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Ichigo Kurosaki is a anime/manga character in the Bleach franchise
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Ashido Kano First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Ashido Kano is an anime-only character, introduced as a Shinigami who was stuck in Hueco Mundo, where he meets Ichigo and his friends, and helps them pass through safely.

Byakuya Kuchiki First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Byakuya is the Captain of the 6th Division of the Gotei 13, and brother of Rukia Kuchiki. Initially, he and Ichigo were enemies, since he brought his sister back for execution. After Aizen revealed himself to be a traitor, however, Byakuya and Ichigo have remained amiable with each other, working together to defeat Aizen.

Chizuru Honsho First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Chizuru is one of Ichigo's classmates, although the two are not particularly close.

Chojiro Sasakibe First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Sasakibe is the Lieutenant of the 1st Division of the Gotei 13. Although he faced Ichigo before, it is assumed that he is now cooperating with Ichigo, as is the rest of the Gotei 13.

Don Kanonji First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Don Kanonji is the famed host of a show about the supernatural, with the inherent power to see spirits. Ichigo aided him in defeating a Hollow that had invaded his show, and the Don has also worked with Ichigo's sisters Karin and Yuzu as part of the Karakura Rangers.

Ganju Shiba First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Ganju Shiba is the youngest of the three Shiba siblings. He and his sister aided Ichigo with entering the Seritei, although Ichigo and Ganju did not get on particularly well.

Ghost Girl First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Ghost Girl is the spirit of a dead child who was responsible in awakening Ichigo's presence to the Hollows.

Ginjo Kugo First meeting: Episode Unknown
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The Lost Agent is a brand new character, introduced in the latest Arc. He gave Ichigo to learn of a new power, called "Fullbring".

Giriko Kutsuzawa First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Giriko Kutsuzawa is a human member of the Xcution. He uses the Fullbring called Time Tells No Lies.

Hachigen Ushoda First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Hachigen, otherwise known as Hachi, is the former second-in-command of the Kido Corps, now turned Vizard. He aided Ichigo in training his Vizard powers, as well as with his opposition to the Arrancar.

Hanataro Yamada First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Hanataro is the 7th Seat of the 4th Division of the Gotei 13. He aided Ichigo in freeing Rukia Kuchiki after speaking with her, even going up against Byakuya Kuchiki himself (although the battle didn't amount to much).

Hiyori Sarugaki First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Hiyori is the former Lieutenant of the 12th Division under Kisuke Urahara turned Vizard. She helped Ichigo in his Vizard training, and also helped him in his opposition to Sousuke Aizen and the Arrancar.

Hollow Ichigo First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Hollow Ichigo is the side of Ichigo that manifested after he realized his Vizard powers. He constantly speaks of a king and horse, although who is the king and who is the horse one cannot say. His relationship with Ichigo is a shaky one: Hichigo himself has stated that if Ichigo lets his soul become lax, even for a single moment, Hichigo will take over.

Ikkaku Madarame First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Ikakku Madarame is the 3rd Seat of the 11th Division of the Gotei 13. Initially, he fought against Ichigo when he entered Soul Society as a ryoka. However, he now supports Ichigo and respects him, since both he and his captain were bested by him.

Ikumi Unagiya First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Ikumi is Ichigo's boss at his job after the two-year time skip.

Isshin Kurosaki First meeting: Episode Bleach #1
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Isshin is Ichigo's Father. While seemingly incompetent and borderline abusive to his boy, he does genuinely care for Ichigo. He also taught Ichigo how to gain access to Tensa Zangetsu.

Jackie Tristan First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Jackie Tristan is a human member of Xcution. She uses the Fullbring called Dirty Boots.

Jidanbō Ikkanzaka First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Jidanbo was one of the Four Guardians of the gates to Soul Society. While he initially faced off against Ichigo and his friends in defense of the gate, he eventually joins them in their quest to Rukia after being defeated by Ichigo.

Jushirou Ukitake First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Jushirou Ukitake is the Captain of the 13th Division of the Gotei 13. He felt that it was his responsibility, and so joined Ichigo in his rescue of Rukia, even going so far as to engage in battle with the Head of the Gotei 13, Genryuusai Yamamoto.

Karin Kurosaki First meeting: Episode Bleach #1
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Ichigo's younger sister, Karin also inherited the ability to see spirits clearly.

Keigo Asano First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Keigo Asano is one of Ichigo's classmate, as well as a good friend of his. They often hang out during the lunch period.

Kenpachi Zaraki First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Kenpachi Zaraki is the Captain of the 11th Division of the Gotei 13. Initially, he fought Ichigo when he was a ryoka. However, the battle ended with Kenpachi barely losing. After that, he supported Ichigo in his rescue of Rukia Kuchiki. Later on, he rescued Ichigo from Nnoitra Jiruga, and killed Nnoitra.

Kensei Muguruma First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Kensei Muguruma is the former Captain of the 9th Division, turned Vizard. He assisted in Ichigo's Vizard training, and supported Ichigo in his opposition to Aizen.

Kisuke Urahara First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Kisuke Urahara is the former Captain of the 12th Division, and proprietor of his own shop. He supports Ichigo in becoming a Shinigami, giving him training, access to materials, and basically assisting him.

Kon First meeting: Episode Bleach #6
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Kon is a Mod Soul, genetically enhanced to inhabit dead bodies and fight using them. Ichigo accidentally took the pill containing Kon instead of a regular Replacement Soul, letting Kon inhabit his body for a while. Now, Kon replaces Ichigo if he ever needs to go on Shinigami business.

Kuukaku Shiba First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Kuukaku Shiba is the sister of both Ganju and Kaien Shiba. She assisted Ichigo in entering Soul Society, and helped him to rescue Rukia with the aid of her brother Ganju and the Guardian Jidanbo.

Lisa Yadomaru First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Lisa Yadomaru is a former Lieutenant of the Gotei 13 turned Vizard. She assisted Ichigo with his Vizard training, and also aided him in his opposition to Aizen and the Arrancar.

Love Aikawa First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Love Aikawa is a former Captain of the Gotei 13 turned Vizard. He assisted Ichigo with his Vizard training, and also helped him with his opposition towards Sousuke Aizen and his Arrancar.

Marechiyo Omaeda First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Marechiyo Omeda is the current Lieutenant of the 2nd Division of the Gotei 13. After initially facing off against Ichigo during his period as a ryoka, Omaeda was easily beaten. However, he later supported Ichigo alongside the rest of the Gotei 13 against Sousuke Aizen and the Arrancar.

Masaki Kurosaki First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Masaki Kurosaki is Ichigo's mother, who was killed while protecting Ichigo from the Hollow Grand Fisher.

Mashiro Kuna First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Mashiro is the former Lieutenant of the 9th Division of the Gotei 13 turned Vizard. She aided Ichigo in his Vizard training and assisted him in his opposition to Aizen and his Arrancar.

Michiru Ogawa First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Michiru Ogawa is a citizen of Karakura Town and fellow classmate of Tatsuki Arisawa and Orihime Inoue.

Misato Ochi First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Misato Ochi is the overly-relaxed teacher of Karakura High School.

Mizuiro Kojima First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Mizuiro is one of Ichigo's classmates, and a good friend of his. He can be seen hanging out with Ichigo during lunch time.

Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Nelliel Tu Oderschvank is the former 3rd Espada under Sousuke Aizen. Initially she was afraid of Ichigo, as she thought that all shinigami were bad. However, she soon looked at Ichigo as one of her best friends, and even rescued him from Nnoitra Jiruga.

Nova First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Nova is one of the three Mod Souls introduced during the Bount Arc. Although silent, he steadfastly supports Ichigo.

Nozomi Kujo First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Nozomi is a mysterious young woman who is being pursued by rouge Shinigami Kageroza Inaba.

Old Man Zangetsu First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Zangetsu is the manifestation of Ichigo's zanpakuto.

Orihime Inoue First meeting: Episode Bleach #3
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Orihime Inoue is one of Ichigo's best friends, and wielder of flower-shaped hairclips that grant her great power. Ichigo helped to purify the soul of her brother, and she has also helped him on various ventures, such as rescuing Rukia. She also has a secret crush on Ichigo, but can't tell him about her feelings.

Pesche Guatiche First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Pesche Guatiche is the companion and Fraccion of former Espada Nelliel tu Oderschvank. He assisted Ichigo with his journey through Hueco Mundo, as well as fighting the Espada.

Rangiku Matsumoto First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Rangiku Matsumoto is the Lieutenant of the 10th Division of the Gotei 13. Initially, she, alongside the rest of the Gotei 13, opposed Ichigo and his friends, since they were ryoka, intruders into Sul Society. However, she later assisted him alongside the rest of the Gotei 13 in his opposition to Sousuke Aizen and his Arrancar.

Renji Abarai First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Renji Abarai is the Lieutenant of the 6th Division of the Gotei 13. Initially, he and Ichigo were rivals, since Renji served under Byakuya Kuchiki, Rukia's stern brother. However, Rukia was one of his closest friends, so he attempted to aid Ichigo in his quest to rescue her, even going so far as to face Byakuya in battle. Later, he, alongside the rest of the Gotei 13, opposed Sousuke Aizen and his Arrancar.

Retsu Unohana First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Retsu Unohana is the Captain of the 4th Division of the Gotei 13. She assisted Ichigo, alongside the rest of the Gotei 13, in his opposition to Sousuke Aizen and his Arrancar. Unohana also helped Ichigo through a Garganta (portal) built by Mayuri Kurotsuchi, giving him some advice before his final fight with Aizen.

Ririn First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Ririn is one of the Mod Souls during the Bount Arc. She, alongside the other Mod Souls, attempts to assist Ichigo to the best of her ability.

Riruka Dokugamine First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Riruka Dokugamine is a human in possession of the power of "Fullbring". She is assisting Ichigo with his training in the use of "Fullbring".

Rojuro Otoribashi First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Rojuro Otoribashi, otherwise known as "Rose" is a former member of the Gotei 13 turned Vizard. He assists Ichigo with his Vizard training, and supported him during his opposition to Sousuke Aizen and his Arrancar.

Rukia Kuchiki First meeting: Episode Bleach #1
Manga Bleach #1

Rukia Kuchiki is the Shinigami who first gave Ichigo his Shinigami powers, and has become one of his most steadfast friends, so much so that Ichigo risked his life and the lives of several other people to rescue her. She also assisted him with the rescue of Orihime Inoue, and his opposition to Sousuke Aizen and his Arrancar.

Sado Yasutora First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Sado Yasutora, otherwise known as Chad, is one of Ichigo's oldest friends, and the wielder of the Right Arm of the Giant, and the Left Arm of the Devil. The two first met when Chad stopped some bullies from hurting Ichigo. The two became close after that. Chad has assisted Ichigo on several of his ventures, such as his rescue of Rukia Kuchiki, and his opposition to Sousuke Aizen and his Arrancar.

Senna First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Senna is a movie only character who became Ichigo's friend, first introduce in Bleach: Memories of Nobody.

Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryusai First meeting: Episode Unknown
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Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryusai is the Commander-General and Captain of the 1st Division of the Gotei 13. Wise beyond his years, he first opposed Ichigo when he was a ryoka. However, when Sousuke Aizen was revealed as a traitor, he began to assist Ichigo in his opposition to the traitor and his Arrancar.

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