Welcome to the post for the best teachers in the Holy Manga Trinity. If you don’t know, the Holy Manga Trinity is the name given by some fans to the trinity – Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach. So without a moments delay, let’s get on with the list.
Jiraiya - Naruto
Jiraiya is one of the best teachers in Anime without a doubt. He taught Minato, Minato became the fourth Hokage. He taught Naruto, Naruto became the sixth Hokage. He taught Nagato who possessed Rinnegan, Nagato became one of the most powerful Shinobis in Naruto Anime.
He himself was also powerful as hell. He was one of the three legendary Sanins of the hidden leaf village. He was also offered the position of Hokage multiple times but he rejected.
It’s also not just about being powerful or teaching someone to be powerful, he had a noble agenda of making the world a peaceful place which he passed on to his students. Naruto and Minato both wanted to make the world a peaceful place for everyone. Even Nagato wanted to bring peace to the world in his own way.
Though he died, his death was necessary which I answered in my post What if Jiraiya didn’t die?
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Silvers Rayleigh - One Piece
Silvers Rayleigh made straw hat Luffy who he is today. When the Straw hats needed it the most, Rayleigh came in and helped the Straw Hats out in fighting Kizaru.
After that, he offered to train Luffy on an island for two years. He taught Luffy about Haoshoku Haki, Observation Haki, and Armament Haki. We all know that Luffy is really powerful now and that’s all thanks to Rayleigh and it’s because of him that he is now at least able to challenge the likes of Kaido.
Also, Rayleigh almost shed tears of love when he bid his farewell to Luffy on Sabaody Archipelago. This also shows us that he truly cared about his student. Rayleigh is one of the most legendary men in One Piece, both as a pirate and as a teacher.
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Kisuke Urahara - Bleach
For Bleach, it was a tough call to include either Kisuke Urahara or Zangestsu. Both are one of the best teachers in Bleach anime. Finally, it made more sense to include Kisuke Urahara.
Kisuke Urahara is the one who taught Ichigo in the very beginning. Ichigo might be an Olympic winner in kicking ass now but Kisuke was the one who taught him how to stand up. Before being trained by Kisuke Urahara, Ichigo was just throwing around his spiritual pressure, hoping it would defeat an enemy. It was only after he was taught by Urahara that he truly learned to control his spiritual pressure.
The reason why I chose Kisuke Urahara over Zangetsu is that although Zangetsu may have taught Ichigo more and may have been a better teacher materialistically, Kisuke showed Ichigo the right path. Kisuke Urahara showed him the path to power with which Ichigo could protect his friends.
On the other hand, Zangetsu was not willing to let Ichigo use his true strength because he didn’t want Ichigo to enter such a world even though it may have been to protect his friends. So, I feel that morally Kisuke Urahara was a much better teacher.
Minato Namikaze - Naruto
Minato Namikaze was the fourth Hokage of the hidden leaf village. Before being a Hokage, he was a Jonin with his own 3 ninja squad to train.
He went a long way in training that squad. I mean yes, it did not turn out so well in the end since Rin died and Obito got taken by Madara Uchiha. But he taught them good. He tried to show them the rights in the world of Shinobis.
Kakashi for one did turn out pretty well in the end. He also became the sixth Hokage and was the teacher of the seventh Hokage.
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Kakashi Hatake - Naruto
In Naruto, initially, Kakashi was portrayed as a very tough teacher as he had been failing all the genins from making a squad with him for many years. But after Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura make it to his squad, we see a completely different side of Kakashi as a teacher.
Kakashi taught his students how to be a true shinobi. Sasuke drifted off to the wrong path because of his own darkness and hatred and it was not possible for Kakashi to do anything so it’s not on him.
Finally, all three of Kakashi’s students became one of the most powerful shinobis out there.