Bleach: Memories in the Rain

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Synonyms: Bleach: Jump Festa 2004, ブリーチ Memories in the Rain
Japanese: BLEACH Memories in the Rain
English: Bleach: Memories in the Rain
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 18, 2004
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 29 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.181 (scored by 7093270,932 users)
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Ranked: #33542
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Popularity: #1746
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Kurosaki Ichigo, the temporary Shinigami(Death God) for Kuchiki Rukia, discovers his mother's killer as one of the Hollows he has been hunting. He does battle with it in a prideful battle of revenge. This Special is actually a flashback of previous episodes in Bleach. After the ending credits, a short plays showing Shinigami and their Zanpakutos to "Number One" from the Bleach Soundtrack.

Characters & Voice Actors


Abe, Noriyuki
Morita, Masakazu
Theme Song Performance
Orikasa, Fumiko
Theme Song Performance
Kubo, Tite
Original Creator


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Ending Theme

"Memories in the Rain" by Morita Masakazu & Orikasa Fumiko


Oct 20, 2020
In the real world, many people have a way with words, but in Anime, very few have their way with OSTs. Bleach is one of if not the only one that comes to mind when envisioning a good selection of soundtracks.

This special episode is the first Bleach OVA that debuted as a feature in Jump Fest 2004, it's an alternative version of the Memories in Rain mini-arc from the Anime and Manga series, I don't recognize any striking differences from broth versions, it's a good standalone arc that presents Ichigo as a character and highlights his defects and strengths.
Nov 22, 2009
Well First off i'm gonna say that this OVA: Memories in the Rain was made as a pilot before bleach was ever aired. It comprises of parts from episodes 7, 8 and 9 with alterations of course, it's more true to the manga which is a plus.

So don't get it into your head like some of the other reviewers that this is an addition to the main series of Bleach.

The art and sound are a step up from the series which is good to note; nice background music and clearer and more defined animation.

Also the seiyuu of Kon is Tite Kubo the creator of Bleach ...
Sep 28, 2011
Mixed Feelings
I do love bleach but this special doesn’t anything special on it. I can say that there was an improvement on the art and the BGM but as per story, it just like they took one episode from the original anime series and added “little” into it. Nothing really new to look out for. I’m just a little disappointed because I am really expecting more. It’s just I am just watching an episode that I’ve seen before.

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