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

1 Kenpachi Zaraki - 11th Division Taicho 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.

Strongest captain on the basis that he needs to conceal his power for no other reason than to lengthen the battle. Has no Bankai either which should be a disadvantage but I think he'd enjoy it too much.

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.

beast

Easy. Kenny is a beast, pure power and flawless technic. He don't need to call on his swords power to reach any higher level, just takes off his eye patch to unleash hell.

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

Jesus Christ this dude is insane for an old man. Even Shunsui and Ukitake, the most experienced captains, couldn't even defeat him. His extraordinary reiatsu made Nanao-chan faint. This guy is top spot.

indeed

yep

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

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3 Byakuya Kuchiki - 6th Division Taicho 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

He's the best

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

i love him

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4 Sosuke Aizen - 5th Division Taicho Sosuke Aizen - 5th Division Taicho

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.

Too damn hot!

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

This guy literally could wipe out all Captains with just his reitsue

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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.

Truly a force to be reckoned with.

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

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6 Toshiro Hitsugaya - 10th Division Taicho 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's cool and...yeah.

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!

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7 Retsu Unohana - 4th Division Taicho 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

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

Come on, guys! He is the whole reason of BLeach.

What... he should be at-least second or third

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.

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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

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10 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

The Newcomers

? Shinji Hirako - 5th Division
? 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.

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

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

Why is soi fon has a wisdom of 60?
she studied the poisons?

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!

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13 Isshin Kurosaki - 10th Division

Definitely one of the strongest, think about it, it's god damn Ichigo's father :D

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.

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

He can beat all of the captains above him in a fight except for Aeizein and maybe Captain kuchi.

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

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15 Shinji Hirako - 5th Division Taichou

he's op

Shinji is totally awesome

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.

16 Yoruichi Shihoin - Former Captain of Squad 2 and Commander of the Stealth Force 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

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17 Rukia Kuchiki - 13th Division 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

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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 Shuusuke Amagai - 3rd Division Taicho

he's right

he's black

21 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.

22 Kaname Tousen - 9th Division Taicho
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