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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
69 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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481 topics, 10401 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (4076 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.79 / 10.0
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August 1st 2015, 10:57pm PST

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Year
2001

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (64 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #180 increased(+48)
Monthly Pos #226 decreased(-19)
3 Month Pos #183 decreased(-7)
6 Month Pos #150 decreased(-54)

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On 14534 reading lists
On 538 wish lists
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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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Tite Kubo is a troll. Fact.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by GoldenKaos
December 27th, 2011, 3:52pm
What kickstarted this manga off was attitude. It had a very in-your-face kind of approach to plot, it's characters and its powers. Then we got the Soul Society Arc, which was a well-executed damsel-in-distress arc with an M. Night Shyamalan moment at the end. This led into the Hueco Mundo arc, and the all out war. Again a damsel in distress plot to begin with, which turned into a 'find some way to defeat the omnipotent antagonist' plot. Now... I dunno what's happening now.

All right:- Pros
Fights - fantastic fights with well executed individual powers and moves.
Style - art and character design is utter top notch, always.
Kuchiki Rukia - I have a crush on her.
Humour - often very, very funny.

Cons:-
Pacing:- pages often comprise on one or two frames (usually closer to 3-5) with only a little happening each week. I remember comparing this to One Piece a year or two ago - with Bleach I was surprised that the chapter ended so soon, with One Piece I was often surprised there was so much of the chapter left.
Characters:- almost all have some kind of backstory, but even that is often quite shallow in execution with very little depth or believability. Plus I hate antagonists who are utterly overpowered and arrogant. They tend to make up for this in the 'Style' and 'humour' Pros I mentioned already. Except Aizen.
Plot:- Fighting, damsel in distress + 'what a tweest' moments. Unoriginal and repeptetive, overall.

Tite Kubo is a troll simply because of how he paces this bl**ding manga. Sense the frustration. People have theorized that's he's some kind of divinity simply for the way he keeps his audience whilst successfully trolling them, every. single. week.

Better than most, but still... once you've finished this manga Kubo, there will be nothing to stop us from visiting retribution on you... 7/10

... Last updated on July 5th, 2012, 4:46am
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From amazing to mediocre   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by nemo91591
April 2nd, 2011, 9:24pm
This manga started out really, really, really good. I absolutely loved it up until Ichigo saves Rukia. After that the manga gets really boring, drawn out, and repetative. The fight scenes especially get extremely long. The plot no longer seems that interesting and about the only good thing that happens later on in the manga is that Hitsugaya seems to show up a lot more. Orihime just gets more and more annoying and one of the most interesting character, Ulquiorra, ends up dying. So overall I think this manga started out really well, but like a lot of other good mangas like Naruto and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge, it's just getting to be way too long. I think the mangaka just doesn't want to end this manga even though it should've ended a long time ago.

... Last updated on May 17th, 2012, 7:49am
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From fantastic to mediocre   
Rating: N/A
by yami_game
April 13th, 2009, 1:45am
I am a big fan of the popular shounens, so one piece, bleach and naruto are my three weekly staples. I've just gotta say that bleach started really interesting, as one person put it, ghostbusters with swords, and I found it original and interesting. I almost gave up on SS, but the conspiracies and the extra stories of the shinigami kept it interesting. Unfortunately, the espada stuff is just such a run-of-the-mill fight fest. The reason I keep following bleach is because I've really grown to love the characters and not only do I want to see them develop, but also I want to see how the story pans out and ends. Yes they repeated the rukia arc, which sucks, but I'll bear through this, hopefully the HM arc finishes and kubo picks up the pace a little. My biggest gripe is Ichigo, he used to be such a badass, didnt care what people thought, had an attitude, but now hes just a regular joe hero without any emotion. I bet Kubo would have ended the series much sooner, but bleach has reached such popularity, that not only does Kubo get more money the longer it goes, so do the people who sell bleach merchandise. Its sad but thats life.
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Was good...   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by surabhi147
May 18th, 2008, 6:58am
But, I don't know if its me, strangely, the events at whatever-place-they-are are getting strangely out of hand. All the good elements of the manga have somehow dissolved into nothingness.
The beginning is amazing, leaves the reader wanting more. I liked it up to chapter 50 and the soul society arc. Thereafter began the series of neverending events and the fights extending for chapters on end. I'm waiting for it to pick up again or maybe reach to a conclusion before I can begin reading.
I still give it an 6.5 for the artwork, humour and how much I liked the former half of the story.

BTW, I was expecting it to end after the Hueco Mundo arc but, apparently finishing up the manga while it is still salvageable (is that a word?) - granted it's not fresh anymore and it has degraded to cliches - is not on Kubo Tite's mind. It is evident he wants to leech as much money as he can out of this and then he'll probably hand us a half-assed end.
I really hope I'm wrong.

... Last updated on April 28th, 2011, 12:12am
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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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I like it until...   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by clampies
April 12th, 2013, 11:07pm
I really like Bleach until the fake Karakura battle, where it drown and never make the surface again. But i still reading it because I want some answer and see how it will end, but it is and ok reading I read in 10 mins each week.

Aizen was the most interesting character but he fell flaw and boring, the fullbringer arc was ininteresting and the last arc is SO disapointing...
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Plot holes, bad/short fight, characters who should die but don't (Byakuya and Kenpachi), character who shouldn't die (Unohana) at least not like she does and inconsistency.
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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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