If you're going to inherit the powers of a Soul Reaper (a.k.a The Grim Reaper), you're going to need the drama of a billowing kimono with sweatbands and a really, really big sword. The series was intended to be called "Black," so inspired was the creator by the dark drapery but then, um, it was opposite day? A.k.a. who can really know the minds of Japanese manga geniuses?