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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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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:
2 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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(85 articles)
User Reviews:
Great anime. See more (51 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 / ... (172 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 (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
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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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Trivia:
The anime was finished before the manga.bankaiSee more »
Quotes:
Kon:I should report you to the stuffed animal rights organization!See more »
Soundtrack:
Sakura BiyoriSee more »

FAQ

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37 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Great anime., 6 October 2007
Author: willisx90 from United States

I'm not amused that so many people expect this series to be funny. It seems like most people just gave up watching it after the first episode. Frankly, if you don't know who Kenpachi Zaraki is then you shouldn't even be granting advice on this series.

Listen, this is a series made to be dramatic and also to show people beat the hell out of each other with swords. It's probably one of the best animes in terms of plot twists and character development. (It's also the only one that has ever caught my interest.) If you expect to see robot chicken style antics in ANY A.S. anime then you are crap out of luck. But as for anime, this will not leave you bored.

The only reason it isn't a ten is because of the nobodies selected to give voice-over jobs in yet another American anime. To get the best quality I would highly suggest finding the Japanese versions online with English- or another respective-subtitle.

domo

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