Best looking weapons in the bleach universe


Moneky See, Monkey Do

I saw a thread about this on a forum I frequent and thought it would be nice to put together a list of my own.

So here it is, my favourite Bleach weapons.

For me, weapons translate to anything that can be used in combat, offensively or defensively.

This means my list covers the following translate to

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  • Zanpakuto’s,
  • Shikais
  • Bankais
  • Hollow induced Bankai’s
  • Shunko releases
  • Materialized Zanpakuto forms
  • Kido
  • Fullbring items
  • Blut
  • Letz Stil’s,
  • Vollstandigs
  • Resurreccions.
  • Quincy spells and abilities

Also if the form happens to also change the style/look of the user, than so be it

Remember, this isn’t based on how effective each of the techniques are, just how aesthetically pleasing they are to look at.

So no moaning if you think it’s actually rubbish in a battle scenario

Also this list is an ever growing one so feel free to make suggestions and I’ll consider them along the way

So here we go in no particular order

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Tachikaze – Kensei Muruguma’s Zanpakuto in Shikai

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Won’t lie, the first time I Kensei Muguruma took this out of from leg harness, twiddled it in his hands, threw it and caught it, then turned to Ichigo and said

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‘I’m going to kill you’ 

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when Ichigo was at his most rampant, I nearly shat my pants.

You have to wake up pretty early in the day to be more badass looking than Kensei in that scene.

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Benihime – Kisuke Urahara’s Zanpakuto in Shikai

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An elegant blade, elegantly held by its master. Loving the hilt as well and the fact it turns into a cane as well, it’s just way too badass, even its name is beautiful.

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Suzumebachi – Sui Feng’s Zanpakuto in Shikai

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SuzumebachiHand guards are awesome, I remember Lion-o’s from Thundercats and how his made him stand out that bit more from the rest of the pack. Sui Feng’s is no different.  I also love the mini holster she has on it for her stinger and the black and gold work well together. I also love the fact the stinger is on her middle finger, as if she’s giving a ‘fuck you’ to her adversaries in combat.

For me, it’s Arguably one of the most beautiful, unique and deadly weapons in all fiction, tis a shame we haven’t seen it used more often

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Tensa Zangetsu – Ichigo Kurosaki’s Zanpakuto in original Bankai

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No list would be complete without this entry. In a world where previous bankai releases were bigger and badder, Ichigo surprised us by showing us something sleek small and black. It also had a sweet chain on the back hinting there was more to come to it at a later stage. Also, gotta love that coat, what a beautiful beast are main hero is in Bankai

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Cross of Scaffold – Ginjo Kugo’s Fullbring cross and substitute shinigami badge released and Bankai

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At first I didn’t quite like this fullbring but then I realised it was because we had no idea what it did. I had no emotional investment in it.

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What I then realised was actually how cool it looked sticking out of Ichigo’s chest (so cool it happened twice) and the nice touch the skull makes to it. As much as I love Zangetsu in all its base forms, it is probably my favourite big weapon in bleach due to the versatility of the handle for double handed acrobatics.

Honourary mention goes out to its bone ended Bankai version (again with no name), it is a shame we never really got to see that badboy going at full tilt. It would be mental in a Zaraki fight.

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Zangetsu – Ichigo Kurosaki’s Fullbring Zanpakuto in Shikai

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Since we have just done a ‘small and sleek’ entry for Ichigo, we shouldn’t forget what makes ichigo special and it’s handling his meat cleaver of a Zan he’s been known for, since the beginning of the manga.

Now this specific behemoth is my favourite of the bunch, a upgraded Zangetsu design, which has incorporated some of his Fullbring traits. It also had a hilt this time which gave the impression ichigo was stronger since the last design appeared somewhat incomplete. It was bigger than his last one and is just complete and utter badassery incarnate. I think my favourite Getsuga Tensho blasts have come from this Zangetsu variant.

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Kazeshini – Shuhei’s Hisagi’s Zanpakuto in Shikai

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Hisagi’s shikai is unlike anything we’ve seen in bleach. It was the first time we saw someone hate their zanpakuto, ultimately because it reflected his inner soul, a merciless killing machine. These monstrous weapons actually are incredibly ugly when stationary but in battle, Hisagi wields them which such confidence and elegance against Hindor and makes them look so damn beautiful. We rarely see a shinigami twirl and throw their zan with this much confidence, it almost reminded me of what Hollow Zangetsu would be like in a fight (albeit more erratic). This was also the first dual weld zan that got denied its status as a dual weld, haha. Conspiracies just make things more attractive in my eyes. It is also one of the few weapons which is used to stab someone in sealed form and is then released and its morphing causes the death of Tousen. One of the coolest fight deciding blows in the manga’s history

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Los Lobos – Coyote Stark in Ressurreccion

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Dual wielding guns? That fur, that eye piece, those blue cero shots, need I say more?

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Book of the end – Shukoro Tsukishima’s Fullbring (sealed and released forms)

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Probably the most sophisticated weapon in Bleach, a simple sword that backs up as a book marker, retro, stylish, elegantly shaped and surprisingly meanacing in the hands of Tsukishima

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Zabimaru –  Renji Abarai’s Zanpakuto in Shikai

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As a soul calibur series fan, I have a great preference to this weapon because it is similar to Ivy’s. It works as both a long and short range weapon, a tactical beast and an all out heavy slashing badboy. It just wreaks of personality and it is one of the few zanpakuto’s who feels like a living weapon just by looking at it. I guess it’s because it has that dynamic element to it.

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Hihio Zabimaru – Renji Abarai’s Zanpakuto in Bankai

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For me, this is the daddy of bankai’s. Renji is only the second character to have a living entity as a bankai weapon, the second being mayuri but this to me is what a Bankai should feel like, grand and menacing. If Renji had showed his bankai to anyone but Byakuya at first, he would have put the fear of GOD in them. Just look at the way he was tossing chad around with it during a training session. It is an elegant piece of beauty and I like how when Renji swings it, it acts like a whip, waiting for the command to hit the tip and literally bite.

It is a shame this was not his real Bankai, it was a beautiful one, especially with Renji’s furry shoulder bits to boot. Hihio Zabimaru will sadly be missed.

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KokoJu Tengen Myoo – Sajin Komamura’s Zanpakuto’s Bankai

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Admit it, when Komamura first went Bankai against Kenpachi, you all thought the tenth squad captain had bitten off more than he could chew. How could anyone contest with a giant fucking  samurai replica who dished out everything you did but much harder. Komommura may not have had any significant fights in bleach BUT his bankai has been part of some of the most memorable moments, both in the main story and filler arcs. What an absolute powerhouse, just imagine how it’d feel seeing this in real life, you’d drool for days.

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Sumitsukigasa -Oko Yushima’s Zanpakuto in Shikai

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Now this is what I’m talking about. As a lover of the bo staff, I’ve often been fond of the staff based weapons and this one certainly delivered., especially with that armoured circle in the middle.

Even though it was part of filler, it was arguably the best part about it. and showcased some of the best fights in bleach. Now before I carry on, I will throw in Nozomi’s and Kageroza’s shika’s in here as well and count all of them as one since technically they are all supposed to be part of the same thing.

The fact that it was gold, long beautiful and it had those crazy portal powers (with those wonderful green and purple colours) which required you to twiddle them all the time, meant it had to be dynamic in battle which made it all the more beautiful to look at.

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Also because at the time, the 4th film had just finished, the studios had some money spare and poured it into some breath taking fights, some of the best animated in the whole of bleach.

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Two things make this weapon beautiful, the fact even though it was so hax it was only a SHIKAI and the second is it’s a tactical weapon, relying on using your opponents own strength against them. It takes a lot of skill and cunning to fight that way and Yumisha certainly delivered.

Of all the Zans, I believe this one would be the hardest to master but would give you the best win rate in combat.

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Zanko No Tachi – Genryusai Yammamoto’s Zanpakuto in Bankai

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What makes this weapon so beautiful is that at no point does it try and hide what it is, it is a weapon of divine retribution, who will strike down God himself if he stepped outta line and would take everyone else down doing it as well.

It’s got short range attacks, it’s got long range attacks, it can raise people from the fucking dead to come get you and it has an impregnable shield that protects the wielder from harm.

It’s total disregard for any outcome other than death is what makes it so damn beautiful. 99% of people that hear its name, never live to hear anything else again.

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Bow, Bow, Bow your boat – Uryu Ishida’s unnamed Quincy Bow from Fullbring Arc

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I’m not gonna lie, between Uryu and his old man, they have some of the coolest weapons out of everyone. I’ve always loved the bow, Power Ranger, Pink Ranger and that lead kid from the dungeons and dragons cartoon that fired energy bows. It’s cool shit and this bow Uryu has, with the blue tags and the gansta tilt is pure badass. It looks like we’ll never see it again as he has a new one in the 1000 year blood arc. Still though, this picture here is probably one of the most badass of the pile.

Bow to the master.

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Stupid Cupid – Masaki’s Kurosaki’s Unnamed Handheld Sniper Quincy Bow

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Wow, just wow. Just when you think you can’t get any better, you have a little girl who comes and saves the life of an experienced captain. How you ask. Well first she draws the fire of this entity known as White, Has it Kamikazi itself onto her, then holds it in place and delicately BLOWS HIS FUCKING HEAD OFF WITH A ONE HANDED SNIPE.

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One of the best if not the best surprise kill in Bleach, what a beast. I tell ya folks, ya gotta be careful of the quiet ones

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Face it Tiger, You’ve just hit the Jackpot (Jackpot Knuckle) – Moe Shishigawara’s Fullbring

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On review of this thread, I thought to myself it needed some brightening up and who else is best to brighten up a place than the King of Bling himself, Moe Shishiwara. This fullbring is an interesting one and I believe it is the few items on the list that isn’t so stabby.It’s also the only fullbring that doesn’t change its look when activated, it’s too gansta to change. That’s some dope shit right there folks.

Moe’s fullbring is cool, unique and really packs the punch in the right circumstance. A character who doesn’t understand the full impact of what he has and was able to hold his ground against a bankai wielding vice captain, if not for a short period of time. Can’t knock him.

Anyone unlucky enough to cross him will get a face full of the pain, make no mistake about it. Also I happened to come across this fan pic of what he might look like when he’s older and I think it’s the shit, so Moe’s on the list

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