Next up we have a matchup between two beasts of their respective manga universes. Chakra/reiatsu-wise these two are almost second to none in their universes so what would happen if they were ever to clash?
In the blue corner, hailing from Naruto’s Village Hidden in the Mist, the Akatsuki and former Seven Swordsmen of the Mist – Kisame Hoshigaki. Armed with his faithful Samehada and an arsenal of terrifying Water Style Jutsu, Kisame gained the nickname ‘The Tailless Tailed Beast’ because of his vast supply of chakra which was said to rival that of a Tailed Beast.
In the red corner, Bleach’s very own 11th Division Captain – Kenpachi Zaraki. Even by the standards of Shinigami Captains, Kenpachi’s reiatsu is behemoth!! This is a man who took on two Bankais in succession (defeating one opponent utterly and completely) as if it was nothing. Armed with his trusty, nameless zanpakuto, his skill with a sword is undeniable, easily cutting through opponents that most couldn’t leave a scratch on.
Let’s Get Ready To Rumbleee!!!
Both men are top-class, powerful swordsmen but I think in a normal sword battle Kisame would have the edge. Kenpachi’s zanpakuto, as strong and dangerous as it is, is nothing more than a normal sword that slashes, cuts and stabs. Kisame’s Samehada, on the other hand, literally tears the flesh off anyone it comes in contact with. Kenpachi’s tendency to allow himself to get cut just to get an opening out of his opponent would prove fatal. Having the fleshed ripped from the bone is a whole different thing from being cut or slashed with a normal sword.
It wouldn’t take the Captain very long to realise that the Ninja isn’t an opponent he can carelessly leave himself open to and he’d eventually have to whip out his Kendo technique – Ryodan. It would cause Kisame a lot of damage if it were to land a hit but honestly one hit is all Kenpachi is likely to manage. He is severely restricted by the fact that, apart from his sword’s cutting ability, there isn’t much more to him.
Kisame on the other hand is a whole different kettle of fish (pun intended ^_^). The fact Samehada can transfer chakra to Kisame means he could fight at a near full health for a much longer time than Kenpachi could. His array of Water Style Jutsu allow him to fight at short, mid and longer ranges – something Kenpachi is not able to do. Using such techniques such as the Water Release: Exploding Water Colliding Wave, Kisame can create a small ocean’s worth of water which he use for follow up attacks and boy does he have some devastating attacks he can choose from.
From the Water Release: A Thousand Feeding Sharks (which creates a wall of a thousand sharks which will surge towards an opponent and tear them to shreds) to Water Prison Shark Dance Jutsu (which creates a massive dome of water around Kisame and his opponent which will eventually drown the victim whilst Kisame is free to attack them with the same ease as he would have if he were on dry land) not to forget his Hidden Mist/Silent Killing technique.
What started off as a promising battle between two monsters turned out to be a rather one-sided thrashing. Kenpachi’s lack of skill in anything apart from swinging a sword weighed him down like an anchor when up against Kisame’s array of aquatic assaults. There’s only one clear winner here…
Winner: Kisame Hoshigaki