Here is everything you need to know about Bleach’s top 5 strongest Bankai.
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What is a Bankai?
In the Bleach franchise, characters known as Shinigami possess several skills through their Zanpakutō. Moreover, when a zanpakutō first evolves it turns into a Shikai power. Meanwhile, during its second evolution, a zanpakutō results in a Bankai.
Besides that, a Bankai is quite rare in the world of Bleach and is often seen wielded only by a Lieutenant or a Captain. Furthermore, it takes nearly ten years for a character to unlock it fully.
1. Yamamoto’s Zanka no Tachi
Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto wielded one of the most traumatic Bankai. In addition, when it is activated it resembles a blackened katana. Moreover, it has the power to practically erase the existence of anyone if they are on its other end.
2. Ichigo’s Tensa Zangetsu
While Ichigo’s Bankai abilities are not explicitly defined, his blade is strong enough to cut a Soul King-empowered like Yhwach in two pieces. Besides that, unlike all the other Bankai, Ichigo’s zanpakutō can be extended for a long period of time after it has been used continuously for three months.
3. Urahara’s Kannonbiraki Benihime Aratame
Urahara does not reveal his blade until the manga series is nearly over. But when it did it left everyone astonished. Additionally, his Kannonbiraki takes the form of a giant woman and can resurrect anything that makes contact with it.
4. Byakuya’s Senbonzakura Kageyoshi
Byakuya’s Bankai is the most versatile zanpakutō. Besides that, the Captain can transform his blade into numerous smaller ones and control it mentally. He uses his power for both attack and defense during a battle.
5. Gin’s Kamishini no Yari
Similar to its wielder, the Kamishini no Yari acts like a multifaceted weapon. When it is activated, Gin’s blade can extend to multiple kilometers with unusual strength. Also, the blade hides a poison within itself that can break cells up to a molecular level to kill its target.