Bleach (2009)

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Release Date:
September 9, 2009
Masakazu Morita, Fumiko Orikasa, Hiroki Yasumoto, Yuki Matsuoka, Noriaki Sugiyama, Kentarô Itô, Shinichirô Miki, Hisayoshi Suganuma
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latest Bleach Articles

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Bleach: TYBW Goes Behind the Scenes of Rukia's 'Ice Queen' Bankai Singer

The musical composer for Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War shares a behind-the-scenes clip of the singer behind Rukia's "Ice Queen" Bankai song.

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Bleach's Visored Captains Dropped the Ball — But Shouldn't Have

Three Visored Captains made fools of themselves against the Sternritter but did much better against Aizen's army — this doesn't make any sense.

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10 Bleach Characters Strong Enough To Beat Genryusai Yamamoto, Ranked

Genryusai Yamamoto, the founder of the Gotei 13, was considered the strongest Soul Reaper for centuries. Can any Bleach characters defeat him?

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10 Ways Bleach Embraces Shonen Clichés

Even if Bleach feels like typical shonen with its high school adventures and power scaling, Tite Kubo's masterpiece finds ways to embrace it.

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Bleach Zanpakutō — All The Sword Forms Explained

How did the Soul Reapers' Zanpakuto develop from an Asauchi to a Shikai to a Bankai? There are unique mechanics to each sword form.

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10 Bleach Characters Strong Enough To Beat Kenpachi Zaraki, Ranked

Kenpachi Zaraki has finally connected with his Zanpakuto, meaning he is stronger than ever. Can any Bleach characters defeat him?

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Bleach: What’s The Deal With Ichigo's Final Zanpakuto?

What in the world is up with Ichigo's Final Zanpakuto in Bleach?

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Sword Releases and Requirements, How Bleach Zanpakutōs Work

Swords are not just weapons in Bleach; they are partners whose power is unlocked with trust and cooperation from their Soul Reapers.

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Where Can I Watch Bleach & How Many Seasons Are There?

The venerable Bleach anime is always welcoming new fans who want to see what the shonen big 3 are really capable of.

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10 Best Immortal Anime Characters, Ranked

Whether they gained it accidentally or through evil experiments like Naruto's Orochimaru, many anime characters have achieved immortality.

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How The Thousand-Year Blood War Arc Fixes Bleach's Biggest Problem

Contrived power-ups practically ruined the original Bleach anime, but the TYBW arc will show what happens when the heroes actually earn their powers.

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Bleach's Kisuke Urahara Sets Himself Apart With the Power of Science

Kisuke Urahara's method to steal back bankai gives the Soul Reapers a second chance, and it sets him apart from most other shonen mentors, too.

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10 Bleach Characters Who Never Got A Proper Ending

Bleach's story never had room to provide proper endings for characters like Sajin Komamura, Grimmjow, or even Tatsuki Arisawa.

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10 Biggest Parallels Between Ichigo Kurosaki & His Villains

Bleach's Ichigo Kurosaki is much more similar to villains like Grimmjow and Ulquiorra than he realizes.

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Bleach: Why Ichigo Kurosaki Won't Use His Hollow Mask Again

Bleach fans won't see much more of Ichigo Kurosaki's iconic Hollow mask. To defeat the Wandenreich, Ichigo needs different tools for the job.

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10 Bleach Characters Who Deserve a Second Chance In The Thousand-Year Blood War Anime

Underused or obscure Bleach characters like Renji and Momo need one last chance to shine in the Thousand-Year Blood War arc anime.

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10 Cutest Shonen Couples, Ranked

Delightful shonen couples like Naruto and Hinata give anime fans hope that true love really does win in the end.

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How The Sternritter Represent Everything Wrong With Bleach's Villains

Unlike the Espadas, who actually have a purpose, Bleach's Sternritter are villains with flashy action sequences and nothing more.

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Bleach's Soul Tickets Prove Humanity & Soul Reapers Are Coming Together At Last

Captain Shunsui Kyoraku is building bridges with Ichigo's friends in Karakura Town, hinting at future Soul-Reaper cooperation in the future.

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How Bleach's New Intro Credits Set Up the Entire Thousand-Year Blood War Arc

Bleach's new anime uses its intro credits to subtly hint at future plot developments, all without spoiling the surprise for new Bleach anime fans.