Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Bleach 506: Bankai: Zanka No Tachi by NanFe Bleach 506: Bankai: Zanka No Tachi by NanFe
Captain Commander's Bankai: Zanka No Tachi

This is the first time I do a fanart for Captain Commander for my 2 years knowing Bleach.

Bleach's Fans, this is, after about 10 years, we witness the strongest, the oldest Zanpakutou's Bankai, do you know how important this event is?

Even the fight with Aizen, even lost his left arm, we could never see his Bankai.....

I think it's time for me to show my respect ;______;

Damn, I love how Captain Commander said Bankai, the flames vanished, it's like " A Calm Before the Storm", SO AWESOME!

I SERIOUSLY hope that the fight will be worth for the epicness, not something stupid like stealing Bankai or etc.....

and yes, asssss the level of trolling of Tite Kubo that everybody knows, we have to be ready to say farewell to Captain Yamamoto....., you know what I meant *sigh*

out of topic:
but,,,,,,,ah come on, even he soooo pissed off at least leaves the motherfucker quincy who killed Byakuya, such an easy death, I refuse to accept

you can see the WIP of this painting on my Tumblr Blog.

Tumblr BLOG

COMMISSION Info 1.Portrait.Chest to above

free simple effective background

additonal characters are 8$ each
Price will depends on the complicacy of the image. (clothes, poses..etc)

1.Wasit to above
free simple effective background
additonal characters are 12$ each
Price will depends on the complicacy of the image. (clothes, poses..etc)

2.Knee up
free simple effect background

additonal characters are 18$ each

Price will depends on the complicacy of the image. (clothes,
Add a Comment:
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MariyaSakurai Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
zizo200575 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
outstanding !!!!
Starshinearcher Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
This is soooooo damn amazing! Though, for me, Kubo did the biggest troll-move ever , since I got so pumped up for Yamato kicking Yuha´s ass...
ersheld Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art has been stolen at the following link. :c

Frank29bleach10 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
its sad that he died but the fight was epic and awesome work
WootMannen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Zanka no Tachi is a badass bankai, but it makes no goddamn sense. Fire does not work that way. Heat does not work that way. PHYSICS IN GENERAL do not work that way!

If Zanka no Tachi really is as hot as Kubo says it is, every single law of nature says it should be glowing like the freaking sun, no matter how "focused" it is. It just rubs me the wrong way, because to me, it is utterly nonsensical. It. Just. Does. Not. Work. That. Way!

"So hot it cannot be seen". There is no such thing. Goddammit Kubo, you fail physics, thermodynamics in particular, FOREVER!

...Zanka no Tachi is still awesome. Even if it makes no sense.
shamuto-de-kaatsu Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
anime itself makes no sense
which is why there are the weirdest shit happening 
which is why we all love it.
Anime=fuck logic=awesome.
problem solved.
Elfnir Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
I think he actually said it was his spiritual power manifesting in the appearance of flames, but not actually flames itself.
SteedAngus Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
in manga. nothing makes sense.
Krisinczi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Excellent job!
Jazzlover20 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Yama Ji your bankai was truly epic, you were a true boss.

Have to be honest, Yama Ji death was tragic, but I kind of saw it coming, it wasn't like I predicted it, it was more like a rite of passage, in ever manga series a powerful old guy usually dies in battle:
Naruto: Third Hokage, Hiruzen Sarutobi.
One Piece: 'Whitebeard' Edward Newgate.
Now Bleach: Head Captain Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto.

I think I see why Kubo did it this way, he couldn'y Yama Ji die without showing us his bankai and how he used it and he couldn't let him use it on small fry, he actually used it on someone who easily defeated Kenpachi.

But once again, R.I.P Yamaji you will be avenged.
Barjabloup Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Old Man Barbecue seems so tired here. That's the first thing I thought when I saw this. You painted him really well.

I love it.

Thanks for sharing.
Josh592 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012   Writer
Zanka No Tachi capable of burning what ever it cuts out of existence.... oh damn
KingNicholas1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Writer
At long last, Yamamoto has revealed his Bankai. Now, I knew right from the beginning that Yama was tough, possibly even the toughest of them all. Even Aizen himself said he would lose if he fought the Head Captain head on. His Shikai alone is capable of incinerating Karakura Town.

I knew must have been supremely powerful, though I had long wondered why he had never shown it. Now I know why.

And of course, it's become clear now that Yamamoto was saving it for Juhabach. If their initial "greetings" are any indication, then they are really archenemies: Like, they've literally been trying to kill each other for the greater part of 1,000 years.

Problem therein is that Yamamoto is my favorite character, and I think this is a really unfitting end for him.
Enishi-Kihaku Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
The final question is: what possible purpose could Juha Bach have in visiting Aizen in retrospect, and later to act as if it were irrelevant Aizen essentially had full Hypnosis upon him? Could it be they're truly conspiring? And might it be that Aizen will use Juha Bach to simply break free for his own self gain? In any case, it's unlikely he'd actually work as a lower "rank," hence only as equal, yet even Aizen would detest such, leaning towards the possibility he will simply go renegade on everyone in the entire ball park once freed. And a secondary question that probably everyone is asking is: What side does Uryu Ishida choose? Given his history, he has good reason to choose EITHER side. Let's not forget that although Ichigo and all of his friends fight for Soul Society, Uryu's family was destroyed in all retrospect by the Gotei 13. Much, very much to speculate on, and also so many hidden meanings connecting Bleach to other things you'd not know unless I spoke too much, so now I will hold my tongue and say only two more words: Darkstalkers, Syllapparo. If you make the connection, you'll begin to realize hidden truths behind Bleach. there is one more thing... Why is Sagin Komomura the only Kitsune in the Gotei thirteen? And what would Juha Bach mean by "When the Gotei 13 was FIRST FORMED, you were all only refered to as 'divisions' Back then, you were all just a bunch of MURDEROUS THUGS." Think on it Bleach fans, maybe you'll make the........ quite grim connection.
Enishi-Kihaku Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Ichigo, born in the dark, his bankai permenently disfigured, he will have to turn to a new source of power, that of the reishi dismantling and absorbing quincy, but the proper questions are; who will train him, when will he understand the utter need to obtain and utilize this power, and when he masters the use of it, what will his limits be? Also, who's to say Ichigo wasn't ritually adopted into his family, the Kurosaki's, and his mother actually a Quincy? And what might his sister Karin be possibly hiding? A previously inert ability, hence her going to Kisuke-Sama for help? Maybe.
Mmk4U Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing I don't even know
210studio Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
oh man i love this grandpa~
benknightprime Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
I think it is safe to assume had Yamamoto just even said the word bankai, Aizen would be knealing to him begging for forgiveness. So Juhabach stole it now... I think I know what is going to happen. Some orange-haired male protaganist is going to get the medallion from Juha and use to bankais and by then have like a completely controlled hollow form... *sigh*
K-Dasshu Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Em, I don't think that even Ichigo can handle the power of 15 million degrees and 10 trillion skeletons. 0_0
benknightprime Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
You kidding? He is Ichigo. He will master Quincy powers in less than ten chapters likely due to Kubo's love of over powering him.
Yamato012 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Writer
Zanka No Tachi = You done goofed.
IVAN-77 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Admirable, creative and very artistic work...congrats.
TheFlameChampion Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Love it!!! But the blade's supposed to be black
NanFe Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
xButhomeisnowherex Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fucking love it
jayvonswagg Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit this is awesome!
Darkslayer0905 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist
thats cause his bankai doesn't understand the meaning of friendly "fire" XD
juanrajoy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Samik99 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
this is amazing really well done. feel his sorrow and pain and definitely his anger.
AbsolutePineapple Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Perfect! Excellently done!
EpicNight Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this picture when I was reading the latest chapter of bleach. It's on Manga reader or the app!
jrutled3 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
I know perfectly how you feel! I think this may very well be Yama-jii's swan song. It's bitter sweet. :cry:
SolomonCaines Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
I dont think Byakuya is dead or even Kenpachi or Kira Izuru. This is anime so its kinda stupid. Even for Kira they said the reiatsu vanished, not that he died. Well this is just my optimistic thinking,,,cz Byakuya is just one of my favs :/
Irtaza1 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Let's face it, if hyori was able to survive being cut in half then I'm pretty sure everyone else is alive. We've never seen a "good guy" die in Bleach...Then again this is Kubo we're talking about, who is arguably the biggest troll when it comes to writing.
4ever-dreamer Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
AMAZING!! :wow:
TobyJo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow you have such a command of colour , evokes incredible power
hellou4 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
I really think, that because of kubo's trolling we are going to say farwell to Capt'n Commander, but say hello to Hueco Mundo! :D
xButhomeisnowherex Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is the most FUCK YEAH episode of bleach ever and you captured it perfectly
ELEKXIAR Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I love this! This should be featured in the manga!
Mrk8 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Hergman Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
man! already an excellent image of the bankai.

you work fast
Add a Comment:


Submitted on
September 5, 2012
Image Size
937 KB
Submitted with


49,474 (1 today)
2,165 (who?)