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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: 7.941 (scored by 366,729 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #6102
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #15
Members: 682,548
Favorites: 37,223
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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


Staff

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


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 Sambomaster (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)




More reviewsReviews

Apr 28, 2015
Mean_Monkeys (All reviews)
*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
Mar 6, 2015
lokergnome (All reviews)
---- Spoilers

(FIRSTLY THIS SEIRES CONTAINS AT LEAST 40-55% FILLER! )

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
Apr 1, 2015
eQuickSilver (All reviews)
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
May 30, 2014
YouJustMight (All reviews)
This is one of those anime, that only a dedicated anime watcher could finish, despite the relentless effort of the creators to continue on a dead plot. Shounen anime tends to become very pointless, and redundant, because of how long it drags on. Bleach is a prime example of this. After watching 100 episodes of Bleach, though the series is somewhat enjoyable, I'm not able to sit through one more minute of this draining anime.

I’ll start with the good points of the series, just to reassure any skeptical Bleach fans reading this, that I'm not just biased because of my negative opinion on Shounen. read more

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