Behind every powerful shonen hero, there is usually an even more powerful mentor responsible for guiding them on their journey.
The so-called "Big Three" of anime and manga -- Naruto, Bleach and One Piece -- are well-known. But what would be their respective shojo equivalents?
From Reiner Braun in Attack on Titan to Code Geass' Lelouch Lamperouge, several anime villains have a lot on their plate.
As a battle-scarred swordsman, the wandering mercenary Guts needs a shonen-style rival to keep his skills sharp.
When comparing the shonen juggernauts One Piece and Fairy Tail in their portrayal of female characters, which series did them better justice?
While some anime heroes are beyond cool, a good chunk of them are so cringey that they cause second-hand embarrassment.
Bleach's Orihime Inoue is Ichigo Kurosaki's kindest, most responsible friend. There's only one MBTI type to describe a stellar heroine like her.
The thirteen Captains are the strongest Soul Reapers of all, and it's also their job to inspire their subordinates as true leaders.
While the season's most anticipated series are action-packed shonen titles, a few romance series manage to tug on the viewers' heartstrings.
Itachi is a bloody betrayer, a caring older brother, a prodigy, and a cool villain in the Akatsuki, and a few anime characters can relate to that.
Waifus are the ideal life partner in the imagination of anime fans, and some of them are downright legendary as the best of all time.
While some anime villains work hard to achieve their evil goals, others are too lazy to put in the effort.
Class 1-A is home to some of the coolest, most memorable student heroes U.A. High has ever seen.
The One Piece may be difficult to find, but many anime characters could discover it pretty easily.
If Naruto Uzumaki wasn't in the picture, then the teenaged Hinata Hyuga could fall for one of these charming anime boys instead.
While some villains are undeniably cool, many others are too embarrassing to watch. Viewers can't help but cringe watching these villains.
A wonderful brother in anime will look after his sibling's emotional needs anytime or even fight to defend their siblings and friends.
Many anime adaptations don't meet manga readers' standards.
These anime needed to be as long as they are for them to be any good.
When they're not out fighting crime or taking down their opponents, many anime heroes are lazy or unproductive.
While many spin-offs are thought to be mindless cash grabs, some anime franchises created unnecessary spin-offs that everyone loved.
Anime fans who are intimidated by the length of certain anime can rest assured that some of these long-running series are worth the time investment.
Age is only a number in anime, and some of the genre's greatest characters have made it to triple digits and beyond.
Joy might not be the first thing that fans would expect when opponents fight one another, but these anime characters fight with a smile.
Anime adaptations of manga often steal the spotlight, leaving live action adaptations in the shadows. Here's some of the best live-action adaptations.
Whether audiences feel disappointed by their poor development or because of their questionable actions, these shonen leads sparked widespread debate.
Whether an anime hero's behavior is well-received or not, it's sometimes necessary for them to carry out cruel acts for the greater good.
The bond between an anime father and his child can show fans what they should appreciate about their own fathers.
Dr. Stone has a unique plot progression thanks to its incorporation of scientific theory into the writing. This will be the future of shonen anime.
Dragon Ball serves as many a great introduction to the medium. These are the logical next choice for after you finish the series.
Awesome villains are vital for any anime series, but having too many of them can be a real headache.
While Rick and Morty are skilled at problem-solving, they might be in a real pickle if they visit the worlds of anime and characters like Goku.
The worlds of anime & K-Pop have collided giving fans some pretty amazing anime openings.
After months of silence regarding where the series will air, Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War is rumored to be exclusively streaming on Disney+.
Many anime characters have shown that they'd be worthy of receiving a Cryo vision.
From edgy shonen like Akame Ga Kill! to harem anime like Love Hina to the isekai Sword Art Online, these side characters outshine the protagonists.
Shonen is by far the most popular anime genre and there are many titles that seem overrated. Some of them are worth watching despite their reputation.
These terrible anime spin-offs that no one wanted prove that there can absolutely be too much of a good thing.
Subplots are important components of storytelling. If given enough time, subplots can enhance a story, but sometimes they also weigh the story down.
Many characters use fire in anime, which means they would translate well into the Pokémon universe and could make formidable Fire-Type Gym Leaders.
Anime may not get as much credit as the original, but sometimes, an English dub finds a voice actor that embodies the character perfectly.
While most Naruto characters were unsuccessful in preventing the Uchiha massacre, other anime characters would've had better luck.
The unfortunate truth of the Zero Division's power is that they were no more than Captain Class Soul Reapers who had been granted a higher privilege.
Since electricity and lightning are used by many anime characters, they could become successful Electric-Type Pokémon Gym Leaders.
The world of anime is home to some of the best masterminds in all of fiction. Many anime characters display impressive strategizing capabilities.
Power levels vary wildly between anime series, and some attacks that barely leave a scratch in one series could be deadly in another.
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This episode wasn’t all that complicated in terms of actual plot development so this review won’t contain quite as much analysis of that as the others. But, I think this is a good episode to use in order to take stock of BLEACH 2022’s speed relative to the original anime and the source material. This review will discuss that and the episode’s content in the context of the broader series.
When Yamamoto from Bleach engages the Quincy king in mortal combat, he discovers that nothing in this post-apocalyptic conflict is as it seems.
The Fall 2022 anime season of Bleach and My Hero Academia both features a climactic war arc, but one of them has more depth to keep viewers interested.
In Bleach: TYBW, Kisuke and Ichigo both put up a valiant fight against Quilge Opie but failed to land the decisive blow. A third warrior is eluding capture.
Hollows are alien beings that Soul Reapers are still learning more about. With just their arms, some of them can even create brand-new Hollows.
Loid Forger is a tense, aloof man who generously adopted a pink-haired little girl, and coincidentally, so did Bleach's Kenpachi Zaraki.
In Bleach, the Zero Division appeared with new levels of flair, demonstrating to the Gotei 13 how to jazz up
With Yamamoto no longer in command, veteran Soul Reaper Shunsui Kyoraku must assume command of the Gotei 13. This new job may forever alter his life.
In Episode 10, Ichigo goes through yet another training session, but this time he completely fails it. And Zangetu is nowhere to be found.
Bleach: The perfect opportunity was lost by TYBW to visually explore Kenpachi's history, and instead, the battle was overshadowed by constant narration.
The five Special War Powers of Bleach each have inherent talents that have the power to change the course of the Thousand-Year Blood War.
Ryuken Ishida is resentful and disappointed in the Quincy tribe in the present. But years ago, he was the tribe's most fervent ally.
Yamamoto from Bleach possesses the most potent fire zapakuto ever, yet not even this sword can rescue the world.
In Bleach, Captain-General Yamamoto was the Soul Society's most powerful warrior. Only one Soul Reaper was fit to succeed him after he died.
Naruto's Kakashi Hatake and Bleach's Kisuke Urahara both played important roles in teaching Naruto and Ichigo how to fight as aspiring shonen heroes.
Midoriya from MHA and Ichigo from Bleach each have a tough-talking tsundere teammate that stands by them despite any disagreements they may have.
Every character in Bleach has their own personality and let's see their MBTI Personality.
While many more bankai have been revealed in Bleach, Byakuya's Senbonzakura Kageyoshi still stands above the rest.
Both Bleach's Shunsui Kyoraku and MHA's Endeavor rose to prominence at a high cost, but they are unsure whether they can protect those who look up to them.
Both Gin and Itachi were traitors who lived and died. Does this imply that they made comparable sacrifices?
Recently, the One Piece manga revealed that the members of CP-0 had recently awakened powers. Similarly, the time interval between each mention is shrinking. It appears that the series will show more awakened Devil Fruit users before it concludes.
Each soul or soul reaper who dies in the Bleach universe has a unique destiny. However, the fates of some soul reapers after death are particularly cruel.
Bleach's Quincy are back with a vengeance after a thousand years of slumber, and they're stealing Bankai to ensure victory. Fortunately, the Captains have a plan.
The Quincies arrive ready to launch a full-scale attack on the Seiretei, allowing their adversaries to experience crushing defeat for the first time.
Bleach's Grand Fisher personifies the greedy ambition and arrogance of a Menos Grande while without actually being one, which is unusual among Hollows.
It may seem odd that Renji never became a Captain after displaying his Bankai and fighting skills throughout Bleach, but there are valid reasons for it.
Although Uryu Ishida's betrayal in Bleach is shocking, the Thousand-Year Blood War Arc exaggerates its complexity.
While Sosuke Aizen of Bleach stated that his Perfect Hypnosis could conjure the ideal illusion, the skill had a few unmentioned drawbacks.
At the beginning of Bleach, Rukia Kuchiki was unable to battle the least powerful Hollows because her genuine transformation in the story had not yet commenced.
In the world of Bleach, the power dynamics within the Sternritter organization create a state of chaos and internal conflict. Unlike other factions in the series, the Sternritter follow a feudal system that crumbles in the absence of their King, resulting in disarray and confusion.
Within the world of Bleach, the existence of Dual Zanpakuto is an exceedingly rare occurrence.
These Bleach filler arcs kept fans happy while Tite Kubo worked on the main storyline.
The Soul Reapers are ready to sacrifice everything to defeat the Wandenreich, but one character paid the wrong price for the wrong victory.
Renji Abarai proves that the best shonen anime power-ups are personal, not just contrived superpower awakenings for the sake of it.