in the form of a vengeful female who scared away the bullies. Pleading with deity, Nisshō attempted to appease her to no avail. She vanished after uttering that her vengeance would be swift against the one who destroyed her alter.
After middle school he was riding his bike to his high school for the first day of school. It was then that a truck lost control and slammed into him, killing him instantly. As he laid in the road and the EMT's tried to revive him, his spirit was approached by a being clad in black and wielding a sword. Upon being allowed to pass into the Soul Society, he was met by Bishamonten, who cast her curse enacting her vengeance, forcing him to live his next life in the form of an anthropomorphic Usagi or "Were-Rabbit". Upon reaching the Southern Rukon district's 9th ward of Nanpōkawa, he was approached by the same Shinigami, who used Kōnso on him and sensing great talent in him, asked him if he wanted to be a Shinigami.
Shinō Academy Days
After being admitted into the academy he noticed how nothing really changed. Due to his appearance he was still picked on which caused him to return to his grandfathers teachings of humility. During his time at Shin'ō he was taught the ways and combat skills needed to become a Shinigami, which entailed learning the arts of Kidō, Hohō, Hakuda and Zanjutsu. He excelled at Hohō and Hakuda due to his affinity for them in life but struggled with Kidō and was average in the use of Zanjutsu due to his aversion to wanting to kill another.
When he entered the academy he was given an Asauchi, which he was supposed to bond with and eventually develop into his personal Zanpakutō. He was unsure about this as he was never keen on using weapons in the past. This led to a disparity between the developing spirit and his own, causing it to dislike him and their link being strained. It was during Shin'ō however that he was introduced to Seireitou Kawahiru, who was a professor of Hakuda and who took a particular interest in Nisshō due to his history of Tai chi and Shaolin Kung Fu in his previous life. Seireitou taught the young man how to harness his spiritual power in a more productive manner rather than trying to stifle it. He retaught Nisshō the art of controlling ones own energy flow and applying it to combat, as he had once done in a limited degree in life.
During his remaining time at Shin'ō he would encounter a Hollow during a routine training in the Rukon District. This would test him as he found himself alone as the Hollow had killed his teammates and was about to kill him. Before the beast could strike, it was cut down by a mysterious force, sparing his life. Following his graduation and the attainment of his Zanpakutō's name he would be drafted into the First Division, under the leadership of Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto as the 12th Seated Officer.
The Winter War
During his tenure as a seated officer, he witnessed the invasion by Ichigo Kurosaki, and his friends to save Rukia Kuchiki. After the departure of Aizen for Hueco Mundo, he returned to his normal duties, assisting other members of his division on missions and trying to do his best in the service of the head captain. He would later be tasked with the defense of the Seireitei, along side the remaining shinigami while the captains went to the world of the living. He was given the task of maintaining the real Karakura Town along side the Twelfth Division which he thought was pointless.
The Thousand Year Blood War
During the Quincy Invasion, Nisshō was fighting Sodat, while trying to be of use to his captain, however he was defeated. He was rescued by Rōjūrō Ōtoribashi and taken to the Fourth Division. He would spend most of the first invasion being healed back up to fighting shape. When word of his Captains fall in battle he stormed out of the Fourth Division and for the first time in years lost his temper, attacking with his Hakuda. He would slay a few dozen Sodat before being stopped by Yachiru Unohana, who ordered him to return in order to finish being treated.
How he managed to survive the remainder of the war is unknown and following the war he was transferred to the Ninth Division to aid in reconstruction.
High Intelligence: In his past life, Nisshō was known to be a child prodigy, having been a year ahead of his peers and his intelligence was the main reason behind his bullying. He is a highly adaptive individual, able to pick up on both Japanese and English, quite easily and speak them without any real struggle. He was an all A student and it translated into his studies within Shin'ō as he was able to pick up on the basic principles of Magic usage within Kidō and apply it to his Hakuda. He would also show that he is a quite intelligent in his analysis of situations and battles.
Hakuda Expert: In life he was trained in the art of Shaolin Kung Fu by his grandfather, and he was skilled enough to fracture solid steel with his fist. This was adapted and augmented with his usage of the passive Tai chi, forming a free flowing form of martial arts, where he is able to use his internal energy in a manner which overtakes the opposing force, and redirects it back at them. He was skilled enough to break the arm of a bully in his youth, with a single palm thrust while blocking a punch. This was translated to his afterlife after he was cursed by Bishamonten for disgracing their shrine following a particular fight in which the alter was destroyed. In the Soul Society, he was still able to break stone and shatter trees with a single palm thrust, however he was not used to the new form he found himself in, and its hyperactivity contrasted with his laid back demeanor during combat. After meeting Seireitou Kawahiru while attending the Spiritual Arts Academy, he was trained to harness his energy in a better manner than he had to do in life, this allowed him to attain a greater form of control over his Reiatsu and over all his strength.
- White Pulse (白脈, Shiromyaku): Using his reiatsu, Nisshō is able to force a pulse of energy through a target. This can be used to propel objects through the air or in one occasion, cause a Hollow to explode. While mixing this with his Hakuda, he is able to disable joints and limbs, by disrupting the flow of energy within the target.
High Spiritual Spiritual Pressure: Nisshō has a considerable amount of spiritual energy, which was displayed even in his human life due to his lineage. Coming from a very spiritual family of shrine keepers, he boasted quite a large amount of untapped power. Unknown to him, he first started manifesting his spiritual power during his training with his grandfather, where he used it passively to increase the force of his strikes as well as the flow of his own energy to combat others. Upon his death his power was fully released and it was on par with unseated officers even before he admitted to Shin'ō. It was due to his raw potential that he was taken to the academy to be trained to be a Shinigami. His spiritual power is purpleish-blue in color and is stronger while under the light of a full moon due to its ability to revert him to his original form. In his Usagi form, he is able to harness his power in the way of storing it in his legs to make use of his ability to hop, taking in to consideration his new physiology. Using it in this manner he is able to propel himself vast distances into the air, having cleared the Sōkyoku Hill in a single leap.
Hohō Expert: As a seated officer, Nisshō is exceptionally skilled in the art of Hohō. Under Construction...
- Shikai Not Yet Revealed
- His Usagi appearance is based on King Kazma from the Anime movie Summer Wars, while his human form is based on Verethragna from the series Campione!.