Top Ten Strongest Captains in 'Bleach' Anime

Out of the Thirteen Court Guard Division Captains, only the toughest and best ten will make the grade! Who are they? Vote and see! Be sure to give a logical answer!

The Top Ten Strongest Captains in 'Bleach' Anime

1 Kenpachi Zaraki - 11th Division Taicho Kenpachi Zaraki is a fictional character and an antihero in the anime and manga series Bleach created by Tite Kubo.

He a monster nobody can defeat he a overpower monster in a good way he my favorite character he never give he keep fighting he the anime god

Zaraki is the strongest. I saw in many episode he wiped out the opponent with pure skill and power cause he unable to use bankai or even had his own zanpakutou. So he always fight by his skill.

Common dude, he needs to restrain his powers from total carnage.
You can't complain about his procrastination habits, because when it comes to slaughtering he enjoys the thrill of it

It has to be Kenpachi or Shigekuni. I have seen Kenpachi fight more and his power has always been emphasized more than anyone. However it it was not Kenpachi, it would no doubt have to be Shigenkuni, I mean he took on two captains at once with ease during the events when Ichigo broke into the soul society to save Rukia

2 Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai - 1st Division So-Taicho (Captain Commander)

He has an amazing Bandai, he can burn someone by looking at them

Yamamoto is the strongest because he is the captain commander and in the fight with aizen in the fake karakura town, if it wasn't for wonderwiess he would have stood a chance at aizen which was said to be a transendant being and aizen himself also said that yamamoto was stronger than him

The real question is who is the strongest capitan after him?
Because yamamoto is the strongest capitan and it's a fact because they even says that in the anime

He's Head-Captain. Stronger than 2 Captains put together. Even Kyoraku and Ukitake, the strongest captains can't beat him.

3 Byakuya Kuchiki - 6th Division Taicho

The best selfless and noble character in the anime. Although he is shown to be a cold person yet he care for his subordinates and trust them

Relax but super deadly. Never faint like ichigo does. Kill many tough boss.

The best character in the anime although he keeps a lot to himself and that's why his zanpakuto spirit wears a mask but we can see from the way he protects rukia at all costs that he really does care about her the best taicho ever!

Byakuya is the best bad ass character for me in this anime. His character is closer to a samuria then a shinigami. He depicts an typical aristocrat behaviors and feels that he is superior to every one else. He is some times proud and arrogant but that how nobles behave.

On the whole, he is my reason for watching bleach.

4 Sosuke Aizen - 5th Division Taicho Sosuke Aizen is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

This extremely evil man. For the longest time, it seemed like there was no hope of anyone beating him. He wasn't just strong physically, no he had to be a genius too! He had the entire divisions turn against each other and killing their own. He gets my vote.

Aizen is the strongest because he's the smartest of all the captains and his power is exceeded by no one besides ichigo in their final fight. His pure skill alone was enough to shame the other captains while trying to retrieve rukia

If we're going off of Ichigo rescuing Rukia Then Aizen should be number 2, Because he was Stronger than everyone except Yamamoto at that time.

I'm not voting because he's my fave character but if you think about it he basically beat all the other captains. No captain could match up to him and the only one who could beat him was ichigo in his final getsuga tencho form who in the end was on a while other level of power than aizen. It just goes to show the difference in power between aizen and the other captains.

5 Shunsui Kyouraku - 8th Division Taicho

he is one of the most experient taichos, was trained by yamma and for some reason we only get to see his SHIKAI nearly in the end. there is still to refer that he beated the 1st espada with his shikai...

I think that the series intended to make a big deal about this character. We only get to see a glimpse of his abilities, witch overwhelmed espada number one. I believe that if the series ever gets a second go they will make good use of him.

He was taught by Yamamoto. Killed 1# Espada. Last but not least is that he became the new head captain for crying out loud.

He took out the number 1 espada and he is currently the commander, nothing else to really say cause that's all the proof you need.

6 Toshiro Hitsugaya - 10th Division Taicho Toshiro Hitsugaya is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

Personally, I voted hitsugaya taicho (that's how he likes to be refereed as) not only because he's cute, intelligent, strong, cool etc. Its because he has somethings that other taichos don't have like he strives to be accurate, he has perseverance (don't know how to spell that word... ) and he does his duty exactly as it should be done. He also slashes back when things get tough and what's more, he's mature! He's not some sort of perverted person, he doesn't think himself too high and mighty for other soul reapers and he takes his job seriously. Hitsugaya taicho also became a captain because not just of natural talent though he definitely had that, but because he also was a hardworking person who sets their goal and goes straight for it without hesitation.

He is a genius )) as they call him a child prodigy, and he is like the youngest captain while the others more senior than him are just vice captains

Hitsugaya is simply the best (not in power, but hey... ). And as my favorite character from Bleach, it's inevitable that I would vote for him. In addition, it is more cute then gives his Extra Points...

I know it has no connection with the vote on the best captain but I view a video that showed the top 10 good guys from Bleach! And it was my first Hitsu'-kun! "... Second and third Ichigo Ulquiorra.

Here... Is for her that I would vote for him!

I will be the hundredth person to say this, but he is the youngest and also one of the most mature captains. In the anime he has been one of the most seen characters and has fought in most of the battles. He has had the greatest impact on the show than any other captain. Oh and its Captain Hitsugaya

7 Retsu Unohana - 4th Division Taicho

Other captains are scared of her, she hasn't shown her true capabilities yet, but she is the oldest captain and even shunsui, who is known as one of the best shingami fears her, so I think besides the head captain she is the strongest, and about kenpachi I feel he is a tad bit overrated I mean yeah he is physically bad ass but I mean Suei Fong (Spelling) shikai could easily kill him, he is to slow and couldn't block her, he would be dead

Though she is never seen in combat, nevertheless her combat stats are currently second amongst the current Taichos.

Battle stats
Reiatsu: 100
Defence: 80
Mobility: 70
Kidou: 100
Wisdom: 100
Stamina: 90

Dude, her name even means "violent"... And the scariest part is, she looks like a sweet motherly lady, never raises her voice, and then allofasudden she lets her hair down and BAM - the bloodthirsty and notorious, most-wanted criminal Unohana Yachiru. She even scares the other captains, and the only other ones that induce that kind of fear into their fellow captains are Yamamoto and Kenpachi. She should at least be up there with them, not FIFTH!

Aizen created the Espada not because he wanted to invade Soul Society, but because he was afraid that if she were to go after him, she thrash him without too much effort.

8D - sapphirewhirlwind

8 Sajin Kommamura - 7th Division Taicho

A devastatingly powerful bankai... Although having flaws is pretty powerful... Plus sajin's sheer durability is amazing shown by how he endured d no.99 kido from aizen! Amazing

Relying almost totally on brute strength with less-than-average speed and average swordsmanship skills as a Taicho, this Anthropomorphic canine ranks the lowest amongst Taichos.

Battle stats
Reiatsu: 100
Defence: 100
Mobility: 40
Kidou: 50
Wisdom: 80
Stamina: 100

Amazingly strong powerful bankai
And defeated tousen

9 Juushiro Ukitake - 13th Division Taicho

Despite his tuberculosis, this Taicho ranks in the top five Taichos in the history of Soul Society.

Battle stats
Reiatsu: 90
Defence: 90
Mobility: 70
Kidou: 100
Wisdom: 100
Stamina: 40

If he wasn't sick...

I just think his character is cool

Please show your bankai

10 Kisuke Urahara - 12th Division Taicho Kisuke Urahara is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

Aizen himself says he can subjugate soul king he definitely ranks in 1 or 2

He seems to be depicted as a wild card, which gives me the impression his full potential won't be revealed until it has to. Other soul reapers seem to regard him as some sort of legend among captains.

The Smartest Captain. The Smartest Bleach Character. One of the Smartest Characters in Anime History.

Because he seems to know everything that makes his action more rational. It is his biggest edge. Though, former captain of squad two can be better.

The Contenders

11 Ichimaru Gin - 3rd Division Taicho

Gin is stronger than a lot of these captains purely because of his zanpakto and experience. I would hate to have to face him. Mostly because I would be fangirling too much for me to attack... Same goes for Byakuya and Toshiro... - Animeartist23

I don't watch any fillers, but there is absolutely NOTHING in the main storyline that suggests Gin is weaker than shunsui, unohana, and ukitake. They all go into the same bin, with shunsui probably the strongest

Gin always hid his power. Even Aizen feared him till Gin killed him but, through some magical nonsense Aizen was resurrected. He only had one goal and that kept him from greatness.

Gin ichimaru is my favorite character, since he fought aizen. He died

12 Soifon - 2nd Division Taicho (Omnitsukido Corps Commander)

Based purely around immeasurable speed and unmatched attack prowess, this Taicho is well-versed in the swift kill.

Battle stats
Reiatsu: 80
Defence: 60
Mobility: 100
Kidou: 60
Wisdom: 60
Stamina: 100

Shes so strong like the others she should be in top 5

DUDE! Kill in 2 hits!

That 2 hit kill doesn't work with everyone. Zaraki has more than enough reiatsu to forcibly remove the seal from her attack just like aizen did.

13 Mayuri Kurotsuchi - 12th Division Taicho (Taicho of Research and Development)

Relying more on wits and cunning, this Taicho focuses more on the art of deception to stand victorious.

Battle stats
Reiatsu: 70
Defence: 70
Mobility: 40
Kidou: 100
Wisdom: 100
Stamina: 50

Creepy but yet awesome guy! I don't think anyone can escape his poison and his bankai can eat people up and come out poisonous blade. The best!

A random alien freak who will literally dissect anything

A real creepy guy.

14 Shinji Hirako - 5th Division Taichou

I think Shinji should definitely be in at least the top 7, he is clearly up there with the best soul reapers.

I agree that Hirako should be in the top. He already was a captain a hundred years ago, but know he also has hollow abilities. Also he has not even shown his banks I yet.

He's connection to hollows make him powerful

He easily fought the 6th espada

15 Isshin Kurosaki - 10th Division

He destroyed the grand fisher with one strike

He is funny and strong

What the hell... Did you forget about Isshin kurosaki, the ex-captain of squad 10. He is one of the most strongest captains. He fought aizen without even releasing his shikai and defeated an arrancar with one strike.

It seems to me he should be higher on the list considering he was on par with the number five spot. We should also consider that he hadn't fought in over 10 years and he didn't even use his shikai to be the only one capable of doing any real damage to Aizen in his chrysalis stage, which was already more powerful than he was normally. His getsuga tensho with his unreleased zanpakto is far more impressive than anything ichigo performed before he reformed his blade. Probably one of the highest reiatsu characters we have seen.

16 Yoruichi Shihoin - Former Captain of Squad 2 and Commander of the Stealth Force Yoruichi Shihoin is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

An old lady who can whoop asses without even using a sword. Yoruichi is also the ex-general of squad 1. She is a very strong and powerful woman who can easily beat byakuya and other captains. She hasn't even gotten a scratch fighting 3 Squad Captains and 4 Vice Captains.

Cracked Aizen's armor with only her fists. She don't even need a sword. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

Badass who will kill you without a sword

Come on, Yoruichi was a badass captain. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

17 Rukia Kuchiki - 13th Division

Funny how she is now Captain Commander, yet #17 on this list

You dumbasses, Rukia is not a captain.

Her bankai quite badass she is specialist in kido

Absolutely LOVE Hakka No Tagame

18 Kensei Muguruma - 9th Division

Oh come on, this guy was badass! My vote goes to this guy as well, weakest, but still a captain, if he were to hollowfy against mask he could've really done some damage.

What the hell, why has no one shown him yet! He is undoubtedly in top 5. You must remember how Aizen said Hoguoku could activate if given into someone with twice a captains reaitsu, that's Wonderweiss. And kensei held his back against Wonderweiss without even using his sword.:-* talk about essence.

19 Roujuurou Ootoribashi - 3rd Division Taicho
20 Ginrei Kuchiki - 6th Division

This captain even though being mentioned in filler, was a part of the canon, and non canonically, he sealed Koga, who had aizens zanpakuto just smaller. Come on, that takes grade a badassery there.

21 Shuusuke Amagai - 3rd Division Taicho

he's black

he's right

22 Tosen - 9th Company

Although he is doesn't enjoy battles and wants justice his zanpakuto is very strong

He is one of the strongest captains in my opiniĆ³n he should be ranked higher than komamura.

23 Kaname Tousen - 9th Division Taicho
24 Kenpachi Kiganjo - 11th Division

Little is known about him, and he was killed in a single blow by Zaraki in front of 200 shinigami. However, since he was a captain of the 11th division, we can assume he was a skilled swordsman, and judging by his massive size, he was likely extremely strong. He was also skilled enough to kill the 9th Kenpachi. Despite this, too little is known about him to rank him higher. - notbirdlandstew

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