5 Naruto Characters Who Would Be Shinigami In Bleach (And 5 Who Would Be Quincies)

At Masashi Kishimoto’s naruto, similar to that of Tite Kubo Bleach, is known as one of the “Big Three” shounen anime. Given how Bleach: Bloody Thousand Year War has grown in popularity, it is natural for fans of other shounen anime to compare their favorite characters with characters from Bleach.

Two major factions notable in Bleach: Bloody Thousand Year War are the Shinigami and Quincy, both tasked with removing Hollows from the living world. However, there is a major difference as Shinigami are known to send purified Hollows to Soul Society, while Quincy is known to eliminate Hollows completely. The latter could cause an imbalance between Soul Society and the Living World.

So let’s see what naruto the characters would be Shinigami and Quincies in Bleach.


Itachi Uchiha and 4 others naruto characters who would be Shinigami in Bleach

1) Naruto Uzumaki

Naruto Uzumaki as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Looking at both Naruto and Ichigo, it wouldn’t be surprising if people found similarities between the two shounen protagonists. Both Naruto and Ichigo had something sinister about them that made them lose control of themselves in battle. However, they were both able to backtrack with the help of their friends.

Additionally, both have lost family members as part of their stories. However, they did not lose themselves to the dark side and always rose up to protect their loved ones. Considering the similarities between the protagonists, it is given that Naruto would make a great Shinigami.


2) Jiraiya

Jiraiya as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Jiraiya as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Jiraiya was Naruto’s teacher, who cared for him during his important teenage years. He was one of the key characters that shaped Naruto’s personality and made him the great shinobi he turned out to be. Jiraiya not only influenced him with his personality, but also taught Naruto his signature moves, Rasengan and Toad Summoning.

Similar to Naruto, he was protective of his friends and was determined to bring his friend Orochimaru home, though he failed to do so.

However, he always did what was right, which was evident in his decision to take in three lost children—Yahiko, Nagato, and Konan—as students during their time of need. It just goes to show how Jiraiya would have become a good Shinigami, given his tendency to show empathy towards those in pain.


3) Hiruzen Sarutobi

Hiruzen Sarutobi as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Hiruzen Sarutobi as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)

The Third Hokage Hiruzen Sarutobi, similar to Gotei 13 Captain-Commander Yamamoto Genryusai, was a wise man who through his bravery rose through the ranks of his organization to become its leader. Hiruzen Sarutobi was a student of Hashirama and Tobirama Senju and hailed as the “God of Shinobi”, who later became the teacher of the three Legendary Sannin – Jiraiya, Tsunade and Orochimaru.

He has seen three Shinobi World Wars and has therefore been hardened by his battles against enemy nations. While old, Hiruzen was more than capable of taking down strong opponents, which shows how similar he was to Yamamoto Genryusai. Thus, it cannot be denied that Hiruzen Sarutobi would have become a great Shinigami, and would perhaps have been a candidate to become the Captain-Commander.


4) Itachi Uchiwa

Itachi Uchiha as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Itachi Uchiha as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Itachi Uchiha was a very loyal shinobi from Hidden Leaf Village, who went so far as to slaughter his entire clan for peace.

However, fans can tell that given his decision to kill his clansmen, Itachi has shown a thought process similar to Quincy’s. The truth is that Itachi’s decision to kill Uchihas was due to his loyalty to the Hidden Leaf Village and his desire to protect his little brother, Sasuke.

Before making the difficult decision, he did his best to try to stop the coup, but he was unsuccessful. His decision to kill his clan was similar to Shinigami’s decision to wipe out the Quincy, after all peacekeeping talks were deemed unsuccessful.


5) Tsunades

Tsunade as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Tsunade as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Unohana-like Tsunade has long been the anime’s best healer. Tsunade was part of Sarutobi’s team, as she, along with Jiraiya and Orochimaru, was one of the three Legendary Sannins, while displaying barbaric strength.

Although Tsunade had a gambling addiction, she took responsibility when the time came and was more than ready to switch from her fun mode to her serious mode.

Unohana’s personality was similar to hers, as mostly in the anime she was shown as quite calm and collected. However, in some episodes, she showed a rough side of herself. It is a reflection of her criminal past, after which she turned over a new leaf.


Tobirama Senju and 4 others naruto characters who would be Quincies in Bleach

1) Obito Uchiha

Obito Uchiha as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Obito Uchiha as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Obito Uchiha, after Rin’s death, was a man on a mission, as he aimed to complete the Tsukiyomi project to end all wars and violence in the world. His goal was to place every human in the world under Genjutsu, where they would feel like they were living their most ideal life.

While his end goal seemed peaceful, he tried to accomplish it by any means necessary.

This included his attack on the Hidden Leaf Village to capture the Nine-Tailed Beast when his teacher Minato Namikaze’s wife, Kushina Uzumaki, gave birth to Naruto. Thus, proving his willingness to go to extreme levels to achieve his goals.

Obito hiding and planning a war against the world was also similar to Quincy hiding until it was the right time to declare war on Soul Society.


2) Tobirama Senju

Tobirama Senju as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Tobirama Senju as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Tobirama Senju, unlike his brother Hashirama Senju, was very aware of the Uchihas’ actions, as he believed that they, especially Madara, would lead the Hidden Leaf Village to their downfall.

Thus, he always tried to ensure that Madara had no control over the village jurisdictions. This is also why he suggested a Democratic selection for Hokage, refusing his brother’s suggestion to elect Madara as leader.

Tobirama Senju’s conniving methods of stopping the threats seem similar to the Quincy’s, as the Quincy’s, too, worked in secret without revealing themselves, until the time was right. Additionally, like the Quincy, which came up with different fighting methods, Tobirama Senju also created a lot of jutsus during his time as a shinobi.


3) Danzo Shimura

Danzo Shimura as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Danzo Shimura as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Danzo Shimura, similar to the Quincy, had several tricks up his sleeve (literally) to defeat his foes. He had always wanted to become the Hokage and acted as the Shadow Hokage for Hiruzen Sarutobi for a long time as he was the founder and leader of the Anbu Black Ops.

While he always envied Hiruzen and wanted to become the Hokage, he only took action to make his dreams come true after the Fifth Hokage Tsunade was left unconscious after Pain’s assault on the Hidden Leaf Village. . He connivingly took the position, becoming the sixth Hokage candidate, but was killed by Sasuke Uchiha before being officially inaugurated to the position.


4) Orochimaru

Orochimaru as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Orochimaru as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Orochimaru was one of the most conspiratorial people in the Hidden Leaf Village, as his dream was to gain immortality to gain all the knowledge available in the world. To achieve his goal, he conducted several unethical experiments in which he was caught in the act. However, he defected from the village and conducted his experiments elsewhere.

It was very similar to what the Quincy did, as they were publicly known to have been wiped out by the Shinigami. However, they hid as they worked against Soul Society, waiting for their king, Yhwach, to regain his strength.


5) Sasuke Uchiwa

Sasuke Uchiha as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Sasuke Uchiha as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Sasuke Uchiha, similar to Ishida Uryu, was previously known to be the youngest surviving member of their clan. Sasuke Uchiha witnessed the slaughter of his clan at the hands of his brother, Itachi Uchiha, leaving only the two to be the remaining known Uchihas. Meanwhile, Ishida Uryu, along with his father, believed they were the last of the Quincies alive.

Unbeknownst to them, their clansmen were alive, as both were ridiculed by their family members, respectively for their own causes. Meanwhile, the hidden members of their clan were working against the ruling government, only to declare war on them.


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