Beloved Genryusai Shingekuni Yamamoto from Bleach is crowned as the most evil old man in anime.
A popular Facebook page called the “Anime Tournament” recently ended an eight-item contest that sought to give someone the title of “the worst old man” of anime. The iconic Bleach character and Gotei 13’s Captain-Commander, Yamamoto, is the clear winner of the user-voted contest. He won the contest with 2.9 thousand votes in the final bracket, while the opponent in second place won 1.5 thousand votes. This character is an extremely popular and powerful Bankai user who plays a key role in the action series.
Yamamoto had a tough competition
The contest features some of the most popular characters from influential anime titles. For example, the silver chap in second place goes to One Piece’s Whitebeard, the mighty pirate often dubbed the “World’s Strongest Man”. Behind him in third place is Isaac Netero in Yoshihiro Togashi’s Hunter x Hunter. This character is the Chairman of the Hunter Committee and one of the most dangerous characters of HxH.
More notable names were featured in the tournaments, including Uncle Iroh, whose Avatar: The Last Airbender-inspired quote came in fourth. Other characters who have thrown their hats into the ring include Jiraiya from Naruto, Hakurou from Tensura, Bang from One Punch Man, Heihachi from Tekken, etc. Yamamoto has managed to surpass the characters of August in Fairy Tale, Zeus in Record of Ragnarok and Rayleigh in One Piece in each of their categories before overtaking their opponents.
This tournament has completed a trilogy that aims to solidify which anime character is the worst overall. Guts in Kentaro Miura’s Berserk won the best male lead award, while another Bleach character, Retsu Unohana, won the best female character award. The page has now started a new contest to honor the best anime of the 90s, with popular titles like Dragon Ball Z, Trigun, Neon Genesis Evangelion, etc.
About Tite Kubo’s Bleach
Bleach, written by Tite Kubo, is a popular manga series serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump. It was adapted into an anime by Studio Pierrot in 2004 and ran until 2012 when it went on a surprisingly long ten-year hiatus. The series recently returned in 2022 with a sequel project called Bleach: Thousand Years of Blood, which is adapted from the end of the manga. The series has been received by fans and critics with overwhelming positivity.
Tite Kubo’s Bleach manga is available on Viz Media with a Shonen Jump subscription. Additionally, the original anime and Thousand Years of Blood are available to watch on Hulu in the US and Disney+ in the UK.
Source: Anime Tournament, via Facebook