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The Best Character In Bleach According To Reddit

"Bleach," like many popular anime shows, started off as a manga in 2001 by Tite Kubo. The TV series was released a few years later (via IMDb), garnering even more popularity and even becoming one of the "Big 3" alongside "Naruto" and "One Piece." The anime has been adapted into several other media, including full-length movies, light novels, and even video games. "Bleach" follows Ichigo Kurosaki, a high school student who has been able to see ghosts since he was a child. After Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki transfers her powers to him, Ichigo uses his newfound abilities to defeat Hollows, send spirits to the Soul Society, and protect his friends and family.

Throughout "Bleach's" run, Kubo has introduced many unique and colorful characters that bring much to the overall story. Though every fan can argue which one is the best, Reddit has solved the mystery once and for all, revealing who most consider the best character of the entire franchise.

Fans stand by Ichigo

Though some characters in Tite Kubo's best-selling series — such as Byakuya Kuchiki and Toshiro Hitsugaya — have had their fair share of fangirls over the years, this Reddit poll shows that Ichigo Kurosaki is actually the most popular "Bleach" character. 13% of fans voted for the orange-haired boy, with Kisuke Urahara only narrowly losing the top spot.  

It comes as no surprise that Ichigo beat out everyone else, as he is the main character. Since "Bleach" was first published, he has placed highly in popularity polls and some of his fights are said to be the best in the series. Readers have stuck with the substitute Soul Reaper since day one, learning more about who Ichigo really is. He puts up a tough front but is quickly revealed to be insecure and vulnerable — especially when it comes to his mother's death — as well as highly protective and loyal, even to those he's only known for a short time. For fans, Ichigo represents "Bleach," and as they watch him undergo grueling training in order to save countless lives, their admiration for him only deepens.