Why Bleach Is The Best Of The Big 3

Back when all of the big three (Naruto, Bleach and One Piece) were at the height of their powers, the debate raged as to what series was the best. Now only One Piece remains, likely having enough material to last another decade with how Oda writes. Naruto still technically lives through Boruto as well. Bleach may even be having a resurgence as a returning anime and potential for an OVA for Burn The Witch. It's reignited the argument that truly shouldn't exist. All three series offer something different, having their own strengths and weaknesses. As a whole, however, Bleach was stronger than Naruto and One Piece, here's why. Ichigo may not be the best character among the three mains, Luffy being more lovable and Naruto having more depth. His fights are infinitely more entertaining though. There's a level of the unknown with him when he squares up with someone. You never know for sure if he's going to triumph over his foe. With Naruto, he rarely, if ever, lost, Sasuke being his only real kryptonite. Ichigo henceforth took losses all of the time, forcing him to train to unlock a new ability. He lost to Grimmjow his first encounter, same for Ulquiorra and nearly every villain he went up against.

This level of drama helps give his fights just a little more weight. Even the staunchest of fanboys can't argue that Aizen isn't the best villain in any of the series. You could argue Itachi, but once so much of his backstory came out, you realized he never was one. Aizen, on the other hand, was a truly despicable mastermind who orchestrated almost everything in the entire series. That's something none of the other big three can say. He was a mastermind done right, one that truly outplayed everyone with his intellect. Too often these characters only succeed because the good guys get dumbed down to make the chess player seem smarter. There's a reason more than a few fans wish the series had ended with his defeat rather than the war with the Quincy's. One Piece has an argument here as they have more than a few strong female characters who play a big role in the plot. They still pale in comparison to Bleach, who has women in both the main cast as well as high ranking positions in Soul Society. They also have some of the better fights in the series. RELATED: Bleach: Grimmjow vs Ulquiorra: Who's the Best Villain? Much of that is due to Rukia, who has two of the more well-rounded battles in Bleach. Heck, Rukia alone is the best female character in any of the series. Beyond just her though, you have a wide variety of characters who are more than just fan service or damsels in distress.

One Piece uses it far more sparingly and to great effect at times like with Robin.

Everyone loves a good pirate romp around the seven seas, and ninjas are always going to be badass. None of them have the same hook as Shinigami having to hunt down spirits trying to invade Japan though. It's such a cool premise, one that can lend itself to a plethora of genres, be it action or horror. Bleach naturally leaned into the action side of things, but it allowed Kubo to create some horrific-looking hollow as well as introduce awful characters like Mayuri. Very few mangas could manage to have a mad scientist be on the side of the good guys, yet, Bleach did. Face turn is a wrestling term for bad guys who are swayed to the side of good, joining them even. Naruto does this with nearly every main villain of an arc, be it Nagato or Obito. In small doses, it's a great developmental moment, but Naruto overdoes it. One Piece uses it far more sparingly and to great effect at times like with Robin. That said, it's great to have a series that says to hell with that and makes bad guys who stay such.

They top any of the zany creations Oda could come up with in One Piece.

Even those that become sympathetic like Gin are still very much villains for everything he'd done. This stance lets death be the ultimate end to nearly every fight, making them brutal at times. Character design is one of Bleach's biggest strengths. The addition of hollows gives Kubo leeway to make some very unique looking creatures. Add in Bankai transformation, and you have some truly beautiful looking pages in the manga. Rukia and Hitsugaya are two that spring to mind right away. The Espada Resurrections were even better, Ulquiorra and Barragan being two of the most badass looking designs for a villain. One looked like an angel of death, while the other looked like the king of the underworld. They top any of the zany creations Oda could come up with in One Piece. One Piece can give Bleach a run for its money here as they had more than a few twists that were fantastically done. None feel as good as Aizen revealing himself to not only be alive but the man behind everything, ultimately making him the big bad of the series. The way he slides off his glasses like he was Clark Kent becoming superman was incredible. It wasn't the only one either, Gin being revealed to not only be a traitor to Aizen, but someone who loved Rangiku was very emotional. There are others from the final arc as well, such as Ichigo being part Quincy or Unohana being a Kenpachi. It was touched on with Ichigo, but its something prevalent throughout the series.

Aizen is another example of it, even if his abilities are ridiculously overpowered.

Bleach puts its heroes through the wringer, losing just as many fights as they win. Hitsugaya is the victim of this more than anyone, always getting swatted down like a fly despite being one of the main captains. While some may find it annoying that most of the fights are always a series of bad guy beating a good guy before being taken down by the next hero to show up. In actuality, it helps build the bad guys up as legitimate threats rather than just fodder for the good guys to show off their new abilities against. This doesn't just mean pure science-based fights either, although there is plenty of those whenever Mayuri is involved. Mayuri vs Szayel is the best example of this, two completely bonkers scientists squaring up in a battle of the minds. What is being referred to is fights where both parties are analyzing and deducing the other's weaknesses. The types of battles that are more than just who has bigger explosions and rather a chess match of the minds. Byakuya's fights often work out this way as he's one of the more calculated fighters in Bleach. Aizen is another example of it, even if his abilities are ridiculously overpowered. While the story as a whole can suffer at times, particularly during the Fullbring and Quincy War arcs, Bleach still has the best-contained saga of the big three. The Soul Society arc is one of the better Shounen arcs in any series, hitting all the emotional beats you want. Rukia and Ichigo's relationship is on full display here and we are introduced to plenty of characters who will be important later in the series, especially Aizen, the villain going forward. There was also quite a bit of development in the characters, Byakuya showing his first bit of emotion and Renji standing up for his childhood friend. Of course, there's also the twist that was touched on earlier.

This list describes characters from the anime and manga series Doraemon. Also listed are their original NTV voice actors (1973), followed by their TV Asahi voice actors (1979-2005; 2005-present). Part of the 22nd century characters are listed in The Doraemons. Each main character represents a primary school student archetype. Nobita appears in every episode of the anime, while Doraemon appears in most episodes, sometimes being substituted (for medical checkup or on leave) by his sister, Dorami. Note: In some translations of Doraemon, the names of these characters are different from the original names. 2.9 Nobisuke Nobi Jr. Albert in the Cinar dub of the series, is the title character and co-protagonist of the series. He is a cat-like robot from the future. He was yellow-skinned and had ears originally. However, his ears were accidentally eaten by a robot mouse. It left him heartbroken and caused his skin to turn blue. People often mistake him for a raccoon dog. He is sent back in time by Sewashi (Nobita's Great-great-grandson) to aid Nobita. Doraemon possesses a 4-dimensional pocket from which he can acquire various kinds of futuristic tools, gadgets, and playthings from a future department store.

He also has the tendency to panic during emergencies, characterized by him frantically trying to pull out a very much-needed tool from his pocket, only to produce a huge assortment of household items and unwanted gadgets. Still, Doraemon is very friendly and intelligent, not to mention long-suffering because of Nobita's antics. Since Sewashi sent Doraemon to the past, Doraemon has been living as the unofficial fourth member of Nobita's family and acts like a second son to Nobita's parents, since despite being a robot, he requires basic needs for a person, such as eating, and also sleeps in the closet of Nobita's bedroom. He also fears mice greatly (due to a robot mouse having eaten his ears), even go crazy about it and pull out devastating gadgets, and most of the times, Nobita saves Doraemon in such situations. Although he has no fingers in most media, he can hold things because of the suction cups in his hands. His favorite food is Dorayaki. He has also been shown to date with normal female cat. He is the elder brother of Dorami.

39;s good at shooting and has been reflected in the movies many time.

Nobita Nobi (野比, Nobi Nobita, English dub: Sidney in the Cinar dub, Specky in the Speedy dub, and Noby Nobi in the Bang Zoom! dub) is the co-protagonist of the series. He wears glasses, a red or yellow polo shirt with a white collar, and blue or black shorts and white socks and light blue shoes. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting. He is usually accompanied by Doraemon, who functions as his caretaker. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting and has been reflected in the movies many time. He's also good at string figure which sometime considered a girls' game. Son of Tamako and Nobisuke Nobi. Future father of Nobisuke (his son). Future husband or boyfriend of Shizuka and great-great-grandfather of Sewashi. Taurus), nicknamed Shizuka-chan (しずかちゃん) is a smart, kind and pretty girl. She is often represented by the color pink, and is seen wearing a pink shirt and skirt.

39;s gadgets like the Anywhere Door (Doko Demo Doa in Japanese).

The word 'Shizuka (しずか)' means 'Quiet'. She is Nobita's best friend. She does not shun Nobita due to his failing grades, lazy disposition or constant failures. In fact, she often tries to encourage him to do better, though she usually fails to convince him. Shizuka likes to take a bath several times a day; however, a running gag in the series is that she is sometimes interrupted by a sudden appearance of Nobita (sometimes Doraemon, Gian, or Suneo) usually due to misuse of Doraemon's gadgets like the Anywhere Door (Doko Demo Doa in Japanese). Shizuka's skirt is also frequently seen getting flipped, either by Nobita misusing Doraemon's gadgets, or by the wind. Scenes in which her underwear is seen, or she is seen bathing, have been removed from the dubbed versions, especially in India, Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom. Her true passions are sweet potatoes, which she would rather keep to herself out of the knowledge of others, and the violin, in which her playing is just as horrendous as Gian's singing. She is also known for taking piano lessons unwillingly due to her mother's wishes (as she loves violin more), which is sometimes a reason for declining to hang out with friends (but she plays piano better than violin). Shizuka is an animal lover and keeps two pets at home: a dog, who is saved from succumbing to illness by Nobita and Doraemon in one story; and a canary which runs away on multiple occasions and causing Shizuka and Nobita to run around the city chasing her down.

She sometimes fansies some handsome idols on TV. Besides Nobita, Shizuka is also close to her classmate and popular student Dekisugi. Though they consider each other only as friends. Gemini), named Buster in the Cinar dub and Bob in the Speedy dub, usually known by the nickname "Gian" (「ジャイアン」, "Jaian", English: Big G) is a strong and quick-tempered local bully. He also frequently steals other children's stuff (especially Nobita's and Suneo's) under the pretext of "borrowing" them, unless the toy is damaged. He is known for his awful singing voice, though he considers himself a great singer. To prove this, Gian sometimes "invites" others to attend his concerts, under the threat of beatings. His singing is so horrible that, once, Nobita and Doraemon try to mute it in a silent world, his writings of the song lyrics in a board end up having the same effect as when they hear them.Though his voice is terrible in one of the episodes it was shown that a girl liked his singing. In some films, his singing is enhanced to become an effective weapon (as in 'Nobita's Great Adventure in the South Seas'). In some episodes when his voice is recorded and he hears it, he instantly denies it being his voice and threatens to beat up the person who his songs in a very bad way (which is an irony).


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