Kisuke Urahara

浦原喜助, Mr Hat-And-Clogs
Birthday:Dec 31
Height: 183 cm 60 Race: Shinigami Partner: Yoruichi Shihouin Kisuke Urahara always wears traditional Japanese wooden sandals and a bucket hat which has earned him the nickname sandalhat /getaboushi Mr. HatandClogs in the English version. He is generally a laidback jovial fellow although he can be dead serious when the situation warrants it. Despite his carefree attitude his speech is always polite though it is sometimes sarcastic. Yoruichi Shihouin notes that he tends to go over the top with whatever he becomes passionate about. He once described himself as a mere honest handsome perverted businessman. Urahara can usually be found near the scene of an important event but will rarely step in to intervene preferring to be in control from outside. After the event is over i.e. the battle between Ichigo Kurosaki and Renji Abarai he kindly pops up and helps the side he deems fit. Thus far it has tended to be the side of the protagonists. He often tends to know more than he reveals and tends to have some form of relationship with most of the storys characters. While he is a major driving force throughout much of the story he is usually only the catalyst allowing others to do the work for him. Despite his appearance Urahara is a highly skilled fighter using a combination of powerful attacks and cunning deceptions and is capable of holding his own against Espadalevel arrancar with nothing more than his shikai. He also likes building large underground training spaces in secret. He built the first one under the Soukyoku hill in Soul Society with Yoruichi for their training and created a second one under his shop in the mortal realm for a similar purpose. Furthermore he is also the former captain of squad 12 until he designed the Orb of Distortion. This is able to create Vizards Soul Reapers with hollow powers.