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.
It's an awesome series, but quality was sacrificed with some character progressions and unnecessary fillers cutting into the war against Aizen and his Arrancar army. Yet, it's still better than the likes of DBZ, Fairy Tail, Naruto, and One Piece as far as long running shounen shows are concerned. With the fillers, the Bount one was pretty good, but I hated those stupid dolls. Kariya was an interesting antagonist and liked how the arc developed Uryuu's character. The Zanpakuto filler wasn't good, the main antagonist is too much like an Ulquiorra carbon-copy. The other filler arcs were just stupid. I'm not a fan of the whole Rukia vs. Orihime thing with who is better as an individual and who deserves Ichigo, 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, she was quite annoying. Despite Aizen being OP and such, he is so sultry and sexy it doesn't help that he's voiced by Shou Hayami whose voice is orgasm inducing, especially hearing that mesmerizing "Kyouka Suigetsu" song of his. Gin was an interesting lieutenant for him when they were both in Soul Society, not so much with Hinamori...she didn't suit him. An ideal female partner for Aizen in my eyes would be a character with aspects of Kannazuki's Chikane for her charisma and physique, Kanon's Mai for her beauty, Lodoss' Pirotess for her passion and strength and Deedlit for her earnestness and courage, and F/SN's Rin for her witty humor. A better polar opposite captain/lieutenant pair that I liked is Kenpachi and Yachiru, the latter was quite interesting and funny and complimented the former. I loved the music and most of the songs of the series, especially the character ones. Besides Aizen's "Kyouka Suigetsu", I loved Grimmjow's "BrEaK", Kariya's "Looking For", and Uryuu's "Suigintou no Yoru". I hope the Bleach anime will be green-lit to return and continue adapting the rest of the story.
Bleach is the first anime i loved, it has very precious place in my heart, it's the reason why i start watching other anime, the whole story idea is more than great, but what makes Bleach an amazing anime is the characters specially (Byakuya, Rukia ,Renji and Ichigo), it's like they are talking for REAL!!! and let's not forget the plot and the comedy i vote full for it, and the idea of the Zanpakto is brilliant, the drawing is awesome but unfortunately it change in the last season and i didn't like it, also the story events i didn't like it very much (after ep. 63) and there is also some points i like to spot some light on it but it's gonna take a long time, any way, even there is things i didn't like it in Bleach but like i said i vote for it full because it's very dear to me and bring a lot of great memories.
I have seen all the Japanese and Dubbed episodes so far and I'm excited to see the fight between Ichigo and Ulquiorra. Ulquiorra is one of my favorite Espada. I love how his 2nd resurrection form looks, I love his wings. I also love Grimmjow!!! I wished he wasn't killed... I'm interested in the where Kubo takes things in the Final arc for the manga. In a way the last episode in the anime didn't really feel like it was ending...
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*
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.