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Bleach: Top 5 Most Beautiful Friendships

The importance of friendships is always highlighted in almost any anime. How many times have the world been saved and the villains been defeated by the unfathomable and quite practically unparalleled power of friendship, right? However, friendships in Bleach is just on another level. The anime showcased quite a few lifelong friends, which only prove that affection and platonic relationships totally trample on any obstacle.

If you’re a fan of this anime, you sure have been exposed to some of the best friendships in the series. Here’s our top picks!

Chad and Ichigo

Chad and Ichigo
Ichigo always comes to Chad’s rescue. And Chad does the same to Ichigo.

The first item on the list features Kurosaki Ichigo, the protagonist of the series, and his best friend. If you’ve seen the anime or read the manga, you sure should have been exposed to how close these two are. They aren’t too vocal about how they care for each other, but they sure come to each other’s rescue when one of them is in trouble.

Yasutora Chad is a big guy who always gets bullied because he never fights back. Ichigo rescued him quite a few times. So, when Ichigo went the Soul Society and got into trouble, Chad, who at that time didn’t know he had powers, didn’t think twice to save him.

Renji and Rukia

Renji and Rukia
Rukia and Renji are childhood friends who later became lovers.

Kuchiki Rukia and Abarai Renji’s friendship started when they were young, so it’s not presumptuous to say they’ve experienced quite a lot of highs and lows together. But hardships like that only make the relationship grow stronger. Rukia knows that Renji has got her back, and Renji knows that Rukia will never forsake him. They were always bickering on screen, but it’s always a sign of affection when you can say anything to a friend and not hold back on your words. Truly, the this pair is what beautiful friendships look like.

Zaraki and Yachiru

Kenpachi and Yachiru
Zaraki and Yachiru can never be separated.

Zaraki Kenpachi and Kusajishi Yachiru are quite an unusual pair. After all, he’s a large man and considered to be the most ruthless of all captains, while she’s a tiny, child-like girl who always clings on his shoulders. But the two of them have gone through plenty of hardships together. They came from the farthest parts of Rukongai, so they know how hard it is to be alone. Fortunately, they found each other and discovered the light each of them emits.

It totally doesn’t seem like it, but the two of them protect each other. Zaraki, with her insane strength protects Yachiru from any harm just by being with her. (Although, of course, Yachiru is pretty agile and powerful on her own too.) Meanwhile, Yachiru protects Zaraki by being his aide. She guides Zaraki when he’s lost, literally and figuratively.

Kyoraku and Ukitake

Shunsui and Jushiro
Kyoraku and Ukitake have been the best of friends for many centuries.

It’s said that friendships last forever, and Kyoraku Shinsui and Ukitake Jushirou totally proved that. They’ve been the best of friends for hundreds of years, and they totally know what each of them likes and dislikes. Both of them are strong in their own right, but even so, they still come to each other’s rescue whenever the need arises. Aside from their unmatched strength on the battlefield, they share plenty of things in common, including the respect they have for Captain Yamamoto, their mentor, as well as their love for saké and their joy for teasing the equally old Captain Unohana.

Many people will agree that Kyoraku and Ukitake demonstrate one of the most beautiful friendships in the series. Sparks of wholesomeness just fly whenever the two of them are on the screen together.

Urahara and Yoruichi

Urahara and Yoruichi
Urahara and Yoruichi love each other’s weirdness.

The friendship between Urahara Kisuke and Shihoin Yoruichi has also lasted for many years. They don’t see each other too often because Urahara is in exile, but Yoruichi, given her power and influence, can simply visit her friend every time she wants. They’re both insanely strong, proven by the fact that they were once captains of their own divisions. Yoruichi is considered to be the fastest shinigami, while Urahara has proven his genius time and again. They share a mutual respect for each other, and they always offer support when one of them needs it.

Tell Us If We Missed Any Pair!

Did we miss any beautiful friendship in Bleach? Do tell us in the comments section! #

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