Bleach (manga)

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[ serialized in [Shonen Jump USA], serialized in [Weekly Shonen Jump] ]

Related anime:
    Bleach (TV) (adaptation)
      Bleach Rock Musical (musical special)
      Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody
        Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion (movie) (sequel)
          Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black (sequel)
            Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse (sequel)
      Bleach: Memories in the Rain (OAV)
      Bleach: The Sealed Sword Frenzy (OAV)

Alternative title:
Блич (Russian)
ブリーチ (Japanese)
死神 (Chinese (Taiwan))
블리치 (Korean)
Genres: action, supernatural
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary:
Bleach follows the adventures of Ichigo Kurosaki, a teenager with the ability to see spirits,who accidentally steals the powers of the Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki while saving his family and subsequently assumes her duties while she convalesces. Since that event, Ichigo has to fight hollows, evil spirits that attack people.In the process he makes new Friends with special abilities. After various events, Rukia is sentenced to death by her Soul Reapers' superiors for her actions, leading Ichigo to encounter them to save her life. He also encounters former Soul Reaper Sōsuke Aizen, who created an army of powerful hollow called arrancar to destroy the Soul Reapers organization, Soul Society.
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.
User Ratings: 1875 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 410 votes (Eng:165, sub:164, dub:61, edit.dub:5, ?:3, raw:2, raw:2, others:8
4 Spanish subtitled
2 Italian dubbed
1 German dubbed
1 Portuguese
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 Excellent: 620 votes (Eng:315, sub:198, dub:82, raw:8, ?:5, raw:1, others:11
3 Spanish
3 Spanish subtitled
2 German
1 Portuguese
1 French subtitled
1 French
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 Very good: 371 votes (Eng:223, sub:88, dub:41, ?:5, raw:4, edit.dub:3, raw:2, others:5
1 Indonesian
1 French
1 Italian dubbed
1 German
1 Russian
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 Good: 233 votes (Eng:165, sub:38, dub:15, raw:2, edit.dub:2, ?:2, raw:1, others:8
3 French
1 Spanish
1 Dutch
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese
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 Decent: 96 votes (Eng:66, sub:17, dub:10, others:3
1 German edited dub
1 Indonesia
1 Spanish
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 So-so: 52 votes (Eng:37, sub:8, dub:2, raw:1, others:4
1 Finnish
1 Portuguese
1 French
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Not really good: 27 votes (Eng:17, sub:4, dub:3, raw:1, others:2
1 Spanish
1 Portuguese
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 Weak: 21 votes (Eng:16, sub:3, dub:2)
 Bad: 11 votes (Eng:7, sub:2, dub:2)
 Awful: 14 votes (Eng:7, sub:5, dub:2)
 Worst ever: 20 votes (sub:15, Eng:3, dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
Seen in part or in whole by 4554 users, rank: #3 (of 4391)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.172 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.8774, rank: #709 (of 4406)
Weighted mean: 8.082 (Very good), rank: #696 (of 4406) (seen all: 8.33 / seen some: 8.15 / won't finish: 5.76)
Bayesian estimate: 8.081 (Very good), rank: #348 (of 2759)
Number of pages: 200
Volumes:
#01. The Death and the Strawberry
#02. Goodbye Parakeet, Goodnite My Sister
#03. Memories in the Rain
#04. Quincy Archer Hates You
#05. Rightarm of the Giant
#06. The Death Trilogy Overture
#07. The Broken Coda
#08. The Blade and Me
#09. Fourteen Days of Conspiracy
#10. Tattoo on the Sky
#11. A star and a stray dog
#12. Flowers on the precipice
#13. The Undead
#14. White Tower Rocks
#15. Beginning of the Death of Tomorrow
#16. Night of Wijnruit
#17. Rosa Rubicundior, Lilio Candidor
#18. The Deathberry Returns
#19. The Black Moon Rising
#20. End of Hypnosis
#21. Be My Family or Not
#22. Conquistadores
#23. Mala Suerte!
#24. Immanent God Blues
#25. No Shaking Throne
#26. The Mascaron Drive
#27. goodbye, halcyon days.
#28. Baron's Lecture Full-Course
#29. The Slashing Opera
#30. There is no Heart Without You
#31. Don't Kill my Volupture
#32. Howling
#33. THE BAD JOKE
#34. King of The Kill
Chapter titles: We have 510
Vintage:
2002-01-05
2004-06 (US publication begins)
2007-04-19 (Mexico)
Release dates: We have 262
Links: We have 3
Trivia: We have 3
Reviews:
Bleach GN 55 (Apr 21, 2013)
Bleach GN 50-51 (Dec 8, 2012)
Bleach GN 48-49 (Nov 2, 2012)
Bleach GN 44-45 (Aug 25, 2012)
Bleach GN 36 (Oct 8, 2011)
Bleach GN 34 (Feb 25, 2011)
Bleach GN 30 (Mar 17, 2010)
Bleach GN 26 (Apr 11, 2009)
Bleach GN 8 (Sep 30, 2005)
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Artbook
    All Colour but the Black: The Art of Bleach (Artbook) 2008-10-07 (from $13.18)
DVD (Region 1)
    Bleach DVD + Manga (DVD 1) 2008-07-22
Fanbook
    Bleach Official Character Book - SOULs. (Fanbook 1) 2008-10-21 (from $10.04)
    Bleach Official Character Book - Masked (Fanbook 2) 2012-03-06 (from $10.10)
    Color Bleach+: Bleach Official Bootleg (Fanbook) 2010-08-10 (from $10.27)
Graphic novel
    Bleach (GN 1) 2004-06-09 (from $6.28)
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Tite Kubo
(none)
Japanese companies
Publisher: Shueisha
English staff
English cast
Translation:
Christine Dashiell (vol 49)
Joe Yamazaki

Adaptation: Lance Caselman
Cover Design: Sean Lee
Design: Sean Lee
Editing:
Kit Fox
Pancha Diaz (vol. 20, 21)
Yuki Takagaki (vol. 12, 15, 16, 20)
Editor-in-Chief:
Hyoe Narita
Yumi Hoashi
Executive VP: Hyoe Narita
Graphics: Sean Lee
Production manager: Noboru Watanabe
Publisher: Seiji Horibuchi
Retouch & Lettering: Mark McMurray (vols. 16,17,19,20,22,23,24)
Sr. Director of Licensing & Acquisitions: Rika Inouye
Touch-up & Lettering:
Andy Ristaino
Dave Lanphear (vol. 3, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Evan Waldinger (vol. 21)
Mark McMurray (vol. 16, 20)
VP of Marketing: Liza Coppola
VP of Publishing: Alvin Lu
VP of Strategic Development: Yumi Hoashi
(none)
English companies
Distributor: Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Licensed by: Viz Media
French staff
French companies
(none)
Publisher: Glenat
French cast
(none)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Translation:
Marta E. Gallego (Spain ed.; Catalan ed.)

Consultant:
Enric Piñeyro (Spain ed.; Catalan ed.)
Editing:
Félix Sabaté (Spain ed.; Catalan ed.)
Mar Calpena (Spain ed.; Catalan ed.)
Editorial Director:
Joan Navarro (Spain ed.; Catalan ed.)
Graphic Design:
José Miguel Alvarez (Spain ed.; Catalan ed.)
Luis Domínguez (Spain ed.; Catalan ed.)
(none)
Spanish companies
Publisher:
Editorial Ivréa (Argentina)
Glénat España
Grupo Editorial Vid (Mexico)
Panini Comics (Spain; since 2012)
Translation: Daruma Serveis Lingüístics (Spain)
Italian cast
Italian staff
Translation: Simona Stanzani
(none)
Italian companies
(none)
German staff
German cast
Translation: Daniel Büchner
(none)
German companies
Publisher: Tokyopop Germany
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
(none)
Publisher: Kana Netherlands
Dutch cast
(none)
Russian staff
Russian cast
Translation: Ekaterina Ryabova

Editor-in-Chief: Elena Zhikarentseva
Production manager: Alexander Zhikarentsev
(none)
Russian companies
Publisher:
Comix-ART (Design By)
Эксмо
Polish staff
Polish cast
Translation: Paweł Dybała
(none)
Polish companies
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Translation:
Drik Sada (vol 25+)
Ricardo Cruz (vol 1-24)
(none)
Portuguese companies
Editorial Production: Mythos Editora
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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