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.
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.YHE rated 8.50:
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..abou rated 10.00:
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.KOS-MOS98 rated 8.00:
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".RuruChan rated 9.50:
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.