Bleach is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tite Kubo that has appeared in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since August 2001.
Bleach follows the adventures of Ichigo Kurosaki, a high school student with the ability to see ghosts, and a Soul Reaper named Rukia Kuchiki. The early parts of the story focus mainly on these characters. As events unfold, the story begins to delve deeper into the world of the gods of death.
The manga series has been adapted into an animated television series, two OVAs, three animated feature films, a rock musical, numerous video games, and a collectible card game. Compilation volumes of the manga have sold over 40 million copies in Japan, and have reached the top of manga sales charts in the United States. The manga received the Shogakukan Manga Award for its shōnen title in 2005, and the anime has been nominated for several American Anime Awards.
Bleach is a very cool series and keeps coming with new ideas for keeping the interest of the reader. I have favorite characters(Sado being the highest among them), and the way the swords are able to have two releases with different abilities is facinating. Ichigo is a very honorable kid, no doubt from his father Isshin. I finally found out what his sword name is!! Engetsu(cresent moon.) and the fact that he has the same abilities that Ichigo has is cool but kinda redundant. … more