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Bleach

Bleach

Alternative Titles

English: Bleach
Japanese: ブリーチ

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.981 (scored by 240146 users)
Ranked: #5582
Popularity: #8
Members: 437,497
Favorites: 29,472
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2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

action adventure comedy shinigami shounen supernatural

Synopsis

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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Episodes  366 / 366
Aired  Oct 5, 2004 to Mar 27, 2012
Status  Finished Airing

Related Anime

Adaptation: Bleach
Side story: Bleach: Memories in the Rain, Bleach: The Sealed Sword Frenzy, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black - Kimi no Na wo Yobu, Bleach: Jigokuhen

Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

Abe, Noriyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanaga, Akira
Episode Director
Kusakawa, Keizo
Episode Director
Fukuda, Gen
Episode Director



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Apr 28, 2015
Mean_Monkeys
*NO SPOILERS*

Bleach had great potential, but became annoying with poor character development and random powers.

Bleach has one of my favorite concepts ever. The Soul Society is awesome and the Gotei 13 are probably the best part of the show. They are squads composed of a multitude of Shinigami(Soul Reapers) and the show focuses more on the Captains and Lieutenants of those squads that are the most interesting characters in the show. Although, their could have been less squads(like 6) with less members in them(like 5) to have a more focused cast of characters that get more development. Hollows are also very interesting, they are souls read more
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May 14, 2008
TheLlama
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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Mar 31, 2009
KazuraX
Bleach, Bleach, Bleach. It has alot of popularity, and for reasons I don't know because I find it awful.

I have given Bleach a lot of chances and I think I have seen enough of Bleach to give a review.

==STORY==
One of Bleach's many bad points is its story, it's about as typical as a story gets. The premise is basically 'save the girl' and 'beat the strong people'. That is it, often running into huge monsters that never really seem like much competition. The story never improves, every arc starts the same. Ichigo in school hanging around with his horribly annoying, useless friends, then a new read more
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Apr 1, 2015
eQuickSilver
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BE WARNED!

Story 6/10

I would like to start by saying that I would have given this show an overall score of 8 or 9 if it had only consisted of Agent of the Shinigami and the famous Soul Society Arc. That being said, the story is about a teenager named Ichigo Kurosaki and his life as a Shinigami/Soul Reaper.
Firstly even tough the Agent of the Shinigami arc partially ripped of Yu Yu Hakusho it was still enjoyable and unique in it's own way. It's the only well written arc that focuses a lot on character developement which is a major thing read more
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Recommendations

spirit detective.. supernatural stuff and offcorse monsters and demons that is not possible to see by us. so yeah both show have them in common not to forget comedy, and other stuff 
reportRecommended by banglaCM
Fighting and great character development. Because of the expanse of different characters, there is bound to be one (or a couple) that instantaneously become your favorite. 
reportRecommended by xaynie
Naruto and Bleach both synomonous with action animes. when you hear bleach the next anime that you would think of would be naruto... if you like it that is. they both are epic anime with outstanding character devlopement and plots so intricate you might would who were the brillant minds to think of this (I did anyway...) also there is some comic relief, a little bit of romance, and tons of serious parts too. and they're great for anyone 
reportRecommended by nate23nate23
Well... Both are adventures of inumerous characters, each one with his own power and distinct personality, against the evil guys. I didn't get this part of the anime yet, but people said me that it has fillers like all those other similar series (as Naruto, Dragon Ball, etc...). For me, these animes are all the same after all... 
reportRecommended by rzippert
Both are about boys who meet a woman and gain the ability to fight in her world. Without giving too much away the story lines have similarities with character and plot development. Busou Renkin is however not as serious as Bleach, which is refreshing and also has a good end point. 
reportRecommended by GeneralCox
Simular setting as soul eater: Shinigami fighting monsters who feed of human souls. Comedy, action and romance elements are also present in both series. The animation style is different though, soul eater has cartoonesk elements while bleach has a more common animation style 
reportRecommended by terramore

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)
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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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