Top 10 Best Bleach Episodes

Bleach is a 2004 anime based on a manga of the same name. It follows teenager Ichigo Kurosaki, who inherits the powers of a Soul Reaper and is tasked with defending humans from evil spirits.
The Top Ten
1 Episode 58 - Unseal! The Black Blade, the Miraculous Power

Ichigo's Bankai plus Byakuya's Bankai equals a win of epic proportions. Besides, we got to see Byakuya as a three-dimensional character and realized he's not just a guy hell-bent on killing his sister. Byakuya and Ichigo are two of the best characters in Bleach, so this episode was obviously amazing!

The most epic fight in the entire series and one that was just born to be!

One of the most epic fights in this show. Also, Byakuya is so awesome in this episode!

2 Episode 62 - Gather Together! Group of the Strongest Shinigami!

This episode is basically the climax of the entire series and the most well-plotted episode probably in the entire series. Aizen betraying was something most people probably did not see coming, and that is why this episode deserves to be number one!

This episode had many details to it and surprised a lot of people. Since no one saw Aizen betraying them coming, they weren't prepared for it at all.

This episode was truly surprising! Actually, everything was surprising about Aizen! But I like him because he's smart enough to risk being a captain for that betrayal.

3 Episode 272 - Ichigo vs. Ulquiorra, Conclusion!

The action is crazy and awesome. On top of that, we have a sweet, touching moment where the viewers actually may feel some form of compassion or sadness from the enemy dying. Making someone who put a hole in Ichigo's chest into someone that the viewers would be sad for in such a short period of time is not an easy task.

The actual high point of the series, the Espada arc holds up the best and makes you root for the main character the most. Much better than the seven-minute fight against Sosuke Aizen.

4 Episode 38 - Desperation! The Broken Zangetsu

Shows how badass Kenpachi is. He actually breaks Zangetsu!

5 Episode 54 - An Accomplished Oath! Get back Rukia!

Haha, the graphics weren't as good as in the future episodes. But what was happening was pretty nice. (I thought the characters always looked angry.) Please don't blame me. It was nice seeing everyone battling Ichigo... Probably?

Loved the way Ichigo just made everyone look like fools in this episode. Saving Rukia was always his plan, and he managed to do that and look awesome doing so. I miss when Soul Society were the bad guys.

For first-timers watching Bleach, this was a great episode! It's full of epic moments and raises our judgment towards Ichigo. My personal favorite episode.

6 Episode 31 - The Resolution To Kill

Such a shame that this episode is underrated. This honestly is one of my favorite episodes of Bleach as not only does it have one of the best Bleach fights of all time, but we see a lot of characterization in Ichigo. We see him fare better against Renji than before, showing how much he's grown. Not to mention, it has my favorite Ichigo quote of all time! - TheDarkOne_221b

7 Episode 44 - Ishida Ultimate Power!

This battle was personal for Uryu because Kurotsuchi, one of the most vile, inhuman psychos in the series, murdered and experimented on his people. Good thing Uryu wins.

8 Episode 61 - Aizen Stands! Horrible Ambitions

Ichigo and Renji take on Aizen and lose, showing how powerful our main antagonist is.

9 Episode 17 - Ichigo Dies!

Nice episode. We also see Ichigo going berserk for the first time. It was also a very sad episode. I cried when I saw this episode. This episode is pure epicness. That's the reason why I loved the first arc of Bleach...

The saddest and most intense episode in the first season. This episode is godly, considering how Ichigo is thrown to the ground and left to bleed even by Rukia!

Byakuya at the time makes Ichigo look like a dog that has just been abandoned by its owner.

10 Episode 52 - Renji, Oath of the Soul! Death Match with Byakuya

Ichigo vs. Renji and Ichigo vs. Byakuya were two of the best fights in the series, and now both opponents are finally duking it out.

The Contenders
11 Episode 309 - Fierce Fighting Conclusion! Release, the Final Getsuga Tensho!

Aizen didn't actually die. He was merely imprisoned and sentenced to 18,000 years in jail. However, due to his rather snide comments, his sentence was extended a few thousand years. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, Aizen is immortal.

Simply because of the episode itself, based on the amazing conclusion and Urahara's mastermind.

Aizen lives! You see him alive at the end of the episode and later in the Quincy arc.

12 Episode 53 - Gin Ichimaru's Temptation, Resolution Shattered
13 Episode 167 - The Moment of Conclusion, The End of Grimmjow
14 Episode 308 - Goodbye...Rangiku

Gin and Matsumoto are my favorite characters (with Byakuya), so it was really awesome to see more of their story. This episode was so beautiful. I couldn't help a few tears.

Yeah, Gin was totally awesome. I hate the fact that he died. Who knows if he died for Rangiku or to retrieve the Hogyoku? It's driving me crazy deciding which one of those was his true intention.

You saw in another episode that Aizen had someone take Matsumoto's spirit or whatever. I believe that Gin was trying to get her spirit thing back from the Hogyoku and give it to her.

15 Episode 342 - Thank You

It actually would have been the perfect end for the series. I personally liked it more than the actual end. The episode leaves you sad. You actually feel the feelings that Ichigo feels. You actually feel as if your chest goes hollow, like there's something missing.

So beautiful... I wish there could be more episodes like this, with Ichigo, Rukia, and the others just hanging out and having fun.

I cried. Like really badly. My mom had to go buy me ice cream, and it was strawberry flavored, and I cried again.

16 Episode 1 - The Day I Became a Shinigami

Let's be honest, the first 15 episodes were just boring. Then Renji and Byakuya arrive, and everything changes. P.S. Ichigo vs. Ulquiorra and Nnoitra vs. Kenpachi are the best fights!

Let's be honest, you haven't seen the Ulquiorra fight against Ichigo, have you?

17 Episode 121 - Clash! The Protector vs. The Bearer
18 Episode 362 - Revival! Substitute Shinigami: Ichigo Kurosaki!
19 Episode 293 - Hitsugaya, Enraged! Blade of Hatred!

The reveal that they'd stabbed Hinamori, the buildup to it, and Aizen slaying everyone afterward was so good. My favorite episode.

I almost cried when Hinamori said "Shiro-chan, why?" If I could, I would have smashed Aizen's face. (Laugh out loud).

20 Episode 41 - Reunion, Ichigo and Rukia
21 Episode 305 - Delusion Roars! Hisagi, Towards the Hot Springs Inn!
22 Episode 192 - Nel's Secret, A Busty Beauty Joins the Battle!?
23 Episode 366 - Changing History, Unchanging Heart

I thought that episode 366 was a fantastic episode, not just because you get to see Ichigo's new Bankai, but the way that the last few moments of the episode came to a close. I loved it, and it made me sad to see it end.

24 Episode 111 - Shock! The Father's True Identity
25 Episode 228 - Summer! Sea! Swimsuit Festival!

Actually, I did research, and this episode is canon, a side project in one of the manga. Sorry, but it is canon.

The best filler episode in Bleach!

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