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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 11384481,138,448 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7212
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #39
Members: 1,978,791
Favorites: 74,049

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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.

Characters & Voice Actors


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


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 24, 2018
Bleach will always warm my heart no matter how many times I watch it. There are scenes in this anime that I consider iconic to the anime community, regardless of how many people disagree with me, I truly believe Tite Kubo inspired greatness in so many fans. He has the most beautiful artwork I've seen in manga, and while the anime doesn't quite reach the level of skill Kubo possessed, it still presented a beautiful adaptation of his story in a way that impacted millions of people around the world.

You can argue that it has cliche moments, or maybe some flat characters, and yeah, the ...
Apr 28, 2015
Mixed Feelings

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 ...
Mar 6, 2015
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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 ...

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