Confirming this, Kenpachi asks Gremmy if he wants to fight and reminds him of his claim of being the strongest Quincy. Kenpachi as a young boy, sitting on a pile of corpses. Kenpachi was featured in ScrewAttack animated series One Minute Melee where he faced off against Akuma from Street Fighter in Season 1. He does not have a particularly favorite dish, but he particularly hates nattō. Zaraki appears in the second session of Bleach: Beat Collection, together with Yachiru, Ikkaku, and Yumichika. His lieutenant is Yachiru Kusajishi. However, he fights off Tōsen with the sense of touch, as he can feel when the blade makes contact with his body. He has a long face with pronounced cheekbones, and pronounced, hairless eyebrow ridges. As per the 3rd Captain Qualification Trial, Kenpachi became the new captain of that division. During the Wandenreich's second invasion, Zaraki uses Nozarashi's ax-like Shikai form against the Sternritter Gremmy Thoumeaux in an exhausting flight that leaves at the mercy of a quartet of female Sternritters before Ichigo saves him. Kenpachi, liking this idea, states he has always wanted to compete against Byakuya. After some time had passed, Zaraki found his way into Soul Society and killed the previous captain of the 11th Division, thus gaining his seat in the Gotei 13. 1 Appearance 2 Personality 3 Plot 3.1 Soul Society arc 3.2 The Thousand-Year Blood War arc 4 References 5 Navigation It is unknown what Nozarashi naturally looks like. So how does Kenpachi top that? Ichigo refuses to do either and, attacking, finally succeeds in injuring Kenpachi. [79] Kenpachi cuts off another of Yammy's legs, causing the Espada to fall down. This Death Battle with featured combatants, Kenpachi Zaraki, Bleach's Captain of Squad 11, going head to head with Kisame Hoshigaki, Naruto's Hidden Mist Shinobi of the Akatsuki. [202] Originally, Kenpachi was the only person in the history of the Gotei 13 who did not know the name of his Zanpakutō before becoming a captain, nor could he perform either of his blade's released states. [44] As Yachiru calls for Retsu Unohana to heal Kenpachi, Kenpachi tells Yachiru he lost, but needs to pay him back. Kenpachi and Byakuya returning from Hueco Mundo. However, Renji, interrupting him, reveals himself and other Shinigami, including Kenpachi, who all continue to watch the situation. When his subordinates arrive, he orders them to search for her. Byakuya tells Kenpachi to leave him be, or, in his next attack, he will truly kill him. Kenpachi slaughtering several Wandenreich members. A noticeable trait in his appearance is his long thin scar running down the left side of his face, which he gained before finding his future lieutenant, Yachiru Kusajishi. His lieutenant is Yachiru Kusajishi. After Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends arrive in Soul Society, Zaraki begins to hunt for the strongest fighter in their group before finding Ichigo. Despite having "more fun than he has had in a long time," he suffers enough injuries to realize that he may die if the fight continues. Kenpachi Zaraki is a Soul Reaper and the Captain of Squad 11 in the 13 Court Guard Squads. He has appeared in the Akuma VS Kenpachi trilogy, which chronicles his long-standing battle with the deadly Street Fighter anti-hero Akuma. [6] The eyepatch is black with a grey outline. Kenpachi ridicules Gerard for acting like a cliched villain, only for Gerard to ridicule him in turn for not yet having realized the gap between them. [107], As Kenpachi and the others turn to leave, when Byakuya reminds Rukia they were only tasked with observing Ichigo and his decision, Kenpachi, interjecting, states he only came because he was bored. [194] Despite having his arm mangled by Pernida's The Compulsory, Kenpachi still managed to nonchalantly hold his sword with that arm. [195], Supernatural Durability: As resilient as Kenpachi is, he is just as hard to damage. Zaraki begins to walk away, when Ichigo stands up again, healed by the power of Zangetsu. Nnoitra, cutting Kenpachi on his left shoulder, laughs, telling him his Hierro is unsurpassed by any current and former Espada. Zaraki manages to single-handedly kill Berenice Gabrielli, Jerome Quizbatt, and Loyd Lloyd without much difficulty. When Byakuya states he did not know Kenpachi, at his level, could actually kill people, Kenpachi tells him to try him, and before the two can engage in combat, Gin, stopping Kenpachi, ties him up and drags him away. [176] He can carry three full-grown human corpses on his shoulders without any apparent effort. Later, Kenpachi is brought to Kisuke Urahara's laboratory, where Jūshirō Ukitake heals him. [8] OtakuKart named him the "5th Strongest Captain in Bleach", stating "This guy is total monster who does not even use his Shikai but with bare sword and immense spiritual pressure he was able to defeat Nnoitra. He has green eyes and long, stringy black hair. [5] He styles his hair into stiff strands during his baths, attaching small bells at its tips, and wears a special black eyepatch over his right eye. As Inaba recreates Yoruichi and Suì-Fēng's joint Shunkō attack, Kenpachi informs them he can copy any ability. When Byakuya asks him what he is talking about, Kenpachi states he figures Byakuya must be bored standing around, so he figures he would at least allow him to finish the Espada off. [31] While he is lost, he, coming across the 4th Division's compound, finds and stops Mayuri from "interrogating" his 3rd Seated Officer, Ikkaku Madarame. Even Byakuya was impressed by Kenpachi's ability to understand things he has no personal experience with. Kenpachi continues to attack Gremmy, each time taking advantage of Gremmy's lack of reaction to slash him again and again while cutting through his constructs as well. Kenpachi's slash wounds, inflicted by Ichigo, weren't as severe in the anime compared to the manga. When each of them are indifferent to the matter, Kenpachi saying his was a bother, Yamamoto grows even angrier. Zaraki also helps fight off the Bount invasion and successfully defeats Maki Ichinose, a former member of his squad who left after Zaraki killed his captain. After announcing his decision to the Central 46 of wanting to have two lieutenants, Shunsui Kyōraku reveals his first task on becoming Captain-Commander: instructing Kenpachi in Zanjutsu. When Urahara stops him with a Kidō barrier, an angry Kenpachi begins moving toward him, only for Nanao Ise to confront him and point out how he has a duty to do here. However, Yachiru Kusajishi, popping up, smacks him, saying they all came together and promised to go home together, so if they leave, Yamamoto will have their heads. Note: Events occurring in this arc are only in the anime and do not constitute canon material. Though reluctant, Kenpachi accepts their help, and they fight against Hisagi and Tetsuzaemon elsewhere. Kenpachi, grabbing the sword, asks the spirit if it was trying to cut him with such a dull blade. Kenpachi, degrading her for using tricks she had not used in their last fight, states she has changed from the time he used to look up to her. [92] Later, Kenpachi joins three other captains in the Urahara Shop, where they attempt to enter Soul Society. Most notably, after recovering from the injuries inflicted by Pernida Parnkgjas, Kenpachi managed to instantly appear in another part of the Wahrwelt city and attack Gerard Valkyrie before the Sternritter could even defend himself, with Ikkaku and Yumichika shocked that Kenpachi arrived before they did. Kenpachi, brushing the comment off, states to him, Yammy is ready to be finished off, but the Espada is obviously too much for Byakuya. He also wore a black choker necklace. [128], When Gremmy explains to him that he cannot destroy the meteorite because it is already in existence, Kenpachi claims that Gremmy is the one who cannot do anything and leaps toward the meteorite. Gerard reminds Kenpachi that cutting off his arms will accomplish nothing, but Kenpachi merely leaps into the air before slashing at Gerard, who has his left forearm cut off along with half of his shield when he attempts to block the strike. Kenpachi Zaraki is the current captain of the 11th Division in the Gotei 13. Kenpachi attacked with enough force to create a crater in the ground under Ikkaku, which somewhat alarmed Yumichika. [113] When Haschwalth asks how he defeated three Sternritter so easily, Kenpachi casually explains each situation while referring to the three as trash. However, Kenpachi, laughing hysterically, keeps fighting, only to be injured several times. On the one hand, Kenpachi wishes to increase his own personal power. [124]. [69], After Kenpachi explains the nature of his eye patch, Nnoitra, in a rage, releases. [91] After fending off Inaba and forcing him to retreat, Kenpachi joins other members of the Gotei 13 as they hold a meeting in Ichigo's room. [25] By killing the 11th Division captain, he became the official and uncontested holder of the title, Kenpachi, as well as becoming the 11th person to hold the title.[3]. Kenpachi zaraki vs azrael (bleach vs blazblue) ad Check out @WonderWomanFilm out in theaters and streaming on @HBO... Max for 31 days starting Dec. 25 in the US only at no extra fee to subscribers! [34] Kenpachi, seeing Ichigo's battle stance, compliments him on it, though noting it has openings, and admits he likes his spiritual pressure. Kenpachi tells Ichigo he warned him not to relax his spiritual pressure, and it has become weak because he saw a chance to win. True to his title, Kenpachi is bloodthirsty and reckless, loving nothing more than a good fight and intentionally impairs himself to prolong what would otherwise be an overly swift battle. He enjoys doing so because it is easy for him to set his hair to his preferred style. His former lieutenant, and best friend was Yachiru Kusajishi. He is the eleventh Kenpachi to hold the position. Edit. Seventeen months after the fight with Aizen, Zaraki, along with all the other high-ranking members of the Gotei 13, are ordered to restore Ichigo's reiatsu. Kenpachi Zaraki Every division within the seireitei has different characteristics. He previously starred in three episodes of One Minute Melee against Akuma, twice where the latter transformed into Oni. "Great big Shinigami, with a soft side for a certain Shinigami." After their fight, he began to admire her, and wanted to fight like her. The Yachiru who is the p… [54] He does not see Ichigo and his friends when they leave Soul Society, telling Yachiru he and Ichigo will certainly meet again because they are the only ones who are what they seem to be.[55]. He, yanking the sword from its hand, cuts Wabisuke down, causing him to, reverting back to his sealed form, break into two pieces. 1 Bio 2 One Minute Melee 2.1 Akuma VS Kenpachi Zaraki (Street Fighter VS Bleach) 2.2 Catwoman VS Black Widow … Zaraki lives for battle (evidenced by his method of attaining his rank) and enjoys a good fight more than anything. Kenpachi is the eleventh Kenpachi to hold the position. When Byakuya states he will not, as a savage like him is better suited to the task, Kenpachi takes offense, but before he can do anything about it, Yammy, making his presence known by confirming he is not down for the count yet, slams his large hand down in between the two. [93][94] While slightly outmatched at first, Kenpachi finds great delight in this, comparing it to the time he faced Ichigo. Later, Kenpachi encounters the Onmitsukidō, who are under the control of Reigai-Suì-Fēng. He tells Kenpachi his blade will never cut him. [156], Kenpachi's Battle Data, clockwise. Kenpachi, Byakuya and Ichigo vs. Yammy Llargo - Zero Espada 「1080p」60FPS At first, Ichigo despairs over the loss of his powers, before demanding that Kūgo return them to him. [114], Soon after, Kenpachi is easily defeated by Yhwach, who holds up the bloodied captain by his throat. He, explaining his Fullbring as a contract with the gods of time, states the simpler the clause of this contract, the stronger he becomes. [163] After defeating Unohana and releasing himself from his self-imposed limits, he becomes powerful enough to fight on par with and defeat the likes of Gremmy Thoumeaux without taking off his eyepatch. Ikkaku told Kenpachi he had come back just as he suggested, causing Kenpachi to smile. When the other Shinigami arrive, Kenpachi proceeds to attack alongside them. As his Reiatsu builds at a devastating rate, Senbonzakura's Bankai, coming into contact with it, is easily dissipated, much to the Zanpakutō Spirit's surprise. [8][9] He also takes his title as Kenpachi seriously, telling Gremmy Thoumeaux that there is nothing the latter can create that he cannot cut because the power his title implies is not to be taken lightly. He has a minor role in the second Bleach OVA, where he vacations in the Human World with Yachiru. Later, Kenpachi, alongside Byakuya Kuchiki, arrives at the battle between Yammy Llargo and Ichigo. [70] Noticing there is no movement from an unresponsive Kenpachi, Nnoitra sets his sights on Yachiru, but Kenpachi, recovering, cuts off one of his arms. When Inaba reveals his Shikai's ability to control space, though Hitsugaya keeps his distance, Kenpachi proceeds to attack Inaba, prompting him to record Kenpachi's attack and cuts him down with it.[96]. Zaraki named her Yachiru after the only person he admired. As Kenpachi and Gerard continue clashing, with Kenpachi slowly but surely being overwhelmed, Gerard points out the waning power behind his strikes before smashing him into the ground. Eventually, Kenpachi, growing bored of chasing after him, sits down. [4] A noticeable trait in his appearance is a long, thin scar running down the left side of his face and across his left eye, inflicted on him by Retsu Unohana while he was still a child. This article is a Disambiguation page for "Kenpachi Zaraki". [105] When Kenpachi greets Ikkaku as the dimension he was in disappears, Ikkaku is surprised Kenpachi is out of his dimension so early, only for him to say Ikkaku is late. His adoptive daughter is Yachiru Kusajishi. [10][11][12][13] HubPages ranked him as the "10th Coolest Male Anime Character" with comments "What makes Kenpachi cool? Due to Kenpachi's strength, Ikkaku was forced on the defensive, holding off Kenpachi's relentless strikes. Kenpachi begins his fight with Gremmy Thoumeaux. "[20][21][22] Screen Rant ranked Kenpachi as the "4th Strongest Shinigami", where they commented "His Bankai transforms him into a demon with unparalleled physical abilities in exchange for his sense of reason. He wears this because he loves fighting so much that he cannot fight most opponents at full strength and enjoy it, as he would defeat them too quickly, to which he is still at least on par with most opponents while wearing it. 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