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+ Byakuya's bankai= 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. And Byakuya and Ichigo are one the best characters of 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!

I love byakuya he is the best captain ever!

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 it surprised a lot of people. Since no one saw that Aizen betraying them was coming they weren't prepared for it at all.

This episode was truly surprising! Actually, everything was suprisig about aizen! But, I like him, becuase he's smart enough to risk being a captain for that betrayl.

It was the whole soul society story line the fact that aizen betrayed them was crazy

3 Episode 272 - Ichigo vs. Ulquiorra, Conclusion!

The action is crazy and awesome and 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 into 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 7 minute fight against Sosuke Aizen.

Ulquiorra's al last managed to get an idea, of what the heart is and it is a nice character development in the ens, plus the action wow.

I hope this episode is a Ichigo vs Ulquiorra Conclusion and not a Ulquiorra-Conclusion. Boy, I miss Ulquiorra's character so much now. T_T This episode was so emotional and dramatic. :)) We love you Ulqui-chan!

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 the future Episodes. But what was happening was pretty nice. ( 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! Its full of epic moments, and raises our judgement towards Ichigo. My personal favorite episode.

My personal favorite episode, see it a dozen times and I have a sound file on my mp3 player far at work. nothing de-stresses my better than listening to my top 20 bleach episodes

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 and 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.

This episode could make even Chuck Norris cry.

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 & Urahara's mastermind.

Aizen LIVES! You See him alive at the end of the Episode, and later in the Quincy arc.

Aizen never died. He is still kicking some quincy @$$. Waiting for his reappearance.

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 Hogyoku...Its driving me crazy...deciding which one of it was his true intention

You saw in another episode that azien 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.

The only episode of any anime that ever actually made me cry. Rest in Peace Gin, you will forever be in our memories.

15 Episode 342 - Thank You

It actually woulda 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 Ichogo 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.

I almost cried when I watched this... Him finally letting go of the spirit world, plus the ichiruki feels, was just TOO MUCH

16 Episode 1 - The Day I Became a Shinigami

Let's be honest first 15 episodes were just boring, then Renji and Byakuya arives 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!

It's awesome! Too much!

19 Episode 293 - Hitsugaya, Enraged! Blade of Hatred!

The reveal that they'd stabbed Hinamori, the build up 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 woild 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!?

Nel was awesome and I wish that they had show her more, she was funny and added more to the show, either way the best arc was the first one and after that it has drastically dropped.

Sorry, one of the best shows but deserves better than this. (Bleach KAI anyone)?

Nel is the best!

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.

Should be number one

24 Episode 111 - Shock! The Father's True Identity

Was trying to take this down a rank not raise it...

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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