I am thankful every day that Tite Kubo created Bleach.

It is one of my favorite anime.

I am glad that people still love the series.

With Bleach returning newer anime fans will experience this fun series.

This encourages me to cover the many compelling aspects of this anime.

Today’s topic is the Vizards and their rank from worse to best. My goal is to discuss and present my perspective on this group.

Warning major spoilers ahead.

Before we start what exactly are Vizards?

  • Sosuke Aizen conducted Hollowfication experiments on many Shinigami (Soul Reapers).
  • Most of these experiments failed but there were 8 “successes”.
  • These 8 Shinigami make up the Vizards.
  • Aizen framed Kisuke as the one guilty for conducting Hollowfication experiments.
  • This was Aizen‘s plan to prevent Kisuke from revealing his plans.
  • Tessai the captain of the Kido Corps aided Kisuke and ended up on trial with him.
  • The judgment for Kisuke was exile and for the Hollowfied Shinigami DEATH!
  • While Central 46 was sentencing Kisuke, Yoruichi rescues him, Tessai, and the Hollowfied Shinigami.
  • Kisuke devotes his time to figure out how to undo the Hollowfication.
  • Even though he never succeeds, he does help the Vizards overcome their Hollowification.
  • The Vizards learned to tame their inner Hollow and use its power in battle.
  • They do this by donning their Hollow masks.

A diverse group of former Captains and Lieutenants make up the Vizards.Since Ichigo learned to Hollowify like the Vizards, he is part of this group. Some sites consider Kaname Tosen a vizard because he Hollowfied.

With the backstory out of the way, we can now proceed with the list. This list will only use what happens in the anime and not the manga. I will update this list after the new series aires.

This list will not have Ichigo or Tosen.

I am thankful every day that Tite Kubo created Bleach.

It is one of my favorite anime.

I am glad that people still love the series.

With Bleach returning newer anime fans will experience this fun series.

This encourages me to cover the many compelling aspects of this anime.

Today’s topic is the Vizards and their rank from worse to best.

My goal is to discuss and present my perspective on this group.

Warning major spoilers ahead.

Before we start what exactly are Vizards?

  • Sosuke Aizen conducted Hollowfication experiments on many Shinigami (Soul Reapers).
  • Most of these experiments failed but there were 8 “successes”.
  • These 8 Shinigami make up the Vizards.
  • Aizen framed Kisuke as the one guilty for conducting Hollowfication experiments.
  • This was Aizen‘s plan to prevent Kisuke from revealing his plans.
  • Tessai the captain of the Kido Corps aided Kisuke and ended up on trial with him.
  • The judgment for Kisuke was exile and for the Hollowfied Shinigami DEATH!
  • While Central 46 was sentencing Kisuke, Yoruichi rescues him, Tessai, and the Hollowfied Shinigami.
  • Kisuke devotes his time to figure out how to undo the Hollowfication.
  • Even though he never succeeds, he does help the Vizards overcome their Hollowification.
  • The Vizards learned to tame their inner Hollow and use its power in battle.
  • They do this by donning their Hollow masks.

A diverse group of former Captains and Lieutenants make up the Vizards.

Since Ichigo learned to Hollowify like the Vizards, he is part of this group.

Some sites consider Kaname Tosen a vizard because he Hollowfied.

With the backstory out of the way, we can now proceed with the list.

This list will only use what happens in the anime and not the manga.

I will update this list after the new series aires.

This list will not have Ichigo or Tosen.

Number 8 Rōjūrō Ōtoribashi also known as Rose

Rose watching Ichigo fight shinji

Rose observing Ichigo’s fight against Shinji

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Character Summary

Rose is the former Captain of Squad Three and later regains that position.

First appeared in Bleach episode 122.

Rose is a tall blond man who is best known for his fashion sense.

His attire includes a traditional suit with cuffs and an untucked collar.

He enjoys art and comes across both cocky and lazy.

His Accomplishments and Abilities

  • Rose assisted his fellow Vizards and Shinigami in the fight against Aizen and Stark.
  • He provided moral support during Ichigo‘s training.
  • Yamamoto hand-picked him to join the team that was investigating the Shinigami disappearances.
  • All the Vizards can Hollowfy including Rose for a duration of three minutes.

Rose‘s Zanpakuto Apreggio, takes the form of a whip with a flower bud at the end.

The whip can attack many foes at a time from varying distances.

He used a wire from his sword wrap around and crush a Gillian.

Rose using his Zanpakuto

Rose demonstrating his Zanpakuto Apreggio whip-like ability

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Why he is Ranked Eighth

Of all the Vizards Rose is my least favorite.

Rose was absolutely useless in his fights against Aizen and Stark.

His mannerisms annoyed me and I honestly could care less about his thoughts on art.

For Captain level Shinigami his Zanpakuto and abilities were lackluster.

For his flaws, Rose does have a cool Hollow mask that is like the masks worn by medieval plague doctors.

It was awesome when he destroyed the Gillian.

Rose's hollow mask

Rose’s awesome Vizard mask which resembles the medieval plague doctors mask

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Number 7 Mashiro Kuna

Mashiro throwing a tantrum

Mashiro and her usual antics

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Character Summary

Mashiro is the former lieutenant of Squad Nine.

She is unique for a Shinigami preferring to use her fists and feet over a traditional Zanpakuto.

One of my issues with Mashiro is her childish and often cringe-worthy temper tantrums.

She dresses like a Power Ranger with a full-body suit costume and thematic boots and gloves.

Her techniques’ names even have a very Power Ranger feel to them.

Her Accomplishments and Abilities

  • She was the first of Vizards to fully control her Hollow
  • One of her claims is being able to Hollowfy for 15 straight hours.
  • Mashiro gave Wonderweiss a good fight and destroyed the Hollow known as Hooler.
  • For context, the Hooler blew away the Ryjin Jakka’s flames which caged Aizen, Tosen, and Gin.
  • Ryjin Jakka‘s flames belong to the strongest Shinigami Head Captain Yamamoto.
  • Wonderweiss defeated Jushiro one of the strongest captains with ease and tanked Yamamoto‘s blows.
  • So, being able to fight him is no easy feat.
  • While Hollowfied she can fire a really cool cero.
Mashiro kicking the Hooler

Mashiro destroying the Hooter with a single kick

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Why she is Ranked Seventh

Mashiro antics are so hard to watch that it makes me feel embarrassed to be an anime fan.

Her bickering with Kensei is not funny or cute it’s dumb and annoying.

She does have a cool appearance and is a great fighter.

But her antics prevent me from ranking her higher.

Mashiro smashing Gillians

Mashiro demonstrating her athleticism in kicking a Gillian

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Number 6 Kensai Muguruma