Ranked #554


Alternative Titles

English: Bleach
Japanese: ブリーチ


Type: TV
Episodes: 366
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2004 to Mar 27, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.971 (scored by 261,415 users)
Ranked: #5542
Popularity: #8
Members: 477,061
Favorites: 30,890
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15-year-old Kurosaki Ichigo is not your everyday high school student. He has from as far he can remember always had the ability to see ghosts and spirits. A fateful day arrives as Ichigo encounters the shinigami Kuchiki Rukia, who saves him and his family from a Hollow at the cost of injuring herself. During this encounter, with Rukia unable to defeat the hollow she transfers her shinigami powers into Ichigo. In the aftermath, unable to continue with her job, Rukia allows Ichigo to take on the role of a shinigami in her place as they together defeat the Hollows plaguing Ichigo's town.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Kurosaki, Ichigo
Kurosaki, Ichigo
Matsuoka, Yuki
Matsuoka, Yuki
Morita, Masakazu
Morita, Masakazu
Kuchiki, Rukia
Kuchiki, Rukia
Orikasa, Fumiko
Orikasa, Fumiko
Inoue, Orihime
Inoue, Orihime
Matsuoka, Yuki
Matsuoka, Yuki
Ishida, Uryuu
Ishida, Uryuu
Sugiyama, Noriaki
Sugiyama, Noriaki
Honda, Takako
Honda, Takako


Abe, Noriyuki
Abe, Noriyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kon, Chiaki
Kon, Chiaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tachikawa, Yuzuru
Tachikawa, Yuzuru
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Kusakawa, Keizo
Kusakawa, Keizo
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(366/366)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The Day I Became a Shinigami
Shinigami ni Natchatta Hi (死神になっちゃった日)
Oct 5, 2004
2 A Shinigami's Work
Shinigami no Oshigoto (死神のお仕事)
Oct 12, 2004
3 The Older Brother's Wish, the Younger Sister's Wish
Ani no Negai, Imouto no Negai (兄の願い、妹の願い)
Oct 19, 2004
4 Cursed Parakeet
Noroi no Inko (呪いのインコ)
Oct 26, 2004
5 Beat the Invisible Enemy!
Mienai Teki wo Nagure! (見えない敵を殴れ!)
Nov 2, 2004

Opening Theme

#01: "*~Asterisk" by Orange Range (eps 1-25)
#02: "D-tecnolife" by UVERworld (eps 26-51)
#03: "Ichirin no Hana" by High and Mighty Color (eps 52-74)
#04: "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" by Beat Crusaders (eps 75-97)
#05: "Rolling star" by YUI (eps 98-120)
#06: "ALONES" by Aqua Timez (eps 121-143)
#07: "After Dark" by Asian Kung-Fu Generation (eps 144-167)
#08: "CHU-BURA" by Kelun (eps 168-189)
#09: "Velonica" by Aqua Timez (eps 190-214)
#10: "Shoujo S" by Scandal (eps 215-242)
#11: "Anima Rossa" by Porno Graffitti (eps 243-265)
#12: "chAngE" by miwa (eps 266-291)
#13: "Ranbu no Melody" by SID (eps 292-316)
#14: "BLUE" by ViViD (eps 317-342)
#15: "HARUKAZE" by Scandal (eps 343-366)

Ending Theme

#01: "Life is Like a Boat" by Rie Fu (eps 1-13)
#02: "Thank You!!" by HOME MADE KAZOKU (eps 14-25)
#03: "Houkiboshi" by Younha (eps 26-38)
#04: "Happy People" by Skoop on Somebody (eps 39-51)
#05: "Life" by YUI (eps 52-63)
#06: "My Pace" by SunSet Swish (eps 64-74)
#07: "Hanabi" by Ikimono-gakari (eps 75-86)
#08: "MOVIN!!" by Takacha (eps 87-97)
#09: "Baby It's You" by JUNE (eps 98-109)
#10: "Sakura Biyori" by Mai Hoshimura (eps 110-120)
#11: "Tsumasaki" by Ore Ska Band (eps 121-131)
#12: "Daidai" by chatmonchy (eps 132-143)
#13: "Tane wo Maku Hibi" by Atari Kousuke (eps 144-154)
#14: "Kansha" by RSP a.k.a Real Street Project (eps 155-167)
#15: "Orange" by Lil'B a.k.a MIE&AILA (eps 168-179)
#16: "Gallop" by pe'zmoku (eps 180-189)
#17: "Hitohira no Hanabira" by Stereo Pony (eps 190-201)
#18: "Sky Chord ~Otona ni Naru Kimi he~" by Tsuji Shion (eps 202-214)
#19: "Kimi wo Mamotte, Kimi wo Aishite" by Sambo Master (eps 215-229)
#20: "Mad Surfer" by Kenichi Asai (eps 230-242)
#21: "Sakurabito" by SunSet Swish (eps 243-255)
#22: "Tabidatsu Kimi e" by RSP (eps 256-265)
#23: "Stay Beautiful" by Diggy-MO' (eps 266-278)
#24: "Echoes" by universe (eps 279-291)
#25: "Last Moment" by SPYAIR (eps 292-303)
#26: "Song for..." by ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D (eps 304-316)
#27: "Aoi Tori (アオイトリ; Blue Bird)" by fumika (eps 317-329)
#28: "Haruka Kanata" by UNLIMITS (eps 330-342)
#29: "Re:pray" by Aimer (eps 343-354)
#30: "Mask" by Aqua Timez (eps 355-366)

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May 14, 2008 8:04 AM
Bleach is one of the three so-called "mainstream shonen animes"; together with Naruto and One Piece these three are immensely popular, and the topic of endless comparison among their fans set out to prove that their favorite is the best out of them. They simply refuse to exit their fanboyism to view the series in an objective light, which is a shame, because they are probably missing out on great adventures, which is the case of Bleach in many ways. If you want my review short and good, give Bleach a try no matter what people have said, as it, despite a lot of shortcomings, read more
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Aug 1, 2009 4:49 PM
Bleach is a mixed bag as far as story goes. The first arc (ep1-63), which covers the soul society, is interesting and engaging. It contains both action and a good plot. However, after episode 63 things go downhill. A lot. The Bount arc which follows it isn't even in the manga and has no relevance to the overall story, as well as being entirely uninteresting. It picks up a bit when the story shifts back to the plotline of the manga, but there isn't much of a plot to follow at that point. Basically, the main characters fight the bad guys from there on out read more
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Oct 1, 2007 4:57 PM
Bleach has become one of the most popular anime around, and is commonly if not always, compared to Naruto. Hated by many, loved by many, this anime will be watched by virtually everyone who dives into the anime world.

Story: The story, or perhaps setting to be more accurate, is quite unique. Shinigami, or Soul Reapers, that have their own special society watch over the souls in the living world. Each Shinigami carries a unique sword(soul slayer) or Zanpaktou that has its own unique name and abilities based on the wielder's style and personality. Alongside them are the Hollow, and two subgroups later to be read more
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Mar 1, 2011 7:13 PM
One of the most mediocre animes I've watched. Episode 311 was my limit. I have no clue why I'm still watching this anime other than the fact that I can procrastinate a good 22mins every week, this week was, however, exceptionally frustrating.

The storyline is decent, but constantly revolves around the I'm-going-to-whack-you-until-you-die-so-that-I-can-protect-some-people-that-arent-even-going-to-be-hurt-by-you, oh I forgot that they spend no time trying to solve any conflicts peacefully, they just get straight into drawing their sword, and dueling it out with as LITTLE effort as possible?

Why? Because, they will put in a little more effort the next week, and just a little more effort the week after, before read more
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