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Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts, but this ability doesn't change his life nearly as much as his close encounter with Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper and member of the mysterious Soul Society.
While fighting a Hollow, an evil spirit that preys on humans who display psychic energy, Rukia attempts to lend Ichigo some of her powers so that he can save his family, but much to her surprise, Ichigo absorbs every last drop of her energy.
Now a full-fledged Soul Reaper himself, Ichigo quickly learns that the world he inhabits is one full of dangerous spirits, and along with Rukia, who is slowly regaining her powers, it's Ichigo's job to both protect the innocent from Hollows and to help the spirits themselves find peace.

Note: Won the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shounen category in 2005.


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Sứ Mạng Thần Chết

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Status in Country of Origin
74 Volumes (Complete)

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Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 54, Chap 479

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Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (4281 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.69 / 10.0
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Viz (67 Volumes - Ongoing; Digital)

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Degenerate piece of you know what   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by bleachfan90
October 3rd, 2014, 5:48pm
As of the latest chapters, this series has degenerated into whole new levels of pure idiocy.
I suspect Kubo Tite of being on LSD while coming up with this.

By now I'm reading it out of habit, but if I had to pay for it I'd sooner take my own life.
It's that bad.

If you are considering picking this up, don't.
For once do what the guy in the comments says and skip this one.
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Dropped After Fake Karakura Arc   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by ant hime
August 8th, 2014, 7:16am
I honestly used to obsess over this series so bad. The characters are the first thing that make me fell in love with this series, especially from the Shinigami. I think they are really interesting (especially the Shinigami for me, while Orihime is plain boring). I also enjoy the fighting scenes a lot. Even though I agree they sometimes tend to drag on a little, but that's the only time you get to see your favorite characters (and I'm not talking about Ichigo, he also bored me a little, which is ironic since he is the main character), and this keeps me going.

Right after the Fake Karakura Arc, however, the story went downhill. I had hoped at first, hoping that at least I can see some of my favorite characters develoment. But then Kubo Tite starts to add more and more new characters and my disappointment increases for each new character he brings. Now I just scroll the new chapters for a few seconds, hoping that I get to see my favorite characters show up finally.

The other thing that makes me rate for this series is the fact that the old characters are forgotten into the dust, which is a shame since the author actually made a great job introducing and developing the characters. He instead creates more characters that becomes more and more boring and repetitive.

... Last updated on August 28th, 2014, 10:26pm
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Ups and downs   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by chaechaeboi
May 22nd, 2014, 10:16am
If I could read everything I have read so far in one go, I would be more satisfied, but since I wait to read every chapter and through the hiatus, it is not uncommon for me to be disappointed. Some chapters are just lame in the sense that it feels as though the author didn't put in much effort, but most of the time I really enjoy this manga. Creative powers and an in-depth story. I'd recommend it to most of my friends.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by fotzi
March 22nd, 2014, 6:08am
Bleach was the second manga I ever picked up and loved. BUT. At some point it starts going downhill. The author tends to drag on some fights WAY TOO MUCH (especially in Hueco Mundo) and sometimes you tend to see some plot holes and asspulls here and there. The art has always been beautiful and I do believe Kubo is a very talented artist. If the author was more organized with
his storytelling, Bleach would have been much, much better. I want to note, that I love all the character designs but also the criptic and metaphoric titles the author gives to his chapters! Another thing that Bleach has is that it gives the chance for other characters other than the protagonist to grow stronger and develop. Of course, as a classic shounen, Ichigo will always come to save the day at the end but also give chances to other characters to do something other than despair unlike other shounen manga (coughcough naruto cough). Along with Ichigo everyone else in soul society as well as his friends is maturing and getting better other than Ichigo outclassing them just because he is the main character. Despite its good points Bleach, should have ended long ago because it feels like the story is not told properly as I said before...

... Last updated on March 22nd, 2014, 7:59am
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The fights are always one-sided   
Rating: N/A
by kazewa
February 21st, 2014, 9:52pm
Dunno since when, but Bleach definitely has adopted what DB's sickness in its (DB) last few arcs. The fights are always one-sided. The one side is simply too strong for the opposition. Same thing with Fairy Tail. I don't know whatever, but if it's one-sided, it's still dragged on too long. A one-sided fight shouldn't be dragged for weeks or month! Totally different from OP. Even if there were one-sided fights, those one-sided fights were still logical (ie: Sanji simply no match for Doflamingo). But OP had many fights that fought to the last drop of energy for both parties, which made the fights looked very awesome. There is no more hope of such toe-to-toe fights in Bleach. Hope it will finish asap.
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O!G Syndrome   
Rating: N/A
by d4ftpuNK
February 19th, 2014, 12:47pm
Kubo seems to have suffered from Oh! Great syndrome. This is a disease that plagues mangaka who have extremely popular manga's but have run out of ideas. They have made so much money they can afford copious amounts of mind altering drugs and continue to write an incoherent story until the day they are cancelled.

Once part of the Big 3, now the only way you'll find Bleach at the front of Jump is if a foreigner decides to read the magazine from left to right. RIP

... Last updated on February 19th, 2014, 12:48pm
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Got tired of my unrequited love for Bleach   
Rating: N/A
by MajiAkashi
January 21st, 2014, 9:11am
It's very sad because I used to love this series so much. I've stuck with it for 6 years, now I'm taking a break. What good is a series that doesn't even show its original heroine? Heck, it didn't even show its HERO in Fake!Karakura Town arc for MONTHS. Then, we got stuck with Orihime, who I don't even consider as a character anymore seeing as how empty, selfish and 1D she is, who apparently is now some sort of heroine for a whole two arcs and a half. I loved Bleach. But now my hate for it is bigger than my love for it. Since it doesn't even give me the chance to love anything, as anything I love is either off screen or OFF SCREEN. Why would I read the manga anymore if all I see is Orihime who I don't give a shit about?

I think what threw me off more is Kubo sensei's attitude towards his readers. I understand he is protective of his characters but he is too proud and arrogant. So I'm just doing as he told his readers. I'm not reading Bleach anymore.
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Bleach Whole series   
Rating: N/A
by Qgkidd
July 26th, 2013, 8:13am
Bleach as a Whole is Amazing although people complain like fake karakura town was horrible which it really wasn't at all was actually good. The artwork is good and Kubo doing one hell of a job with the story. Better Than Naruto right now and Fairy tail not One piece. The 1000 year blood war arc is amazing stunning and hes one of my favorite mangakas.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dmj1069
July 17th, 2013, 6:16am
this the best manga+anime i ever saw/read. of course the manga had some stories or moments that weren't that good but so does each and every other manga. if you like action mangas then i can recommend a better manga than bleach. if you dont like tis tyoe of manga then you shouldnt read it then complain about it and how its boring.

... Last updated on July 17th, 2013, 6:29am
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The TEN.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Akiradesu
June 17th, 2013, 4:52pm
Lot's of action, great art and huge character cast for anyone to find at least one likeable.
Story is rather well crafter, lots of subtle things and symbolic meaning mixed in while at the same time can be red casually without getting in to it and still enjoy it.

... Last updated on February 20th, 2015, 3:29am
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