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.
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.YHE rated 8.00:
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..THINGY rated 7.75:
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.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".