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.
the presentation was excellent and easy to follow. there was very little instances where the viewers dont follow whats going on. and even if they dont its becuz the author wants to keep them in the dark. but the surprises that is flung in front of the audience is worth waiting for, the humor present and the sentimental themes covered are definitely one of the many strong points of this series. there are characters who are deadly and serious but even with that they seem amusing and funny to watch. their traits and manner of saying thing s alone get the audience to chuckle.
the verbal dialugues that are aided by the visuals are really entertaining and they make you go to another world entirely.
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.Tigger2195 rated 9.00:
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.minayuri rated 6.00:
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.xChibiSakura rated 6.00:
OMG, one of those really long and tiresome series to get through. If you don't follow the manga, then you won't know which episodes are fillers and which follow the actual story. Not to mention all those OVAs completely unrelated to the manga .___. To be honest, it was a pain to watch because they just cut through one of the main arcs and add a lot of fillers. I'm a huge Bleach fan, but I prefer the manga 100 times over the anime. The only reason I'd recommend it would be if you really want to see your favorites chapters animated, but that's all.