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Anime Profile: Bleach

USA Info
Japanese Info
Bleach Bleach(ブリーチ) Bleach
  135 TV Episodes(currently ongoing), 2 OVA specials, 2 movies
September 9, 2006 Oct. 5, 2004 - present
Viz, Studiopolis Studio Pierrot/TV Tokyo/Dentsu
  Tite Kubo
  Noriyuki Abe
Action, Comedy, Eastern Fantasy Action, Comedy, Eastern Fantasy
Byakuya Kuchiki Byakuya Kuchiki
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Cain Cain
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Chad Chad
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Chizuru Chizuru
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D-Roy Linker Di Roy Rinker
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-- more listed below -- -- more listed below --

Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon.

Anime Characters: Bleach

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Byakuya Kuchiki Byakuya Kuchiki Ulquiorra Ulquiorra
Cain Cain Uryuu Ishida Uryuu Ishida
Chad Chad Yachiru Kusajishi Yachiru Kusajishi
Chizuru Chizuru Yoruichi Shihouin Yoruichi Shihouin
D-Roy Linker Di Roy Rinker Yoshi Yoshi
Don Kanonji Don Kanonji Yumichika Ayasegawa Yumichika Ayasegawa
Gin Ichimaru Gin Ichimaru Yuzu Kurosaki Yuzu Kurosaki
Grimmjow Jaggerjack Grimmjow Jaggerjack Zangetsu Zangetsu
Hanatarou Yamada Hanatarou Yamada Chief AD/Light Operator Chief AD/Light Operator
Ichigo Kurosaki Ichigo Kurosaki Eikichiro Saido Eikichiro Saido
Isane Kotetsu Isane Kotetsu Fishbone D Fishbone D
Isshin Kurosaki Isshin Kurosaki Fisher Grand Fisher Grand
Izuru Kira Izuru Kira Ganjuu Shiba Ganjuu Shiba
Jyuushiro Ukitake Jyuushiro Ukitake Grand Fisher Grand Fisher
Kaname Tousen Kaname Tousen Harutoki Harutoki
Karin Kurosaki Karin Kurosaki Hashigami Hashigami
Kenpachi Zaraki Kenpachi Zaraki Hinagiku Hinagiku
Kisuke Urahara("Manager") Kisuke Urahara("Manager") Hironari Horiuchi(episode 22) Hironari Horiuchi(episode 22)
Kon Kon Hospital Hollow Hospital Hollow
Luppi Luppi Ikkaku Madarame Ikkaku Madarame
Mayuri Kurotsuchi Mayuri Kurotsuchi Jinta Hanakari Jinta Hanakari
Michiru Ogawa Michiru Ogawa Jushiro Ukitake Jushiro Ukitake
Momo Hinamori Momo Hinamori Kagine-sensei Kagine-sensei
Nanao Ise Nanao Ise Keigo Asano Keigo Asano
Neliel Tu Oderschvank Neliel Tu Oderschvank Kendo Teacher Kendo Teacher
Nemu Kurotsuchi Nemu Kurotsuchi Koukichirou Takezoe Koukichirou Takezoe
Orihime Inoue Orihime Inoue Mahana Natsui Mahana Natsui
Rangiku Matsumoto Rangiku Matsumoto Masaki Kurosaki Masaki Kurosaki
Renji Abarai Renji Abarai Mizuiro Kojima Mizuiro Kojima
Retsu Unohana Retsu Unohana Ms. Ito Ms. Ito
Rikichi Rikichi Noba Noba
Rukia Kuchiki Rukia Kuchiki Numb Chandelier Numb Chandelier
Ryo Kunieda Ryo Kunieda Ogawa Michuru Ogawa Michuru
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryusai Oscar Joaquin de la Rosa Oscar Joaquin de la Rosa
Shuhei Hisagi Shuhei Hisagi Ryohei Ryohei
Shun'o Shun'o Shibata the Parakeet Shibata the Parakeet
Shunsui Kyouraku Shunsui Kyouraku Shigeo Shigeo
Soi Fon Soi Fon Shrieker Shrieker
Sousuke Aizen Sousuke Aizen Sora Inoue Sora Inoue
Tatsuki Arisawa Tatsuki Arisawa Tatsuki Arisawa Tatsuki Arisawa
Tia Harribel Tia Harribel Ururu Tsumugiya Ururu Tsumugiya
Toushiro Hitsugaya Toushiro Hitsugaya Yasutora Sado Yasutora Sado
Tsubaki Tsubaki    

Anime Description: Bleach

He may look older than he is, and he may also seem like your average student with a bad attitude, but you can rest assured that fifteen year old Ichigo "Strawberry" Kurosaki is far from normal. You see, one day a Soul Reaper (Shinigami, or "death god") named Rukia Kuchiki appeared in Ichigo's town. Only after Ichigo's family is attacked by a creature known as a Hollow does Ichigo believe Rukia is actually a Shinigami.

Rukia gives her power to Ichigo so he could fight for her. Many souls walk the Earth when they do not pass on to heaven (known as soul society in this anime). It has been the job of death gods to send these souls to soul society either through a ritual, or by killing a Hollow.

Anyway, taking Rukia's powers and becoming a death god was never on Ichigo's to-do list, but somehow things don't always turn out like we expect. Now Ichigo must fight the Hollows for Rukia until her powers return so she can go back to soul society... except this all goes a little different than expected... so go see for yourself what happens.

I would rate this with an R rating, but not due to language. It is because it has so much violence.

Note: Oddly enough, they even made a musical out of this series.

Anime Description: Bleach

Ichigo Kurosaki is a 15 year old with a gift. He has the ability to see ghosts and spirits, and uses it to help the dead with unfinished business. One day, Ichigo meets a Shinigami (Grim Reaper) named Rukia Kuchiki (who is also a member of the mysterious Soul Society) and passes on her powers onto Ichigo in order to save his family.

As Rukia gains a more human form, they discover the supernatural threat of the Hollows, spirits that suck the souls from the living. Together, they solve different cases involving different spirits and the cause of the Hollow's arrival. However, Rukia is punished for disobeying the rules of the Soul Society. Eventually after saving Rukia, Ichigo becomes a full-fledged member of the Soul Society and thus begins their mission to hunt town and terminate the Hollows.

After coming back from the Soul Society, Ichigo and friends (without Rukia) meet and are attacked by Nova, Rinrin, and Cloud, three other Mod-souls created by Kisuke Urahara (though they don't know this). After getting them into stuffed animal form, they meet Bountos (or vampires or something like that). They use dolls (like Shinigamis' zanpakutos) to defeat their enemies and they turn to ashes after they're killed.

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