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Ichigo Kurosaki is an ordinary high schooler—until his family is attacked by a Hollow, a corrupt spirit that seeks to devour human souls. It is then that he meets a Soul Reaper named Rukia Kuchiki, who gets injured while protecting Ichigo's family from the assailant. To save his family, Ichigo accepts Rukia's offer of taking her powers and becomes a Soul Reaper as a result. However, as Rukia is unable to regain her powers, Ichigo is given the daunting task of hunting down the Hollows that plague their town. However, he is not alone in his fight, as he is later joined by his friends—classmates Orihime Inoue, Yasutora Sado, and Uryuu Ishida—who each have their own unique abilities. As Ichigo and his comrades get used to their new duties and support each other on and off the battlefield, the young Soul Reaper soon learns that the Hollows are not the only real threat to the human world.

User Rating: 4.47 ( 65 votes)


English: Bleach
Japanese: BLEACH – ブリーチ –
Type: TV
Episodes: 366
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2004 to Mar 27, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:00 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, Aniplex, Dentsu, TV Tokyo Music, Studio Kelmadick, Shueisha
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Super Power, Supernatural, Shounen
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, DVD, Dual Audio

Encoder's Notes

dedsec: If you are a fan of over sharpened encodes, you may skip this section entirely. However, if over sharepened video makes your eyes bleed and you respect the animatiors’ choice of keeping soft outlines, the DVD encode might be for you.

Bleach’s bluray releases are a dissaster and its not even our encodes’ fault, It’s remaster itself is messed up. All they did was a bad qtec upscale with weirdly sharpened outlines, messed up colors (Ichigo’s hair isn’t even orange anymore) and detail loss with a ton of grain over it.

Now, i wont claim that Lucy’s DVD encode looks better than Mad’s BD one. It certainly has more detail loss, but it is – in my opinion – the lesser evil. In the end, it comes down to preference.


Noriyuki Abe – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kouji Aritomi – Episode Director, Storyboard
Manabu Fukazawa – Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation, Assistant Animation Director
Gen Fukuda – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “*~Asterisk~ (*~アスタリスク~)” by Orange Range (eps 1-25)
OP2: “D-tecnolife” by UVERworld (eps 26-51)
OP3: “Ichirin no Hana (一輪の花)” by High and Mighty Color (eps 52-74)
OP4: “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight” by Beat Crusaders (eps 75-97)
OP5: “Rolling star” by YUI (eps 98-120)
OP6: “ALONES” by Aqua Timez (eps 121-143)
OP7: “After Dark (アフターダーク)” by Asian Kung-Fu Generation (eps 144-167)
OP8: “CHU-BURA” by Kelun (eps 168-189)
OP9: “Velonica” by Aqua Timez (eps 190-214)
OP10: “Shoujo S (少女S)” by Scandal (eps 215-242)
OP11: “Anima Rossa (アニマロッサ)” by Porno Graffitti (eps 243-265)
OP12: “chAngE” by miwa (eps 266-291)
OP13: “Ranbu no Melody (乱舞のメロディ)” by SID (eps 292-316)
OP14: “BLUE” by ViViD (eps 317-342)
OP15: “HARUKAZE” by Scandal (eps 343-366)
ED1: “Life is Like a Boat” by Rie Fu (eps 1-13)
ED2: “Thank You!! (サンキュー!!)” by HOME MADE KAZOKU (eps 14-25)
ED3: “Houkiboshi (ほうき星)” by Younha (eps 26-38)
ED4: “Happy People” by Skoop on Somebody (eps 39-51)
ED5: “Life” by YUI (eps 52-63)
ED6: “My Pace (マイペース)” by SunSet Swish (eps 64-74)
ED7: “Hanabi” by Ikimonogakari (eps 75-86)
ED8: “MOVIN!!” by Takacha (eps 87-97)
ED9: “Baby It’s You” by JUNE (eps 98-109)
ED10: “Sakura Biyori (桜日和)” by Mai Hoshimura (eps 110-120)
ED11: “Tsumasaki (爪先)” by Ore Ska Band (eps 121-131)
ED12: “Daidai (橙)” by chatmonchy (eps 132-143)
ED13: “Tane wo Maku Hibi (種をまく日々)” by Atari Kousuke (eps 144-154)
ED14: “Kansha. (感謝.)” by RSP a.k.a Real Street Project (eps 155-167)
ED15: “Orange (オレンジ)” by Lil’B a.k.a MIE&AILA (eps 168-179)
ED16: “Gallop (ギャロップ)” by pe’zmoku (eps 180-189)
ED17: “Hitohira no Hanabira (ヒトヒラのハナビラ)” by STEREOPONY (eps 190-201)
ED18: “Sky Chord ~Otona ni Naru Kimi he~ (Sky chord~大人になる君へ~)” by Tsuji Shion (eps 202-214)
ED19: “Kimi wo Mamotte, Kimi wo Aishite (君を守って, 君を愛して)” by Sambomaster (eps 215-229)
ED20: “Mad Surfer” by Kenichi Asai (eps 230-242)
ED21: “Sakurabito (さくらびと)” by SunSet Swish (eps 243-255)
ED22: “Tabidatsu Kimi e (旅立つキミへ)” by RSP (eps 256-265)
ED23: “Stay Beautiful” by Diggy-MO’ (eps 266-278)
ED24: “Echoes” by universe (eps 279-291)
ED25: “Last Moment” by SPYAIR (eps 292-303)
ED26: “Song for…” by ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D (eps 304-316)
ED27: “Aoi Tori (アオイトリ)” by fumika (eps 317-329)
ED28: “Haruka Kanata (ハルカカナタ)” by UNLIMITS (eps 330-342)
ED29: “Re:pray” by Aimer (eps 343-354)
ED30: “Mask” by Aqua Timez (eps 355-366)

Episode List

01: The Day I Became a Shinigami
02: A Shinigami’s Work
03: The Older Brother’s Wish, the Younger Sister’s Wish
04: Cursed Parakeet
05: Beat the Invisible Enemy!
06: Fight to the Death! Ichigo vs. Ichigo
07: Greetings from a Stuffed Lion
08: June 17, Memories in the Rain
09: Unbeatable Enemy
10: Assault on Trip at Sacred Ground!
11: The Legendary Quincy
12: A Gentle Right Arm
13: Flower and Hollow
14: Back to Back, a Fight to the Death!
15: Kon’s Great Plan
16: Encounter, Renji Abarai!
17: Ichigo Dies!
18: Reclaim! The Power of the Shinigami!
19: Ichigo Becomes a Hollow!
20: Gin Ichimaru’s Shadow
21: Enter! The World of the Shinigami
22: The Man Who Hates Shinigami
23: 14 Days Before Rukia’s Execution
24: Assemble! The 13 Divisions
25: Penetrate the Center with an Enormous Bombshell?
26: Formation! The Worst Tag
27: Release the Death Blow!
28: Orihime Targeted
29: Breakthrough! The Shinigami’s Encompassing Net
30: Renji’s Confrontation
31: The Resolution to Kill
32: Stars and the Stray
33: Miracle! The Mysterious New Hero
34: Tragedy of Dawn
35: Aizen Assassinated! The Darkness Which Approaches
36: Kenpachi Zaraki Approaches!
37: Motive of the Fist
38: Desperation! The Broken Zangetsu
39: The Immortal Man
40: The Shinigami whom Ganju Met
41: Reunion, Ichigo and Rukia
42: Yoruichi, Goddess of Flash, Dances!
43: The Despicable Shinigami
44: Ishida Ultimate Power!
45: Overcome Your Limits!
46: Authentic Records! School of Shinigami
47: The Avengers
48: Hitsugaya Roars!
49: Rukia’s Nightmare
50: The Reviving Lion
51: Morning of the Sentence
52: Renji, Oath of the Soul! Death Match with Byakuya
53: Gin Ichimaru’s Temptation, Resolution Shattered
54: An Accomplished Oath! Get Back Rukia!
55: The Strongest Shinigami! Ultimate Confrontation Between Teacher and Students
56: Supersonic Battle! Determine the Goddess of Battle
57: Senbonzakura, Crushed! Zangetsu Thrusts Through the Sky
58: Unseal! The Black Blade, the Miraculous Power
59: Conclusion of the Death Match! White Pride and Black Desire
60: Reality of the Despair, the Assassin’s Dagger is Swung
61: Aizen Stands! Horrible Ambitions
62: Gather Together! Group of the Strongest Shinigami
63: Rukia’s Resolution, Ichigo’s Feelings
64: New School Term, Renji Has Come to the Material World?!
65: Creeping Terror, the Second Victim
66: Breakthrough! The Trap Hidden in the Labyrinth
67: Death Game! The Missing Classmate
68: True Identity of the Devil, the Secret which Is Revealed
69: Bounts! The Soul Hunters!
70: Rukia’s Return! Revival of the Substitute Team!
71: The Moment of Collision! An Evil Hand Draws Near to the Quincy
72: Water Attack! Escape from the Shutdown Hospital
73: Gathering Bounts! The Man Who Makes His Move
74: Memories of an Eternally Living Clan
75: Earth-Shattering Event at 11th Squad! The Shinigami Who Rises Again
76: Crashing Force! Fried vs. Zangetsu
77: Unfading Grudge! The Shinigami whom Kenpachi Killed
78: Shocking Revelations for the 13 Divisions!! The Truth Buried in History
79: Yoshino’s Decision of Death
80: Assault from a Formidable Enemy! A Tiny Final Line of Defense?!
81: Hitsugaya Moves! The Attacked City
82: Ichigo vs. Dalk! Appearance of the Faded Darkness
83: Grey Shadow, the Secret of the Dolls
84: Dissension in the Substitute Team? Rukia’s Betrayal
85: Deadly Battle of Tears! Rukia vs. Orihime
86: Rangiku Dances! Slice the Invisible Enemy!
87: Byakuya Is Summoned! The Gotei 13 Start to Move
88: Annihilation of the Lieutenants!? Trap in the Underground Cave
89: Rematch?! Ishida vs. Nemu
90: Renji Abarai, Bankai of the Soul!
91: Shinigami and Quincy, the Reviving Power
92: Invasion of the Shinigami World, Again
93: The Bount Assault! The Gotei 13 of Destructive Earthquake
94: Hitsugaya’s Decision! The Clash Approaches
95: Byakuya Takes the Field! Dance of the Wind-Splitting Cherry Blossoms
96: Ichigo, Byakuya, Kariya, The Battle of the Three Extremes!
97: Hitsugaya Strikes! Slice the Enemy in the Middle of the Forest
98: Clash! Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Maki Ichinose
99: Shinigami vs. Shinigami! The Uncontrollable Power
100: Sui-Feng Dies? The Last of the Special Forces



I have no issue with filler as a concept but, If you put a filler episode during a filler arc during the climax of the main arc, rethink it.


it’s an extremely underrated​ anime with a strong supporting cast and great antagonists


Starts off strong but quickly collapses after first major arc. Nigh-endless fillers. Overly-repetitive plot structure. Great soundtrack.


Soul Society arc still one of the best shonen arcs. Rest of the series just couldn’t live up to it though.


I miss being 10


The non-action fillers, sense of humor, music and character designs are this show’s best qualities. The action’s good too.


Insofar as I have guilty pleasures (I don’t), Bleach is one. It’s pretty bad. But that doesn’t stop me from loving it.


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