After a long hiatus, the most awaited comeback of Bleach is here! The Thousand Year Blood War arc is finally getting its anime adaptation, and fans couldn’t be more excited. With six episodes currently available, Studio Pierrot has definitely done justice to Tite Kubo’s magnificent story, especially with its top-notch animation.
*SPOILER WARNING: This blog article contains spoilers for Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War manga and anime*
Without ado, let’s jump into the list of the seven most powerful characters in the TYBW arc of Bleach. But if you’re planning to watch the first six episodes, make sure to have high-speed internet for the best viewing experience. Let’s begin!
The ruler and founder of the Sternritter, “The Mighty” Yhwach, is the main antagonist of the TYBW arc. The Quincy Emperor has demonstrated his god-like powers on multiple occasions, effortlessly annihilating Captain-Commander Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto.
He can absorb and nullify an opponent’s attack and then return it with even more power. Not just that, but he can also foresee the future and knows exactly what will happen. This makes him nigh-invincible as he can nullify an opponent’s attack even before they launch it.
2. Gerard Valkyrie
Strong-willed and resolute in his devotion to Ywach, Gerard Valkyrie is willing to engage in fierce combat for Ywach’s sake. The quasi-male-variant Valkyrie is noisy, if anything, and can support himself thanks to his ability, dressed in a knockoff Thor costume. In essence, “The Miracle” is precisely that because he can use the force of miracles to change the course of a conflict.
As long as he can summon miracles, this behemoth can continue the fight whether he is struck, kicked, slashed, or even beheaded. Byakuya, Kenpachi, and Hitsugaya muster all their might to hold him pinned for a brief while as he regenerates, only for him to return stronger and bigger.
3. Sōsuke Aizen
The former Captain of the 5th Division, Aizen was thought to be the most powerful Shinigami in Soul Society. He possesses a zanpakutou known as Kyoka Suigetsu, which has the ability to control the five senses of his opponents.
Aizen can also create illusions so powerful that they can trap even the likes of Captain-Commander Yamamoto. He was only stopped when he went too far and allowed himself to be consumed by his own power. Of course, to watch Aizen in action, make sure to have a fast internet connection and you’ll definitely be left in awe.
4. Bazz B
When fighting the shinigami, Bazz-B, who is designated with an “H,” brings the HEAT. Although their attitude and look may appear to contradict the militaristic Wandenreich’s dress code, their presence in battle is welcome—as long as no one (including allies) gets in his way.
He might make some stupid choices because of his arrogance and increased durability, but most of the time, he can defeat everyone he fights. They can easily face off against a captain and their lieutenant at once, thanks to their power. Even when facing a Bankai, Bazz-B doesn’t seem to be bothered.
5. Jugram Haschwalth
The current right-hand man of Yhwach, Jugram Haschwalth, is one of the four lieutenants of the Sternritter. He possesses the power to manipulate gravity and can increase or decrease the weight of an object. In addition, he can also control the environment around him, such as by creating a barrier or altering the terrain.
Haschwalth is a powerful fighter and strategist, able to see through an opponent’s attack and easily counter it. He is also proficient in hand-to-hand combat, making him a well-rounded fighter.
6. Askin Nakk Le Vaar
The “Death Dealer” himself doesn’t have a problem with charm or beauty. Despite his appearance and personality, Askin Nakk Le Vaar is one of the most intelligent and endurance-rich Sternritters. He’s a tough one to kill because of his capacity to increase the fatal dosage of any attack against his opponents and make their attacks useless against him. He is given a spot in the prestigious Schutzstaffel because he is unkillable.
7. Bambietta Basterbine
A woman who takes great pride in her looks, Bambietta is one of the few female Sternritter and is quite powerful. Her zanpakuto has the ability to create explosions, which she uses to great effect in battle. She is also capable of using healing kidō, which she uses to heal her allies and herself.
Bambietta is a tough fighter who is not afraid to take on anyone, even if they are much stronger than her. She is also quite reckless, often charging into battle without thinking about the consequences. This often gets her into trouble, but she always manages to find a way out.
Before You Start Watching
We understand that you’re excited to watch Bleach: TYBW, but before you do that, we have some friendly reminders so that you can fully enjoy the experience. As we mentioned, we recommend you have fast internet like Verizon, or AT&T, so that you can maximize the experience of the superb animation.
Now that you know some of the most powerful characters in Bleach: TYBW, it’s time to sit back and enjoy the ride. With such an amazing cast of characters, an exciting plot, and top-notch animation, there’s no doubt that you’re in for a treat.