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In the vibrant tapestry of manga history, Bleach stands as a blazing star that not only illuminated the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump but also etched its name in the annals of pop culture lore. This tale of spectral showdowns became an indomitable titan, ascending to the ranks of the manga elite, known as the Big Three.


With its debut in 2001, Bleach instantly carved out a niche for itself, audaciously competing with other manga giants like One Piece and Naruto.


Central to Bleach's allure was its numerous, intriguing characters, each bearing their own riveting stories, quirks, and formidable powers. Whether it was the enigmatic Ichigo Kurosaki with his fiery orange hair or the icy elegance of Rukia Kuchiki, fans found themselves drawn into a captivating cosmos brimming with diversity.


The artistic prowess of Tite Kubo, the series' creator, brought these characters to life in breathtaking detail. His pen breathed life into the soul reapers, transforming ordinary battles into extraordinary visual symphonies.


As Bleach's popularity surged, it spread its wings far beyond Japan's shores. Viz Media's English translations began in 2004, ushering in an era where fans worldwide could revel in the supernatural saga.


The Studio Pierrot anime adaptation, which graced screens from 2004 to 2012, and later returned as Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War in October 2022, catapulted the series to even greater heights. With its riveting animation, electrifying music, and gut-busting humor, it was and still is a global sensation, viewed and streamed by countless souls, earning accolades and awards that shone like the stars.


Contents
  1. Bleach Storyline Summary
  2. Characters in Bleach
  3. Bleach Episode Guide
    1. Season 1: The Substitute Soul Reaper (2004–05)
    2. Season 2: The Entry (2005)
    3. Season 3: The Rescue (2005–06)
    4. Season 4: The Bount (2006)
    5. Season 5: The Assault (2006–07)
    6. Season 6: Arrancar: The Appearance (2007)
    7. Season 7: The Arrancar Part 2: The Hueco Mundo Sneak Entry (2007)
    8. Season 8: The Arrancar Part 3: The Fierce Fight (2007–08)
    9. Season 9: The New Captain Shūsuke Amagai (2008)
    10. Season 10: The Arrancar Part 4: Arrancar vs Soul Reaper (2008–09)
    11. Season 11: Turn Back The Pendulum (2009)
    12. Season 12: The Arrancar Part 5: Battle in Karakura (2009)
    13. Season 13: Zanpakutō: The Alternate Tale (2009–10)
    14. Season 14: The Arrancar Part 6: Fall of the Espada (2010–11)
    15. Season 15: Gotei 13 Invading Army (2011)
    16. Season 16: The Lost Agent (2011–12)
    17. Thousand-Year Blood War (2022–present)
  4. Chapters in Bleach
  5. Bleach Story Arcs
    1. Agent of the Shinigami Arc (Episodes 1-20)
    2. Soul Society: The Sneak Entry Arc (Episodes 21-41)
    3. Soul Society: The Rescue Arc (Episodes 42-63)
    4. The Bount Arc (Episodes 64-91)
    5. The Bount: Assault on Soul Society Arc (Episodes 92-109)
    6. Arrancar: The Arrival Arc (Episodes 110-131)
    7. Arrancar: The Hueco Mundo Sneak Entry Arc (Episodes 132-151)
    8. Arrancar: The Fierce Fight Arc (Episodes 152-167)
    9. The New Captain Shūsuke Amagai Arc (Episodes 168-189)
    10. Arrancar vs. Shinigami Arc (Episodes 190-205)
    11. The Past Arc (Episodes 206-212)
    12. Arrancar: Decisive Battle of Karakura Arc (Episodes 213-229)
    13. Zanpakutō Unknown Tales Arc (Episodes 230-265)
    14. Arrancar: Downfall Arc (Episodes 266-316)
    15. Gotei 13 Invading Army Arc (Episodes 317-342)
    16. The Lost Substitute Shinigami Arc (Episodes 343-366)
    17. The Thousand-Year Blood War Arc (Episodes 367-379)
    18. The Thousand-Year Blood War: The Separation Arc (Episodes 380-392)
  6. Bleach Movie Collection
    1. Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody
    2. Bleach the Movie: The Diamond Dust Rebellion
    3. Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black
    4. Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse
    5. Bleach (live-action film)
  7. Bleach World and Locations
  8. Bleach Races Overview
  9. Bleach Factions and Organizations
  10. Bleach Techniques Catalog
  11. Bleach Video Games

Bleach Storyline Summary


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At Bleach’s heart lies the unassuming Ichigo Kurosaki, a high school student who can see ghosts. His life takes an unexpected turn when he crosses paths with Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper tasked with hunting down the malevolent entities known as Hollows. The destinies of these two souls entwine when, in a twist of fate, Rukia is grievously wounded by a Hollow's sinister claws.


Desperation fuels a momentous decision, as Rukia transfers her formidable powers to the unsuspecting Ichigo, transforming him into an unlikely savior of souls. A new chapter in Ichigo's life unfolds as he steps into the role of a Soul Reaper, accepting the responsibility to safeguard the fragile boundary between the human world and the abyss of Hollows.


With Rukia as his guide and companion, Ichigo embarks on a perilous journey, braving the shadows to vanquish Hollows and confront otherworldly threats. Along this treacherous path, bonds are forged and broken, friendships bloom and wither, and the secrets of the universe unfurl like petals in the moonlight.


As Ichigo ventures deeper into the enigmatic world of the Soul Reapers, he unearths the tapestry of the Soul Society—the ethereal homeland of these spectral warriors. Here, secrets lie buried beneath the weight of time, and echoes of forgotten grudges reverberate through the hallowed halls.


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Yet Ichigo's journey is not solely one of battles and adversaries. His quest becomes an exploration of self, a voyage into the untapped reservoirs of his own potential. Hidden powers awaken, and his destiny becomes inexorably intertwined with a shadowy adversary, a malevolent force that hungers to obliterate both the realms of the living and the souls.


Characters in Bleach


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Bleach stands out prominently in the realm of anime for its unique and diverse cast of characters. What sets the characters of Bleach apart from those in other anime shows is not only their captivating abilities and striking personalities but also the depth of their development and the intricate balance between their roles as heroes, anti-heroes, and antagonists within the story.


One of the distinguishing features of Bleach characters is their extraordinary and multifaceted abilities. From Soul Reapers wielding zanpakuto swords that can unleash devastating attacks to Quincy archers harnessing spirit particles for their arrows, each character possesses distinct powers that contribute to the dynamic and intense battles within the series.


Additionally, the series explores various supernatural elements such as Hollowfication, Fullbring, and resurreccion forms, adding a layer of complexity and intrigue to the characters' capabilities.


However, what truly sets Bleach characters apart is the depth of their development and the moral ambiguity that surrounds them. Protagonists and antagonists alike undergo significant growth, challenging traditional notions of good and evil.


Characters like Ichigo Kurosaki and Sosuke Aizen, for instance, grapple with their inner demons and navigate moral dilemmas, making them complex and relatable figures. This moral ambiguity us as viewers to connect with the characters on a deeper level, as they evolve and make choices that blur the lines between heroism and villainy.


In Bleach, characters are not merely vessels for flashy battles but also vessels for growth, redemption, and self-discovery.


CategoryCharacterDescription
Protagonists
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Ichigo Kurosaki (Via Studio Pierrot)
The main protagonist and substitute Soul Reaper with various abilities, including Hollowfication, Fullbring, and Quincy powers.
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Rukia Kuchiki (Via Studio Pierrot)
Deuteragonist and 13th Division Soul Reaper, Ichigo's partner, and a member of the noble Kuchiki clan.
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Uryu Ishida (Via Studio Pierrot)
Quincy and rival/ally of Ichigo, skilled archer with Quincy powers.
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Orihime Inoue (Via Studio Pierrot)
Human with healing powers and six fairy-like spirits, supports Ichigo.
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Yasutora Sado (Via Studio Pierrot)
Human with immense strength and armored arms, loyal friend of Ichigo.
Antagonists
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Sosuke Aizen (Via Studio Pierrot)
Former captain of the 5th Division and leader of the Arrancar army, mastermind with hypnosis power.
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Yhwach (Via Studio Pierrot)
King of the Quincy, son of the Soul King, seeks to destroy Soul Society and create a world without death.
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Gin Ichimaru (Via Studio Pierrot)
Former captain of the 3rd Division, Aizen's right-hand man with a long extending sword.
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Ulquiorra Cifer (Via Studio Pierrot)
Arrancar under Aizen, 4th Espada with bat-like resurreccion form.
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Askin Nakk Le Vaar (Via Studio Pierrot)
Quincy member of the Schutzstaffel, enjoys teasing opponents, can manipulate lethal doses of substances.
Major Characters
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Kisuke Urahara (Via Studio Pierrot)
Former captain of the 12th Division, founder of the science division, helps Ichigo and friends with inventions and training.
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Byakuya Kuchiki (Via Studio Pierrot)
Captain of the 6th Division, noble, Rukia's adoptive brother with a sword that scatters into tiny blades.
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Renji Abarai (Via Studio Pierrot)
Lieutenant of the 6th Division, Ichigo's rival and friend, wields a segmented whip-like blade.
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Toshiro Hitsugaya (Via Studio Pierrot)
Captain of the 10th Division, prodigy with control over ice and snow.
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Kenpachi Zaraki (Via Studio Pierrot)
Captain of the 11th Division, bloodthirsty and reckless, wields an unstoppable sword.
Side Characters
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Kon (Via Studio Pierrot)
Mod soul in a stuffed lion toy, provides comic relief, perverted and flirtatious.
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Yoruichi Shihoin (Via Studio Pierrot)
Former captain of the 2nd Division, leader of the Onmitsukidō, can transform into a black cat.
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Rangiku Matsumoto (Via Studio Pierrot)
Lieutenant of the 10th Division, cheerful and carefree, wields a sword with ash-like particles.
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Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez (Via Studio Pierrot)
Arrancar under Aizen, 6th Espada, violent and arrogant, with a jaguar-like resurreccion form.


Bleach Episode Guide


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Bleach spans an impressive 20 seasons, featuring a diverse array of 20 distinct story arcs. With over 392 episodes and still counting as of 30th September 2023, Bleach stands as a monumental and enduring piece of the anime landscape.


Bleach continues to captivate fans with its rich storytelling and supernatural battles. Much like its fellow long-running anime series, Bleach has firmly secured its place in the annals of anime history as one of the longest and most beloved series ever created.


Here is a list of all Bleach episodes to guide you through your journey of exploring its captivating storyline:


Season 1: The Substitute Soul Reaper (2004–05)


Overall NumberEpisode NumberEpisode Episode TitleJapanese Air DateEnglish Air Date
11The Day I Became a ShinigamiOctober 5, 2004September 9, 2006
22The Shinigami’s WorkOctober 12, 2004September 16, 2006
33The Older Brother’s Wish, the Younger Sister’s WishOctober 19, 2004September 23, 2006
44Cursed ParakeetOctober 26, 2004September 30, 2006
55Beat the Invisible Enemy!November 2, 2004October 7, 2006
66Fight to the Death! Ichigo vs. IchigoNovember 9, 2004October 14, 2006
77Greetings from a Stuffed ToyNovember 16, 2004October 21, 2006
88June 17, Memories in the RainNovember 23, 2004October 28, 2006
99Unbeatable EnemyNovember 30, 2004November 4, 2006
1010Assault on Trip at Sacred Ground!December 7, 2004November 11, 2006
1111The Legendary QuincyDecember 14, 2004November 18, 2006
1212A Gentle Right ArmDecember 21, 2004December 2, 2006
1313Flower and HollowJanuary 11, 2005December 9, 2006
1414Back to Back, A Fight to the Death!January 18, 2005December 16, 2006
1515Kon’s Great PlanJanuary 25, 2005January 6, 2007
1616Encounter: Abarai Renji!February 1, 2005January 13, 2007
1717Ichigo Dies!February 8, 2005January 20, 2007
1818Reclaim! The Power of the Shinigami!February 15, 2005January 27, 2007
1919Ichigo Becomes a Hollow!February 22, 2005February 3, 2007
2020Gin Ichimaru’s ShadowMarch 1, 2005February 10, 2007


Season 2: The Entry (2005)


Overall Episode NumberEpisode NumberEpisode Episode TitleJapanese Air DateEnglish Air Date
211Enter! The World of the ShinigamiMarch 8, 2005February 17, 2007
222The Man Who Hates ShinigamiMarch 15, 2005February 24, 2007
23314 Days Before Rukia’s ExecutionMarch 22, 2005March 3, 2007
244Assemble! The 13 DivisionsMarch 29, 2005March 10, 2007
255Penetrate the Center with an Enormous Bombshell?April 5, 2005March 17, 2007
266Formation! The Worst TagApril 12, 2005March 24, 2007
277Release the Death Blow!April 19, 2005March 31, 2007
288Orihime Is Being TargetedApril 26, 2005April 7, 2007
299Breakthrough! The Shinigami’s Encompassing NetMay 3, 2005April 14, 2007
3010Renji’s ConfrontationMay 10, 2005April 21, 2007
3111The Resolution to KillMay 17, 2005April 28, 2007
3212Stars and the StrayMay 24, 2005May 5, 2007
3313Miracle! The Mysterious New HeroMay 31, 2005May 12, 2007
3414Tragedy of DawnJune 7, 2005May 19, 2007
3515Aizen Assassinated! The Darkness Which ApproachesJune 14, 2005May 26, 2007
3616Zaraki Kenpachi Approaches!June 21, 2005June 2, 2007
3717Motive of the FistJune 28, 2005June 9, 2007
3818Desperation! The Broken ZangetsuJuly 5, 2005June 16, 2007
3919The Immortal ManJuly 12, 2005June 23, 2007
4020The Shinigami Whom Ganju MetJuly 19, 2005June 30, 2007
4121Reunion, Ichigo and RukiaJuly 26, 2005July 7, 2007


Season 3: The Rescue (2005–06)


Overall Episode NumberEpisode NumberEpisode Episode TitleJapanese Air DateEnglish Air Date
421Yoruichi, Goddess of Flash, Dances!July 26, 2005July 21, 2007
432The Despicable ShinigamiAugust 2, 2005July 28, 2007
443Ishida Ultimate Power!August 9, 2005August 4, 2007
454Overcome Your Limits!August 16, 2005August 11, 2007
465Authentic Records! School of ShinigamiAugust 23, 2005August 18, 2007
476The AvengersAugust 30, 2005September 1, 2007
487Hitsugaya Roars!September 6, 2005September 8, 2007
498Rukia's NightmareSeptember 13, 2005September 15, 2007
509The Reviving LionSeptember 20, 2005September 22, 2007
5110Morning of the SentenceSeptember 27, 2005October 6, 2007
5211Renji, Oath of the Soul! Death Match with ByakuyaOctober 4, 2005October 13, 2007
5312Gin Ichimaru's Temptation, Resolution ShatteredOctober 4, 2005March 2, 2008
5413An Accomplished Oath! Get back Rukia!October 18, 2005March 9, 2008
5514The Strongest Shinigami! Ultimate Confrontation Between Teacher and StudentsOctober 25, 2005March 16, 2008
5615Supersonic Battle! Determine the Goddess of BattleNovember 1, 2005March 23, 2008
5716Senbonzakura, Crushed! Zangetsu Thrusts through the SkyNovember 8, 2005March 30, 2008
5817Unseal! The Black Blade, the Miraculous PowerNovember 15, 2005April 6, 2008
5918Conclusion of the Death Match! White Pride and Black DesireNovember 22, 2005April 13, 2008
6019Reality of the Despair, the Assassin's Dagger is SwungDecember 6, 2005April 20, 2008
6120Aizen Stands! Horrible AmbitionsDecember 13, 2005April 27, 2008
6221Gather Together! Group of the Strongest Shinigami!December 20, 2005May 4, 2008
6322Rukia's Resolution, Ichigo's FeelingsJanuary 10, 2006May 11, 2008


Season 4: The Bount (2006)


Overall Episode NumberEpisode NumberEpisode Episode TitleJapanese Air DateEnglish Air Date
641New School Term, Renji Has Come to the Material World?!January 17, 2006May 18, 2008
652Creeping Terror, the Second VictimJanuary 24, 2006May 25, 2008
663Breakthrough! The Trap Hidden in the LabyrinthJanuary 31, 2006June 1, 2008
674Death Game! The Missing ClassmateFebruary 7, 2006June 8, 2008
685True Identity of the Devil, the Secret which Is RevealedFebruary 14, 2006June 15, 2008
696Bount! The Ones Who Hunt SoulsFebruary 14, 2006June 22, 2008
707Rukia's Return! Revival of the Substitute Team!February 21, 2006June 29, 2008
718The Moment of Collision! An Evil Hand Draws Near to the QuincyMarch 7, 2006July 6, 2008
729Water Attack! Escape from the Shutdown HospitalMarch 14, 2006July 13, 2008
7310Gathering Bounts! The Man Who Makes His MoveMarch 28, 2006July 20, 2008
7411Memories of an Eternally Living ClanMarch 28, 2006July 26, 2008
7512Earth-Shattering Event at 11th Squad! The Shinigami Who Rises AgainApril 4, 2006August 2, 2008
7613Crashing Force! Fried vs. ZangetsuApril 4, 2006August 10, 2008
7714Unfading Grudge! The Shinigami whom Kenpachi KilledApril 11, 2006August 24, 2008
7815Shocking Revelations for the 13 Divisions!! The Truth Buried in HistoryMay 2, 2006August 31, 2008
7916Yoshino's Decision of DeathMay 9, 2006September 7, 2008
8017Assault from a Formidable Enemy! A Tiny Final Line of Defense?!May 16, 2006September 13, 2008
8118Hitsugaya Moves! The Attacked CityMay 23, 2006September 20, 2008
8219Ichigo vs. Dalk! Appearance of the Faded DarknessMay 30, 2006October 4, 2008
8320Grey Shadow, the Secret of the DollsJune 6, 2006October 11, 2008
8421Dissension in the Substitute Team? Rukia's BetrayalJune 13, 2006October 18, 2008
8522Deadly Battle of Tears! Rukia vs. OrihimeJune 13, 2006October 25, 2008
8623Rangiku Dances! Slice the Invisible Enemy!June 20, 2006November 1, 2008
8724Byakuya is summoned! The Gotei 13 start to move!July 4, 2006November 8, 2008
8825Annihilation of the Lieutenants!? Trap in the Underground CaveJuly 11, 2006November 15, 2008
8926Rematch?! Ishida vs. NemuJuly 18, 2006November 22, 2008
9027Renji Abarai, Bankai of the Soul!July 25, 2006November 29, 2008
9128Shinigami and Quincy, the Reviving PowerAugust 1, 2006December 6, 2008


Season 5: The Assault (2006–07)


Overall Episode NumberEpisode NumberEpisode TitleJapanese Air DateEnglish Air Date
921Invasion of the Shinigami World, AgainAugust 8, 2006December 13, 2008
932The Bount Assault! The Gotei 13 of Destructive EarthquakeAugust 15, 2006December 20, 2008
943Hitsugaya's Decision! The Clash ApproachesAugust 22, 2006December 27, 2008
954Byakuya Takes the Field! Dance of the Wind-Splitting Cherry BlossomsSeptember 5, 2006January 3, 2009
965Ichigo, Byakuya, Kariya, The Battle of the Three Extremes!September 12, 2006January 10, 2009
976Hitsugaya Strikes! Slice the Enemy in the Middle of the ForestSeptember 19, 2006January 17, 2009
987Clash! Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Maki IchinoseOctober 4, 2006January 24, 2009
998Shinigami vs. Shinigami! The Uncontrollable PowerOctober 11, 2006January 31, 2009
1009Suì-Fēng Dies? The Last of the Special ForcesOctober 18, 2006February 7, 2009
10110Mayuri's Bankai!! Sawatari: Clash of the DemonNovember 1, 2006February 14, 2009
10211The Last Quincy! The Exploding PowerNovember 8, 2006February 21, 2009
10312Ishida, Exceeding the Limits to Attack!November 15, 2006February 28, 2009
1041310th Division's Death Struggle! The Release of HyōrinmaruNovember 22, 2006March 7, 2009
10514Kariya! Countdown to the DetonationNovember 29, 2006March 14, 2009
10615Life and Revenge! Ishida, the Ultimate ChoiceDecember 6, 2006March 21, 2009
10716The Swung-Down Edge! The Moment of RuinDecember 13, 2006March 28, 2009
10817The Wailing Bount! The Last ClashDecember 20, 2006April 4, 2009
10918Ichigo and Rukia, Thoughts in the Revolving Around HeavenJanuary 4, 2007April 11, 2009


Season 6: Arrancar: The Appearance (2007)


Overall Episode NumberEpisode NumberEpisode TitleJapanese Air DateEnglish Air Date
1101Reopening of the Substitute Business! The Terrifying Transfer StudentJanuary 10, 2007April 18, 2009
1112Shock! The True Identities of the FathersJanuary 17, 2007April 18, 2009
1123The Commencement of War, Vizards and the ArrancarsJanuary 24, 2007May 2, 2009
1134Prelude to the Apocalypse, The Arrancar's OffensiveJanuary 31, 2007May 2, 2009
1145Reunion, Ichigo and Rukia and ShinigamiFebruary 7, 2007May 9, 2009
1156Mission! The Shinigami Have ComeFebruary 14, 2007May 9, 2009
1167The Evil Eye, Aizen ReturnsFebruary 21, 2007May 16, 2009
1178Rukia's Battle Commences! The Freezing White BladeFebruary 28, 2007May 16, 2009
1189Ikkaku's Bankai! The Power That Breaks EverythingMarch 7, 2007May 23, 2009
11910Zaraki Division's Secret Story! The Lucky MenMarch 21, 2007May 23, 2009
12011Hitsugaya Scatters! The Broken HyōrinmaruMarch 28, 2007May 30, 2009
12112Clash! The Protector vs. The BearerApril 11, 2007May 30, 2009
12213Vizard! The Power of the AwakenedApril 18, 2007June 6, 2009
12314Ichigo, Complete Hollowification!?April 25, 2007June 6, 2009
12415Collision! Black Bankai and the White BankaiMay 2, 2007June 13, 2009
12516Urgent Report! Aizen's Terrifying Plan!May 9, 2007June 13, 2009
12617Uryū vs. Ryūken! Clash of the Parent-Child QuincysMay 16, 2007June 20, 2009
12718Urahara's Decision, Orihime's ThoughtsMay 30, 2007June 20, 2009
12819The Nightmare Arrancar! Team Hitsugaya Moves OutJune 6, 2007June 27, 2009
12920The Swooping Descent of the Dark Emissary! The Propagation of MaliceJune 13, 2007June 27, 2009
13021The Invisible Enemy! Hitsugaya's Merciless DecisionJune 20, 2007July 4, 2009
13122Rangiku's Tears, the Sorrowful Parting of Brother and SisterJune 27, 2007July 11, 2009


Season 7: The Arrancar Part 2: The Hueco Mundo Sneak Entry (2007)


Overall Episode NumberEpisode NumberEpisode TitleJapanese Air DateEnglish Air Date
1321Hitsugaya, Karin, and Soccer BallJuly 4, 2007July 11, 2009
1332Ikkaku: The Hot-Blooded Kendo TaleJuly 11, 2007July 18, 2009
1343The Beautiful Patissier, Yumichika!July 18, 2007July 18, 2009
1354Kon is Deceived! Rangiku on the Lookout...July 25, 2007July 25, 2009
1365Civil War in Hueco Mundo! Ulquiorra's DeathAugust 8, 2007July 25, 2009
1376The Malicious Battle, Aizen's TrapAugust 22, 2007August 1, 2009
1387Hueco Mundo moves again! Hitsugaya vs. YammyAugust 29, 2007August 1, 2009
1398Ichigo vs. Grimmjow, the 11-second battle!September 5, 2007August 8, 2009
1409Ulquiorra's Scheme, the Moment when the Sun Sets!September 12, 2007August 8, 2009
14110Goodbye..., Kurosaki!September 19, 2007August 15, 2009
14211Strict Order! The Forbidden Rescue of Orihime InoueSeptember 26, 2007August 15, 2009
14312Grimmjow RevivedOctober 3, 2007August 22, 2009
14413Ishida and Chad, The Quickening of a New PowerOctober 17, 2007August 22, 2009
14514The Espada Gather! Aizen's Royal AssemblyOctober 24, 2007August 29, 2009
14615The Name's Nel! The Appearance of a Strange ArrancarOctober 31, 2007August 29, 2009
14716Forest of Menos! Search for the Missing RukiaNovember 7, 2007September 12, 2009
14817Ashido, The Shinigami Who Came from the PastNovember 14, 2007September 12, 2009
14918Through the Crumbling Forest, a Million MenosNovember 21, 2007September 19, 2009
15019Oath! Back Here Alive AgainNovember 28, 2007September 19, 2009
15120The Raging Storm! Encounter with the Dancing ArrancarDecember 5, 2007September 26, 2009


Season 8: The Arrancar Part 3: The Fierce Fight (2007–08)


Overall Episode NumberEpisode NumberEpisode TitleJapanese Air DateEnglish Air Date
1521Ichigo Strikes Back! This Is My BankaiDecember 12, 2007September 26, 2009
1532The Devilish Research! Szayelaporro's PlanDecember 19, 2007October 3, 2009
1543Rukia and Kaien, the Sorrowful ReunionDecember 26, 2007October 3, 2009
1554Rukia Retaliates! Release the Desperate KidōJanuary 9, 2008October 10, 2009
1565Ishida & Pesche, the United Attack of FriendshipJanuary 16, 2008October 10, 2009
1576Ishida's Trump Card, Seele SchneiderJanuary 23, 2008October 17, 2009
1587Right Arm of the Giant, Left Arm of the DevilJanuary 30, 2008October 17, 2009
1598Yasutora Sado Dies! Orihime's TearsFebruary 6, 2008October 24, 2009
1609Testament, Your Heart is Right Here...February 13, 2008October 24, 2009
16110The Cruel Arrancar, Ulquiorra's ProvocationFebruary 20, 2008October 31, 2009
16211Szayelaporro Laughs, The Net Trapping Renji is CompleteFebruary 27, 2008October 31, 2009
16312Shinigami and Quincy, The Battle with MadnessMarch 5, 2008November 7, 2009
16413Ishida's Strategy, 20-Second Offense and DefenseMarch 12, 2008November 7, 2009
16514The Murderous Intent Boils! The Joyful GrimmjowMarch 19, 2008November 14, 2009
16615Desperate Effort vs. Desperate Effort! Hollowfied IchigoApril 9, 2008November 14, 2009
16716The Moment of Conclusion, The End of GrimmjowApril 16, 2008November 21, 2009


Season 9: The New Captain Shūsuke Amagai (2008)


Overall Episode NumberEpisode NumberEpisode TitleJapanese Air DateEnglish Air Date
1681The New Captain Appears! His Name Is Shūsuke AmagaiApril 23, 2008August 29, 2010
1692New Development, the Dangerous Transfer Student Appears!May 7, 2008September 5, 2010
1703Desperate Struggle Under the Moonlit Night, the Mysterious Assassin and ZanpakutōMay 14, 2008September 12, 2010
1714Kenryū, the Profusion of Blooming Crimson FlowersMay 21, 2008September 19, 2010
1725Kibune Goes to War! The Violent Wind that RagesMay 28, 2008September 26, 2010
1736The Appearance of the Great Evil! The Darkness in the House of KasumiōjiJune 4, 2008October 3, 2010
1747Break the Mirror's Boundary! Ichigo's CaptivityJune 11, 2008October 10, 2010
1758The Revenging Assassin, Ichigo is TargetedJune 18, 2008October 17, 2010
1769Mystery! The Sword-Consuming AssassinJune 25, 2008October 24, 2010
17710The Reversal of Rukia! The Rampaging BladeJune 25, 2008October 31, 2010
17811The Nightmare Which is Shown, Ichigo's Inside the MirrorJuly 2, 2008November 7, 2010
17912Confrontation!? Amagai vs. Gotei 13July 9, 2008November 14, 2010
18013The Princess's Decision, the Sorrowful BrideJuly 16, 2008November 21, 2010
18114The 2nd Division Sorties! Ichigo is SurroundedJuly 23, 2008November 28, 2010
18215Amagai's True Strength, the Released Zanpakuto!July 30, 2008December 5, 2010
18316The Darkness Which Moves! Kibune's True ColorsAugust 6, 2008December 12, 2010
18417Kira and Kibune, Offense and Defense of the 3rd DivisionAugust 20, 2008December 19, 2010
18518Ice and Flame! Fierce Fight of Amagai vs. HitsugayaAugust 27, 2008January 2, 2011
18619Sortie Orders! Suppress the House of KasumiōjiSeptember 3, 2008January 9, 2011
18720Ichigo Rages! The Assassin's SecretSeptember 10, 2008January 16, 2011
18821Duel! Amagai vs. IchigoSeptember 17, 2008January 23, 2011
18922The Fallen Shinigami's PrideOctober 7, 2008January 30, 2011


Season 10: The Arrancar Part 4: Arrancar vs Soul Reaper (2008–09)


Overall Episode NumberEpisode NumberEpisode TitleJapanese Air DateEnglish Air Date
1901Hueco Mundo Chapter, Restart!October 14, 2008February 6, 2011
1912The Frightening Banquet, Szayelaporro TheaterOctober 21, 2008February 13, 2011
1923Nel's Secret, A Busty Beauty Joins the Battle!?October 28, 2008February 20, 2011
1934Irresistible, Puppet Show of TerrorNovember 4, 2008February 27, 2011
1945Neliel's PastNovember 11, 2008March 6, 2011
1956The Ultimate Union! Pesche's SeriousnessNovember 18, 2008March 13, 2011
1967Joining the Battle! The Strongest Shinigami Army AppearsNovember 25, 2008March 20, 2011
1978Byakuya's Bankai, The Quiet AngerDecember 2, 2008March 27, 2011
1989The Two Scientists, Mayuri's TrapDecember 9, 2008April 3, 2011
19910Holy Birth, The Resurrected SzayelaporroDecember 16, 2008April 10, 2011
20011The Hardest Body!? Cut Down NnoitraDecember 23, 2008April 17, 2011
20112Nnoitra Released! Multiplying ArmsJanuary 6, 2009April 24, 2011
20213Fierce Fighting Conclusion! Who's the Strongest?January 13, 2009May 1, 2011
20314Karakura Town Gathers! Aizen Versus ShinigamiJanuary 20, 2009May 8, 2011
20415Ichigo's Seppuku Persuasion Strategy ☆January 27, 2009May 15, 2011
20516Thump! A Kemari Tournament Filled with HollowsFebruary 3, 2009May 22, 2011


Season 11: Turn Back The Pendulum (2009)


Overall Episode NumberEpisode NumberEpisode TitleJapanese Air DateEnglish Air Date
2061The Past Chapter Begins! The Truth from 110 Years AgoFebruary 10, 2009May 29, 2011
207212th Division's New Captain, Kisuke UraharaFebruary 17, 2009June 5, 2011
2083Aizen and the Genius BoyFebruary 24, 2009June 12, 2011
2094Muguruma 9th Division, Moves OutMarch 3, 2009June 19, 2011
2105Hiyori Dies? The Beginning of TragedyMarch 10, 2009June 26, 2011
2116Betrayal! Aizen's Secret ManeuversMarch 17, 2009July 3, 2011
2127Rescue Hirako! Aizen vs. UraharaMarch 24, 2009July 10, 2011


Season 12: The Arrancar Part 5: Battle in Karakura (2009)


Overall Episode NumberEpisode NumberEpisode TitleJapanese Air DateEnglish Air Date
2131The Konso Cop Karakuraizer is BornMarch 31, 2009July 17, 2011
2142Karakuraizer's Last DayApril 7, 2009July 24, 2011
2153Defend Karakura Town! Entire Appearance of the ShinigamiApril 14, 2009July 31, 2011
2164Elite! The Four ShinigamiApril 21, 2009August 7, 2011
2175Beautiful Little Devil CharlotteApril 28, 2009August 14, 2011
2186Kira, The Battle Within DespairMay 5, 2009August 21, 2011
2197Hisagi's Shikai! The Name is...May 12, 2009August 28, 2011
2208Ikkaku Falls! The Shinigami's CrisisMay 19, 2009September 4, 2011
2219The Full Showdown! Shinigami vs. EspadaMay 26, 2009September 11, 2011
22210The Most Evil Tag!? Suì-Fēng & ŌmaedaJune 2, 2009September 18, 2011
22311A Miraculous Body! Ggio ReleasesJune 9, 2009September 25, 2011
224123 vs. 1 Battle! Rangiku's CrisisJune 16, 2009October 2, 2011
22513Vice-Captains Annihilated! The Terrifying Demonic BeastJune 23, 2009October 9, 2011
22614Fierce Fighting Concludes? Towards a New Battle!June 30, 2009October 16, 2011
22715Wonderful ErrorJuly 7, 2009October 23, 2011
22816Summer! Sea! Swimsuit Festival!!July 14, 2009October 30, 2011
22917Cry of the Soul? The Rug Shinigami is Born!July 21, 2009November 6, 2011


Season 13: Zanpakutō: The Alternate Tale (2009–10)


Overall Episode NumberEpisode NumberEpisode TitleJapanese Air DateEnglish Air Date
2301A New Enemy! The Materialization of ZanpakutōJuly 28, 2009November 13, 2011
2312Byakuya, Disappearing with the Cherry BlossomsAugust 4, 2009November 20, 2011
2323Sode no Shirayuki vs. Rukia! Confused HeartAugust 11, 2009November 27, 2011
2334Zangetsu Becomes an EnemyAugust 18, 2009December 4, 2011
2345Renji Surprised?! The Two ZabimarusAugust 25, 2009December 11, 2011
2356Clash! Hisagi vs. KazeshiniSeptember 1, 2009December 18, 2011
2367Release! The New Getsuga TenshōSeptember 8, 2009January 8, 2012
2378Suì-Fēng, Surrounding the ZanpakutōSeptember 15, 2009January 15, 2012
2389Friendship? Hatred? Haineko & TobiumeSeptember 22, 2009January 22, 2012
23910The Awakening Hyōrinmaru! Hitsugaya's Fierce FightSeptember 29, 2009January 29, 2012
24011Byakuya's BetrayalOctober 6, 2009February 12, 2012
24112For the Sake of Pride! Byakuya vs. RenjiOctober 13, 2009February 19, 2012
24213Shinigami and Zanpakutō, Total SortieOctober 20, 2009February 26, 2012
24314One-to-One Fight! Ichigo vs. SenbonzakuraOctober 27, 2009March 4, 2012
24415The Long Awaited... Kenpachi Appears!November 3, 2009March 11, 2012
24516Pursue Byakuya! The Confused Gotei DivisionsNovember 10, 2009March 18, 2012
24617Special Mission! Rescue Captain Commander Yamamoto!November 17, 2009March 25, 2012
24718Deceived Shinigami! The World Collapse CrisisNovember 24, 2009April 1, 2012
24819Dragon of Ice and Dragon of Flame! The Strongest Showdown!December 1, 2009April 8, 2012
24920Senbonzakura's Bankai! Offense and Defense of the Living WorldDecember 8, 2009April 15, 2012
25021That Man, for the Sake of the KuchikiDecember 15, 2009April 22, 2012
25122Dark History! The Worst Shinigami Is BornDecember 22, 2009April 29, 2012
25223Byakuya, the Truth Behind His BetrayalJanuary 5, 2010May 6, 2012
25324Muramasa's True Identity RevealedJanuary 12, 2010May 13, 2012
25425Byakuya and Renji, the 6th Division ReturnsJanuary 19, 2010May 20, 2012
25526Final Chapter - Zanpakutō The Alternate TaleJanuary 26, 2010May 27, 2012
25627The Angered Byakuya! The Collapse of the Kuchiki HouseFebruary 2, 2010June 3, 2012
25728A New Enemy! The True Nature of the Sword BeastsFebruary 9, 2010June 10, 2012
25829Stray Snake, Tortured MonkeyFebruary 16, 2010June 17, 2012
25930Terror! The Monster That Lurks UndergroundFebruary 23, 2010June 24, 2012
26031Conclusion!? Hisagi vs. KazeshiniMarch 2, 2010July 1, 2012
26132The Person with the Unknown Ability! Orihime Is TargetedMarch 9, 2010July 8, 2012
26233Haineko Cries! The Tragic Sword Beast!March 16, 2010July 15, 2012
26334Imprisonment?! Senbonzakura & ZabimaruMarch 23, 2010July 22, 2012
26435Battle of the Females? Katen Kyōkotsu vs. Nanao!March 30, 2010July 29, 2012
26536Evolution?! The Menace of the Final Sword BeastApril 6, 2010August 5, 2012


Season 14: The Arrancar Part 6: Fall of the Espada (2010–11)


Overall Episode NumberEpisode NumberEpisode TitleJapanese Air DateEnglish Air Date
2661Ichigo vs. Ulquiorra, ResumeApril 13, 2010August 12, 2012
2672Connected Hearts! The Left Fist of Certain DeathApril 20, 2010August 19, 2012
2683Hatred and Jealousy, Orihime's DilemmaApril 27, 2010August 26, 2012
2694Ichigo and Uryū, Bonded Back to BackMay 4, 2010September 2, 2012
2705Beginning of Despair... Ichigo, the Unreachable BladeMay 11, 2010September 9, 2012
2716Ichigo Dies! Orihime, the Cry of Sorrow!May 18, 2010September 16, 2012
2727Ichigo vs. Ulquiorra, Conclusion!May 25, 2010September 23, 2012
2738Fury of the Shark! Halibel's ReleaseJune 1, 2010September 30, 2012
2749Hitsugaya, the Desperate Hyōten Hyakkasō!June 8, 2010October 7, 2012
27510The Approaching Breath of Death, the King Who Rules Over Death!June 15, 2010October 14, 2012
27611One Hit Kill, Suì-Fēng, Bankai!June 22, 2010October 21, 2012
27712Climax! Kyōraku vs. Stark!June 29, 2010October 28, 2012
27813The Nightmare Returns... Revival of the EspadaJuly 6, 2010November 4, 2012
27914Hirako and Aizen...the Reunion of Fate!July 13, 2010November 11, 2012
28015Hisagi and Tōsen, the Moment of PartingJuly 20, 2010November 18, 2012
28116Crown of Lies, Baraggan's GrudgeJuly 27, 2010November 25, 2012
28217Power of the Soul! Los Lobos, Attack!August 3, 2010January 27, 2013
28318Stark, the Lone BattleAugust 10, 2010February 3, 2013
28419Chain of Sacrifice, Halibel's PastAugust 17, 2010February 10, 2013
28520The Hundred-Year Grudge! Hiyori's RevengeAugust 24, 2010February 17, 2013
28621Ichigo's Return! Protect Karakura TownAugust 31, 2010February 24, 2013
28722Side Story! Ichigo and the Magic LampSeptember 7, 2010March 3, 2013
28823The Final Trump Card! Ichigo, Towards the Decisive BattleSeptember 14, 2010March 10, 2013
28924Byakuya vs. Kenpachi?! The Melee CommencesSeptember 21, 2010March 17, 2013
29025For the Sake of Justice?! The Man Who Deserted the ShinigamiSeptember 28, 2010March 24, 2013
29126Desperate Struggle with Aizen! Hirako, Shikai!October 5, 2010March 31, 2013
29227All Out War! Aizen vs. ShinigamiOctober 12, 2010April 7, 2013
29328Hitsugaya, Enraged! Blade of Hatred!October 19, 2010April 14, 2013
29429Impossible to Attack? The Sealed Genryūsai!October 26, 2010April 21, 2013
29530It's All a Trap... Engineered Bonds!November 2, 2010April 28, 2013
29631The Shocking Truth...The Mysterious Power Within Ichigo!November 9, 2010May 5, 2013
29732The Extending Blade?! Ichigo vs. Gin!November 16, 2010May 12, 2013
29833Film! Festival! Shinigami Film Festival!November 23, 2010May 19, 2013
29934Theatre Opening Commemoration! The Hell Verse: PrologueNovember 30, 2010May 26, 2013
30035Urahara Appears! Stop Aizen!December 7, 2010June 2, 2013
30136Ichigo Loses His Fighting Spirit!? Gin's Expectation!December 14, 2010June 9, 2013
30237The Final Getsuga Tenshō!? Ichigo's Training!December 21, 2010June 16, 2013
30338Real World and Shinigami! The New Year Special!January 4, 2011June 23, 2013
30439Another Side Story! This Time's Enemy Is a Monster!?January 11, 2011June 30, 2013
30540Delusion Roars! Hisagi, Towards the Hot Springs Inn!January 18, 2011July 7, 2013
30641For the Sake of Protecting! Ichigo vs. Tensa Zangetsu!January 25, 2011July 14, 2013
30742Emergency Situation! Aizen, New Evolution!February 1, 2011July 21, 2013
30843Goodbye...RangikuFebruary 8, 2011July 28, 2013
30944Fierce Fighting Conclusion! Release, the Final Getsuga Tenshō!February 15, 2011August 4, 2013
31045Ichigo's Resolution! The Price of the Fierce BattleFebruary 22, 2011August 11, 2013
31146The Soul Detective: Karakuraizer Takes Off Again!March 1, 2011August 18, 2013
31247Inauguration! The Brand New 2nd Division Captain!March 8, 2011August 25, 2013
31348The Man Who Risks His Life in the 11th Division!March 15, 2011September 8, 2013
31449Kon Saw It! The Secret of a Beautiful Office LadyMarch 22, 2011September 15, 2013
31550Yachiru's Friend! The Shinigami of Justice Appears!March 29, 2011September 22, 2013
31651Toshirō Hitsugaya's Holiday!April 5, 2011September 29, 2013


Season 15: Gotei 13 Invading Army (2011)


Overall Episode NumberEpisode NumberEpisode TitleJapanese Air DateEnglish Air Date
3171Unusual Incident in Seireitei?! Gotei 13 Invading Army Arc!April 12, 2011October 6, 2013
3182Renji vs. Rukia?! Battle With Comrades!April 19, 2011October 13, 2013
3193Ichigo's Capture Net! Escape From Soul Society!April 26, 2011October 20, 2013
3204Gotei 13, Gathering in the Real World!May 3, 2011October 27, 2013
3215Showdown of Mutual Self, Ikkaku vs. Ikkaku!May 10, 2011November 3, 2013
3226Clash! Rukia vs. Rukia!May 17, 2011November 10, 2013
3237Protect Ichigo! Nozomi's DeterminationMay 24, 2011November 17, 2013
3248Recapture Seireitei! The Captains Move!May 31, 2011November 24, 2013
3259For the Sake of the Believers! Byakuya vs. Hitsugaya!June 7, 2011December 1, 2013
32610The Two Hinamori, Hitsugaya's ResolutionJune 14, 2011January 5, 2014
32711Pride of the Kuchiki Family! Byakuya vs. Byakuya!June 21, 2011January 12, 2014
32812Defeat Kageroza! Shinigami, All-Out War!June 28, 2011January 19, 2014
32913The Forbidden Research...Nozomi's Hidden Secret!July 5, 2011January 26, 2014
33014I Want to Live...! Nozomi's ZanpakutōJuly 12, 2011February 2, 2014
33115For the Sake of Fighting! The Awakened Nozomi!July 19, 2011February 9, 2014
33216The Most Evil Reigai, Appearing in the Real World!July 26, 2011February 16, 2014
33317Destroy Nozomi!? Genryusai's Decision!August 2, 2011February 23, 2014
33418The Depleting Reiatsu! Ichigo, Death Struggle of the Soul!August 9, 2011March 2, 2014
33519Hiding in the Dangai? Another Ichigo?!August 16, 2011March 9, 2014
33620Pursue Kageroza! Technological Development Department, Infiltration!August 23, 2011March 16, 2014
33721The Developer of the Modified SoulsAugust 30, 2011March 23, 2014
33822Kon's Thoughts, Nozomi's ThoughtsSeptember 6, 2011March 30, 2014
33923Protect Ichigo! The Bonds of Friends!September 13, 2011April 6, 2014
34024Reigai vs. Original, The Fierce Fighting for Gambled Pride!September 20, 2011April 13, 2014
34125Invading Army Arc, Final Conclusion!September 27, 2011April 20, 2014
34226Thank YouOctober 4, 2011April 27, 2014


Season 16: The Lost Agent (2011–12)


Overall Episode NumberEpisode NumberEpisode TitleJapanese Air DateEnglish Air Date
34313rd Year High School Student! Dressed Up, and a New Chapter Begins!October 11, 2011May 4, 2014
3442A Dispute in School!? Ichigo and Uryū, Fight Together!October 18, 2011May 11, 2014
3453Uryū is Attacked, A Threat Draws Near the Friends!October 25, 2011May 18, 2014
3464The Man with the Fullbring Ability: Kūgo GinjōNovember 1, 2011June 1, 2014
3475A Crisis Sneaking up on the Kurosaki Family!? Ichigo's Confusion!November 8, 2011June 8, 2014
3486Power of the Substitute Badge, Ichigo's 'Pride'!November 15, 2011June 15, 2014
3497Next Target, The Devil's Hand Aims at Orihime!November 22, 2011June 22, 2014
3508The Man Who Killed the Shinigami Substitute!? Tsukishima Makes His MoveNovember 29, 2011June 29, 2014
3519Fullbring, The Detested Power!December 6, 2011July 13, 2014
35210Tsukishima Attacks! The Training Has Been ThwartedDecember 13, 2011July 20, 2014
35311Ichigo, Mastering the Fullbring!December 20, 2011July 27, 2014
35412Ichigo vs. Ginjō! To the Game's SpaceDecember 27, 2011August 3, 2014
35513Shinigami at War! New Year in Seireitei Special!January 10, 2012August 10, 2014
35614Friend or Foe!? Ginjō's True Intentions!January 17, 2012August 17, 2014
35715Tsukishima's Ability, the Danger is Drawing Near!January 24, 2012August 24, 2014
35816Clash!? XCUTION attacks GinjōJanuary 31, 2012September 7, 2014
35917The Sorrowful Battle! Ichigo vs. Sado & OrihimeFebruary 7, 2012September 14, 2014
36018Ichigo vs Uryū!? Who is the Traitor!?February 14, 2012September 21, 2014
36119A New Appearance! The Gotei 13, Arrives!February 21, 2012September 28, 2014
36220Revival! Substitute Shinigami: Ichigo Kurosaki!February 28, 2012October 5, 2014
36321Fierce Fight! Shinigami vs. XCUTION!March 6, 2012October 12, 2014
36422Desperate Struggle!? Byakuya's Troubled MemoriesMarch 13, 2012October 19, 2014
36523Ichigo vs. Ginjō! Secret of the Substitute BadgeMarch 20, 2012October 26, 2014
36624Changing History, Unchanging HeartMarch 27, 2012November 2, 2014


Thousand-Year Blood War (2022–present)


Overall Episode NumberEpisode NumberEpisode TitleJapanese Air Date
Part 1: The Blood Warfare
3671The Blood WarfareOctober 11, 2022
3682Foundation StonesOctober 18, 2022
3693March of the StarCrossOctober 25, 2022
3704Kill The ShadowNovember 1, 2022
3715Wrath as a LightningNovember 8, 2022
3726The FireNovember 15, 2022
3737Born in the DarkNovember 22, 2022
3748The Shooting Star Project (Zero Mix)November 29, 2022
3759The DropDecember 6, 2022
37610The BattleDecember 13, 2022
37711Everything But the RainDecember 20, 2022
37812Everything But the Rain June TruthDecember 27, 2022
37913The Blade Is MeDecember 27, 2022
Part 2: The Separation
38014The Last 9 DaysJuly 8, 2023
38115Peace from ShadowsJuly 15, 2023
38216The Fundamental VirulenceJuly 22, 2023
38317Heart of WolfJuly 29, 2023
38418Rages at RingsideAugust 5, 2023
38519The White HazeAugust 12, 2023
38620I Am The EdgeAugust 19, 2023
38721The Headless StarAugust 26, 2023
38822Marching Out the ZombiesSeptember 9, 2023
38923Marching Out the Zombies 2September 16, 2023
39024Too Early to Win, Too Late to KnowSeptember 23, 2023
39125The MasterSeptember 30, 2023
39226BlackSeptember 30, 2023


Filler Episodes


Now, let's take a little detour in the story. These are what we call "filler episodes." They might not move the main plot forward, but they have their own unique adventures and characters to explore.


Think of them as short stories within the larger tale, offering a change of pace and a chance to get to know the characters better. Enjoy these episodes for what they are, small diversions that can still bring surprises and fun to the experience.


  • Episode 33: Miracle! The Mysterious New Hero

  • Episode 50: The Reviving Lion

  • Episode 64-109: The Bount Arc

  • Episode 128-137: The Stolen Hogyoku Arc

  • Episode 147-149: The Forest of Menos Arc

  • Episode 168-189: The New Captain Shusuke Amagai Arc

  • Episode 204-205: Karakuraizer’s Last Day

  • Episode 213-214: Arrancar Encyclopedia Specials

  • Episode 227-265: The Zanpakuto Unknown Tales Arc

  • Episode 287: Side Story! Ichigo and the Magic Lamp

  • Episode 298-299: Theatre Opening Commemoration! Hell Chapter・Prologue

  • Episode 303-305: Gotei 13 Invading Army Arc - Prologue

  • Episode 311-342: Gotei 13 Invading Army Arc

  • Episode 355: Shinigami at War! New Year in Seireitei Special!


Original Animated Videos (OVAs)


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Don't forget to explore the Original Video Animations or OVAs. These are like bonus episodes, offering extra stories and moments with our beloved characters. OVAs are a treat because they can tell unique tales, dive into character backgrounds, or simply provide more fun adventures. They're like hidden gems waiting to be discovered within the universe.


Bleach has provided us with two OVAs so far:


  • Bleach Jump Festa 2004 Anime Tour: Memories in the Rain

  • Bleach Jump Festa 2005 Anime Tour: The Sealed Sword Frenzy


Chapters in Bleach


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This epic saga of Bleach unfolds across a staggering number of 698 chapters. It first graced the pages of Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump on August 7, 2001. It swayed the hearts of readers until its final note on August 22, 2016.


These chapters were not just bound by paper and ink; they were sculpted into 74 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha. From January 5, 2002, when the first volume was released, to November 4, 2016, when the final chapter found its place, this manga became a living testament to the dedication of its creator.


Some chapters sport negative or fractional numbers as side stories that add depth to the narrative.


Bleach Story Arcs


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Bleach unfolds across a series of captivating arcs, each akin to a different shade on the canvas of this otherworldly tale. These arcs aren't just stories; they are chapters in a grand odyssey where Ichigo and his allies confront ancient evils, grapple with the complexities of their own pasts, and uncover the enigmatic secrets of the spirit world.


From the early days, where Ichigo first discovers his ability to see spirits and faces off against Hollows, to the heart-pounding battles against the elite warriors known as the Espada, each arc reveals a new layer of this fantastical universe.


And the stakes? Nothing less than the balance of existence itself.


But it's not just the battles that define Bleach. It's the depth of its characters, the intricate web of alliances and betrayals, and the evolving relationships that add color to this tale. Whether you're a fan of sword-clashing action, intricate plot twists, or simply the thrill of the supernatural, Bleach has it all.


From the gloomy corridors of the Soul Society to the heart-pounding battles in the world of the living, Bleach weaves a tale that resonates with fans across the globe.


Agent of the Shinigami Arc (Episodes 1-20)

Our journey commences with Ichigo Kurosaki, a teenager gifted with the ability to perceive spirits. His life takes an unexpected turn when he encounters Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper who transfers her powers to him, thrusting him into a world of Hollows, malevolent spirits that devour souls.


Soul Society: The Sneak Entry Arc (Episodes 21-41)

As Ichigo and his friends journey into the mystical Soul Society to rescue Rukia, who faces a death sentence for sharing her powers with a human, they confront insurmountable obstacles and formidable adversaries.


Soul Society: The Rescue Arc (Episodes 42-63)

This arc unfolds the tangled web of conspiracy spun by the enigmatic Sosuke Aizen, a former captain turned traitor, as our heroes race against time to save Rukia and thwart Aizen's malevolent scheme to create the King’s Key.


The Bount Arc (Episodes 64-91)

In this anime-only filler arc called the Bounts, a group of humans who defy mortality by feasting on souls, threaten both the human world and the Soul Society with their living weapon companions, the dolls.


The Bount: Assault on Soul Society Arc (Episodes 92-109)

Dive deeper into the Bounts' vendetta as they, alongside their allies, the Mod Souls, seek vengeance against the Soul Reapers for their creation and subsequent persecution.


Arrancar: The Arrival Arc (Episodes 110-131)

The narrative takes a thrilling turn as the Arrancars, Hollows who shed their masks to acquire Soul Reaper-like powers, invade the human world, and Ichigo grapples with his inner Hollow.


Arrancar: The Hueco Mundo Sneak Entry Arc (Episodes 132-151)

Follow Ichigo and his comrades as they journey into Hueco Mundo, the Hollows' domain, to rescue Orihime Inoue from the clutches of Aizen and his menacing Espada.


Arrancar: The Fierce Fight Arc (Episodes 152-167)

In Hueco Mundo, the battles intensify as Ichigo's group clashes with the Espada and their minions, while some Soul Reapers come to their aid.


The New Captain Shūsuke Amagai Arc (Episodes 168-189)

An anime-only filler saga introduces Shusuke Amagai, the new captain of the 3rd Division, and weaves a tale of intrigue and conspiracy involving the enigmatic Kasumiōji clan and their potent weapons.


Arrancar vs. Shinigami Arc (Episodes 190-205)

The conflict escalates as Ichigo's team continues their battles in Hueco Mundo while Aizen launches a second invasion of the human world, prompting the Soul Reapers to mobilize for a showdown.


The Past Arc (Episodes 206-212)

Delve into the shadows of history as a gripping flashback reveals the origin of Aizen's treachery, the creation of the Hogyoku, and the complex interplay of the characters' fates.


Arrancar: Decisive Battle of Karakura Arc (Episodes 213-229)

The climax of the war between Aizen's forces and Ichigo's allies in the heart of Karakura Town, unveiling secrets and unleashing epic confrontations.


Zanpakutō Unknown Tales Arc (Episodes 230-265)

In an anime-only filler arc, sentient Zanpakutō swords revolt against their masters under the influence of the rogue Muramasa, setting the stage for unexpected challenges.


Arrancar: Downfall Arc (Episodes 266-316)

The gripping saga of Aizen's fall reaches its zenith as Ichigo and company face the ultimate resistance, while the series delves into the aftermath of the conflict.


Gotei 13 Invading Army Arc (Episodes 317-342)

In another anime-only filler saga, the creation of artificial Soul Reapers known as Reigai threatens to unravel the fabric of existence itself, revealing dark ambitions.


The Lost Substitute Shinigami Arc (Episodes 343-366)

Ichigo's journey continues in the final saga, where he grapples with the loss and regaining of his Soul Reaper powers, encounters Fullbringers, and faces the enigmatic Quincy organization, the Wandenreich.


The Thousand-Year Blood War Arc (Episodes 367-379)

The ultimate conflict unfurls as the Wandenreich, led by the sinister Yhwach, challenges the Soul Society, unveiling the true history of the Quincy and their quest for dominance.


The Thousand-Year Blood War: The Separation Arc (Episodes 380-392)

This anime-only filler arc unravels the aftermath of the war, introducing new mysteries tied to the enigmatic Soul King and his scattered fragments.


Bleach Movie Collection


The Bleach movies are a cinematic experience that takes fans and newcomers alike on epic adventures beyond the boundaries of the original storyline. Each movie is a standalone masterpiece, showcasing the same captivating characters and supernatural elements that have made Bleach a beloved series worldwide.


From the fiery battles against menacing foes to the exploration of untold secrets, each movie offers a fresh perspective on Ichigo Kurosaki and his companions. These films are not just a treat for Bleach aficionados but also a gateway for those looking to dive headfirst into a world of action, intrigue, and otherworldly wonders.


The movies promise an unforgettable ride through the supernatural, where every swing of a Zanpakuto and every incantation of Kido will leave you breathless.


These cinematic gems include four animated masterpieces and a live-action adaptation, each offering a unique and thrilling perspective on the beloved Bleach universe.


Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody


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This is the first movie of the series, released in 2006. It is set after the events of the Soul Society arc, and it introduces a new character named Senna, who is a being made of lost souls called Blanks. Ichigo and Rukia have to stop a group of exiled Soul Reapers who want to use Senna to destroy both Soul Society and the human world.


Bleach the Movie: The Diamond Dust Rebellion


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This is the second movie of the series, released in 2007. It focuses on Toshiro Hitsugaya, the captain of the 10th Division, who is accused of stealing a royal artifact called the King’s Seal. He goes rogue to clear his name and faces his former friend Soujiro Kusaka, who also wields the same zanpakuto as him.


Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black


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This is the third movie of the series, released in 2008. It revolves around Rukia Kuchiki, who is erased from the memories of Soul Society’s citizens by a mysterious pair of siblings. Ichigo has to restore Rukia’s identity and fight against the dark version of her zanpakuto, Sode no Shirayuki.


Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse


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This is the fourth and final movie of the series, released in 2010. It depicts Ichigo’s journey into Hell with the help of a man named Kokuto to rescue his sister Yuzu, who has been kidnapped by a group of Sinners. However, Ichigo’s Hollow powers pose a threat to both himself and his allies in Hell.


Bleach (live-action film)


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This is a live-action adaptation of Bleach’s first story arc, released in 2018. It stars Sota Fukushi as Ichigo Kurosaki and Hana Sugisaki as Rukia Kuchiki. It covers Ichigo’s service as a Substitute Soul Reaper until Rukia’s arrest by her brother Byakuya and her execution order by Soul Society.


Bleach World and Locations


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In the world of Bleach, various captivating locations serve as the backdrop for the adventures of Soul Reapers, humans, and other supernatural beings. These places hold secrets, battles, and mysteries waiting to be explored.


Here is a list of all major locations in Bleach:


  • Bount Mansion - A large mansion in Japan that served as the base of operations for the Bount until they entered Soul Society.

  • Central 46 Compound - A highly restricted area in Seireitei that serves as the headquarters of the Central 46, the highest judicial authority in Soul Society. It contains an Underground Assembly Hall, a residential quarters, and a repository of all records and knowledge in Soul Society.

  • Central Great Underground Prison - An eight-level underground prison underneath the First Division’s barracks where Shinigami who broke the laws of Soul Society are sentenced to. Each level has a different name and degree of punishment.

  • Dangai - The dimension that acts as a pathway between the Human World and Soul Society. It is also home to the Dragons.

  • Forest of Menos - A large forest in Hueco Mundo, where countless Gillian-class Menos dwell. It is also where Adjuchas-class Menos evolve by devouring other Hollows.

  • Hell - The realm where sinners are condemned and punished by the Kushanāda.

  • Hueco Mundo - The dimension parallel to the Human World where Hollows and Arrancar reside.

  • Human World - The world where living Humans reside. It is also where Pluses, Hollows, and Shinigami can be found.

  • Kagamino City - A city located over 20km east of Karakura Town, where many Hollows appear.

  • Karakura Town - A town in western Tokyo, Japan, where Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends live. It is also where many important events take place.

  • Las Noches - The fortress of Sōsuke Aizen in Hueco Mundo, where he and his Espada reside. It is a large white dome-shaped structure with a fake sky inside.

  • London - A city in the United Kingdom, where Wing Bind agents control and protect the Dragons in Reverse London.

  • Naruki City - A city bordering Karakura Town on the west side, where the Xcution group operates.

  • Rukongai - The area surrounding Seireitei in Soul Society, where most Souls dwell until they are reincarnated into the Human World. It is divided into 80 districts in each of the north, south, east and west directions.

  • Seireitei - The city at the center of Soul Society where the Shinigami live and work. It is surrounded by a circular wall and four gates.

  • Senzaikyū - The prison tower where those destined to be executed by the Sōkyoku are held. It is located on Sōkyoku Hill, a large edifice at the center of Seireitei where executions take place.

  • Shin’ō Academy - An institution founded by Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto that trains Souls with spiritual powers for each of the three military arms of Soul Society: Gotei 13, Onmitsukidō, and Kidō Corps.

  • Shinigami Research and Development Institute - The principal scientific organization in Soul Society, founded by Kisuke Urahara. It performs tasks such as developing new technology and monitoring communications and activity that may affect the balance of the worlds.

  • Silbern - The headquarters of the Wandenreich in Hueco Mundo, where Yhwach and his Sternritter reside. It is a large white palace-like structure with a Quincy cross emblem on it.

  • Soul King Palace - The residence of the Soul King and the Royal Guard, located in a separate dimension above Soul Society.

  • Soul Society - The spirit world where Shinigami live and where most Souls dwell until they are reincarnated into the Human World.

  • Urahara's Shop: Urahara's Shop is owned by Kisuke Urahara. It is a storefront that conceals a hub for Shinigami activities, where they sell spiritual tools and merchandise. It also serves as a base for Ichigo and his allies in their battles against supernatural threats.

  • Valley of Screams - The dimension that exists between the Human World and Soul Society, created by the memories of wandering souls. It is also where the Blanks dwell.

  • Wahrwelt - The city created by Yhwach in the sky above Seireitei after he absorbed the Soul King. It is composed of Reishi and has various structures resembling Quincy architecture.


Bleach Races Overview


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Bleach introduces a diverse array of races, from Soul Reapers and Hollows to Quincy and humans with unique abilities. Each race brings its own powers, conflicts, and lore to the story.


Here is a list of all races in Bleach:


  • Human - Living beings who are spiritually aware or have special abilities.

  • Shinigami - Souls with inner spiritual power who act as the guardians of Soul Society and the balance of souls.

  • Quincy - A subset of Humans who can manipulate Reishi and destroy Hollows with their bows and arrows.

  • Visored - A group of Shinigami who have also obtained Hollow powers and can wear masks to access them.

  • Hollow - Evil spirits who devour souls and reside in Hueco Mundo, a dimension parallel to the Human World.

  • Arrancar - A group of Hollows who have removed their masks and gained Shinigami-like powers and appearance.

  • Espada - The ten strongest Arrancar who serve under Sōsuke Aizen, the former captain of the 5th Division of the Gotei 13.

  • Plus - Benign spirits of deceased Humans who have a chain protruding from their chest, which can be severed by a Shinigami to send them to Soul Society or corroded by negative emotions to turn them into Hollows.

  • Zanpakutō Spirit - The manifestation of a Shinigami’s power in the form of a sentient being that resides within their sword.

  • Tōjū - Rogue Zanpakutō Spirits who have lost their masters and become corrupted by their own power.

  • Bount - A group of Humans who live by consuming Human souls and can create living dolls that fight for them.

  • Mod Soul - Artificial souls created by Soul Society to enhance Human bodies for combat purposes.

  • Fullbringer - A subset of Humans who can manipulate the souls of objects with their Hollow-like powers.

  • Gikon - Artificial souls that can be used to replace a Shinigami’s soul in their Gigai, a temporary artificial body that allows them to interact with Humans.

  • Togabito - Sinners who are condemned to Hell for their crimes and are bound by chains that restrict their movements and powers.

  • Kushanāda - The guardians of Hell who punish the Togabito and prevent them from escaping.

  • Blank - Soulless spirits that wander in the Valley of Screams, a dimension that exists between the Human World and Soul Society.

  • Dragon - A race of powerful reptilian creatures that live in the Dangai, a dimension that acts as a pathway between the Human World and Soul Society.


Bleach Factions and Organizations


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Within the world of Bleach, various groups and organizations play pivotal roles, whether it's the Gotei 13, the Espada, or other factions. These groups have their own goals, alliances, and rivalries, and they influence the fate of the Soul Society and the world of the living.


Here is a list of all groups in Bleach:


  • Royal Guards/Zero Division: Five elite Shinigami who protect the Soul King and the Royal Palace.

  • Gotei 13: Thirteen military divisions in Soul Society, each led by a captain and a lieutenant.

  • Onmitsukidō: Five special forces units that excel in stealth, assassination, and intelligence, under the 2nd Division's command.

  • Kidō Corps: Shinigami experts in Kidō, responsible for creating barriers and seals.

  • Visored: Shinigami with Hollow powers, gained through unconventional means, giving them removable masks and Hollow abilities.

  • Wandenreich: A hidden group of surviving Quincy, plotting to destroy Soul Society and the Soul King.

  • Sternritter: Elite Quincy warriors serving the Wandenreich, each possessing unique abilities represented by letters.

  • Espada: Ten powerful Arrancar, loyal to Sōsuke Aizen, ranked by their spiritual power.

  • Fracción: Arrancar who serve specific Espada, acting as their personal army or bodyguards.

  • Xcution: Fullbringers helping others erase their abilities, with a hidden agenda to steal Ichigo Kurosaki's Shinigami powers.

  • Bount: Humans who consume Human souls for immortality and create living dolls to fight for them.

  • Karakura-Raizer Team: Humans equipped with special suits by Kisuke Urahara to combat Hollows and protect Karakura Town.


Bleach Techniques Catalog


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The battles in Bleach are defined by extraordinary techniques and spiritual powers. From Zanpakuto sword releases to intricate Kido spells, these techniques are the core of combat in the anime.


Here is a list of all techniques used in Bleach:


  • Zanjutsu (Weapon arts) - The art of using their weapon to its full potential.

  • Hakuda (Martial arts) - The art of physical power and melee fighting skills.

  • Hohō (Movement arts) - The art of moving, dodging, and countering.

    • Shunpo (Flash Steps): A rapid movement technique that enables users to move faster than the eye can follow.

  • Kidō (Magic arts) - The art of using spells and magic. They are divided into three categories:

    • Hadō (Way of Destruction) - Offensive spells that directly damage the enemy.

    • Bakudō (Way of Binding) - Supplementary spells that immobilize or support the user or allies.

    • Healing spells - Spells that heal wounds or cure diseases.

  • Fullbring - A technique that allows humans with high spiritual power to manipulate the souls of objects.

  • Quincy techniques - Techniques that allow Quincy to manipulate Reishi for various purposes, such as:

    • Blut - A technique that enhances the user’s offensive or defensive capabilities by flowing Reishi into their blood vessels.

    • Hirenkyaku - A technique that allows the user to move at high speeds by riding on the Reishi in the air.

    • Heilig Pfeil - A technique that creates arrows of Reishi that can be fired from a bow or a cross.

    • Quincy: Vollständig - A technique that releases the user’s full potential by donning a Reishi cloak and wings.

  • Arrancar techniques - Techniques that allow Arrancar to use their Hollow powers, such as:

    • Cero - A powerful blast of concentrated spiritual energy.

    • Bala - A weaker but faster version of Cero that can be fired from the fist or the foot.

    • Sonído - A technique that allows the user to move at high speeds by tearing the air with their spiritual pressure.

    • Hierro - A technique that hardens the user’s skin with their spiritual pressure, making them resistant to physical attacks.

    • Resurrección - A technique that releases the user’s true form by releasing their Zanpakutō, granting them enhanced abilities and appearance.

  • Visored techniques - Techniques that allow Visored to use their Hollow powers while retaining their Shinigami powers, such as:

    • Hollowfication - A technique that allows the user to don a Hollow mask, granting them increased strength, speed, and endurance.

    • Cero - A powerful blast of concentrated spiritual energy, similar to the Arrancar version but with different colors and shapes.

    • Mask Regeneration - A technique that allows the user to regenerate their Hollow mask if it is damaged or broken.


Bleach Video Games


Bleach Video Games
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In addition to the anime and manga, Bleach has spawned a series of exhilarating video games that allow fans to immerse themselves in the world of Soul Reapers and Hollows.


Here is a list of all Bleach games in order of release:


  • Bleach: Heat the Soul (2005)

  • Bleach GC: Tasogare ni Mamieru Shinigami (2005)

  • Bleach: Heat the Soul 2 (2006)

  • Bleach DS: Souten ni Kakeru Unmei (2006)

  • Bleach: Blade Battlers (2006)

  • Bleach: Heat the Soul 3 (2006)

  • Bleach Wii: Hakujin Kirameku Rondo (2006)

  • Bleach: Heat the Soul 4 (2007)

  • Bleach: Blade Battlers 2nd (2007)

  • Bleach DS 2nd: Kokui Hirameku Requiem (2007)

  • Bleach: The 3rd Phantom (2008)

  • Bleach: Heat the Soul 5 (2008)

  • Bleach: Soul Carnival (2008)

  • Bleach: Versus Crusade (2008)

  • Bleach: Heat the Soul 6 (2009)

  • Bleach DS 4th: Flame Bringer (2009)

  • Bleach: Soul Carnival 2 (2009)

  • Bleach: Heat the Soul 7 (2010)

  • Bleach: Soul Resurrección (2011)

  • Bleach: Bankai Batoru (2014)

  • Bleach: Brave Souls (2015)

  • Bleach: Immortal Soul (2020)