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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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Manga

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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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479 topics, 10385 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (3971 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.79 / 10.0
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Last Updated
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 #71 decreased(-8)
Monthly Pos #50 decreased(-10)
3 Month Pos #44 decreased(-8)
6 Month Pos #32 (No change)

List Stats
On 14248 reading lists
On 521 wish lists
On 701 unfinished lists
On 597 custom lists

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Amazing, though dragging on...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Arianne7
April 4th, 2010, 9:07pm
Bleach has been one of my favorite series for a long time.

The author manages to weave a believable and descriptive alternate reality with a pretty memorable cast of characters. Yes, its full of shounen cliches and the like, but its enjoyable.

The first few arcs are some of my favorite of any manga I've ever read since. They've fast paced and addictive!

But since then, the story has dragged on a bit. Its almost become wearisome and hard to read (although there have been some exciting moments). I'm hoping that this stalling business is at an end, and Bleach will return to its greatness (now that it seems to be wrapping up)

Overall, its definitely worth a reading. If I were basing this on the first 100 or so chapters alone, it would get a 10, hands down!
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Why is it still this popular ?   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
March 5th, 2013, 7:00am
I stumbled upon the anime many moons ago when is was still new and i was an older teen.
I liked it just fine but switched later to the manga because it was to drawn out and had to quit it entirely and even started to hate it. Now i am 24 and in retrospect i find that the first two are arcs (till Soul Society ended) are still decent but kindoff "empty". Just good art(but never backgrounds) and good ideas but not a lot of substance.

To quote strixflash "Bleach was never a plot driven manga" and that was true even then but when arc 3 stared the story completely stopped and the unending action-scenes became all like this.
Two "awesome" dudes meet then begin to stand in the air and beat each other with super-moves till someone wins or the agree to become friends and noone ever dies but the word "death / i´ll kill you" are the most dominant sentences in the entire manga. So after that arc was final over i quit and never looked back.
Apparently the manga still sucks(500+ chapters and a spin-off but still not over) and finally started to loose fans but i am thank god out. As many problems i have with One Piece and Naruto now i still have fun with them even if a am mostly a seinen and josei reader now but this manga i cannot recommend at all. Don´t even start its not worth your time or the hype. Read the rest of the Jump-Trinity or Berserk(the king of manga) instead.

... Last updated on June 3rd, 2013, 8:59am
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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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Bleh...   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Xyle
July 10th, 2009, 1:50am
At first, Bleach is a refreshing, well-drawn manga which gets you hooked. However, as time passes on, it's the same thing over and over again. Fights are drawn out where one person get bashed around, he powers up, the other person gets powered up, he too powers up, and it continues in this pattern until the writer decides he actually has to add something to the story. For a fighting manga, it's frustrating how nobody dies or gets crippled beyond the point of fighting.

There really is little or no plot development as the story progresses. It takes +20 chapters for anything important to happen. Most of the time, chapters are spent showing some ridiculous fight which follows the pattern I stated earlier.

I found the comedy to be boring most of the time. The artist tries to make up for this with girls with big boobs. I have never seen so many disproportionate women in my life.

If you enjoy long artistic fight scenes and cheap comedy, Bleach is the manga for you. If you want an engaging story, I suggest avoiding it. I simply read Bleach because it's a habit now. It's like smoking; once you start, you can't stop. My advice is don't start.
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nintendo routine   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by A Stranger
April 17th, 2009, 6:54am
i can say only 1 thing, super mario, oh no the princess has ben kidnapped, sorry the princess is in another cast... volume (x46)
and then down goes bowser. its a shame, alot of other material i have read has ended with me going... aww, im gonna miss you guys, but i think this has reached its peak, and has been falling down for a long time.

7 because i enjoyed the early work, i miss the simple times
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needs more orihime   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
December 30th, 2005, 10:32am
too many characters, not enough orihime. typical "I need to become stronger" storyline... still, its enjoyable.
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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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Dropped It   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Jacoult
May 27th, 2013, 7:36pm
For me, Aizen's story arc was the best, but after Aizen's defeat, the story is not interesting for me again (especially fake karakura arc, i hate it). After knowing that Ichigo has hollow's power, now he got QUINCY'S POWER?? and usually Bleach's story goes like this: some battles then training period, new enemies&acquired new power, then training again...

... Last updated on May 27th, 2013, 9:51pm
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Not as good as its rating   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by FYforever
May 15th, 2013, 4:53pm
I don't understand how this manga remains in the top 10 list. In terms of plot, there isn't any. It's just one story jumping into another completely different story, with a new villain everytime. This manga was good until the Fake Karakura Town arc, then it just went downhill. I dropped this shortly after.

... Last updated on May 15th, 2013, 4:54pm
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wtf   
Rating: N/A
by kurotan
January 26th, 2012, 6:57am
Seriously. wtf. Make up your mind Kubo!! Its currently on a 3 week break so I hope Kubo sorts his shit out. I've never seen another series that has stayed this strong simply because of the characters and action. Yes the characters are awesome and you want to know what's gonna happen to them. The only problem is: NO ONE DIES!! I mean seriously, were the Arrancars really that shit??

Then there's action. I used to think Bleach has awesome action. But then I found Claymore, The Breaker, Ubel Blatt, Until Death do us Part, I can go on and on. So yes even the action isn't extraordinary. I'm a sucker for fluid action, especially something like The Breaker and Bleach's action is anything but fluid. Its most people disappearing and appearing and killing the enemy with one lethal stroke after having their ass handed to them.

But that's it!!

The plot is horrendous. Excepting the Soul Society twist I was just feeding my inner action junkie the whole time. One Piece and Naruto have very strong narratives which keep me going back to them. Often wonder if I wasted my time reading this and that I shouldn't have let my self give in to the hype. If you're reading this and you haven't read or seen Bleach don't read this unless you have serious social outcast issues. Because Bleach is the 'in' thing to talk about with others. Enough said. If you want action and characters then read this, that's why I gave it a 7. If you want an actual story then stay the hell away.

I have one weakness as a person which is: I can't stop something once I've started it. So yes, I'm a member of the legion of fans who can't drop Bleach simply because they're 479 chapters in.
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