A ten-year wait resulted in Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War airing between October and December 2022. The latest saga adaptation of Tite Kubo's work shocked Soul Society. who is it now The strongest shinigami in the Bleach universe?
In the thirteen episodes of first course of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War The Soul Reapers of the Gotei 13 have faced an invading Star Knight led by Your Majesty Yhwach. Only thanks to the intervention of an old enemy, Seireitei did not fall and the enemy army was forced to surrender. However, the one who fell under the enemy's blows is Captain General Genryusei Shigekuni Yamamoto.
By deception Yhwach managed to kill Yamamoto and to take revenge for the extermination of the Quincy carried out by the Shinigami a thousand years earlier. But with the death of the 1st Division Commander of Gotei 13, who now holds the title of Strongest Soul Reaper?
Goes out of the question excluding Kurosaki Ichigowho discovered in Episode 13 of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War that he has descendants, Quincy, Sosuke Aizen who is now relegated to the Muken, and Ukitake who is gravely ill.
This means that there are still three personalities fighting for this title, i Captains of Companies 4, 8 and 11. Let's get started unohana, of which in Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War we will discover the sins committed in the past. As a former kenpachi, he now has a very specific mission, so he cannot inherit the title left vacant by Yamamoto. Zaraki is titled Kenpachi, but he cannot hear his Zanpakutō's voice. He can't use Bankai for this and although he was the only one to defeat multiple Star Knights, he fell due to his inability.
Currently the The strongest soul reaper is Kyoraku Shunsuiafter the death of Yamamoto, who became Captain General of the Gotei 13. Shunsui has the right personality, influence, nobility and experience to succeed Yamamoto.
However, to be called the strongest soul reaper, you must not only be the most authoritative, but also the strongest effective in combat. While less exposed than Captain Kuchiki or Kenpachi, Shunsui is tough, fast, physically strong, skilled in swordsmanship and kido. He's also one of the few Hold two zanpakutō at the same time and exploit a bankai with devastating powers. We'll see him back in action in the second course of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War.