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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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Series cast summary:
Johnny Yong Bosch ...  Ichigo Kurosaki / ... 283 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
Wally Wingert ...  Renji Abarai / ... 136 episodes, 2004-2012
Kirk Thornton ...  Narrator / ... 136 episodes, 2004-2011
Steve Staley ...  Toshiro Hitsugaya / ... 124 episodes, 2005-2012
Masakazu Morita ...  Ichigo Kurosaki / ... 116 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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Country:

Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

9 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bleach See more »

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TV Tokyo, Dentsu, Pierrot See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.33 : 1
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According to director Noriyaki Abe, the anime ended before adapting Bleach's final manga arc, the Thousand-Year Blood War, because the anime was too close to the manga that they had to ask Tite Kubo, mangaka of Bleach, for what would happen next. The production of episodes starts months in advance according to him, and at the time the anime ended, the manga was only 4 chapters ahead, which wasn't enough to start a new anime season. See more »

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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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Action, redefined
28 March 2005 | by alannon19See all my reviews

For anyone who enjoys action anime, this is the stuff to watch. Bleach revolves around Kurosaki Ichigo, a regular always-grouchy high-schooler who for some strange reason is able to see the souls of the dead around him. Although they are not usually dangerous, there are some called 'hollows' that aim to eat the regular ones, and on one fateful night, his entire family is put in danger by them. A death god, Kuchiki Rukia, happens to be there to battle these creatures, and after a dangerous mistake she is forced to give her powers to Ichigo in order to defeat the monster.

Henceforth, Ichigo has to take over her duties as a death god, protecting good spirits and other humans from hollows. The action in this series is stylish and fast paced, and the story line has you wanting more almost every episode. Ichigo is funny because of his ever-grouchy personality, and his friends are just as hilarious in their own way.

If you watch any anime at all this year, make Bleach number 1 on that list.


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