The series begins in the human world, with the sudden entry of a stranger into Ichigo's bedroom. This stranger is Rukia Kuchiki, a
Soul Reaper (in the Japanese version, a shinigami, literally God of Death).
After an ensuing conversation, Ichigo and Rukia are forced into combat against a hollow (evil spirit). Rukia is
disabled, and forced to transfer her power into Ichigo, transforming him into a Soul Reaver. As it turns out, Ichigo is
very powerful, and even has a semi-unique zanpukatÃƒï¿½? (sword that is his primary weapon, it is much larger than
most). Ichigo makes quick work of the hollow, and Rukia leaves.
The next day, she shows up in his classroom, apparently a normal human student. It turns out that Ichigo has completely absorbed her abilities, and she must recover them by using a temporary human form, Gigai. It is later revealed that the Gigai she entered was specially designed by Urahara and given to her. In the mean-time, Ichigo must take over her job, cleansing the hollows in the region.
As Ichigo get involved in a closer friendship level to Rukia, Ichigo got more to know about Shinigami life and its issues.
After all the hype, after all the great comments I had heard from friends and people on the internet, Bleach was an EPIC dissapointment. From the characters, to the artwork, the series was just plain awful in my opinion. Why did I watch so many episodes? I was hoping that it would get better, for everything that everyone said to finally come together. But it didn't. If the story could have been better and the characters more enjoyable, it truly could have backed up all the hype around it. It had so much going for it, but it fell flat on its face. Please don't waste your time on this unless you like to murder time for fun.
Nostalgia series for me
Great to Vizard Arc, good to beating up Ulquiorra later it had too much prolonged insignificant duels,disturbing or stupid character designs, stupidly complicated powers, too stretched actions and some great moments.
Not it's lottery, one chapter might be total nothing, pile of disturbing things, enjoyable little thing, or some serious
I believe that VIZ Media has done a great job with this series. It had some problems along the way, but overall most of the story lines were fantastic! I would watch it again! Again, I would like to thank VIZ Media for this anime!
One of my favorite series EVAAARRR <333 Mayuri Kurotsuchi is my all time favorite character, and I also love Nnoitra, Szayel, Shinji and Urahara <3333 I like a bunch of other characters too, but these are my most favorite *O*
Started out pretty good with episodes 1-63, but quality was sacrificed with some character progressions and pointless fillers cutting into the main story, however the main story itself stretched out for far too long and should've ended with Aizen's defeat, so I don't acknowledge the arcs that come after. Still better than the likes of DBZ, Fairy Tail, Naruto, and OP as far as long running shounen shows are concerned. I'm not a fan of the whole Rukia vs. Orihime thing with who is better as an individual and who deserves Ichigo, for IMHO they each have their strengths and weaknesses and what each of them share with Ichigo is special. If anything the weakest female character in the whole series is Momo Hinamori.
This is probably one of the best anime I am still watching now like one piece. The characters in this series is awesome specially Zaraki Kenpachi, a captain and Ulquiorra(one of antagonist) even though he is an antagonist he's still my favorite in bleach. They're powers and skills are awesome, but sometimes the fight become boring and the characters become stupid, but I still like it since it is very funny and cool. I guess that's all..
I honestly prefer the manga it's just that the FILLERS INFURIATE me to no end and the animation varies, while the core message of the story is made apparent on how important it is to connect with others as well as to protect what is precious to oneself, and of course Ichigo and his Hero complex makes it his business to save the real life Princess(Rukia) and afterward the girl with the name meaning princess(Orihime)..irony if I ever saw it *sigh*...... well as far as story goes it is good and has many deep messages concerning the conflict within the Human heart and the fighting scenes are all about entrance and always has one surprise after another... so I would say it's worth the watch even though I hate Fillers WITH A PASSION.
Very good Manga, one of my favorites. I never missed an episode, full of action, the drawings are very well done (anime and scan), the story is also great, a lot of humor. All the characters have their most to contribute to the series. Now that the anime is finished I continue to read the scan.
I used to follow the series quite faithfully, until they started releasing the box sets quicker than what i could watch xD Currently I have only two films: !Memories of Nobody" & my personal favorite "Diamond Dust Rebellion".
This anime is what you can say "one of the pillars of shounen jump"since this series has one of the longest episode I've watched so far.. Though it's sad it only ended with 300+ episodes, The manga series of this hasn't ended yet.. I hope there would be a continuation for this series since the battle scenes are really awesome.
If you like supernatural anime and fighting animes you need to watch Bleach. It's the best anime beside Naruto in my book. That was what I thought before Shippuden. Bleach was the better long running shows. Between both the shows Bleach was the more watchable show. They both had their fault (filler) but Bleach's fault was more watchable. Just because they had one bad filler arc they want to cancel the show. Can you image how many people thought "Naruto isn't on plot, let me change the channel." Fans are so shaking for no reason, it wasn't that long but they made a great show stop. Even the manga is better than Naruto. I was joking around last year and everything i said happened in Naruto. Bleach is better but Uryuu is a ahole
I like Bleach, I don't care about character development in Bleach, it doesn't need it.
It's just an all out slash and smash anime. I like that. Filler gets irritating though.
Epic battles, cool characters and bad guys. Really enjoyed Grimjoww and Ulquiorra.
The plot got very weak at the end where Aizen was used more as a set piece to explain away any random stuff that didn't make sense or fit well.
In the end Aizen knew too much and that didn't fit right with me and left the series feeling forced. But nonetheless a good anime.
Very good anime, I had a lot of fun while was watching it :) But still there're a lot of moment I'd like to change since they look too unnatural like talk to your enemy about abilities during the battle >.> Also those repeatings of names, words of pride and etc. are boring too. I think that if there were a little bit less such moments so there would be less series ^-^' But the story's very interesting and exciting :)
This was one cool anime that I watched. There are a lot of characters so it doesn't always revolve around Ichigo.
I liked the arrancar saga the most. I'm still following the manga and you guys should try it too all the juicy secrets of the past are surfacing.
Still watching this and like it. This anime has great characters, great character development, awesome animation, and interesting plot. Though there are probably too many characters in it, it's still an awesome action anime with lots of episodes, also with good soundtracks. I've always disliked fillers but somehow I don't mind Bleach fillers. If you haven't known about it, you really should give it a try. This anime is one of the most popular ones there days.
I watched a lot of the beginning episodes. Its a really good anime, but I think its better if you read it. You don't get the filler episodes mixed in. Plus the anime is just better made than the anime. The series over all is really good though.