Part time student, full time Soul Reaper, Ichigo is one of the chosen few guardians of the afterlifeIchigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts he was born with the gift When his family is attacked by a Hollow a malevolent lost soul Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits themselves find peace Find out why Tite Kubo s Bleach has become an international manga smash hit Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts, but this ability doesn t change his life nearly as much as his close encounter with Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper and member of the mysterious Soul Society While fighting a Hollow, an evil spirit that preys on humans who display psychic energy, Rukia attempts to lend Ichigo some of her powers so that he can save his family but much to her surprise, Ichigo absorbs every last drop of her energy Now a full fledged Soul Reaper himself, Ichigo quickly learns that the world he inhabits is one full of dangerous spirits and, along with Rukia who is slowly regaining her powers it s Ichigo s job to protect the innocent from Hollows and help the spirits themselves find peace This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Bleach Volume 1 Review Manga Rating 5 stars out of 5 Story 5 stars out of 5 I loved reading this so much It was just as hilarious as the anime is I started reading it because I just finished the anime I really hated the ending to the anime because it was not satisfying at all The anime was also cancelled I feel it was because of filler At least most of the Bleach filler is actually good There was only one filler season that absolutely sucked, but oh well I know the manga continued on Bleach Volume 1 Review Manga Rating 5 stars out of 5 Story 5 stars out of 5 I loved reading this so much It was just as hilarious as the anime is I started reading it because I just finished the anime I really hated the ending to the anime because it was not satisfying at all The anime was also cancelled I feel it was because of filler At least most of the Bleach filler is actually good There was only one filler season that absolutely sucked, but oh well I know the manga continued on so I wanted to start reading it It reminds me of when I first started watching the anime years ago This volume makes me want to watch the anime from the beginning again I can t wait to finish this series I want to see Ichigo s real endingalthough I already know what it is Oh well I m still happy to be starting this manga For this review only I will write about the actual story line in the character section Characters 5 stars out of 5 I love Ichigo He may look mean on the outside, but to be honest he isn t Ichigo can see ghosts for as long as he can remember He lives with his sisters Yuzu and Karin and father His mother died when he was younger Later, he meets Rukia Kuchiki who explains that there are good and evil spirits Wholes are the good spirits and hollows are the bad When Ichigo s family gets attacked by hollows He wants to save them Rukia had bound him with kido which he ended up breaking Rukia was shocked She never saw any human do that Ichigo goes after the hollow He isn t able to do anything to protect his sister Rukia ends up saving him, but gets hurt She tells Ichigo he can become a soul reaper She lends him power, but he takes half of it Ichigo becomes a substitute soul reaper Rukia later appears to him in the real world She tells him that he needs to fight the hollows That it is his duty He tells her he doesn t want to They see a little ghost boy being attacked by a hollow Ichigo decides to save him and sends him to the soul society Now he decides to protect everyone Ichigo is my favorite character throughout the whole series I loved watching him grow and develop throughout the anime I can t wait to see him do that in the manga Rukia is alright She isn t my favorite character She is the soul reaper of Karakura Town She is there to protect people from the hollows You don t really learn too much about her All you learn is that she is a soul reaper His sister s are really cute And his father is a little bit eccentric but I already know a lot about him Also in the volume you get to meet Orihime Inoue She is one of Ichigo s classmates Her brother was killed in a car accident when she was younger He is watching over her as a ghost He gets devoured by a few other hollows and turns into a hollow himself Orihime is almost hit by a car, but her brother pulls her out of the way Ichigo and Rukia run into her Rukia notices the cut on her leg Ichigo tells Rukia he remembers the incident Her brother was brought to his families clinic.When Orihime and Tatsuki are attacked by a hollow Ichigo comes to save them Orihime is able to see him because her soul was taken out of her body Ichigo hits the hollow, but he escapes He saw the face of the hollowwhich was Orihime s brother Ichigo is shocked Later her brother explains to her that he was so lonely without her She stopped praying for him She just wanted to show him that she was happy She didn t want him to think she wasn t okay She wanted him to rest peacefully Her brother fights the hollow form and disappears It was a really sad ending Another character you get to meet is Chad Chad is a pretty quiet character I love Chad though He inherits a cursed parakeet He talks to Chad Chad decides to protect him At the very end he gets attacked by a hollow He is brought to Ichigo s clinic.12 1 update Now I understand where the training in the live action came from The online translations really missed a lot of pages I m glad I bought the box sets I can t wait to read volume 2 next week I m glad I decided to restart I love it again Read up to Volume 570 Right So it s been years since I ve watched Bleach and let me tell you, THIS IS STILL ONE OF THE BEST ANIME MANGA EVAH EVAH EVAHI can t post too much spoilers because that would be unfair to the others but here are some of my favorites characters in the new arc Kuchiki ByakuyaI have such an intensive crush on this bastard and he has wonderful scenes on this ARC I also love how he gives insults to people like diz,And damn if that didn t tingle the things that should tinglRead up to Volume 570 Right So it s been years since I ve watched Bleach and let me tell you, THIS IS STILL ONE OF THE BEST ANIME MANGA EVAH EVAH EVAHI can t post too much spoilers because that would be unfair to the others but here are some of my favorites characters in the new arc Kuchiki ByakuyaI have such an intensive crush on this bastard and he has wonderful scenes on this ARC I also love how he gives insults to people like diz,And damn if that didn t tingle the things that should tingle in me Ichigo KurosakiWhat I really like about Ichigo is that he really grew up in this series He used to be brash and cocky he still is but he lost that idiocy stuff that most main characters have.Unlike Naruto whom I never liked the character, not the anime because I find him annoying even in Shippuden, Ichigo becamecool and thoughtful and I m like having orgasm when he fights with some bad guys in the latest Arc Kisuke Uruhara100 out of 100 He s the weirdest yet most amazing thing ever Other things There are some mind blowing secrets in this one and major major major changes happened in the latest ARC I don t know how Kubo would fix it or how the series would go on, but DAMN, I can t wait for the series to continue I discovered Bleach probably about a year ago, just before they began to syndicate the American version on Cartoon Network I started off with the anime, but I was so impressed I went out and bought the manga, too Being whole heartedly American, I like my comics to have bright, flashy colors, but to make up for that, Bleach has given me plenty of chestily endowed women to make up for the lack of flesh tones The first few volumes story arcs of Bleach are excellent, though it does begin to sta I discovered Bleach probably about a year ago, just before they began to syndicate the American version on Cartoon Network I started off with the anime, but I was so impressed I went out and bought the manga, too Being whole heartedly American, I like my comics to have bright, flashy colors, but to make up for that, Bleach has given me plenty of chestily endowed women to make up for the lack of flesh tones The first few volumes story arcs of Bleach are excellent, though it does begin to stagnate after awhile Never, however, does it venture into the realm of unreadable though the last few episodes of the anime have been nearly unwatchable If you re a comics fan, or a anime fan, or a manga fan, or just looking for an interesting, out of this world story along the lines of DBZ or a number of other similarly themed Japanese titles, give Bleach a try Just be careful between this and the anime, one could invest a whole lot of time in this series Absolutely incredible Fifteen year old Ichigo Kurosaki has the ability to see, touch, and talk to spirits Ichigo has been able to communicate with them since he was a little kid Ichigo lives with his two sisters and his father The important part in this book is when he meets Rukia Kuchiki Rukia is a Soul Reaper that changes his lifeIt was love at first sight I loved the book the moment I read it The drawings are nice as well as the plot Th Fifteen year old Ichigo Kurosaki has the ability to see, touch, and talk to spirits Ichigo has been able to communicate with them since he was a little kid Ichigo lives with his two sisters and his father The important part in this book is when he meets Rukia Kuchiki Rukia is a Soul Reaper that changes his lifeIt was love at first sight I loved the book the moment I read it The drawings are nice as well as the plot There s even anime to go with it All the characters are unique in their own way It s one of my favorite manga I would definitely recommend it to anyone who s into the action genre For the start it was pretty good and i hope that next part will be even better. T W Violence, GoreBleach certainly didn t hold back from the amount of violence, gore and blood Yuck As someone who is relatively new to reading manga, Bleach was a title that I came across one day on Instagram It follows a young character called Ichigo, who is fifteen and can see spirits that don t settle down and haunt the minds and bodies of others Connecting with a soul reaper called Rukia, the two of them work together until she gets injured and Ichigo must take over It was a really i T W Violence, GoreBleach certainly didn t hold back from the amount of violence, gore and blood Yuck As someone who is relatively new to reading manga, Bleach was a title that I came across one day on Instagram It follows a young character called Ichigo, who is fifteen and can see spirits that don t settle down and haunt the minds and bodies of others Connecting with a soul reaper called Rukia, the two of them work together until she gets injured and Ichigo must take over It was a really interesting premise but sadly, the graphic content of the illustrations was far too gory for my liking Rant mode onI hate this seriesthan most of anything else It is clearly undermining the quality of shounens, it s trolling away like there is no tomorrow, and yet many love its ludicrous plot and retarded characters Before you immediately press the dislike button for saying something bad about your religion here, let me at least try to explain why.First arc Bleach began as urban fantasy, with teenagers being able to see ghosts and fighting to protect themselves and their friends It was Rant mode onI hate this seriesthan most of anything else It is clearly undermining the quality of shounens, it s trolling away like there is no tomorrow, and yet many love its ludicrous plot and retarded characters Before you immediately press the dislike button for saying something bad about your religion here, let me at least try to explain why.First arc Bleach began as urban fantasy, with teenagers being able to see ghosts and fighting to protect themselves and their friends It was very good in the first dozen of chapters as the aesthetics were great for this sort of series and in each chapter there was progress and immersion to the characters I disliked the magical way the lead gainedpower in the nick of time and won all the time but I was willing to leave it aside since everything seemed great as far as shounen go The characters had different goals, the ghosts were mostly presented as people who died with a grudge and there was school romance in the air Very nice so far.Second arc Then the setting shifted to Soul Society, home of the Death Gods who oversee the proper handling of the afterlife It was quite the epic arc, despite dragging things along at times It still provided lots of immersion to many characters and the worldview of the series in general, while also having a great plot twist regarding a traitor amongst the captains The lead still kept getting stronger with the speed of light but I was still willing to leave it aside as the aesthetics and the immersion were great.Third arc Then came the introduction of the super ghosts and the Death God hybrids and shit began to hit the fan The plot draged a lot, battles became repetitive and the story was a repeat of SS arc, only 1500% slower It is here where the series went so downhill, I lost interest and loath ever since Characters became caricatures whose only feature is their transforming sword, many seem to be in the story just to drag it with unimportant battles, character development became a joke Tite Kubo clearly had no idea what he was doing any and kept ass pulling stuff, while forgetting the rules he established himself a few pages before.Fourth arc As if that wasn t lame enough, the third arc ended with the main villain finally beaten and the hero losing his powers It could have been a fine point to stop the series, as it had completed all its main objectives But no, Kubo was making so much money he decided to keep going And to nobody s surprise, he again makes the story repeat in the exact same way as the first one, only this time the newer enemies are completely pitiful and superpowers degraded from awesome mystical forces that someone gains after years of training, to simple magical devises Even the protagonist got his powers back in a completely uninspired way Plain dreadful Fifth arc Same crap as before, a rehash of the SS arc, only this time the bad guys pose a threat for once Kubo decided to finally kill a few characters instead of keeping them around without doing anything, which was a good move He also kept asspulling nonsense, such as the very existence of the bad guys They were supposed to have been killed off before the first arc even begins At this point there were over a hundred side stories happening at the same time, and the plot was going literally nowhere The sales became so bad, to the point where the initial plan to make it last for another decade was called off midway Shonen Jump trminated the show and wrapped up everything in a hurry, and in a way that explained close to nothing Nobody was satisfied, everybody hated Bleach as a whole, and Kubo is still counting the money he made out of this 15 year scam I understand that the action is good and a major magnet albeit repetitive, random and usually ludicrous in terms of looks I understand that some characters look cool and not as close as interesting as when they were offeringthan just big explosions But I also understand that the majority of anime fans don t care about the finer things in a series, like consistency or pacing, because if they did, this series would have a far lower rating than 8 It is nice brain dead action of cool caricatures but nothingAnd it s not like this is the best of what modern shounen can offer Naruto, One Piece, even Full Metal Alchemist, may have less exiting action overall but have bits of strategy in them and the story is definitely going faster andinteresting, with farcharacter development and immersion, and far less inconsistencies and plot holes If I need to get intotechnical details, the art is quite good, character figure and action wise Although the overall character drawings have improved over the years, at the same time the aesthetics in atmosphere building that made the initial chapters so great have almost disappeared, while the snail slow plot makes even the battles to feel like mostly aimless blahblah with stiff characters instead of good choreography You literally get 2 or 3 pictures per page and usually empty backgrounds, where nothing happens at all You can read 10 chapters in less that 10 minutes and you will think not even a minute passed within the show And it s ironic how the main battle song s lyrics in the anime are If you want to get some action, you need be the center of attraction Because the action is way too slow but since the series has such a fandom behind it, this is almost overlooked The characters are mostly cool or funny but not all that interesting as developed personalities I mean, the main character, an angsty teenager, degraded from a sympathetic youth to an imba warrior that keeps getting his ass kicked yet wins all the time with ass pulling power ups And if the angsty lead is less interesting that a berserker secondary freak with bells glued on his hair and whose sole motivation is to cut things just for the heck of it, you can see how this series has really messed up priorities Enjoyment reflects my view on this and it s pretty low as I prefer story and character immersion to brain dead repetitive action Overall, it was a good series at first and still is a good series to watch as brain dead action but it is nowhere as good as it began and doesn t stand a ghost of a chance beforeinnovating works like One Piece or Full Metal Alchemist All Souls Day read about soul reaping.Not my preferred art style, but well executed No idea what the title signifies.Looking forward to finding out what s going on with the possessed parakeet.