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The Top 10 Sexiest "Bleach" Characters

Rachel Anders is a PhD student working on a degree in English. She has been a fan of anime shows since early childhood.

From Retsu Unohana to Rangiku Matsumoto, this article ranks the 10 sexiest Bleach characters of all time.

From Retsu Unohana to Rangiku Matsumoto, this article ranks the 10 sexiest Bleach characters of all time.

Who Is the Sexiest Bleach Character?

Throughout the hit anime series, Bleach, there exists a number of attractive women renowned for their incredible beauty and charm. Of the ladies that appeared during the show’s long and illustrious history, several characters stand out above the rest in regard to their outward appearance and sex appeal.

From Retsu Unohana to Rangiku Matsumoto, this article examines (and ranks) the 10 sexiest Bleach characters of all time. It provides a brief overview of each character, followed by a discussion of their characteristics and general appearance. Did your favorite Bleach character make our “final 10” list below? Read on to find out!

The 10 Hottest Bleach Characters Ranked

10. Retsu Unohana
9. Riruka Dokugamine
8. Nemu Kurotsuchi
7. Candice Catnipp
6. Franceska Mila Rose
5. Kukaku Shiba
4. Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck
3. Tier Harribel
2. Yoruichi Shihouin
1. Rangiku Matsumoto

Retsu Unohana.

Retsu Unohana.

10. Retsu Unohana

  • First Appearance (Episode): Bleach “Episode 24”
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Blue

Background and Characteristics

The beautiful Retsu Unohana (also known as “Yachiru Unohana”) is a fictional character that made her Bleach debut in episode 24. Voiced by Aya Hisakawa and Kate Higgins, Retsu is portrayed in the series as a former captain who served with the Fourth Division of Gotei 13. Characterized as one of the oldest (and most experienced) captains to ever serve, Retsu was regularly viewed as Soul Society’s “best healer,” and was the first individual to be given the title of “Kenpachi” (a title given only to the strongest Shinigami). Following a lengthy battle with Zaraki, however, Unohana was eventually killed (unexpectedly) after suffering a devastating wound during the engagement. Twelve years after her death, Unohana was later cast into Hell (following a botched Konso Reisai ritual), where she was given the epithet of “Death Sword” (bleach.fandom.com).

Physical Appearance

Regarding her overall appearance and physical attributes, Retsu Unohana is a remarkably attractive woman renowned for her solid black hair, dark blue eyes, and petite frame. Standing 5’2” tall and weighing only 99 pounds, Retsu is both short and slender for her overall build, with body measurements in the vicinity of 33-21-33, respectively. Some of Retsu’s best physical traits include her 33D bust, muscular thighs, long legs (and arms), as well as her toned upper body. Highlighting her natural curves is Retsu’s signature white kimono and occasional bikini that reveals ample amounts of skin for fans. When examined alongside her soft-spoken nature, gorgeous eyes, and well-defined facial features, it is evident that Retsu Unohana is truly one of the most beautiful (and sexy) Bleach characters of all time.

Riruka Dokugamine.

Riruka Dokugamine.

9. Riruka Dokugamine

  • First Appearance (Episode): Bleach “Episode 343”
  • Hair Color: Purplish-Red
  • Eye Color: Magenta

Background and Characteristics

The lovely Riruka Dokugamine is a fictional anime character that made her Bleach debut in episode 343. Voiced by Megumi Toyoguchi and Cristina Vee, Riruka is portrayed in the series as a Fullbringer and former member of the organization known as “Xcution.” Characterized as both confident and playful, Riruka is also extremely impatient and hot-tempered in the series, and is known to actively engage with friend or foe over the slightest of disagreements. She is also a strong believer in “survival of the fittest,” asserting that her membership in the Kugo group was strictly for her own agenda’s purposes (and not from any loyalty she possessed for the Kugo Ginjo). In spite of this quirky personality, Riruka remains a moderately powerful individual capable of subduing many opponents.

Physical Appearance

In regard to her physical beauty and outward appearance, Riruka Dokugamine is an exceptionally attractive woman renowned for her purplish-red hair, magenta-colored eyes, and gorgeous body. Standing 5’1” tall and weighing only 95 pounds, Riruka maintains an incredibly small and petite frame in the Bleach series, with estimated body measurements in the vicinity of 30-22-31, respectively. In spite of her small stature, Riruka possesses some amazing physical features that include a narrow waistline, pronounced rear, B-cup bust, and dazzling hips that provide her with the highly-sought “hourglass” shape. Augmenting these features is Riruka’s regular donning of a form-fitting (and incredibly short) black dress and thigh-high boots that showcase all of her natural curves. When examined alongside her long legs, athletic body, and comical personality, it is easy to see why Riruka Dokugamine is regularly cited as one of the sexiest Bleach characters of all time.

Nemu Kurotsuchi.

Nemu Kurotsuchi.

8. Nemu Kurotsuchi

  • First Appearance (Episode): Bleach “Episode 28”
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Green

Background and Characteristics

The lovely Nemu Kurotsuchi (also known as “Nanago Nemuri”) is a fictional character that made her Bleach debut in episode 28. Voiced by Rie Kugimiya and Megan Hollingshead, Nemu is portrayed in the series as a former lieutenant of the 12th Division of Gotei 13. Characterized as an “enhanced artificial soul,” Nemu was created by Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi who utilized both Gigai and Gikon-based technologies for the project. Despite being his “daughter,” however, Nemu faced tremendous mistreatment and abuse by her father, resulting in her development of a shy and withdrawn personality in the years that followed her creation. Surprisingly, Nemu continued to showcase a great deal of loyalty and compassion for others during this difficult time of development. For her unwavering faithfulness to President Yachiru Kusajishi, she was even considered for the vice presidency of the Shinigami Women’s Association at one point; an opportunity (and prospect) that she is extremely eager to pursue.

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Physical Appearance

In regard to her physical appearance, Nemu Kurotsuchi is an exceptionally beautiful woman renowned for her jet-black hair, emerald-green eyes, and gorgeous body. Standing 5’6” tall and weighing 114 pounds, Nemu is well-proportioned (and curvy) in her overall build, maintaining body measurements of approximately 32-21-33, respectively. Some of her most recognizable physical features include Nemu’s 32C breasts, muscular thighs, and incredibly long legs. Highlighting each of these traits is Nemu’s signature attire that consists of a short black kimono, white nagajuban, white obi, red choker, and white gloves that showcase her natural curves and upper legs nicely. When examined alongside her unique hairstyle, thin nose, and kind-looking eyes, Nemu Kurotsuchi is truly one of the hottest Bleach characters to have appeared in the show’s long television run.

Candice Catnipp.

Candice Catnipp.

7. Candice Catnipp

  • First Appearance (Manga): Bleach “Chapter 544”
  • Hair Color: Light Green
  • Eye Color: Blue

Background and Characteristics

The lovely Candice Catnipp is a fictional character that made her first appearance in the manga version of Bleach, “Chapter 544.” Later voiced by Yumi Uchiyama in the game, Bleach: Brave Souls, Catnipp is portrayed in the series as a “Quincy” who possesses the ability to detect the existence of various Hollows and Souls (bleach.fandom.com). Characterized as a member of the Wandenreich’s “Sternritter,” Candice is short-tempered, reckless, and extremely impatient (to a fault) throughout the series. This often results in her making unwise decisions that place her (and others) in danger when facing stronger opponents. In spite of this, she remains a relatively powerful character that is capable of summoning (and projecting) lightning bolts, forming weapons through her spiritual energy, and duel-wielding various swords. Taken together, she is more than capable of holding her own against most opponents.

Physical Appearance

In regard to her physical beauty, Candice Catnipp is an exceptionally hot and attractive woman renowned for her long green hair, aqua-blue eyes, and curvaceous body. Standing 5’4” tall and weighing approximately 114 pounds, Catnipp is well-proportioned for her overall build, with measurements in the vicinity of 32-20-36, respectively. Among Catnipp’s most recognizable features are her 32G bust, extremely slim waistline, large butt, and slim (yet muscular) build. Augmenting each of these features is Catnipp’s revealing (and heavily-modified) uniform that consists of an unbuttoned double-breasted jacket, black belt, white cap, and tiny shorts that reveal a great deal of her upper legs, inner thighs, upper torso, and natural cleavage. When examined alongside her prominent eyelashes, lightning-bolt eyebrows, and dazzling smile, Candice Catnipp’s “number seven” position on our current list is well-earned, as she is truly one of the hottest Bleach characters to appear in the series.

Franceska Mila Rose.

Franceska Mila Rose.

6. Franceska Mila Rose

  • First Appearance (Episode): Bleach “Episode 166”
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Eye Color: Green

Background and Characteristics

The gorgeous Franceska Mila Rose (sometimes referred to as “Mila Rose”) is a fictional Arrancar that first appeared in Bleach episode 166. Voiced by Sayori Ishizuka and Erin Fitzgerald, Mila Rose is portrayed in the series as the 55th Arrancar of Sosuke Alzen’s Army, as well as one of Tier Harribel’s three Fraccion (known collectively as the “Tres Bestias”). Although characterized as a somewhat sadistic and temperamental individual (who is prone to sudden outbursts), Mila Rose is an incredibly gifted character renowned for her tremendous spiritual powers, expert swordsmanship, and remarkable skill in hand-to-hand combat. Taken together, she is an exceptionally powerful woman capable of subduing nearly any would-be aggressor that crosses her path.

Physical Appearance

Regarding her outward appearance and physical traits, Franceska Mila Rose is an extremely attractive woman renowned for her curly brown hair, aqua-green eyes, and Amazon-like appearance. Standing 5’9” and weighing approximately 150 pounds, Mila Rose is both tall and extremely curvy for her overall build, maintaining incredible body measurements of 45-26-42, respectively. Among her most recognizable physical features are Mila Rose’s 44L bust, toned body, wide-spaced hips, and hourglass shape that is provided by her relatively thin waistline. Highlighting each of these remarkable traits is Mila Rose’s signature attire that consists of a three-sectioned crown, a white miniskirt, and glossy white armor that reveals ample amounts of cleavage and skin to audience members. When examined alongside her dark (and flawless skin), dark “Hollow hole,” long nails, and muscular legs, it is not difficult to see why Franceska Mila Rose is regularly cited by fans as one of the hottest Bleach characters in the series.

Kukaku Shiba.

Kukaku Shiba.

5. Kukaku Shiba

  • First Appearance (Episode): Bleach “Episode 23”
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Green

Background and Characteristics

The beautiful Kukaku Shiba is a fictional anime character that made her Bleach debut in episode 23. Voiced by Akiko Hiramatsu, Cindy Robinson, and Erica Edwards, Shiba is portrayed in the series as a powerful leader of the Shiba Clan, as well as the sister of Ganju and Kaien Shiba. Characterized as an extremely violent, aggressive, and temperamental individual in the series, Shiba received an advanced education from both Koganehiko and Shiroganehiko before taking control of the Shiba Clan outside the West Gate of Seireitei. From here, Shiba attempted to live a life far away from others, as she preferred a life of quietness and solitude following the death of her brother, Kaien. Regarding her overall strength, Kukaku is an extraordinarily strong individual with a high level of spiritual power. Likewise, she is recognized as a Kido expert, providing her with a decisive edge over adversaries foolish enough to cross her path.

Physical Appearance

In terms of her physical attributes and beauty, Kukaku Shiba is a remarkably attractive woman renowned for her dark black hair, emerald-green eyes, and youthful-looking appearance. Standing 5’6” tall and weighing 128 pounds, Shiba is both small and curvaceous in her overall build, maintaining impressive body measurements in the vicinity of 37-22-34, respectively. Aside from her tremendous bust (which is estimated to be a 37H cup size), some of Shiba’s most notable features include her skinny waist, dazzling hips, long legs, and muscular thighs. Highlighting each of these traits is Shiba’s regular donning of a white (high-cut) skirt, wooden sandals, shoulder and ankle bandages, and an open red robe that reveals large swathes of her bosom for audience members. When examined alongside her upper arm tattoo, messy hairstyle, and seductive lips, it is easy to see why Kukaku Shiba is a fan-favorite, as she is truly one of the hottest Bleach characters to have appeared in the show’s long history.

Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck.

Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck.

4. Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck

  • First Appearance (Episode): Bleach “Episode 145”
  • Hair Color: Green
  • Eye Color: Hazel

Background and Characteristics

The beautiful Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck (also known as “Nel Tu”) is a female character that made her Bleach debut in episode 145. Voiced by Tomoko Kaneda, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, and Stephanie Sheh, Nelliel is portrayed in the series as a former Tres Espada renowned for her composed, logical, and no-nonsense approach to life. Despite being characterized as a pacifist in the show (in contrast to many of the Arrancar), Nelliel faced near-constant attacks by Nnoitra Gilga in his quest to prove that males were stronger than females (bleach.fandom.com). Although his attacks proved futile in the short-term, a surprise attack (with the aid of Szayelaporro) helped Nnoitra finally defeat Nelliel, resulting in her body regressing to a childlike form in the process. Fortunately, Nelliel was able to eventually overcome this obstacle with the aid of Urahara, who provides her with an armband that allows Nelliel to transform back into an adult form at will.

Physical Appearance

In regard to her outward appearance and traits, Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck is a remarkably attractive woman renowned for her lime-green hair, hazel-colored eyes, and well-proportioned body. Standing 5’9” tall and weighing approximately 139 pounds, Nelliel is both tall and curvaceous in her overall build, with estimated body measurements in the vicinity of 44-23-37, respectively. Among Nelliel’s most notable physical features are her L-cup bust, large butt, slim waist, and well-toned figure. Highlighting each of these traits is her signature attire that consists of a skimpy green gown that is torn in multiple areas, revealing ample amounts of cleavage and skin for audience members to see. When examined alongside her crimson-colored face markings, unique tattoo, and beautiful legs, it is easy to see why Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck is widely regarded as one of the hottest Bleach characters of all time.

Tier Harribel.

Tier Harribel.

3. Tier Harribel

  • First Appearance (Episode): Bleach “Episode 138”
  • Hair Color: Golden Blonde
  • Eye Color: Green

Background and Characteristics

The gorgeous Tier Harribel is a female character that first appeared in Bleach episode 138. Voiced by Megumi Ogata (Japanese voice) and Laura Bailey (English voice), Tier is portrayed in the show as the former “3rd Espada” of Sosuke Aizen’s Arrancar army, as well as a recurring antagonist in both the manga and anime renditions, respectively. Characterized as a disciplined and highly-reserved type of individual, Tier possesses a remarkable hatred for killing others (especially those in a weakened condition). In spite of this, she is also one of the strongest (and most ferocious) opponents to have appeared in the series, and is renowned for her vicious (and incredibly brutal) mannerisms when challenged or ordered to fight by superiors (bleach.fandom.com). When combined with her tremendous spiritual powers, keen intelligence, and expertise in both hand-to-hand combat and sword fighting, Tier is a formidable opponent capable of holding her own against even the deadliest of adversaries. It is for these reasons that Tier was able to quickly rise to the position of “Queen” over Hueco Mundo.

Physical Appearance

In terms of her outward appearance and natural beauty, Tier Harribel is an incredibly sexy woman renowned for her messy blonde hair, bright green eyes, and athletic appearance. Standing a little over 5’9” and weighing nearly 135 pounds, Tier is best-described as a woman that is both tall and well-proportioned (bleach.fandom.com). With body measurements in the vicinity of 37-22-34, some of Tier’s most recognizable traits include her 37H bust, dazzling hips, and thin waistline that is characteristic of many of the ladies appearing on this list. Showcasing (and highlighting) each of these traits and curves is Tier’s signature attire that is comprised of a Hollow mask, white knee-high boots, and white top that reveals a great deal of her large bosom and upper body. When viewed in conjunction with her prominent eyelashes, dark (and flawless) skin tone, and well-defined facial features, Tier Harribel’s “number three” position on our list is well-earned (and deserved), as she is truly one of the hottest Bleach characters to grace the show.

Yoruichi Shihouin.

Yoruichi Shihouin.

2. Yoruichi Shihouin

  • First Appearance (Episode): Bleach “Episode 15”
  • Hair Color: Purple
  • Eye Color: Gold

Background and Characteristics

The gorgeous Yoruichi Shihouin is a fictional anime character that debuted in Bleach episode 15. Voiced by Satsuki Yukino, Wendee Lee, and Rebeca Gomez, Yoruichi is portrayed in the series as the princess of Tenshiheisoban, a former captain of Gotei 13’s prestigious “2nd Division,” as well as the former commanding officer of a special forces unit known as “Onmitsukido.” Despite being characterized as an extremely intelligent and witty individual with a vast and intricate knowledge of Soul Society, Yoruichi eventually decided to leave her noble upbringing, high-ranking positions, and titles for personal reasons, as she yearned to be free. Following her departure, she later pursued work alongside Kisuke Urahara and Tessai Tsukabishi in the Urahara Shop located within the Human World (bleach.fandom.com).

Physical Appearance

In terms of her physical appearance and natural traits, Yoruichi Shihouin is an exceptionally attractive character renowned for her purplish-black hair, gold-colored eyes, and slender frame. Standing 5’1” tall and weighing approximately 93 pounds, Yoruichi is both small and extremely petite in her stature, maintaining overall measurements in the vicinity of 33-23-35, respectively. Aside from her 33D bust, some of Yoruichi’s most prominent physical traits include well-toned legs, thick thighs, a pronounced rear, and muscular body that is mesmerizing to behold on-screen. Many of Yoruichi’s outfits highlight these features nicely, as she wears a variety of form-fitting (and revealing) attire that consists of sleeveless shirts, black stretch pants, as well as various short dresses and leg warmers. When examined alongside her chin-length bangs, dark skin, and dazzling eyes, it is easy to see why Yoruichi Shihouin achieved our “number two” spot for sexiest Bleach characters.

Rangiku Matsumoto.

Rangiku Matsumoto.

1. Rangiku Matsumoto

  • First Appearance (Episode): Bleach “Episode 24”
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Blue

Background and Characteristics

Topping our list of sexiest Bleach characters is the lovely, Rangiku Matsumoto. First appearing in “episode 24,” Matsumoto (who is voiced by Kaya Matsutani and Megan Hollingshead) is portrayed in the show as a lieutenant who serves under Captain Toshiro Hitsugaya’s 10th Division. Characterized as a borderline alcoholic who is extremely self-centered, strong-willed, and free-spirited, Matsumoto’s demeanor and mannerisms often place her at odds with the stern Hitsugaya, who is both serious and easily-annoyed (bleach.fandom.com). Despite these character flaws though, Matsumoto remains very close with Hitsugaya throughout the series, as her spiritual abilities, swordsmanship, and mastery over Kido provide her with considerable strength over potential adversaries (making her a valuable ally to the young captain).

Physical Appearance

In terms of her physical beauty, Rangiku Matsumoto is an incredibly hot and attractive character renowned for her wavy (and somewhat long) blonde hair, light blue eyes, and promiscuous style. Standing 5’7” tall and weighing nearly 126 pounds, Matsumoto is extremely “curvy” for her stature, and maintains incredible body measurements in the vicinity of 43-24-36, respectively. Some of Matsumoto’s most recognizable physical features include her 43K bust, long and muscular legs, wide-spaced hips, and remarkably slim waistline that provide her with a “hourglass” form. As an extremely immodest individual, each of these natural traits are on full display for viewers, as Matsumoto regularly wears uniforms, kimonos, and outfits that reveal considerable portions of her large bosom, inner thighs, and legs. When viewed in tandem with her plump lips, lovely beauty mark, and provocative fashion sense, it is easy to see why Rangiku Matsumoto is the sexiest Bleach character of all time; a feat that will likely remain for the foreseeable future.

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