I’ve never read the Bleach manga, but I’m a fan of the anime, though I do believe that it’s good that it finally ended. Dragging a story can lead to horrible circumstances, hence ruining the entire plot and making it seem awfully complicated.
Anyway, we all know that Ichigo is the strongest character in the series, so a “Top 5 Strongest Bleach Characters” would not be fair. Instead, lets do a Top 5 Shinigami Captains. We all loved the Captains, right?
5. Jūshirō Ukitake & Shunsui Kyōraku
I consider both of these as one Captain. After all, they’re inseparable and they fought the Arrancar side by side. They seem equal to me in terms of strength, and they make a good team because of this. They may not be as strong as the other Captains, but they’re still a formidable team.
Bankai: Not yet revealed.
4. Tōshirō Hitsugaya
Who could have expected a kid to be one of the high ranking Captains, right? With that great hairdo and mature personality, I really like this kid. His ice powers are formidable, but his Bankai has it’s limitations. Despite this, he’s still pretty strong and has earned his place as one of the thirteen Captains.
Bankai: Daiguren Hyōrinmaru
3. Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto
The Captain of Captains. He’s the only one allowed to sit down during the Captain meetings. Don’t underestimate him because of his age. There is a reason he was made the Captain of Captains. He has authority, respect, a gorgeous beard and a lot of strength. Not only is he highly proficient with his Zanpakuto, but he is also good with his fists and Kido, which he can use without even saying the names. Yeah, utter bad-ass-ery, right?
Bankai: Zanka No Tachi
2. Byakuya Kuchiki
When I saw the battle between him and Ichigo for the first time, he felt over-powered to me. But the good type of over-powered. That battle, in my opinion, is the best battle in the entire anime. A cool personality and an amazing Bankai, this guy dominates the field without breaking a sweat. Not only that, but he has great intellect too. In the field, he can easily overpower any foe. At first, I thought of him as a heartless antagonist, but that changed pretty soon.
Bankai: Senbonzakura Kageyoshi
1. Kenpachi Zaraki
Many would disagree with me on this. But think about it, this guy is the definition of bad ass. He enjoys pain and fighting. He wants to find someone who can make him bleed. And because of this strange love for fighting, he is actually really strong. His spiritual pressure is very high and further skyrockets when he takes off his eyepatch. His Zanpakuto is just a mere blade, without a true form, yet he is still highly powerful. Not only that, but he hasn’t been defeated by Ichigo either. I mean, sure, Ichigo didn’t fight him after getting stronger, but their first fight was pretty fair. Neither of them had their true Zanpakuto form, and nor their Bankai.
Furthermore, I Kenpachi Zaraki has never been defeated. I heard that he was recently defeated in the manga, but since I haven’t read the manga yet, I do not know much about that. Despite all this, it’s pretty obvious that Kenpachi is extremely good. I would love to see a fight between Final Fantasy VII’s Sephiroth, Devil May Cry’s Dante and Kenpachi. That would be the epitome of all bad ass fights.
What are your top 5 favourites? Let us know in the comments below.