50 Best Bleach Quotes by Ichigo, Rukia, Renji, Urahara, Aizen & Others

50 Best Bleach Quotes by Ichigo, Rukia, Renji, Urahara, Aizen & Others

Bleach is one of the best anime of all time. Its original run had a total of 366 episodes (subdivided into narrative arcs). On March 21, 2020, during the manga’s 20th anniversary, Tite Kubo announced that the final arc, covering volumes 55 to 74 of the manga, titled Thousand Years Blood-War, would be adapted. The Bleach anime finally returned in October 2022 and is currently airing in Japan and globally.

This list is going to include a total of the best 50 Bleach quotes you need to know from various chapters and episodes. The quotes are taken from various contexts and situations, and we have decided to group them based on the message they are conveying.

Bleach quotes about life

1. “Even if you save that kid here, nothing will matter if you don’t become a Shinigami! Saving him because he’s right in front of you!? Don’t be naive. A Shinigami has to treat all spirits equally! You cannot just conveniently save those you can see, those you can reach. Don’t save that kid with such half-heartedness. If you want to save him now… accept that you must save all spirits. To go anywhere for them… to even give your life to save them, make that kind of commitment!” – Rukia Kuchiki

2. “Yhwach, the world that you desired to create may indeed have been devoid of fear. However, in a world without the fear of death, men could not face that fear and seek out hope. Certainly, they could keep walking onward by merely living, but that would be very different from walking onward while conquering their own fears. That is why we give the act of walking onward a special name. We call it ‘courage’.” – Sōsuke Aizen

3. “People discover their true, inner powers when they want to protect something. Their own lives, status, honor, loved ones, a principle…a fierce desire to protect is the key.” – Yoruichi Shihōin

4. “A heart of vengeance forges the soul firm with resolve, but if one is not careful, vengeance can be blinded by obstinacy and pride, thereby dulling the blade.” – Sōken Ishida

5. “My techniques are indeed tricks. However, it is always trickery that captures the hearts of the public. I’ll tell you what my Zanpakutō controls – ‘music’. Its deceptive melodies resound in your ears and give me power over your very heart. If my deceptions capture your heart, they can burn your body, and even stop your breath. Now. Let us finish with a dance I’m sure will suit you wonderfully.” – Rōjūrō Ōtoribashi

6. “It’s meaningless to just live, it’s meaningless to just fight. I want to win!” – Ichigo Kurosaki

7. “‘Survival of the fittest is just a pretty lie that they tell you. A lie to make weak people believe that if they try their best, they can come out on top. Truth is, it isn’t weak that get eaten. It’s not about strength, it’s about numbers. The ones who stand at the top of the food chain are the brainless dolts. The loudmouths. Because there are so, so many of them. You know it’s true. Everybody does. You all just turn a blind eye and pretend not to notice.” – Riruka Dokugamine

8. “The one who sliced off your left arm and leg…was that me, as well? If so, then slice off my left arm and leg. The one who was fighting against you just now was a Hollow form acting whilst I was unconscious. That wasn’t me. If we’re going to settle this, then it’s not fair unless I’m in the same condition as you to begin with!” – Ichigo Kurosaki

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9. “There are two types of fights. Whenever we are in battle, we must be one of the two. The fight for life or…the fight for pride! Right now…He is fighting for his pride! His wife’s pride…his men’s pride…Most importantly…his own personal pride. Dismiss this as his stubbornness…and let him fight alone like this…” – Jūshirō Ukitake

10. “Honor? Is that what you are all talking about? Then let us speak instead of our duty to the Gotei 13. Honor will not protect the world. I do not believe that using evil to defeat evil is itself an evil act.” – Shunsui Kyōraku

Bleach quotes about love

1. “If you were to turn into a snake tomorrow and begin devouring humans, and from the same mouth you started devouring humans, you cried out to me ‘I love you,’ would I still be able to say ‘I love you” the same way I do today?” – Gin Ichimaru

2. “You don’t need to make it all so complicated! I’ve just gotta give up being a Shinigami and protect her for the rest of her life, right?! Of course, I’ll do it! If I let the girl who saved my life die because of some stupid regrets, I’d have to laugh in my own face!” – Isshin Kurosaki

3. “Kurosaki-Kun, you know I had a lot of things I wanted to do… I want to be a teacher… I also want to be an astronaut… and also make my own cake shop… I want to go to the sweets bakery and say ‘I want one of everything’… Ohhhh, I wish I could live life five times over. Then I’d be born in five different places, and I’d stuff myself with different food from around the world… I’d live five different lives with five different occupations… and then, for those five times… I’d fall in love with the same person…” – Orihime Inoue

4. “She truly loved this world. That is why she became a Shinigami, to fight for justice. And I did not wish to allow that justice for which she fought to go unrealized. I swore to devote my own life to carrying on her wish. That is why I became a Shinigami.” – Kaname Tōsen

5. “I had no name. I had no parents. I was from the 79th District of North Rukongai, Kusajishi. I had never seen anything in colors other than bloody red. But then you appeared, from the 80th District of North Rukongai, Zaraki. Even deeper in the darkness. You demolished the chaotic world that was dyed in blood, then you gave me a name. If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be here today.” – Yachiru Kusajishi

6. “So noble, so beautiful and so terrifyingly strong. She was everything I ever wanted to be. I very strongly admired her. No, that feeling was beyond admiration. I worshiped her.” – Soi Fon

7. “Since that day, you have been everything to me in this world.” – Yachiru Kusajishi

8. “Kurosaki-kun… doesn’t assure us he is going to win for that reason. Kurosaki-kun is a kind person. Whenever he uses strong words, it’s like he’s making a promise. I believe that he makes a promise to himself. I think that he expresses his feelings in words so that he will follow through. So that’s why it’s okay. When Kurosaki-kun says he is going to win, he’ll win for sure. So…so that’s why we should wait and believe in him.” – Orihime Inoue

9. “Around the time we started dating, she said that my hand is cool when I’m smoking a cigarette. Now that I think about it, that was the only time your mom complimented me on my looks. So every year I smoke on this day only. In front of her.” – Isshin Kurosaki

10. “I’ve decided. I’m gonna become a Shinigami. I’ll become a Shinigami, and change things. I’ll make it so you never have to cry again.” – Gin Ichimaru

Bleach quotes about friendship

1. “The act of saving a comrade in need should require no thanks.” – Retsu Unohana

2. “Ichigo wants to save her. Ichigo went all out for her, and that’s enough. That’s all the reason I need to put my life on the line for anything.” – Yasutora Sado

3. “Friends are a good thing, even if they tread a different path.” – Jūshirō Ukitake

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4. “I was proud of my hair color that my brother admired. I was happy to be told such things, so I grew my hair out ever since I was little. Soon after I entered middle school, 3rd years said they didn’t like my hair color and cut it. I had no choice but to cut the rest short to even it out. I couldn’t tell brother.’I felt like changing it’, is what I said to dodge the question. Then my brother died soon after. I became alone. I stopped talking, even at school, and became more alone than ever before. The one who stopped me from being that way was Tatsuki-chan. Tatsuki-chan yelled at me for backing down and she looked out for me. I could grow my hair out again thanks to her. I will never have short hair again because my long hair is proof of my faith in Tatsuki-chan.” – Orihime Inoue

5. “That is why I swore to myself that I would become a true friend to you. If you bore great sadness, I would take it upon myself. If I obtained great joy, I would share it with you. If you strayed from your path, I would scold you. If you made terrible mistakes, I would forgive you. If the world scorned you, I would be your shelter. Somehow, I would give this man who had lost his love for the world the power to love it once more.” – Sajin Komamura

6. “It’s like, even though we’re human, we can just spend time here in Hueco Mundo like it’s normal now. Helping out all the Arrancar people, doing our best to help the Shinigami protect their home…it’s just kind of nice, don’t you think? I kind of wish things could stay like this forever. All of us together, helping each other out, trying to do what’s best for everyone’s worlds…and one day we look back and realize the start of the war just never came…” – Orihime Inoue

7. “I’ve seen you through so many hard times!! I’ve helped you so many times!! You don’t…You don’t hide things from someone like that.” – Tatsuki Arisawa

8. “If you make Hinamori shed even one drop of blood… I’ll kill you.” – Tōshirō Hitsugaya

9. “You think I…am similar to Ichigo and the others? All this time, I have always stayed calm and collected… balancing each decision on the scales that you speak of… but Ichigo is a fool, so he can’t do that. When he wants to save someone, he goes to save them. Orihime-san is a fool too, and Sado is a fool. Rukia is a fool, and Abarai is a fool. If I seem to you in any way similar to that bunch of fools…that makes me very happy.” – Uryū Ishida

10. “Thank you, Tatsuki. Please do not worry, Tatsuki. Because Tatsuki will come to find me, that’s why I can go anywhere without worry. If the place I’m going is somewhere Tatsuki can’t go, then please wait for me here, I will come back for sure. Come back to Tatsuki’s side.” – Orihime Inoue

Sad Bleach quotes

1. “Why do I have to fight with a strong guy like this? I always envied the weak. Whenever we made friends, their souls would waste away just from being near us. Because we were so alone, we split our souls in two. I don’t know which was our original form. Or perhaps, it was neither. But this was the only way we had to escape from our isolation. I so envied the weak. The weak can always find others to be around. I want to be weak. And if that’s impossible, I at least want to find companions who are as strong as I.” – Coyote Starrk

2. “Right after I was born, Soul Society ordered the mod souls to be destroyed… and the day after I was born I was already chosen to die! Every day while I was in that pill I was afraid. As I watched my friends disappear each day. Even after I got lucky and escaped the storage among other pills, I feared being discovered and killed. As I trembled in fear I would think… life isn’t something that should be taken from others. I was born like this! I should at least have the right to live and die freely! Whether it’s humans or insects… or even us… it’s the same. That’s why I won’t… kill anything.” – Kon

3. “I… I did take your life Kaien. I think that sin is something that will never vanish, no matter how many years pass. If killing me will lift your spirits even a little bit… then I will gladly offer you my life. However, I came to Hueco Mundo to save Inoue… my friend. Until I rescue Inoue Orihime I cannot offer you my life no matter what you may say…!” – Rukia Kuchiki

4. “Battles should not be heroic. Battles should not be exhilarating. Battles are replete with despair. Dark… Terrible… It must be something of sadness and gloom. It must quintessentially be something which frightens people, such that they select the path which avoids battles.” – Izuru Kira

5. “My power is… “black”. From the moment I unleash my Ichimonji, be they Shinigami or Quincy, living or dead, all black things that exist in this world… belong to me.” – Ichibē Hyōsube

6. “Yet what is justice?! To forgive the one who killed my beloved friend?! Certainly, that would be an act of ‘goodness’! A beautiful act! Almost too beautiful to behold!! But is ‘goodness’ the same thing as ‘justice’?! No! To live out my own peaceful life, never avenging the regrets of the departed, would be evil!” – Kaname Tōsen

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7. “Ichigo… If our positions had been reversed… Would things have still turned out the same way? Would you have ended up like me? Tell me, Ichigo… If our positions were reversed… Could we have been…” – Kūgo Ginjō

8. “Her desire for a peaceful world that was stronger than anyones…Her sense of justice was stronger than anyone’s…she chose to fight for her beliefs, but in the end, she died before she could even start. Was she lacking something? Is it not enough to have a strong will in order to fight for peace and justice? In that case, I want strength. I want the strength to help me create peace. If it is not enough to believe in justice, then I will become a justice. I will seek out the evils in this world and wipe them out like the clouds in the sky. I swear I will… for justice.” – Kaname Tōsen

9. “I’m not alone. I’m not alone. I’m not alone anymore…” – Coyote Starrk

10. “I fear I will not last much longer. As a Captain of the Gotei 13, to be unable to defeat the foul intruders who dirty the soil of Seireitei, who have brought about the deaths of many soldiers and brought sadness to those soldiers’ subordinates and families… to lose my life in defeat at the hands of such wretches brings me great shame. You, meanwhile, are a human. By all rights, you should never have become involved in this conflict. Indeed, you should never even have come to this place. Yet now, at the end of my life, I ask you to forgive me the vile hubris of making one request of you. Please… protect Soul Society.” – Byakuya Kuchiki

Funny Bleach quotes

1. “Urgent, meet us outside the Urahara Shop immediately. P.S: If you’re thinking that this message is like some written in the victim’s own blood cliché from some TV show…then you obviously have no sense of humor!” – Kisuke Urahara

2. “You sure ’bout that? Jumpin’ in to help a bunch of total unknowns like us? Well, not that I’m quite sure what the heck you are either.” – Shinji Hirako

3. “Nice angle!” – Kon

4. “You’re annoying me! Ken-chan’s fighting, so don’t bother me!” – Yachiru Kusajishi

5. “Because our captain is weak and sick, I’m usually in charge of everything! Therefore you may call me “Captain” Kaien if you like!” – Kaien Shiba

6. “I’m not like you, I’m not freaking fat! I’m just ‘well-rounded’! It’s the sign of a rich, healthy man!! Don’t you go putting me on the same level as a poor little screw-up like you who got fat for no good reason! Screw you!” – Marechiyo Ōmaeda

7. “A princess and a tiger, huh? Such excessive names! Our names mean ‘monkey’ and ‘lewd!’ I’m so jealous!” – Hiyori Sarugaki

8. “If you work for me, I’ll treat you well. In case you are worried, I am really gentle with female subjects. How about this? I’ll give you top class special treatment. I’ll only drug you eight times a day and only four hours of machine operations a day. You will eat with your mouth and when you sleep, I’ll give you clothes. And I’ll stay away from any life-threatening operations if I operate on you. How about it? This is a special offer that I’ve never offered to any test subject before.” – Mayuri Kurotsuchi

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9. “I know that. But still, I’m afraid I must refuse! As far as I’m concerned, you are a child, and a girl, at that. I couldn’t possibly fight someone like you! If you selfishly decide to fight me despite that, then I’ll just make you go home myself! Now why don’t you run along and play with a ball or something?” – Jūshirō Ukitake

10. “Puh-Lease! I’m just a lowly-but-handsome merchant. How could I possibly perform Bankai?” – Kisuke Urahara

  • Arthur S. Poe has been fascinated by fiction ever since he saw Digimon and read Harry Potter as a child. Since then, he has seen several thousand movies and anime, read several hundred books and comics, and played several hundred games of all genres.