Bleach is getting closer every week to releasing the Thousand Year Blood War Arc (TYBWA) so let’s highlight another Bleach character in the meantime.
Shiba Kaien from the Shiba clan is a relevant and important character in the Bleach series, but only in certain bits of the plot and when it comes to certain characters like Rukia.
He trains Rukia, and is strict in his training, but while he can be seemingly harsh he also knows how to have fun, lighten the mood, and play when it’s time to play.
Wise but easygoing. Strong but not at all arrogant or self-important.
Here are some Shiba quotes to share his personality and best Bleach moments!
Shiba Kaien Quotes:
“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.” – Shiba Kaien
“I dragged you into this. My stubbornness has caused you pain. I’m sorry. You must be torn apart inside. Thanks to you, my heart can still stay here.” – Shiba Kaien
“Remember that as long as you’re in my division, I will stand by you even if I die.” – Shiba Kaien
“Don’t forget… as long as you’re in my division, I’m on your side until death and beyond.” – Shiba Kaien
“Every time you and I connect with each other, a little 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. If you were the only one alive in the whole world, heart wouldn’t exist now, would it?” – Shiba Kaien
“Whenever you fight from this point on, there is one thing that you must never do. And that is to die alone. Our bodies are composed entirely from Reishi. If we die, our bodies will disintegrate and become part of the reishi that makes up Soul Society. And when that time comes, where will your heart go? Your heart will be passed on to your friends. If you pass it on to your friends, then your heart will always live on within them. Kuchiki, that’s why you must never, ever, ever die alone.” – Shba Kaien
“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.” – Shiba Kaien
“Because our captain is weak and sick, I’m usually in charge of everything! Therefore you may call me “Captain” Kaien if you like!” – Shiba Kaien