Popular shonen anime, Bleach, is returning to release its final arc and wrap up the anime now that the manga has also finished. Bleach ended back in 2016 and hasn’t been as hot of a topic since, but with recent news of its return, it has once again become one of the powerhouses in shonen.
Bleach went on for nearly 15 years, during which, the creator’s health seriously declined. It was once considered to be one of the “Big Three” of Shonen Jump and made a huge difference to shonen manga alongside Naruto and One Piece. However, many felt that Bleach began to fall short. With the unending arcs in the anime and the continuation of Ichigo’s growing powers in the plot, many began feeling tired of the same story that seemed to constantly be recycled. This was the cause for the massive break in the anime, and the uncertainty if it would ever return. But now that it’s back, fans are just as excited to see the final conclusion, animated.
12 Aries (March 21-April 19) – Kenpachi Zaraki
Kenpachi is the captain of the 11th Divison of the Gotei 13 in the Soul Society. He loves and adores battle and combat more than anything else and longs to find those who can best him in a fight. Kenpachi is as fiery as they come, which is perfect for the Aries zodiac sign. He runs headfirst into battle, with sheer courage and determination. Kenpachi often times combat more fun than anything else and never uses his Zanpakto, but rather fights using his physical abilities alone.
11 Taurus (April 20-May 20) – Renji Abarai
Much like Kenpachi, Renji is a fiery and spirited character. He loves combat and willing to fight for what he believes in. But also like a Taurus, he is a bit stubborn in his ways and always believes that what he is doing is correct, until proven otherwise. Renji worked hard to reach the position he is in and aims to become an even better and stronger captain than his own, Byakuya. This determination also acts as Renji’s driving force throughout the series.
10 Gemini (May 21-June 20) – Kisuke Urahara
Urahara often appears to be a very relaxed, laid-back, and borderline lazy guy. Ichigo and the gang find him to be a bit eccentric and optimistic as well. These traits are all true for Urahara, however, he also has an entire other side to him that goes unnoticed by many. Urahara can be very serious when the situation calls for it. His personality was also totally different when he was younger and a member of the soul society. He was quiet, shy, and quite flustered. The differing personality traits almost replicate different characters, a trait that Gemini are known for.
9 Cancer (June 21-July 22) – Ichigo Kurusaki
Ichigo is probably the most caring and emotional character in all of Bleach. His sole drive for everything he does is saving people, saving those close to him. He initially gets the power to be a soul reaper from an injured Rukia and the first major arc of the series is his pursuit to save her from execution.
Like the Cancer symbol, the crab, they have hard exteriors but soft interiors. Ichigo is hard and tough on the outside, strong and fiercely loyal. But on the inside, his mind is constantly on everyone else and is constantly overprotective.
8 Leo (July 23-August 22) – Uryu Ishida
Uryu Ishida is an incredibly proud character in Bleach. He is a Quincy and initially doesn’t get along with Ichigo due to this. Soul Reapers and the Quincy are natural-born enemies, because of Uryu’s moral ethic known as “Pride of a Quincy,” he felt like he needed to be enemies with Ichigo as well. However, overtime Uryu learned the error of this mindset and became friends with Ichigo’s group. He also is deeply courageous and honorable, with a deep sense of justice. He feels like he needs to protect women who are in danger, and attempt to help Rukia and Orihime throughout the series.
7 Virgo (August 23-September 22) – Byakuya Kuchiki
As a Virgo, Byakuya is a deep believer in rules, order, and the law. He feels like if a person in a position of power doesn’t follow the rules and set a good example then no one will. This is why he is so extremely and careless when Rukia is charged an execution order. His own family (even if not by blood) did not listen to the laws of the Soul Society and therefore must be punished. Byakuya is also a bit closed off and doesn’t share his emotions easily with others.
6 Libra (September 23-October 22) – Chad (Yasutora Sado)
Chad also has a deep sense of justice. Even though he is constantly made fun of and bullied at school, Chad never does anything dangerous to defend himself. He never attacks his bullies with force, but rather just takes and accepts it. However, if anyone close to Chad is in danger, he acts. Chad is very physically strong (kind of like the strong, quiet type). He defends those that need defending and is fiercely loyal to Ichigo as one of his closest friends.
5 Scorpio (October 23-November 21) – Ikkaku Madarame
Ikkaku takes after his captain, Kenpachi, a ton. He greatly loves combat and engaging in battles that will better him. The key difference is that Ikkaku is driven heavily by his emotions. He is nearly always smiling in battle due to the utter thrill that it gives him. He is just always looking for a fight.
Ikkaku is also extremely loyal. He has rejected captain requests from three different divisions in order to continue to serve under Kenpachi. He wants to serve out his life under Kenpachi’s command.
4 Saggitarius (November 22-December 21) – Tatsuki Arisawa
Tatsuki may just be an average human, but that doesn’t stop her from constantly defending her friends and being an extremely bold individual. Saggitarius is the sign of travelers, those who are curious about things they don’t know and attempt to learn o it with hands-on practice. Tatsuki fits this perfectly. She doesn’t know or understand the world of the hollows but somehow is keen to it. Tatsuki is also extremely outgoing and extroverted and will protect Orihime from all who wish to cause her harm or hit on her.
3 Capricorn (December 22-January 19) – Toshiro Hitsugaya
Capricorns can sometimes act like lone wolves and are still extremely responsible with a ton of self-discipline. This coincides perfectly with Captain Hitsugaya. The captain of the 10th Division looks like a child but acts extremely mature (to the point that he hates when his appearance is pointed out.) He is most methodical and independent which is mostly how he has gotten to where he is at such a young age. Hitsugaya is also easily annoyed even by simple things.
2 Aquarius (January 20-February 18) – Yoruichi Shihoin
Yoruichi was once the captain of the 2nd division of the Soul Society before leaving to work with Urahara on earth out of his shop. She oftentimes can be found in her cat form which she cares for deeply (maybe even more than her regular form). She is both energetic and eccentric, often flirting with younger boys (such as Ichigo) and teasing them with her transformation (her cat form makes her sound like she is male). Like an Aquarius, Yoruichi is pretty analytical and sees the issues from both sides, which is what allows her to help Ichigo when he is invading the Soul Society.
1 Pisces (February 19-March 20) – Rukia Kuchiki
Rukia Kuchiki is one of the main characters in the series and is often seen as a counter to Ichigo. As a Pisces, Rukia is fiercely imaginative and solves most of her problems in very creative ways, such as giving her power to a human when the time was dire. She is also extremely artistic and likes to create visual aids for those around her whenever she is explaining her plans (although some have a hard time interpreting her bunny figures). Rukia is also deeply caring about her friends and family and holds her bonds with others in very high regard.
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