Japanese: BLEACH – ブリーチ –
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
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
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.
Characters & Voice Actors
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)
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.