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Uryū Ishida (石田 雨竜, Ishida Uryū) is a Gemischt Quincy residing in Karakura Town. He is a doctor at Karakura Hospital and a friend of Ichigo Kurosaki. He is a former Sternritter of the Wandenreich with the designation A: Antithesis,[5] formerly one of Yhwach's Schutzstaffel,[6] and had been named by Yhwach as his future successor.[7]


Uryū Ishida is a tall and bespectacled young man with slender build. He has straight, chin-length black[8] hair framing both sides of his face, and is fair-skinned with blue eyes. In school, Uryū wears the respective school uniform along with a tie. When confronting Hollows, he typically dons white Quincy clothes, with blue stripes representing the Quincy cross, and a mantle.


Uryū's Wandenreich uniform.

Seventeen months after Aizen's defeat, Uryū's bangs hang mostly on the right-side of his face, and the rest hang behind his left ear, due to his glasses.[9] After joining the Wandenreich, Uryū wears a white, double-breasted trench coat underneath a long white cape. The coat is fastened by three buttons emblazoned with the Quincy Zeichen on either side and a white belt with a gold buckle around the waist. Its shoulders are clasped to its neck, and the inside of the collar features a rectangular sigil on either side. Uryū also wears a pin shaped like a winged star circled by a halo on his right breast.[10]


Uryū is generally quiet and solitary, but tries harder to act cool when other people are around. Uryū is a member of the handicrafts club at Karakura High School, and is highly skilled at sewing. While Uryū does not mind stitching things for his friends, his sense of design forces him to add unexpected designs. For example, when he makes new clothing for Chad and Orihime, he replaces the single red line of Chad's original shirt with a red cross, saying that it was better, and since he could not copy the three white dots on Orihime's shirt, he instead adds frilly lace and two flower-like buds at the bottom.[11] Uryū has low blood pressure and hates procrastination.[12] The other things he hates are quite odd: buttons (despite being an expert in sewing)[12] and the word "haphazard." His favorite food is homemade mackerel miso stew.[12] He likes Don Kanonji's television program "Bura-Rei" so much that he attends the live broadcast of the filming in Karakura Town.[13]

He loves wearing a mantle, even though it serves no purpose other than to make him feel cooler, despite the fact that it hinders his movement, even keeping a spare with him. He has a tendency to say things melodramatically. Uryū has proven to be gullible at times. During an omake, he starts getting irritated at the fact that a weapon (a Zanpakutō in this case) has a will of own; Ichigo tricks him into thinking that Ginrei Kōjaku has actually materialized, to which Uryū sheds a happy tear.[14]

Uryū operates on a moral ethic known as the "Pride of the Quincy" and has a strong sense of justice. He is very chivalrous, stating that he enacts justice on men who abuse or treat women badly, leading him to attempt to defend Rukia Kuchiki from Renji Abarai when he and Byakuya Kuchiki came to the Human World to arrest her, and protects Orihime Inoue during their time in Soul Society. Despite him disliking Shinigami, Uryū has learned to at least work closely with the ones whom Ichigo is closest with and has supposedly discarded most of his personal grudge. He also has a tendency to not use lethal force in battle, especially if he can win without doing so while often trying to simply incapacitate his opponent.



A young Uryū carried by his mother, Kanae Katagiri.

Uryū was born after Ryūken Ishida married Kanae Katagiri which happened after the infection of Masaki Kurosaki, to whom Ryūken's mother originally intended him to marry. Six years before he befriended Ichigo Kurosaki, his mother lost consciousness on the same day Masaki died, June 17th, and died herself three months later as Yhwach performed his Auswählen technique and took her powers.[15]

As a child, Uryū mostly interacted and trained with his paternal grandfather, Sōken Ishida. His father, Ryūken Ishida, was less than enthusiastic about being a Quincy, claiming that it was not a profitable occupation. They do not appear to be on very good terms as a result, given Uryū's casual use of his father's given name. Sōken understands Ryūken's reasoning, since being a Quincy is more about justice than material rewards, and Ryūken has a family to support. Sōken told Uryū that he would someday understand his father's motives, but thus far this is not the case. This was compounded as Uryū would watch Ryūken dissect Kanae's dead body, and he begged his father to stop. That day, he decided he would never become a doctor.[16]

At a fairly young age, Uryū's paternal grandfather was killed by Hollows right in front of him, and Uryū was unable to do a thing to protect him.[17] This is one of the reasons why he hates the Shinigami, who did not come to rescue Sōken in time.[17]


Agent of the Shinigami arc[]


Uryū showing his Quincy powers to Ichigo.

Uryū attends the live broadcast of Don Kanonji's TV program in Karakura Town. When Kanonji attempts to exorcise an earth-bound Plus by placing his staff inside the partially open hole in its chest, Uryū is about to intervene when Ichigo vaults over the barrier.[13][18] Uryū later observes Ichigo Kurosaki in his Shinigami form while walking down a street.[19] He saves a Plus from a Hollow, and goes to a location where he can see the Plus. He then spots Ichigo again as Ichigo performs a Soul Burial on the Plus.[20] Later in school, he is present when Ichigo is dragged off by Rukia Kuchiki to defeat a Hollow. However, Uryū defeats this Hollow before them, and when Rukia and Ichigo get there they begin arguing with each other. Uryū approaches them and states that a Hollow is here - just before Rukia gets a message signaling that a Hollow has arrived. After Ichigo asks Rukia which way the Hollow is, Uryū mocks him for not being able to sense something as simple as that, and tells him he should not even call himself a Shinigami. Uryū then uses his Quincy bow, Kojaku, and fires an arrow from it, killing the Hollow. Ichigo asks him what he is, and Uryū introduces himself, stating that he is a Quincy and that he hates Shinigami.[21] Ichigo is confused by this statement, and Uryū tells him that he hates him for being a Shinigami.[22]


Uryū easily fixes a stuffed toy.

At school, Michiru Ogawa hands him a ripped doll to fix. He then takes a sewing set out and easily (but with great drama) repairs the broken doll. As he heads home, he spots Ichigo following him. He mocks Ichigo for not being able to hide his spiritual pressure, and for his inability to sense others with high spiritual pressure. He tells Ichigo that since the day he entered school, he knew of his high spiritual pressure, when he became a Shinigami, and even Rukia's true identity. Uryū then draws out something called Reiraku, and states that it is something that compresses and visualizes the spiritual aura in the atmosphere. He again mocks Ichigo's ignorance, and, grabbing hold of Ichigo's Reiraku, points out that the Reiraku of Shinigami are colored red. He then tells him that he is a Quincy, and that he holds the power to kill Hollows. He asks Ichigo to fight him to show the difference in their strength.[23]

Ichigo tells him the idea of competing against him is stupid, as he has nothing to do with his grudge against the Shinigami. However, Uryū provokes him by stating that he is only a temporary Shinigami who cannot even do anything without Rukia around.[24] Ichigo tells him that he will give this competition a shot and enters his Shinigami form, with Kon going into his Human body. He asks Uryū for the rules of this fight. Uryū takes some Hollow bait out and states that he is going to bring Hollows into the town. He declares that whoever kills the most Hollows within twenty-four hours is the winner. However, Ichigo protests against this idea, as the people in town will be put in danger, but Uryū tells him that caring for others is unnecessary, and that he should be confident enough to save them all.[25]


Uryū grabbing Ichigo's red spirit thread.

Hollows begin breaking into Karakura Town, and Uryū shoots the first one down. As he is doing this, Ichigo grabs him and tells him to bring the town back to normal. However, Uryū states that it is too late, and that instead of focusing on him, he should be focusing on the Hollows so he can save as many people as possible. He tells him that Hollows have a tendency to go after people with high spiritual pressure, and Ichigo realizes his family is in danger. He immediately runs off to save his family, missing what Uryū tries to tell him as he leaves.[26] Uryū begins shooting Hollows from the high vantage point of a bridge, reaching up to eleven kills.[27] After killing many Hollows, Uryū's shots begin to get weaker, and he realizes that the numbers should not be this high. He decides not to complain and remembers his mentor, telling him he has not made any mistakes and that he will avenge him.[28]

Uryū then encounters Rukia and Kon after Kon rescues Rukia from a weak Hollow. Uryū comments on their current location being safe, which prompts Kon to question him, saying that it is because of Uryū starting the fight that the town is danger. Uryū addresses Kon, admitting that while he did start the fight, he will not allow anyone in the town to die, even if Ichigo dies. Suddenly, the weak Hollow returns to attack. Uryū prepares to shoot the Hollow, only for it to be swiftly killed by Ichigo as he arrives at the scene.[29]

Ichigo starts arguing with Kon while Uryū looks on. Irritated that they will not stop arguing, Uryū fires an arrow at Ichigo, who blocks it. Ichigo then insists that it is a battle between him and Uryū, and that the amount of Hollows they beat is irrelevant. Before Uryū can respond, Kon points out a large crack forming in the sky, and Uryū notes that the Hollows are converging upon it. Uryū begins to fire arrows into the group of Hollows and charges towards it, shouting that the last Quincy will be their opponent.[30]


Uryū is confronted by Ichigo.

Ichigo learns about the fall of the Quincy at the hands of the Shinigami.[31] He runs after Uryū, and attacks several Hollows around him. Ichigo tells him that he does not know or care about whether the Shinigami or Quincy were right, and expresses his frustration at Uryū's methods, but is interrupted by him. Uryū tells him that he thought the Shinigami were correct, until his sensei was killed in front of him.[32] Uryū tells Ichigo of his sensei's attempts to convince the Shinigami to work together with the remaining Quincy, but he died fighting a group of Huge Hollows without achieving that goal. Uryū says that he must prove the strength of the Quincy to the Shinigami. Ichigo points out that his sensei's wish was to work together, not to prove the Quincy's strength, and asks if he will do that now, saying that fighting back-to-back is the best way to deal with the situation.[33]


Uryū and Ichigo stand back-to-back.

As Uryū dismisses the idea as nonsense, Ichigo attacks a Hollow that had come up behind Uryū, who kills another Hollow. Uryū insists that he is not cooperating, but that he simply had to kill it, or else he would have been killed. Ichigo tells him that is good enough. Ichigo states his own reluctance to work with Uryū, and asks him if he will cooperate. Uryū kills another Hollow in reply. The pair agree to beat each other up after the Hollows have been dealt with, but as they are about to attack the horde of Hollows, a Menos Grande rips apart the sky. After they argue about how to deal with the Hollows and the Menos, Ururu Tsumugiya, Tessai Tsukabishi, Jinta Hanakari, and Urahara Kisuke arrive to fight the Hollows.[34] Uryū's attention is turned to the emerging Menos Grande. Ichigo tells Uryū that there is no way they can figure out how to fight such a monster, and that they will have to simply cut it repeatedly until it succumbs to its injuries. He charges towards the Menos, calling for Uryū to accompany him, despite Uryū's request for him to wait.[35]

Uryū fires an arrow at the Menos' neck, but does little damage, confirming his thoughts on how he will not be able to do much damage. He then checks on Ichigo's status, and asks what was he thinking. In response to Uryū's questions, Ichigo tells him that he is alright, and that he thought he could cut its feet off and work his way up to the head, killing it that way. Uryū complains about his way of thinking and places his hand on Ichigo's Zanpakutō.[36] Uryū notices that Ichigo's power is flowing into his bow. Thinking about the differences between the fighting styles of the Quincy and Shinigami, Uryū comes up with an idea to make use of Ichigo's large amount of power. Ichigo is shocked to see the increased size of Uryū's bow, and as he asks what happened to it, Uryū tells him his idea.[37]


Uryū's plan is put into motion.

With Ichigo's Zanpakutō tied to his head, Uryū instructs a dubious Ichigo to increase his power to its maximum so Uryū can shoot an extremely large arrow at the Menos Grande. Ichigo points out that he never controls his energy output, and that if people say that his power is great, then it must be at its maximum all the time. When the Menos starts to charge a Cero, Uryū calls for Ichigo to connect his Zanpakutō to his body again, but is surprised to find Ichigo rushing towards the Menos. Ichigo blocks the Cero with his Zanpakutō, and Uryū notes Ichigo's power increasing as he resisted the Cero. Ichigo repels the attack, injuring the Menos in the process.[38] As the Menos retreats from the Human World, Ichigo yells "Victory", and asks Uryū whether he is going to thank him for his help before collapsing. Uryū notices Ichigo's Zanpakutō beginning to lose its form. The energy released from Ichigo and his Zanpakutō causes Uryū's bow to grow again. Noting that it will explode, Uryū begins to fire arrows into the sky to release the excess power and stabilize Ichigo, injuring himself. Ichigo tells him not to overdo it, as he will lose his arm. Uryū tells him to make sure that he lives so that he can beat him later. Uryū realizes his mistake of misunderstanding his sensei and being so useless, asking to be forgiven for his mistake.[39]


Uryū arrives to save Rukia.

When Uryū returns to school the next day, his injuries attracts attention of his classmates. Later, Ichigo invites Uryū to join his group for lunch. He initially refuses, but changes his mind upon hearing that Keigo Asano will treat them. The atmosphere turns out to be very tense. Uryū asks why Ichigo invited him, questioning Ichigo's motives. The two then start bickering with each other.[40] Later, Uryū intervenes when Rukia is confronted by Renji Abarai and Byakuya Kuchiki from Soul Society.[41] Uryū is surprised by Renji, who asks who he is. Uryū decides to give his name so Renji can know who defeated him.[42] Unfortunately, Uryū fails, and is badly injured by Renji. Renji then gives his name as he prepares to kill Uryū, only to be stopped by Ichigo.[43] After they return to Soul Society with Rukia, Uryū is treated on the spot by Urahara. Before leaving, he expresses his concern for Ichigo, and asks Urahara to heal him. He realizes he is not as strong as he thought he was, and comes to believe that the only one who can save Rukia is Ichigo.[44]

Soul Society arc[]


Sado, Orihime, and Yoruichi try to recruit Uryū.

Wanting to go and save Rukia, Uryū trains to better equip himself for the next time he battles a Shinigami. He goes to a secluded spot by a waterfall to do so. However, he is found by Yasutora Sado, Orihime Inoue, and Yoruichi Shihōin. He learns from Orihime that both she and Sado are going to take lessons to go to Soul Society, and asks him if he want to join them. He asks who their master would be. Uryū is utterly surprised to find that their master is a talking cat. He regains his composure, apologizing for his rudeness. Yoruichi accepts his apology, insulting Uryū for making a fuss over a talking cat. Orihime reinforces how a talking cat is not a big deal, and again encourages Uryū to take Yoruichi's lessons, believing he also wants to rescue Rukia. However, Uryū declines her offer. Orihime wonders why, pointing out that she and Sado were only able to find Uryū because of Yoruichi's ability to sense Reiatsu. Uryū explains that the issue is not that he does not have faith in Yoruichi's abilities, but that he has to train alone. He then lies, saying he had never thought of actually rescuing Rukia, but was only training because he could not forgive himself for losing to a Shinigami. Thinking that there is no point in dealing with someone with no desire to go to Soul Society, Yoruichi beckons both Sado and Orihime to leave, and the three of them take their leave. Uryū quietly mutters an apology to Orihime, stating that his training cannot be seen by anyone. He then opens the box he had brought, which contained the Sanrei Glove.[45]


Uryū is freed from the Kōryū by Sado.

In a week's time, he masters the Sanrei Glove.[46] He joins Ichigo and the rest of a rescue team in going to Soul Society. Hearing Sado's comment on how he thinks Uryū might not come, he retorts that he needed to train because of his defeat against the Shinigami, and will go anywhere to win. He also addresses Ichigo, telling him that he wants him to see how strong he has become. Ichigo, however, simply notes that he is astounded Uryū would come all the way in such a "weird" outfit, which Uryū takes offense to. Urahara brings them all in to explain how to get to Soul Society.[47] After hearing Urahara's explanation, they follow Yoruichi, and rush through the Senkaimon.[48] While in the Dangai, Uryū is almost dragged in by the Kōryū before being saved by Sado, and everyone is almost caught by Kōtotsu. They are able to get through to Soul Society intact around the Rukongai, but with a rough landing. Uryū is disappointed at having to use his backup cape so soon. As they survey their surroundings, Ichigo foolishly rushes towards Seireitei. He is soon stopped by activation of the entrance's Sekkiseki walls and the arrival of Jidanbō Ikkanzaka.[49]

Uryū questions who the large guardian is, which Yoruichi answers.[50] He is surprised at just how powerful Jidanbō is when he swings his axe down and creates a wall from the ground, stopping both Sado and Orihime. He then begins arguing with Ichigo about Ichigo's decision to fight Jidanbō one-on-one.[51] Uryū watches Ichigo's fight against Jidanbō, and is surprised when the latter is defeated. Jidanbō grants Ichigo and his friends permission to pass through the gate. Uryū questions this, to which Jidanbō reassures him, telling him he will let them through because Uryū's "boss" defeated him. Uryū quickly gets agitated by Jidanbō's comment, pointing out that Ichigo is not his leader. Although Jidanbō opens the gate, Uryū and the others cannot advance, due to the arrival of Gin Ichimaru.[52] They soon decide to try to get in another way. Yoruichi decides that they should go to Kūkaku Shiba. The group encounters Ganju Shiba, who picks a fight with Ichigo.[53]


Uryū summons a narrow cannonball.

Their fight is inconclusive, as Ganju quickly leaves. Ichigo vents his frustration, and Uryū tells him to calm down, thinking that Ichigo shares his same surprise at Ganju's gang. The next day, Uryū contends with a stubborn Ichigo, who refuses to leave because he wants to wait and finish his fight with Ganju. Upon arriving at Kūkaku Shiba's home, both he and Ichigo are utterly shocked at how Kūkaku's house stands out. He and the others are further surprised to learn that Kūkaku is a woman.[54] Kūkaku reveals that she specializes in fireworks, and that the plan is to launch them into the Seireitei through a spirit cannon.[55] When Uryū questions the safety of such a plan, Kūkaku explains that with a special spiritual orb, they will create a Reiatsu shell around them, allowing them to break past the barrier and walls of Sekkiseki that protect the Seireitei, and sends them to the training room.[56] Their training goes relatively well, with Uryū successfully forming an ellipsoid sphere.[57] Afterward, they prepare to launch themselves.[58] They manage to break into Seireitei,[59] but the group is separated as the cannonball disperses. Uryū is sent flying away with Orihime after Sado suddenly moves him to Orihime, before the influx sends Sado flying out. Orihime stops their fall using Santen Kesshun.[60]


Uryū confronts Jirōbō Ikkanzaka.

Uryū and Orihime decide to sneak around to avoid detection. As they are doing so, they see Kenpachi Zaraki, and watch as they hide on top of a building. When Zaraki moves on, they come out and discuss where to go next. As Orihime is pointing out their next possible destination, Jirōbō Ikkanzaka of the 7th Division almost kills her; however, Uryū, noticing him, saves her.[61] After a short battle, Uryū dispatches him fairly easily.[62][63] Orihime gets the idea to steal a pair of Shinigami uniforms to blend in. When two possible candidates from the 12th Division show up, Uryū watches as Orihime takes them down single-handedly. Their disguises work fairly well, and they are able to avoid detection.[64] As they search for Ichigo, they encounter Makizō Aramaki of the 11th Division. He interrogates them, asking them which division they belong to. Uryū and Orihime answer that they are from the 11th Division, but Aramaki, unable to recognize them, checks Orihime's uniform. He becomes suspicious, asking them why they are wearing 12th Division uniforms and why they were walking without their Zanpakutō. Aramaki, however, is knocked out by members of the 12th Division, who claim that they have to protect those in the same divisions. As Orihime talks with them, Uryū realizes how strange it is for them to rescue the pair, as Aramaki's reasoning did make sense. He rushes to get Orihime away as the 12th Division members are blown up by Mayuri Kurotsuchi, who tries to capture Uryū and Orihime by using his own squad members as bombs.[65]


Uryū and Nemu are cut by Mayuri's Shikai.

Orihime is saddened by the deaths of the 12th Division members, and Uryū tries to comfort her. He turns his sights on Mayuri, who is now interested in studying Orihime because of her shield. Uryū suddenly moves next to Mayuri, pointing a bow at him, but is noticed by him, who tells Uryū that he is pretty fast for a Quincy. Mayuri states that they are a rare breed, and that he has not seen one alive for many years, but he notes that he has no interest in the Quincy, as he finished studying their kind some time ago. When Uryū questions who he is, Mayuri is taken aback at the idea that Uryū and his friends would invade Soul Society without researching their enemy. Mayuri gives his name, rank, and position. Uryū, realizing what they are up against, tells Orihime to run for it as he takes on Mayuri. Orihime refuses, so Uryū forces Aramaki to get her out of harm's way. Not about to lose a test subject, Mayuri extends his arm to catch Orihime, but it is shot off by one of Uryū's spiritual arrows.[66]


Uryū facing Mayuri's Bankai.

Mayuri uses his own lieutenant, Nemu Kurotsuchi, to disable Uryū long enough to land a hit on Uryū with his Shikai, which paralyzes Uryū's arm.[67] Uryū is angered by Mayuri's callous disregard for his own lieutenant. Mayuri reveals that he created Nemu, and mocks his sympathy as part of the meaningless "Quincy pride" they speak about until their last breath. He recalls the last Quincy he researched, who kept on calling out the name of his student, and shows Uryū a photograph, which depicts his own grandfather. Uryū states that he is thankful Orihime is not there to witness their fight, and swears on his "Quincy pride" that he will kill Mayuri.[68] Driven by anger at Mayuri, Uryū uses "Ransōtengai" to move his paralyzed body, and removes his Sanrei glove to invoke the "Quincy: Letzt Stil", greatly increasing his Quincy powers at the cost of losing them shortly thereafter.[69] Though more than powerful enough to defeat Mayuri in this form, Uryū is ultimately unsuccessful. After Mayuri uses his Bankai to poison Uryū, earning an arrow through the chest in return, he escapes by reducing himself to a liquid state.[70]


Nemu assisting Uryū out of gratitude for sparing her father.

Uryū realizes that he is going to die due to Mayuri's poison. However, Nemu calls out for him. She tells him that behind her Lieutenant insignia, there is a hidden antidote. Kneeling down next to her, Uryū finds it and tells her to drink first. Nemu states that she is made in the same way as Mayuri, and is thus unaffected by the poison. Uryū questions her intentions, but she explains that he is already dying, and it is in gratitude for not shooting her father and creator in the head, which would have been fatal. Uryū says that he intended to kill him, claiming that he missed, and takes the antidote. Leaving Nemu, he finds his way up the stairs to the Shishinrō. Feeling pain, Uryū realizes that he has truly lost his Quincy powers as his grandfather had warned him would happen. He is confronted by Kaname Tōsen, who uses his Shikai to render Uryū unconscious.[71]

Uryū is healed by the 4th Division and placed in a holding cell with Ganju Shiba and Chad. After a short argument with Ganju, Uryū decides it would be best to wait for either Ichigo or Orihime to free them.[72] However, they are freed by Kenpachi Zaraki and reunited with Orihime.[73] Kenpachi's lieutenant, Yachiru Kusajishi, leads the group to the execution stands,[74] where they wait as Ichigo and Byakuya fight.[75] After Byakuya is defeated, the group tends to Ichigo.[76] They later learn of the elaborate conspiracy surrounding Rukia's execution, masterminded by Sōsuke Aizen.[77]

After Aizen escapes to Hueco Mundo, Uryū, Chad, Ichigo, and Orihime depart for the Human World. During this time, Uryū sews clothes for Chad, Orihime, and Rukia.[78] When Uryū departs for his house, he reminds Ichigo that they are still enemies.[79]

Arrancar arc[]


Uryū is shot by Ryūken's arrow in order to recover his powers.

Back in Karakura Town, Uryū is attacked by a Menos Grande. He attempts to use some Quincy equipment to defeat it, but is ultimately unsuccessful.[80] It is not until the arrival of his father, Ryūken Ishida, that the Hollow is vanquished. Disappointed by Uryū's weakness, Ryūken offers to restore his Quincy powers, on the condition that Uryū never associate with Shinigami again.[81] Uryū agrees, and trains with his father in Karakura Hospital's secret training ground whilst Arrancar continue to attack Karakura Town. Before the third Arrancar Invasion begins, Uryū regains his powers, ending his training.[82]

As Uryū is resting from his training, he is visited by Urahara, and learns that Orihime has been captured by the Arrancar. He then accepts Urahara's offer to help Ichigo rescue her.[83] Before leaving the hospital, Uryū takes a few Seele Schneider from his father's storehouse.[84] Later that day, he joins Ichigo and the others to organize a rescue team to save her.[85] Because Soul Society has abandoned Orihime, Ichigo is technically not acting as a Shinigami, giving Uryū a loophole with which to accompany them.[86]

Hueco Mundo arc[]


Uryū fights Aisslinger.

As Ichigo, Chad, and Uryū enter Hueco Mundo, they are immediately detected by Aizen and attacked by two Arrancar, Demoura Zodd and Aisslinger Wernarr. Ichigo is told to stay back, and simply watches as Chad and Uryū engage the two Arrancar by themselves. Once they are victorious, the room and passageway collapse around them, forcing the trio to race outside, where they see their destination, a castle in the middle of a barren desert.[87][88][89]

They encounter a childlike Arrancar named Nel Tu accompanied by Dondochakka Birstanne, Pesche Guatiche, and their pet Bawabawa, who decide to join them.[90] The group is then attacked by a sand-based Hollow, Runuganga. The Hollow is immune to their attacks, but the group is saved by Renji and Rukia, the latter of which freezes Runuganga in a circle of ice.[91]


Uryū fighting Cirucci Sanderwicci.

Once they manage to get inside the fortress, their group splits up, and Uryū is joined by Pesche Guatiche.[92] As Uryū goes through Las Noches, he is attacked by Cirucci Sanderwicci.[93] Seeing Uryū is in a bad situation, Pesche tries to help him, but quickly realizes he will be no match for Cirucci. Cirucci notices Pesche as she is about to launch a finishing blow at Uryū, and subsequently launches the attack against him.[94] Though Pesche continues to annoy Uryū, he proves invaluable in defeating Cirucci with Uryū, who activates his Seele Schneider.[95] The Privaron Espada is easily defeated, but Uryū decides to spare her.[96]


Uryū activates Sprenger against Szayelaporro.

As they continue on their way, they meet Renji Abarai as he is about to be killed by the eighth Espada, Szayelaporro Granz.[97] Uryū intervenes, briefly driving Szayelaporro off with Renji's help using his Sprenger technique, but Szayelaporro soon returns completely unharmed.[98][99] Eventually, they are defeated by the Espada's Voodoo doll technique,[100] and after Pesche and Dondochakka's Cero Sincrético fails, the four are left at Szayelaporro's mercy.[101][102][103]


Szayelaporro holding an Uryū doll.

Just as their last hope of winning fades, Mayuri arrives to fight Szayelaporro.[104] He reveals that during their time at Soul Society, he planted bacteria upon Uryū's person to monitor his action, much to Uryū's chagrin. Uryū and Renji watch the battle between the two scientists and witness Mayuri's ultimate victory over Szayelaporro. He then asks Mayuri if he is okay, as his Zanpakutō was broken, to which Mayuri responds that it is a suitable punishment for defying its master.[105]

When Mayuri opens Szayelaporro's specimen vault, a shocked Uryū sees two bodies hanging from the ceiling.[106] Not long afterwards, Uryū strongly opposes Mayuri's method of healing him by injecting a green liquid into him (while being restrained by Nemu). Nemu silences him by lowering her breasts onto his face, causing him to pass out.[107]

Fake Karakura Town arc[]

Uryū arrives at the fifth tower, where Ichigo and Ulquiorra Cifer are fighting, just in time to protect Orihime from Yammy Llargo and knock him down with one of his arrows, though he notes that the arrow did not pierce him. When Yammy tries to retaliate, a landmine Uryū uses (which was developed by Mayuri, specifically designed for Arrancar) explodes, heavily injuring him.[108] However, Yammy is not yet dead, and is barely hanging on to the crumbling floor. Uryū tells him it is too bad the Espada ran into him, as he could have fought a little longer. He then says "Mala Suerte" (bad luck) as he shoots an arrow into Yammy, making him fall through every floor of Las Noches since Uryū broke all the pillars on the way up. Uryū takes over protecting Orihime as Ichigo continues to fight against Ulquiorra.[109] Elsewhere, Uryū saves Loly Aivirrne by shooting her onto the side of the tower.[110]

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Uryū having lost his left arm, a result of his fight with Ulquiorra Cifer.

Shortly after Ulquiorra attacks Ichigo with his Cero Oscuras, Orihime asks Uryū to take her above Las Noches' dome, which Uryū reluctantly agrees to do.[111] He takes Orihime up to the top of the dome, using the same method of Hirenkyaku as he did while passing through the Garganta. He comments that the Reiatsu above the dome (Ulquiorra's) is so vast and dense it does not feel like normal Reiatsu at all, more like an ocean above the sky.[112] They arrive just in time to see Ulquiorra send a point blank Cero Oscuras through Ichigo's chest, seemingly killing him.[113] In order to buy Orihime time to heal Ichigo, Uryū faces off against Ulquiorra, using his Licht Regen technique, which has no effect. Ulquiorra remarks how he thought Uryū was the calmest of Ichigo's friends. Uryū states that he is fighting him because he is calm. During his fight with the Espada he suffers great injuries, losing his left hand in the process. However, Uryū had already applied anesthesia, and stops the bleeding from his injury. Telling Orihime to focus on Ichigo, Uryū draws out a Seele Schneider and continues to fight. Ulquiorra shoots him with a variation of Cero to knock him out, and Orihime panics. What they both fail to notice is that the seemingly dead Ichigo is moving, with his hair extending into a mane.[114]

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Uryū is stabbed by a Hollowfied Ichigo.

During their battle, Uryū, Orihime, and Ulquiorra notice Ichigo has risen and taken a new form.[115] Ulquiorra turns his attention towards Ichigo and begins to fight him. When Ichigo goes to finish Ulquiorra off after surviving a close range Cero, Uryū stops him, saying that there is no need to carve up his corpse, having already won. Ichigo's inner Hollow stabs him in the abdomen with Zangetsu, revealing that he was willing to attack even his friend in this state. He prepares a Cero to attack Uryū.[116] Ulquiorra appears, having slightly regenerated, and cuts off one of Ichigo's horns. A large explosion occurs over Ichigo's head, saving Uryū and restoring Ichigo to his normal state. When Ichigo comes to, he is horrified to see his sword lodged in Uryū's abdomen. Though Uryū is badly injured, he is clearly pleased to see his friend returned to normal, even smiling through his pain.[117] Ulquiorra was mortally wounded in the fight, and fades away into dust. With the battle against Ulquiorra over, Ichigo goes off to help their friends, while Uryū stays behind with Orihime so she can heal his injuries.[118]

After returning home, Uryū is with Chad, Rukia, Renji, and Orihime in Karakura Town, his left hand having been restored, but still in bandages. When Ichigo suddenly collapses, Uryū runs towards him with the rest of the group.[119] Later, Uryū is in Ichigo's bedroom along with the rest of his friends as he wakes up. As Rukia explains Ichigo has been unconscious for a month and lost his spiritual powers, Uryū, along with Orihime and Chad, witnesses Rukia and Ichigo's farewell before she disappears from his sight.[120]

The Lost Substitute Shinigami arc[]

Sometime after the White Invasion, Ichigo Kurosaki asks him why he was not at a more prestigious school, as he figured that the son of a doctor would want to become a doctor himself. Uryū asks Ichigo the same question and reveals that he had no desire of becoming one.[121]

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Uryū and Ichigo beat Obuta.

Seventeen months later, Uryū takes the position of being the main protector of Karakura Town against Hollow incursions, due to Zennosuke Kurumadani's unreliability. One day in class, he runs out of the classroom. As a cover, he tells the teacher he is on the way to the nurse's office.[122] When a gang from Miyakou searching for Ichigo blocks the gate to Karakura High School, Uryū tells them to stop what they are doing and leave. When one of them asks if he is Kurosaki, Uryū punches that person in anger, asking how he resembles Ichigo at all. He then says he will not allow them to leave anymore, believing not a single one of them will be able to.[123] After the fight ceases, Ichigo is kidnapped. Uryū, trying to figure out what just happened, runs into Orihime. They talk about Ichigo, having felt strange energy around him. Uryū tells her not to worry as it is probably nothing, but in his mind he thinks Ichigo is emitting Reiatsu, something he has not done in almost a year and a half.[124]

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Uryū chases an unknown stranger.

Later on that day, Uryū goes to Ichigo's house, where he notes that Orihime has arrived first and is trying to find out if Ichigo knows anything about the strange feeling surrounding him, just as he had planned to do. He decides to check if anything strange is happening in the town, but senses a presence above. He looks up and sees a man walking on the roof. Before he can ascertain who this stranger is, he disappears quickly. Uryū chases after him, noting that the stranger is fast and is using speed beyond that of a Human. Uryū also notes that he cannot sense any spirit particles around the stranger, so he cannot determine what technique the stranger is using to speed himself up. The stranger disappears instantly due to a strange light. Before he can react, the stranger closes in on Uryū, and he is wounded severely.[125] Uryū is left lying on the street, with his right arm severely injured, bleeding profusely as the paramedics approach his location.[126]


Uryū lies in his hospital bed.

Uryū is taken to Karakura Hospital, where he is operated on by his father. After the surgery, Orihime arrives to see him. When Ichigo arrives sometime after her, very worried, Uryū scolds him rather harshly for coming, attempting to keep him from getting involved. Ryūken enters the room shortly after, commenting that Uryū talks too much. Uryū asks him if he is allowed to have visitors, as they might have a bad effect on his wounds. Ryūken reminds him that he himself did the surgery, and that his wounds will not worsen. He further comments that Uryū, who was cut down, should not be ordering around his doctor. Upon hearing Ryūken's words, Ichigo asks Uryū what had happened to him, and if he could not handle it himself, then he should have gotten help. Uryū says nothing in response, prompting Ryūken to state that sharing information is important, and he should not let his kindness go to waste. Uryū tells Ryūken to be quiet, and asks Orihime to go home. Orihime complies and leaves the room along with Ichigo and Ryūken.[127]


Orihime heals Uryū.

Later, Uryū is visited in the hospital by Orihime. He apologizes for the sudden call and thanks her for coming. She asks if it is alright for him to be up, and he says it is fine for this. She offers to heal his wounds, saying he will be up in no time if she does. He replies that he knows, and that he was out of sorts when he initially refused. He wanted to get away if he was the true target, but the situation has changed, and he now wants her to heal him. Orihime asks what he means, and Uryū responds that Ichigo has come into contact with his attacker, which shocks Orihime. He says that there has been a shift in his Reiatsu, but it is definitely Ichigo, and asks Orihime if she has felt it too. Orihime confirms this, saying that Ichigo has chosen not to tell her anything so far. She states that whoever attacked Uryū and Ichigo is the same person who attacked her, shocking Uryū.[128] Uryū tries to think about the nature of this, but comes up short. Orihime says that the attacker called his ability Fullbring, and asks Uryū if it was the same for him. Uryū says he did not have time to ask, and that he thought it was a Zanpakutō until she told him.[129] After Uryū is fully recovered, he leaves the hospital.[130]


Tsukishima cuts down Uryū while Kūgo cuts down Ichigo.

Uryū eventually finds Ichigo and Kūgo Ginjō fighting against Shūkurō Tsukishima. He activates his Ginrei Kojaku and tells Ichigo to come over to him. Uryū tells him that he is on his side, but Ichigo is hesitant to trust him. Uryū tells him that the man that attacked him was the one standing behind him, Kūgo, surprising Ichigo. Uryū fires his arrows at Kūgo, but he blocks them and cuts Ichigo down. Uryū tries to assist him, but Tsukishima attacks Uryū from behind, wounding him.[131] As Uryū lays helplessly, he remembers the attack earlier.[132]

As Tsukishima and Kūgo are about to leave, the Shinigami arrive and use a Reishi-enhanced katana to restore Ichigo's Shinigami powers. They explain that they restored Ichigo's powers, not only as thanks for his past services, but also to deal with the original Substitute Shinigami turned traitor; Kūgo himself.[133] As Ichigo prepares to face off against Kūgo, Uryū reveals himself, saying that Rukia healed him. He says he needs to apologize to Ichigo, saying that when they returned from Soul Society and Ichigo received his substitute badge, he had assumed there were others before Ichigo. He thought that if the previous one was alive, they would have told him, and if he was dead, they would say why. Having not said either, he assumed that Soul Society did not know either. He says he should have told this to Ichigo sooner, but Ichigo simply kicks him. Ichigo says it doesn't matter, there was nothing they could have done, and he would have forgotten in a few days anyway. The two friends insult each other, before Uryū begins to think that the worst case would be if none of the scenarios he thought of were applicable. Ichigo tells him to clean his glasses, as he thinks the possibility of it is unlikely, but it is not something Ichigo needs to know.[134]


Uryū and Ichigo discussing their course of action.

As Uryū and Ichigo fight Kūgo, they begin hiding from him, with Uryū observing Kūgo and his abilities. Uryū realizes that Kūgo took Ichigo's Reiatsu in addition to his Fullbring. Ichigo asks Uryū if he has a plan. Uryū replies that he was not planning anything, and tries to explain the situation to Ichigo. Growing impatient, Ichigo confronts Kūgo, despite Uryū's objections. Ichigo begins to attack Kūgo with a Getsuga Tenshō. Uryū tries to stop him, realizing that Kūgo is baiting him into using it, but Ichigo fires his Getsuga anyway. Kūgo cuts through Ichigo's attack, and attacks him with his own Getsuga Tenshō. Uryū appears behind Kūgo and attacks him with his arrows, but Kūgo avoids the attack. Uryū concludes that in addition to taking Ichigo's Fullbring and Reiatsu, Kūgo copied Ichigo's abilities as well.[135]


Uryū watches as Ichigo unleashes his Bankai.

As Kūgo questions why Ichigo is fighting him,[136] Ichigo dismisses Kūgo's words as an attempt to shake his resolve. Uryū agrees that he is mentally pressuring them, asking if Kūgo hopes that Ichigo will join him. Kūgo dismisses this, instructing Uryū to fire an arrow at him, and begins talking about Ichigo's Substitute Shinigami Badge. He states that the story about Substitute Shinigami who are acknowledged being awarded the badge is a lie; something Uryū had suspected. Kūgo states that all Substitute Shinigami are given a badge regardless, which shocks Uryū. Kūgo goes on to say that the badge's true purpose is to observe and restrict Ichigo as a Shinigami. Kūgo says that this whole scheme was designed to control Substitute Shinigami, and that Jūshirō Ukitake is responsible for it. As Kūgo goes on to say that everyone in Soul Society is in on this, Uryū begins to worry about how Ichigo will handle this news. An enraged Ichigo tells him to shut up and activates his Bankai.[137] Uryū listens as Ichigo tells him that he worries too much, and dismisses the notion that Ukitake was deceiving him.[138]

The Thousand-Year Blood War arc[]


Ichigo, Uryū, Sado, and Orihime confront the Hollows.

While Ichigo is fighting the Hollows that attacked Ryūnosuke Yuki and Shino, Uryū arrives with Orihime and Sado, and they help him in the fight. Uryū comments that Ichigo's attack was dangerous. Two days later, they arrive at Ichigo's house, Uryū remarking that Ichigo has no etiquette. When Ichigo asks how he got in, he replies that Yuzu Kurosaki let him in, and asks him to get plates for the bread Orihime brought. He and Ichigo bicker over him ordering Ichigo around. Later, they begin to eat the bread Orihime brought, and he leaves the bread that he doesn't want for Ryūnosuke.[139] Uryū questions if Asguiaro Ebern is an Arrancar, since it looked like he had part of a Hollow mask on his face.[140] After Akon informs Ryūnosuke of Chōjirō Sasakibe's death, he remarks that the Soul Society probably gave Ryūnosuke that information to let Ichigo know what's happening.[141]

Orihime, Sado, and Uryū return to Ichigo's house at his request to hear from Nel Tu and Pesche about the Wandenreich's conquest of Hueco Mundo and capture of various Arrancar, including Dondochakka. Uryū states that he cannot accompany them, prompting Ichigo to say that he knew that, but called him anyway to avoid him sulking.[142]

Shortly after Ichigo and the others depart, Uryū goes to search through his family's archives. As he laments not finding the information he was seeking, he is discovered by Ryūken, who admonishes him for entering the archives without permission. Uryū questions his father over how the force invading Soul Society and Hueco Mundo could be Quincies, and is angered when Ryūken says it has nothing to do with him and tells him to leave. Uryū states that he has a right to know as the Last Quincy, though Ryūken tells him that the answers he was seeking were not here, before walking away. After searching through more of the archives and thinking about his grandfather, Uryū realizes what his father meant, and goes to his office. In his father's desk, he finds a journal with the Wandenreich insignia on it, which he recognizes as belonging to Sōken. While reading through the book, he is confronted once again by Ryūken. Uryū demands to know if the journal's contents are true, and whether Ryūken knows about Yhwach, the Wandenreich, and his mother. Ryūken repeats that it has nothing to do with Uryū, leading him to run out of the room in frustration.[143]

Uryū settles by a riverbank, and continues to read Sōken's journal. He is surprised to learn of a Quincy extermination from 1,000 years prior, questioning how it might relate to the extermination from 200 years ago. Reading on, he learns that the Quincy empire of 1,000 years ago, known as the Lichtreich, attacked Soul Society, who opposed their plans to eliminate all Hollows, and were summarily routed by the Gotei 13. Uryū further learns that 200 years ago, the Shinigami enacted their plan to eliminate the remaining Quincies, and concludes that the two factions will forever remain at odds. As he thinks back on his interactions with Ichigo, however, Uryū is left with conflicting emotions.[144]


Yhwach speaks with Uryū in his own private chambers.

Sometime later, Jugram Haschwalth approaches Uryū as he is standing in the rain.[145] He brings Uryū to Yhwach, who welcomes him to his palace and proposes the two of them fight together.[146] He is later welcomed by Yhwach, in front of the other Sternritter, who express shock that he is even on the same podium as Yhwach himself. Uryū is then declared Yhwach's successor, to the uproar of the Sternritter. After the announcement he is taken to Yhwach's chambers, who declares Uryū will soon awaken his powers and bestows upon him a Schrift, the same letter as that of Yhwach himself, "A".[147] Commenting on the discord caused by Yhwach's decision to name him his successor, Uryū asks why the Wandenreich leader has done so. Replying that he was glad to hear his followers weren't so dependent that they'd follow his decisions blindly, Yhwach goes on to explain that it is because there must be a reason Uryū was still alive despite his Auswählen killing all of the Gemischt Quincy nine years prior. Uryū states that ever since his mother died, he always wondered why he survived but she did not. He says he found the answer in his grandfather's journal, stating that he confirmed the words of Yhwach to be true, that Shinigami and Quincies could never get along and that he learned who he really was. He then declares that he severed all ties to join the Wandenreich and end the Shinigami.[148] Yhwach states that Uryū possesses something which surpasses his own power and that he shouldn't over-analyze things and instead just follow his lead.[149]


Uryū appearing in Soul Society with Yhwach and Haschwalth.

Shortly after the Seireitei vanishes, Uryū emerges on one of the new buildings beside Yhwach and Haschwalth. Yhwach then asks him if he is familiar with the song, "Kaiser Gesang", to which Uryū confirms by reciting it. The Wandenreich leader then reveals that the song has an additional verse, in which the king acquires the world after nine days.[150]

Uryū and Yhwach, as they observe Cang Du and BG9 being defeated, discuss the turning of events. Uryū asks if Yhwach predicted the captains recovering their Bankai, which Yhwach confirms.[151] He and Yhwach later observe Bambietta Basterbine's defeat at the hands of Sajin Komamura's altered Bankai, Kokujō Tengen Myō'ō: Dangai Jōe. Afterwards, Uryū uses the Shadows to collect the defeated Cang Du and BG9.[152]

Later, as Yhwach is sleeping, Uryū tries to go to Yhwach's room. However, he is interrupted by Haschwalth before he can enter. Uryū, being questioned by Haschwalth regarding his intentions, states that he doesn't need to tell him about what he's going to ask Yhwach. Uryū then proceeds to note that Haschwalth is different from how he was during the day, prompting the Sternritter Grandmaster to state that he and Yhwach are different sides of the same scale, and that when Yhwach becomes the father of the Quincy, Haschwalth is given the mask of the ruler.[153]

After Haschwalth tells him that all Quincy are connected to Yhwach and explains Yhwach's unique power and the way he can carve an initial directly into a person's soul, Uryū questions how this is possible, leading Haschwalth to say that Yhwach has already carved an initial into Uryū's soul through having him drink the cup filled with his blood. A shocked Uryū is pinned to the wall by Haschwalth who states that there is no way out of this for Uryū, and that even though he only joined the Wandenreich to avenge his mother, he hasn't had any way out since the beginning. Uryū then listens to Haschwalth as he explains Yhwach's need for battle and death and that all Sternritter live and die for their emperor.[154] Later, when Ichigo arrives in the Seireitei, Yhwach notes his appearance and informs Haschwalth and Uryū that they will begin.[155] As Uryū looks on as Haschwalth summons "the key", Yhwach says that they should be thankful to those who brought them to the light.[156]

When Ichigo approaches the tower, Uryū steps forward and fires a Heilig Pfeil at him, prompting Ichigo to deflect it before realizing who fired it. As Ichigo expresses shock at his appearance, Uryū tells him to go home and states Ichigo cannot defeat Yhwach. When Ichigo demands to know why he is here, Uryū unleashes Licht Regen upon him, but the barrage is blocked by Santen Kesshun as Orihime and Sado emerge from a Garganta. Yhwach informs Uryū that this goodbye will be permanent, prompting Uryū to state he knows this as he, Yhwach, and Haschwalth ascend into the air before vanishing in a flash of light.[157] Soon afterward, Yhwach, Haschwalth, and Uryū arrive at the Soul King Palace.[158] After arriving, Uryū watches as Haschwalth summons several Soldat to invade, and is later engulfed by Tenjirō Kirinji's hot spring water.[159]

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Uryū arrives at the battle between Ichigo and Yhwach.

Soon afterward, while Yhwach is fighting Ichibē Hyōsube, Uryū listens as Haschwalth explains Yhwach's The Almighty to him.[160] Later, after Ichigo and his friends confront Yhwach, Uryū arrives and shoots Yoruichi in the shoulder, causing the barrier she had constructed to aid in the stabilization of the Soul King to shatter and sending the top half of the bifurcated Soul King flying toward Yhwach, who catches it. When Ichigo attempts to attack Yhwach, Uryū fires another Heilig Pfeil at him, distracting him long enough for Yhwach to rip Mimihagi off of the Soul King. Uryū tells Ichigo to not interfere with Yhwach as Ichigo demands to know what he is doing.[161]

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Uryū moves between his friends and Yhwach.

As the palace begins to crumble, Uryū moves between Yhwach and his friends, whom he tells to not move if they do not want to be shot. When Uryū reveals that he knows why Ichigo and his friends are here and what will happen if Yhwach kills the Soul King, Ichigo demands to know why he is on Yhwach's side if he knows this, only for Uryū to claim that being a Quincy is his reason before being interrupted by the arrival of the Schutzstaffel. Telling them that he doesn't need their help, Uryū destroys the ground beneath Ichigo's feet with numerous Heilig Pfeil, causing him to fall off the palace and fires another arrow after him. Uryū predicts that Lille Barro intends to lecture him about properly protecting Yhwach by killing the combatants before they fell, prompting Gerard Valkyrie to proclaim that he has their acknowledgment.[162]

Later, the other Schutzstaffel sit on couches in the palace as Uryū stands nearby. Noticing Uryū looks worried, Gerard assures him that Yhwach is going to completely absorb the Soul King without being harmed, which Uryū acknowledges.[163] After Yhwach completely absorbs the Soul King, Haschwalth informs Uryū and the others of this fact, to their surprise, before bringing them to the Soul King's chambers, where they find Yhwach oozing darkness. When Yhwach turns around to reveal that he has gained several more eyes, Uryū and the others are shocked. As the top of the palace shatters due to Yhwach's immense power, Uryū watches as Haschwalth asks Yhwach to lead them.[164]

Afterwards, Uryū is present alongside Haschwalth and the other Sternritter when Yhwach explains the name of his new palace, Wahrwelt, and how it will be the cornerstone of their new world.[165] Later, a messenger informs Haschwalth that the Schutzstaffel have each gone to a different part of the city, and that Uryū, who is among them, is heading towards the Second Junction of the city.[166]

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Haschwalth confronts Uryū.

Uryū later returns to Yhwach's palace, and is greeted by Haschwalth, who says that he looks like he has a lot on his mind. Uryū reciprocates that, and Haschwalth reminds him that when Yhwach falls asleep, his powers switched with the emperor's. Haschwalth states that seeing Uryū's future worries him, and Uryū attempts to keep calm and convince him that nothing is happening, but Haschwalth will not say what he saw in the future. Haschwalth brings out little objects that Uryū scattered around Wahrwelt, which Uryū denies knowing about. However, Haschwalth says they reminded him of the Leiden Hant that was used by Sōken Ishida, and asks Uryū what he was doing by spreading these around. Uryū says that he has the wrong idea, and Haschwalth decides to prove whether Uryū is a traitor or not as he attacks the Quincy. Uryū dodges the strike and tells Haschwalth to wait, when he is suddenly face to face with Ichigo.[167]

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Ichigo attacks Uryū.

Sado and Orihime also arrive as Uryū is told by Haschwalth to prove he is not a traitor by killing his three friends, though the Grandmaster already knows how he will respond. Uryū shoots two arrows at Ichigo, which the Shinigami dodges as he and Uryū clash head-on. Ichigo asks Uryū what he is trying to do as Uryū forces him flying back and shoots an arrow into the ground right in front of Ichigo, creating a large hole. Ichigo asks Uryū why he is siding with the Quincy, but Uryū says that telling him accomplishes nothing. Uryū tosses out his Sun Key and reveals that by using it one could teleport to different Sun Gates in Wahrwelt, as well as one Gate in the human world. Uryū tells Ichigo to take his friends into the human world as he will stay behind and take down Wahrwelt himself, as once he activates the chips he had left throughout the citadel, the accumulated Reishi would be sure to destroy it. Ichigo shouts at Uryū that there was no need to do this and all they needed to do was destroy Yhwach, but Uryū replies that there is no way to defeat him and that this was something only he could do. The destruction chips were passed down to him from his master, meaning only his Reiatsu could activate them, and this would be their only way to win. Uryū tells Ichigo to move before Haschwalth notices, but Haschwalth steps forward, reminding Uryū that he knew what the Quincy was going to do.[168]

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Uryū begins fighting Haschwalth.

As Haschwalth walks toward them, Uryū tells Ichigo to head for the Sun Gate. However, Haschwalth reveals that he destroyed the one leading to the human world due to knowing what Uryū was planning. He then declares that he will deal with them before Yhwach wakes up, leading Uryū to realize that as long as Haschwalth possesses The Almighty, Yhwach is no longer omniscient or omnipotent. He tells this to Ichigo, ordering him to go up to the top of the palace and confront Yhwach while he stays behind and deals with Haschwalth. Ichigo argues, but Uryū assures his friend that he will not die. As Ichigo, Orihime, and Sado run off, Uryū asks Haschwalth why he is not chasing them. Haschwalth replies that he knows they will perish, and Uryū says that fate could be changed. Haschwalth expresses his surprise at the change in Uryū's demeanor, and Uryū smugly remarks that Haschwalth failed to foresee this change and that he has yet to fully grasp The Almighty's power. Haschwalth then attacks Uryū as the two begin to clash.[169]

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Uryū continues to engage Haschwalth despite his injuries.

Uryū is heavily injured by Haschwalth during their battle, and attempts to fire a Heilig Pfeil at him, which the Grandmaster deflects. As morning breaks, Uryū states that Haschwalth missed his chance to take him down before the sun rose, but Haschwalth is incredulous about that, comparing Uryū to a tamed animal. Uryū takes the comparison as a compliment, but Haschwalth says that his powers are more suited to combat as he fires a blast of energy at a shocked Uryū.[170] Uryū later senses that Ichigo has confronted Yhwach up in the throne room.[171]

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Uryū is incapacitated by Haschwalth.

Uryū is incapacitated by Haschwalth and lies bloodied on the floor as Haschwalth tells him about how his life is decided by scales, although he cannot tell what the scales have caused Uryū to become. Uryū gets to his knees and forms a new Heilig Bogen as he states that he himself will not know until all the Wandenreich has fallen.[172] Assuming a battle stance, Uryū asks Haschwalth why he is concerned about what kind of person Uryū is and points out that he should be trying to kill him instead of asking him so many questions. When Haschwalth reminds him that he has already seen a future where all of Uryū's allies die, Uryū states that this is subject to change as he proved earlier, prompting Haschwalth to admit that this is true before revealing that The Almighty possesses a far more terrifying ability than the power to see the future when used by Yhwach. As Uryū demands to know what he means, Haschwalth promises to tell him after they finish their battle before declaring that it is time for Uryū to place everything upon his broken scales as he attacks.[173]

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Haschwalth prepares to kill Uryū.

Haschwalth further injures Uryū before revealing that his Schrift is The Balance, which allows him to distribute misfortune to the fortunate and redirect all misfortune that would occur to him into his Freund Schild, a shield on his arm. As Haschwalth decides to finish Uryū off after observing that there is nothing left that he can do, Uryū asks Haschwalth if he wants to see his Schrift. Haschwalth reasons that Uryū would have used his Schrift by now if it were of any use in this battle, but Uryū names it as Antithesis as his wounds disappear and reappear on Haschwalth, who bleeds profusely while demanding to know what happened. Uryū explains that Antithesis allows him to reverse something that has already happened between two targets, such as damage inflicted, leading Haschwalth to note that it may be the only power capable of stopping Yhwach. Shocked by this statement, Uryū demands to know if this has something to do with the true power of The Almighty, but Haschwalth merely claims that he was right to try and kill Uryū as soon as possible, prompting Uryū to attempt to leave the area. However, Haschwalth states that he will not let Uryū go so easily and uses The Balance to badly wound Uryū for having the good fortune of being able to injure Haschwalth himself. After explaining this, Haschwalth notes that the misfortune he suffers is absorbed into his Freund Schild and redirected to Uryū, who is further injured. As Haschwalth declares that he has no way of winning, Uryū attempts to crawl away, prompting Haschwalth to note his tenacity before preparing to impale him as he states that Uryū is simply a human who desperately clings to his own beliefs.[174]

Uryū manages to dodge Haschwalth's stab at the last minute before noting Haschwalth's comparison of him to his friends. Admitting that he has tried to remain calm and weigh his actions on scales up until this point, Uryū states that he cannot help but follow Ichigo's lead because he will help someone without question, which he notes is also true for Orihime, Sado, Renji, and Rukia. When Uryū claims that he would feel great joy if he began to resemble any one of them, Haschwalth dismisses his emotions before explaining that he was referring to Uryū's growth, as the single moment where Yhwach granted him power gave him far more growth than all the years he spent with his friends, and that it is more logical for him to side with Yhwach because of this. However, Uryū states that he chose to side with them not because it would benefit him, but because they were his friends. Angered by this, Haschwalth notes that Uryū never expected to give up anything in return for being taken in by Yhwach before declaring that Uryū will give Yhwach his life, only to be interrupted when an Auswählen beam envelops him, surprising both him and Uryū.[175]

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Uryū receives an arrowhead made of Still Silver from his father.

Haschwalth collapses and, upon seeing a concerned Uryū looking at him, claims that he does not feel betrayed by Yhwach because the latter chose to take his power over Uryū's, which means only he can be an asset to Yhwach. When Uryū begins to walk away, Haschwalth asks him to come back so he can transfer Uryū's wounds to himself, shocking Uryū. Noting that he will die regardless of how wounded he is, Haschwalth reminds Uryū of how he puts everything on his scales because he might come to regret everything if he merely follows others without considering the consequences of his actions before telling him to save his friends.[176] As Uryū ascends to the Soul King Palace, he suddenly notices a presence, and a Heilig Pfeil is shot in front of him. Ryūken Ishida and Isshin Kurosaki stand on a building above Uryū, who wonders what they are doing here. Ryūken tells Uryū to take the arrowhead that he shot in front of him, and Uryū notices something about the arrowhead. Ryūken reveals that this arrow is made from the silver that clots a Quincy's heart when Auswählen is used on them, and tells Uryū that he is the one that should shoot this arrow.[177]

Uryū then goes through Yhwach's portal from the Palace into the Seireitei and successfully shoots Yhwach from behind with the silver arrow. Uryū reflects on Ryūken telling him that he once heard Sōken say that the silver formed in a victim's heart by the Auswählen combined with the victim's blood will briefly stop Yhwach's powers. Uryū then tells Ichigo to go off and finish Yhwach, but gets crestfallen as Yhwach quickly recovers from the attack and regains his powers. However, Ichigo manages to cut Yhwach.[178]

Ten years after Yhwach's defeat, Uryū, now a doctor, takes a long lunch break on the roof of his workplace. He watches Sado's boxing match on his phone in order to make up for not being able to see it with his friends.[179]

Echoing Jaws of Hell arc[]

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Uryū eats in the background of Keigo's ramen shop.

Three hours before Jūshirō Ukitake's Konsō Reisai, Uryū, alongside the rest of his and Ichigo's human friends, goes to Keigo's newly-opened ramen shop, Willpower Ramen, to give him some business after multiple days without customers. As Ichigo calls Renji Abarai on a video call, Uryū silently eats by himself.[180]



Uryū's new pentacle shaped cross.

Quincy Cross (滅却十字 (クインシー・クロス), Kuinshī Kurosu; Japanese for "Destruction Cross"): The Quincy cross is the source of a Quincy's power. As Uryū's power grows, so does his cross. Originally a simple cross,[181] it later became a pentacle after regaining his powers.[182]


Seele Schneider.

Seele Schneider: Uryū is highly capable of using the soul-cutting sword with great proficiency, easily defeating Cirucci Sanderwicci with it, despite his lack of practice beforehand (Uryū had just recently stolen the weapons from his father's storage room).[95]

Hollow Bait (対 (ホロウ)用の撒き餌, Tai-Horō-yō no Makie; lit. "Scatter-Bait for use against Hollows"): Typically used by Quincy to aid in the extermination of low-level Hollows. It attracts them when the flat, round tablet is crushed and scattered. Uryū uses it to summon Hollows to Karakura Town during his duel with Ichigo Kurosaki.[183]

Silber Draht (ズィルバー・ドラート, Zirubā Dorāto; German for "Silver Wire"):[184] A silver wire that Uryū conceals around his right arm after losing his powers to the Quincy: Letzt Stil. Uryū uses it to fight a Menos Grande that attacks him.[185]

Anti-Arrancar Mine (破面 (アランカル)専用の地雷, Arankaru Senyō no Jirai; lit. "Arrancar Dedicated Mine"): After rescuing Uryū from Szayelaporro, Mayuri Kurotsuchi gives Uryū a landmine he created, which is designed for use against Arrancar. Once its sensors pick up an Arrancar's Reiatsu, it detonates violently. Uryū subsequently uses it on the Espada Yammy Llargo, critically injuring the Arrancar in his sealed state; the explosion was very powerful.[186][187]

Leiden Hant (Former): In order to match more powerful opponents he would face in Soul Society, Uryū trained using his grandfather's gift: the Sanrei Glove. Upon completing the necessary week of endurance training wearing the glove, his power drastically increased.[188] He manifested a different bow and increased all of his attributes, easily overpowering a Shinigami captain. The glove dissipated upon removal.[189]

Hakumen Kudashi (白面くだし, Fair Face Purge):[190] Putting the Anti-Arrancar Mine developed by Mayuri to practical use, Uryū detonates the landmine in a such a manner that it not only inflicts significant injury to an opponent, but also destroys the ground beneath them.[186] When used against Yammy Llargo, in order to maximize the damage and protract the Espada's subsequent fall, Uryū weakened the lower levels of the structure that they were in.[187]

Silver Arrowhead: Uryū's father, Ryūken Ishida, has managed to collect the silver blood clot from his wife's heart that was formed from the Auswählen and forged an arrowhead out of it. During the final stages of the Blood War, Ryūken delivered this arrowhead to Uryū, telling him that he is the one who should shoot Yhwach with it.[191]

Powers & Abilities[]

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Haschwalth is grievously injured by the effects of Antithesis.

Antithesis (完全反立 (アンチサーシス), Anchisāshisu; Japanese for "Perfect Anti-Setup"): Uryū's Schrift enables him to designate any two targets and completely reverse anything that has already occurred between the two of them. For example, if Uryū were to be greatly injured while fighting an opponent, he could reverse what occurred between himself and his enemy, simultaneously healing himself while grievously wounding his opponent.[192] This ability can also be used with inanimate objects; when Yhwach throws his Medallion outside of Kirio Hikifune's Cage of Life, Antithesis allows Uryū to switch the object thrown with Yhwach himself.[193]

Auswählen Immunity: According to Yhwach, Uryū is the only Gemischt Quincy to have survived the effects of his Auswählen nine years ago.[194] Uryū not only survived, but he also retained all of his powers, unlike some Sternritter who lost powers due to the Auswählen.[195]

Reishi Manipulation: As a Quincy, he primarily absorbs spiritual energy from the atmosphere, and combines it with his own spiritual energy to form weapons.[196] He has an easier time collecting this energy in environments with higher concentrations of Reishi such as in Soul Society or Hueco Mundo.[197] He can manipulate spiritual energy for offensive purposes. Uryū commonly reshapes spiritual particles into various types of bow and arrows, but can also concentrate spiritual energy into the form of swords (Seele Schneider) or Gintō.

  • Hirenkyaku Expert: Uryū is highly skilled in the use of the technique, keeping up with Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi, who complimented his skill, stating it was a skill that was hard to master, especially at such a young age.[199] Uryū has also learned a variation of the technique, which creates a platform of Reishi under the user's feet. Originally used while traveling to Hueco Mundo, he has found use for it outside of the Garganta, and can carry others with him on the platform.[200]
  • Ransōtengai (乱装天傀 (らんそうてんがい), Heavenly Wild Puppet Suit; Viz "Disheveled Paradise Puppet"): A high level technique which is quite rare among the Quincy. Uryū is well versed in the use of this ability, which was not possessed by a good majority of the former living Quincy. It allows the user to use spirit energy to manipulate their own body in the case of paralysis.[69]

Uryū using Blut Vene to block Senjumaru's blows.

  • Blut (血装 (ブルート), Burūto; German for "Blood", Japanese for "Blood Guise"): An advanced Quincy technique which grants one inhuman defensive and offensive capabilities by making Reishi flow into the user's blood vessels.
  • Blut Vene (静血装 (ブルート・ヴェーネ), Burūto Vēne; German for "Blood Vein", Japanese for "Stilled Blood Guise"): The defensive form of Blut, which grants the user inhuman durability, it is represented by a faint blue pattern tracing the veins beneath the surface of their skin, which is only visible on the afflicted area when struck. Uryū's Blut Vene is strong enough to block several strikes from Senjumaru Shutara.[201]

Gintō Expert: He is able to use the spiritual energy stored in the silver tubes to create similar effects to Kidō; Uryū can even use his own energy, rather than the energy stored in the silver tube. Gintō was his primary weapon of choice, albeit only, against an incomplete Arrancar during the Arrancar Invasion. He was only able to injure it before his father saved him, but this feat alone was great, as he could not use any of his Quincy abilities at the time.[80]

Master Archer: When a Quincy becomes more skilled using their Bow and Heilig Pfeil, they gain more power and precision with their arrows. This is similar to how a marksman gains skill and hits the target more frequently. Uryū Ishida has greatly increased his power and skill throughout his association with Ichigo Kurosaki, and is a prime example of this growth. He has great accuracy, able to instantly kill Hollows with one arrow. During the Ryoka Invasion, he fights Jirōbō Ikkanzaka, another projectile-type user, and easily defeats him. After defeating him, Uryū effortlessly fires two arrows through his Saketsu and Hakusui,[202] and does the same to Cirucci Sanderwicci at the end of their fight.[203]

  • Path Control: When Uryū fought Cirucci Sanderwicci in Las Noches, he was able to curve his arrows' path after firing them, putting stress on the former Espada. This effectively makes the Quincy's Heilig Pfeil similar to miniature heat-seeking missiles, but instead of locking on to heat, they target whatever enemy they have. It is unknown how long Uryū can control the arrow's path, or if there is a limit to how many can be under his control. So far, he has only fired 3 simultaneously using this method.[204]
  • Projectile Negation: Uryū can fire his arrows with pinpoint precision to the point where they negate another attack on impact. To do this, he charges the arrows with a sufficient amount of power and fires them to strike an incoming projectile. He has used his Heilig Pfeil in this way twice: once against Aisslinger Wernarr's Uña Tirotear attack, and a second time against Cirucci's Golondrina. It was especially useful against Aisslinger, since the Arrancar could only fire 108 projectiles at once, almost 1/12th the amount of arrows Uryū can fire.[205]

Expert Swordsman: During his fight with Cirucci Sanderwicci, Uryū uses Seele Schneider as a sword expertly, and easily defeats her with it. Even though it is really an arrow, and his main prowess lies in archery and Quincy techniques, it is clear that Uryū has some ability with the sword.[95]

Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant: While preferring to fight at mid to long-range to make full use of his Quincy powers, Uryū is also a highly capable close-range and bare-handed fighter. When a street gang came to Karakura High School to cause trouble, Uryū calmly approached them, and showed his skill by easily subduing them (albeit with some assistance from Ichigo). Likewise he managed to defend from Senjumaru's Zanpakutō using hand-to-hand moves. Like his weapon style, Uryū's bare-handed style is more about precise strikes than brute force.[206]

Spiritual Awareness: As a Quincy, Uryū can sense Hollows at a significant distance. He sensed a new Hollow in an area before either Rukia Kuchiki and Ichigo Kurosaki sensed its arrival. He also knew which direction it was in.[207]

Great Spiritual Power: Even before Uryū joined Yhwach's army as a Sternritter and Schutzstaffel member, he displayed a high amount of spiritual energy.[208] He has mastered the Quincy ability of Reiryoku absorption, taking in spirit particles and spirit energy alike. This, on top of his own energy reserves, lends him plenty of strength in combat. When his father restored his powers, Uryū's spiritual force proves so great that it took them a week or so to finish, and his father still needed to draw out a stronger arrow (as opposed to shooting him single-handedly) to restore his powers and exhaust him completely.[82] After joining Yhwach's army, Uryū's spiritual power becomes comparable to that of a captain-level Shinigami, proven when he is designated as Yhwach's successor,[7] defends Yhwach from Ichigo and his friends,[209] and battles Jugram Haschwalth, the Sternritter Grandmaster, for a significant amount of time.[210] Uryū's powers were bolstered further when Yhwach used Auswählen to redistribute power from the abandoned Sternritter to revive and strengthen the Schutzstaffel.[211][212] His Reiatsu is light-blue.[213]

Shadow: A Quincy technique that allows the user to move between dimensions using shadows. Uryū used this ability to collect the defeated Cang Du and BG9.[152]

Excellent Intellect: Aside from his Quincy powers, Uryū has an equally well-trained mind, having a genius intellect. He uses his intelligence to find weak points in his opponents, even overcoming disadvantages he has through thinking on his feet.[214] He is able to deduce Ichigo's spiritual level, that Ichigo acquired his Shinigami powers in mid-May, and Rukia Kuchiki's real identity.[215]

  • Multilingual: He possesses some knowledge of Spanish, as he understands the Spanish terms used by the Arrancar. Uryū told Yammy upon his defeat,"Mala Suerte," which means tough luck, before the latter fell through Las Noches.[216] He has also read a German book.[217]
  • Medical Knowledge: Having graduated medical school and become a doctor, Uryū is well-versed in medicine.[218]

Spirit Weapon[]

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Uryū's latest bow.

Heilig Bogen (神聖弓 (ハイリッヒ・ボーゲン), Hairihhi Bōgen; German for "Holy Bow", Japanese for "Sacred Bow"),: After joining the Wandenreich, Uryū wields a new, light-colored bow. It is roughly as tall as he is and has semi-straight arms tapering off into points, with the handle being significantly thinner than the rest of the bow is.[219] While facing Jugram Haschwalth later on, Uryū uses a bow with four long prongs and two spikes extending from the center.[220]

  • Heilig Pfeil (神聖滅矢 (ハイリッヒ・プファイル), Hairihhi Pufairu; German for "Holy Arrow", Japanese for "Sacred Destruction Arrows"): As with his previous bows, Uryū can draw Reishi from the surrounding area and form arrows with it. However, his Heilig Pfeil are significantly different; they have noticeable arrowheads, and their ends are shaped like a Quincy Zeichen with the arms bent back.[221]
  • Enhanced Licht Regen (光の雨 (リヒト・レーゲン), Rihito Rēgen; German/Dutch for "Light Rain", Japanese for "Rain of Light"): Uryū no longer needs to visibly collect Reishi along his left shoulder in preparation for using this technique, and can unleash a barrage of Heilig Pfeil upon his target near-instantaneously.[222]

Former Powers & Abilities[]

Spirit Weapon

Uryū firing arrows from his bow Kojaku.

Kojaku (弧雀, Arc Sparrow; Viz "Lone Sparrow"): Uryū's first bow, Kojaku's size is dependent on the amount of energy flowing through it. With this bow, Uryū is able to kill most Hollows in a single strike.[223] His Heilig Pfeil can also split apart mid-flight and strike multiple targets.[224] As preparation for his travel to Soul Society, Uryū later masters the Sanrei Glove, greatly increasing his abilities. In this state, his Kojaku is solid, and is covered in an intricate pattern. It is attached to his glove by a series of thin struts. This new bow allows Uryū to fire several shots simultaneously. By removing the glove, Uryū attains the Quincy: Letzt Stil. This gives him a vast increase in power, enough to defeat a captain class Shinigami with Bankai in only one shot. All the extra energy collects on his right shoulder, much like how a quiver is worn. As a result of removing the glove, however, the Quincy: Letzt Stil uses too much power for Uryū's body to handle, causing his body to block his Quincy powers completely after it wears off.


Uryū's new bow, Ginrei Kojaku.

Ginrei Kojaku (銀嶺弧雀, Arc Sparrow of the Silver Peak; Viz "Lone Sparrow on a Silver Cliff"): After Uryū regains his powers with the aid of his father; he uses this new Quincy cross, this one resembling a pentacle, and a variant of his original bow. This bow is first used during his battle with the Arrancar Aisslinger Wernarr[225], and several of its special abilities were later used in his fight against Cirucci Sanderwicci. Unlike his original bow, this bow is shaped like a spider's web.

  • Heilig Pfeil (神聖滅矢 (ハイリッヒ・プファイル), Hairihhi Pufairu; German for "Holy Arrow", Japanese for "Sacred Destruction Arrows"): Uryū can gather Reishi from his surroundings and shape it into arrows. With Ginrei Kojaku, Uryū can fire up to 1,200 shots consecutively.[226] He can fire hundreds of arrows all at once, which Ichigo Kurosaki refers to as "bug spray" after he uses it on a swarm of Hollows.[227]
  • Arrow Ricochet: Uryū can ricochet individual shots off of walls to shoot around corners, make the direction of his attacks unpredictable, and change the direction of his shots while in flight.
  • Licht Regen (光の雨 (リヒト・レーゲン), Rihito Rēgen; German/Dutch for "Light Rain", Japanese for "Rain of Light"): Uryū first used this technique in conjunction with his new spirit bow Ginrei Kojaku. A large amount of Reiryoku is gathered at Uryū's left shoulder, much like when he used the Quincy: Letzt Stil. He then fires a volley of arrows at a single target.[228]
  • Reishi Shield: Though it is not meant to be used in this manner, Uryū is able to use Ginrei Kojaku as a temporary shield to block some attacks.[229]

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Uryū displaying his new bow after firing at Kūgo.

Heilig Bogen (神聖弓 (ハイリッヒ・ボーゲン), Hairihhi Bōgen; German for "Holy Bow", Japanese for "Sacred Bow"): 17 months after the defeat of Aizen, Uryū has a new bow. It is smaller in size, resembling his father's. An arrow forms down the middle of each side of the bow, with a line that crosses it near the center.[230]

  • Heilig Pfeil: Just like his previous bows, Uryū can gather Reishi from his surroundings and shape it into arrows. According to Quilge Opie, Uryū's Heilig Pfeil should not be weaker than his own.[231]
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Uryū using Quincy: Letzt Stil.

Uryū used this transformation once at the cost of his powers. It greatly enhances his power, to the point where he easily overwhelms Mayuri Kurotsuchi, nearly killing him before his escape. Currently, he cannot use this technique again.[69] In this form, his standard uniform completely changes. He now wears a white vest which is parted in the middle. Armor appears on his left shoulder, sporting a cross-like design, which spreads across his chest. He gains a white cloth, covered in several line designs, which covers his lower half. From his right shoulder, a wing made of Reiryoku forms.[232] Uryū can gather Reishi for bow formation from this wing.[233]

  • Spirit Weapon: Uryū can also form his Quincy bow while in this state, drawing on the Reishi from his spiritual energy wing to do so.[233]
  • Enhanced Heilig Pfeil: In Letzt Stil, Uryū's spirit arrows have dramatically improved. They now pack enough power to cause large-scale explosions[234], leave a Captain-class Shinigami without their arm[235], and destroy captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi's Bankai, Konjiki Ashisogi Jizō, while at the same time putting a large hole in the captain's body.[236]
  • Enhanced Spiritual Power: In this form, Mayuri Kurotsuchi comments that his spiritual pressure has "inflated".[237]
  • Enhanced Reishi Absorption: In this form, Uryū absorption of Reishi particles is such that he begins to break down the buildings in the Seireitei, adding to his own power. The Reishi he absorbs in this form goes directly to his spiritual energy wing. Upon witnessing this, Mayuri Kurotsuchi comments that Uryū has "dominance" over Reishi.[238]

Appearances in Other Media[]

Video Game Appearances
Blade Battlers
Blade Battlers 2nd
The Blade of Fate
Bleach: Dark Souls
The 3rd Phantom
Flame Bringer
Tasogare ni Mamieru Shinigami
Shattered Blade
Versus Crusade
Heat the Soul
Heat the Soul 2
Heat the Soul 3
Heat the Soul 4
Heat the Soul 5
Heat the Soul 6
Heat the Soul 7
Soul Carnival
Soul Carnival 2
Hanatareshi Yabou
Bleach Advance: Kurenai ni Somaru Soul Society
Erabareshi Tamashii
Soul Resurrección
J-Stars Victory Vs
Brave Souls
Paradise Lost
Jump Force
Rebirth of Souls
Movie Appearances
Memories of Nobody
The DiamondDust Rebellion
Fade to Black
The Hell Verse
Live-Action Film
Novel Appearances
Letters From The Other Side
The Honey Dish Rhapsody
Spirits Are Forever With You
The Death Save The Strawberry
Can't Fear Your Own World


Geldschrank as used against Taikon.

  • In The Hell Verse, Uryū uses a technique called Geldschrank (封庫滅陣 (ゲルトシュランク), Gerutoshuranku; German for "Safe", Japanese for "Lock Box Destruction Formation").[240] This involves Uryū firing a single Seele Schneider at the intended target, which then stops in mid-air, surrounding the opponent with a high density barrier of Reishi. Minuscule cuts created by Seele Schneider cause Reishi to flow out of the target's body, and Uryū throws a Gintō at the Seele Schneider, causing the barrier to implode and creating in an enormous explosion. He also uses a Licht Regen variant called Licht Wind (リヒト・ヴィント, Rihito Vinto; German for "Light Wind"), which is fired at a target horizontally from the ground rather than vertically from above.[241]
  • Uryu appears in the live action adaptation of Bleach and is portrayed by Ryo Yoshizawa.[242]
  • Uryū appears as a playable character in Soul Resurrección, where he fights with his Seele Schneider, bow and Gintō attacks.[243]

Promotional art of Uryū during the Thousand Year Blood War in Bleach: Brave Souls.

  • Uryū is playable in Bleach: Brave Souls in several different forms drawing from his appearances across the manga, most notably during the Thousand Year Blood War arc helping out Ichigo defeat Hollows in Karakura Town. In this form, Uryū is a ranged strong attack character with the "Technique" Attribute and the "Shinigami Killer" and "Captain Killer" abilities.
  • Uryū has three Innate Skills built in at ★5: "Sprinter +1", "Party Recover 20% Stamina", and "Havoc +20%". His unlockable skills are the new "Guard Break + Pierce Iron Skin", "Berserker +60%", "Bruiser +40%", "Frenzy +1", "Bombardment +1", "Damage inflicted at full Stamina +20%", "Party Technique Attribute Character Strong Attack Damage +20%", "Speed Droplet Drop +30%", "Speed Link Slot Potions +5", and "Super Speed Link Slot Potion +5", while his Soul Trait is "Strong Attack Recharge Time -12%". Meanwhile, his Arena Traits are "Strong Attack Damage +13%" and "Strong Attack Recharge Time -7%", while his Arena Abilities other than "All Stats +5%" are "Poise" at level 5, and "Strong Attack Damage +30%" at level 10. Uryū's special is Licht Regen (リヒト・レーゲン, Rihito Rēgen; German for "Light Rain"), where he rains down countless Heilig Pfeil causing immense damage.

Promotional art of Uryū wearing his Sternritter outfit and wielding the final version of his Heilig Bogen.

  • Uryū is also playable in his appearance during the Quincy Blood War, where he wears his Sternritter uniform and wields the final version of his ", "Guard Break". In this form, Uryū is a ranged strong attack character with the "Technique" Attribute and the "Shinigami Killer" ability whose first third Strong Attack is Licht Regen. His unlockable skills are the unique "Ailment Reversal", "Berserker +40%", "Bruiser +40%", "Devastation +60%", "Frenzy +1", "Guard Break", "Havoc +20%", and "Sprinter +1", while his Soul Trait is "Strong Attack Recharge Time -12%"; meanwhile, his Arena Traits are "Strong Attack Damage +13%" and "Spiritual Pressure +90", while his Arena Abilities other than "All Stats +5%" are "Evasion 11%" at level 5 and "Strong Attack Damage +30%" at level 10. Uryū's special is Antithesis (完全反立, Kanzen Henryū; Japanese for "Perfect Anti-Setup"), where he reverses the wounds he has received and fires his Heilig Bogen, healing all teammates and inflicting immense damage.
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Uryū during his time in Hueco Mundo.

  • Uryū is also playable in his appearance during the Invasion of Hueco Mundo after he regained and strengthened his Quincy powers. In this form, he is a ranged strong attack character with the Speed Attribute and the "Arrancar Killer" ability. His unlockable skills are "Berserker (+40%)", "Bruiser (+40%)", "Devastation (+60%)", "Frenzy", "Guard Break", "Hit Hidden Enemy Chance: 100%", and "Sprinter (+1)", while his Soul Trait is "Strong Attack Recharge Time -14%". Uryū's special is Sprenger (破芒陣, Shupurengā; German for "Explosion", Japanese for "Breaking Caespitose Formation"), where Uryū pours out the Reishi stored in his Gintō, which then explodes, inflicting immense damage.
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Uryū after regaining his Quincy powers.

  • Additionally, Uryū is playable in a form drawing from his involvement in Ichigo Kurosaki's fight against Ulquiorra Cifer. In this form, Uryū is a ranged character with the "Technique" Attribute and the "Arrancar Killer" ability whose second and third Strong Attacks are melee moves. His unlockable skills are "Adrenaline +15%", "Berserker +25%", "Bombardment", "Bruiser +10%", "Havoc +40%", and "Sprinter +1", while his Soul Trait is "Evasion 11%"; when Resurrected, his unlockable skills are "Adrenaline +15%", "Berserker +30%", "Bombardment", "Bruiser +40%", "Havoc +40%", and "Sprinter +1", while his Soul Traits are "Evasion 11%" and "Paralysis Duration -55%". Uryū's special is Licht Regen (リヒト・レーゲン, Rihito Rēgen; German for "Light Rain"), where he rains down countless Heilig Pfeil from the air, inflicting immense damage.
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Uryū using the Quincy: Letzt Stil.

  • Uryū is also playable using the Quincy: Letzt Stil, drawing from his battle against Mayuri Kurotsuchi. In this form, Uryū is a ranged character with the "Mind" Attribute and the "Shinigami Killer" ability. His unlockable skills are "Adrenaline +25%", "Berserker +25%", "Blast Zone +20%", "Bruiser +30%", "Devastation +10%", "Havoc +10%", and "Sprinter +1", while his Soul Trait is "Dodge Rate +11%"; when Resurrected, his unlockable skills are "Adrenaline +25%", "Blast Zone +20%", "Bruiser +20%", "Devastation +40%", "Frenzy", "Havoc +20%", and "Sprinter +1", while his Soul Traits are "Dodge Rate +11%" and "Paralysis Duration -55%". Uryū's special is Heilig Schlag (神聖閃撃, Shinsei Sengeki; German for "Holy Beat", Japanese for "Sacred Flashing Beat"), where he gathers a huge concentration of Reishi in his left hand and fires a Heilig Pfeil that inflicts immense damage to any enemy it hits.

Uryū as he appears in Bleach: Spirits Are Forever With You.

  • Additionally, Uryū is playable in a form drawing from his appearance in Bleach: Spirits Are Forever With You. In this form, Uryū is a ranged strong attack unit with the "Technique" Attribute and the "Hollow Killer" ability who has a chance to inflict Weaken with every attack. His unlockable skills are "Speed Link Slot Potions +5", "Berserker +20%", "Bruiser +20%", "Debilitator +5 secs.", "Devastation +40%", "Frenzy", "Havoc +20%", "Increased Status Ailment Chance Against Speed Attribute Hollows +10%", and "Sprinter +1", while his Soul Trait is "Strong Attack Recharge Time -12%"; his Arena Traits are "Strong Attack Damage +13%" and "Focus +30", while his Arena Abilities other than "All Stats +5%" are "Strong Attack Damage +10%" at level 5 and "Strong Attack Damage +20%" at level 10. Uryū's special is Golden Quincy Rain (滅却金糸の雨, Mekkyaku Kinshi no Ame; Japanese for "Rain of Golden Destruction Threads"), where he fires a rain of Heilig Pfeil from his Ginrei Kojaku that are made from threads of Negación, inflicting immense damage and Weaken.
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An alternate-universe Uryū who has further mastered his Quincy powers.

  • Uryū is also playable in a special form released for the game's 7th anniversary, depicting an alternate-universe version of him who has further mastered his Quincy powers and now specializes in melee combat after being affected by Ichigo's powers. In this form, Uryū is a melee strong attack character with the "Speed" Attribute, as well as the "Arrancar Killer" and "No Affiliation Killer" abilities who has a chance to inflict Weaken and Drain with every attack; he is also the first character to utilize the Gauge Effect, where every attack he performs fills up a gauge and a Strong Attack performed when it is full will empty it and grant him additional skills for a fixed period of time.
  • Uryū has three Innate Skills built in at ★5: "Party Recover 20% Stamina", "Long Stride", and "Sprinter +2", while his Gauge Effect Innate Skills are "Berserker +100%" and "Damage Taken -50%". His unlockable skills are "Gauge Effect Strong Attack Recharge 30%", "Party Speed Attribute Character Strong Attack Damage +20%", "Berserker +20%", "Bruiser +20%", "Debilitator +5 secs.", "Devastation +40%", "Frenzy +2", "Guard Break + Hit Hidden Enemies", "Havoc +20%", and "Increased Status Ailment Chance Against Power Attribute Enemies +10%", while his Soul Trait is "Strong Attack Recharge Time -12%". Meanwhile, his Arena Traits are "Strong Attack Damage +13%" and "Strong Attack Recharge Time -7%", while his Arena Abilities other than "All Stats +5%" are "All Stats +10%" at level 1, "Poise" at level 2, "Start Power-Up Item +2" at level 5, and "Increased Special Move Uses +1" at level 10. Uryū's special is Brilliant Ray (天晴の光, Tensei no Hikari; Japanese for "Praiseworthy Light"), where he unleashes an enormous Heilig Pfeil that debuffs nearby enemies while inflicting immense damage, Weaken, and Drain.
  • Uryū has his own Bleach Beat Collection, where Masakazu Morita performs three tracks as Uyrū: "Quincy no Hokori ni Kakete," "Suigintou no Yoru (The Mercury Lamp-lit Night)" and "Aesthetics and Identity," the latter of which is a duet with Ichigo Kurosaki's seiyū.
  • Uryū features in the third volume of Bleach "B" Station's first season, as well as the fifth season's fourth volume.
  • BuriCon - Bleach Concept Covers features Uryū performing "Chu-Bura."


  • Mayuri stabbing Uryū with Ashisogi Jizō is toned down in the anime. In the manga, Mayuri stabs Uryu's arm and removes it,[244] while in the anime, Uryu's arm isn't shown being stabbed, and Ashisogi Jizō isn't shown being removed from his arm.[245]
  • In the anime, when Uryū attacked The Menos Grande with Heizen, white fluid was shown[246] instead of blood.[247]
  • When Uryu was training with his father, he wasn't shown to be as injured in the anime[248], as he was in the manga.[249]
Battle Damaged Uryū2

Uryū's missing hand in the manga and injured arm in the anime, as a result of his fight with Ulquiorra Cifer.

  • Ulquiorra's attack on Uryū was significantly toned down in the anime. In the manga, Ulquiorra manages to sever Uryū's left hand, while in the anime, Uryū's left hand was just severely injured and burnt. Despite the anime damage showing no bleeding at all, Uryū still states similar lines about having stopped the blood flow to a worried Orihime, and he loses the use of his left arm in both versions.


  • According to Q&A #467 by Tite Kubo on his fansite "Klub Outside", as a doctor, Uryū's specialty is as a pediatrician.[254]
  • According to Q&A #575 by Tite Kubo on his fansite "Klub Outside", Uryū being "special" for a Quincy is not just demonstrated by his ability to survive Auswählen, but also the fact that he can resist erosion by Hollow Reiatsu; citing his battles with Szayelaporro Granz and Ulquiorra Cifer as proof.[254]

  • Quotes[]

    • (To Jirōbō Ikkanzaka) "You want an attack full of "killing intent"? Then come get me. My bow is full of it."[255]
    • (To Sōken Ishida) "Sensei, I want to get stronger. I'll become a very strong Quincy and then protect everyone from Hollows. Then father will definitely agree with the way of the Quincy."[256]
    • (To Mayuri Kurotsuchi) "Apologize to everyone and never appear in front of me again, then I will spare your life. If you don't, I will shoot you again with three times as much power as the last shot."[258]
    • (Thinking during the fight between Ichigo and Byakuya) "She knows that if she tries to help, she'll just be in the way. Plus, even if she is able to help Kurosaki wouldn't want her to. She knows all of this, but she is still clenching her whole body, as if trying to stop it from taking action. Inoue is waiting, praying that you will be safe, believing you will return. Don't lose Kurosaki. If you lose, I will never forgive you!"[259]
    • (To Ichigo Kurosaki) "You're asking if this is a bow? Of course it is. You think I would use anything else?"[260]
    • (To Aisslinger Wernarr) "I have not exterminated you so that you can relay a message to Aizen. Tell him the Quincy are here, and that in reality, it's not the Shinigami he should fear, but rather the Quincy!"[261]
    • (To Pesche Guatiche about Cirucci Sanderwicci) "The right to choose life or death lies with the victor, and the victor of this battle is me. From her perspective, my leaving her alive here might seem like an insult, but I have no intention of doing things their way."[262]
    • (To Ulquiorra Cifer regarding Uryū being clear-headed) "I am. That's why I'm ready to do battle with you!"[263]
    • (To Jugram Haschwalth) "You think similar to Ichigo and the others? All this time, I have always stayed calm and collected... balancing each decision on the scales that you speak of... but Ichigo is a fool, so he can't do that. When he wants to save someone, he goes to save them. Orihime-san is a fool too, and Sado is a fool. Rukia is a fool, and Abarai is a fool. If I seem to you in any way similar to that bunch of fools...that makes me very happy."[264]


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