Kuchiki Rukia - is from a tv show that kubo was watching which mentioned the name of a flower in latin, but kubo heard it as "Kuchiki Rukia" and thought that it fit for his character, so she always had a full name, and later it was revealed that "rukia" means "light" and "kuchiki" mean "rotten wood". However, Kubo has said that Rukia is "like a ray of light for Ichigo, which makes the name really suit her".
January 14th. The year remains unknown.
33kg (73.6 lbs)
Rukia uses Sode No Shirayuki (Sleeve of White Snow), it is said to be the most beautiful snow and ice type zanpakutou in all of the soul society. More important than it's beauty is it's versatility, as it stands now, Sode No Shirayuki has 3 dances.
Release Phrase: Mae (Dance)
1st Dance: Tsuki Shiro (White Moon)
This is the first dance and the initial release, in which Sode No Shirayuki produces a large circle that freezes everything within it's circle, whether it's on the ground or in the air.
2nd Dance: Hakuren (White Ripple)
In Sode No Shirayuki's second dance, Rukia forms several small pillars of ice/snow that converge at Sode No Shirayuki's tip, and is sent after Rukia's opponent in a large splash of white snow and ice.
3rd Dance: Shirafune (White Blade)
This third attack has only truly been seen once, and that is in Rukia's fight against AA, in which she reforms the broken Sode No Shirayuki, and anything that stands within that reformed path is pierced with ice.
Unseated Member of the 13th. Rukia remains an unseated member of the 13th Division, due to her adopted brother, Byakuya Kuchiki preventing her from claiming a seat, because being a seated officer would expose Rukia to more danger.
Rukia has one of, if not the most interesting personalities in all of Bleach. She generally gets along better with males than females, it often appears as though Rukia has a hard time making friends. But once someone is considered one of Rukia's friends, she will do anything to protect them. She also has a rather noticeable love for all things Chappy the Rabbit. Due to her being short, it's rather hard for her to find clothes that fit her properly. Also Rukia loves high places, in order to get to these places she often climbs.
Cucumbers and Shira-tama (dumplings)
[Ashley MacIsaac] - Wing-Stock
Favorite Manga Type:
according to an interview with Kubo Tite - "She loves horror manga, shojo-orientated horror titles. She’s from the afterlife, but there’s actually nothing scary to read in the afterlife."
Likes and Dislikes:
Likes - climbing to high place as well as rabbit-related things, especially chappy the rabbit.
Dislikes - Tight Clothes. ImageOriginal Character Design:
Rukia was originally designed to be the only character that would use a scythe, where as the other shinigami would use guns. ImagePopularity:
so far there has been four popularity polls, and rukia has been ranked high in every one of them. In poll #1, Rukia was ranked as # 2 with 6804 votes. In poll #2, Rukia was again ranked #2 with 5943 votes. In poll #3, Rukia was ranked as #3 with 6122 votes, and finally in the latest poll, that's poll #4, Rukia was ranked as #2 with 7895 votes. So she's always been in the top 3 of bleach characters. Also in the Zanpakutou popularity poll, Rukia's zanpakutou, Sode no Shirayuki was ranked as #2. Poll Images: Rukia's Bleach Wiki Page
Rukia Info for Bleach Exile
Tite Kubo's Interviews
Rukia Info from Wapedia