The 10th Anniversary Edition of Thirteen Reasons Why was released

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Jay Asher was born in Arcadia, California on September 30, 1975. He grew up with a family that encouraged him to pursue all of his interests, from playing the guitar to his writing. He attended Cuesta Community College right after graduating from San Luis Obispo High School. It was here where he wrote his first two children’s books for a class called Children’s Literature Appreciation. After high school, he decided he wanted to become an elementary school teacher. He then transferred to California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo where he left his senior year in order to pursue his career as a serious writer. He married Joan Marie on September 7, 2002. Throughout his life he worked in various establishments, including working as a salesman in a shoe store and in libraries and bookstores. Many of his work experiences influenced some aspect of his writing.

On December 27, 2016, the 10th Anniversary Edition of Thirteen Reasons Why was released. In this edition, the book’s original ending is included. The anniversary edition also includes a new introduction from Asher, an essay from Asher, pages from the notebook that Asher used while writing Thirteen Reasons Why, reader reactions and a reading guide

Thirteen Reasons Why is a 2007 young adult novel written by Jay Asher. The book was published by RazorBill, a young adult imprint of Penguin Books. The paperback edition hit #1 on the New York Times best-seller list in July 2011. The book is the basis of the television series 13 Reasons Why, released through Netflix on March 31, 2017.

Clay Jensen, a shy high school student, returns home from school one day to find that he has received a mysterious package in the mail. It contains seven double-sided cassette tapes used by Hannah Baker, a classmate who has recently committed suicide. Each tape details a reason that she killed herself. The tapes were sent to various other people before arriving at Clay’s door.The first person to receive the tapes was Justin. They kissed once after she developed a crush on him. However, Justin told his friends that they did more than just kiss, which earned Hannah the reputation of a slut at school. The second person to receive them was Alex. Alex violated their friendship when he published a “hot or not” list comparing the girls in their class. He awarded Hannah the title of Best Ass, which only escalated her reputation as a slut. He also awarded his ex-girlfriend Jessica the title of Worst Ass, in revenge for her not having sex with him. The third person was Jessica. After being compared to Hannah on the “hot or not” list, Jessica slapped Hannah and ended their friendship. The slap left a scar on Hannah’s cheek…..

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  • Dylan Minnette as Clay Jensen
  • Katherine Langford as Hannah Baker
  • Christian Navarro as Tony Padilla
  • Alisha Boe as Jessica Davis
  • Brandon Flynn as Justin Foley
  • Justin Prentice as Bryce Walker
  • Miles Heizer as Alex Standall
  • Ross Butler as Zach Dempsey
  • Devin Druid as Tyler Down
  • Amy Hargreaves as Lainie Jensen
  • Derek Luke as Kevin Porter
  • Kate Walsh as Olivia Baker

Hannah BakerHannah Baker is a fictional character created by American author Jay Asher. She is the subject of his 2007 mystery novel Thirteen Reasons Why, and Netflix’ adaptation of the book, 13 Reasons Why. Hannah is introduced as a sophomore at the fictional Liberty High School, characterized by her struggle adjusting to life in an unsympathetic school environment. She is played by Katherine Langford on the television series.On the final tape Hannah recalls the day of her suicide. She decides to give life “one more try”, and visits Mr. Porter, the school counsellor, and asks for his help. She tells him about the rape, but when she refuses to disclose her rapist’s identity, he tells her that the only option is to “move on” with life. This conversation is related on Hannah’s final recorded tape. She then gives her uniform to Clay at the theatre before going to give the tapes to Tony. Hannah return home, fills her bathtub and uses the razors she stole from her father’s shop to slit her wrists. Hannah dies of blood loss and is found by her mother and father who attempt to save her by calling 911; but they are too late, Hannah is already dead.


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Who is Yhwach in Bleach ?

Yhwach by his underlings, is the monarch of the Wandenreich and Father of the Quincy. He also possesses the designation “A” – “The Almighty”, and is the son of the Soul King. He serves as an antagonists in Tite Kubo’s¬†Bleach¬†manga and one of the antagonists in ND2014’s¬†Five Worlds War¬†series.


  • Yhwach treats his subordinates and the Quincy very differently. He is very fond of some of them, calling them his sons and daughters. He puts great effort into forcibly recruiting them into his empire. Yhwach can show mercy and appreciation, thanking¬†Royd Lloyd¬†for sacrificing himself in a¬†suicidal mission¬†and granting him a quick death via obliteration after the latter lost most of his torso. Yhwach dislikes blind loyalty, and was glad that his Sternritter showed outspoken discontent with his¬†choice of successor.
  • ¬†Yhwach is a man adamant in his disapproval of infighting, though he will not hesitate to stop the conflict using the most brutal methods possible.¬†Yhwach’s contempt for Arrancar is apparent, mercilessly wounding and slaying even those who have sworn allegiance to him when he deems them to have fulfilled their use.¬†After his awakening, Yhwach heartlessly robbed “impure” Quincy of their powers, causing many to die.¬†Yamamoto states this same disregard extends to all of his underlings, regardless of species or position, and is an attitude which Yhwach has allegedly always possessed;¬†this is proven when he ultimately uses his¬†Ausw√§hlen¬†to fatally steal power from¬†Gerard Valkyrie, one of his elite guards, and¬†Jugram Haschwalth, his trusted second-in-command and other half, after absorbing the power of¬†Ichigo Kurosaki.
  • Yhwach believes that he and his Sternritter are comrades and that they should be prepared to assist each other whenever necessary, even if it means certain members should be sacrificed for others; he demonstrated this belief by using¬†Ausw√§hlen¬†to steal the life force of the Sternritter who had been left behind in order to revive his fallen¬†Schutzstaffel.


                      Emperor of the Wandenreich, A РThe Almighty, Act of Chaos, Father of the Qunicy


                              Coalition, Acts Of Chaos, Sternritter


                                 Ruler, Supreme Commander, Act of Chaos

Home World:

                                     Soul Reaper World/Soul Society






                                                      Soul King (Father)
Yhwach was born under unknown circumstances to the¬†Soul King. As a baby he didn’t cry, hear, speak and even move. Despite this he was not afraid. He was worshiped by people because everyone that touch him gained something which they lacked. This occurred because Yhwach possessed the power to share out his own soul.Yhwach YoungYhwach as a child

Powers and Abilities

Soul Distribution Power¬†(ť≠ā„ā팹܄ĀĎšłé„Āą„āčŚäõ,¬†Tamashńę o wakeataeru Chikara): Yhwach was born with the innate ability to distribute a piece of his soul to another by being touched by them. Yhwach acquires power by bestowing an ability, allowing its wielder to cultivate it, and then taking it back.

  • Flawless Healing: In Yhwach’s distribution of his soul, the wounds which one’s soul could not heal alone would finally heal. This power healed the physical, mental, and spiritual ailments of those who touched Yhwach. While the wound of a person healed, all of their knowledge, skills, and talents would be engraved inside the piece of soul they received from Yhwach. Those healed in this way had their lifespan drastically reduced, and once the person had died, the augmented fragment would return to Yhwach. In turn, Yhwach slowly gained the usage of his dormant motor skills and senses.
  • Power Bestowal (via Letter Empowerment): While all Quincy have the power to collect Reishi from their surroundings to make it theirs, Yhwach is the sole Quincy who can do the opposite: he has the power to share his spirit with others. However, he eventually discovered a much more powerful way to distribute his soul: by engraving a letter, signifying an ability, directly onto another’s soul, he could share out his soul more deeply, and with greater power. He does this by having others drink his blood within a ritual.
  • Soul Absorption: Yhwach can forcibly retake the soul fragments of his soul that he has shared out. The only time that Yhwach can return to being the Father of the Quincy and gather his strength is in his sleep. None can be permitted to disturb him while he rests. If he does not continue to absorb souls, he will eventually revert to his original state, completely deprived of his senses once more.
    • Enhanced Condition & Longevity: Every time he regains a piece of his soul, Yhwach becomes stronger and lives longer.
    • Nocturnal Power Swapping: Yhwach and Haschwalth are two sides of a balanced scale. While Yhwach returns to being the Father of the Quincy, Haschwalth take up the mask of the ruler in his stead, as they are connected.Once night falls and Yhwach falls asleep, his power will be swapped with Haschwalth’s.

Ausw√§hlen¬†(ŤĀĖŚą• („āĘ„ā¶„āĻ„Éī„āß„Éľ„ɨ„É≥),¬†Ausuvńďren; German for “Select“, Japanese for “Holy Selection“;¬†“Consecration”in the Viz release): After 990 years of being sealed away, Yhwach used this ability to restore his lost powers. After selecting Quincy whom he deems impure, including those with mixed blood, Yhwach can steal their powers and make them his own. This process is ultimately fatal to its victims, particularly those who are already weak. Upon Yhwach’s activation of this ability, his targets are engulfed in massive columns of light. Even being near the columns of light is enough to strip a Quincy of their power. It absorbs energy from those Quincy judged to be unnecessary and sends it to those who need it in a redistribution of power. Those taken from will perish, while those on the receiving end are revitalized with greater strength than they possessed before. It transfers not physical accumulations of Reishi, but pure energy. As such, even Kirio Hikifune’s¬†Cage of Life, which blocks all spiritual matter, cannot prevent its use. However, if Yhwach’s blood makes contact with the¬†Still Silver¬†formed within the hearts of those he targets with¬†Ausw√§hlen, he will briefly lose all his powers.

  • Self-Power Restoration: Should Yhwach’s physical or spiritual capabilities be impaired by his opponent, he can easily restore them. When Ichibńď HyŇćsube’s¬†Name Curse¬†crushed Yhwach’s voice and prevented him from speaking, Yhwach granted himself the power of voice once more by digging his fingers into his throat and channeling Reishi into the openings. When Ichibńď’s sealed ZanpakutŇć caused Yhwach’s physical and spiritual power to be halved due to Ichibńď cutting his name in half, Yhwach restored them by summoning and absorbing several ribbons of Reishi inscribed with Roman letters.
    • Sankt Altar¬†(Áį팕™ŤĀĖŚ£á („ā∂„É≥„āĮ„Éą„ÉĽ„āĘ„Éę„āŅ„Éľ„Éę),¬†Zankuto ArutńĀru; German for “Saint Altar“, Japanese for “Usurpation Altar“): Yhwach summons five orbs of energy in the air around a target that shoot out concentrated beams of energy at the target, forming the pattern of a large¬†Quincy Zeichen; these beams take the power of the target with the intent of giving the taken power to Yhwach.
    • Reiatsu Infusion: Yhwach can transfer his Reiatsu to others through contact with a object he has infused his Reiatsu into. If a Quincy receives some of his Reiatsu, their Quincy blood forces them to attack the Soul King if he is nearby because the king “cannot be forgiven“; this is visually represented by¬†Blut Vene¬†veins spreading across the part of the user’s body where they received Yhwach’s Reiatsu.

The Almighty¬†(ŚÖ®Áü•ŚÖ®ŤÉĹ („āł„ÉĽ„ā™„Éľ„Éę„Éě„ā§„ÉÜ„ā£),¬†Ji ŇĆrumaiti; Japanese for¬†“All-Knowing”): When Yhwach activates¬†The Almighty, his irises and pupils split in two. After Yhwach was sealed away, it took 900 years for his heart to begin beating once more, 90 years for him to regain awareness, and 9 years for him to regain his power. If he were to open his eyes before those final 9 years had fully elapsed, he may have been unable to fully control his power and accidentally stolen all of the power from his loyal Sternritter. With this power’s activation, Yhwach achieves his full strength. Yhwach gains an additional pupil in each eye after nullifying Ichibńď’s¬†Futen TaisatsuryŇć.

  • Omni-Precognition: Yhwach can see everything that is to occur from the present moment into the far-flung future. He can “know” everything that lies within that gaze. Rather than seeing a linear future, Yhwach observes all possible futures at once like countless grains of sand in the wind, and can thus act accordingly using the knowledge he has gained to anticipate and counter his opponents. He can even revive himself by changing futures where he dies. However, Yhwach is unable to predict the actions of Mimihagi, the right hand of the Soul King.
  • Future Modification: Yhwach states that the true power of¬†The Almighty¬†is the ability to transform the future. He utilizes this power by setting up traps where he knows his opponents will be and attacking them before they can even begin their own attacks. He can also maneuver around any defense and countermeasure they use to protect themselves in order to facilitate his attacks.
    • Power Intuition: Any power of which he “knows” will become his ally.
      • Reactionary Power Immunity: That power will not only be unable to defeat him, but become unable to harm him in any way.
  • Concussive Force: Yhwach can fire blasts of force powerful enough to send combatants as powerful as Yoruichi ShihŇćin and Ichigo Kurosaki flying from his hands.
  • Consumption: Yhwach can consume other beings via physical contact, including higher beings and in doing so, absorbs their powers and energy, and can contain their great essence within his body, making their power his own. The process can vary in length, being instant with those lower in power than him and taking longer for more powerful beings.

Reishi Manipulation: As a Quincy, Yhwach primarily absorbs spiritual energy from the atmosphere, and combines it with his own spiritual energy to form weapons. He has an easier time collecting this energy in environments with higher concentrations of Reishi such as Soul Society or Hueco Mundo. Yhwach can collect Reishi and solidify it at will. He created an intricate throne, which he later deconstructed with ease, and reconstructed it into a set of steps in order to ascend to a higher level of Silbern.

Hirenkyaku Master: After destroying the 1st Division HQ, Yhwach moved a great distance and appeared behind Yamamoto without being noticed. He overwhelmed Ichigo while the latter was using his Bankai, Tensa Zangetsu.

Blut¬†(Ť°ÄŤ£Ö („ÉĖ„Éę„Éľ„Éą),¬†BurŇęto; German for “Blood“, Japanese for “Blood Guise“): An advanced Quincy technique which grants one inhuman offensive and defensive capabilities, generated by making Reishi flow into the user’s blood vessels. The independent forms for attack and defense cannot be employed simultaneously.

  • Blut Vene¬†(ťĚôŤ°ÄŤ£Ö („ÉĖ„Éę„Éľ„Éą„ÉĽ„Éī„āß„Éľ„Éć),¬†BurŇęto Vńďne; German for “Blood Vein“, Japanese for “Stilled Blood Guise“): With his¬†Blut Vene¬†active, Yhwach can withstand a Bankai-enhanced¬†Getsuga TenshŇćwithout sustaining any injury.
    • Blut Vene Anhaben¬†(Ś§ĖśģĽťĚôŤ°ÄŤ£Ö („ÉĖ„Éę„Éľ„Éą„ÉĽ„Éī„āß„Éľ„Éć„ÉĽ„āĘ„É≥„ÉŹ„Éľ„Éô„É≥),¬†BurŇęto Vńďne AnhńĀben; German for “Wearing the Blood Vein“, Japanese for “Shell of Stilled Blood Guise“): Yhwach extends his¬†Blut Vene¬†outside of his body to create a forcefield that blocks incoming attacks. It can easily block mid-level KidŇć spells, such as¬†BakudŇć #62. Hyapporankan, even when employed by a member of the Royal Guard. The forcefield consumes everything around it, including living beings, in order to maintain itself. When activated, it creates the¬†Blut Vene¬†vein pattern on the surface of whatever it attempts to consume.
Energy Manipulation: After absorbing the Soul King and Mimihagi, Yhwach is now surrounded by very thick black energy which he can manipulate as he pleases, both for offense and defense.

Immense Spiritual Power: According to Quilge Opie, Yhwach has power surpassing that of an Espada. He easily defeated Tier Harribel, who was “utterly powerless” before him. As a further testament to Yhwach’s power, by his own claim, among the Wandenreich, only he possesses enough power to actually wield Captain-Commander GenryŇęsai Shigekuni Yamamoto’s Bankai. 1000 years ago, he pinned dozens of people, including a teenage Bazz-B, to the ground with his Reiatsu alone, causing Bazz-B to label him a monster. By releasing his Spiritual Pressure, he was able to stop the likes of¬†Makarov Dreyar, the Guild Master of¬†Fairy Tail¬†and a leader of the¬†Alliance¬†and¬†Marco¬†the Phoenix the leader of the¬†Whitebeard Pirates¬†and Proxy Commander of the Alliance’s¬†2nd Division.

Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant

Spirit Weapon

Reishi Sword: Using his Quincy Cross, Yhwach can gather both spirit energy and particles and transform them into weapons. Unlike the bows displayed by most other Quincy, his particular weapon manifests in the form of an ornate sword, reminiscent of a Dadao, with a relatively long handle and a cross-guard shaped like a bird.

  • Sankt Bogen¬†(Ś§ßŤĀĖŚľď („ā∂„É≥„āĮ„Éą„ÉĽ„Éú„Éľ„āį„É≥),¬†Zankuto BŇćgun; German for “Saint Bow“, Japanese for “Great Holy Bow“): Yhwach manifests an enormous bow anywhere within his general vicinity with proportionally large¬†Heilig Pfeil, which carry enough force to propel him back up to the Soul King Palace with a single shot.
    • Heilig Pfeil¬†(Á•ěŤĀĖśĽÖÁüĘ („ÉŹ„ā§„É™„ÉÉ„Éí„ÉĽ„Éó„Éē„ā°„ā§„Éę),¬†Hairihhi Pufairu; German for “Holy Arrow“, Japanese for “Sacred Destruction Arrows“): By collecting more Reishi, Yhwach can form the spiritual arrows which are typical of other Quincy bows. He can also generate them without the need of a Spirit Weapon, instead forming and firing them with just an outstretched finger. These arrows appear as simple blasts of Reishi shaped like the Quincy Cross, though they still retain enough force to create deep cavities in the ground. He can fire them in rapid succession as a continuous barrage, which can destroy an adversary as durable as Captain-Commander GenryŇęsai Shigekuni Yamamoto.
    • Reishi Broadsword: With a simple, horizontal cutting motion directed at the sky, Yhwach manifests an enormous bow in the air above himself, which in turn fires an arrow back towards the ground in front of him. The length of this arrow is comparable to Yhwach’s own height and, by gripping it near the base of the shaft, he can wield it in a manner similar to a large broadsword. Two protrusions jutting out diagonally on either side form the sword’s cross-guard which, alongside the handle, form a shape reminiscent of the Wandenreich insignia. The blade of this weapon can effortlessly bifurcate an opponent, including one as powerful as Yamamoto.





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Yhwach’s Death


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Who is the Soul King in the Bleach

The¬†Soul King¬†(ťúäÁéč,¬†ReiŇć) is the king of¬†Soul Society, whose existence in Soul Society is as symbolic as it is absolute. The king resides in the¬†Soul King Palace that exists in a separate, special dimension in the very core of Soul Society, which is protected by the¬†Royal Guard. The door to this dimension is opened via the¬†ŇĆken.

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Race God
Gender Male
Professional Status
Affiliation Soul Society
Profession King of Soul Society
Position Linchpin of Existence
Base of Operations Soul King Palace, Soul Society
Unique Power Soul Regulatio

The Soul King’s sole purpose is to regulate the flow of souls into and out of Soul Society and keep the flow stable. Without the Soul King, the balance is lost and everything that is linked to Soul Society or made in it, as well as the¬†Dangai,¬†Hueco Mundo¬†and the¬†Human World¬†will fall apart.¬†According to a conversation between¬†Kisuke Urahara¬†and¬†SŇćsuke Aizen¬†the Soul King is detailed as both a “thing” and “it“. Urahara details that without the Soul King’s existence, Soul Society would be rent asunder. The Soul King is the “linchpin” and if that linchpin is lost, then the world would simply crumble away and that is the way of the world.

The Soul King is not involved in governing Soul Society, having given the full control of its government to the Central 46 and thus being uninvolved with the day-to-day affairs of Soul Society.

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The Soul King appears to be humanoid in physique, with slicked-back dark hair, oval eyes with black sclera and unusual pupils and very thin eyebrows.He does not have any arms or legs. The Soul King exists within an unusual barrier that is framed on either side by bright white curtains as the focus point of a large, elegant room.

Shortly after the¬†Royal Guard¬†travel to the¬†Seireitei¬†and retrieve¬†Ichigo Kurosaki¬†and his¬†Shinigami¬†friends so they can heal and train in the¬†Soul King Palace, the Soul King is approached by a retainer, who watches over the Soul King and inquires if he has awoken when the Soul King opens his eyes.¬†A few days later,¬†Yhwach, his son, arrives at the¬†Soul King Palace¬†and proceeds to slaughter many of the Soul King’s vassals and subjects before arriving in the Soul King’s room and stabbing him through the chest.

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Ichigo unwillingly attacks the Soul King.

Soon afterward, Ichigo and his friends arrive in the room, where Yhwach reveals the Soul King’s situation to them before claiming they are too late to do anything. When Ichigo attempts to help the king by pulling out Yhwach’s sword,¬†Blut Vene¬†veins spread over his right side and force him to slash the Soul King across the torso. Yhwach explains Ichigo’s actions by revealing that Quincy blood cannot tolerate the Soul King’s existence.

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The Soul King is bifurcated by Ichigo’s attack.

As the lower half of the Soul King’s body and containment pod fall to the ground, Yhwach explains to Ichigo how he forced Ichigo to attack him by giving the Reiatsu still present in his sword to him, which his blood reacted to.¬†When Orihime attempts to revive the Soul King, her¬†SŇćten Kisshun¬†shatters, prompting Yhwach to proclaim that the Soul King will never rise again.

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Kamikake grabs the Soul King.

However, in the¬†Seireitei¬†below,¬†JŇęshirŇć Ukitake, who was once saved by¬†Mimihagi, the right hand of the Soul King, initiates¬†Kamikake¬†to save the Soul King’s life at the cost of his own.¬†Upon doing so, a large black hand bursts out of his orifices and ascends toward the palace, where it grabs the upper half of the Soul King’s body. Shocked by this, Yhwach notes that Mimihagi is the one thing that his eyes cannot predict and demands to know if the Soul King is beginning to feel sentimental toward Soul Society after protecting it for all this time as the eye on the hand of¬†Kamikake¬†begins to close.

Powers & Abilities

Soul Regulation: The Soul King’s sole purpose is to regulate the flow of souls in and out of¬†Soul Society. Without his existence, all known dimensions connected to Soul Society will begin crumbling into non-existence.

ŇĆken Bestowment:¬†The Soul King is capable of granting those whom he chooses as members of the¬†Royal Guard¬†with the¬†ŇĆken, a special tool that allows one to enter the dimension of the¬†Soul King Palace¬†whenever they wish. The king achieves this by literally turning the bones of those he selects as Royal Guard members into this ŇĆken.

Precognition: Like his son, Yhwach, the Soul King has the ability to see into the future. Yhwach theorizes that the Soul King has seen all the events of the Quincy Blood War, up to and including him invading the Soul King Palace.

What is Shinigami

Shinigami are gods or supernatural spirits that invite humans toward death, and can be seen to be present or interpreted to be present in certain aspects of Japanese religion and culture. Shinigami have been described as monsters and helpers, creatures of darkness, and fallen angels

Shinigami have been mentioned in Japanese literature for hundreds of years. The word is used to describe gods, spirits or supernatural beings that invite, take or guide humans toward death. And just as varied as the beings described by this term have been over the centuries

Who is the Shinigami King?
The¬†Shinigami King¬†(ś≠ĽÁ•ěŚ§ßÁéč,¬†Shinigami¬†DaiŇć), also known as the¬†King¬†of Death, is the ruler of all¬†Shinigami¬†in the¬†Shinigami¬†Realm
Shinigami Bleach
This is a list of Soul Reapers (ś≠ĽÁ•ě¬†Shinigami, literally, “death gods”) featured in the manga and anime series¬†Bleach, created by Tite Kubo. Soul Reapers are a fictional race of spirits who govern the flow of souls between the human world and the afterlife realm called the Soul Society.

List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach


Yoruichi Shihouin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Yoruichi Shihouin


Rangiku Matsumoto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Rangiku Matsumoto


Ichigo Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Ichigo Kurosaki


Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Kisuke Urahara


Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Rukia Kuchiki


Kensei Muguruma is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Kensei Muguruma


Nanao Ise is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Nanao Ise


Kenpachi Zaraki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Kenpachi Zaraki


Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Gin Ichimaru


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SŇćsuke Aizen


Yachiru Kusajishi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Yachiru Kusajishi


Nemu Kurotsuchi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Nemu Kurotsuchi


Isane Kotetsu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Isane Kotetsu


Lisa YadŇćmaru is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Lisa YadŇćmaru


Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Renji Abarai


Mayuri Kurotsuchi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Mayuri Kurotsuchi


Isshin Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Isshin Kurosaki


Shinji Hirako is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Shinji Hirako


Soifon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach


TŇćshirŇć Hitsugaya is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
TŇćshirŇć Hitsugaya


Byakuya Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Byakuya Kuchiki


Ikkaku Madarame is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Ikkaku Madarame


Sajin Komamura is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Sajin Komamura


JŇęshirŇć Ukitake is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
JŇęshirŇć Ukitake


Shunsui KyŇćraku is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Shunsui KyŇćraku


Mashiro Kuna is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
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Yumichika Ayasegawa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Yumichika Ayasegawa


Maki Ichinose is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Maki Ichinose


Tessai Tsukabishi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Tessai Tsukabishi


Izuru Kira is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Izuru Kira


Shigekuni Yamamoto-GenryŇęsai is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Shigekuni Yamamoto-GenryŇęsai


Hiyori Sarugaki is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Hiyori Sarugaki


Retsu Unohana is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Retsu Unohana


Makoto Kibune is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Makoto Kibune


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KŇękaku Shiba


RyŇęsei “KenryŇę” Kenzaki


Kaname TŇćsen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Kaname TŇćsen


Harunobu OgidŇć is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
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Momo Hinamori is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Momo Hinamori


RŇćjŇęrŇć Otoribashi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
RŇćjŇęrŇć Otoribashi


Kiyone Kotetsu is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Kiyone Kotetsu

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SentarŇć Kotsubaki


ShŇęhei Hisagi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
ShŇęhei Hisagi


Hachigen UshŇćda is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Hachigen UshŇćda


Love Aikawa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Love Aikawa


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Marechiyo ŇĆmaeda is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
Marechiyo ŇĆmaeda


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Ashido KanŇć


Rin Tsubokura is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Shinigami Characters In Bleach
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Top 10 Anime Shinigami

10. Rinne Rokudou from Kyoukai no Rinne (RIN-NE)Image result for Rinne Rokudo

Rinne Rokudou is only part Shinigami, but because of a debt left to him by his ancestors, he must perform the duties of a Shinigami and help souls pass on to the afterlife. However, he is a high school student and after his grandfather died, he lives in an abandoned school building. With the help of his classmate and crush, Sakura, who can see ghosts, he helps lost souls, and fights his father’s group of fallen death gods, the Damashigami who are always up to no good.

Rinne is actually a sweet guy that was born into a difficult family situation and while he struggles with it a bit, he takes it on in stride. He’s also one of the Shinigami in our list who falls in love and even sacrifices the thing that is most important for him, money, when he spends ¥20,000 to replace Sakura’s Exorcism Hourglass which had expired and was causing her house to be filled with spirits .

Rinne is also quite skilled with his scythe and his hoop of judgement and can control a thousand bills with wind and direct him to a target. While not as tough as some of the other Shinigami on this list, Rinne is quite a memorable character, but then we couldn’t expect less from Rumiko Takahashi!

9. Takuto from Full Moon wo Sagashite (Searching for the Full Moon)Image result for Takuto from Full Moon wo Sagashite

Shinigami are the souls of people who have committed suicide and collecting souls is their punishment. Takuto and Meroko are a Shinigami team and they are sent to Earth to take Mitsuki’s soul after she is diagnosed with a tumor. Being that Takuto shared Mitsuki’s dream of being a singer and had the same tumor when he was alive, he sympathizes with her and decides to help her fulfill her dream in the last year she has left.Mitsuki is the tsundere cat-boy Shinigami on our list. He’s a bit rough around the edges but is easily swayed by his feelings towards Mitsuki and even shows jealousy when other men are involved. He goes out of his way to help her succeed as a singer and overcome the obstacles she faces, which gets him in trouble and even causes him to disappear for breaking the rules.


8.Botan from Yuu‚ėÜYuu‚ėÜHakusho (Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files)Image result for Botan

Botan is the Shinigami that guides the dead to the spirit world. When Yusuke Urameshi dies ahead of his time, she does all she can to help him return to his body. And when Yusuke becomes a spirit detective, Botan is her link to the spirit world and acts as his trainer, gives him his missions and detective tools and teaches him how to use them. Botan also uses her own abilities to help Yusuke and to fight if need be.

Botan is probably the happiest-go-luckiest of the Shinigami in our list. She’s dressed in pink, she’s constantly smiling and she’s sweet, bubbly, a bit clumsy and kind. While she’s not much of a fighter Рthough she’ll beat someone with her oar if she needs to Рshe is more of a teacher and a source of support not only for Yusuke but for Kuwabara, Hiei and Kurama when they form the team. Botan can fly, and use healing abilities that can slow down demonification and she can even read minds. We definitely wouldn’t mind this adorable Shinigami hanging around us!


7. Tsuzuki Asato from Descendants of Darkness (Yami no Matsuei)Image result for Tsuzuki Asato from Descendants of Darkness (

Tsuzuki Asato has been a Shinigami for 70 years. He is an investigator and is in charge of the Kyuushu region, where he must make sure the dead stay in their respective realm. He has a hard time keeping partners until he meets Hisoka who is young and stubborn and with whom he ends up bonding and forming a strong partnership. There is also a mystery to Tsuzuki’s death and his past in general which haunts him and influences the course of his life as a Shinigami.He’s worked as a death god, he’s sweet, caring and kind but goes into serious mode when it comes to protecting others.
He is also able to summon twelve shikigami which are spirits that aid him in battle, while the average Shinigami can only summon up to three


6. Momo from Shinigami no Ballad (Momo, Girl God of Death)Image result for Momo from Shinigami no Ballad

Momo is a cute little girl with white hair, dressed in white. She’s sweet, gentle and very caring. Oh and she’s, you guessed it, a god of death. She carries with her a scythe, of course, and even a Shinigami ID card. She’s different from other Shinigami however. Besides leading souls to the other side, she helps them live fulfilling lives, makes sure they die without unfinished business or helps the already deceased communicate with the living in order to set things straight for both.

Another soft and gentle Shinigami, Momo devotes herself to easing the suffering of people whether they are dead already, going to die or somehow connected to a deceased person. She even finds herself crying for the dead because ‚Äúthey no longer can‚ÄĚ. Momo is a unique kind of Shinigami, never having become numbed to human death and showing an unending love for all humans.


5. Grell Sutcliff from Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji)

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Grell is Madam Red’s mild-mannered, nervous butler and is pushed around and stomped over by his mistress. However, this meek attitude is all an act. In reality, Grell is a grim reaper and is wilder, and crazier than the murderous Madam Red herself. He is sadistic, flirtatious, very feminine and has a thing for Sebastian. Grell also has no regard for human life and he completely disregards the Grim Reaper rules, simply enjoying killing and satisfying his bloodlust.Grell is probably the most twisted Shinigami in our list. He has a sharp tongue and an obsession with blood and killing and he is insanely interested in human suffering and especially watching evil people’s pasts and the way they lived their lives when he cut them in half and their lives pass before their eyes. One of the best things about Grell is his flamboyance and his over-the-top personality.

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Death or (Shinigami in Japanese) is THE god of death and he is in charge of maintaining world order. He was forced to seal his first son Asura because he betrayed him and bound him under the Death Weapon Meister Academy he’s the headmaster of, where weapon meisters train to become Shinigami and their weapons train to become worthy scythes.He is able to use Kishin-hunt, an attack which allows him to override immortality, thus defeating powerful enemies. He can teleport, transform, resonate with various weapons besides his very powerful Death Scythe. He’s highly intelligent and his soul is linked to Death City in its entirety which allows him to transform and control the city to his whim.

3. Rory Mercury from GATE (Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri)Image result for . Rory Mercury from GATE

Rory Mercury is a demigoddess and an Apostle of Emroy who is the god of war, violence and death. She is also known as Rory the Reaper, or Shinigami Rory in Japanese, as she will swiftly slaughter all who oppose her with her giant axe. She becomes interested in the Japanese military convoy and joins Itami and company in their adventures. She’s quick to assist the JSDF in battle and, much like Lelei and Tuka, gives special support to Itami who she seems to have feelings for.Rory is immortal; she has super human strength that allows her to wield her huge halberd, which she is incredibly skilled at. She can recover and regenerate quickly and she’s very intelligent, shown by the fact that she learned Japanese fast and well enough to shut a politician up when being questioned at the Japanese Diet. She’s an adorable little girl in gothic Lolita clothes who kicks ass with a giant axe and she’s not afraid to pursue a booty call when the urge strikes.

2. Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryuusai from BleachImage result for Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryuusai from Bleach

Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryuusai is the founder of the Shinigami Academy, the Captain-Commander of the Gotei 13, and wields Ryuujin Jakka, the oldest and most powerful fire Zenpakuto. Ryuujin Jakka is usually sealed as his cane and when its Shikai is released, it is so strong, the release of spiritual pressure can be felt for miles across Soul Society. According to Genryuusai, his Bankais special ability is so powerful it can destroy everything in Soul Society, even himself.

He is so strong, wise and confident in his abilities he rarely shows any sign of surprise or distress and is usually seen in a very calm state with his eyes closed and looking like a regular old man. That is until he bares his chest in a battle and you realize he’s one ripped old man! Genryuusai is so loyal to Soul Society he is willing to sacrifice himself and the rest of the captains for it.

He has also personally trained some of the strongest captains and kept peace and order as Captain-Commander in Soul Society for over 1000 years, which he claims is because no other Shinigami has rivaled him in strength.

1. Ryuk from Death NoteRelated image

Ryuk is a shinigami who is bored with nothing to do in the death god realm. Each Shinigami owns a Death Note in which they write the name of those who must die and how they should die. In his boredom, Ryuk writes instructions on the back of a Death Note and drops it to Earth just to see what happens. Light Yagami picks up the book and decides to use it to rid the world of evil and injustice and so Ryuk starts following him around for entertainment as Light makes use of the Death Note. He is most certainly one of the most popular and well-known Shinigami out there. He’s a twisted devil-may-care type of Shinigami who is truly only looking for a way to keep himself entertained. He finds the dark sides and quirks of humans infinitely interesting and enjoys observing their struggles and desperation.


Bleach: The Soul Reaper Agent Arc)(2018 film)

Bleach (2018 film) poster.jpgBleach (also known as Bleach: The Soul Reaper Agent Arc)is a Japanese film produced by Warner Bros., based on the manga series of the same name by Tite Kubo, and directed by Shinsuke Sato. The film stars Sota Fukushi as the main protagonist, Ichigo Kurosaki. It was released in Japan on July 20, 2018. The film had its North American premiere on July 23, 2018 at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal.The film was released on Netflix on September 14, 2018.

Ichigo Kurosaki is a teenager from Karakura Town who can see ghosts, a talent which lets him meet Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper whose mission is to usher the souls of the dead from the World of the Living to the Soul Society while fighting Hollows, monstrous lost souls who can harm both ghosts and humans. When Rukia is severely wounded defending Ichigo and his family from a Hollow she is pursuing, she transfers her powers to Ichigo so that he may fight instead of her, while she recovers her strength. But Ichigo finds himself in a fight beyond imagination as he contends with both a pair of Soul Reapers sent to retrieve Rukia against her will and the monstrous Hollow known as Grand Fisher.


  • Sota Fukushi¬†as¬†Ichigo Kurosaki, a high school student who becomes a Soul Reaper after receiving powers from an injured Soul Reaper.
  • Hana Sugisaki¬†as¬†Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper who is forced to forfeit her powers after being injured while hunting the Hollow, Fishbone D.
  • Erina Mano¬†as¬†Orihime Inoue, Ichigo’s classmate.
  • Ryo Yoshizawa¬†as¬†UryŇę Ishida, a Quincy who is Ichigo’s classmate.
  • Yu Koyanagi as¬†Yasutora “Chad” Sado, Ichigo’s classmate.
  • Taichi Saotome¬†as¬†Renji Abarai, a Soul Reaper lieutenant who is sent to retrieve Rukia.
  • Miyavi¬†as¬†Byakuya Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper who is Rukia’s brother-in-law and a Captain of the Soul Reapers.
  • Seiichi Tanabe¬†as Kisuke Urahara, the mysterious owner of Urahara Shop.
  • YŇćsuke Eguchi¬†as Isshin Kurosaki, Ichigo’s father.
  • Masami Nagasawa¬†as Masaki Kurosaki, Ichigo’s mother who was killed years prior by the Hollow, Grand Fisher.




Wonder Woman.jpgWonder Woman is Princess Diana of the immortal Amazons from Greek mythology.  When army pilot Steve Trevor crashes on the warriors’ secluded island paradise, Diana wins the right to escort him home and make her people known to the world. Entering our cynical world for the first time, there’s a lot she must wrap her head around, especially our ways of war, hate, and, well… dating. Helping her are her superhuman strength and speed, as well as the trademark bulletproof bracelets, but it’s probably her Golden Lasso of Truth most people really wish they had.
Torn between a mission to promote peace and her own warrior upbringing, Wonder Woman fights evil while hoping to unlock the potential of a humanity she doesn’t always understand.


If you want to summon your own hero-like strength, here are some inspiring Wonder Woman quotes from the film and the comics to leave you feeling empowered:


‚ÄúWhat one does when faced with the truth is more difficult than you‚Äôd think.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄĒDiana Prince,¬†Wonder Woman¬†movie

‚ÄúYou are stronger than you believe. You have greater powers than you know.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĒAntiope to Diana,¬†Wonder Woman¬†movie

Steve Trevor: ‚ÄúThis war is‚ÄĒa great big mess. And there‚Äôs not a whole lot you and I can do about that. We can get back to London and try to get the men who can.‚ÄĚ
Diana: ‚ÄúI am the man who can.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĒWonder Woman¬†movie

‚ÄúIf it means interfering in an ensconced, outdated system, to help just one woman, man or child‚ĶI‚Äôm willing to accept the consequences.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĒWonder Woman #170

‚ÄúIf no one else will defend the world, then I must.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄĒDiana,¬†Wonder Woman¬†movie

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in 2017 movie


‚ÄúBecause no matter how small an act of kindness or generosity or simple positivity you put out into the world, it¬†will¬†make a difference.‚ÄĚ
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‚ÄúWhen it comes to procreation, men are essential, but for pleasure, not necessary.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĒDiana tells Steve of what she learned from reading about men‚Äôs anatomy and function,¬†Wonder Woman¬†movie¬†

‚ÄúPlease take my hand.¬†I give it to you as a gesture of friendship and love, and of faith freely given. I give you my hand and welcome you into my dream.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĒWonder Woman, #167

‚ÄúA deal is a promise and a promise is unbreakable.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĒDiana reminds Steve,¬†Wonder Woman¬†movie

‚ÄúI used to want to save the world. To end war and bring peace to mankind; but then I glimpsed the darkness that lives within their light. I learnt that inside every one of them there will always be both. The choice each must make for themselves‚ÄĒsomething no hero will ever defeat.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĒ Diana,¬†Wonder Woman¬†movie

Wonder Woman: The Circle


‚ÄúWe have a saying, my people. Don‚Äôt kill if you can wound, don‚Äôt wound if you can subdue, don‚Äôt subdue if you can pacify, and don‚Äôt raise your hand at all until you‚Äôve first extended it.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĒWonder Woman, Vol. 3, No. 25

‚ÄúFighting doesn‚Äôt make you a hero.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĒQueen Hippolyta tells a young Diana,¬†Wonder Woman¬†movie

‚ÄúIf loss makes you doubt your belief in justice, then you never truly believed in justice at all.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĒWonder Woman, Vol. 3: The Circle

‚ÄúI will fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĒDiana,¬†Wonder Woman¬†movie

¬†‚ÄúNow I know, that only love can truly save the world. So I stay, I fight, and I give, for the world I know can be.‚ÄĚ

-Diana, Wonder Woman movie


Get your calendars ready‚ÄĒwhether you love¬†Marvel,¬†DC, or any kind of superhero at all, you have lots to look forward to in 2019!


Shazam! Poster1. SHAZAM!

Young orphan Billy Batson acquires great powers from an ancient wizard, Shazam, because giving a little kid unlimited power isn’t irresponsible at all. Yeah, there’s a reason Superman rips Shazam (the wizard, not the superhero) a new one in the comics.


At San Diego Comic-Con 2018, DC announced their intention to release four new animated films in 2019.

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Fatal Five, a group of super villains from the 31st century who frequently go up against Superboy’s futuristic friends, the Legion of Super-Heroes.

The Fatal Five have appeared in episodes of Justice League Unlimited and the Legion of Superheroes animated series, but with the Legion missing from DC Comics’ publishing line, the villainous fivesome haven’t been seen in some time, with the exception of Emerald Empress, who was featured in the recent Justice League vs. Suicide Squad event series.

The Fatal Five were created by Jim Shooter in 1967 and first appeared in Adventure Comics #352. The original members are:

  • Tharok, a small-time crook turned super-genius thanks to cybernetic implants installed after a robbery job literally blows up in his face.
  • The Emerald Empress, who wields the immense power of the Emerald Eye of Ekron.
  • Validus, the child of two founding members of the Legion of Super-Heroes, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl, whom Darkseid kidnapped, sent backward in time and transformed into a monstrous being with a mind simply enough to be easily controlled by Emerald Empress mind-influencing abilities.
  • Mano, who has an anti-matter touch and is considered one of the greatest murderers in the galaxy.
  • The Persuader, who wields an atomic ax capable of cutting through anything.

DC Comics fans will likely wonder of Justice League vs. The Fatal Five could stealthily introduce the Legion of Super-Heroes into the continuity of the DC Universe Original Movies. The team was not mentioned in the announcement, so fans will just have to wait and see for now.

Justice League vs. The Fatal Five is one of four new DC Universe Original Movies releasing in 2019, along with Reign of the Supermen, Batman: Hush, and Wonder Woman: Bloodlines. Justice League vs. The Fatal Five releases in spring 2019.



4. BATMAN: HUSHBatman-Hush (cover).png

What is Hush’s real identity? And what does he want with Batman? Read the comic to find out…or just wait for the movie.

Batman is rescuing a boy kidnapped by¬†Killer Croc, whereupon¬†Catwoman¬†steals the ransom money. As Batman swings through¬†Gotham City¬†in pursuit of her, his grapple is cut and he falls to the ground, fracturing his skull. He is nearly killed by a group of criminals before he is saved by¬†Huntress. His¬†butler,¬†Alfred Pennyworth, follows his instructions to summon his childhood friend, Thomas Elliot, who is now a renowned brain surgeon. Dr. Elliot removes the skull fragments from Bruce’s brain. Batman recovers, and discovers that¬†Poison Ivy¬†used Catwoman to steal the ransom, and took it from her. Catwoman is furious that Ivy used mind-control powers on her. Batman rescues Catwoman, and a tenuous romance blooms between them. He eventually decides to trust Catwoman and reveals his identity to her. Batman deliberately allows Killer Croc to escape from Arkham, so he can track him. Croc leads Batman to one of Poison Ivy’s abandoned greenhouses. Before he can interrogate Killer Croc further, Croc is captured.

Batman and Catwoman track Poison Ivy to¬†Metropolis. There they find Ivy has taken control of¬†Superman, and she commands the Man of Steel to kill Batman. Batman observes that Superman is subconsciously resisting Ivy’s influence, holding back in his attempts to kill the Caped Crusader. Using a variety of weapons, including flashbang grenades, hypersonics, electroshock, and a¬†kryptonite¬†ring that Superman entrusted to him, Batman stalls Superman while Catwoman lets¬†Lois Lane¬†fall from the¬†Daily Planet¬†building. Superman breaks free of Ivy’s control to save Lois, and (with the help of¬†Superman’s dog) he and Batman capture Ivy.

Later, in Gotham City, Bruce Wayne, Selina Kyle, Leslie Thompkins, and Dr. Elliot are attending the opera Pagliacci, when Harley Quinn tries to rob everyone in the theater. In the ensuing struggle, Dr. Elliot is apparently shot dead by the Joker. An enraged Batman begins to violently beat the Joker, knocking out Harley Quinn and even Catwoman in the process when they both tried to intervene. Batman attempts to finally kill the Joker but is then dissuaded by former police commissioner James Gordon who intervened by superficially wounding Batman with a gunshot.

Dick Grayson¬†returns to Gotham City for Elliot’s funeral. Batman tells him of his suspicions that some mastermind is behind all his enemies behaving so out of character. Behind the scenes, a man with a bandaged face appears at all of the crime scenes, and seems to be orchestrating the plot. He comes to be referred to as¬†Hush.

After foiling an armored car robbery by the¬†Riddler,¬†Nightwing¬†and Batman discover evidence that¬†Ra’s al Ghul¬†is also involved in what Batman has come to think of as a grand plot. Batman kidnaps Ra’s’ daughter¬†Talia¬†and leaves Catwoman to guard her while he seeks out Ra’s, who tells Batman that someone from his past has used one of the¬†Lazarus Pits. Catwoman is overpowered by¬†Lady Shiva¬†who has been sent to rescue Talia, but Talia knocks Shiva out and helps Catwoman recover from the attack, meeting Batman and telling him what happened. Returning to Gotham, Batman finds Catwoman being attacked by a delusional Huntress. Batman is able to have her knocked out, but then encounters the cause of the Huntress’ attack, the¬†Scarecrow, but he overpowers him in a graveyard. He discovers that the current¬†Robin,¬†Tim Drake, has been captured by the former second Robin,¬†Jason Todd, who had previously perished during the events of¬†Batman: A Death in the Family. While fighting Jason, it is apparent that¬†Clayface¬†is mimicking the identity of Jason.

Batman then finds a device planted in his computer, which lead him to seek his old friend (and trusted mechanic)¬†Harold. He has a late-night meeting with Harold, who has been missing since the times of¬†No Man’s Land. Harold admits that someone had treated his disfigured condition in exchange for planting that device, but he is shot and killed by Hush before he can name the mastermind. Thomas Elliot is discovered to be the trigger-man, and the face behind the bandages of the mastermind (it is later implied that Clayface had been mimicking Elliot when he appeared to be killed). Elliot held a grudge against the Wayne family since Batman’s father,¬†Dr. Thomas Wayne, had saved the life of Elliot’s mother after a motor vehicle accident; Elliot had sabotaged his parents’ vehicle in order to gain their inheritance, and considered Bruce’s father as the one who did not allow his plan to be completed. In the ensuing confrontation, Elliot is shot by the reborn¬†Harvey Dent¬†and plummets into the water, with Batman never having a chance to unmask him (it is only assumed it is Thomas Elliot). His body is unable to be recovered.

In an epilogue to his face-off with Elliot, Batman discovers that the true mastermind behind the conspiracy is the Riddler. He had used a Lazarus Pit to cure himself of terminal disease, and during his time in the pit, deduced Batman’s identity as Bruce Wayne. Having first approached Thomas Elliot with a cure for his mother’s disease (the Lazarus Pit), the Riddler had instead allied with Elliot against Wayne. Riddler was also the only villain who Batman did not believe acted in an unusual way during the entire saga; the robbery Batman foiled was fairly typical of Riddler at the time. The Riddler also tells him that he and Elliot referred to the plot as the “Hush” plot. He further reveals that he knows Batman’s identity as Wayne, but Batman is unfazed because a riddle which everyone knows the answer to would be worthless to Riddler. In addition, Batman warns that if Riddler reveals his secrets, it exposes Riddler as the culprit who used Ra’s al Ghul’s Lazarus Pit, who would then send the¬†League of Assassins¬†after him.

Another mystery begins troubling the Dark Knight. Even though the man he fought at the graveyard was revealed to be Clayface, Jason Todd’s remains are still missing from his grave. The Riddler even taunts Batman of his greatest failure to save Jason’s life, and refuses to tell him where Jason’s body is, prompting Batman to knock out the Riddler.

In the final scene Batman and Catwoman meet. He continues to mistrust her and cannot be sure that she is not more aware of the plot than she admits. While trying to console him, Catwoman inadvertently tells him to “hush” seconds before trying to kiss him, provoking a fierce reaction from Batman that compels her to end the relationship. Before leaving, she says that she does not care if their relationship started out as a “spell”. It works because of who they are, and someday he will learn to trust that. Batman also thinks that it may be possible “someday”.


The plot element involving Jason Todd was later¬†retconned¬†in other¬†Batman¬†storylines. In the¬†Under the Hood¬†arc, it was revealed that Batman was actually fighting the real Jason Todd in the graveyard, who later switched places with Clayface. Todd is now a murderous vigilante known as the¬†Red Hood. It is also revealed that Batman had suspected that it was really Jason Todd he fought with and that Todd had been stalking him since then. This is evident during the arc storyline of¬†As the Crow Flies, where it is shown that Jason’s mask was found in the Batmobile, and Batman himself is aware and waiting for a chance to confirm it. After Jason revealed himself to Batman and kidnapped the Joker, he does not only antagonizing Batman and his allies in Gotham but also clashing with the¬†Teen Titans,¬†Outsiders, and¬†Green Arrow¬†as well. At the same time the Dark Knight has desperately tried to reach Jason in an effort to atone for his past failures. Following¬†Infinite Crisis, the Riddler spent a year in a coma and lost all memory of ever knowing that Batman was Bruce Wayne.




This is the last of the four animated DC films scheduled to come out next year. We only know the title so far, but given that, maybe some exploration of Diana’s heritage is in the offing?



Wonder Woman 1984 Logo6. WONDER WOMAN 1984

If you‚Äôre just dying to see Gal Gadot‚Äôs Wonder Woman punch all the things, you only have fourteen more months to wait. This time, Princess Diana of Themyscira will go up against a new foe: the Cheetah, played alum Kristen Wiig. Wondy will also be joined by fan favorites from the first movie, including her mother Hippolyta and‚ÄĒgasp!‚ÄĒthe supposedly dead Steve Trevor.



7. X-MEN: DARK PHOENIXImage result for x-men dark phoenix set photosImage result for x-men dark phoenix set photos

X-Men: Apocalypse, Jean Grey has a secret, uncontrollable power within her, and it all comes to an explosive, potentially deadly head next February.



Captain Marvel Logo8. CAPTAIN MARVEL

At long last, one of the Marvel Universe’s most powerful heroines is getting her own movie! Captain Marvel comes out in March and will give fans what we’ve always wanted: Carol Danvers being a badass in space.



Gambit will finally hit theaters in June 2019. The character’s first live-action appearance was in ­X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which was not the most auspicious beginning the Ragin’ Cajun could have had.


Far From Home will have Spider-Man and his amazing friends go on a much-needed European vacation, only for Mysterio to swoop in and ruin everything, as he does.



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Wolfsbane, Magik, Mirage, Sunspot and Cannonball are all young (duh) mutants held captive in a secret facility by an unknown villain. They must work together to figure out how their powers work and escape the facility.


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Hellboy is ready and raring to return with David Harbour in the title role. This time, the Beast of the Apocalypse will face off against Nimue, an ancient sorceress. The film sparked some controversy by casting the Caucasian Ed Skrein to play the Japanese-American Ben Daimio. Skrein, to his credit, did the right thing and dropped out, allowing Daniel Dae Kim to be cast in his place.



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Not technically a superhero movie, but Batman is in it! The Dark Knight returns to help Emmet and company rescue Wyldstyle from an alien kidnapper. We can also look forward to appearances from other DC characters, including Harley Quinn, who will be voiced by the live-action Harley herself, Margot Robbie. Yeah, this is definitely gonna be awesome.


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The last time¬†Masters of the Universe¬†got a live-action movie was in 1987. While that film is a gloriously cheesy example of ‚Äė80s excess, even its fans would hesitate to call it good. In December 2019, He-Man will get another shot at battling Skeletor for Castle Greyskull on the big screen.¬† Hopefully this time he‚Äôll have a budget that the most powerful man in the universe deserves.

Hozier ft. Mavis Staples- Nina Cried Power

Image result for HozierHozier was born in¬†Bray,¬†Ireland.¬†Hozier’s father is a local¬†blues¬†drummer whose day job was working at a bank until an operation to help a spinal problem resulted in nerve damage severe enough to necessitate a wheelchair.His mother is an artist.Hozier and his siblings were raised in the minority Protestant¬†Quaker¬†faith.¬†Hozier has been writing songs since the age of 15.¬†Hozier attended Delgany National School and¬†St. Gerard’s School¬†before he began studying music at¬†Trinity College, Dublin. He dropped out midway through his first year to record demos for¬†Universal Music.While at Trinity, Hozier became involved with the Trinity Orchestra. He was a member of the choral ensemble¬†An√ļna¬†from 2009 to 2012, and appears as a soloist on their 2012 release¬†Illumination¬†singing “La Chanson de Mardi Gras”.He toured and sang with the group internationally including performances in Norway and the Netherlands.


BBC Music Awards
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2015 Hozier International Artist of the Year Nominated
“Take Me to Church” Song of the Year Won


Billboard Music Awards
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2015 Hozier Top New Artist Nominated
Top Rock Artist Won
“Take Me to Church” Top Streaming Song¬†(Audio) Nominated
Top Rock Song Won
Hozier Top Rock Album Nominated
European Border Breakers Awards
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2015 Hozier Album of the Year Won
Teen Choice Awards
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2015 “Take Me to Church” Choice Rock Song Won

Hozier performed for the¬†Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014,¬†Saturday Night Live,¬†and¬†Late Night with Seth Meyers.

He was nominated for a¬†Grammy Award¬†and he performed “Take Me to Church” with¬†Annie Lennox¬†at the 2015 Grammy Awards.

He then performed the single “Take Me to Church” at the¬†2015¬†Billboard¬†Music Awards.

In June 2015, he sang the recessional hymn at the funeral of Olivia Burke, a 21-year-old Irish J-1 visa student who was killed along with five others when an apartment balcony collapsed in Berkeley, California.[ The same month, he also played the Glastonbury Festival.

On 12 November 2015, he won the¬†VH1¬†Artist of the Year, based on fan votes. He also performed “Take Me to Church” and¬†The Beatles’ “Blackbird” with singer¬†Tori Kelly.

In 2016, he released the video for the song “Cherry Wine” to raise awareness of domestic violence.¬†On 4 April 2016, he performed the song on¬†the Late Late Show with James Corden.

In June 2016, he announced a new song “Better Love”. The song was part of the¬†Legend of Tarzan¬†soundtrack and was released with the official video.

2018: Nina Cried Power EP

On 6 September 2018, Hozier released the Nina Cried Power EP which features a collaboration with Mavis Staples on the title track. He has also said a second album is in the works.

The Nina Cried Power EP is out now.   Consisting of four brand new tracks written and performed by Hozier, the EP’s lead single and title track features legendary soul/gospel singer Mavis Staples, with iconic musician Booker T Jones on organ.

Single ‚ÄėNina Cried Power‚Äô channels the raw spirit and energy of protest and social¬†activism. In the song, Hozier namechecks several iconic artists, activists and¬†proponents of the civil rights movement whose messages, activism and artistry¬†contributed to change through protest.¬† Those mentioned in the track‚Äôs lyrics include¬†(among others) Joni Mitchell, John Lennon, James Brown, the song‚Äôs namesake¬†Nina Simone, and Mavis Staples ‚Äď whose peerless vocals feature on the track too.

Of the single, Hozier says: “The song was written sometime last year, my aim was to credit the actuality of hope, solidarity and love found in the human spirit at a time when their opposites were being given a mainstream platform 24/7. 


Mavis-Staples Chicago Blues Fest 2012 2012-06-10 photoby Adam Bielawski.jpgMavis Staples¬†(born July 10, 1939) is an American¬†rhythm and blues¬†and¬†gospel¬†singer, actress, and¬†civil rights¬†activist. She has recorded and performed with her family’s band¬†The Staple Singers, and also as a solo artist.Staples was inducted into the¬†Rock and Roll Hall of Fame¬†in 1999 and the¬†Blues Hall of Fame¬†in 2017.

Staples was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 10, 1939. She began her career with her¬†family group¬†in 1950. Initially singing locally at churches and appearing on a weekly radio show, the Staples scored a hit in 1956 with “Uncloudy Day” for the¬†Vee-Jay¬†label. When Mavis graduated from what is now¬†Paul Robeson High School¬†in 1957,¬†The Staple Singers¬†took their music on the road. Led by family patriarch¬†Roebuck “Pops” Staples¬†on guitar and including the voices of Mavis and her siblings Cleotha, Yvonne, and Pervis, the Staples were called “God’s Greatest Hitmakers”.

With Mavis’ voice and Pops’ songs, singing, and guitar playing, the Staples evolved from enormously popular gospel singers (with recordings on¬†United¬†and¬†Riverside¬†as well as Vee-Jay) to become the most spectacular and influential spirituality-based group in America. By the mid-1960s The Staple Singers, inspired by Pops’ close friendship with¬†Martin Luther King, Jr., became the spiritual and musical voices of the civil rights movement. They covered contemporary pop hits with positive messages, including¬†Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” and a version of¬†Stephen Stills’ “For What It’s Worth”.

During a December 20, 2008 appearance on¬†National Public Radio’s¬†news show¬†Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!¬†when Staples was asked about her past personal relationship with Dylan, she admitted they “were good friends, yes indeed” and that he had asked her father for her hand in marriage.

The Staples sang “message” songs like “Long Walk to D.C.” and “When Will We Be Paid?,” bringing their moving and articulate music to a huge number of young people. The group signed to¬†Stax Records¬†in 1968, joining their gospel harmonies and deep faith with musical accompaniment from members of¬†Booker T. and the MGs. The Staple Singers hit the Top 40 eight times between 1971 and 1975, including two No. 1 singles, “I’ll Take You There” produced by¬†Al Bell¬†and recorded and mixed by¬†Terry Manning, “Let’s Do It Again,” and a No. 2 single “Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas?”

Staples made her first solo foray while at¬†Epic Records¬†with The Staple Singers releasing a lone single “Crying in the Chapel” to little fanfare in the late 1960s.[4]¬†The single was finally re-released on the 1994 Sony Music collection¬†Lost Soul. Her first solo album would not come until a 1969 self-titled release for the Stax label. After another Stax release,¬†Only for the Lonely, in 1970, she released a soundtrack album,¬†A Piece of the Action, on¬†Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom label. A 1984 album (also self-titled) preceded two albums under the direction of¬†rock¬†star¬†Prince; 1989’s¬†Time Waits for No One,¬†followed by 1993’s¬†The Voice, which¬†People¬†magazine named one of the Top Ten Albums of 1993. Her 1996 release,¬†Spirituals & Gospels: A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson¬†was recorded with keyboardist¬†Lucky Peterson. The recording honours¬†Mahalia Jackson, a close family friend and a significant influence on Mavis Staples’ life.

Film and television

During her career Staples has appeared in many films and television shows, including The Last Waltz, Graffiti Bridge, Wattstax, New York Undercover, Songs of Praise, Soul Train, Soul to Soul, The Psychiatrist, and The Cosby Show.

Staples performed the title theme song for 1989’s¬†National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

Mavis!, the first feature documentary about Staples and the Staple Singers, directed by Jessica Edwards, had its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March 2015.[12] Mavis! screened in theaters and was broadcast on HBO in February 2016.

On September 8, 2015, Staples was a featured performer on the premiere episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, during which Stephen Colbert thanked her personally for appearing.

Awards and honors

In 1999, The Staple Singers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Lauryn Hill.

In 2005, Mavis and the Staple Singers were honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mavis Staples is a recipient of a 2006¬†National Heritage Fellowship¬†awarded by the¬†National Endowment for the Arts, which is the United States’ highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.

On February 13, 2011, Staples won her first Grammy award in the category for¬†Best Americana Album¬†for¬†You Are Not Alone. In her acceptance speech, a shocked and crying Staples said “This has been a long time coming”.

On May 7, 2011, Staples was awarded an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

On May 6, 2012, Staples was awarded an honorary doctorate, and performed “I’ll Take You There” with current and graduating students at¬†Columbia College Chicago’s 2012 Commencement Exercise in Chicago, Illinois at the historic¬†Chicago Theatre.

Staples was recognized as a 2016 Kennedy Center Honoree at the 39th annual gala event held in Washington, D.C.

In 2017, Staples was inducted in to the Blues Hall of Fame.


  • “Crying in the Chapel” b/w “Nothing Lasts Forever” (Epic)
  • “I Have Learned to Do Without You” b/w “Since I Fell For You”
  • “Endlessly” b/w “Don’t Change Me Now” (Volt)
  • “A House Is Not a Home” (Volt)
  • “A Piece of the Action” b/w “Til Blossoms Bloom” (Curtom)
  • “The Weight” on¬†The Last Waltz¬†(1976)
  • “Oh What a Feeling” (Warner Bros., 1979)
  • “Tonight I Feel Like Dancing” (Warner Bros., 1979)
  • “Love Gone Bad” (1984)
  • “Show Me How It Works” (from Wildcats) (Warner Bros., 1986)
  • “20th Century Express” b/w “All The Discomforts Of Home” (Paisley Park, 1989)
  • “Time Waits for No One” (Paisley Park, 1989)
  • “Jaguar” (Paisley Park, 1989)
  • “Christmas Vacation” (Paisley Park, 1989, Promo single)
  • “Melody Cool” (Paisley Park, 1991)
  • “The Voice” (Paisley Park, 1993)
  • “Blood Is Thicker Than Time” (Paisley Park, 1993)
  • “Let Me Out” ([Humanz]]) (Parlophone, 2017)
  • “Nina Cried Power” (with¬†Hozier, 2018)

Hozier – Nina Cried Power ft. Mavis Staples

It’s not the wakin’, it’s the risin’
It is the groundin’ of a foot uncompromisin’
It’s not forgoin’ of the lie
It’s not the openin’ of eyes
It’s not the wakin’, it’s the risin’It’s not the shade we should be cast in
It’s the light and it’s the obstacle that casts it
It’s the heat that drives the light
It’s the fire it ignites
It’s not the wakin’, it’s the risin’

It’s not the song, it is the singin’
It’s the heaven of the human spirit ringin’
It is the bringin’ of the line
It is the bearin’ of the rhyme
It’s not the wakin’, it’s the risin’

And I could cry power (power)
Power (power)
Power, Lord!
Nina cried power
Billie cried power
Mavis cried power

And I could cry power
Power (power)
Power (power)
Power, Lord!
Curtis cried power
Patti cried power
Nina cried power

It’s not the war but what’s behind it
Oh, the fear of fellow men is near assignment
And everythin’ that we’re denied by keepin’ the divide
It’s not the wakin’, it’s the risin’

And I could cry power (power)
Power (power)
Power (power)
Power, Lord!
Nina cried power
Lennon cried power
James Brown cried power

And I could cry power
Power (power)
Power (power)
B.B. cried power
Joni cried power
Nina cried power

And I could cry power
Power has been cried
By those stronger than me
Straight into the face
That tells you to rattle your chains
If you love bein’ free

Ah, Lord, I could cry power
Power (power)
‘Cause power is my love
When my love reaches to me
James Brown cried power
Seger cried power
Marvin cried power
Yeah ah, power

James cried power
Millie cried power
Patti cried power
Billie, power
Dylan, power
Woody, power
Nina cried power


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