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Release Date:
5 October 2004 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
Possessed! See more »
Plot:
High school student Kurosaki Ichigo is unlike any ordinary kid. Why? Because he can see ghosts. Ever since a young age... See more »
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Cast

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Johnny Yong Bosch ... Ichigo Kurosaki / ... (275 episodes, 2004-2014)
Michelle Ruff ... Rukia Kuchiki / ... (199 episodes, 2004-2011)

Stephanie Sheh ... Orihime Inoue / ... (191 episodes, 2004-2011)
Jamieson Price ... Yasutora 'Chad' Sado / ... (165 episodes, 2004-2014)
Derek Stephen Prince ... Uryu Ishida / ... (145 episodes, 2004-2011)
Kirk Thornton ... Narrator / ... (138 episodes, 2004-2011)

Wally Wingert ... Renji Abarai / ... (130 episodes, 2004-2011)

Steve Staley ... Toshiro Hitsugaya / ... (121 episodes, 2004-2011)
Masakazu Morita ... Kurosaki Ichigo / ... (113 episodes, 2004-2012)
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Series Directed by
Wendee Lee (6 episodes, 2006)
Noriyuki Abe (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Writing credits
Jessica Renslow (334 episodes, 2004-2011)
Tite Kubo (50 episodes, 2004-2006)
Liam O'Brien (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Masashi Sogo (2 episodes, 2004)
Natsuko Takahashi (2 episodes, 2004)
Michiko Yokote (2 episodes, 2004)
Genki Yoshimura (2 episodes, 2004)

Series Produced by
Jamie Simone .... producer (223 episodes, 2004-2014)
 
Series Production Management
William Germain .... production manager / production supervisor (25 episodes, 2004-2005)
 
Series Sound Department
David W. Barr .... dialogue recording engineer / adr recordist (148 episodes, 2004-2009)
Eric Lewis .... adr engineer (134 episodes, 2004-2007)
Kirk Thornton .... adr director (74 episodes, 2004-2006)
Wendee Lee .... adr director (25 episodes, 2004-2005)
Shirô Sagisu .... soundtrack (20 episodes, 2004-2005)
James Lafferty .... post-production coordinator (14 episodes, 2007-2009)
 
Series Animation Department
Toshihiko Masuda .... key animator (6 episodes, 2009-2014)
Seiya Numata .... key animator (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Hironori Tanaka .... key animator (3 episodes, 2009-2011)
 
Series Music Department
William Germain .... music coordinator (25 episodes, 2004-2005)
 
Series Other crew
Jessica Renslow .... production coordinator (334 episodes, 2004-2011)
Suzanne Goldish .... voice director (119 episodes, 2006-2011)
Wendee Lee .... adr director / voice director (91 episodes, 2004-2008)
Lindsey Myers .... production coordinator (44 episodes, 2004-2007)
Steve Kramer .... voice director (40 episodes, 2008-2009)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn .... voice director (36 episodes, 2009-2010)
Michael Sorich .... voice director (31 episodes, 2004-2007)
Kirk Thornton .... voice director (31 episodes, 2004-2007)
Jeff Nimoy .... voice director (22 episodes, 2008)
 

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Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Canada:PG (Manitoba) (some episodes) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) (vol 2) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Canada:14+ (TV rating) | Germany:16 (some episodes) | Germany:12 (some episodes) | New Zealand:M (some episodes) | New Zealand:PG (some episodes) | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | UK:12 | UK:15 (volume 1) | USA:TV-14 | USA:TV-PG (some early episodes)

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Quotes:
Ichigo Kurosaki:Eh-eah.
[wipes away blood]
Ikkaku Madarame:I don't get it.
Ichigo Kurosaki:Hm?...
Ikkaku Madarame:Sure there's some distance between us, but only a novice unfamiliar with fighting would allow a hand to leave his sword during a match!
Ichigo Kurosaki:Why don't you just shut your trap! Alright? I got blood in my eyes! So I just stopped to wipe it away!
Ikkaku Madarame:Even shallow wounds above the eye bleed profusely.
[removes a cap on the end of his hilt]
Ichigo Kurosaki:[puzzled] Mm!
Ikkaku Madarame:[dabbing his fingers in an ointment inside his hilt] Therefore you must stop the bleeding...
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sakura BiyoriSee more »

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41 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
Bleach off to a good start in the US, 10 September 2006
Author: TheHarshAndLastWord from United States

So it's finally hit the US shores. Bleach. What is Bleach exactly? In simple turns it's Yu Yu Hakusho meets 7 Samurai, except substitute the 7 for a much much larger number. The story revolves around 15 year old Ichigo Kurosaki who seems to able to see dead people, except he's not as emo as that 6th Sense Kid. By a chance encounter he meets Rukia who is a Soul Reaper, or to the old fans "shinigami". She cannot be seen by humans, but strangely enough Ichigo and can see her and even touch her. After being completely knocked to the ground she strangely stares at Ichigo surprised and bewildered. Her job is to send souls that are worthy to the "Soul Society" which is a much much less divine heaven. She must also battle and defeat Hollows which are evil souls that have gone astray. A bit much? Not really, this is just the basis of the series but after episode 14 or 15 I guarantee you the excitement factor will jump through the roof. I am glad to say that Cartoon Network kept the original intro Asterisk by Orange Range, same with the ending credits. Bleach has always had the great music w/ the fashionable intros. Overall it's a mystic story with a modern day twist and am sure it'll appeal to anyone any age. The voice acting is on par and decided to use Johnny Yong Bosch, you may remember him as the Black Power Ranger or as Vash the Stampede's voice. Overall I don't see any major problems, good clean fun and clear skies ahead. Let's just hope they don't dumb down Bleach like they did Naruto. So here's to Bleach and it's successful first run on US soil..

ps I'm surprised they kept in the word "Zanpakutou", that's a very good sign.

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