Hotaru Tachibana
Status Alive
Reddit Username Felstag
Personal Information
Race Shinigami
Birthday March 12
Gender Female
Height 4'11
Weight 104 lbs.
Blood Type AB+
Family Tachibana Family
Professional Information
Base of Operations Seireitei
Affiliation Gotei 13, Soul Society
Division Kido Corps
Position Lieutenant
Partner ?
Release Command Kindle/Build Upon Ash
Shikai Tsuri-Doro
Bankai Not Achieved
Sealed Weapon Katana/Wakazashi
Tsuba shape Octagon with coloured tiles inlaid


Name: Hotaru Tachibana

Nicknames: None as of now

Age: 19

D.O.B: March 12

Race: Shinigami

Gender: Female

Blood Type: AB+

Marital Status: Single.


Height: 4'11"

Weight: 103 lbs

Hair: Dark black

Eyes: Dark Blue

Skin: Pale

Body type: Small frame

Hotaru keeps her back length, dark black hair in a bun with chopsticks. Often has bags under her eyes from late night reading and writing. It is also not uncommon to see her face with smudges of ink that she failed to wash off. Almost always wears red frame glasses. Under her Shihakusho, she wears a tight, high-necked shirt and pants of similar design. On her right hand, she always wears a long, elbow length glove. Beyond this, her uniform is standard.


Hotaru spends most of her spare time reading and writing novels and stories. She is very introverted and as such she finds social interactions taxing. This does not mean she doesn't try to make new friends, she is very outgoing and is always friendly to new people she meets, even if met with hostility. She has always been a gifted speaker and has no problem dealing with large social roles or in the public eye. Hotaru also has a very deep fear of fire, making her shy away from using her zanpakuto release.


·  Books

·  Sweets

·  Night-time reading

·  Sleeping-in late

·  People that respect privacy

- Oolong Tea


·   Open flames or uncontrolled fires

·   Waking up early

·   Seaweed

·   Spilt Ink

·   Public baths


The Tachibana family lived an ordinary life on the outskirts of the seireitei, tending to a small shinto shrine built for travelers. The family had a long history of having no spiritual potential and Hotaru was no exception. One day, after receiving some generous donations from distant travelers, the shrine was attacked by thugs. Hotaru and her family was locked inside the shrine and it was burnt to the ground. Being the maiden of the shrine, her parents, brothers and sisters laid over her, protecting her from the intense flames and gave their lives to protect hers. Her memory of that night is blurry, but the scars over most of her body still haunt her to this day.

A few months after the incident, she began to feel hunger and weak. she was found collapsed on the side of the road and was taken to the shinigami academy. Where she was told she has the power to be a shinigami, and that she possesses an impressive amount of spiritual power for someone her age. Confused as to how these powers developed inside her, she hopes to find answers in her training.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit


Inner World

Hotaru is unable to enter her inner world as of now. Whenever she tries, she is sent to a nightmare of the night her family was murdered. They are crucified around the shrine, which Hotaru herself pinned at the head of the shrine.

Tsuri-Doro (The Hanging Lantern) Picture in progress

Tsuri-Doro is a silver jumonji Yari-style spear with a small brass toro lantern hanging off the end. The two parts of the weapon can be sealed individually; The spear forms a katana and the lantern forms a wakazashi. The flame of the lantern is light blue and gives off no heat, this makes Hotaru much calmer in the presence of this flame, but she still finds it unnerving. The lantern can be used as the starting point for Hotaru's kido. As traditional samurai, Hotaru is very unconfident in her fighting ability, as such she leaves her katana at her dorm and only brings it with her when her duties require it. She does not gain the full power of her shikai when only one is released. Only when both pieces of her zanpakuto are together and combined does it match that of a normal shikai.

Flames of the Yokai
Name Flames of the Yokai
Type Healing/Offensive
Cost Variable
Stat Sei
Range         Short

The light blue flames from the lantern of Hotaru have strange and powerful healing powers. Upon tapping an ally with the lantern it can cover them in a heatless blue flame. The fire can rapidly burn away wounds, faster healing requires more energy spent. Enemies struck with the lantern or that touch a burning ally also ignite but are harmed instead. The glow from the lantern also can be used to passively heal allies. This form of healing takes a very long time and is not viable in combat.

Obake's Tears
Name Obake's Tears
Type Utility/Offensive
Cost Variable
Stat Rei (Volume of oil)/Sei (Power of Blast)
Range         Close to medium

A dark black oil drips from the tip and edged sections of Tsuri-doro's blade. The oil is slick and difficult to move over or hold something covered in it. The oil can be flicked and splashed off the weapon by swinging it. The volume produced by the weapon is increased by putting more reiatsu into the weapon.

Most people might not notice the real danger of the oil. When smacked by Tsuri-doro's lantern, the oil violently explodes. Dealing damage and setting on fire everything with oil on it. This requires more energy the more violent the blast.

The oil gives off Hotaru's reiatsu and remains after the weapon has been sealed and the ink becomes mundane. Hotaru likes to collect this oil and makes ink out of it for her writings.


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Other ItemsEdit

Hotaru is working on creating a laboratory in the Seireitei by bringing over human world technology and electronics.

She has currently created a powerful drug that can be used to restore a shinigami's spiritual and physical fatigue(testing on other races hasn't occured). This drug is known as Kaifuku Yaku and functions much like the healing tablets that Hanataro uses in the anime. The drug has a major drawback however in that it must be made for the individual. If the dose taken is too strong it can result in dangerous or even life threatening results. If the dose is too weak then there is almost no effect. Taking more then one of the tincture in quick secession can also be very dangerous.

Hotaru is also working on other drugs but they are far from being able to be used safely, let alone in combat.


Note: Hotaru has placed a kido-based seal on herself that makes her seem weaker. She seems about half as strong as she is and can't use that power until she breaks the seal, similar to the seals that captains and lieutenants wear in the human world in the anime.

+1+2{{{hakuda bonus}}}+3
HAN 5 +1
REI 13 +2
SEI 13 +3
BUK 12
HOH 12
Base points 25
Earned 34 (Master Log)
Points spent on abilities 0
Total 59


Interaction Cliff NotesEdit


OC RelationshipsEdit

OC Name

What your OC thinks of them

Izumi Mimura Best friend!! She's soooo cool! I wish I could be more like her...
Tokuji Tezuka He is very funny and nice! But there is something sad about his eyes...
Rie Minori She is super smart and a really great person to be around! I feel really relaxed and comfortable with her! She is easy to open up to and seems interested in what I have to say!
Aiku Buruhanta

Beloved captain and good friend! Would pretty much give up everything to help him.

Malcolm A really nice guy! Super bad at kido though! I'd be happy to help him more! As long as there are no more fires...
Ichirou Katsumi He is a really nice guy! Hard on himself! But those eyes...oh dreamy...


Hotaru's current faceclaim is Sensei from Denki-Gai. I am currently working on a few drawings of her but have been to busy to finish them. T~T

Everyone else has a theme so Hotaru wants one too! Its Platinum Disco by Yuka Iguchi! It is also a Nisemonogatari op.



"It's a librarian's job to help those that seek knowledge, no matter what!"

Out of Character InfoEdit

EST (Canadia)