Yukiyo Ichiya Monogatari: This three episode hentai centers around three love stories.

Who are people's favorite characters in the Bleach anime, and why?

Oh, this is a hard one.
So in no particular order, I'll list my favorites. 1.
Uryu Ishida: Uryu might not have the raw power of Ichigo, but he's got both bravery and brains.
He takes on Ulquiorra's Segunda Etapa form alone so that Orihime can heal Ichigo, even though the same form had just curbstomped him (Ichigo).
He tricks Yammy into both getting trapped in his Sprenger, and activating a minefield.
The only reason he even needed to use his powers was to set the trap.
His planning took care of the real fight. 2.
Kisuke Urahara: If a funny version of Batman was powerful enough to solo Aizen's evolved forms and hold his own.
He's known as the "Master Troll of Bleach", and for good reason.
Aizen himself admitted Urahara was smarter than him. 3.
Kenpachi Zaraki: As a child, he took down Unohana.
Freaking Unohana the first Kenpachi, who can turn people into mush with a word and is almost as powerful as Aizen or Yamamoto.
In terms of raw power, nobody's stronger than Zaraki.
You know someone's a certified badass when they can carry a pink haired toddler on their shoulder and still look menacing. 4.
Retsu Unohana: It was a hard choice between her and Yoruichi.
Both of them compete for most badass female character in Bleach.
I chose Unohana because at first glance, you can't tell she's a badass.
She looks like she could be your mother, and acts like it too.
Her Shikai is a big whale thing that can heal people.
But then you notice the name of her Bankai means "End of the World".
And that she killed and resurrected Zaraki hundreds of times.
And that she's nearly as powerful as Yamamoto, and just as old.
Beware the Nice Ones - TV Tropes, indeed. 5.
Ulquiorra Cifer: Yes yes, the fangirls' favorite little Hollow.
I don't find him "appealing", but I do like his character arc.
How he struggles to understand humans throughout his time in the series, and finally comes to the realization that emotions are real as he dies.
That, and he curbstomped Ichigo.
And is the user of one of my favorite Bleach attacks, Lanza del Relampago. 6.
Mayuri Kurotsuchi: He's terrifying.
Scarier than pretty much all of the villains.
He went full "I have no mouth and I must scream" on someone, then went "Oops, looks like I used a bit too much".
He stood on the sidelines and told Yammy's Resureccion, Kenpachi Zaraki, and Byakuya Kuchiki to "Hurry it up with killing eachother so I can dissect you".
Not to mention his Bankai, which will have you never looking at babies again.
Though his Shikai's abilities are pretty interesting and useful. 7.
Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto: Badass grandpa.
He's just so powerful and imposing, you can definitely tell he's the man in charge just by looking at him.
His abilities are awesome as well, both his Ryujin Jakka, and his physical/Kido powers.