I know that in the Seireitei there are many different kinds of bankais and was wondering if Ichigo is the only one that full on transforms when he activates his bankai.

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Yes, so far Ichigo is the only one that has a full-transform Bankai. With the list of currently known achieved Bankai we can conclude that there are no other Bankai that include a full transformation.

We do know there are some that partially transform such as Daiguren Hyōrinmaru, which causes wings and a tail to sprout. And so there are a few more Bankai that either overlap quite a piece of body or add parts such as with Daiguren Hyōrinmaru.

There is yet another known full body transformation. But it is not directly a Bankai, and it would be the Resurrección.


I found Sode no Shirayuki (袖白雪) / Hakka no Togame (白霞罸) to be worthy of being called a full-transformation Bankai.

Depending on argumentation, you could also classify the newly revealed Bankai of Zaraki Kenpachi as a full-transformation Bankai. Even though the specifics are unclear as of now, the artwork suggests it has a similar mechanism like Ichigo's and Rukia's Bankais.

Additionally, there are a few that partly transform the user, as mentioned in Dimitri's answer.

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