Top 10 Best Bleach Characters

The Top Ten
1 Rukia Kuchiki

I was struck by her charming, mysterious, something cute-pie persona. The first time I watched Bleach, she was my only favorite character. She has a strong personality with just a small figure, like you can do anything if you put your whole heart into it. I like the image of her standing on the electric pillar. I don't know why, but at first, it made me think about how lonely she is, but maybe from that height, she can observe everything, both bad and good. This just makes me feel relieved because that's who she is. She loves two sides of each person she meets. She will respect their good side and try to turn their pessimistic side into strength. She is not perfect, and I love that. She knows how to build herself up better, and that's enough.

My baby! I hate how Kubo demolished her character and her importance. She struck a chord in me. I looked up to her for so many reasons. She had a serious and wise side, but she also had her cute and gentle side. A role model to follow. I swear every time she came on screen or in a panel, I squirmed a little because of how intense her presence was. I didn't like her just because she was the protagonist, no. There have been multiple times when a character is supposed to be liked, but the chemistry isn't there. I LOVED Rukia. Correction, I LOVE Rukia. Her determination and dedication were always such a pleasure to experience.

I only wish she was more present towards the later parts of the manga, but sadly, Kubo tried to place someone else in her role. But he failed because Rukia Kuchiki is unbelievably precious. I adore her and her will. She will probably forever be my favorite woman in a manga!

2 Ichigo Kurosaki Ichigo Kurosaki is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

He's the main character. Of course, he must be #1 (lol, the song too). He is like an all-in-one package of caring and badass. He cares greatly for his friends, resulting in him fighting beyond his limits for them. Just by that, he sucks you right in and instantly takes 1st place in your heart. Even though many other characters are like this, Ichigo goes head and shoulders beyond them to a level that leaves you speechless. He is truly the most interesting and "soul-stealing" character.

I would second him to Yamamoto, but he is not on the list (what!?), but really, I think he can get stronger. I mean, he has hollow powers, soul reaper, even quincy (if you have read the manga, you should read it if you haven't), so all in all, he is the strongest. Although, I would like a bit more romance from his side. Go Ichi-Hime!

I like Ichigo Kurosaki because he wants to protect even if his life is at stake. Besides, he has Soul Reaper powers, Hollow powers, and Quincy power - how cool is that! I also like the tandem of him and Rukia, who is also a cool girl.

3 Toshiro Hitsugaya Toshiro Hitsugaya is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

I think they should ultimately make him the closest person to rival Ichigo (the main character) when it comes to power. Dude is supposed to be a genius/prodigy, and he is just cool. Hands down, my favorite character. I love DiamondDust Rebellion as it shows how powerful and smart he is. Dude evaded capture by his own people and was injured.

Nobody can say no to him! He's cute, strong, awesome! He is my number one favorite character in all of the anime world! I'm a big fan of ice and snow power, and when he appeared, I was like, "He's my type!" In Bleach, he isn't the show-off type and he's always so calm... But when it comes to protecting someone precious to him, he's a BEAST! Go Toshiro!

His sincerity makes it worth watching just to see him. He is adorable and has a fascinating backstory. I really think that he should have been the main character... Of course, I love Ichigo, but I find myself sitting through the insane amount of fillers just to see Toshiro...

4 Kisuke Urahara Kisuke Urahara is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

He's hilarious. He's also underrated, as without him, they would not have been able to defeat Aizen. He's also pretty strong to take him on in Chrysalis form and definitely deserves a top 10 spot.

He's always shady and mysterious. He's smart, strong, funny, and knows about almost everything.

Amazing headband of justice in place! Amazing armour of justice, protect me now!

5 Sōsuke Aizen Sosuke Aizen is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

He is the perfect antagonist. He is smart and does everything in order to achieve his goals. He is mysterious and very unpredictable, a real master of deceiving. Part of that is because he feels lonely and bored at the top, with all the abilities that he possesses, and also due to his personal beliefs about Soul Society, the world, the Royal Palace, and of course "that thing" - the Soul King. I am sure that in his twisted mind, he sees himself as the necessary evil that the world needs but doesn't know it yet.

He's a really greatly crafted character, one of the most charismatic villains ever. Well... is he really a villain? I wish we would find out more about Aizen and his true feelings. He made watching anime and reading manga a really amazing experience for me, definitely my best Bleach character ever!

Aizen is simply one of the best villains I've ever come across. He's smart, powerful, and can trick anyone into doing what he wants. He basically managed to do by himself what the entire Wandenreich wasn't able to do. Kubo could have inverted his saga with Yhwach's one, and to me, it would have even made more sense. I truly believe they are all trapped in Aizen's Bankai, and he's the Soul King now.

6 Byakuya Kuchiki

Come on, guys, he is so good. His beauty, his grace, his prudence, his excellence, his voice, his PRIDE... He is perfection. He is infallible and great. I am obsessed with him. Apart from his personality and appearance, his powers are the most beautiful and undeniably one of the strongest. Without a second thought, he is my favorite Bleach character and in the top five of my favorite anime characters. In addition to his impeccable existence, he strongly reminds me of Itachi Uchiha from Naruto, who is my favorite character from all the anime series I have watched.

Byakuya is one of the coolest characters ever! Bleach is a series that has tons of cool characters like Kenpachi, Uryu Ishida, Chad, Toshiro, Renji, and of course, our main protagonist. But I think Byakuya is the coolest.


1. He looks so cool. Those things in his hair just totally match with his Captain's vest.
2. He can turn his Zanpakuto into multiple tiny blossoms that can totally demolish you.
3. His Bankai is just way worse than that. Why? Imagine yourself inside a room where the walls are made out of those exact same blossoms, and they all come after you. Not a pretty picture.

He's not only an awesome captain from the Soul Society, but he's also a caring older brother to Rukia. This is best shown at the end of the Soul Society arc. That talk they share still managed to tug at my heartstrings and bring a tear to my eye.

Byakuya, along with Rukia, is my favorite character in the series. Enough said.

7 Ulquiorra Cifer Ulquiorra Cifer is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

Ulquiorra should be ranked 3, not Rukia! He deserves this because he is arguably the strongest Espada and Arrancar, regardless of their numbers. He is also perhaps the most emotionless badass and the most powerful emo anime character. He can't be easily fooled because he has no attachments and lacks love. Furthermore, he is one of the most formidable rivals Ichigo has ever faced.

Ulquiorra is also at peace with the fans because, even though he is evil and tried to kill Ichigo, he managed to find peace with Orihime by understanding what a heart is, even if it's not physically visible. He's the best villain-turned-good in anime!

Ulquiorra is a powerful Arrancar and Espada, an emotionless badass, a loyal follower of Aizen, and the most formidable rival of Ichigo. He found peace in dying, finally understanding what a heart is. He managed to slay Ichigo emotionlessly but ultimately died because Ichigo is the main character, and Ulquiorra is just a villain. With a flick of a finger, there he was, just... gone.

If Ulquiorra had lived on with his newfound conscience and understanding of what a heart is, he might have become Ichigo's ally. Alternatively, he could have awakened to the folly of following Aizen's misguided goals and acting as a slave.

8 Kenpachi Zaraki Kenpachi Zaraki is a fictional character and an antihero in the anime and manga series Bleach created by Tite Kubo.

In terms of sheer raw power, Kenpachi is probably the strongest... A beast... A true monster. He is also a very complex character. On one hand, a maniac who loves battle, the more extreme and violent, and closer to death, the better. On the other hand, someone who takes in a baby in a horrible world and raises her by himself into a happy child who obviously loves him. He truly is awesome.

He's an unstoppable force. Kenpachi is a top 5 badass of ANY anime ever made. He became captain without even learning his Bankai. He's never been bested in battle. Kenpachi getting stabbed and sliced feels like he's being tickled. He even puts bells in his hair so his opponents don't lose track of him because he's bored of kicking so much ass!

He is cool, very powerful, and in the current or final arc, beat Unohana, who is stronger than or equal to Yamamoto. So, it seems that he's one of the strongest, or perhaps the strongest, character in Bleach!

9 Gin Ichimaru Gin Ichimaru is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

As a person, he's better than anyone in the whole anime. How is Hitsugaya in 2nd position and Gin at 9th? He hated Aizen much more than Hitsugaya and did everything for love in a very calm and smart way, unlike Hitsugaya, who just lost control and got defeated like a fool. Gin understood from a very young age that he would have to do a lot of work to defeat Aizen and became his subordinate. Becoming allies with the person you hate the most, for the sake of love, now that's badass. Plus, he's very smart too. He graduated from the Shinigami university when he was just a kid.

Yes, he looks evil, real evil, but that's because he always keeps his eyes closed. But, the moment he opened his eyes, he looked more like a hero than Ichigo. Gin should have been the one to defeat Aizen. He didn't deserve to die the way he did.

Gin is my absolute favorite character of all time. The only thing I don't like is that the majority of the fanbase seems to think that, in his case, the ends justify the means. And, really, they don't.

Part of what I love about Gin is that he ISN'T a good person. Yes, he was trying to avenge Rangiku (it's not even a spoiler anymore. Everyone already knows), but he certainly didn't have to be such a dick about it. Screwing with Rukia's brain and cutting Hiyori in half were completely unfounded. He had no reason to do it. He just did. And, despite loving both Hiyori and Rukia (and Inoue, in case you're wondering), Gin will always be my favorite. Oh, and one more thing: GINRAN FOREVER!

10 Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

Grimmjow is the freakin' best and the only one to defeat Ichigo more than once. Also, he has the badass attitude that everyone loves. Finally, Grimmjow has awesome blue hair, and that's why he's the best.

Grimmjow is the king of the king, the rightful beast and ruler of Hueco Mundo! (As he calls himself). He doesn't care what you are. If you stand in his way, you get crushed. In my opinion, he was actually the best Espada.

He is just so hot! He should be in 3rd place, after Ichigo, not Rukia. I mean, she is okay, but Grimmjow is still better!

The Contenders
11 Renji Abarai Renji Abarai is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

Renji is one of the best characters ever in Bleach. He has a really good personality and maintains rational thinking even in high-stress situations. He is very kind and forgiving, as shown by him forgiving Byakuya for literally trying to kill him. Renji is also the first second-in-command officer to achieve Bankai. He makes it clear that "titles" don't matter to him, evident in his admiration for Ikkaku, who is only a third seat, despite Renji being a second-in-command officer. Renji also had the courage to fight his own captain. He definitely deserves to be at the top.

Renji is such an amazing character, caring, and he would do anything for Rukia, even though he doesn't admit it that much. During the Renji vs Ichigo fight, when Ichigo cut Renji's rubber band that kept his hair, I cried like a little baby. Renji screaming and begging Ichigo to protect and save Rukia. He's a lovely character, and I can't understand why he's not in the top ten.

12 Orihime Inoue Orihime Inoue is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

Orihime may not be a fighter, but that's how she was created. She was meant to be the healer of the team, the most normal girl. When people say she's useless, I can't agree with that because she has helped her friends since the beginning of Bleach. It may not be on a significant level like Ichigo, but it shouldn't be forgotten that she actually was useful. People should understand that not everyone needs to be a fighter or insanely strong to be considered useful.

She should be in the top five, few people recognize her character as evolving, which is a shame. I can be like Orihime sometimes, smiling to hide something hurting inside. Anyway, the only negative I think is too much exposure of her cleavage. I mean, she is shown like a bimbo, but she is actually not. She is a very perceptive and smart young woman.

She has a pure heart. She is brave. She has amazing power. She tries her best not to be a burden for her group (she even chose to give up on fighting to not be a liability to her friends). Her love for Ichigo is beautiful, and she developed her powers very well.

13 Yoruichi Shihoin Yoruichi Shihoin is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

Best female character in Bleach because of her funny and great personality. She is thoughtful, badass, awesome, and beautiful. She is, in general, my third favorite Bleach character...

Her strength and abilities never cease to come in handy, especially when paired with Urahara's inventions and ideas. You've got to love her in her Coraline-esque cat form or whilst playing a very bloody game of tag.

She is just so badass. I mean, she didn't care when she went face to face with Aizen, and when she fought Soi Fon, she didn't even want to.

14 Rangiku Matsumoto Rangiku Matsumoto is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

I like her very much! But I still can't choose between Rangiku and Orihime! I find them the most beautiful girls in Bleach. When I see the anime, I think I'll choose the right one.

After seeing her and Gin, who could possibly hate on her? Plus, I love her relationship with Shiro!

She is the best. End of story.

15 Uryū Ishida Uryū Ishida is a fictional character and major figure in the anime and manga series Bleach created by Tite Kubo.

Man, why is he so low? He was very popular back then when Bleach was at its peak.

I really adore and love him so much, up until now.

He makes Thomas H Norstein from Digimon Savers relate to him so much. Both of them came from wealthy families, and their relationships with their fathers are very complicated. Both lost their beloved mothers when they were really young. They are both incredibly genius and cold-headed, so they clash with hot-headed main characters (Marcus Damon & Kurosaki Ichigo). Both have sided with a villain for good deeds. Despite being cold, they care deeply for their dearest friends. Both are very gentle with girls. Their rivalries with the main characters are in a friendly way, mixed with funny arguments and funny sarcasm.

Give him some love, please. I mean, he watched one of his relatives die by the hand of a Hollow, and yet the Soul Society knew about it but didn't stop it. He's a great character that's been through a lot. He deserves more.

16 Shunsui Kyoraku Shunsui Kyoraku is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

He is very powerful, cool, and his sense of justice was very good. He is also very funny.

He's too funny! Always with a smile, and always drunk!

He is the sexiest! Awesome and powerful.

17 Retsu Unohana

A character so powerful that she can even intimidate captains like Ukitake and Kyoraku with a smile on her face. She is probably the most skilled swordsman/woman in Bleach. I forget if it was said that she had mastered a few hundred styles of swordplay or something. When bringing Zaraki Kenpachi back to full power, she utterly destroyed him at least 10 times. In the manga, it only showed maybe 3 times, but Kenpachi said that he lost track. Knowing him, he could lose track after 1. I say at least 10 because Kenpachi needed to increase to an extreme to finally kill her. Note that she destroyed a Kenpachi who had been the only person to defeat three captain-level Quincies when they first appeared. Then, he was almost killed by the fake Juha, which would have made him even more powerful.

I love how, in the end, she becomes this fight-loving woman.

I've been waiting for this twist for a long, long time.

18 Soifon

Deserves to be in the top 10. Her attitude is the best.

Cold-hearted kick-ass.

19 Shinji Hirako

God of the smartasses! A very classic and suave character design with trench coats, ties, and hats.

He was very vital in Ichigo's training to control his hollow powers, which later helped him defeat Grimmjow.

After everything the Soul Society put them through, he, Kensei, and Rose returned to being captains.

Shinji hasn't done much since the fight against Aizen. I hope his importance skyrockets at some point.

Brought some mystery back to Bleach. To this day, his enigmatic smile and design that reflects an Egyptian pharaoh makes you hope he'll still have something important to do yet.

One of the most unique and complex characters of all time. He definitely brings out the extremely perceptive and mature personality of an exiled ex-captain in the most un-cliched yet alluring manner. Also, his relationship with Hiyori is intriguing as it seems to be as deep as it is complex. I wish Bleach would dwell more into their past.

20 Riruka Dokugamine

Feisty and good-looking.

21 Nemu Kurotsuchi

I like her because she's the only Soul Reaper who, at the same time, is also a Mod Soul. Her and Kon would be best buddies.

22 Yasutora Sado

Strong, unique, and underrated. It's unfortunate they've put him on the sideline and haven't given him any plot-driven storylines. I would like to learn more about him and see more depth.

I don't get why Sado gets a lot of hate. He has a big heart, which I find important to a fighter.

He has such a big heart and strong fists.

23 Coyote Starrk Coyote Starrk is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

My surname is Stark! That's all... By the way, he could totally fit in in Game of Thrones! He has the right name, hair, and eyes (some have light eyes).

Such a good evil character, you want him to be the good guy.

A great character from Bleach.

24 Shūhei Hisagi

I like how Hisagi's personality goes directly against his appearance. He looks punk, but he's actually really cool-headed. He has a really cool Shikai. And he seems to get severely injured a lot, yet manages to pull through every time. Might be just me, though, but my heart nearly broke when I saw him dying during the battle against Aizen.

He's really calm and level-headed despite his punk style, and it's so cool the way he feels the need to hold back. He fights for justice and follows his own path. His zanpakuto is awesome, not to mention he cooks, plays guitar, and has an adorable schoolboy crush on Rangiku.

His Shikai was amazing and it really amazed me. Reap, Kazeshini. The character was just nicely written.

25 Momo Hinamori

Momo by far had the greatest character development in Bleach. The way she still continues to look up to Aizen after his betrayal shows her true dedication to him and makes her one of the more admirable characters in the series. I unironically cried when Aizen betrayed her poor soul, as well as when Toshiro had to deal with the incredible pain of stabbing her.

I was surprised to find out she got 6th place in an official popularity poll. I'm glad to know I'm not alone in loving this character. Momo definitely needs more screentime, and it would be nice to finally see her in one of the movies.

She really is gentle and kind-hearted, and there are times that I wished she had a stronger backbone to be self-assertive when the situation calls for it. I wish she had some oppai. Then, I might have liked her more to make her my waifu like other characters in the series.

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