Many anime characters have inspired viewers to do something despite them not being the main character. One of them is Kisuke Urahara, as we look into some quotes by the character. Most of these characters either act as a friend or a sensei. Sometimes they can be a rival too. But the lesson or the emotions one feels from their speech or a quote is just perfect. The Anime ‘Bleach’ revolves around Ichigo Kurosaki, an ordinary High school boy who one day meets a soul reaper Rukia Kuchiki. And due to some unfortunate events, he gets stuck operating as a soul reaper hunting down Hollows.
This starts his journey towards his fight with hollows and many opponents who will come his way. During the series, there were many secrets revealed to Ichigo about his past and his parent’s past. His journey to become a soul reaper and gain control of his Bankai was a fierce one. There were many of his friends who helped him, like Orihime Inoue, Uryuu Ishida, and of course, our very own shopkeeper Kisuke Urahara. Urahara runs a small store that sells Shinigami items. He was also one of the Gotei 13. He was first introduced as a calm, simple minder person who just runs a shop. But it was just the tip of the Iceberg for him. He is a collected genius.
Throughout the series, we have seen him give many great speeches to Ichigo alongside many sarcastic quotes also. His presence always undermined the other character, even if it was Ichigo. What made his character so legendary is that his quotes and powerful speech are still within the hearts of many fans. Let’s see what seven quotes by Kisuke Urahara were iconic.
1. Urahara’s Advice To Yasutora And Orihime Inoue
When Ichigo’s classmates, Orihime and Yasutora, were attacked by hollows and were brought to Kisuke Urahara, they were pretty confused. He told them everything about how their natural powers have been weakened due to their contact with Ichigo. When both of them couldn’t accept the reality, He told them something that gave them the resolve to make a decision.
He said, “Your transformation is not a disease. You were just given the key to the door in front of you. There’s no need to know the cause. No need for sorrow or sadness. What comes next is up to you. You can use your keys to open the door or lock it tight. And if you do choose to open it, you can still decide not to pass through.”
2. A Message Is Written In Blood
After completing his training at Urahara Shoten, Ichigo spends a day with his friends, watching fireworks. While Kisuke Urahara tries to open, The Gate to the Soul Society, he says to open a window for the update. After seven days, Ichigo opens the window at midnight. Then through it, a flying object comes crashing into the wall.
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Suddenly blood-like color was spread all through the wall leaving a message. The message written was, “Urgent, meet us outside the Urahara Shop immediately. P.S: If you’re thinking that this message is like some written in the victim’s blood cliché from some Horrorshow, then you obviously have no sense of humor”. This left a completely funny impression on Ichigo. And also that in times of intense situations, some humor helps deal with it.
3. Courageous Words To Ichigo
During Ichigo’s deadly Brawl with Renji, he was struggling to counter his attacks. This brawl was due to the issue with Kuchiki, as she was sentenced to death for not following the Rules. While fighting, Ichigo remembers Urahara’s advice to follow the enemy’s attack and strike when the attacks slow down. This technique did not work because he did not intend to give a killing blow.
Urahara comes to his rescue while also teaching him another lesson. He says to him, “There is nothing, but fear reflected in your sword. When you dodge, you’re afraid of getting killed. When you attack, you’re afraid of killing someone. Even when you try to protect someone, you’re afraid of letting them die. Yes, your sword speaks to me only of absurd fear. What’s necessary for a fight isn’t fear. Nothing can be born of that. When you dodge, “I won’t let them cut me.” If you protect someone, “I won’t let them die.” If you attack, “I will kill them.” Well, can’t you see the resolve to kill you in my sword?”
This speech by Kisuke Urahara excites Ichigo, and he finally understands that he has to attack with the intent to kill. Hence he wins the fight with Renji.
4. Urahara To Renji Abara
Kisuke Urahara asks Renji to train with Sado cause the winter war was near with Anzai. Due to his Bankai, it was effective to train with. But Renji asks him why doesn’t he use his own Bankai to train him. To counter that, he gives a funny answer to his question.
He says, “Puh-Lease! I’m just a lowly-but-handsome merchant. How could I possibly perform Bankai?” To this answer, Renji was very angry telling him, how can he call himself just a lowly merchant. As he was one of Gotei 13 and also a great scientist. After many conversations, he finally tells him that his Bankai is not suitable for giving training. That’s why he wants him to use his Bankai to train with Sado.
5. Harsh Words To Orihime Inoue
Orihime visits Urahara where the training of Sado is ongoing with Renji. She talks to him about the Oken situation with Anzai and how they have to prepare for the war. And also how there will be a lot of bloodshed and that everyone has to get stronger. Orihime also replies that she wants to get stronger, too, for the sake of humanity. But he refuses her to participate in the upcoming war as she does not possess her Tsubaki anymore.
To this argument, Sado asks Kisuke Urahara why can’t she fight. She has healing abilities that will help. Her powers simply won’t be needed. He says with utter determination, “Don’t Pester Me, A warrior who has lost her strength will only get in the way.” She quietly back downs and listens to him while being sad.
6. Yammy Liargo vs Urahara
During the war with Arrancar, who is part of Sosuke Aizen’s army, Urahara was fighting Yammy and dealing huge blows to him. At one point, it seemed like he had died. But he is still alive, only revealing his secret by telling him. “I won’t get hit by any more of those. I’ve analyzed that technique’s Reishi composition and even the patterns in your muscle movements when you fire. If I know those two things, I can dodge it, or by timing it right, I can cancel it out. But that’s difficult in its own right.” Kisuke Urahara gave the finishing blow by giving this answer to him.
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7. The Hogyoku Conflict between Aizen and Urahara
During the fight between Ichigo’s Dad and Aizen, when he described the true powers of Hogyoku. And how he was the one truly behind Ichigo and Kuchiki’s meeting. He orchestrated all this to finally achieve the power of Hogyoku. Then suddenly, the fight is abruptly stopped by Kisuke Urahara. He tells him about how long it’s been since they saw each other. And also about him finally being subdued by Hogyoku.
He also tells him how he couldn’t control the Hogyoku. To which Urahara replies, “You are right, I couldn’t control it, That Time”. He then starts giving him counterblows, resulting in dealing a blow to his spirit. Due to this, Aizen will be burned from within by his spirit energy.