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Ichigo Kurosaki is a teenager gifted with the ability to see spirits. His life is drastically changed by the sudden appearance of a Soul Reaper—one who governs the flow of souls between the human world and the afterlife—named Rukia Kuchiki, who arrives in search of a Hollow, a dangerous lost soul. When Rukia is severely wounded defending Ichigo from the Hollow, she attempts to transfer half of her reiatsu energy to Ichigo so that he can defeat the Hollow. However, Ichigo takes almost all of her energy, transforming into a Soul Reaper and allowing him to defeat the Hollow with ease. With her powers diminished, Rukia is left stranded in the human world until she can recover her strength. In the meantime, Ichigo must take over Rukia's role as a Soul Reaper, battling Hollows and guiding souls to the afterlife realm known as the Soul Society.

Show Info

Network: Japan TV Tokyo (2004 - now)
Schedule: Wednesdays at 19:30 (30 min)
Status: Running
Language: Japanese
Show Type: Animation
Genres: Action Adventure Anime Fantasy
Episodes ordered: 24 episodes
Created by: Tite Kubo

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Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
16x24: Changing History, Unchanging HeartMar 27, 2012
16x23: Ichigo vs. Ginjo! Secret of the Substitute BadgeMar 20, 2012
16x22: Desperate Struggle!? Byakuya's Troubled MemoriesMar 13, 2012
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Also known as:
  • ブリーチ
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