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Japanese: BLEACH - ブリーチ -
English: Bleach
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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: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.941 (scored by 11288781,128,878 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7102
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #39
Members: 1,961,870
Favorites: 73,522

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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]


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


Simone, Jamie
Abe, Noriyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tachikawa, Yuzuru
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Ishihama, Masashi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation


Opening Theme

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1: "*Asterisk (*~アスタリスク~)" by Orange Range (eps 1-25)
2: "D-tecnolife" by UVERworld (eps 26-51)
3: "Ichirin no Hana (一輪の花)" by High and Mighty Color (eps 52-74)
4: "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" by Beat Crusaders (eps 75-97)
5: "Rolling star" by YUI (eps 98-120)
6: "ALONES" by Aqua Timez (eps 121-143)
7: "After Dark (アフターダーク)" by Asian Kung-Fu Generation (eps 144-167)
8: "CHU-BURA" by Kelun (eps 168-189)
9: "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)

Ending Theme

1: "Life is Like a Boat" by Rie Fu (eps 1-13)
2: "Thank You!! (サンキュー!!)" by HOME MADE KAZOKU (eps 14-26)
3: "Houkiboshi (ほうき星)" by Younha (eps 26-38)
4: "Happy People" by Skoop on Somebody (eps 39-51)
5: "Life" by YUI (eps 52-63)
6: "My Pace (マイペース)" by SunSet Swish (eps 64-74)
7: "Hanabi" by Ikimonogakari (eps 75-86)
8: "MOVIN!!" by Takacha (eps 87-97)
9: "Baby It's You" by JUNE (eps 98-109)
10: "Sakura Biyori (桜日和)" by Mai Hoshimura (eps 110120)
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 STEREOPONY (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)


Jan 11, 2024
SKIP FILLERS! Enjoy main story.
SKIP all the fillers, no exceptions. Bleach is an excellent anime with immense potential, but unfortunately, that potential is squandered by the filler episodes. Bleach is almost on par with the original Naruto. But the animation studio, driven by greed and a lack of creativity, decided to exploit Bleach. The result? A whopping 50% of the series is filled with unnecessary low IQ filler episodes. These fillers not only make the characters seem less intelligent and useless, but also made storyline unatractive.
The filler stories are nothing short of garbage. Fillers backstab the essence of Bleach, turning the entire anime experience into ...
Apr 7, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Bleach is a story with a lot of potential. It falls short almost every time it has a chance to impress the viewer/reader. Almost every fight goes the same way, a new move/form is either discovered or they get reinforcements, the character depth doesn’t get explored very much throughout the series for well over half of the cast, everyone is often times fairly one dimensional as well, one can also argue the lore feels very strung together at times and serves the plot at complete randomness, arcs drag on a bit too long and overstay their welcome, arcs repeat similar patterns as previous ones, the ...
Mar 26, 2024
Spanning 366 episodes, Bleach is regarded as one of the big shonen shows out there, sitting at the same table as One Piece, Naruto and Dragonball. Watching it in 2024, however, I can tell you that Bleach aged like milk.

First of all, I could sit here and talk about fillers all day, but we've all seen the memes. Bleach is *at least* 45% filler, but even that is a generous number. If you remove all the useless shonen tropes like pointless flashbacks, repetitive shouts, long running scenes, still shots, slow camera panning and reused frames, you'll soon realize that Bleach is more like 70% filler.

Bleach ...

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