This is an archive for the May Featured Picture vote. Please do not edit this page.
The winner was The Return, Of Urahara Kisuke!.

See a scene you think was just amazing? Take a screenshot and post it here for everyone to see! The winning picture will be featured on the homepage of the wiki all next month!

The deadline is April 30, 2010. Any unsigned vote will be REMOVED before vote counting.

Rules for Adding Pictures

Take a picture of a recent anime episode or recent manga chapter and upload it on the sidebar. Before you do, the picture MUST be substantially different from other ones posted here. We don't need seven pictures that are within the same ten seconds of an episode with just minor differences in each. Identical or similar pictures will be deleted, and all votes for that picture will be moved to the first picture of that scene posted.

The picture must be free of errors, such as having a mouse on the screen, or it will be removed. Pictures of the manga should be limited to one panel, though more may be permitted if it is too difficult to crop out other panels, which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Fan pictures are not allowed, including fan colorings of manga scans.

Post the picture like so: [[Image:Name.jpg|thumb|left|190px|Caption for the image]] Then, make a separate headline under the appropriate header for each individual picture you have. For example, if you have a picture of Yammy shooting a Bala blast, then you could make a header like so: ===Yammy Riyalgo: Bala Blast===

The picture must have been featured in a chapter or anime episode (either a new Japanese episode or newly dubbed English episode) released this month.

Posting pictures before the release of the new chapter or episode in English is in violation of the Spoiler Policy. DON'T DO IT!


How to vote:

180px-Symbol support vote.svg Support -
180px-Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Oppose -

It's pretty easy to vote, you just have to add either of the following in the category bearing the picture of your choice.:

  • # {{Support}} Your reason/comment ~~~~
  • # {{Oppose}} Your reason/comment ~~~~

Adding a picture is not enough to count as a vote - you must also specifically list a comment supporting the picture. You are not required to vote for the picture you uploaded.

Only one "Support" vote vote per user.

The "Oppose" vote is to be used only to highlight issues with a candidate.

See Bleach Wiki:Voting for more rules and guidelines.



Isshin Kurosaki: Flick

398Oni Dekopin

Isshin Kurosaki knocks Sōsuke Aizen back in Chapter 398.

  1. 180px-Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Oppose - While I think it's a very good picture, he starred in last month's featured picture, and has a good chance of being the featured article of this month. Better to spread the joy, I always say. Weedefinition (Talk) 13:31, April 15, 2010 (UTC)
  2. 180px-Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Oppose - What's in the picture, honestly? Just because the moment is funny, doesn't make it worth being featured. In past months, we have used pictures that depict turning points in the manga, this doesn't. This one just has Isshin flicking his middle finger, without the context, the picture alone is meaningless, it tells you nothing. And the panel is too small and has too much "noise" lines around Isshin that make it not nice to looke at. More important things have happened in the story than Isshin flicking his finger. --Lia Schiffer (Talk) 20:04, April 15, 2010 (UTC)
  3. 180px-Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Oppose - Hilarious yes but meaningful in any sort of way, no! It doesn't even tell a story or give context to what is happening. It's just a nothing gesture that's drawing votes because it looks like he's giving the finger. Tinni (Talk) 03:29, April 22, 2010 (UTC)

Kamishini no Yari: Moment of Release

399City is cut

The effect of the release of Gin Ichimaru's Bankai in Chapter 399.

  1. 180px-Symbol support vote.svg Support - I like this picture because it shows how destructive a little sword can be. It also shows the moment we were waiting for, Gin's bankai, so this has to be in the spotlights! Almatsumoto 16:40, April 14, 2010 (UTC)

Aizen and the Hōgyoku United

400Aizen reveals

Hōgyoku embedded in Aizen's chest, Chapter 400.

Ichigo pinned to a wall

401Ichigo repels

Ichigo vs Kamishini no Yari, Chapter 401

  1. 180px-Symbol support vote.svg Support - Asides from this being a great funny Bleach moment it also shows Ichigo competing on an even level with Gin in Bankai. A great moment for Ichigo since he has not been overwhelmed from the start of battle as he has seemed to for so long. Nick D Wolfwood 10:06, April 22, 2010 (UTC)

The Return, Of Urahara Kisuke!

401Urahara arrives

Urahara joins the fight, Chapter 401.

  1. 180px-Symbol support vote.svg Support - Actually I'm changing my vote to this shot. The last featured picture was the turning point as someone new entered the scene and I don't see why this one is any less significant. Urahara Kisuke, the inventor of the Hogyoku, here to reveal his intentions for this battle. Does he know the Hogyoku's secrets? Was it actually a mystery to the mystery man? Is he here to help or further his goals? A picture that raises questions and gives comfort to those who were hoping for him to appear. Prophet of Sanghelios 03:25, April 19, 2010 (UTC)
  2. 180px-Symbol support vote.svg Support - I'm officially moving my support to this image, because what interests me in the featured picture election is less what the picture shows and more the significance of the moment depicted in it. Granted though, usually the two go hand in hand making the choice easier. I can't argue with the attractiveness of Isshin's picture over this one, but this one is so much more meaningful that it becomes the only obvious choice (well, for me) WD Talk to me 15:26, April 22, 2010 (UTC)
  3. 180px-Symbol support vote.svg Support - It's time to jump ship! Another moment Bleach fans everywhere have been waiting for; the first time in one hundred years Urahara and Aizen cross swords. Maggosh 15:49, April 22, 2010 (UTC)
  4. 180px-Symbol support vote.svg Support - This is what I was talking about. This represents a change, a turning point. This one is meaningful! What we've been waiting for, for AGES. Urahara is finally here! After years, and zillions of chapters! Not to mention that the panel is very nice, clean and I love the feeling of the wind given by Urahara's robe and his hand holding his hat. --Lia Schiffer (Talk) 20:04, April 22, 2010 (UTC)
  5. 180px-Symbol support vote.svg Support - I am going to change my vote now to a completely unbiased vote for my second favorite in Bleach. This is a major turning point and will be very significant in the upcoming chapters--Godisme (Talk) 20:12, April 22, 2010 (UTC)
  6. 180px-Symbol support vote.svg Support - This will be a great turning point, or maybe not, but it makes a good twist as Urahara has finally shown up, I mean where the hell was he?? The Vizards got there before him!! Since there'll be no Bleach next week, out of the selection provided, this is probably the picture that provides the most somtional impact to readers!! SunXia 06:10, April 23, 2010 (UTC)
  7. 180px-Symbol support vote.svg Support - The inventor of the fate-changing item himself has arrived! Surely he will find a way to destroy Aizen once and for all! Gold3263301 06:01, April 25, 2010 (UTC)
  8. 180px-Symbol support vote.svg Support - Sigh. I would put my vote for Gin vs Ichigo:Sword Clash. However, I cannot deny that the arrival of Urahara must mean some sort of significant story development is underway. There is my vote. - Mr. N 23:30, April 26, 2010 (UTC)



Multiple Characters

Photos for scenes featuring multiple characters go here.

Gin vs Ichigo:Sword Clash

400Ichigo vs. Gin

Gin vs Ichigo, Chapter 400.

  1. 180px-Symbol support vote.svg Support - I like it 'cause it's an important battle and Ichigo is fighting at a somewhat equal level with Gin. -WhiteArmor-(Talk)- 22:30, April 18, 2010 (UTC)
  2. 180px-Symbol support vote.svg Support - Since Yyp won't let me vote for the picture just because of Gin, I guess I have to come up with a good non-Gin reason. Well, here goes, this picture encapsulates what is happening right now in the manga. Namely, Gin and Ichigo are squaring off. But most importantly, this picture shows that they are equally matched. It has been a long time since Ichigo has been equal to anyone. His last bunch of fight, Grimmjow, Ulquiorra, heck even as far back as Dondorii have all been extraordinarily unequal. In all these fights, Ichigo was beaten around like a rag doll for a good portion of the fight before either pulling out his true power or overcome some sort of mental handicap to wipe the floor with his respective opponent and end the fight in mere minutes. They weren't fun to watch in any sense of the word. Ichigo's recent showing against both Yammy and Aizen was even more lackluster. On the other hand, as captured by this picture, Ichigo vs Gin is shaping up to be fun and a fight between equals. This picture reflects a "clashing of blades of equals" very well in my opinion. Tinni (Talk) 03:29, April 22, 2010 (UTC)
  1. 180px-Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Oppose - I have to oppose this pic. With the lines drawn as such, it is hard to make out what is happening in here without really looking close. Also, this pic is nothing but a pic. It contains no insights to the plot or anything. It is just a frame of the fight between Ichigo and Gin which at this point has been nothing more than a fight between two characters. The plot significance is not much--Godisme (Talk) 07:16, April 16, 2010 (UTC)

Kirkaze Vs Kazeshini: Sword Wrap

Kazeshini (spirit) battles Kirikaze

Kirkaze Vs Kazeshini, Episode 265.

Kirkaze Vs Ruri'iro Kujaku: Energy Drain Struggle

265Ruri'iro Kujaku attempts

Kirikaze Vs Ruri'iro Kujaku, Episode 265.

Ulquiorra Cifer Vs Ichigo Kurosaki: Behind You

Ulquiorra Surprises Ichigo

Ulquiorra attacks Ichigo from behind, Episode 267.

Deleted Votes

Any vote that is deemed invalid is moved here. Reasons why a vote may not be considered valid are set out in the Voting Policy.

Isshin Kurosaki: Flick

  1. 180px-Symbol support vote.svg Support - Nothing beats the MiddleFingerOfDeath!!! BlazeUchiha 11:07, April 15, 2010 (UTC)
Not a valid reason.
  1. 180px-Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Oppose - I have to agree with Lia Schiffer. It's just an funny picture without any important meanings. I have to say it's a funny picture, but it's not worth it to stand in the spotlights... Almatsumoto 16:19, April 16, 2010 (UTC)
User does not meet criteria for vote (has not been active in contributing to the wiki's articles.
  1. 180px-Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Oppose - It is a good picture but it just doesn't qualify for a feature. There might be better pictures and getting this as a feature would be disappointing. It's a funny pic, no more.Tensa Zabimaru 10:10, April 20, 2010 (UTC)
User does not meet criteria for vote (has not been active in contributing to the wiki's articles.

Kamishini no Yari: Moment of Release

  1. 180px-Symbol support vote.svg Support - i support this one because though i have nothing against Isshin, i love Gin much much more. Also, This is the first time we've seen Gin's Bankai! It's a major point in the storyline this month so far. Noodles386 18:49, April 14, 2010 (UTC)Noodles386
User does not meet criteria for vote (has not been active in contributing to the wiki's articles.
  1. 180px-Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Oppose - This one is too plain and too simple to deserve the title of featured picture ItzBlitz 01:44, April 19, 2010 (UTC)
User does not meet criteria for vote (has not been active in contributing to the wiki's articles.
  1. 180px-Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Oppose - To be honest, I don't like this image, mainly due to the fact that it's static. It's not exactly dynamic to me. Maggosh 17:08, April 16, 2010 (UTC)
Multiple vote.

Gin vs Ichigo:Sword Clash

  1. 180px-Symbol support vote.svg Support - Because this has Gin in it! Tinni (Talk) 05:44, April 16, 2010 (UTC)
Not a valid reason.
  1. 180px-Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Oppose - Honestly, the composition with all those lines makes it seem cluttered. And, in my opinion, Gin isn't a valid reason. Not by 13 kilometers. Maggosh 14:26, April 16, 2010 (UTC)
Multiple vote.

The Return, Of Urahara Kisuke!

  1. 180px-Symbol support vote.svg Support - This picture represents the excitement of a twist to the plot. Urahara finally shows up in the battle scene. That leaves a very big impression and will keep you interested in the story. Coa-chan 07:15, April 23, 2010 (UTC)
User does not meet criteria for vote (has not been a member of Bleach Wikia for a month and has not been active in contributing to the wiki's articles.

Pictures Already Featured

Here are the archives for Featured Pictures.

September 2016

Winner : Image:686Kazui profile.png

July 2016

Winner : Image:674Isshin and Ryuken arrive.png

April 2016

Winner : Image:665Askin is impaled.png

January 2016

Winner : Image:654Izuru appears.png

October 2015

Winner : Image:641Pernida and clones fire.png

August 2015

Winner : Image:637Pernida profile.png

June 2015

Winner : Image:628Zeichen Palace.png

April 2015

Winner : Image:614Ichigo slashes.png

January 2015

Winner : Image:611Soul King is stabbed.png

November 2014

Winner : Image:603Robert is killed.png

September 2014

Winner : Image:591Hitsugaya arrives.png

July 2014

Winner : Image:580The Zombie.png

May 2014

Winner : Image:577Kenpachi's Shikai, Nozarashi.png

February 2014

Winner : Image:566As confronts.png

December 2013/January 2014

Winner : Image:556Komamura's human form.png

November 2013

Winner : Image:552Cang loses.png

October 2013

Winner : Image:549Sui-Feng drops.png

March 2013

Winner : Image:531Isshin releases.png

January 2013

Winner : Image:519Soul King's quarters.png

December 2012

Winner : Image:515Yamamoto's funeral.png

November 2012

Winner : Image:511Yamamoto is bifurcated.png

October 2012

Winner : Image:508Zanka no Tachi, Minami - Kaka Jumanokushi Daisojin.png

September 2012

Winner : Image:504Yamamoto kills.png

August 2012

Winner : Image:502Kenpachi arrives.png

July 2012

Winner : Image:496As's Medallion.png

June 2012

Winner : Image:493Quilge's altered Vollstandig.png

May 2012

Winner : Image:487Return to Hueco Mundo.png

April 2012

Winner : Image:485Harribel in captivity.png

March 2012

Winner : Image:481Ichigo's group prepares.png

Feb 2012

Winner : Image:479Ichigo is greeted.png

Jan 2012

Winner : Image:477Riruka intercepts.png

December 2011

Winner : Image:472 Byakuya Defeats Tsukishima.png

November 2011

Winner : Image:469Rukia is trapped.png

October 2011

Winner : Image:463Kenpachi kills.png

September 2011

Winner : Image:459Rukia stabs.png

August 2011

Winner : Image:457Ginjo is struck.png

July 2011

Winner : Image:452Ichigo's Fullbring Final Form.png

June 2011

Winner : Image:449Orihime blocks.png

May 2011

Winner : Image:445Ginjo protects.png

April 2011

Winner : Image:440Tsukishima slashes.png

March 2011

Winner : Image:436Ichigo's Fullbring First Form.png

February 2011

Winner : File:434Ichigo inside dollhouse.png

January 2011

Winner : File:Ep301AizenGinArrive.png

December 2010

Winner : File:297Jugeki Byakurai.png

November 2010

Winner : File:293Aizen defeats.png

October 2010

Winner : File:420Saigo no Getsuga Tensho.png

September 2010

Winner : File:416Rangiku finds.png

August 2010

Winner : File:Ep278VisoredArrive.png

July 2010

Winner : File:409Tensa Zangetsu profile.png

June 2010

Winner : File:403Yoruichi drops.png

May 2010

Winner : File:401Urahara arrives.png

April 2010

Winner : File:397Isshin Kurosaki reveals himself to Ichigo.png

March 2010

Winner : File:392Hitsugaya realizes.png

February 2010

Winner : File:388Aizen touches.png

January 2010

Winner : File:386Hisagi impales.png

December 2009

Winner : File:382Byakuya and Kenpachi prepare.png

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