High school student Kurosaki Ichigo is unlike any ordinary kid because he can see ghosts. After an accident with a hollow, he got a power.So begins Kurosaki Ichigo's training and duty as a Shinigami, Soul Reaper.

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 Ichigo Kurosaki / ... (287 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Rukia Kuchiki / ... (208 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Orihime Inoue / ... (198 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Yasutora 'Chad' Sado / ... (172 episodes, 2004-2012)
Derek Stephen Prince ...
 Uryu Ishida / ... (152 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Narrator / ... (138 episodes, 2004-2011)
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 Renji Abarai / ... (136 episodes, 2004-2012)
Steve Staley ...
 Toshiro Hitsugaya / ... (126 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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Rukia Kuchiki: [seeing Claude in his 'stuffed animal' body] He's so-so cute.
[Claude makes puzzled noise; suddenly Rukia grabs & hugs him]
Rukia Kuchiki: [voice higher pitched] Ooh I just love him!
[rubbing her cheek on his head]
Rukia Kuchiki: He looks just like my Chappy!
Kon: Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey! What's the big idea? I thought I was the one you loved the best! How can love be so cruel?
[Rukia keeps cuddling Claude]
Orihime Inoue: [sounding apologetic] You mean alot to me Rukia; but as much as I'd like to, I can't give you 'Claude'.
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Tabidatsu Kimi e (On a Journey to You
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[Twenty Third]
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Excellent Versatile Anime
7 October 2006 | by (Baltimore, Maryland, USA) – See all my reviews

I first heard the title "Bleach" in a newspaper article covering Otakon in Baltimore, and I sought out the series with nothing but what I thought was a cryptic title.

The 108 episodes of Bleach that are out so far comprise more than 80 hrs of action, the careful fleshing-out of richly detailed main characters and a HUGE cast of supporting characters, multi-layered conflicts, and a solid soundtrack.

Every episode leaves you knowing a little bit more about the Bleach universe, while doing a great job mixing often operatic drama with manic comedy. Bleach knows 90% of the time when to not take itself too seriously, and the comic timing is usually on the money.

As for the best way to watch Bleach, I've recently gotten used to the English voices and they're not THAT bad, its just there's so much in the original Japanese that is left out. It's not as natural or well-flowing as the Japanese, but after closer inspection, it is tolerable for those who cannot abide subtitles.


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