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Bleach  
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Description
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.

Won the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shounen category.

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Associated Names
ブリーチ
死神
เทพมรณะ
Sứ mạng thần chết

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Status in Country of Origin
65 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 54, Chap 479

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480 topics, 10389 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (3986 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.79 / 10.0
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October 27th 2014, 11:53am PST

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Year
2001

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
JManga (Chapter 1 Preview - Defunct)
Viz (62 Volumes, 8 Omnibuses - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #67 increased(+43)
Monthly Pos #62 decreased(-2)
3 Month Pos #53 decreased(-17)
6 Month Pos #36 decreased(-4)

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On 14278 reading lists
On 527 wish lists
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Not Worth the trouble if you didn't follow from the beginning...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by liltripp2hustla
December 2nd, 2012, 3:21pm
Do yourself a favor and drop it after the Rescue Rukia arc, everything after that is all dragged on. Kubo trying to create some suspenseful moments and plot twists but failing to do so miserably.

My biggest issue with this series is Ichigo is the main character but all he has is:
Getsuga Tenshou
Bankai
Hollowfication (Don't even count the full hollowfication vs Ulquiorra)
And that new thing I forgot the name in the recent chapters

How can he learned his hollowfication but can't even use Cero like everyone else? Then he always has some magical powerup during or directly before battle and goes to win.

With all that said I love Bleach's art the most, but creativity-wise One Piece beats it. (Don't forget I said creativity-wise, not in general drawing characters, but different looks and so on) I look forward to Kubo's new work though, I only keep reading it cause I read so far and only takes 10 seconds to read Bleach's chapters nowadays anyways.
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I wonder   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by namu76
November 21st, 2012, 10:24pm
how could this kind of series goes on? like the other has already commented, I think the Soul Society arc was fabulous. And as that one arc was too good, the later arc just not charming enough. I actually hated all of them
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Good- to a point.   
Rating: N/A
by rantman
November 21st, 2012, 6:34pm
A piece of advice, do yourself a favor and quit after Volume 48, because what comes next is one exercise in jumping the shark after another as Kubo fills in plot holes that could have been covered in prequel arcs.
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It's good. . . And that's it   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by zimzimbadabim
August 2nd, 2012, 6:25pm
It starts well, climaxes in the middle, and rolles down a hill untill the end. Overall, it's above average, but nothing too special. The whole human-goes-to-after-life-and-battles-demons thing has been done plenty of times, and it has been done better. This is just one of those and an average one at that, but being as long as it is there are some great scenes worth exploring. If you have the time to kill, go for it.
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Well...   
Rating: N/A
by bizarrekin
July 2nd, 2012, 2:14pm
As Tite Kubo himself pointed out in an interview he is the type who focuses on characters rather than the story/plot, and to be honest he is usually good at that- but the thing is, he keeps creating new ones, so let alone the plot, there is no time for character development... So Bleach became an excuse for Tite Kubo to create characters and enjoy, forgetting the actual main-character(s)... and the plot. - if there was a plot to begin with...
Bleach is "same stuff happening with slight changes in the story and different characters"
And still I cannot say that I do not enjoy reading Bleach, I have to agree that it gets really boring sometimes, but as a shounen manga it is good. So I, too, am waiting to see how it ends.
We'll see...
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Bleach was never a plot driven manga....   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by strixflash
June 15th, 2012, 5:49am
For those who are complaining that recently Bleach is being draged on without plot-
From the start Bleach never really focused on plot development. And from the start it was a generic battle manga with next to 0 plot development.(If you consider facing a strong enemy one after other who have shitty traumatic history as plot development...then this is the other case.)
Weak-->Enemy Beats Proatgonist-->Training/I will grow stronger-->Power Up/Cool Moves-->Beats Enemy-->Strong Enemy-->Looses Battle-->Defeats Enemy (A loop with change of locations and addition of characters with traumatic past).

It is basically for those who never really cares about serious plot development and only focuses on fights with power-ups.
From my side I am just reading it to see its ending.
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Way too much hate, this manga receives.   
Rating: N/A
by CrimsonThunder
April 27th, 2012, 7:20am
Anyone that hasn't started it yet, and has been backed off by the monstrous amount of hate it receives, I would like to say this to you: It isn't anywhere under Naruto or OP, seriously. It does have its weak points, definitely, but by no means it's bad. Granted, there is repetitiveness and quite a few holes in the plot that are supposed to be filled in the future, thought there's only one arc more, by the author's own words. However. Artwork (not in the beginning, but eventually, with time), character interaction, interesting abilities, way of showing people emotions/thoughts with just pictures and no words, feelings, character attitude, themes and atmosphere as a whole. If you like shounen in general, this is indeed something that you should definitely like.
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Was a Great manga   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by bull3thole
April 23rd, 2012, 10:15pm
Like many people has said, the Soul Society arc was really great. The other arcs were good too but it lost it's "touch". I think that the author could have did some other arc and left the espada arc on hold because I thought he rushed it.

The thing is really hated was the insane power ups Ichigo gets when he barely does anything. The fighting in Bleach was good but not great because to me the fight is not as imaginative as "Naruto". Basically Ichigo just uses a tiny handful of attacks only and then he just sword fights. Aizen is so overpowered that it's not even funny.

I thought the author is picking poop out of his butt when basically the Captains Ichigo beats were not fighting 100%. I'm really disappointed with the author because he now just milking Bleach for all the money. It's even worse than Naruto. I just always thought that the character development was really bad because the story just revolves around Ichigo.

Overall I can only give this a 7/10 because Bleach could have been better if the author knew how to execute his manga better.
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Immersing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mizunosaki
April 2nd, 2012, 6:22pm
Bleach is a world of it's own. Either you're in it, or you avert your eyes and don't be in it at all.

It's a visual experience. Both the illustration and composition style are very artistic and adds to the atmosphere. True to the shonen manga genre, it's filled with moments that makes you think "HOLY CRAP THAT IS SO COOL/AWESOME/BADASS/". The use of Japanese brush and ink in the manga not only adds to the texture, but also increases the atmosphere of the Shinigami world. The character design are colorful and interesting. There are plenty of characters that caters to all readers. Manly man? Check. Manly manly manly man? Check. Bouncy babes? Check. Cute innocent girls? Check. Tsundere? Check.

The story itself, for me, is amazing. For a manga in the shonen genre that cannot avoid plot devices and cliches, Bleach still manages to make you think that there's still a unique freshness to it. The 'damsel in distress' plus 'badass fighting chicks' trope gets used a lot, and 'unlikely savior at the last minute' cliche happens very often. The 'Oh you cut me! Oh wait no you didn't lol' thing was exciting for the first hundred times, but gets a bit repetitive. I don't really mind it that much since I can still find it exciting, but if you're the type of reader that goes "Oh, not THIS again" you'll probably be bored by the 21th volume (end of execution arc). That's around the time I stopped before I started again recently.

Rumor has it that the series is ending soon (although it's unlikely the way I saw it) and I think it's about time, although for me it's a bit sad. The heroes just keep getting stronger and stronger, and even though I keep thinking 'WHOA that is so badass", the enemies ALSO keeps getting stronger, and THEN the heroes unleashed an even GREATER power. Of course it wouldn't be interesting if the enemies are weaker, so whoa now the enemy is EVEN stronger. But wait! Let's train some more! Now the heroes are stronger. Repeat the cycle a couple of times and all of the sudden you have god vs. god. True story.

Also about you-know-who who didn't die, I think he will come back in the future and become an ally. It's just a guess, but if it came true I called it.

All in all I'm glad I read Bleach and would recommend it to anyone that loves that heroic ass kicking moments. I know I said there are lots of cliches, but even knowing that reading Bleach can still keep me on the edge so I think you can still enjoy it too.

I can't really say anything about the anime yet, but there are a lot of unrelated filler arcs that I would suggest you avoid. Start from the manga first.

... Last updated on April 2nd, 2012, 6:49pm
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Just one major advice   
Rating: N/A
by ethelle
March 14th, 2012, 2:33pm
Of course, by all means, read the manga (and while you're at it, watch the anime adaption) - it's definitely worth it! But I'm not kidding you when I say you need top-notch patience. Yes, you need to have patience made of steel in order to endure this endless, slow-paced series.

However, since the positives of Bleach overpower any negative, I say this series is worth the wait. It's exciting, hilarious, action-packed, and sometimes pretty casual. Anyway, it's everything you ever want tied into one praise-worthy, enormous manga.

From what I've witnessed, you can only either really hate it or really love it. Almost never in between.
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