|“||I had no name. I had no parents. I was from the 79th District of North Rukongai, Kusajishi. I had never seen anything in colors other than bloody red. But then you appeared, from the 80th District of North Rukongai, Zaraki. Even deeper in the darkness. You demolished the chaotic world that was dyed in blood, then you gave me a name. If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be here today.||„|
Yachiru Kusajishi (草鹿 やちる, Kusajishi Yachiru) is the former lieutenant of the 11th Division in the Gotei 13, under Captain Kenpachi Zaraki, as well as the President of the Shinigami Women's Association.
Powers and Stats
Name: Yachiru Kusajishi
Classification: Shinigami, Manifestation of the Zanpakutō of Kenpachi Zaraki, Former Lieutenant of the 11th Division
Speed: At least Hypersonic+
Striking Strength: Town Class+
Durability: Town level+ (Should be no less durable than Ikkaku and Yumichika)
Stamina: Very high. Comparable or weaker characters can fight for days without issue, they can also fight with injuries that would be fatal to even the hardiest of normal humans.
Range: Standard melee range
Standard Equipment: Her Zanpakutō, Sanpo Kenjū
Weaknesses: Yachiru's Zanpakutō special ability does not work if she doesn't attack or is unable to.
Auto-Reflexes: Yachiru can instinctively attack on reflex without having to judge or react; as such, she will attack anyone she thinks is the enemy, regardless of whether or not she knows they are the enemy. She attributes this skill as a sort of feeling one gets inside which, according to Kenpachi, is the type of feeling that only leaves the only option of cutting up whoever gives you the feeling. With continued use of this ability, Yachiru's speed increases, as does her ability to counter and dodge.
Swordswoman: Yachiru showed expertise in wielding her Zanpakutō, utilizing its ability of having a total three strikes in one swing in combination with her own instincts and reflexes to ensure that she strikes her opponents, even if they try to hide in her blind-spot and evade her counterattacks.
Infiltration Expert: Yachiru is an expert at infiltration, which she only uses to undertake mischief.
Detection and Analysis: Yachiru has displayed some detection and analysis skills with Reiatsu. She detected and found Orihime when the latter was with Aramaki, by noting the similarities between her Reiatsu and that of Ichigo. From this, she deduced that Orihime was a Ryoka.
High Spiritual Power: Yachiru can emit a considerable amount of spiritual power when she is angry, which forms into a large, pink, angry cat face. She also seems to be unaffected by her captain's vast spiritual pressure. Despite her childlike appearance and immature personality, Yachiru is apparently quite strong, since she is the current lieutenant of the combat division within Soul Society. Several grown men are afraid of her, and Rangiku Matsumoto was able to scare Ikkaku Madarame by threatening to tell on him to Yachiru if he didn't stop harassing Keigo Asano.
Sanpo Kenjū (三步剣獣, Three-Step Sword Beasts): Yachiru's Zanpakutō is a normal katana with a pink hilt-wrapping, a tsuba shaped like a five-petal flower, and a purple scabbard. Yachiru carries it around with a loose cord, rather than at the sash of her uniform. Her Zanpakutō's scabbard is also unusual in that it has a pair of wheels for transport, which were installed by Ikkaku Madarame, after she continually pestered him to do it.
- Shikai: Yachiru does not appear to call a release command in order to use her Shikai.
Shikai Special Ability: When released, Sanpo Kenjū manifests two creatures that fight alongside Yachiru. One of the creatures is tall and made of bone. It wears a black cloak and has a large bone running through its head vertically, wielding a long dagger-like blade that has another blade protruding at the top edge. The other creature is plump and covered in fur, leaving its eyes only partially visible, wielding a cleaver. When Yachiru attacks an opponent, the two creatures mimic her sword with their own weapons. The smaller creature's attack precedes her own, while the larger creature's attack follows after. This ensures that, even if Yachiru's attack misses the opponent, at least one of the other two will hit, making an attack from Sanpo Kenjū nearly impossible to dodge. The strength of a concentrated attack by Sanpo Kenjū is enough to create a deep fissure in the ground where it strikes. According to Isane Kotetsu, a Shikai that manifests its power within creatures while the blade itself remains unchanged, such as Sanpo Kenjū, is unheard of. The smaller creature is known as Lumpy (前獣 (モコモコ), Moko Moko; Japanese for "Front Beast"), and the larger creature is known as Boney (後獣 (ホネホネ), Hone Hone; Japanese for "Rear Beast").
Bankai: Not yet achieved.