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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16
Release Date:
5 October 2004 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
Possessed! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary »
Awards:
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(85 articles)
User Reviews:
A great series, all the way See more (44 total) »

Cast

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Johnny Yong Bosch ... Ichigo Kurosaki / ... (287 episodes, 2004-2012)
Michelle Ruff ... Rukia Kuchiki / ... (208 episodes, 2004-2012)

Stephanie Sheh ... Orihime Inoue / ... (198 episodes, 2004-2012)
Jamieson Price ... Yasutora 'Chad' Sado / ... (173 episodes, 2004-2012)
Derek Stephen Prince ... Uryu Ishida / ... (152 episodes, 2004-2012)
Kirk Thornton ... Narrator / ... (138 episodes, 2004-2011)

Wally Wingert ... Renji Abarai / ... (136 episodes, 2004-2012)
Steve Staley ... Toshiro Hitsugaya / ... (126 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 (237 episodes, 2004-2012)
 
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, 2009-2011)
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 (135 episodes, 2006-2012)
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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24 min
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Certification:
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:
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'.
[gasps; face suddenly looks serious]
Orihime Inoue:We both want the same man; it's a love triangle!
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Jump Super Stars (2005) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sakura BiyoriSee more »

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40 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
A great series, all the way, 30 April 2007
Author: teraneugenio from Argentina

I first saw the Bleach manga, and I was absolutely trapped by the story, mixture of Saint Seiya, Dragon Ball, Samurai 7; even though Bleach has a signature of its own.

Usually, when I watch an anime AFTER I read the manga, I get a little bit disappointed, because of poor animation, misplaced character voice acting, etc. But Bleach, far from letting me down, got me even more hooked to the story.

Kurosaki Ichigo, a middle-schooler from Karakura Town, has a very rare ability: he can see dead people. This ability will find itself enhanced one night that Ichigo accidentally meets Kuchiki Rukia, a Shinigami (Death God). Rukia, as all other Shinigamis, dedicates her time to slay Hollows, monsters that devour human souls. Just watch the first chapter... you'll get hooked right away.

Here's a little thing you should know. Bleach manga writer, Kubo Tite, is still drawing Bleach. So the story is not over. So, how does this affect the anime? Bleach, starting in chapter 63 or so, begins what is commonly known as a "filler": chapters on the anime that are not drawn in the manga, created with the sole purpose of giving the author time to finish the manga.

Bleach's filler is... um... not so good. At least, not as good as the non-filler anime. You can watch it, but it will not add much to the real story. The real "second season" of Bleach comes around the 105th episode or so. And it absolutely, definitely, seriously, no-kidding-around-on-this-one, ROCKS!!

The only thing I have against Bleach, and so I put a 9 Vote to it, is that I don't like long series, such as Naruto or One Piece. In fact, I don't watch either, but Bleach, I'll watch it until it ends, because it is seriously worth it. Trust me, it's great.

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