Bleach is author Tite Kubo's second title. Kubo made his debut withZombie Powder. , a four-volume series for Weekly Shonen Jump . To date, Bleach has been translated into numerous languages and has also inspired an animated TV series that began airing in Japan in 2004. Beginning its serialization in 2001,Bleach is still a mainstay in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump. In 2005, Bleach >/b> was awarded the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award in theshonen (boys') category.
Cleaning up the afterlife one spirit at a time!
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Hot-tempered 15-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki, the hero of the popular fantasy-adventureBleach
, has the unsettling ability to see spirits who are unable to rest in peace. His sixth sense leads him to Rukia, a Soul Reaper who destroysHollows
(soul-devouring monsters) and ensures the deceased find repose with the Soul Society. When she's injured in battle, Rukia transfers her sword and much of her power to Ichigo, whose spiritual energy makes him a formidable substitute Soul Reaper. But the orange-haired teenager isn't sure he wants the job: too many risks and moral dilemmas.
Cleaning up the afterlife one spirit at a time!; Strawberry and the Soul ReapersThere Is No Heart Without You
Ichigo and his friends are moving ever closer to the center of Hueco Mundo and rescuing Orihime. But their battles against the Arrancars are testing them in ways they never thought possible. Can they keep their honor in a world where it doesn't exist, or will Hueco Mundo leave an indelible mark on their souls?!