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"Bleach" (2004) More at IMDbPro »TV series 2004-2012

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Bleach: Season 16: Episode 1 -- A mysterious man who calls himself "Muramasa" appears in the Seireitei to declare war against the Soul Reapers. Using his powers, Muramasa gives physical form to the Zanpakuto and liberates them from the captains and lieutenants of the 13 Court Guard Squads.


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Release Date:
5 October 2004 (Japan) See more »
Possessed! See more »
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 »
2 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 176)

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)

Series Directed by
Wendee Lee (6 episodes, 2006)
Noriyuki Abe (2 episodes, 2007)
Series Writing credits
Jessica Renslow (333 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
Joshua Lopez .... co-producer (293 episodes, 2006-2012)
Jamie Simone .... producer (237 episodes, 2004-2012)
Reginald Rhoades .... associate producer (177 episodes, 2006-2012)
Series Original Music by
Shirô Sagisu (366 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)
Suzanne Goldish .... adr mixer (50 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 (333 episodes, 2004-2011)
Suzanne Goldish .... voice director (135 episodes, 2006-2012)
Wendee Lee .... adr director / voice director (91 episodes, 2004-2008)
Sierra Leoni .... Production Coordinator (85 episodes, 2006-2012)
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
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
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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Named after the creator's, Tite Kubo, favorite Nirvana album Bleach.See more »
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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Referenced in J-Stars Victory Vs (2014) (VG)See more »
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72 out of 80 people found the following review useful.
Bleach is addicting and just plain awesome!, 3 July 2007
Author: babyblue04002 from United States

When I first started watching Bleach it was because I had nothing else to do, i caught it around episode 5. After i watched two shows i was completely hooked. I love everything, the characters, the animation everything! I was running around like a mad woman trying to catch up on the episodes. For main characters we have

Ichigo: A normal 15 year old boy, except for the fact he can see spirits. He's torn up over his mothers death and he's angry. Rukia: A past soul reaper who's lost her powers helps Ichigo all while trying to understand him. Kon: A mod spirit who is actually really funny, i love that he was added to the show.

Once you start watching your captivated for the next half hour, as soon as i turn on Bleach the next thing i know its over.

There are no words to explain how much i love this show, and i know i'm not the only one.

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