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Synonyms: Bleach Official Character Book SoulS, Bleach 0, Bleach Pilot, Bleach Short Story Edition
Japanese: BLEACH


Type: One-shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: Dec , 2000
Genres: ActionAction, ShounenShounen, SupernaturalSupernatural
Authors: Kubo, Tite (Story & Art)
Serialization: Akamaru Jump


Score: 6.701 (scored by 34973,497 users)
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Ranked: #108292
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Popularity: #1994
Members: 6,709
Favorites: 167
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Original pilot one-shot for Bleach, with Ichigo becoming a substitute Soul Reaper thanks to an alien being. It is a simple storyline that revolves around Orihime and her father and after all is said and done, Ichigo goes back to being his normal self.


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Aug 18, 2013
RukuKabe (All reviews)
I believe the other review mentions that this is simply a rip off of the acidwire arc, but I'd like to go ahead and point out to anyone reading both reviews that this is the original one shot that gave birth to the entire bleach series, so keep in mind that in a sense the acidwire arc was taken from this one shot. With that being said:

The bleach short story is top notch as far as one shots go. The artwork may not seem to compare to Kubo's current style, but at it's time and even on it's own it is extremely well drawn in read more
Jan 18, 2009
Lobo_Blanco (All reviews)
When I began to read this,I thought it would be something I hadn't seen before.After looking through it,it felt like deja vu.It was basically Acidwire all over again.He was just replaced with Orihime's dad.It's been done before.Don't do it again.No offence to anybody who liked this,but I just didn't like it as much as I liked the original.If you feel like reading the same thing over again,that's your choice.I personally didn't want the Sora story all over again.
Dec 13, 2016
superspartan177 (All reviews)
This was a idea that became what is now Bleach and I have to say Im happy this got popularity and became that great piece of art that it is. Some parts that were changed around im pretty happy with because it would have sucked if some people died that originally hadn't or the jobs and people changed in ways they didnt in the new one. In all I enjoyed it and am happy it was created. The original (this) changed some things in the current bleach that in my case I would prefer since I cant say what it is ill let it go read more

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