Bleach anime was canceled after the Fullbringer arc. This question has been asked repeatedly as to why it was dropped and when will it continue? I will try to answer as much as I can.
Right now, There is whole final ‘Thousand Year War’ arc that still needs to be animated. The legendary Quincy King is trying to overthrow the Soul King and Ichigo along with Shinigami attempting to stop him.
Studio Pierrot has been animating Bleach since the start. To animate a manga, the animator needs a large amount of money. The animation industry is quite a high budget industry and one episode is estimated to cost 100,000-300,000$.
In recent times, the Bleach manga has not been as popular as it used to be. The overall revenue from manga sales is not enough to restart the animation.The rumors of return have been up since 2015. However, 2017 is about to end and there is still no official news about the continuation of the anime.
The next thing related to Bleach is the Live Action movie releasing in 2018. When they announced the movie at the end of the manga, the best evaluation was; If the movie turns out to be a success, the anime can return in late 2018 or 2019.
What do you make of this? Let me know!
Top 10 Strongest Bankai Ever In Bleach – Ranked
In the world of Bleach there are several powerful characters; among them, some of the strongest are the Shinigami who belong to the 13 Gotei and who are able to use their Zanpakuto’s bankai form during a fight.
Since there are a lot of different bankai, let’s see what are the 10 strongest bankai ever shown in the anime!
10 – KOKUJO TENGEN MYOOH (SAJIN KOMAMURA)
This bankai is a living-armor bankai: standing at about a hundred meters tall, the giant resembles an armored samurai who wields a sword with a guard similar to Komamura’s one and who copies Komamura’s movements, allowing it to deal out colossal amounts of damages. It is strong enough to take a released Arrancar’s point-blank Cero without being damaged!
In addiction, despite its enormous size, the giant is also able to be incredibly fast.
9 – TEKKEN TACHIKAZE (KENSEI MUGURUMA)
This bankai gives Kensei the ability to transform the single combat knife coming from the shikai form into a pair of large knuckle blades in which there’s all the destructive power coming from his fists, that is released on impact as an explosive force; this explosive power continues to assault his opponent as long as his fist remains in contact with his opponent.
Furthermore, when using this ability, Kensei can change its knuckle blades into brass knuckles or also into spiked gauntlets.
8 – KONJIKI ASHISOGI JIZO (MAYURI KUROTSUCHI)
This bankai looks like a giant creature with the body of a caterpillar in a red cape, with a grotesque golden baby’s head and arms, and a silver halo hovering around this head.
Its most frightening attack consists of a poisonous breath that is lethal to anyone, aside from Mayuri and Nemu; this poison spreads through an area of about 200 meters and it is almost impossible to avoid. Moreover, it’s a very dangerous poison, so much that although the opponent doesn’t breathe, it will still enter their body.
7 – JAKUHO RAIKOBEN (SOI FON)
This bankai looks like a golden armor missile launcher base that encases Soi Fon’s right arm and comes above her shoulder to form a face shield; she uses her bankai rarely because she would prefer not to use it, since believes that it offends her pride as a Covert Ops agent.
Anyway, the Jakuho Raikoben has the ability to launch a missile which tracks its target for a precision strike. After a successful hit, the missile creates a powerful and massive explosion.
6 – HIHIO ZABIMARU (RENJI ABARAI)
This bankai looks like a long, bony tail composed of vertebra-like structures which protrudes from the back of the snake-like skull until reaching and hanging around Renji’s waist.
Despite what people can think, this is a really skilled bankai, since it can fire a blast of concentrated spiritual energy from its mouth (Hikotsu Taiho), it can detach all its segments and use them to surround the enemy and execute them; it can also be used in order to transport people.
5 – TENSA ZANGETSU (ICHIGO KUROSAKI)
This bankai is considered completely out of the ordinary for any Zanpakuto, since, unlike most bankai forms which usually create some sort of massive creature or effect, Ichigo’s bankai shrinks his sword down to a kind of longer sword with a black blade very effective in blocking and deflecting attacks; furthermore, instead of the clothes his shikai form had, a short length of chain with a broken link at the end dangles from the base of the hilt and his robe is replaced with a black which is a proper part of his bankai and shows how much Reiatsu remains.
In addiction, when using his bankai, Ichigo can attack his enemy with an enhanced version of Getsuga Tensho.
4 – DAIGUREN HYORINMARU (TOSHIRO HYTSUGAYA)
Hitsugaya’s bankai causes ice to flow from Hyorinmaru onto himself, starting at his right arm, continuing forming up over his shoulders, with two large wings sprouting from his back and a long tail; the ice forms down his left arm and also his feet are encased in ice. These new ice limbs are movable, and can be used as an extension of himself; in addiction, three ice flowers start floating behind him and they melt away petal by petal as Hitsugaya’s battle progresses.
Thanks to this form, he can freeze objects and whole areas, also by swinging his tail around as a weapon to freeze objects; in addiction, this form gives him the possibility to use a huge variety of different attacks, from physical ones to weather-control attacks.
3 – KAMISHINI NO YARI (GIN ICHIMARU)
In its Bankai form, Gin’s Zanpakuto doesn’t change in appearance.
Its abilities are essentially the same as the Shikai, but its force, its cutting power, its length and its speed are vastly amplified to the point where Gin is capable of swiftly cutting an entire town in half with a single slash (his sword can be extended up to 13 km in under 0.08 seconds); because of its extension and contraction speed, the sword is highly dangerous.