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Character Profile: Orihime Inoue

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Name
Orihime Inoue Orihime Inoue Orihime Inoue (Bleach)
Alias
   
Race
Human Human
Gender
Female Female
Age
Around 15 years old(born september 3) Around 15 years old(born september 3)
Hair
Orange-brown Orange-brown
Eyes
Black Black
Height
5'2" 157 cm
Weight
99 lbs 44.9 kg
Blood
BO BO
Status
   
Quote
"Tsubaki! Koten Sanshun! I reject!"(play clip) "Tsubaki! Koten Sanshun! I reject!"(play clip)
Voice
Stephanie Sheh Yuki Matsuoka
Debut
Episode 2 Episode 2
Anime
Bleach Bleach

Last I checked, this character's cosplay outfit was available at Milanoo and Xfancy.

Character Description: Orihime Inoue

Orihime Inoue is a student from Karakura High. She goes to the same class as Ichigo. She likes to daydream a lot which makes her a little hyper. Her crush is Ichigo and her best friend is Tatsuki. Orihime also had an older brother named Sora. (In the VIZ manga, Orihime's brother was named Kakei.)

When Orihime was still a baby her parents would give her beatings to make her stop crying. Kakei is 15 years older than her. When he turned 18 he took Orihime with him and moved to a different place. He then died in a car accident when Orihime was 12 years old. She got angry at him because he gave her some hairclips she didn't like. The day Kakei died is the day she swore to always wear the hairclips.

Because of the overflowing spirit energy coming from Ichigo (particularly during his contest with Uryu), Orihime eventually awakens to her own spiritual power: the Shun Shun Rikka ("Six Princess Shielding Flowers"). The hair clips she wears transform into six spiritual guardians that assist Orihime by creating shields that literally reject enemy forces and energies. They are activated when she summons their names, chants a kotodama (a spirit chant), and calls out, "I reject!", which activates the chant. Three of them (Hinagiku, Baigon, and Lily) create Santen Kesshu ("Sacred Tri-Linked Shield")--a defensive shield that protects from outside attacks. Two of them (Shun'o and Ayame) can form Soten Kishun ("Sacred Dual Return Shield")--a shielded zone that reverses unwanted effects inside it (in essence, it can be used to heal someone from attacks--this particular power will draw some trouble for her later). The last one, Tsubaki, creates Koten Sanshun ("Sacred Solitary Cutting Shield")--in which he enters an enemy then rejects from both sides at once, slicing the enemy in two. With her new powers, Orihime will accompany Ichigo into the Soul Society to save Rukia.

Orihime performs very well in high school, and was near to the top of the year in exams. She is also a member of handy-crafty club with Ishida. She also made a promise to Tatsuki to never cut her hair again.

All six names in the Shunshun Rikka are all flowers. This is what their names mean (except for Lily, which is already in English):

  • Hinagiku (火無菊) - Daisy (it literally means "fireless crysanthemum")
  • Baigon (梅巌) - Ume (it literally means "solemn ume")
  • Shun'ō (舜桜) - Althea
  • Ayame (あやめ) - Iris
  • Tsubaki (椿鬼) - Camellia