Kina Yoshimoto

Beginner-Level Quincy

Family Name Yoshimoto
Given Name Kina
Aliases None
Race Human (Quincy)
Gender Female
Age 16


Kina's most obvious feature is her short and thin form, which Kina carries relatively awkwardly. Her bright blue eyes shine with a deep intelligence but also hold within them a great sorrow. She hides it well behind a bright and consistent smile, however. Her shoulder-length brown hair naturally waves as it falls down. Compared to the average, her skin is pale but not noticeably so. Her youth gives her a sense of innocence.

She can generally be found in typical teenage girl's clothes or her school uniform. She always wears her glasses, though she owns a pair of contacts. Always around Kina's wrist is a bracelet bearing a cross of blue and silver. The glasses she wears also bear the same symbol on the side supports.


Kina is generally unsure of herself. She tends to be quiet and calm around friends, but when put out of her comfort zone she lacks confidence in herself. As such, her success in school varies constantly, leaving her somewhere in the middle average of the class. Kina also can't be the center of attention. However, she is capable of overcoming this when her friends are in need, and can even gain confidence beyond her norm in such a situation.

When she is not on the spot, Kina can be incredibly friendly and compassionate, always offering a hand when she can and never backing down from a need. She is completely reliable, and seems to find time to do what needs to be done even when it seems impossible. If given a task, Kina will work at it constantly until she has achieved something nearly perfect.

Loyalty and truth are key qualities to Kina. She believes strongly in being loyal to those who show the same to her. Willingly breaking someone's trust is a transgression she cannot forgive, no matter who they are or why they did it. Additionally, she does not believe that any lie can be good, even when in protection of someone else. As such, Kina is always completely sincere, even to the point of being brutally honest. She will only hide the truth when she is protecting the trust of another, and even then she will question the choice.


Despite his father's disapproval, Yoshimoto Kenji could not help but marry his high school sweetheart. This marriage, however, put Kenji on the street, left without the assistance of his father's company. However, he and his wife were able to lead a passable lifestyle. Kenji founded a successful cooking enterprise, and he was able to create a comfortable living for himself, his wife, and his daughter, Yoshimoto Kina. Kina was the reason for their marriage, the reason for Kenji's disownment, and the reason for the break in the Yoshimoto family.

This break, however, grew closed when Kina began to exhibit a connection with the spirit world. She could see ghosts at a young age, and she was aware of the existence of hollows when she watched one eat a spirit from a distance. These images frightened her, and Kenji was forced to bring his daughter to her grandfather. Immediately recognizing the signs, Kina's grandfather adopted Kina, offering to return her to her parents when she was old enough to understand what was going on with her. Until then, she would be trained and tutored by her own grandfather.

Kina did not see her father again. Her grandfather trained her and trained her, but Kina was never able to exhibit the powers of a Quincy. Though she tried, she could not form the necessary bow. Despite his fury, her grandfather refused to return her to her father, a man who had refused his ancestry as a Quincy rather than accept it. He pushed her and pushed her in her training, but no amount of encouragement could make Kina succeed. For her childhood years, Kina was forced to endure a stressful training regimen. When she entered high school, however, her grandfather began to let up. Though they still practiced constantly for 2 years, Kina and her grandfather grew more distant as Kina became more and more engrossed in school.

Near the end of her 2nd year, Kina's grandfather told her, "It is no longer up to me whether you succeed as a Quincy or not. That is now up to you." These last words haunted Kina. Her grandfather passed away soon after, and Kina promised him she would learn the Quincy art, no matter how far she had to go. It was then that she first manifested her bow, holding her grandfather's Quincy Cross in her hand.

Kina has a purpose now. And she had one other thing. A note left behind by her grandfather informed her that her parents were waiting to see her. And it so happened that Kina had an aunt who lived nearby her parents, an aunt who was willing to take her in now that her legal guardian had left her nothing to support herself with. But Kina was devoted. She would master her abilities before she sought out her parents, no matter what.


Kina is at the very beginning of her career as a Quincy. As such, her ability to produce her Quincy Bow and fire Quincy Arrows is only just beginning. She can barely hold her bow together, and with her bow active Kina can only make a single shot before her ability to manipulate reishi breaks. Because of this, Kina avoids combat whenever possible. However, Kina has incredible skill with Hirenkyakku, capable of moving speeds rivaling that of trained shinigami. Her main method of combat involves using this ability to move at high speeds while she prepares herself for the single shot she is capable of. Her aim is generally good enough that she can score the one hit necessary to eliminate basic enemies. Kina has extremely limited ability with all other combat-related Quincy techniques.

Bow: スズメフクロウ. Suzume Fukurou (Mousing Owl)

Kina's bow is incredibly weak due to her lack of skill, and therefore is barely large enough to fire. It generally takes the form of a short bow, incredibly small even for Kina. Because she can maintain it for such a short time, Kina generally does not show off her bow or describe the name it has.

Basic Abilities

So far, Kina's bow is just like any other Quincy bow, capable of firing a small number of shots with the speed at which Kina can draw the energy required to fire. At this level, the only unique thing about it is its incredibly small size.

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