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Anime Profile: Bleach

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Japanese Info
Bleach Bleach(ブリーチ) Bleach
  135 TV Episodes(currently ongoing), 2 OVA specials, 2 movies
September 9, 2006 Oct. 5, 2004 - present
Viz, Studiopolis Studio Pierrot/TV Tokyo/Dentsu
  Tite Kubo
  Noriyuki Abe
Action, Comedy, Eastern Fantasy Action, Comedy, Eastern Fantasy
Byakuya Kuchiki Byakuya Kuchiki
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Cain Cain
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Chad Chad
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Chizuru Chizuru
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D-Roy Linker Di Roy Rinker
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-- more listed below -- -- more listed below --

Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon.

Anime Characters: Bleach

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Byakuya Kuchiki Byakuya Kuchiki Tsubaki Tsubaki
Cain Cain Ulquiorra Ulquiorra
Chad Chad Uryuu Ishida Uryuu Ishida
Chizuru Chizuru Yachiru Kusajishi Yachiru Kusajishi
D-Roy Linker Di Roy Rinker Yoruichi Shihouin Yoruichi Shihouin
Don Kanonji Don Kanonji Yoshi Yoshi
Gin Ichimaru Gin Ichimaru Yumichika Ayasegawa Yumichika Ayasegawa
Grimmjow Jaggerjack Grimmjow Jaggerjack Yuzu Kurosaki Yuzu Kurosaki
Hanatarou Yamada Hanatarou Yamada Zangetsu Zangetsu
Ichigo Kurosaki Ichigo Kurosaki Chief AD/Light Operator Chief AD/Light Operator
Isane Kotetsu Isane Kotetsu Eikichiro Saido Eikichiro Saido
Isshin Kurosaki Isshin Kurosaki Fishbone D Fishbone D
Izuru Kira Izuru Kira Fisher Grand Fisher Grand
Jyuushiro Ukitake Jyuushiro Ukitake Ganjuu Shiba Ganjuu Shiba
Kaname Tousen Kaname Tousen Grand Fisher Grand Fisher
Karin Kurosaki Karin Kurosaki Harutoki Harutoki
Kenpachi Zaraki Kenpachi Zaraki Hashigami Hashigami
Kisuke Urahara("Manager") Kisuke Urahara("Manager") Hinagiku Hinagiku
Kon Kon Hironari Horiuchi(episode 22) Hironari Horiuchi(episode 22)
Luppi Luppi Hospital Hollow Hospital Hollow
Mayuri Kurotsuchi Mayuri Kurotsuchi Ikkaku Madarame Ikkaku Madarame
Michiru Ogawa Michiru Ogawa Jinta Hanakari Jinta Hanakari
Momo Hinamori Momo Hinamori Jushiro Ukitake Jushiro Ukitake
Nanao Ise Nanao Ise Kagine-sensei Kagine-sensei
Neliel Tu Oderschvank Neliel Tu Oderschvank Keigo Asano Keigo Asano
Nemu Kurotsuchi Nemu Kurotsuchi Kendo Teacher Kendo Teacher
Orihime Inoue Orihime Inoue Koukichirou Takezoe Koukichirou Takezoe
Rangiku Matsumoto Rangiku Matsumoto Mahana Natsui Mahana Natsui
Renji Abarai Renji Abarai Masaki Kurosaki Masaki Kurosaki
Retsu Unohana Retsu Unohana Mizuiro Kojima Mizuiro Kojima
Rikichi Rikichi Ms. Ito Ms. Ito
Rukia Kuchiki Rukia Kuchiki Noba Noba
Ryo Kunieda Ryo Kunieda Numb Chandelier Numb Chandelier
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryusai Ogawa Michuru Ogawa Michuru
Shuhei Hisagi Shuhei Hisagi Oscar Joaquin de la Rosa Oscar Joaquin de la Rosa
Shun'o Shun'o Ryohei Ryohei
Shunsui Kyouraku Shunsui Kyouraku Shibata the Parakeet Shibata the Parakeet
Shōta Toyokawa Shōta Toyokawa Shigeo Shigeo
Soi Fon Soi Fon Shrieker Shrieker
Sousuke Aizen Sousuke Aizen Sora Inoue Sora Inoue
Tatsuki Arisawa Tatsuki Arisawa Tatsuki Arisawa Tatsuki Arisawa
Tia Harribel Tia Harribel Ururu Tsumugiya Ururu Tsumugiya
Toushiro Hitsugaya Toushiro Hitsugaya Yasutora Sado Yasutora Sado

Anime Description: Bleach

He may look older than he is, and he may also seem like your average student with a bad attitude, but you can rest assured that fifteen year old Ichigo "Strawberry" Kurosaki is far from normal. You see, one day a Soul Reaper (Shinigami, or "death god") named Rukia Kuchiki appeared in Ichigo's town. Only after Ichigo's family is attacked by a creature known as a Hollow does Ichigo believe Rukia is actually a Shinigami.

Rukia gives her power to Ichigo so he could fight for her. Many souls walk the Earth when they do not pass on to heaven (known as soul society in this anime). It has been the job of death gods to send these souls to soul society either through a ritual, or by killing a Hollow.

Anyway, taking Rukia's powers and becoming a death god was never on Ichigo's to-do list, but somehow things don't always turn out like we expect. Now Ichigo must fight the Hollows for Rukia until her powers return so she can go back to soul society... except this all goes a little different than expected... so go see for yourself what happens.

I would rate this with an R rating, but not due to language. It is because it has so much violence.

Note: Oddly enough, they even made a musical out of this series.

Anime Description: Bleach

Ichigo Kurosaki is a 15 year old with a gift. He has the ability to see ghosts and spirits, and uses it to help the dead with unfinished business. One day, Ichigo meets a Shinigami (Grim Reaper) named Rukia Kuchiki (who is also a member of the mysterious Soul Society) and passes on her powers onto Ichigo in order to save his family.

As Rukia gains a more human form, they discover the supernatural threat of the Hollows, spirits that suck the souls from the living. Together, they solve different cases involving different spirits and the cause of the Hollow's arrival. However, Rukia is punished for disobeying the rules of the Soul Society. Eventually after saving Rukia, Ichigo becomes a full-fledged member of the Soul Society and thus begins their mission to hunt town and terminate the Hollows.

After coming back from the Soul Society, Ichigo and friends (without Rukia) meet and are attacked by Nova, Rinrin, and Cloud, three other Mod-souls created by Kisuke Urahara (though they don't know this). After getting them into stuffed animal form, they meet Bountos (or vampires or something like that). They use dolls (like Shinigamis' zanpakutos) to defeat their enemies and they turn to ashes after they're killed.

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