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Bleach


Alternative Titles

English: Bleach
Japanese: BLEACH - ブリーチ -

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 366
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2004 to Mar 27, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:00 (JST)
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.961 (scored by 310,117 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #5622
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #10
Members: 569,355
Favorites: 34,363
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Ranked #562Popularity #10Members 569,355
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Episodes: /366

Synopsis

Ichigo Kurosaki is an ordinary high schooler—until his family is attacked by a Hollow, a corrupt spirit that seeks to devour human souls. It is then that he meets a Soul Reaper named Rukia Kuchiki, who gets injured while protecting Ichigo's family from the assailant. To save his family, Ichigo accepts Rukia's offer of taking her powers and becomes a Soul Reaper as a result.

However, as Rukia is unable to regain her powers, Ichigo is given the daunting task of hunting down the Hollows that plague their town. However, he is not alone in his fight, as he is later joined by his friends—classmates Orihime Inoue, Yasutora Sado, and Uryuu Ishida—who each have their own unique abilities. As Ichigo and his comrades get used to their new duties and support each other on and off the battlefield, the young Soul Reaper soon learns that the Hollows are not the only real threat to the human world.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Bleach adapts the first 54 volumes of Tite Kubo's manga series of the same name. In addition, 4 anime-original arcs were broadcast in-between and during the adaptations of original arcs of the manga.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kurosaki, Ichigo
Kurosaki, Ichigo
Main
Matsuoka, Yuki
Japanese
Matsuoka, Yuki
Morita, Masakazu
Japanese
Morita, Masakazu
...
Kuchiki, Rukia
Kuchiki, Rukia
Main
Orikasa, Fumiko
Japanese
Orikasa, Fumiko
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
...

Staff

Abe, Noriyuki
Abe, Noriyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Ishihama, Masashi
Ishihama, Masashi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director
Kon, Chiaki
Kon, Chiaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tachikawa, Yuzuru
Tachikawa, Yuzuru
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


Edit Opening Theme

#01: "*~Asterisk (*~アスタリスク~)" by Orange Range (eps 1-25)
#02: "D-tecnolife" by UVERworld (eps 26-51)
#03: "Ichirin no Hana (一輪の花)" 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 (アフターダーク)" 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 (少女S)" by Scandal (eps 215-242)
#11: "Anima Rossa (アニマロッサ)" by Porno Graffitti (eps 243-265)
#12: "chAngE" by miwa (eps 266-291)
#13: "Ranbu no Melody (乱舞のメロディ)" by SID (eps 292-316)
#14: "BLUE" by ViViD (eps 317-342)
#15: "HARUKAZE" by Scandal (eps 343-366)

Edit Ending Theme

#01: "Life is Like a Boat" by Rie Fu (eps 1-13)
#02: "Thank You!! (サンキュー!!)" by HOME MADE KAZOKU (eps 14-25)
#03: "Houkiboshi (ほうき星)" 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 (マイペース)" 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 (桜日和)" by Mai Hoshimura (eps 110-120)
#11: "Tsumasaki (爪先)" by Ore Ska Band (eps 121-131)
#12: "Daidai (橙)" by chatmonchy (eps 132-143)
#13: "Tane wo Maku Hibi (種をまく日々)" by Atari Kousuke (eps 144-154)
#14: "Kansha. (感謝.)" by RSP a.k.a Real Street Project (eps 155-167)
#15: "Orange (オレンジ)" by Lil'B a.k.a MIE&AILA (eps 168-179)
#16: "Gallop (ギャロップ)" by pe'zmoku (eps 180-189)
#17: "Hitohira no Hanabira (ヒトヒラのハナビラ)" by Stereo Pony (eps 190-201)
#18: "Sky Chord ~Otona ni Naru Kimi he~ (Sky chord~大人になる君へ~)" by Tsuji Shion (eps 202-214)
#19: "Kimi wo Mamotte, Kimi wo Aishite (君を守って, 君を愛して)" by Sambo Master (eps 215-229)
#20: "Mad Surfer" by Kenichi Asai (eps 230-242)
#21: "Sakurabito (さくらびと)" by SunSet Swish (eps 243-255)
#22: "Tabidatsu Kimi e (旅立つキミへ)" 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)" by fumika (eps 317-329)
#28: "Haruka Kanata (ハルカカナタ)" 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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TheLlama
May 14, 2008
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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Zaran
Aug 1, 2009
Story:
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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Mean_Monkeys
Apr 28, 2015
*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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Xyik
Oct 1, 2007
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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