Ranked #551


Alternative Titles

English: Bleach
Japanese: ブリーチ


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


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Popularity: #8
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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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Apr 28, 2015

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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Nov 17, 2015
A friend had asked me to check out Bleach and so I did, knowing that is was the first long running anime he got into and knowing that I had already watch far more anime than him - hence more exposure to the anime world that him. I decided to watch in but tread carefully and be a little more open than I otherwise would have toward a long running anime. In the beginning it got good and I was interested, but not too interested. All was going well 'til I hit a filler arc that was so long and dragged out that I got read more
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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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Mar 6, 2015
---- Spoilers


Bleach: This anime is a cluster-fuck!
Nothing more, nothing less.

The concept of bleach is actually decent, and it's execution was 8/10 right up till episode 63. The relationship between hollows , humans and shinigami(death gods) was interesting and continued to progress into a rescue mission . This anime honestly should of ended as that!

But instead we get shitty plot after plot hole, deus ex machina(shikai >bankai> hollow mask>hyper bolic time chamber) and basic shounen formula... the read more
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