Bleach

Vol: 74; Ch: 686
4.193 of 5 from 14,159 votes
Rank #1,057
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Ichigo Kurosaki is an average high school boy with a not-so-average ability to see spirits - something that hadn't affected his life much until a strange woman entered his room one day. Named Kuchiki Rukia, she's a shinigami who was sent from the spirit world to destroy a hollow - a dead-soul-turned-monster; and much to her surprise, Ichigo can see her. When the hollow suddenly attacks his family, Rukia intervenes and is injured in the process, leaving Ichigo to fight it himself. But when Rukia lends him her shinigami powers - which is forbidden - he inadvertently drains them away and has no way to return them. Now, Ichigo is a full-fledged shinigami who must juggle his studies with his newfound duty of fighting hollows; but having gained his powers through forbidden means, the spirit world isn't going to leave Ichigo alone. Ichigo and Rukia must keep their situation a secret from the other shinigami, or the consequences could be dire.

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cassiesheepgirl's avatar by cassiesheepgirl on Nov 3, 2010
Score 6/10

Story: I have a lot of nostalgia for Bleach. It was my first venture into the world of both shounen anime and manga, and was what got me started on a journey that – even today – has me devouring whatever I can get my hands on. As such, it pains me to repress my inner fangirl and actually look at this series critically. At the time of writing this review, four hundred and twenty-three chapters... read more

FullmetalDragon's avatar by FullmetalDragon on Dec 22, 2015
Score 9/10

I love Bleach. I think it has some great story arcs, awesome characters and some cool action scenes. However, amongst that is the 9 volume wait for the main plot to start (athough it's well worth the wait), some seriously underdeveloped characters and that stupid but necessary story arc in volumes 49-54. However, if you are willing to push though all that annoying stuff, Kubo has created a complex, interesting... read more

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Bleach Movie 1: Memories of Nobody Movie 2006 Same Franchise
Bleach Movie 2: The DiamondDust Rebellion Movie 2007 Same Franchise
Bleach Movie 3: Fade to Black Movie 2008 Same Franchise
Bleach the Movie 4: Hell Verse Movie 2010 Same Franchise

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