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Bleach

Bleach

Alternative Titles

English: Bleach
Japanese: BLEACH

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 74
Chapters: 705
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 7, 2001 to Aug 22, 2016
Authors: Kubo, Tite (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)

Statistics

Score: 7.811 (scored by 108232 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet published' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #14942
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2
Members: 169,742
Favorites: 23,681
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Volumes: /74
Chapters: /705

Synopsis

Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts, but this ability doesn't change his life nearly as much as his close encounter with Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper and member of the mysterious Soul Society. While fighting a Hollow, an evil spirit that preys on humans who display psychic energy, Rukia attempts to lend Ichigo some of her powers so that he can save his family; but much to her surprise, Ichigo absorbs every last drop of her energy. Now a full-fledged Soul Reaper himself, Ichigo quickly learns that the world he inhabits is one full of dangerous spirits and, along with Rukia—who is slowly regaining her powers—it's Ichigo's job to protect the innocent from Hollows and help the spirits themselves find peace.

(Source: ANN)

Background

In 2005, Bleach won the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award in the shounen category.

The series has been published in English by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint since July 6, 2004 and in 3-in-1 omnibus edition since June 7, 2011; a hardcover collector's edition for volume one was released by VIZ Media on August 5, 2008. It has also been published in Portuguese (Brazil) by Panini Comics and Planet Manga since July 2007.

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Characters

Kurosaki, Ichigo
Kurosaki, Ichigo
Main
Kuchiki, Rukia
Kuchiki, Rukia
Main
Inoue, Orihime
Inoue, Orihime
Main
Ishida, Uryuu
Ishida, Uryuu
Main
Sado, Yasutora
Sado, Yasutora
Main
Hitsugaya, Toushirou
Hitsugaya, Toushirou
Supporting
Zaraki, Kenpachi
Zaraki, Kenpachi
Supporting


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Sykadel
Dec 20, 2008
Back when I was just beginning to watch anime and read manga, Bleach was one of the first subbed anime that I picked up. I eventually started reading the manga and I really enjoyed it. However, after the end of the arc where Ichigo manages to save Rukia, everything went downhill from there.

The story was very good up to the end of the Soul Society arc as it was always very suspenseful and the fights were well-contrived. However, after that arc was done, you have a plethora of new characters and new plot devices stuffed down your throat and you are never quite given the read more
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sushiisawesome
Jul 25, 2013
Oh great, yet another Bleach review. Fantastic.

Before countless people flame me and press the "Not Helpful' button because I gave Bleach a comparatively low score to the rest of MAL, please do note that I didn't think Bleach was bad. Bleach was good, REALLY good at the beginning. The series introduced a wide variety of fantastic concepts, a charismatic and love-able cast of characters and has some of the most adrenaline pumping battles I've ever read in any manga. I'm fully aware that the fan-base of the shonen demographic has become increasingly desperate for series that have originality, adrenaline pumping battles and brilliant storytelling.
While not read more
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Darkchao45
Jan 8, 2010
Bleach is a like a roller coaster ride. It has its dull moments but also has its exciting moments. If you are an avid reader, you will know what i am talking about, If this is your first time reading Bleach then i hope you give it a chance and see what this wonderful manga is about.

Sure it has the typical Shounen components, but it is more original than you would think. Bleach has many mysteries that have yet to be revealed, keeping you always wondering and wanting more. Give it a try if you have not already and see for yourself since everyone read more
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supermario23
Jun 11, 2009
Dubbed as one of Jump's "Unholy Trinity", Bleach epitomizes the typical action shonen manga--fighting, fighting, fighting, fighting, and did I say fighting? Brainless power level tripe. To be fair, fighting manga can also be great, if it could be balanced with a well-crafted plot and sublime character development. Too bad Bleach also epitomizes the term "mediocrity" and what's more, wallows in it in an almost deliberate fashion(Despite being my gateway back to being an active fan of manga and anime in general).


Bleach's story is generic shonen tripe. Boy lives a normal high school life, girl pops up out of nowhere, turns out the boy has read more
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