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BleachBleach (γƒ–γƒͺーチ)Bleach
135 TV Episodes (currently ongoing), 2 OVA specials, 2 movies
September 9, 2006Oct. 5, 2004 - present
Viz, StudiopolisStudio Pierrot/TV Tokyo/Dentsu
Tite Kubo
Noriyuki Abe
Action, Comedy, Eastern FantasyAction, Comedy, Eastern Fantasy
Byakuya KuchikiByakuya Kuchiki
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D-Roy LinkerDi Roy Rinker
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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 βŠ• Chief AD/Light Operator βŠ•
Isane Kotetsu Isane Kotetsu Eikichiro Saido βŠ• Eikichiro Saido βŠ•
Isshin Kurosaki Isshin Kurosaki Fishbone D βŠ• Fishbone D βŠ•
Izuru Kira Izuru Kira Fisher Grand βŠ• Fisher Grand βŠ•
Jyuushiro Ukitake Jyuushiro Ukitake Ganjuu Shiba βŠ• Ganjuu Shiba βŠ•
Kaname Tousen Kaname Tousen Grand Fisher βŠ• Grand Fisher βŠ•
Karin Kurosaki Karin Kurosaki Harutoki βŠ• Harutoki βŠ•
Kenpachi Zaraki Kenpachi Zaraki Hashigami βŠ• Hashigami βŠ•
Kisuke Urahara ("Manager") Kisuke Urahara ("Manager") Hinagiku βŠ• Hinagiku βŠ•
Kon Kon Hironari Horiuchi (episode 22) βŠ• Hironari Horiuchi (episode 22) βŠ•
Luppi Luppi Hospital Hollow βŠ• Hospital Hollow βŠ•
Mayuri Kurotsuchi Mayuri Kurotsuchi Ikkaku Madarame βŠ• Ikkaku Madarame βŠ•
Michiru Ogawa Michiru Ogawa Jinta Hanakari βŠ• Jinta Hanakari βŠ•
Momo Hinamori Momo Hinamori Jushiro Ukitake βŠ• Jushiro Ukitake βŠ•
Nanao Ise Nanao Ise Kagine-sensei βŠ• Kagine-sensei βŠ•
Neliel Tu Oderschvank Neliel Tu Oderschvank Keigo Asano βŠ• Keigo Asano βŠ•
Nemu Kurotsuchi Nemu Kurotsuchi Kendo Teacher βŠ• Kendo Teacher βŠ•
Orihime Inoue Orihime Inoue Koukichirou Takezoe βŠ• Koukichirou Takezoe βŠ•
Rangiku Matsumoto Rangiku Matsumoto Mahana Natsui βŠ• Mahana Natsui βŠ•
Renji Abarai Renji Abarai Masaki Kurosaki βŠ• Masaki Kurosaki βŠ•
Retsu Unohana Retsu Unohana Mizuiro Kojima βŠ• Mizuiro Kojima βŠ•
Rikichi Rikichi Ms. Ito βŠ• Ms. Ito βŠ•
Rukia Kuchiki Rukia Kuchiki Noba βŠ• Noba βŠ•
Ryo Kunieda Ryo Kunieda Numb Chandelier βŠ• Numb Chandelier βŠ•
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryusai Ogawa Michuru βŠ• Ogawa Michuru βŠ•
Shuhei Hisagi Shuhei Hisagi Oscar Joaquin de la Rosa βŠ• Oscar Joaquin de la Rosa βŠ•
Shun'o Shun'o Ryohei βŠ• Ryohei βŠ•
Shunsui Kyouraku Shunsui Kyouraku Shibata the Parakeet βŠ• Shibata the Parakeet βŠ•
Shōta Toyokawa Shōta Toyokawa Shigeo βŠ• Shigeo βŠ•
Soi Fon Soi Fon Shrieker βŠ• Shrieker βŠ•
Sousuke Aizen Sousuke Aizen Sora Inoue βŠ• Sora Inoue βŠ•
Tatsuki Arisawa Tatsuki Arisawa Tatsuki Arisawa βŠ• Tatsuki Arisawa βŠ•
Tia Harribel Tia Harribel Ururu Tsumugiya βŠ• Ururu Tsumugiya βŠ•
Toushiro Hitsugaya Toushiro Hitsugaya Yasutora Sado βŠ• Yasutora Sado βŠ•

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.

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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