— Renji and Rukia’s height difference
So I wanted to find images of some couples in real life with the same height difference than Renji and Rukia because I wanted to see if Kubo draws their height difference well, and because I think that many times people exaggerate their height difference in fanarts (and the anime makes this too sometimes).
I found this couple, Wladimir Klitschko and Hayden Panettiere, who have a very similar height difference to Renji and Rukia, he is 6’6” (198 cm) and she is 5’1” (155 cm). Renji is 6’2” (188 cm) and Rukia is 4’9” (144 cm) (in my country we use cm so I’m a bit lost with feet and inches XD), so 17 inches of difference or 43/44 cm on both cases. Besides, Wladimir has a muscular body like Renji and Hayden is thin and petite like Rukia:
There aren’t too many panels with Renji and Rukia standing together on a flat ground and it’s hard to compare. Kubo has drawn their height difference pretty accurately in the images above, though other times he has exaggerated the difference (in some panels of the academy days for example. Well, perhaps Rukia still had to grow XD).