Bleach Cosplay: Yoruichi Shihouin (Tooru) Cosplay 16 OCT 2011

A return to Tite Kubo’s hit Hollow-slaying Bleach for this week’s cosplay entry, featuring one of Kubo’s personal favourite female characters to work with, cat transforming Yoruichi Shihouin – brought to life here by Japanese cosplayer Tooru!

Yoruichi is at first an enigmatic character to us, presented in her black cat form with a voice that linked her to being a man. However, transformed into her natural state, we find this powerful dark-tanned warrior to be a lithe and beautiful woman – a former high ranking captain of the 2nd Division in the Soul Society, clan leader of the noble Shihouin family as well as the commander-in-chief of the Secret Mobile Corps.

Stripped of her rank thanks to her helping the outlaw Urahara escape Soul Society more than a century ago, Yoruichi remains a more than capable warrior, blessed with incredible strength and hand-to-hand combat abilities, never mind her lightning fast speed that earned her the nickname of Goddess of Flash.

Interestingly enough, she’s never been seen to handle a Zanpakuto (soul cutting sword) in this current day and age.

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