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 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.YuuichiYouko rated 10.00:
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 aholeSou1Co11ector rated 8.50:
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.Painter rated 8.50:
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 :)