Ururu Tsumugiya

Ururu Tsumugiya is a anime/manga character in the Bleach franchise
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Ururu Tsumugiya is a person of incredible strength and power that assists Kisuke Urahara at his shop with Jinta Hanakari.

Origin

The origin Ururu Tsumugiya before she went to work for Kisuke Urahara is a complete mystery.

Creation

BLEACH Vol. 2 JPN (Mar 2002)
BLEACH Vol. 2 JPN (Mar 2002)

The character of Karin Kurosaki is a supporting character of the BLEACH series that was created by Tite Kubo, It first began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump in August 2001. She was first introduced during the Agent of the Shinigami story arc.

She first appeared in BLEACH Volume 2, CH. 13 "BAD STANDARD", and her first anime appearance was in BLEACH - Episode 6 "Fight To The Death! Ichigo Vs. Ichigo". Her character in the Japanese series is voiced by Noriko Shitaya, and the U.S. dub produced by VIZ Media is done by Wendee Lee.

Character Evolution

Ururu Tsumugiya
Ururu Tsumugiya

Ururu is a young girl who lives and works for Kisuke Urahara. She has long black hair that she wears in twin pigtails on boths sides of her head and a bang that hangs in the middle before splitting into two. Her personality is both timid and gentle. She seems constantly morose, and loves to help. She's mistaken as kuudere, but will express sorrow and joy.

Ururu's enigmatic demeanor and almost robotic actions are very reminiscent of Nemu Kurotsuchi. It's never been confirmed, but Ururu and Nemu could be based upon the same research. Her passive ways makes her the constant victim of Jinta's aggressive abuse, but he often pays for it when caught by Tessai.

Birthday: September 9th

Hair: Black

Eyes: Violet

Height: 137 cm (4'6")

Weight: 32 kg (70 lbs)

Ururu Tsumugiya - post time skip
Ururu Tsumugiya - post time skip

After the seventeen month time skip, little has changed about Ururu. The biggest difference is that her hair is no longer in pigtails, and the bangs in front of her face appears to be slightly shorter.

Major Story Arcs

Agent of the Shinigami Arc

Kisuke, Tessai, Ururu, and Jinta move out
Kisuke, Tessai, Ururu, and Jinta move out

Ururu and Jinta were in front of the Urahara's Shop when Rukia Kuchiki came to is Kisuke Urahara. She was there for an order, and Urahara asked Ururu to get the special ordered Soul Candy. What was only discovered later was that Ururu had accidentally got the defective Mod Soul. Ururu was guilt ridden and thought Kisuke would punish her. He just reached out and embarrassed her saying it was just an accident. Kisuke, Jinta, and Tessai Tsukabishi went out to reclaim the defective Mod Soul. They tracked it down without incident, but Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia wanted to keep it. They later placed the Mod Soul into a stuffed toy and named him Kon.

Yoruichi Shihoin arrives
Yoruichi Shihoin arrives

When the TV ghost-hunting show starring Don Kanonji came to Karakura Town, Ururu accompanied Kisuke since she loved the show. It was there Kisuke used his cane to help Ichigo use his Soul Reaper powers. They didn't get involved in the fight with the Hollow. Several days later, Ururu notices a black cat standing outside. When she points the animal out, Kisuke knows it as his old friend Yoruichi Shihoin.

Ururu's power kick
Ururu's power kick

After Ichigo Kurosaki loses his Soul Reaper powers in a fight with the Renji Abarai and Byakuya Kuchiki, Ichigo comes to Urahara with the promise of reclaiming his powers so he can rescue Rukia from execution for helping him. It was Ururu that took care of the first stage of this training. She was asked to attack him as part of a test to see if he could avoid her. Ichigo regretted not taking her seriously when her punches crushed rock. When he accidentally struck her face and drew blood. Her mood changed drastically, and she looked intent to kill. She suddenly appeared standing on his hand and delivered a devastating kick. Urahara was stopped by Kisuke, and step two took place in the large pit Ururu had proudly dug extra deep. Ichigo regained his Soul Reaper powers, but also underwent Hollowfication. He spend several more days working on his combat skills.

Soul Society Arc

Ururu as Karakura Pink
Ururu as Karakura Pink

Ichigo left for the Soul Society from Urahara's Shop with Yoruichi, Sado Yasutora, and Uryuu Ishida, a Quincy. With Karakura Town undefended from Hollows, Ururu ended up joining Don Kanonji's team the Karakura Superheroes as Karakura Pink. Aming the team was Jinta and Karin Kurosaki, Ichigo's little sister.

Ururu was prepared with a safety net for the return of Yoruichi, Ichigo, and his friends after they save Rukia. She fored it into the sky to save them from the deadly fall, and Kisuke escorted them all home.

Arrancar Arc

Ururu in Genocide Mode
Ururu in Genocide Mode

The quiet of the town was shaken when the Espada hollows of Sousuke Aizen attacked. Urahara returned with Yoruichi, who needed her injured tended to. The Soul Society reacted by sending several Soul Reapers from the Gotei 13 to the Human World, and Renji Abarai came to live with them. One night, Grimmjow invaded with his Arrancar Fraccion. Ilforte Grantz attacks Renji at Urahara's Shop. Ururu is awoken by the presence of the strong Spiritual Pressure. When she sees Ilforte Grantz, she enters "Genocide Mode" and attacks. She strikes him from behind with a devastating kick, grand him by the throat, and starts striking him as a danger that must be eliminated. Frustrated that he can't hit her back he releases his sealed Zanpakuto. In this form he gores Ururu with his horn, and Jinta catches her. Ilforte is ultimately defeated by Renji using his Bankai. Tessai treats her wounds, and Jinta wants her to celebrate the next day.

Ichigo eventually left for Hueco Mundo through Urahara's Shop to rescue Orihime Inoue from Aizen's forces.

Hueco Mundo Arc

Ururu as Karakura-Raizer Tiny-Devil.
Ururu as Karakura-Raizer Tiny-Devil.

With Karakura Town undefended once more, Kisuke had the idea to create the costumed heroes called the Karakura-Raizer. Ururu is made part of the team along with Kon, in Ichigo's body; and several of Ichigo's friends. Tatsuki Arisawa was especially jealous of Ururu's power. Ururu was known as Karakura-Raizer Tiny-Devil.

In assistant with the Gotei 13, all the Karakura-Raizer, except Ururu, were put to sleep with the rest of the population as four pillars were placed around the town to transport Karakura Town and the people to the Soul Society for safe keeping away from Aizen. When Aizen and his Espada arrived, there was a fake version of the town in it's place. Ichigo followed Aizen to the Soul Society to defeat him, but lost all his Soul Reaper powers in the process. Ururu nor Jinta took part in the events of this war.

Lost Shinigami Substitute Arc

Ururu seventeen months later
Ururu seventeen months later

Seventeen months had passed, and Ururu was stopping Jinta from bullying some boys who were playing ball in front of the shop. Ichigo's sister, Karin, had been visiting Urahara's Shop frequently for devices to ward off ghosts and Hollows.

Powers & Abilities

Ururu's super strength
Ururu's super strength

The source of Ururu's incredible strength and power is unknown. Despite her tiny and petite body, she can deliver devastating attacks that can crush boulders and possible kill a regular human in an instant without protection.

  • Hand-to-Hand Combat: Ururu has been trained to fight using her unique speed and strength. She was tasked to aid Ichigo to regain his Soul Reapers powers to attack him as if she was going to kill.
  • Suspension in the Air: Similar to a Soul Reaper, she can levetate in the middle of the air as if she's standing.
  • Spiritual Awareness: Ururu not only has the ability to sense spirits, but she can also detect and track strong sources of Spiritual Pressure.
  • Genocide Mode: Ururu's Genocide Mode is a state where Ururu's timid personality undergoes a drastic change when she senses a dangerous presence. In a sleepwalking state, she ruthlessly attacks to kill any dangerous threats.

Equipment

Ururu Tsumugiya's Senren Bakusatsu Taihō.
Ururu Tsumugiya's Senren Bakusatsu Taihō.

Ururu frequently uses a giant rocket launcher-like weapon called the Senren Bakusatsu Taihō (千連魄殺大砲), which translates to "Thousand Soul-Killing Cannon". This launcher is sealed in wrappings that are written over by sutras. It's capable of firing multiple rockets that can can defeat Hollows, and it's also able to fire non-lethal ordinance, such as the safety net used when Ichigo and his friends returned from the Soul Society.

Other Media

Ururu Tsumugiya is a popular character in BLEACH and has made numerous appearances in the different products based on Tite Kubo's original manga. These include the anime, animated movies, and video games.

Anime

In the BLEACH anime series based upon Tite Kubo's manga, there is a minor alteration to Ururu's rocket launcher. The manga version depicts it being covered in elaborate sutras, but the anime version it's covered in blank bandaged.

Movies

Games

As a series based mainly on fighting and battles, Ururu Tsumugiya has made several playable appearances in the BLEACH series of games. Ururu's game debut was in BLEACH Advance: Kurenai ni Somaru Soul Society (2005) for the Nintendo Game Boy Advanced. In BLEACH: Dark Souls (2007)for the Nintendo DS, Ururu mainly uses hand-to-hand combat, and her special attack utilizes her enren Bakusatsu Taihō.

(For a full list of games that feature Ururu Tsumugiya, see her profile on Giant Bomb. HERE)

Voiced by
Name Movies TV Shows
Wendee Lee
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9
Noriko Shitaya
2
14
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General Information Edit
Name: Ururu Tsumugiya
Name: 紬屋雨
Romanji: Tsumugiya Ururu
Gender: Female
Birthday:
1st manga book: Bleach #2
1st anime episode: Bleach #6
1st anime movie: Bleach: Memories of Nobody
Aliases Karakura Pink
Karakura-Raizer Tiny Devil
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