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"If you're going to make fun of my sister, I'll take you on myself!"
|Occupation||23rd Head of the Shihōin Clan|
|Base of Operations||Shihōin Manor, Soul Society|
|Relatives||Yoruichi Shihōin (sister)|
Yūshirō is a young, dark-skinned boy with black hair, which he keeps in a thick ponytail. He wears white, fingerless gloves that extend to his elbows, white shoulderpads, and a black garment that covers his torso and legs with a white band wrapped around his waist.
Yūshirō cares deeply for Yoruichi Shihōin, having gathered many items to help her when Yoruichi contacted him after so many years of separation and tearing up upon learning that she left for the Soul King Palace before he arrived. In conversation, he is very polite, bowing toward and profusely thanking members of the Gotei 13 for taking care of his sister upon meeting them for the first time in several years. He is also somewhat impulsive and oblivious to his surroundings; after entering Wahrwelt, he immediately takes off after sensing his sister's Reiatsu, only to nearly fall off before discovering he can't make Reishi footholds.
The Thousand-Year Blood War arc
After Yoruichi Shihōin leaves for the Soul King Palace, Yūshirō leaps from building to building in the Wandenreich City while telling her to wait up. Soon afterward, he finds Kisuke Urahara and the Visored and realizes that Yoruichi left without him. When a tearful Yūshirō explains how he gathered many items to help his sister, Urahara consoles him by stating that they will still be of use to them. Later, when several Shinigami arrive at Mayuri Kurotsuchi's laboratory, Yūshirō greets Suì-Fēng and thanks her for taking care of Yoruichi.
Soon after, Yūshirō, along with the Gotei 13 and Visored, enter the Soul King Palace, only to find that it has been remodeled by Yhwach. Sensing his sister's Reiatsu from afar, Yūshirō immediately takes off to go meet up with Yoruichi, only to nearly fall off the city before Renji Abarai catches him. Yūshirō then moves out with the Gotei forces and Visored to reach the enemy's stronghold.
Soon afterward, Yūshirō tracks down Yoruichi, who is fighting Askin Nakk Le Vaar, and enthusiastically greets her, only for Yoruichi to physically rebuff him multiple times before questioning why he is not with Urahara. When Yūshirō claims that he left because he wanted to save her, an irritated Yoruichi sarcastically praises his growth, only for Yūshirō to take her words literally and burst into joyful tears. Upon being interrupted by Askin, who demeans his sister's technique, Yūshirō overwhelms him with a barrage of punches before engulfing him in an explosion with Shunkō: Bakuen Musō. However, Yūshirō is surprised to see that Askin has survived.
Despite his sister's warnings, Yūshirō activates Shunkō again and rushes toward Askin. However, his attack has no effect as his back is pierced by Reishi arrows. Collapsing to the ground, Yūshirō is caught by Yoruichi.
Powers & Abilities
Hakuda Master: Yūshirō is the current Head of the House of Shihōin, like his sister before him, and is quite accomplished in the use of his family's fighting style, inflicting a multitude of devastating hits on Askin Nakk Le Vaar within a small frame of time.
- Shunkō (瞬閧, Flash War Cry): An advanced technique which combines Hakuda with Kidō. This technique surrounds his back and arms with pressurized Kidō. The keisen uniform has no back or sleeves because they will rip apart when it is activated. Apart from enhancing his arms and legs for combat, the technique allows him to instantly neutralize an opponent's movement. The Kidō itself can be controlled and fired at opponents from his body, which creates massive explosions. Yūshirō's version of the technique was developed and studied by instruction from his sister Yoruichi within a small amount of time.
- Shunkō: Bakuen Musō (瞬閧 爆炎無双, Flash War Cry: Exploding Flames Unparalleled): The pressurized Kidō emitted from Yūshirō's back creates a large explosion of concentrated energy, which engulfs his opponent and heavily damages them.
- (To Askin) "Of course I'm strong! I am the 23rd head of the House of Shihōin, Yūshirō Sakimune Shihōin! How could a mere Quincy hope to best me?!"
|23rd Head of the Shihōin family|
? - Current
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