40 Best Ichigo Kurosaki Quotes You Need to Know by Heart

40 Best Ichigo Kurosaki Quotes You Need to Know by Heart

In terms of Bleach characters, Ichigo Kurosaki is known the protagonist of the series. He was first introduced in the first chapter of the manga and since then, we have seen him evolve from a high school student to a father. With a lot of adventure in between those two points. Over the years, Ichigo has become stronger with every new arc, ultimately revealed to be a unique amalgam of a Shinigami, a Hollow, a Quincy, and a Human. He is undeniably one of the most powerful Shinigami in the series and one of the most famous manga characters ever. To honor Ichigo’s legacy, here is a list of the best Ichigo Kurosaki quotes from Bleach, including both the anime and manga.

The list is going to include a total of 40 quotes from both of the relevant sources – the anime series and the manga that inspired it. The quotes are taken from various contexts and situations, and we have decided to simply list them for your enjoyment. Oh, since White Ichigo and Old Man Zangetsu are part of Ichigo as well, their quotes will also be included, but we’ll mark them individually.

Ichigo Kurosaki quotes about life

1. “… If fate is a millstone, then we are the grist. There is nothing we can do. So I wish for strength. If I cannot protect them from the wheel, then give me a strong blade, and enough strength… to shatter fate.”

2. “Are you any different!? You sacrificed yourself to save me that time!! At that time, were you thinking about complicated stuff like “this is my Shinigami duty”!? That’s not what sacrificing yourself is!! At the very least, I’m different!! I haven’t accepted any commitment. If things get bad, I might run away, since I’m not a good enough person to be able to sacrifice my life for total strangers. But, unfortunately, I’m also not trash that can live happily without paying back his debts!”

3. “At first, I thought “I want to protect Mom.” The ones to protect increased with the birth of my sisters. I kept going to a dojo for the sake of protecting them. I got a bit stronger. The ones I thought I wanted to protect became more and more.”

4. “I’m not superman, so I can’t say anything big like I’ll protect everyone on earth. I’m not a modest guy who will say it’s enough if I can protect as many people as my two hands can handle either. I want to protect a mountain-load of people.”

5. “It’s meaningless to just live, it’s meaningless to just fight. I want to win!”

6. “Look Muramasa, or whatever your name is… You missed one important thing. You’ve been calling me a Shinigami this whole time. I’m a Human!”

7. “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!”

8. “I came here to stop you. To stop you so that Soul Society, the Human World, and Hueco Mundo could all be kept safe. To protect them all. Even if someone else was able to do it, that wouldn’t give me an excuse to run away without trying!”

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9. “I’m not fighting because I think I can win, I’m fighting because I must win.”

10. “Ichigo, what’s the difference between a king and his horse? And I’m not talking about the obvious stuff like “One’s a person and one’s an animal” or “One has two legs and one has four.” FORM, ABILITY, and POWER, that’s what’s puzzling. If their form, ability, and power are exactly the same, why is it that one becomes the king and leads into battle, while the other becomes the horse and carries the king?! So what’s the characteristic that distinguishes these two beings? There’s only one answer. Instinct! In order for identical beings to get stronger and gain the power they need to become king, they must search for more battles and power! They thirst for battle, and live to mercilessly, crush, shred, and slice their enemies! Deep, deep within our body lies the honed instinct to kill, and slaughter our enemies! My friend, you don’t have that! You use your brain to try to win a fight. You try to defeat your enemies with reason and logic! And it doesn’t work! You’re trying to cut them with a sheathed sword! That’s why you’re weaker than me, Ichigo!” (White Ichigo)

11. “You wanted revenge? You’re just making other people s miserable as you. Revenge is just the path you took to escape your suffering.”

Ichigo Kurosaki quotes about friendship

1. “I owe her a favor. She saved my life. I need to return the favor. She saved my life and the lives of my family by giving me her power. Doing that got her arrested. Now, she’s going to be executed. I’m not a punk who can sit back and do nothing while somebody is going to die for his sake.”

2. “All right. Let’s do this, Chad. You keep doing your thing and don’t fight for yourself, but fight for me. And I will fight for you. If you put your life on the line to protect something, then I’ll put my life on the line to protect it too.”

3. “‘Our pride’, you said? So that pride you’re saying to be so precious, is that connected to killing Rukia? Is it? Then I should stomp on it as you said. ‘Cause that’s why I obtained this Bankai!”

4. “The difference in strength…what about it? Do you think I should give up just because you’re stronger than me? I’ve always known you were strong. Nothing I see now will change my mind. I will defeat you, Ulquiorra.”

5. “If you didn’t tell me until now, you must have had your reasons. And that’s your problem, not mine. I wouldn’t know how to start. I can’t think of any way of asking that wouldn’t mean traipsing all over your feelings and staining them with dirt. So I’ll wait. Until you decide someday that you want to tell me, until you decide it’s time for me to know. Until that time comes, you don’t have to say a thing.”

6. “That’s right. It’s not like I ever felt superior to anyone else because I could see ghosts. And I never planned to take it up as a profession. Hell, I never even felt the need to use my ability to help others. All I ever wanted was the normal life I couldn’t have. I’ve finally achieved what I always wanted.”

7. “Zangetsu, I won’t ask you to ‘lend me your power’ anymore. And I won’t tell you ‘don’t get in my way’. I won’t even say ‘let us fight together. I’ll fight for myself. Thank you, Zangetsu. You are me.”

8. “To execute your own sister with your own two hands? What a sick joke! No matter what reasons you have… under whatever circumstances… don’t ever say that in front of Rukia again! Use your Bankai! I will destroy it! Then I will take you to Rukia and… make you cry while apologizing to her!”

9. “I did come here to fight you. And to defeat you, Grimmjow! I’ll defeat you! And Ulquiorra! And Aizen! Then I’ll take Rukia, Chad, Uryu, Renji, and Orihime back with me!! So I can’t… I can’t let it end here! Grimmjow!”

10. “Kenpachi. You just said a while ago, that protecting Karakura Town was my duty. Wrong. My duty is to protect my friends.”

11. “Thanks, Rukia. Because of you, looks like the rain has finally stopped falling.”

12. “We can’t waste time worrying about the what-ifs. Rukia’s execution date has been changed to noon tomorrow. So what? If the deadline has been changed to tomorrow… I’ll just have to finish today!”

13. “Ichigo, do you remember what I said when we began this fight? ‘The things that you want to protect are not the things that I want to protect’… What I wanted to protect was you Ichigo.” (Old Man Zangetsu)

14. “Ichigo. You have become strong. I have had the pleasure of standing by your side all this time, watching you grow. What greater happiness can there be? I am satisfied.” (Old Man Zangetsu)

15. “Tell me, does a person become your friend, just because you introduce yourself to him? No.” (White Ichigo)

Sad Ichigo Kurosaki quotes

1. “Big brothers… Do you know why they’re born first? To protect the little ones that come after them!! What kind of brother says that he’ll KILL his own sister?! Even a MONSTER shouldn’t say that!!”

2. “I’m not saying I don’t remember your blade. I’m saying I don’t remember your heart. When you cross blades, you can tell a little of what your opponent’s thinking. I’m not saying you can read their mind or anything like that, but you can tell what kind of resolve lies behind their blade, whether they respect you or look down on you. That kind of thing, you can tell. When I’m actually fighting, there’s no time to think about it, so I don’t usually realize until afterward, but in general, the stronger the opponent is, the more of that “heart” seems to come across.”

3. “Stop it now, Grimmjow. You have lost. I don’t know about you being a king or whatever… But just beating up everyone who annoys you… and becoming a king by yourself… where the hell’s the fun in that…?! If I really piss you off that much, I’ll fight you as many times as you like… So for now… can’t you just stop…!?”

4. “That’s right. I’ve never actually drawn Zangetsu’s true power or tried to understand him. Zanpakuto are not mere tools. They’re each alive. They each have names. I’m no better than that Kenpachi, who doesn’t even know his Zanpakuto’s name.”

5. “Ichigo… I hate the rain. Rain falls in this world, too. When your heart is in chaos, this sky becomes clouded. When you are sad, rain falls so terribly easy. Can you understand…The horrible feeling of being pelted by rain when you’re all alone in this solitary world? If only to stop that rain, I shall lend you any strength. If you trust in me, I won’t let a single drop of rainfall from that sky. Ichigo, trust me…You are not fighting alone.” (Old Man Zangetsu)

6. “Take a look at this world! This world of yours used to be full of hope, filled with skyscrapers… now it looks like the run-down small town it is. This place has sunk to a new low. The rain that continued to fall on this world has decided. And now everything has submerged itself in this ocean, and it all happened because you lost hope and stopped moving forward.(then stab Ichigo in the chest with his hand.) Ichigo..I cannot leave you like this, I know what has to happen. I will rip out the root of your despair.” (Old Man Zangestu)

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Funny Ichigo Kurosaki quotes

1. “Damn that Kenpachi! He really went all out chasing me down. That was scary as hell. His Reiatsu was terrifying. To think that I actually defeated someone like that. I don’t even believe it myself.”

2. “I’m not gonna do that, all right?! What…What kind of screwed-up victory is this?!”

3. “‘ Stands a chance”? It’s not like I exactly stood a chance against any of my other enemies, either. I just defeated them because I had to. That’s all. Do you think I care if you’re on a different level from the rest of the Espada? It’s the same deal. If you’re an enemy I have to defeat, I will. That’s all.”

4. “Dammit, is that how you greet your son who went out of his way to help a ghost on the way home?!”

5. “I see. So basically, you’re a shinigami? And you came all the way from someplace called Soul Society to vanquish evil spirits? Which means that the monster earlier was one of those evil spirits? And it attacked that little girl? Okay, I belie- NO WAY I’LL BELIEVE THAT, DUMBASS!”

6. “The one being saved doesn’t get to complain!”

7. “Hold on. So in my mind, this jacked-up, sideways ridiculousness is the normal state?”

8. “Shit. Looks like your instincts, and your desire to fight, isn’t completely gone. Guess there’s no way around it. You got me. I have to recognize you as the king, for now. But don’t you ever forget! Don’t forget that either one of us can become the king or the horse. If you ever give me the chance. I’ll drag you down and crush your skull! And one last warning. If you really want to control my power, make sure you don’t get yourself killed before I come back!” (White Ichigo)

9. “Holy crap! Your story was so long I forgot the beginning!”

  • 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.