K: side black & white information about the new character
Since the novel’s been out for a while, most of you’ve probably seen this already, but just think of this as a reminder of sorts.
The new character, Mishakuji Yukari is a male character who was Ichigen’s previous disciple before Kuroh. In other words, Yukari was Kuroh’s senpai of sorts when it comes to being a Colorless clansman.
However, Yukari had left Ichigen’s side quite a while ago. And he didn’t leave silently - he drew his sword against Ichigen, fully intending to slay his master (or that’s how it seemed to Kuroh). Kuroh jumped between the two of them even though he was no match for Yukari, but Ichigen stepped in and took on Yukari. Kuroh says it’s the first time that he ever saw Ichigen be wounded in battle, and the first time he saw Ichigen swing his sword with all his might. Yukari was simply that strong.
Of course, the battle ended with Yukari’s loss, but Kuroh never figured out just how different Yukari and Ichigen’s skills were, because both of them are on a completely different level than himself.
In the end, Yukari just left with a smile, saying “Thank you for taking care of me.” Ichigen let him go, wishing him good luck in his endeavors. Kuroh could not fathom why the two of them cross blades, nor why Ichigen didn’t seem angry at all.
According to Red’s new tweet, Yukari is a man who has an unending love for everything beautiful. Even in the novel, there was a passage describing all the cosmetic things that Yukari left in Ichigen’s house when he departed (his room still smelled of perfume, for one), and Kuroh recalled that Yukari would spend hours and hours on skincare.