A narcissist by nature, Ayasegawa Yumichika is a shinigami from the 11th division occupying the 5th seat. In truth, he is actually capable and powerful enough to occupy the 4th seat, but he thinks the kanji of the number 4, “四” looks ugly.
He entered the 11th division to serve Zaraki Kenpachi, along with his best friend Madarame Ikkaku. Yumichika and Ikkaku have been friends for a very long time, and so he didn’t mind it so much that Ikkaku took the 3rd seat, his true preference because the kanji for 3, “三” is the most beautiful to him. In fact, he judges everything by their appearance and chooses to forget all things ugly and does his best to fight against ugly hollows with his eyes closed.
Great detailing for this character! Photographer Tony Quan took this in Anime Expo 2007. He has a large collection of cosplay photos, and I will do my best to feature a lot of them! Thanks for sharing!