As requested by anon. :)
"Aizen-taicho already explained *his* favorite Bleach ships. But I imagine that everybody would rather hear mine. So here they are - my top 10 favorite Bleach pairings!”
#10: Jidanbo / Hiyori
"I just think they could bond over their - unfortunate run-in with my zanpkuto. Sure, Hiyori’s experience was slightly more dramatic, but I’m sure she could understand Jidanbo’s distress over losing just his arms. Bringing people together - it’s what I do!"
Jidanbo: That guy has zero manners.
Hiyori: I’M GONNA KILL HIM
Gin: See? They’re bonding already!
#9: Tosen / Grimmjow’s arm
"Tosen and Grimmjorw’s arm only had a little time together, but I will forever ship it. Such an explosive relationship! It is sad how Tosen must always destroy the things he loves."
Tosen: I did not love Grimmjow’s arm.
Gin: So much denial.
#8: Ichigo / Hichigo
"I was thinking to myself - who is creepy enough to date that creepy kid Kurosaki? Then it hit me: Kurosaki’s inner hollow, that’s who!"
Ichigo: This makes me super uncomfortable.
Hichigo: You’re telling me.
#7: Aizen / Urahara
"Because sure Aizen-taicho doesn’t think he loves Urahara. Doesn’t even think he likes him. Actually, he’s pretty sure he despises him. But since when is Aizen good at knowing what he wants? Anyone can see these two are made for each other!"
Urahara: Um, did Aizen talk about me a lot in Hueco Mundo or something?
Gin: So much.
Aizen: I DID NOT
#6: Hitsugaya / Hinamori
"I just think the two of them have such an adorable relationship! Childhood friends who stab each other a lot. Practically a Hallmark card!"
Hitsugaya: WE ARE NOT
Hitsugaya: I DON’T KNOW HOW TO RESPOND TO THIS
#5: Ulquiorra / Kira
"No one’s really good enough for my Izuru, of course! But anyone can see that Ulquiorra and Kira have a lot in common: sarcasm, a tiny quota of facial expressions, a keen understanding of despair….but most of all, I want Izuru to get close to Ulquiorra. Because I feel like Izuru at least might tell me what Ulquiorra’s second release is."
Ulquiorra: What do you think we’ll be doing on our dates?
Kira: Why are you using the future tense?
#4: Byakuya / Szayel
"Oh, I know, I know - they’ve never met! But come on, just think about it. How perfect would this be? Byakuya is fond of pink and flower motifs, Szayel has pink hair and has access to a flowered swing…plus, they both beat up Renji!"
Szayel: Yes but is he kinky?
Byakuya: Stop showing interest.
#3: Luppi / Me
"Because Luppi! <3!"
Luppi: Have I ever told you that you come across as kind of needy?
#2 AU Rangiku / Me
"A different life, maybe. One in which Rangiku and I never left the woods. One in which we never even knew that Aizen existed. I would still be…me, but maybe Rangiku would have been okay with it."
Matsumoto: It’s an AU. Couldn’t you just be less into murder?
Gin: Would I be me, then?
#1: Aizen / my zanpakuto
"I just wish they had spent more time together. Like, the rest of Aizen’s life, maybe."
Aizen: Well, shipping often has a sheen of desperation.
Gin: Hey, you guys were briefly canon.