- 1 Manga taglines
- 2 Byakuya Kuchiki (朽木 白哉, Kuchiki Byakuya)
- 3 Gin Ichimaru (市丸 ギン, Ichimaru Gin)
- 4 Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez (グリムジョー・ジャガージャック, Gurimujō Jagājakku)
- 5 Ichigo Kurosaki (黒崎 一護, Kurosaki Ichigo)
- 6 Isshin Kurosaki (黒崎 一心, Kurosaki Isshin)
- 7 Ikkaku Madarame (斑目 一角, Madarame Ikkaku)
- 8 Izuru Kira (吉良 イヅル)
- 9 Jūshirō Ukitake (浮竹 十四郎, Ukitake Jūshirō)
- 10 Kaien Shiba (志波 海燕, Shiba Kaien)
- 11 Kaname Tōsen (東仙 要, Tōsen Kaname)
- 12 Kisuke Urahara (浦原 喜助, Urahara Kisuke)
- 13 Kenpachi Zaraki (更木 剣八, Zaraki Kenpachi)
- 14 Kon (コン)
- 15 Mayuri Kurotsuchi (涅 マユリ, Kurotsuchi Mayuri)
- 16 Orihime Inoue (井上 織姫, Inoue Orihime)
- 17 Rangiku Matsumoto (松本 乱菊, Matsumoto Rangiku)
- 18 Renji Abarai (阿散井 恋次, Abarai Renji)
- 19 Rukia Kuchiki (朽木 ルキア, Kuchiki Rukia)
- 20 Sajin Komamura (狛村 左陣, Komamura Sajin)
- 21 Shunsui Kyōraku (京楽 春水, Kyōraku Shunsui)
- 22 Soifon (砕蜂)
- 23 Sōsuke Aizen (藍染 惣右介, Aizen Sōsuke)
- 24 Tōshirō Hitsugaya (日番谷 冬獅郎, Hitsugaya Tōshirō)
- 25 Uryū Ishida (石田 雨竜, Ishida Uryū)
- 26 Ulquiorra Cifer (ウルキオラ・シファー, Urukiora Shifā)
- 27 Yasutora "Chad" Sado (茶渡 泰虎 Sado Yasutora)
- 28 Yoruichi Shihouin (四楓院 夜一, Shihōin Yoruichi)
- 29 Others
- 30 Dialogue
- 31 References
- 32 External links
We stand in awe of that which cannot be seen, and we respect with every fiber that which cannot be explained.
We fear that which we cannot see.
People are able to hold on to hope,
since death is that which cannot be seen
People have hope
Because they cannot see Death
standing behind them
If I were the rain, that binds together the earth and the sky, who in all eternity will never mingle, would I be able to bind two hearts together?
If I were the rain
That joins sky and earth
that otherwise never touch
Could I join two hearts as well?
We are drawn to each other
Like drops of water, like the planets
We repulse each other
Like magnets, like the colors of our skin
Unless I grip the sword, I cannot protect you.
While gripping the sword,I cannot embrace you.
I can't protect without holding a sword,
I can't embrace you while holding a sword
Yes, there is no Fate for us
Only those who are swallowed by
Ignorance and fear and miss a step,
Fall into the rapid river called Fate
We should not shed tears
That is a surrender of the body to the heart
It is only proof
That we are beings that do not know
What to do with our hearts
If it rusts, it can never be trusted
If its owner fails to control it, it will cut him
Yes, pride is
Like a blade
Oh, all of us dream
That we are flying the skies
With our eyes open
- Everything in this world
Exists to wear you down
- We reach out with our hands
Brush away the clouds and pierce the sky
To grab the moon and Mars
but we still can't reach the truth
- Light a fire to the fang that cannot be reached
So that I do not have to see that star
So that I do not slit this throat
- We think a flower on a cliff is beautiful
because we stop our feet at the cliff's edge,
unable to step out into the sky
like that fearless flower.
- Every time we set aside our pride
We take a step closer to the beast
Every time we kill an emotion
We take a step away from the beast
- Creak, creak, tower of purgatory
Piercing the world like light
Sway, sway, tower of spine
Will it be us or the sky that falls?
- I just keep practicing
Saying goodbye to you
- The mane of the sun pouring down
Erases the footprints on thin ice
Do not fear deception
The world already lies atop deception
- Red like blood.
White like bone.
Red like solitude.
White like silence.
Red like the senses of a beast.
White like the heart of a god.
Red like molten hatred.
White like chilling cries of pain.
Red like the shadows that feed on the night.
Like a sigh piercing the moon
It shines white, and scatters red.
- Your shadow, quietly
Like a vagrant poison needle
Stitches my footsteps.
Your radiance, lithely
Like lightning striking a water tower
cuts down the source of my life.
- No, nothing can change my world.
- Japanese:One who paints the beauty in love
is one who pretends to know her form.
One who paints the ugliness in love
is one who once arrogantly knew her form.
English: Those who do not know what love is
liken it to beauty.
Those who claim to know what love is
liken it to ugliness.
- Everything in this world
exists to wear you down.
- There is no meaning in our world
neither is there any meaning in us, the ones who live in it.
It is then meaningless
for us, who are equally meaningless, to
conceive the world in our thoughts
despite knowing there is no meaning to be found
- We are fish in front of the waterfall.
We are insects inside the cage.
We are the ruins of the billows,
The skull on the crosier,
The force of the torrent and the whale that drinks it.
We are the five-horned bull.
We are the fire-breathing monster.
And the screaming children.
Oh, we are
poisoned by the moonlight
- Doesn't matter who it is
I'll fucking crush anybody
- We are all
The end exists
Before anything begins.
Is a constant quest for awareness,
The awareness we gain at the end is the real goal.
In other words, death
Is the discovery and complete understanding
Of the end.
We are not permitted to seek awareness.
Those that cannot transcend death
Will not find awareness in anything."
- The voice that pierces deep into my
chest is like a never-ending cheer.
- We fear that which we cannot see...
we respect that which we cannot see...
thus the blade will be wielded.
- We have
Are shaped alike
Because of that eye we lack
In the fourth
Direction there is no hope
is at the heart.
- My lord, we look at you
as we might look at
You are framed by something sublime
hope, worship and fear
- I just fix it up relentlessly
Though I know it will be chopped off someday
I just make it shine relentlessly
Though I know it will be chopped off someday
But it frightens me oh how it frightens me
Because when it is chopped off
That chopped off hair
Will resemble the dead you
- That deep wound, it's like the sea's abyss
That red guilt, it's not the color of death
- Tell me you hate me
the most in the world
- The king gallops
Shaking free from the shadow,
Beating the armor,
Kicking about the bones,
Slurping the flesh and blood,
The creaking increases.
Smashing the heart
He walks in alone
Toward the faraway other side
- I am an insect
Swinging around with no nature
Desiring evil, descending
Creeping like a worm, revolving
My neck is stretching
Higher than the moon
Until no more sympathy is visible
I run from you bastards
- If I am given wings, I would fly for you
Even if all of this earth sinks into the water
If I am given a sword, I would stand and fight for you
Even if all of this
sky was shot through by your light
- If you even fail to be born, it's only
natural to die.
- It's still too early to believe.
- People cannot be thought to define beauty, however
Flowers can be thought to define beauty.
A person's form resembles a flower,
only at the time of defeat,
when it is torn to pieces
- The only true fear is to become a
warrior that doesn't know fear.
- To err is human. To kill is the devil.
- I envy because of the heart.
I glutton because of the heart.
I covet because of the heart.
I am prideful because of the heart.
I sloth because of the heart.
I rage because of the heart.
Because of the heart,
I lust for everything about you
- To plunder that which has been lost,
Blood and flesh and bone and
- There is no world without sacrifice.
Are you unaware?
In a sea of blood, ashes floating in hell
Crying the name of
A fading world
- To decay is our companion
As night is our servant
As the crow pecks at this body
I await you at the castle of elm trees
- Man has, above all else, evil
That I would, for the sake of having this illusion of justice
Beyond everything that is I, more than the evil that I have,
Hallucinate, that there is nothing else
The justice I had believed in has it's own evil
Justice, for the sake of obtaining justice is
endlessly doubting my own justice
- You may live bowing on your knees,
but die standing on your feet
- It is not terrifying to know sorrow.
Terrifying is to know you can't go back
to happiness you could have.
- You are becoming a snake tomorrow,
and as you start to devour people,
with that mouth that has eaten others,
you cry your love to me,
and the same as today,
I do wonder,
will I be able to say my love to you?
- All people, imitations of apes,
All gods, imitations of people
- I wonder can I carry on with the speed
of the world without you in it
- Time always goading from behind,
raising a growl before one's eyes, is wholly washed away.
Let halt your steps!
Time shall wash you away to the beautiful past,
and how it shall pare the fangs.
Don't look ahead!
Your hope approaches to the rear
only within a dark, turbid stream.
- Don't put a finger in my heart
- Let's count together for me
The bite marks
That I left on you
- It seems that I, even this young,
even being this inexperienced,
have grown withered by age
As for the adults, being completely flawless,
such is like a thing impossible to forgive
- If it can be said that it is the heart that is
unchanging, then that is the strength
- One step forward.
Never able to go back.
To an universe drenched in a sea of blood
- The army is marching, blowing the horns
The buzzing in ears never stop,
Like stardust, like thundering roar of the boots
- Scattering twice without even blooming
Like flames scatter, beautiful
- The soul burns up
Though heaven falls
- The battle is everything
- You're slow, even when you're falling.
- [after Ichigo calls him "Byakuya"] Surely that man did not mean to call me by my first name?
- Scatter, Senbonzakura.
- Bankai, Senbonzakura Kageyoshi.
- [after Ukitake coughs up blood while demanding that Byakuya respond to Rukia's execution] You should be careful, Ukitake. You'll only shorten your life. Having lost your lieutenant, I wouldn't think losing one more would matter.
- Feeling a faint motion of reiatsu toward cell four deep, I wondered what powerful warrior was hiding his reiatsu to slip inside, but it was merely a gnat.
- Disappear. My sword does not exist to crush insects like you.
- Are you telling me to exploit an opening for the likes of you? Do not speak out of your league, boy.
- No choice, then. Before you become intoxicated by your own power, I shall show you a decisive power gap that you could not overcome in a millennium of struggle.
- The Kuchiki clan is one of the four noble houses. We must set the standard for all shinigami. If we do not abide by the code...then who will uphold it?
- [on Ichigo] I was... never his enemy. He was fighting the laws of the Soul Society. He's similar... to the one whose ferocity I found distasteful.
- Rukia... I'm sorry.
- That's not possible. With your ability, you couldn't even make one of my knees touch the ground.
- The curtain that falls at the end...shall be pulled down by the blade of my sword.
- Put away your sword and you shall live...unless you're still dreaming about defeating me. Did you forget, or did it just never occur to you...that I have Bankai as well?
- Your blade will never be able to touch me. Ever.
- Be proud as someone who, after being struck by this power, is still able to retain the shape of a body.
- Well done. That time, your fang definitely touched me.
- It is a thousand years too early... for you to become worthy enough to die by my Bankai.
- You have a total of fifty eyes upon your body. With a mere fifty eyes... Exactly which do you intend to control... of these millions of blades that blot out the sky?
- I believe you told me that it was "futile" to put up resistance? That there was nothing I could do? Allow me to correct you somewhat. The situation in which you find yourself right now, that is what we call "futile".
- You and I...our levels are as distant as the earth from the heavens. ...Must I spell it out for you? I have discarded my left arm, discarded my left leg, and yet even then I have not nearly lowered myself to your level.
- ...An Arrancar, thinking of himself as an equal to me. That alone is already a form of pride itself.
- The arrogant one is you, Espada. But rest at ease. The reason for your loss is not due to that arrogance. It is simply due to a difference in power.
- Exactly when did I say that I do this because I am a shinigami? My killing you is no other reason than the fact that you... Pointed your blade [view shifts to Rukia] at my pride.
- "Control"... you say? When you stand before me... that word holds no meaning. Bankai. Senbonzakura Kageyoshi.
- No matter how strong a defense, a stronger offense will always shatter it.
- [To Shūkurō Tsukishima] I hate your fighting style. You just mock your enemies after stealing their bonds. It's extremely vile. It's a shame deserving of death. Come. I'll kill you before you can even swing your sword.
- Shoot to Kill, Shinsō.
- Bankai, Kamishini no Yari.
- A gatekeeper ain't supposed to open gates.
- Sorry, Aizen-sama. I got caught.
- If you pull your sword in a place like this, I'll just have to stop you, won't I?
- Sorry, Rangiku... If only you'd held on a little longer...
- (Matsumoto is lying down. Ichimaru feeds Matsumoto a piece of fruit) Eat this. Fainting from hunger means you have it too, right? Spirit power.
- If you stay here, I'll have no choice but to kill you.
- [To Rukia as she is taken to Sokyoku Hill] Bye Bye, Rukia chan! See 'ya at the execution grounds.
- (Referring to Tosen) He's such a boy scout, wouldn't you agree?
- (Talking about Hueco Mundo) There isn't even water! Huh? Then how'd we have tea earlier?
- All of Captain Aizen's abilities are quite different from everyone else's. Beware of his Kyōka Suigetsu? A useless precaution. Beware of his other abilities? Again, a useless precaution. Whether it's the sky falling, the earth splitting; even if you combined all your wits to take precautions for every misfortune, Captain Aizen's abilities are above all of that.
- (To Sōsuke Aizen) Emotions? Nope, I've got nothin' like that. I told you when we first met, didn't I? I'm a snake. With cold skin, no emotions, that slithers around searching for prey with its tongue, swallowing down whatever looks tasty.
- (As a child, to Rangiku Matsumoto) I've decided. I'm going to become a Shinigami. Become a Shinigami and change things. So that they'll end...without Rangiku having to cry.
- (To Rangiku Matsumoto, in his dying thoughts) "If you were to turn into a snake tomorrow and begin devouring humans, and from the same mouth you started devouring humans, you cried out to me 'I love you,' would I still be able to say 'I love you' the same way I do today?"
- Grind! Pantera!
- [to Ichigo] Don't forget my name, Soul Reaper, and you better pray that you never hear it again! Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez.....because the next time you hear my name, you'll be a dead man....I promise.
- [about Ulquiorra Cifer, after he takes out Ichigo] I'll teach him what happens when you steal someone else's prey.
- [to Ichigo] You're a Soul Reaper and I'm a Hollow. Whichever side loses will be massacred! It's been that way for over a thousand years! Who needs any more reason than that?! Now bring it! The last man standing gets to go home alive! That's all there is to it!
- [to Ichigo after becoming a Visored during battle in Hueco Mundo] That's more like it... Those eyes i hate those dammed eyes, AND THATS WHY YOU GOTTA DIE!
- [to Ichigo] I don't care if you're a human, a Soul Reaper or even a Hollow! I'll crush anybody who looks down on me! And you, Kurosaki, will be the first to go!
- [to Luppi before killing him] See you later, Former 6....!
- [To Orihime] I've repaid my debt to you. Now, you're gonna accompany me on a little errand.
- [About his Hollow group prior to them becoming Arancar as he eats pieces of them] You sicken me. You're all just a bunch of bloody cowards. Alright, I'll eat all of you. You'll see how it feels on the next level, as a part of my own flesh. I am... I am the king!
- Dammit, is that how you greet your son who went out of his way to help a ghost on the way home?!
- I see. So basically, you're a shinigami? And you came all the way from some place called Soul Society to vanquish evil spirits? Which means that monster earlier was one of those evil spirits? And it attacked that little girl? Okay, I belie- NO WAY I'LL BELIEVE THAT, DUMBASS!
- [After the hollow of Orihime's brother threatens to kill her] Do you know why the big brother is born first? It's to protect the little brothers and sisters that come after him. A brother telling his sister, "I'll kill you..." You never, ever say something like that.
- I ain't such a saint that I can promise to risk my life for strangers. Neither am I scum enough to sit quietly by while people are getting hurt before my eyes.
- I'm not Superman. So I can't say anything big like I'll protect everyone on Earth. I'm not a modest guy who will say it's enough if I can protect as many people as my two hands can handle either. I want to protect... a mountain-load of people.
- [from the anime] (after hearing Rukia explain about being a Soul Reaper) That's all believable to me... 'ALONG WITH FLYING PIGS AND THE TOOTH FAIRY!!'
- I hate ghost shows.
- "Amazing Armor of Justice," my ass! More like "Armor of Junk!"
- The moment I came out of that hole was the moment your luck ran out!
- The one being saved doesn't get to complain!
- Hold on. So in my mind, this jacked-up, sideways ridiculousness is the normal state?
- (to self) Thanks, Rukia. Because of you, looks like the rain has finally stopped falling.
- What kind of rescuee complains about the rescue!? Why don't you go sit in a corner and tremble and fear and cry out (imitating girl's voice) "Save me! Save me!" like you're supposed to!
- We can't waste time worrying about the what-if's. Rukia's execution date has been changed to noon tomorrow. So what? If the deadline has been changed to tomorrow... I'll just have to finish today!
- The power in my hands was gained for her sake!
- [to Byakuya] To execute your own sister with your own two hands? What a sick joke! No matter what reasons you have... under whatever circumstances... don't ever say that in front of Rukia again! Use your Bankai! I will destroy it! Then I will take you to Rukia and... make you cry while apologizing to her!
- Your so-called honor... demands that you kill Rukia. If that's the case... then stepping on your honor... is the reason... I achieved Bankai!
- Wait, you just called my closet dirty, didn't you!?
- That's right. I've never actually drawn Zangetsu's true power or try to understand him. Zanpakuto are not mere tools. They're each alive. They each have names. I'm no better than that Kenpachi, who doesn't even know his zanpakuto's name.
- Because I swore that I would save her. I swore... to my soul!!
- Just surviving is meaningless. Fighting just for the sake of it is meaningless. The only thing I want to do is .....WIN!
- Sorry, Grimmjow... I can't afford... to take any more punishment.
- I did come here to fight you. And to defeat you, Grimmjow! I'll defeat you! And Ulquiorra! And Aizen! Then I'll take Rukia, Chad, Ishida, Renji and Inoue back with me!! So I can't... I can't let it end here! Grimmjow!
- Stop it now, Grimmjow. You have lost. I don't know about you being a king or whatever... But just beating up everyone who annoys you... and becoming a king by yourself... where the hell's the fun in that...?! If I really piss you off that much, I'll fight you as many times as you like... So for now... can't you just stop...!?
- Kenpachi. You just said it a while ago, that protecting Karakura Town was my duty. Wrong. My duty is to protect my friends.
- I'm not fighting because I think I can win, I'm fighting because I must win.
- "Our pride"? It seems that this "our pride" is connected to killing Rukia. Then it's just as you said. I will stomp on that. That's why I've obtained this power!
- I've never once felt superior due to being able to see ghosts. And I never thought to make a living at it. I also never thought to help anyone because of it. I... just dreamed of having a life where I couldn't see them. I've become what I've always dreamed of.
- Zangetsu, I won't ask you to 'lend me your power' any more. And I won't tell you 'don't get in my way'. I won't even say 'let us fight together'. I'll fight for myself. Thank you, Zangetsu. You are me. 
- [Referring to Ichigo] After all, he's the king of this world, isn't he? We need him to win. He's a strong one, Zangetsu. Train him well, all of that power is going to be mine... eventually.
- Ichigo, what's the difference between a King and his horse? I don't mean kiddy shit like 'One's a person and one's an animal' or 'One has two legs and one has four'. Form ability and power. Thats whats puzzling. If their form, ability, and power were exactly the same, why is it that one becomes the King and leads them into battle, while the other becomes the horse and carries the King?! So whats the characteristic that distinguishes these too beings? There's only one answer; INSTINCT!
- (Speaking to Ichigo) You? kill me? I decline.
- (to Ichigo)'
Japanese: Tell me, does a person become your friend, just because you introduce yourself to him? No.
English: Does a stranger become your friend just because you asked him his name?
- (to Ichigo after severely wounding Byakuya) You really do suck after all... Ichigo!
- I have.. No name!
- I am Zangetsu
- (to Muramasa, about Ichigo) Me? I'm his true form. I guess you could say I'm his instincts.
- [from the English anime, while he is fading after his fight with Ichigo] Damn...whaddaya know? I guess I must've been wrong about you. Looks like you still have some of that killer instinct after all. Still, I wouldn't want you to forget--while you're strutting around like a king on his horse I can take that crown away at any time. I'll keep an eye on you and the moment I sense the slightest weakness...I'll toss you to the ground, stomp on your skull, and crush it like an egg!! (He grabs the sword) Just one last piece of advice before I go...if you're serious about controlling my power, then all you have to remember is one thing: DON'T GET YOURSELF KILLED BEFORE WE MEET AGAIN!!!!
- I see. So I still haven't reached you....
- Just how many times must I strain my voice before it will reach you? And yet, nowhere in this world can there be anyone who knows me better than you.
- Ichigo... I hate the rain. Rain falls in this world, too. When your heart is in chaos, this sky becomes clouded. When you are sad, rain falls so terribly easy. Can you understand...The horrible feeling of being pelted by rain when you're all alone in this solitary world? If only to stop that rain, I shall lend you any strength. If you trust in me, I won't let a single drop of rain fall from that sky. Ichigo, trust me...You are not fighting alone.
- Why do you run, Ichigo? You still have not called on me. Face forward, Ichigo. You should be able to hear it now. That which blocks your ears is worthless fear. The enemy is one -- You are one. What is there to fear? Cast off your fear! Look forward! Go forward! Never stand still. Retreat, and you will age. Hesitate, and you will die. Shout! My name is...!!
- To fight...Or to live...Choose.
- Though you fight a fierce battle on the outside, your inner world trembles not the slightest.
- [to Ichigo, as Tensa Zangetsu] Look at this world! Your world! Littered with hope-filled skyscrapers that pierced the sky! It's now been degraded to a copy of that tiny town you grew up in! The constant raining in this world has stopped, but in return, everything has sunk into this sea!! It's all, Ichigo, because you despaired and ceased to walk forward. Ichigo. I won't let you remain this way. Right here and now, I will pull out the source of your despair.
- Ichigo...you've become strong. This entire time, standing next to you, I've watched proudly as you became a man. The pride I feel is indescribable. I am finally at peace. 
- Burn, Engetsu.
- GOOD MOOOORNING ICHIGOOOOOO!!!!
- It's not anyone's fault that Masaki died. It's just that... the woman I fell in love with... was a woman who could die protecting her son. And don't forget. You are the guy... the woman I loved gave her life to protect.
- (to Karin) Do as your heart desires! Jump into your father's bosom!
- (to Yuzu) Ah! It's okay, Yuzu, don't cry! Daddy will show you something really hilarious!
- It's one of the basics... So I will teach you. A shinigami at the rank of Captain can control the size of his zanpakuto got it? Otherwise everyone'd carry around ginormous swords... just like you. Remember this well. You can't fathom the power of your rival simply from the size of his zanpakuto. You shouldn't give lectures about Shinigami until you understand that.
- I didn't hate it as much as I said. That hollow, that is. If there's anything that I've truly hated for 20 years without thinking twice... it'd have to be the fact that I failed to save Masaki on that night.
- Live well, Ichigo. Live well, age well, go bald well, and die after me. And... if you can, die smiling.
- Grow, Hōzukimaru!
- Bankai, Ryūmon Hōzukimaru!
- [Singing in the Dub] Who is lucky? I am lucky! None so lucky but... me! And that's right, I said... me! Luck, luck, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky me!
- I got no intentions of becoming a captain. Becoming a captain would mean that I can't fight under Captain Zaraki. If your wish is to surpass Kuchiki Byakuya... then I just have one wish: to fight and die under that man's command. That's all.
- Well, you sure have weird ways of doing things. The one who taught me how "to give your name out to he whom you are about to kill" also said... that it was always the last lesson he taught his students. That way, if you do end a person's life... at the very least, they will know the name of the one who slashed their mortal coil. I'm of the 11th Division, 3rd seat, Madarame Ikkaku! You're right, there's no reason for me to hear your name, because the most important thing is that you know mine. After all, it is the name of the man... who will send you to your death!
- Awww maaan, and I really didn't feel like using it this early either. Better watch closely, and make sure you don't tell a soul! Bankai!!
- You can't carry me AND dodge at the same time, Tetsuzaemon!
- [in reference to Mizuho Asano, Keigo's sister] I owe this crazy woman.
- [To Moe Shishigawara] No man's life is worth more than another! If you're gonna put your life on the line, you do it as equals! I don't care if you're brothers, or master and apprentice, or whatever! You should only die for a guy who'd die for you! There's nothing honorable about throwing your life away as though it's nothing! That's just showing off like a kid!
- Raise your Head, Wabisuke.
- Farewell, warrior of the sky. I pray... you don't forgive me.
- War is not heroic. War is not exhilarating. War is full despair. It's dark. It's dreadful. It's a thing of sorrow and gloom.
- It increases the weight of whatever it hits, until my opponent can no longer bear the weight and falls to the ground. And then they bow their head as if in apology. That's why it's called "Wabisuke".
- A warrior does not beg for his life.
- You may be able to save us.If you stay and protect us. But what's good is that everyone else dies! Please go!! Captain Komamura!!!
- All waves, rise now and become my shield, lightning, strike now and become my blade! Sōgyo no Kotowari!
- If you save Kaien, then what becomes of his pride? If you go to his aid now, his life will be saved. But... at the same time, it would end up killing his pride for all eternity.
- Remember this well. There are two kind of fights in this world. As long as we place ourselves in battle, we must always know the difference: the fight to defend life...And the fight to defend pride!
- If you were in this situation, what would you have done? You would run after Byakuya...And then kick him in the butt, right? No matter how one captain complains, the Central Government won't change their decision for one person. But if it was you, you would still run around appealing to save Kuchiki...No. You would probably do something completely different. You always chose the path that lead to the most danger. Am I right...Kaien?
- The Commander-General's rather violent today, wouldn't you say?
- But don't forget... as long as you're in my division, I'm on your side until death and beyond.
- Uncoil the seas and heavens, Nejibana!
- [possessed by a Hollow] Why do you keep calling my name so? Are you that worried about me? Are you that much in love with me, little girl? If you love me so much...I'll eat you first!
- (dying) Kuchiki, I dragged you into this...I'm sorry. You must've been scared. Thanks, Kuchiki. Thanks to you...I can leave my heart here.
- [when Rukia asks why she is in the Gotei 13] What the hell?! That's so obvious! To "fight" and to "protect"!
- The fight to protect life and the fight to protect honor——that's Captain Ukitake's policy. But you know, Kuchiki...I think that in the end, those both end up being the same thing. ...Heart.
- Every time you and I interact...a bit of "heart" is born between us. Heart isn't something inside you. But whenever you think, whenever you remember someone, that's when heart is born. I mean, if you were the only one alive in the whole world, heart wouldn't exist, now would it?
- Whenever you fight from this point on, there is one thing you must never do. Which is...to die alone.
- When we die, our bodies disintegrate and become part of the reishi that make up Soul Society. And when that time comes...where does your heart go? It gets passed on to your nakama (comrades). If you pass it on to them, then your heart will always live on within them. Kuchiki, that's why...you must never, ever, ever die alone. Got it, Kuchiki?
- Byakuya? That cockly little snot?
- Cry, Suzumushi.
- Bankai, Suzumushi Tsuishiki: Enma Kōrogi.
- [to Kenpachi Zaraki] I did not say that I hate you. What I mean to say is that you are unforgivable!!
- I do not hate you. However, to protect our peaceful existence, there is no other way!
- [to Kenpachi Zaraki, after Tosen's senses-robbing Bankai still does not discourage the Eleventh Division Captain from fighting] I see. It's understandable. You are a demon. You belong in the darkness. So of course you do not fear it.
- [about his deceased friend] I never overcame my shyness and told her that I actually liked clouds.
- If it's not enough to believe in justice, then I will become justice. I will seek out all evil in this world and wipe them out like the clouds in the sky. I swear I will...For justice.
- I told you before, Komamura. The only paths that I see with these eyes are the ones not dyed with blood. Those paths are the paths to justice. So whichever path I choose...Is justice.
- Justice without a great cause begets nothing more than slaughter. That same slaughter in the of a great cause...Is Justice.
- I was trying to chop off your head from the eye up. A little scratch counts as a miss.
- It must make you sick to know an underling like me is going to kill you.
- I knew it would. Someday we would cross swords and one of us will die.
- [after Hisagi thanks him] Aren't you clever? Is that supposed to be sarcastic?
- [to Hisagi] Open my eyes? You? Open my eyes? You never change.
- [to Komamura] Don't make me laugh. Lord Aizen has given me something far more powerful than a bankai.
- [to Hisagi after stabbing him] I am afraid. Then and now, my fear has always been that I would die a Soul Reaper like you.
- [to Komamura as his Hollow mask cracked]: You said that deceiving my friends and subordinates and pursuing power is deprived. Then let me ask you this. A person enters into an organization for the purpose of revenge and in so doing, forgets his purpose amidst a life of peace and harmony. Isn't his pandering to that organization also a deprived? To my blind eyes, it is the same. So didn't you find it odd that one whose friend was killed would join the very same organization as the killer?
- Suzumushi Hyakushiki, Grillar Grillo [Assumes his Resurrección form, opening his new form's eyes] I can see! I can see! I can see!!! Hahaha! So this is the sky!! So this is blood!! So this is the world!! ...And so that is what you look like, Komamura. You're not what I have expected...You're much more uglier.
- Awaken, Benihime. 
- 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 in a fight isn't fear. Nothing can be born of that. When you dodge, "I won't let them cut me." When you protect someone, "I won't let them die." When you attack, "I will kill them." Well, can't you see the resolve to kill you in my sword? 
- [To Yasutora Sado and Orihime Inoue] 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. 
- Lately, I've been looking at these two guys only. As expected, I see flowers when there are women in the workplace... the atmosphere!
- A warrior who has lost their ability to fight is only going to be in the way. 
- [Urahara writes Ichigo a message in blood] Please meet at Urahara shop immediately. [After Ichigo freaked out] P.S: If you look at this message and think that it is the message of a person before his death... then you have no sense of humor. 
- That wasn't very nice...I do believe you've killed my hat.
- I'll drive you into a corner and make you remember that attack.
- [Sees Yoruichi in cat form] Yes! It's Yoruichi! You've come back! Ha ha ha!! [Picks her up] Come here you little devil, let me take a look at you! You're my fuzzy little troublemaker, yes you are! Now who's your daddy? Hmm?
- [To Yoruichi] It's alright! Kurosaki-san's potential is greater than mine!
- Noooo, there's no way I, a mere handsome and sexy shopkeeper, could possibly have bankai!
- Oh, it IS a chore. Risking your life and keeping busy are all the same!
- [Singing to Yammy] Aizen-sama will get maaaad at youuuu!
- Sanity? Sorry. I don't remember having such a useless thing in the first place.
- "Fighting together with your zanpakuto?" That's a line for a sickly loser bitch who can't fight with his own damn skills! IT AIN'T A LINE FOR YOU OR ME, ICHIGO!!
- [Turning to face Yumichika] You seem awfully high-spirited...Huh!? [sees his 5th Seat officer, apparently not injured in any way] You...You won without getting hurt?!?
- [To Yumichika] Quit shakin' your ass. That's frickin' nasty.
- Wonderful! After I kill you, come back to haunt me so I can kill you again!
- Oh. You can destroy the ground with the reiatsu from your sword? Not bad.
- [to Tosen] Blah blah blah... You’re noisy. You just wanna say that you're a hero of justice, right?
- [to Sajin Komamura] It matters not whether you look like a beast, but that you fight like one.
- In the end, whether you kill or get killed, you're just killing time.
- Death and pain are just a small price to pay for the enjoyment of battle!
- My zanpakuto ain't got a name. It doesn't need one!
- Ain't I? I'm literally hemorrhaging generosity.
- Playing comes first, you can work later!
- Finished? It'll never be finished. A battle isn't like some stupid argument. As long as someone's still breathing, the fight isn't over.
- [Appearing as a vision to Ichigo] You want the reason...For fighting? Why don't you just accept it, Ichigo? You seek out the fights. You desire the power. Isn't that right, Ichigo? Everyone who searches for power without exception searches for battle. Do you fight in order to become more powerful? Or you want more power in order to fight? I don't know, and I don't care. The only thing I know for sure is that guys like us were born this way! We were born to fight, Ichigo!! Your instincts will keep leading you towards new battles. It's the only way to become stronger. It's the only way you have! If you want the power to control your enemy, take that sword in your hand and cut him down!! That's your only option! Fight, Ichigo! That's the only road that continues in front of you, and the only road that remains behind you!!
- Oh, shut up. I was just thinkin'. With four arms, you're just gonna keep on blockin' my blade. That's no fun at all. So, while I was layin' on the ground, I was thinkin' about how to stop you blockin' all my attacks. But, you know...I couldn't think up a single good idea lying down there. So I figure...I'll just have to take out those arms, one by one.
- [To Yachiru re. his zanpakuto] This isn't a toy, it's a weapon for killing people!
- You idiot! There's always shadows wherever there's light!
- Never admit defeat and ask for a quick death! Die first, then admit defeat! If you are defeated but didn't die, it just means you were lucky! At those times, think only about survival! Survive and think only about killing the one who failed to kill you!
- [to Yammy after recieving his punch] I barely feel a thing. Now I'm sure you think I'm a big fly or something. But if you going to punch, you better put in some effort you great big worm.
- [To Retsu Unohana] Not criminals? That's rich, coming from you. You know damn well that if we weren't so damn powerful petty criminals is all the both of us would be! 
- Right after I was born, Soul Society ordered the mod souls to be destroyed... and the day after I was born I was already chosen to die! Everyday while I was in that pill I was afraid. As I watched my friends disappear each day. Even after I got lucky and escaped the storage among other pills, I feared being discovered and killed. As I trembled in fear I would think... life isn't something that should be taken from others. I was born like this! I should at least have the right to live and die freely! Whether it's humans or insects... or even us... it's the same. That's why I won't... kill anything. 
- [Looks up Rukia's skirt] N-nice angle. I'm glad that I'm a stuffed animal. [Rukia abruptly stomps on Kon] AGGHHH!!! STOP!! STOP!! MY STUFFING'S COMING OUT!! MY STUFFING!!
- [In Ichigo's body] Whew! Keeping my eyebrows knit together all the time is exhausting! How does Ichigo keep this face all the time!?
- [in the anime, as he's running off after being stomped on and crying out in pain] WHY ME? All I wanted was a little kindness, and instead I keep running into people who want to step on me!!
- [On seeing a girl with big boobs] They are the shape of happiness! Jiggle-jiggle, relax-relaxy and wha-wha!!
- Yes, you girls from Ichigo's class! Pick me up!
- I should report you to the Stuffed Animal Rights Organization!
- Rip, Ashisogi Jizō.
- Bankai, Konjiki Ashisogi Jizō.
- A grenade that's thrown shouldn't come flying back.
- Killing you now will be as easy as strangling a baby.
- Oh, you know what I'm talking about. That stupid line that all you Quincies keep saying up until the moment you die. "By the honor of the Quincy I cannot do this." "By the honor of the Quincy I won't allow that." Quincy this, Quincy that! Every last one of you! It's so annoying!
- [upon arriving at Szayel Aporro Granz's location] Arrancar, Arrancar, Arrancar... Espada! Hueco Mundo is quite the treasure trove.
- [to Szayel Aporro Grantz] Immaculate being... Was it? In this secular existence, perfection is an illusion, regardless of those who utter the contrary. This is the reality. Common man seeks it out, they strive to achieve it, as if it were some tangible thing... But... The fact of the matter is, perfection is a hollow shell. It is devoid of any substance. I spit on perfection. Perfection, after all, implies you've reached the summit. No trial and error, no ability to conceptualize. An omniscient being would have no need for such superfluous things... Am I making myself clear? For people who dabble in the sciences, such as ourselves, perfection would make us obsolete. Many magnificent things have been, and will continue to come into existence... And yet, every last one of them will fall short of perfection's finish. Our function as men of science relies on their many shortcomings. Then, and only then, can we apply the fruits of our labor. To put it simply... As soon as you began spouting that nonsense about perfection, your fate was sealed. You dare call yourself a man of science?
- [to Nemu about Uryuu; Nemu is currently attempting to restrain Uryu so Mayruri can heal him, but she is unknowingly smothering him with her breasts] Yes, Nemu. Just smother him with those things. Worst case, he dies happy.
- If I were the rain, that binds together the heavens and the earth, whom in all eternity will never mingle, would I be able to bind two hearts together?
- I'm a terrible person, aren't I? "If only Kurosaki-kun would cheer up, I'd be happy." At least, I thought that was how I felt. Then Kuchiki-san came back and cheered Kurosaki-kun up. I should have been really happy, but... but... [Starts to cry] but instead I'm jealous of Kuchiki-san!
- It's just that... It's just that not being able to fight with everyone makes me feel lonely...!! But what would make me feel worse than being lonely is getting in everyone's way... that would make me feel worse!! If it means getting in the way of Kurosaki-kun and everyone... then I would rather be lonely, very lonely.
- We don't look any different from those shinigami. We just dress diferently.
- Kurosaki-kun... I'm weak, so it's always like I turn back to look to you for help. But now I won't turn back and I'll go forward. The next time we meet I won't look to you for help, Kurosaki-kun, I'll be able to fight on my own.
- There are so many things I wanted to do with my life! I wanted to become a teacher! I wanted to become an astronaut! I wanted to own my own bakery, and I wanted to go into Mr. Doughnut's and say, "I'll have them all!" And I wanted to go into Thirty-One and say "I'll have them all!" Ohhhh... I wish I could live life five times over. Then I'd be born in five different cities, I'd stuff myself full with different delicious things five times each, and I'd have five different jobs.... And then for those five times... I'd still fall in love with the same person... Thank you, Kurosaki-kun.... Goodbye.
- [thinking as Nel tells her to cheer for Ichigo] That's right. To begin with, I came here just thinking I wanted to protect everyone. But when I heard they had come to save me, I couldn't help but feel a little glad, just a bit in my heart. When I look at Kurosaki-kun in that mask, I think that he might not have come here to save me at all. Even though it's wrong, they shouldn't be going that far for me.
- [To Kūgo Ginjō] Sadistic? I don't mind you calling me that. If you don't want to get hurt, don't attack me when I say not to.
- [to Momo on Aizen's final letter]] As a vice-captain, I think it's a great honor to be the receiver of her captain's final words. Read it well.
- [Rangiku steps out of the bath naked to comfort a crying Orihime] There, there! Cry, cry, you poor thing. Drown all of your sorrows in my chest!
- Growl, Haineko!
- I hate talkative guys... They gross me out.
- I don't know if you noticed, but you just called him "Captain."
- Gin, what are you trying do? Where exactly are you trying to go?
- Howl, Zabimaru.
- Bankai! Hihiō Zabimaru!
- Bankai, Sōō Zabimaru.
- You're just an overnight Shinigami. You couldn't put one scratch on us real ones.
- I knew it. You can't even ask your own zanpakutō its name.
- The stray dog in me is dyed into my bones.... All I do is howl at the moon, but I don't have the guts to bite....
- Ichigo...I know this is shameful, but I'm begging you -- Rukia...Please save Rukia!!
- light a fire to the fang that can not be reached so that I do not have to see the star...So that i do not slit this throat.
- I've always been afraid...Always been pretending to follow you closely, always pretending to sharpen my fangs, when the truth is...I'm scared to death just treading on your shadow.
- Don't just blame yourself. You're not tough enough to withstand everything. Split the load, to my shoulders, and to Ichigo's. Just stack it little by little. That's why we've become stronger. Believe in him, Rukia.
- Now, we head towards the battlefield! Believe, and our blades will not break! Believe, and our hearts will not bend! Though the roads we take may be different, our iron hearts will beat as one! Swear, that even if the Earth is torn asunder, we will live and return here once again!
- If you wanna talk to me, do it while I cut you to pieces. But, I'm not gonna hold back one bit! Bankai!
- I already told you...you can't kill me with that sword anymore!
- Have you been out on the window ledge all this time, in plain sight? What if the neighbors report a silver haired elementary student burglar?
- I followed like a stray dog at your heels. I killed for you, and died for you. But in truth, I was afraid to even step on your shadow.
- [To Mask De Masculine] Us villains are dirty by nature.
- Dance, Sode no Shirayuki.
- Bankai. Hakka no Togame.
- I see. I feel a strong pulse.
- [to Ichigo] You can see me? Rather, you kicked me....
- You... must become a shinigami.
- It's not Shinigami...It's Kuchiki Rukia.
- [on her gigai] Darn those stupid engineers! They're all legs and boobs when it's muscle I need!
- Move one inch from here... just try coming after me... and I will never forgive you!
- You are going to die...so why not just stay here and live a few seconds longer?
- [On Kaien] It was a normal introduction, a normal scolding, a normal relationship between a superior and a subordinate. That normality... ...was what I desired the most.
- What does pride matter?! Compared to life, pride is nothing!
- [about Kaien] No. No, I didn't do anything to deserve thanks. I ran away... because I was afraid to fight you. I came back... because I couldn't face my cowardice in the future. I stabbed you... because I couldn't bear to see you in pain. The only one I had saved... was my... ugly self.
- I'm not worth shedding blood over.
- [on Ichigo's fears] If it was defeat, you need to train harder! If it was about your companions, then you need to reseal those promises after becoming a more virtuous man! If it's about your hollow... then just become strong enough until you can shatter it in an instant! The "you" that still lives on in my heart, Ichigo... would do exactly that!
- I even brought some little things to spruce up that dirty little closet! A lamp! A door bell! A back scrubber! A little window!
- In battles, the ones who get in the way are not the ones that have no power. They are the ones that have no resolve for battle.
- ...Of all the battles in Soul Society, no one was in the way. Not Ichigo, nor Chad, nor Uryu, and neither were you, Orihime. If there was any one of you missing, I wouldn't be where I am today.
- [after Aaroniero claims to be Kaien] Don't you ever say that name again!!!
- I just remembered... where the heart truly lies... Kaien-dono's spirit body really does exist within you, but... Kaien-dono himself does not. And that's because Kaien-dono had already entrusted his heart to me!... Farewell, Espada.
- [To herself while struggling to move forward] You musn't die...you can't die...Rukia Kuchiki [Thinking about those who saved her] I know what it means to be alone. The loneliness of being a prisoner, the happiness of being saved by my friends, and my fear at all the pain they all went through to save me. [Thinks of Orihime] Do not worry, Orihime... I'm coming!
- They say the mouth is the root of all misfortune.
- [To Ichigo Kurosaki] Ichigo... These fools don't understand that this is not nearly enough to make you despair. They don't know the caliber of despair you have already conquered! Show them, Ichigo! Despair cannot ever hope to stop you!
- Bankai! Kokujō Tengen Myō'ō!
- Bankai! Kokujō Tengen Myō'ō Dangai Jōe!
- [during Tosen, Gin Ichimaru and Sosuke Aizen's escape from Soul Society] Get down here, Tosen! Why did you become a Shingami? Was it not for your deceased friend? Was it not to carry out justice!? Where is your justice now!?
- Let us commence, Zaraki! Your favorite game of carnage!!
- [thinking at the grave of Tosen's friend] O' anonymous friend of Tousen... If you had been there...What would you have said to stop him?
- Don't retreat, Tetsuzaemon. No matter what. You stand firm right behind me!
- [to Choe Neng Poww, as the giant Arrancar charges a Cero after making a comment on Komamura's strength] I see...Then I shall stop that yawn in its tracks. Bankai.
- You are right. I have not yet introduced myself. I am Captain of the Seventh Division Komamura Sajin. And though it shames me, I am just as you say -- A meager worm of a man.
- You destroyed those Menos Grandes. That's enough for me! I have decided to fight by your side! I won't accept no as an answer, masked ones!
- [to Tousen after stopping him from attacking Shinji] It's the opposite of what happened before. I never thought the time would come when i was protecting someone else from you..."
- Back then. I felt a kernel of untruth in your words. You talked about "The world she loves" many times. But made not a single mention of "The world I love".
- [To Kaname Tōsen]I was glad you did not pretend to be a saint and claim to love the world despite everything. That is why I decided that I would be your true friend. I would accept your sorrow. And I would share my joy. If you strayed I would reprimand you. If you made mistakes, I would forgive you. And when you found yourself in trouble, I would be there for you. So that you who learned to hate the world, would come to love it once more.
- [To Bambietta Basterbine] I have not thrown my life away. I have merely gambled it. Genryūsai-dono gambled his own life on this battle. I see no reason why I should not do the same. From the moment I set foot on this battlefield, I had already left my life behind! 
- Flower Wind Rage and Flower God Roar, Heavenly Wind Rage and Heavenly Demon Sneer. Katen Kyōkotsu!
- Nanao-chan is last place!
- I placed this blade of grass in my mouth thinking I'd look cool. But it must be poison 'cause ith makinth ma mouth numb.
- Do we really have to fight, Yama-jii?
- Why so cold, Nanao-chan?
- [To Starrk, about Lilynette] That child with you...Can you send her somewhere else? I can't really go all out with her there.
- Only underlings get caught up in matters of style and lose the battle. A captain can't afford such indulgences. Don't try to be a good kid. Whether you owe somebody or they owe you. The moment you start a fight, you're in the wrong either way.
- Sting All Enemies to Death, Suzumebachi.
- Bankai! Jakuhō Raikōben!
- Why didn't you take me with you!? Yoruichi-sama?
- The one hundred years we were apart were meant to bring me power and make you weak! Yoruichi!
- You know the power of my zanpakuto, Suzumebachi. If someone gets hit twice in the same spot... They die!
- Showing your back in a battle? You've become a fool Yoruichi!
- Such words are wasted on someone like me.
- I'll always be there to fight along side you. I promise!
- [after Yoruichi's departure, remembering the promise to stay by her] Liar.
- I'm inadequate in everything.
- Of my five older siblings, two died on the first mission, then two more on the second. Then on the sixth mission, the last one... Died as well. I felt sad, somewhat, but more than that, I felt ashamed of their incompetence.
- I thought I told you. If you see your allies losing, that's your chance. Don't step between them. Take the enemy down from behind. And if the enemy's so strong, you can't even do that, then just watch your ally be killed. That's what it means to be Special Forces.
- I'll show you a real assassination. No...Maybe you won't even be able to see it.
- If you see your allies losing, that's your chance. Don't step between them. Take the enemy down from behind. And if the enemy is so strong you can't even do that, then just watch your ally be killed. That's what it means to be Onmitsukidō.
- [To BG9] And you thought I would leave it that way forever? After my battle with Yoruichi-sama, I honed my Shunkō to completion And since then, I have pushed my ability to the limits, taking the technique further still. My Shunkō is "wind". I have perfected a method of causing the Reiatsu I release to flow like a vortex around my body indefinitely. As such, once I have activated my Shunkō, I am now able to maintain it for as long as proves necessary. You have my thanks. If you had not stolen my Bankai, I may never have honed my Shunkō to this level of mastery.
- [To Hitsugaya, after stabbing Hinamori] Aww...You found her. Sorry, I didn't want you to find out this way...No. I should have chopped her into little pieces and hidden them away where you would never find them.
- I had no intention of deceiving anyone. It's just that none of you could understand...My true self.
- Don't use such strong words -- It makes your weakness all the more apparent.
- Admiration is the emotion furthest from comprehension.
- It's very difficult for me to step on an ant without crushing it.
- 'No longer the Aizen you know,' hm...? I'm afraid you've been deluded, Abarai-kun...The 'Aizen Sōsuke' you knew never existed to begin with.
- In my eyes, there is no difference between wiping away one speck of dust or two.
- Oh? I thought I severed your body from the waist-down, but...It seems the cut was too shallow.
- Thus there were no breakthroughs, as other researchers were bound by obstacles such as ignorance and morals.
- Since the beginning, no one has ever stood in the heavens. Neither you, nor I, nor even the gods themselves. But that unbearable vacancy in the Throne of Heaven shall be filled. From this day forth... I will stand in heaven.
- [After Gin offers to kill some Arrancars] No thanks, for that would be boring.
- Good evening, Espada. There has been an enemy attack. But first...Let us brew some tea.
- No matter what may happen...As long as you walk by my side...There shall be no enemy that can stand before us.
- [to Grimmjow, as the Sexta tries to leave a meeting to hunt down intruders] Grimmjow, I'm thankful for your intentions, but I've not yet finished speaking. Please go back to your seat... Well? I didn't hear your answer...Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez. [Aizen releases an extraordinary amount of spirit energy, forcing Grimmjow to his hands and knees, panting heavily.] I see you understand, Grimmjow.
- [To Orihime, after she had being taken from Ichigo once again] A girl like you should smile more often. Overcast skies blot out the sun, and that always brings people's spirits down. So why not let the sun shine...For just a while longer?
- [To Barragan, before he was recruited by Aizen] Isn't it ironic, king of Hueco Mundo? Dressed in black and poised to attack, you look just like a shinigami.
- I never ask them to trust me at all. I asked only for their loyalty but I never told them to trust me. I even told them not to trust anyone, even myself. But sadly, there are not many strong enought to do that.
- Trusting in someone is the same as depending on them. That is something the weak do. We have no use for it." All living creatures place their faith in someone more powerful than them and they cannot survive unless they blindly follow that person. The recipient of that faith then seeks out someone in an even higher position in order to escape from the pressure. That person then seeks out someone even more powerful that he must put his faith in. That is how kings are made, and how gods are born. Do not believe in me yet, Shinji Hirako. For now I shall slowly teach you who the god is that you will put your faith in. Believing in me comes after that."
- Seek not beauty in battle. Seek not beauty in death. Consider not your own life. If you wish to protect that which must be protected, then strike while your opponent's back is turned.
- Sit Upon the Frozen Heavens! Hyōrinmaru!!
- Bankai! Daiguren Hyōrinmaru!
- [to Gin Ichimaru] If you make Hinamori shed even one drop of blood, I'll kill you.
- No, not yet, now that you've made me this serious. Regret as much as you damn well want!!
- Dummy. I'm not gonna dwell on what happened forever. All that junk... it's the furthest thing on my mind. You should especially quit worrying about it and get some more sleep. Hurry up and get rid of your Panda eyes, got it?
- Aizen, I will kill you.
- Stand back? [To Kira after Gin asked him to stand back] No, Kira...Run. Run until you're out of my sight, and keep running. Otherwise...I can't guarantee you won't get dragged into this and be killed.
- [to Momo, smiling slightly] How many times do I have to tell you? It's not Hitsugaya-kun, it's Hitsugaya-taichō.
- [To Ichigo after he calls him 'Tōshiro'] Bastard, you said that on purpose, didn't you?
- We are all like fireworks. We climb, shine, and always go our separate ways and become further apart. But even if that time comes, let's not disappear like a firework, and let's continue to shine...Forever.
- [to Luppi]Hyourinmaru is the strongest of all ice-type Zanpakutoes. Your weapon may have eight arms, but mine is all the water in the atmosphere! Sennen Hyourou!! [causes several pillars of ice to form, before using them to crush Luppi] Sorry. Eight wasn't enough.
- [repeated line] It's Hitsugaya-taichō!
- I didn't come here to fight! I came here to hack at you violently!
- I swear on the pride of the Quincy, I will kill you!
- Ah, Kurosaki. I'm glad to see you've finally realized the importance of a cape.
- [to an arrogant projectile-specialist Shinigami] Apparently, on this side, "ultimate master" means a windbag with diarrhea of the mouth.
- Calling me a coward, eh? At least say it so I can hear it...
- [lying about coming to save Rukia] Just passing by. No big deal.... Well, if you must know, I felt a sudden urge to go to Sunflower Seams, that 24-hour dressmaking shop. There's a branch near here. That's where I was headed at this late hour. I certainly didn't bring this bag with me just so I would have an excuse for suddenly leaving the house because I sensed the spirit energy of a shinigami, all right?
- [after Mayuri Kurotsuchi shows the picture of a vivisected Quincy, while mentioning how the man shouted his student's name while being experimented on] Do you want me to tell you the name you can't remember? The name of his student was Ishida...Uryu Ishida. This man is Soken Ishida, he was my teacher...As well as my grandfather!!
- [to Mayuri Kurotsuchi] It's a good thing Orihime isn't here. I wouldn't want her to see what I'm about to do to you.
- Kurosaki Ichigo...You are completely insane!!
- I hate Shinigami.
- That's right...If I'm the first one here, I can save Kuchiki-san. Kurosaki must've wanted to rescue her himself...If I did it, he'd get really pissed...Heheheh...
- Seele Schneider isn't a sword. [strings the weapon on his bow] A Quincy's only weapons...Are bows and arrows. [fires the Seele Schneider]
- The right to choose life or death lies with the victor. And the victor of this battle is me.
- [to Renji] I assure you my gratitude is sincere.
- [to Szayel Aporro Grantz] Hasta aqui. It's over, Szayel Aporro Grantz. [detonates a massive attack, with Szayel Aporro right at the center]
- [to Yammy Rialgo, as the Espada grips the edge of a hole in the floor] Mala Suerte. I pity you. [shoots the floor just before Yammy's hand, causing him to fall] Oh, and I broke the pillars on every floor on the way up. So, you'll probably fall all the way to the bottom.
- [To Ulquiorra Cifer] I am calm. That's why I can fight you!
- [to Orihime] That's right, girl. I have business with you. You can even regenerate injuries that extensive? Follow me, girl. Don't speak. You will say "yes." Reply any other way, I... won't kill "you." But I'll kill your "friends." Do not ask any questions. Do not say anything. You have no rights. What you hold in your hand is the rope to the guillotine above your friends' necks. Nothing more. Understand, girl. This is not a negotiation, it's an order. Aizen desires your powers. I've been instructed to bring you back unharmed. I'm only going to say it once more. Come with me.
- Therefore let me inform you...All of your dreams are to be thrown away.
- Enclose, Murcielago.
- [To Orihime, when she refuses to eat] Shall I force it down your throat? Or would you rather be strapped down and given IV's?
- And it seems you've acquired a new power. However, is that all you are capable of achieving with it? This is the end. You will no longer interfere. The sun has already set in our hands.
- I was not capable of stopping it even while using both hands. That surprised me a little. Was that your full power? Well, it seems to be. Disappointing.
- Ichigo Kurosaki, you have no chance of defeating me. Even if you somehow manage to defeat me, there will be three more powerful than myself for you to fight. It doesn't matter if you stand up again a thousand times. The road to victory does not exist.
- It seems I have overestimated you quite a bit. Your evolution did not even satisfy my expectations. This is the end.
- Even saying they were just a bunch of fools would suffice. So why can't you? Were it me... I would be angry at the ignorance of those who would enter Hueco Mundo... without even testing their own power.
- [To Yammy] They're all trash...kill them all.
- [To Orihime] Hearts, you say? You Humans are always so quick to speak of such things. As though you carry your hearts in the very palms of your hands. But this eye of mine perceives all. There is nothing that it overlooks. If this eye cannot see a thing, then it does not exist. That is the assumption under which I have always fought. What is this "heart"? If I tear open that chest of yours, will I see it there? If I smash open that skull of yours, will I see it there?"
- [To Ichigo] Oho. So you can withstand my Cero even without your mask...You've gotten stronger. Is it because you defeated Grimmjow? Or...Is it because of her? [Motions to Orihime] Or maybe because of your friends, still fighting down below. That girl is already one of us. Even if you manage to rescue her, that won't change. Rescuing her...Is meaningless.
- (Displaying his Ressurection power) Do not lose your composure, do not break your stance, stretch out your awareness, and do not let your guard down for even a second.
- (Assuming his Segunda Etapa form) Ichigo Kurosaki, those are the words of someone who does not know despair. If you do not know it, then I shall enlighten you. This is the form of true despair.
- [When Ichigo refuses to give up.] I'm telling you it's pointless!
- [To Ichigo] No matter how similar your appearance and techniques may be to those of an Arrancar, their power is as far apart as heaven and earth. When a Soul Reaper or Human wishes to gain power, imitating Hollows is an appropriate course of action. However, because they are imitating, Humans will never be equal to Hollows.
- You are a fool, Ichigo Kurosaki. You challenge an opponent whose strength terrifies you and think that you can win. It is beyond my comprehension. If it is due to what you Humans call a 'heart', it is because of that heart that you suffer injuries and it is because of that heart that you will lose your life."
- [To Orihime] You're just in time. Watch closely. This is the moment that the man you've put your hope in will lose his life.
- [To Orihime] Am I frightening... woman?
- [To Hollow Ichigo, who's about to fire a point-blank Cero]...I see. No mercy? How very Hollow like. I don't mind, I have lost to you. I no longer have any meaning. DO IT.
- (Dying) Kill me. Quickly. I no longer have the strength to walk. If you do not cut me down now, then this fight will remain forever unsettled.
- (Final Words) I see. This...Yes...This thing in my hand is the heart?
- Abuelo... That means grandpa.
- [to Arrancar Gantenbainne Mosqueda] It seems that my power is more akin to yours than that of a Shinigami or a Quincy.
- El Directo.
- La Muerte.
- I don't believe that an absolute power really exists in any world. Power is unstable. It changes constantly. Small differences will always appear, as one has between you and I. So the one who widens that gap will be the winner!
- [in reply to Shunsui Kyōraku] It's true, I know nothing about her (Rukia). It might not be quite enough for me to risk my own life over. But...Ichigo wants to save her. That's reason enough for me.
- I will defeat him. It may cost my life to do it. However, if I survive, I'll make a promise. The same promise as that time, on the same thing as that time.
- Ichigo...We can't...Watch any longer...Each other's backs...I just can't...I just can't help you out anymore.
- Can't you tell, Aizen? You no longer have a place to run away to.
- You shy, little boy.
- It's been a while... Byakuya-bo.
- In three days, I will make this boy stronger than you.
- Do you remember the first time you walked? No. So you weren't conscious of it. Then why did you walk? Everyone was born knowing how to walk. It's called instinct. That's what this boy reminds me of. He knows he can achieve bankai, so he continues.
- Are you sure you don't want to see this smooth skin of a young woman? This will be the last time....
- It looks to me like you've completely lost your touch.
- No matter how many times I do this, it results in a wonderful reaction from you, Ichigo!
- [thinking after Soifon asks why she didn't take her with her] You've gotten stronger since the last time we were together, Soifon.
- Kisuke and I used to play here when we were kids. We modeled the one under his shop after this one. It was our own secret playground.
- That's enough, Soifon. You remind me of myself. I even think of you sometimes as my little sister.
- [Re Ichigo] Such an inexperienced man!
- [When she hops into the bath with Ichigo, but in cat form] What? Are you a little disappointed? Come on, be honest. You are, aren't you? You little pervert!
- Äs Nödt: Fear can be overcome. This is what experienced fighters tend to believe. "Fear with a reason" is gentle. You can stop it with experience and with your willpower. If you know the reason you can wipe it away by eliminating the source. But real fear doesn't have a reason. Because it's not a feeling, it's instinct. Real fear has no reason and no limit. It's like a horde of bugs crawling up your body. We cannot escape our instinct. 
- Äs Nödt: All human beings have things that cause them to feel comfort, and things that cause them to feel fear. When they enter a place that causes them comfort, if questioned as to why they feel comfortable there, they cannot form a clear answer, merely saying things such as 'because I do'. But when they enter a place that causes them fear, even the dullest of fools can identify the causes of that fear. Darkness, cold, height, confinement, pain, contamination. People can list any number of reasons to be afraid. This is because at the most fundamental level, 'comfort' leads to 'life', whilst 'fear' leads to 'death'. While people cannot give a clear answer why they want to live, they can give any number of answers why they do not wish to die. This does not only apply to sentient beings with emotions. It is in the nature of all life to avoid death, and therefore, to avoid 'fear'. All living beings go through life for the purpose of evading fear. It is to better escape fear that they train themselves. It is to better escape fear that they grow and evolve. Thus, it is impossible to be unaffected by fear as long as you are alive. 
- Bambietta Basterbine: [To Sajin Komamura] The whole point of fighting is that you don't want to die! That you'll be killed if you lose! If you throw your life away in battle, where's the point in winning?!! 
- Baraggan Luisenbarn: [To Hachigen Ushōda] Did you think that age could not touch Kidō? How ridiculous. Humans die. Animals die. Plants die. Even Soul Reapers die. And for everything that dies, there is age, too. If man-made things cease to be, then even Kidō, created by Soul Reapers, is no different. Kidō may last for a thousand years, but it cannot last forever. Even the word "forever" is meaningless as it was created by those who fear death.
- Baraggan Luisenbarn: [To Hachigen Ushōda while rotting] How dare you! Your insolence will lead to your destruction!
- Baraggan Luisenbarn: [His last words while dying] I will kill you! With my own hands! I will make you regret giving me power! I am the king! I am a god! I will never die! And I will hunt you for all eternity, Sōsuke Aizen! 
- BG9: Life? I had none to begin with.
- Chōjirō Sasakibe: [To Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto] As a member of your school, I would only be able to imitate you. The role of a right-hand man should be to compensate for those areas which you cannot address! 
- Coyote Starrk [Explaining his rank]: Sorry to disappoint, but I'm the Primera.
- Coyote Starrk: Why do I have to fight with such a strong guy? I envied the weak ones. The souls of everyone in our group of friends wasted away and disappeared just from being around us. From loneliness we divided our soul in two. We don't know which was the original, or maybe it was neither of us. It's just that there was no other way to escape from the loneliness. I envied the weak ones. If you're weak, then you can gather in as large a group as you want. I want to become weak and if that's not possible, then I at least want to make friends that are as strong as me. 
- Don Kan'onji: THE SPIRITS ARE ALWAYS WITH YOU!!! BOHAHAHAHA!!!
- Don Kan'onji: This certainly... SMELLS LIKE MEAN SPIRITS!! (His catchphrase.)
- Dordonii Alessandro del Socacchio: Leave the chocolate here and become a demon, niño. Just as strong as a demon, and just as wicked. You must realize that...The only way to stand up to the coldhearted is to become the coldhearted yourself. Because if you don´t, niño...
- Gantenbainne Mosqueda: [said before he uses a deadly energy attack] Dios, ruegos nos perdone. [translation: "God, please forgive us."]
- Ganju Shiba: There ain't a single coward who'd turn tail and run from just that! Not among the men of the Shiba clan!
- Ganju Shiba: [from the anime, being chased by Squad Eleven soldiers] Why is it no matter where we go, I'm always the one being chased all over the place?!
- Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto: [To Sōsuke Aizen] You think that you can strike me down if you suppress Ryūjin Jakka? How naive. How dizzyingly naive. Why do you think that I held the position of Captain-Commander of the Gotei 13 for a thousand years? It is because, in a thousand years, no Shinigami stronger than myself has been born.
- Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto: Regardless of the circumstances, we were saved by Ichigo Kurosaki in our time of need. It is now time that we returned the favor. Even if that should require violating our own statutes, to allow such a debt to go unpaid would bring eternal shame upon the entire Gotei 13.
- Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto: I am here. There is no better security than this.
- Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto: [To Yhwach] I was waiting, indeed. So that I can smash your flesh, blood, sword and soul into many tiny pieces. Bankai. Zanka no Tachi. 
- Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto: Now that I've unleashed my bankai, think of both my body and blade as...the embodiment of the Sun!! 
- Hachigen Ushōda: It doesn't matter how it should be. What matters is how you want it to be.
- Isshin Kurosaki: [to a distraught Ichigo] You just gonna sit there and cry to yourself that you failed to protect everyone again?! Think about what it means that Aizen is heading for the Karakura Town in Soul Society. If you don't go, then people you want to protect, and plenty of others besides, every last person in all of Karakura Town is going to die at Aizen's hands.
- Jinta Hanakari: The uniform of a Shinigami and a mask... Is it a Hollow or a Shinigami!?
- Jugram Haschwalth: [to Uryū ] His Majesty and I are two sides of a balanced scale. While His Majesty returns to being the Father of the Quincy, I take up the mask of the ruler in his stead. His Majesty and I are connected.
- Jugram Haschwalth: [to Uryū ] What is that look in your eyes? Do you regret your actions? It is too late for that. I daresay you accepted our invitation in the hope of avenging your mother's death. But there is no longer any way for you to turn back. All who have been granted a piece of His Majesty's soul have their power absorbed by His Majesty upon their deaths. And what is more, in the earlier battle, His Majesty has already scattered fragments of his own soul across all of Seireitei. This battle is a battle for His Majesty. Not only we of the Sternritter, but also any Shinigami who have come into contact with His Majesty’s soul will give up their own souls as offerings to His Majesty upon their deaths. No matter who perishes in this battle, it will only serve to bolster His Majesty's strength and to extend His Majesty’s life. To His Majesty, battle is life itself. If he does not continue to absorb souls, eventually, he will return to the body he once had, unable to see, to hear, or even to move. His Majesty will never cease to do battle. There can be no escape. Both you and I must live for His Majesty and die for His Majesty.
- Kaname Tōsen: I told you, Komamura...The only thing my eyes see is the path with the least bloodshed. Justice is always in that path. The path I chose to walk...Was justice.
- Karin Kurosaki: Just seeing them doesn't make me believe in them....
- Karin Kurosaki: (while eating a strip of ramen while Ichigo and his dad are fighting) Let them fight, Yuzu. Leaves more for us.
- Keigo Asano: Wh...What!? Shinigami!? Shinigami, a God of Death? Just what the hell are you talking about...!?
- Keigo Asano: (to Rukia) Welcome to this garden of manleiness!
- Kūgo Ginjō: [to Riruka] All throughout history... Be it royals or samurai or whatever... This world has always been ruled by minorities! You're not the ones in the wrong. It's this world that's become too lenient towards idiots. It's time we changed all that. This time, we're gonna be the ones at the top of the food chain. 
- Kūgo Ginjō: Why? I will crush the Shinigami who betrayed me! You were supposed to tell me that that was wrong. Won't you... even give me that? Why? Those eyes... are the eyes of someone who is trying to understand me! To stand where I stand... and stay by me shoulder to shoulder! Will you- after all of that... still deny everything that I am!? Ichigo? 
- Kūgo Ginjō: [Final thoughts while dying] Ichigo. If you had become a Substitute Shinigami before me, would our point of view be the opposite now? Would you have become... like me? 
- Nanao Ise: [To Haschwalth] It was a mistake to leave traces of your Reiatsu all over the Seireitei in your previous attack. You were practically asking us to devise a way to counteract it.
- Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck: [to Nnoitra Gilga] We've been transformed from humans to Hollow, becoming beasts. And we regained logical minds once we became Arrancar. Those that think logically require a reason to fight. You lack that. That means I have no obligation to finish you off.
- Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck: [To Nnoitra Gilga] Carrying a weapon on your shoulder is threatening behaviour. If you truly wish to appear strong, hide your weapon as you walk.
- Nel: [To Orihime] Itsygo's out dere fightin' for you! Why're ya acting like yer afraid of Itysgo? Din't you say Itsygo's a nice person?! Well yer right! Nel tinks he's nice too! Itsygo's so nice, when he heard Ulquiorra say yer name, he charged right at 'im! Itsygo is a human! But den he became a Shinigami, an' even put on dat mask and used dat dangerous power! Dere's no way Itsygo isn't gettin' hurt! He's gotta be sufferin'! But Itsygo's usin' his powers and gettin' injured all cuz he's fightin' for you! What's-- What's gonna happen if ya don't cheer for Itsygo?! 
- Nnoitra Gilga: This is a battle, of course it's going to be unfair. That which is called battle was a monster originally born of unfairness and intolerance. "I can't stand that guy..." "I can beat that guy..." "I can't forgive that guy..." We make enemies for all sorts of reasons, and from the moment you make an enemy until one of you draws his last breath, you are in a battle. To come bursting into the middle of an enemy stronghold, have a great flashy battle like that and not expect someone to come after you...That's a bad joke, Shinigami. 
- Nnoitra Gilga: Everyone dumps their pity on me. They have no idea how much that hurts me. It's like stomping on an open wound. There'll be no mercy from me. I don't care if they're strong, or weak, or a baby, or an animal! I'll kill anyone and everyone in one hit so they'll never stand up again! 
- Marechiyo Ōmaeda: [To Mareyo Ōmaeda] Mareyo. You're a smart girl, so you should understand. I'm not leaving you behind because I want you to be scared. I have to protect you. To protect Saburō and our big sister and our father and our mother. To protect Gondawara-san and Kanemitsu-san next door. And of course, to protect Seireitei. That's why I have to go. All right? Because your brother is a soldier of the Gotei 13.
- Masaki Kurosaki: [To Ryūken Ishida] You know, the fact that before acting you think about aunt, Quincy, the future, and many other things is something that I really like about you. But I'm not you. To me, "caring about myself" means to do everything in my power, every day. If today I don't do what I can because of some custom and someone dies because of it, I won't be able to forgive myself tomorrow.
- Mask De Masculine: [To Renji Abarai] You are the villain who I sent flying before with my Star Drop Kick, are you not? A superstar cannot afford to remember every last villain he defeats, so I had forgotten until this moment! 
- Mask De Masculine: [To Renji Abarai] Very dangerous, villain. That Bankai is dangerous. To think that it could block the greatest attack in this star's arsenal...truly, I cannot allow you to live! My heart has now begun to blaze with furious flames - flames of justice, that will not rest until you lie defeated! 
- Mask De Masculine: [To Renji Abarai, after Renji crushed Mask's hand] Damn you to hell, you piece of shit! How dare you break the left arm of a star?! I won't forgive you for that, you pathetic piece of scum! Forget justice, forget evil, I don't care about that crap! I'm gonna murder you! 
- Ōetsu Nimaiya: [To Ichigo and Renji] Don't get it? Can't blame ya. How you fight? How you attack? No, no, no. What's wrong? It's all wrong! You've used your Zanpakutō as tools? Treated them like subordinates? Relied on them like partners? As family? As friends? Role models? Students? Pets? Acquaintances? Sweethearts? Lovers? Don't make me sick!!! That's what these guys are tryin' to tell you. You're looking at things completely the wrong way. Which is superior, the Zanpakutō or the Shinigami? Let's think about that to start with, yeah?!! 
- Quilge Opie: [To Ichigo Kurosaki] You said that my form is eerie. That's the correct reaction. To the eyes of a treacherous Shinigami, our appearance of holy executioners should look absolutely horrifying and eerie! 
- Quilge Opie: [To Orihime and Chad] Each time I witness my victims struggling in vain the same thought occurs to me anew. "Can the death of the weak truly be so wretched a sight?" It pains me to watch. Hurry and die. 
- Retsu "Yachiru" Unohana: [Thinking about Kenpachi Zaraki] I'm strong. Stronger than anyone but you. That's why... I will kill you. A hundred, a thousand times. That's why... I will heal you. Over and over again. Until you return to be your old self. And... Surpass me... To go higher and higher... Come. 
- Ririn: They say even death can't cure an idiot.
- Riruka Dokugamine: [Upon seeing Ichigo for the first time] Oh my God, he's a hottie!
- Riruka Dokugamine: [To Rukia Kuchiki] If you ask anyone to name a universal rule that governs animals and humans alike, I bet you most people would answer "survival of the fittest". There are strong people and there are weak people. At a glance, it looks like the difference is pretty clear-cut. But the truth is, there's a lot more to it than just a simple battle of "strong" against "weak", of kill or be killed. You must understand what I'm talking about too, right? The true meaning of "survival of the fittest" isn't as simple as all that. 
- Rōjūrō "Rose" Ōtoribashi: They say that uniting before a common enemy is one of humanity's evil traits. But that's not true. It's not an evil trait; it's the survival instinct of a living creature. As a matter of fact, it's those times when the "spiritual union" is at its most- [Gets smacked on the head by Love]
- Rōjūrō "Rose" Ōtoribashi: [To Mask De Masculine] Kinshara Butōdan is a dance troupe of death. The payment for their performance is your life.
- Rōjūrō "Rose" Ōtoribashi: [To Mask De Masculine] My techniques are indeed tricks. However, it is always trickery that captures the hearts of the public. I'll tell you what my Zanpakutō controls - 'music'. Its deceptive melodies resound in your ears and give me power over your very heart. If my deceptions capture your heart, they can burn your body, and even stop your breath. Now. Let us finish with a dance I'm sure will suit you wonderfully.
- Shinji Hirako: Correct! A Zanpakutō...And a Hollow's mask. Do you get it yet? I'm a Shinigami who has crossed over into the domain of the Hollows. So...Let's be friends. I'm a Vizard, one of the Masked Army...The same as you, Ichigo. Join us. You don't belong with them.
- Shinji Hirako: If you're gonna keep breaking things every time I dodge your attacks, then I'm gonna start feeling bad for dodging 'em.
- Shinji Hirako: [to Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto] The answer to that is obvious. Absolutely not. We are not your allies. We are enemies of Aizen. And allies of Ichigo.
- Shinji Hirako: [To Komamura] Are you sure it's alright to be helping out a strange lot like us? Although as far as appearance go, you're plenty strange yourself.
- Shinji Hirako: [To Aizen] Can you fight when up and down, left and right, front and back, and the direction you take damage from are all mixed up inside your head? No, you can't. Nobody can. The stronger you are the more used you are to combat, the more likely your body is to react only to what you see!!
- Shūhei Hisagi: He who doesn't fear his own sword...Is not worthy to hold it.
- Sōken Ishida: Be it Human or Shinigami, seeing a sad face is unbearable to me.
- Tier Harribel: [To Tōshirō Hitsugaya] The moment you arrive at the idea that my water will become your weapon, you must also realize that the opposite may be possible as well. That is the iron law of battle.
- Tier Harribel: [To Apache, Mila-Rose, and Sun-Sun] Try to relax. This battle is being fought by an Espada in his Resurección form. Your fear is understandable. But it is primordial fear... relish it.
- Tier Harribel: [About Ichigo and Grimmjow's battle] The question is... is the person he's fighting really human? It's hard to believe that any human could possess spirit energy as dense and darkly powerful as his. It's almost as if... I'm watching a battle between two Espada.
- Tier Harribel: [To Tōshirō Hitsugaya] Our existence is built upon the noble sacrifices made. Instead, you fall in battle from trying to protect your subordinates. My subordinates were not simply defeated. They left behind markers for me, on how to carry on the fight. If I had lost, my subordinates' sacrifices would have all been for nothing. I hold within me the resolve of those who sacrificed their lives.
- Tier Harribel: [her thoughts after Aizen betrayed her] No world is without sacrifices. Doesn't he realize it? This sea of blood covered in ashes... we refer to this hell as the world.
- Tatsuki Arisawa: [to Orihime] Then he's walked you to a place where nobody is around pull him into a dark place and... TAKE HIM DOWN!!!! [Orihime: TATSUKI!!] Actually, you could just shove those magnificant boobs in his face and let him attack you! Then it's all your fault!
- Tatsuki Arisawa: C'mon, what's wrong!? None of you guys are a match for me!! BRING ON STRONGER GUYS!!
- Yachiru Kusajishi: [to Ichigo] Try to stay alive, okay? That way, you and Kenny can play again some day!
- Yachiru Kusajishi: [thinking to self about her past, and when she first met Kenpachi] I had no name. I had no parents. I was from District 79, "Kusajishi", of the North Alley of Rukongai. I had never seen anything in colors other than the bloody red...Everyone was more beast than human. It wouldn't have been strange to have a baby get stepped on and die. But then you appeared. From District 80, "Zaraki", of the North Alley of Rukongai. You appeared to me from even deeper in the darkness. You demolished the chaotic world that was dyed in blood...And then, you gave me a name. If it wasn't for you...I wouldn't be alive today. Yes...Since that day...You've been everything to me in this world. We'll get stronger, Ken-chan. Together, let's get stronger. I know that Ken-chan is the best. So let's get stronger! You and me together. 
- Yammy Llargo: Who said the numbers on the ten Espada went from 1 to 10? Our numbers go from 0 to 9! I am the Cero Espada, Yammy Llargo!
- Yammy Llargo: [To Ichigo] Take a good look at my number. I am Espada Number Zero, Yammy Llargo. I'm the strongest out of all the Espadas you've fought so far.
- Yammy Llargo: Defeated by mere insects...Unforgivable! Unforgivable! UNFORGIVABLE!!! [as he transforms into his enraged form]
- Yammy Llargo: [To Kenpachi and Byakuya] Now, go ahead. Get me more angrier... It'll only make your deaths all the more pathetic.
- Yhwach: [To Yamamoto] The original Gotei 13 that you established were 'defenders' in name only. They were nothing less than a brutal mob of killers. But that is precisely why they were a force to be feared. And you, Shigekuni Yamamoto, standing at the head of that group, were a true demon of the sword. You used whatever means available to defeat your enemies, and the deaths of others, even your own subordinates, carried no more weight to you than a speck of ash. But that all changed when you exterminated the Quincy. You had won for yourselves a world of peace. You found things that you desired to protect, to treasure, and in doing so, you became a group of weaklings, ready to hesitate in the name of your meaningless justice or pride. Allow me to tell you what you have failed to realize until the day of your death. Soul Society will die here today. But the Gotei 13 died with us, a thousand years ago. 
- Yhwach: [To Uryū] It pleases me that you are not such a fool as to simply accept this decision unquestioningly. However, your judgement is lacking. The reason why I have appointed you as my successor should be simple enough to deduce. You do not see? Then let me ask you this. Uryū. Why are you alive right now? It seems you are quick to understand. Nine years ago, when I carried out my 'Auswählen', all living Gemischt Quincy breathed their last. All but you. You are the only Quincy in all of history to survive my Auswählen. This is why I referred to you as the 'final Quincy to survive in this world'. There is something you possess that surpasses even my own power. That is why I chose to name you as my successor. Understand your place, Uryū. There is no need for doubt. You need only come with me. 
- Yhwach: [To Uryū and Haschwalth] The sealed King of the Quincy. Over 900 years, he shall recover his heartbeat. Over 90 years, he shall recover his intellect. Over nine years, he shall recover his power. And over nine days, he shall recover the world. Let us go forth. Uryū. Haschwalth. These nine days will be the end of this world. 
- Ichigo: Bankai!! [Ichigo unleashes his final release] Tensa Zangetsu.
- Byakuya: What is that? Are you saying that this small thing is a bankai? Isn't it just the sealed form of your zanpakutō? I see. First the execution, and now Bankai. I can see that you enjoy treading on our pride. Very well, then. I will carve into your body...The punishment for injuring our pride! [Byakuya tries to attack Ichigo, but Ichigo's Bankai allows him to move much faster than before. Ichigo appears right in front of Byakuya, holding Tensa Zangetsu at Byakuya's throat] What...!?
- Ichigo: "Our pride?" It seems that your "pride" is connected to killing Rukia. In that case...Then treading on your pride...Is the reason I achieved Bankai!!
- Zangetsu: What are you doing?
- Ichigo: That guy...
- Zangetsu: Why do you run, Ichigo? You still have not called on me. Face forward, Ichigo. You should be able to hear it now. That which blocks your ears is worthless fear. The enemy is one -- You are one. What is there to fear? Cast off your fear! Look forward! Go forward! Never stand still. Retreat, and you will age. Hesitate, and you will die. Shout! My name is...!!
- Ichigo: Zangetsu!!
- [Ichigo has been given a debilitating blow from Kenpachi Zaraki]
- [As Kenpachi walks away, time freezes and Zangetsu's spirit appears]
- Zangetsu: Do you want to fight? [Ichigo does not respond] To fight...Or to live...Choose.
- Ichigo: ...Want to win...
- [Ichigo begins gripping his weapon tighter]
- Zangetsu: I can't hear you.
- Ichigo: It's pointless to just fight...It's pointless to just live...I want to win...! I WANT TO WIN!!
- Zangetsu: ...Very well.[Zangetsu kneels down, placing a hand on Ichigo's back as the blackness of his coat spreads and surrounds the two]: I'll take you there!
- Byakuya: Did you think you could escape me with such a slow flash step?
- Yoruichi: Did you think you could capture me with such a predictable flash step?
- Ichimaru: [In a flashback] You could have held on a little longer... Sorry.
- Matsumoto: [Thinking] That's what I hate about you. [Sighs] What a fool.
- Urahara: [motions in a similar way to putting on a headband] You put it on like this! Put it on your forehead like so...And yell from the top of the lungs... "TAKE THIS!! THE POWER OF JUSTICE!! JUSTICE ARMOR!! JUSTICE HACHIMAKI! ATTACK!!"
- Ichigo: O...Okay, I get it. Put it on the forehead like this...LIKE HELL I'LL DO THAT!! [Dodges an attack] AAACK!
- Urahara: See? Now isn't the time to be embarrassed, right?
- Ichigo: DON'T ACT LIKE THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU!! Damn it, guess I have no choice...[puts on headgear] TAKE THIS!! THE POWER OF JUSTICE!! JUSTICE ARMOR!! JUSTICE HACHIMAKI!! ATTACK!!
- Urahara: Wow...! You actually did it...!
- Ichigo: You BASTARD!!
- [Ichigo explains why he's fighting hollows.]
- Ichigo: But now isn't the time for saying that. We've got no choice but to team up. What do you have to say?
- Uryū: Man, oh, man. I was wondering when you were going to shut up. But I understand completely. If we don't both survive this, we won't have each other to beat up.
- Ichigo: Hell yeah!!
- [After Ichigo fails to harm the Menos Grande by attacking its leg]
- Uryū: What the hell were you thinking? How did you intend to beat it with that attack!?
- Ichigo: Well, I thought if I cut it away piece by piece from the feet up, the head would come down.
- Uryū: That's like some kid's game!! For god's sake, your brain must've been constructed unbelievably wrong.
- Ichigo: You aren't going to ask me anything?
- Rukia: Would you answer me if I did?
- Ichigo: ...
- Rukia: It's your business. It's a deep, jagged wound. I don't know how to ask about it, without dredging up your pain and reopening that wound. I don't know what to say, so I'll wait. When you feel like talking... when you're ready to tell me, I'll listen. I'll just wait until then.
- Ichigo: Thanks, Rukia.
- Ukitake: But what of his pride? If you help him now, you will probably save his life, but at the same time you will have eternally murdered his pride.
- Rukia: What is pride compared to life!?
- Ukitake: Rukia, remember this well. There are but two types of fights. Whenever we go into battle, it must be one of the two —— The fight to protect life, or the fight to protect pride!
- Zaraki Kenpachi: [After Ichigo powers up near the end of their first fight] We've come this far and your spiritual power still goes up. Nice.
- Ichigo: It'll go up, yeah. I'm borrowing Zangetsu's power and fighting together with him.
- Zaraki: Zangetsu? That the name of your zanpakutō? Borrowing your zanpakutō's power and fighting together with it...That's bullshit. Zanpakutō are tools for fighting. "Fighting together with my zanpakutō" is a line for some sickly loser bitch who can't fight with his own damn skills! [Powers up] IT AIN'T A LINE FOR YOU OR ME, ICHIGO!!
- Byakuya: You...Since when have you been able to use Bankai?
- Renji: You'll never know, 'cause you never did give a damn about your subordinates.
- Renji: I swore...I swore that I'd save her...
- Byakuya: You...swore? To whom?
- Renji: No one... [Renji and Ichigo in unison] I just swore...To my soul!!!
- Byakuya: You have done well to endure this far. But you feel it, do you not? Those flesh and bones are already dying. In the end, you are just a human. No matter how much you endure, there is a limit. This is your limit. It is over, Kurosaki Ichigo. [Raises his sword to deliver the final blow]
- Ichigo: [Thinking] Move....Move, dammit, move! Move...Move! Why the hell did I come this far!? If I don't win...I can't change anything! I wanna win....I...Wanna win!!
- Hollow Ichigo: Tch.
[As Byakuya's sword swings down to slay Ichigo, a hand suddenly jets out, stopping the blade]
- Hollow Ichigo: I told you, didn't I? That if you die, it'll be trouble for me, too.
- Byakuya: Impossible...Who are you!?
- Hollow Ichigo: "Who am I?" HAH!! I ain't got a name!!
- Soifon: This is a fighting style for war that combines hakuda and kidō. I created it. Be proud...This technique was completed just the other day. You will be the first person it's tested out on during real battle. After all, I haven't even given it a name yet...
- Yoruichi: [powering up] No. It has a name.
- Soifon: What did you say?
- Yoruichi: It's called "Shunkō."
- Soifon: What are you saying...!?
- Yoruichi: Be careful, Soifon...I can't control this technique very well yet! [lets loose with a Shunkō explosion]
- [the back and sleeves of Yoruichi's outfit are obliterated]
- Yoruichi: Soi Fon...Do you know...Why the uniform of the Head of the Special Forces has no sleeves or back?
- Soi Fon: ...!!
- Yoruichi: The reason is simple. The sheer energy released from the use of Shunko would destroy the sleeves and back anyway.
- Renji: We ain't going back. We're going to stay here until the fight with the Arrancar is over.
- Ichigo: Well, where are you gonna sleep? [Everyone stares at him] And before you ask, there's not enough room in my house for all of you!
- Rangiku: Ehhhh!? Not even for me?
- Ichigo: Well normally you'd be the last person I'd let in here! Besides, I don't even get why you'd think it'd be okay for you to stay here!
- Rangiku: Umm.... [Unbuttons her shirt]
- Ichigo: What are you doing?! You can't stay here even if you unbutton your shirt!
[Rangiku stares at Ichigo, then slightly lifts up her skirt]
- Ichigo: You can't stay here even if you lift up your skirt a little! [Shields his eyes, but one eye is still glancing via a gap in his fingers] Damn it! Seduction like that isn't going to work on me! I'm definitely not that type of guy!!
- Rukia: Then how about closing that gap in between your fingers?
- Ulquiorra: Your nakama have invaded Hueco Mundo.
- Orihime: Why...?
- Ulquiorra: Why else? To rescue you. To them, no other reason is necessary.
- Kaien: Where do you think the heart lies?
- Rukia: [Scratches her head] Um, well...It's probably...Here, isn't it? [Places hand over chest]
- Kaien: [Smiles] You see, I think the "heart" lies...Right here. [Holds up his fist up in front of Rukia]
- ["Kenpachi" attacks Ichigo in a vision while Ichigo is suppressing his inner hollow.]
- Ichigo: What the hell!? Cut it out! We finished our fight a long time ago!!
- Kenpachi: ...Finished? It'll never be finished. A battle's not like some stupid argument. As long as someone's still breathing, the fight isn't over.
- Ichigo: I don't have any reason to fight you!
- Kenpachi: You want a reason...For fighting? Why don't you just accept it already, Ichigo? You seek out the fights. You desire the power. Isn't that right, Ichigo? Everyone who searches for power without exception searches for battle! Do you fight in order to become more powerful? Or do you want more power in order to fight? I can't tell you that. The only thing I know for sure is that guys like us were born this way! We were born to fight, Ichigo!! Your instincts will keep leading you towards new battles. It's the only way you have. The only way to become stronger. Fight, Ichigo! If you want the power to control your enemy, take that sword in your hand and cut him down! That's your only option! That's the only road that continues in front of you, and the only road that remains behind you!
- Hollow Ichigo: Ichigo, what's the difference between a King and his horse?
- Ichigo: What the hell...?
- Hollow Ichigo: I don't mean kiddy shit like 'One's a person and one's an animal' or 'One has two legs and one has four'. If their form, ability, and power were exactly the same, why is it that one becomes the King and controls the battle, while the other becomes the horse and carries the King?! There's only one answer: INSTINCT! In order for identical beings to get stronger and gain the power they need to become King, they must search for more battles and power! They thirst for battle, and live to mercilessly crush, shred, and slice their enemies! Rip off our skin...Carve off our flesh...Grind up our bones...What's left? That's right -- Engraved in our nerves, the honed, killing instinct, produced by millenia of battle!! But YOU don't have that! You don't have those pure, basic instincts! You fight with your brain. You try to defeat your enemies with your logic! And it doesn't work! You're trying to cut them with a sheathed sword!! That is why you're weaker than me, Ichigo! [Ichigo is impaled with a sword;Making his way towards Ichigo] I don't know about Zangetsu, but I refuse to carry a King who's weaker than me and get cut to ribbons with him. If you're weaker than me, then I'll destroy you, and take your crown for myself!
[Kaname Tosen is in a room with several screens, monitoring Ichigo and company's progress through Las Noches]
- Gin: That's a slightly disturbing hobby you have there, Tosen-san.
- Tosen: Unthinkable. Their movements interested you, so you came to watch, right? Ichimaru.
- Gin: That's not it. I was just kidding, you don't need to make such a scary face...
[Gin tries to walk into the room, but Wonderweiss Margera, who has been sitting beside the door, suddenly grabs his wrist, stopping him]
- Gin: Tosen-san, what's with this little one?
- Tosen: Wonderweiss!
- Wonderweiss: ...Uuhh...
- Gin: Looks like the problem child is quite fond of you.
- Tosen: Pure beings are always drawn to each other. Although, I am not quite sure where his purity lies yet.
- Gin: Interesting. Him not liking me makes more sense now.
- Tosen: To be honest, I believe any intelligent person would be wary of you.
- Luppi: Saying our whole battle was just for the sake of bringing that woman back here...I can't accept that...
- Aizen: Do excuse me. After all, I didn't expect you to get torn up this badly.
- Luppi: What're you trying to pull...Grimmjow?!
- Grimmjow: (grinning)...Ehhh?
[Grimmjow runs his hand through Luppi's gut]
- Luppi: G...Grimmjow, you bastard...!!
- Grimmjow: Damn straight. Later, "former" Sexta! [blows off Luppi's upper body with a Cero before erupting into maniacal laughter]
- Orihime: DON'T DIE!! Kurosaki-kun! I don't mind if you don't win...You don't even have to try...So please...Don't get yourself hurt any more...
- Ichigo:( Blocks Grimmjow's attack with just one hand) Sorry 'bout this, Grimmjow. It looks like...I can't afford to let you hurt me anymore. [delivers a devastating slash to Grimmjow]
- Shinji Hirako: So, it was you after all...
- Sosuke Aizen: You suspected? I should have expected as much.
- Shinji Hirako: Of course I did.
- Sosuke Aizen: Since when?
- Shinji Hirako: Since you were in your momma's womb...!!
- Nel: (weakly) Nel had no idea that our game of endless tag would lead to a mithunderstanding like this. There'th not a whole lot to do here in Hueco Mundo.
- Uryu: [thinking] Endless Tag...?
- Ichigo: You were playing? But there were tears in your eyes.
- Nel: [cheerfully] Uh-huh! I'm a mathochist so it'th no fun for me unleth they chathe me so hard I cry a little!
- Ichigo: [smacks Dondochakka Bilskin on the head, shouting] What have you been teaching this kid!?
- Lisa: I'm not a pervert! I just have a healthy interest!!
- Kensei: You know, in most circles, that's what defines a pervert...
- Lisa: Shut up, Kensei!! You borrowed a magazine from me too, so you don't have any room to talk!!
- Kensei: Grr...
- [after Inoue Orihime leaves the Vizard hideout]
- Kensei: Tch! Just what the hell was with that woman...!?
- Lisa: She only talked to Ichigo, then left in a flash...
- Rose: Seems she was a friend of his.
- Shinji: That girl...Was Orihime-chan.
- Kensei: WHA -- !? What the hell, Shinji!? You know her!?
- Shinji: Yes. Orihime-chan was...My first love.
- Kensei: Oh, that bullshit again.
- Lisa: Shinji, you say that to all the cute girls. You've said it to me before, too.
- Rose: [thinking] Is she trying to imply that she's cute...?
- Hiyori: HA!! All the cute girls, eh!? That's funny, 'cause I don't 'member you ever sayin' that to me, Shinji!
- Shinji: That's because I didn't, Snaggletooth.
- Ichigo: I'm suprised, I never thought that you'd start the fight with your sword already drawn. I figured I'd have to force you to draw you sword. Does this mean you've finally aknowledged me as an equal?
- Ulquiorra: At the very least, I've decided you are an entity that must be destroyed.
- Ichigo: Fair enough.
- [after Ichigo uses a Getsuga Tenshou to save Hollow Ichigo from Muramasa's attack]
- Hollow Ichigo: Why the hell did you step up to help me?
- Ichigo: It's got nothing to do with you. I am who I am. And you're a part of me. That's it.
- Hollow Ichigo: You never miss a chance to sound profound.
- Ichigo: I don't know what you might try to pull without Zangetsu around. And I don't know what to do either. But we've got a job to do. You know what I mean?
- Hollow Ichigo: God, you piss me off.
- Muramasa: What an odd scene this is. Were you protecting your hollow powers?
- Ichigo: He may have originally been a hollow. But now he's a part of me. Of course, I'm satisfied if he just leaves me alone. But you're an outsider, and I want you out of here.
- Muramasa: Kurosaki Ichigo... What are you?
- Gin: I thought you were interesting before, but now you're just a creepy kid.
- Ichigo: You're one to talk.
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