Race: Soul Reaper (Shinigami)
Age: About 150
Height: 4'9" (144 cm)
Weight: 72.8 lbs (33 kg)
Voice(s): Michelle Ruff
In the beginning of the series, Rukia Kuchiki is a Soul Reaper, or Shinigami. However, she transfers her powers to Ichigo and trains him to be a substitute Soul Reaper while she resides in his closet. During this time, During this time, she registers at a local high school and lives as an ordinary human.
Rukia transfers her powers to Ichigo after she is injured fighting a Hollow with him. He stabs her sword into himself, thus transforming into a Soul Reaper.
Transferring her powers into Ichigo is a serious offense in the Soul Society, and she is condemned to death for her transgression. However, Ichigo and others rescue her from her fate.