Bleach (2004–2014)

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High school student Kurosaki Ichigo is unlike any ordinary kid. Why? Because he can see ghosts. Ever since a young age, he's been able to see spirits from the afterlife. Ichigo's life ... See full summary »

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 Ichigo Kurosaki / ... (278 episodes, 2004-2014)
Michelle Ruff ...
 Rukia Kuchiki / ... (202 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Orihime Inoue / ... (193 episodes, 2004-2012)
Jamieson Price ...
 Yasutora 'Chad' Sado / ... (168 episodes, 2004-2014)
Derek Stephen Prince ...
 Uryu Ishida / ... (146 episodes, 2004-2011)
Kirk Thornton ...
 Narrator / ... (138 episodes, 2004-2011)
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 Renji Abarai / ... (131 episodes, 2004-2012)
Steve Staley ...
 Toshiro Hitsugaya / ... (122 episodes, 2004-2012)
Masakazu Morita ...
 Kurosaki Ichigo / ... (113 episodes, 2004-2012)
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High school student Kurosaki Ichigo is unlike any ordinary kid. Why? Because he can see ghosts. Ever since a young age, he's been able to see spirits from the afterlife. Ichigo's life completely changes one day when he and his two sisters are attacked by an evil, hungry and tormented spirit known as a Hollow. Right in the nick of time, Ichigo and his siblings are aided by a Shinigami (Death God) named Kuchiki Rukia, whose responsibility it is to send good spirits (Pluses) to the afterlife known as Soul Society, and to purify Hollows and send them up to Soul Society. But during the fight against the Hollow, Rukia is injured and must transfer her powers to Ichigo. With this newly acquired power, so begins Kurosaki Ichigo's training and duty as a Shinigami to maintain the balance between the world of the living and the world of the dead... Written by Agent Neuman (corrected by Kijarat)

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Ikkaku Madarame: At least... tell me your name.
Ichigo Kurosaki: Ichigo Kurosaki.
Ikkaku Madarame: Huh, Ichigo? That's a good name.
Ichigo Kurosaki: You think so? No one's ever told me that before.
Ikkaku Madarame: Yeah they say that guys with Ichi in their names are overflowing with talent and good looks. At least that's what I've heard...
Ikkaku Madarame: I'm Third Seat Assistant Adjutant Squad 11. Ikkaku Madarame! Well, Ichi, what say we be friends!
Ichigo Kurosaki: Huh! Ain't gonna happen...
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Sakura Biyori
(Tenth Ending Theme - episodes #109-120)
Written by Mai Hoshimura
Performed by Mai Hoshimura
Courtesy of Sony Music Japan
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Action, redefined
28 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For anyone who enjoys action anime, this is the stuff to watch. Bleach revolves around Kurosaki Ichigo, a regular always-grouchy high-schooler who for some strange reason is able to see the souls of the dead around him. Although they are not usually dangerous, there are some called 'hollows' that aim to eat the regular ones, and on one fateful night, his entire family is put in danger by them. A death god, Kuchiki Rukia, happens to be there to battle these creatures, and after a dangerous mistake she is forced to give her powers to Ichigo in order to defeat the monster.

Henceforth, Ichigo has to take over her duties as a death god, protecting good spirits and other humans from hollows. The action in this series is stylish and fast paced, and the story line has you wanting more almost every episode. Ichigo is funny because of his ever-grouchy personality, and his friends are just as hilarious in their own way.

If you watch any anime at all this year, make Bleach number 1 on that list.


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