Absurd Connection Rukia, Zaraki and Aizen Share That Could Prove Tite Kubo Already Has Plans for the Bleach Hell Arc

Absurd Connection Rukia, Zaraki and Aizen Share That Could Prove Tite Kubo Already Has Plans for the Bleach Hell Arc


  • The colorised version of Bleach: No Breaths From Hell have sparked new theories on the fabled Bleach Hell Arc.
  • Rukia Kuchiki, Kenpachi Zaraki and Sosuke Aizen have seemingly been foreshadowed for the Hell Arc by the color purple.
  • Aizen could at long last be the final boss in the Bleachverse via Kubo's canon Hell Arc manga series.
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Tibe Kubo’s magnum opus never had a complete Bleach Hell Arc in its 15-year-long run. The manga could’ve explored multiple concepts that were introduced by the 2010 animated film, Bleach: Hell Verse, even though it wasn’t considered canon. The good news is that Kubo could continue the arc as hinted by the latest events.


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In 2021, the mangaka released a one-shot named Bleach: No Breaths From Hell. The 71-page canon is set 12 years after the victory of Shiningamis over Yhwach’s Sternritters and explores the family life of Ichigo and Orihime Kurosaki. Recently in August, Shueisha announced a digital-colored version of the manga, sparking fresh speculations about a potential Bleach Hell Arc.

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Is this the beginning of the Bleach Hell Arc?

Fan Theory Suggests Rukia Kuchiki, Kenpachi Zaraki, and Sosuke Aizen Will Play A Major Role in Bleach Hell Arc

Even though nothing has been officially confirmed, Bleach fans have already started churning out a few theories for Bleach Hell Arc. One such fan with the username @buried2x_ took to X and linked the characters Rukia Kuchiki, Kenpachi Zaraki, and Sosuke Aizen with Kubo’s use of the color purple to highlight a potential foreshadowing.

Purple has always been associated with Hell in Bleach such that the doors to the nether realm are painted the same. Moreover, the color usage by Tite Kubo highlights a demonic kind of strength. Bleach TYBW manga featured Kenpachi Zaraki emitting a purple Reiatsu when powering up. Later, when the Kenpachi unleashed his Bankai with the help of Yachiru, he turned out to be a Demon.

Kenpachi TYBW
Kenpachi Zaraki’s Demon transformation

It must be noted that Zaraki was termed as a ‘beast’ or a ‘demon’ by his opponents. Taking the case of Kubo’s love for foreshadowing, we now move on to Rukia Kuchiki. She becomes Renji Abarai’s wife after the TYBW and has a daughter named Ichika. Interestingly, Ichika inherited Rukia’s purple eyes and was able to see the Hell Wardens in the colored version of Bleach: No Breaths From Hell.


Further proving that Rukia is connected to Bleach Hell Arc is the fact that her brushstrokes in the manga have been different from other characters. Even her shadow has a purple color. Given that her Bankai, Hakka no Togame, has the ability to freeze everything in a wide range, she could play a major role in the fiery depths of Hell in Bleachverse.

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Could Sosuke Aizen Be The Final Boss in the Bleachverse?

Sosuke Aizen
Sosuke Aizen unleashing Hado 99 in Bleach: Brave Souls

Sosuke Aizen has a separate fanbase and for good reason. The constantly scheming and manipulating former Captain was the only Shinigami to challenge the authority of the Soul King and thus subjugated the Hogyoku to take the latter’s throne. While many fans believed him to be the final villain, the introduction of Yhwach and Aizen lending support to Ichigo ultimately made him a hero.


‘The Almighty’ Yhwach being the final boss of Bleach dissatisfied some fans as they believed Aizen to be a better fit because of his fan appeal and history. Nonetheless, Tite Kubo could fix the mistake in Bleach Hell Arc. Sosuke Aizen is the most obvious person to be connected with the Hellverse, considering that his Hogyoku-powered Reiatsu emits a dark purple color, and shades of purple surrounded him while he was featured in the Muken during the TYBW anime series.

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Aizen is also considered the Devil incarnate, even in the Biblical sense. He challenged the existing structure and questioned the authority of the Soul King (God), only to be imprisoned in the darkest depths of the Central Underground Prison (Hell). There are also a large number of fans who want ‘Chair-sama’ to be back in his villainous ways and the continuation of the Bleach Hell Arc may just give exactly that.

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Written by Spandan Chatterjee

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Spandan Chatterjee is a Freelance Anime Writer at FandomWire.

Spandan, who has been in the content industry for over two years, uses his passion for anime in his writing. He delivers the latest news, theories, and facts about various manga's including Jujutsu Kaisen, One Piece, and Bleach.

After completing his B.A. degree in English, Spandan is now pursuing a Masters degree in the same field.