Bleach (ブリーチ, Burīchi?, Diromanisasikan as BLEACH in Japan) is a manga series authored by Tite Kubo (久保 帯 人 Kubo Taito), mangaka of Zombie Powder. Bleach series published since 2001, and since its publication, the series has been adapted into an anime series, two OVA (Original Video Animation), a wide screen movie, a rock musical and several video game titles. Compilation of manga (Tankōbon) Bleach has sold over 39 million copies in Japan. The manga was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump.
Bleach told her about Ichigo Kurosaki, a high school student who has the ability to see ghosts, and Rukia Kuchiki, a shinigami (death god) who one day met with Ichigo while he was chasing evil spirits called hollows. At the time of such hollow Rukia fight, he was injured and therefore he has no way other than to move his power to Ichigo's shinigami. Since then this is the adventures of Ichigo and Rukia begin.
They're both adventurous search for and against the hollows and perform rituals (konsou) to the haunting. With this ritual, the haunting receive a cleaning and they can be sent to Soul Society (Community Spirit). The initial part of this story focused on the characters and their past, and instead focused on the world of work shinigami. Over the course of the story, things like life shinigami in Soul Society began to unfold little by little.
Bleach manga was first published in August 2001 in Weekly Shonen Jump published by Shueisha. Up to date May 26, 2007, a total of 276 chapters already published (on average about one chapter per week). This manga has also been compiled into 27 volumes Tankōbon, also published Shueisha. The first volume of the manga has sold more than 1.25 million copies in Japan. In 2005, Bleach was awarded Shogakukan Manga Award in the category shōnen manga.
Bleach anime series is aired every Wednesday at the television station TV Tokyo and affiliated stations. The series is produced by TV Tokyo, Dentsu and Studio Pierrot and directed by Noriyuki Abe. Character designer Masashi Kudo is, and the music composer Shiro Sagisu. Bleach first episode airing on October 5, 2004. The first 63 episodes of the manga was adapted directly from him, while 46 is the next episode of anime production to its original course. Starting from episode 110, anime storyline in his return to the storyline in the manga, although coupled with elements within the previous 46 episodes. Until now, there are no plans to end production of the series. In addition, two OVAs have been produced, and also three movies titled Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The Diamond Dust Rebellion which began released in Japan on December 16, 2007, and BLEACH: Fade to Black - Kimi no wo na yobu just aired last December 13, 2008. According to an online poll conducted in 2006, TV Asahi, Bleach was ranked as the 7th most popular anime in Japan.
In the United States, Bleach manga published by Viz Media, and its anime series aired on Cartoon Network. While in Indonesia, his manga published by m & c comics starting in October 2007.
The first season: The Shinigami
The story begins with the life of a high school student named Ichigo Kurosaki in Karakura Town who could see spirits. At first Ichigo can only see from the usual spirit of people who have died, but that changed when one day he met a woman in her bedroom dressed in a black kimono. The woman is the shinigami Rukia Kuchiki name. His arrival caused by the spiritual power of a hollow, an evil spirit. A hollow in question suddenly came and attacked the family because it felt Ichigo Ichigo great spiritual power. Ichigo became involved in a fight with a hollow that has hurt his family, even though Rukia who should fight against Ichigo's hollow has been banned before. Ichigo's inability to defeat the hollow, Rukia consequently severely wounded while trying to help Ichigo. To defeat the hollow that there is only one way, namely by lending some strength to Ichigo Rukia's shinigami. Unfortunately in the process occurs by accident, Ichigo took all the spiritual power and Rukia shinigami him to lose strength. As a result, Ichigo later incarnated as a shinigami and the hollow beat.
The next day, Rukia appears in Ichigo's classroom as a transfer student. Moreover, this time Rukia look like normal humans and can be viewed by classmates. Rukia tells Ichigo that the magical power of the spirit of Ichigo who had made him able to absorb all his strength, and made him have to berpidah into gigai, artificial human body. While waiting for his shinigami power restored, Rukia decides to live temporarily in the human world. Ichigo had to replace his job to keep Karakura town, against the hollow, and bring the spirit that haunts the human world to Soul Society.
Ichigo Kurosaki (黒 崎 一 护, Kurosaki Ichigo?)
The main character of the Bleach series. First-class high school students with orange hair Kamakura which is forced to become a substitute shinigami (death god) after unintentionally absorbs all of Rukia Kuchiki strength. Temperament which made him cynical at first reluctantly underwent this new job, but as time goes by, he was willing to accept this position. He also realized that although he was unable to save all people, but at least he can use his powers to protect the people close at heart. Later in the story, after he lost power as a substitute for the god of death, he chose to take the risk of death for the sake of being 'full shinigami., Although Aizen and Ulquiorra told him that he also' living 'costly, and hollownya have affairs' not finished' on Ichigo, though hollownya already mastered ichigo.dan promises will come out fully at a later day.
Rukia Kuchiki (朽木 ルキア, Kuchiki Rukia?)
Rukia Kuchiki is a shinigami who was sent to exterminate hollows in the residential area of Ichigo Kurosaki. Although from the outside it looks like a teenage girl, he's actually more than 100 years old. Rukia was forced to remove her powers to Ichigo and temporarily become human. He enrolled in high school where Ichigo's school, and stay in the closet Ichigo's room, while she taught Ichigo how to be a substitute shinigami.
Orihime Inoue (井上 织 姫, Inoue Orihime?)
Orihime Inoue is a classmate of Ichigo, and is also friends with Tatsuki Arisawa close to Ichigo, he also became close to Ichigo. Orihime is an orphan, he lived with his older brother (Sora). Later, her brother had died. At first, Orihime does not have any spiritual power, but over time he has one of the most powerful healing force in the world. He can heal the wounded body back to its original state, although very badly injured though. Spiritual ability is very strong, because the little fairies who come from the power this Orihime liver can be used to defend, attack, and heal.
Yasutora "Chad" Sado (茶 渡 泰 虎, Sado Yasutora?)
Yasutora Sado, better known as Chad, is one of Ichigo's few friends at school. He is a Japanese / Mexican student who was very high compared to other classmates. Although physically he looks tough-minded, but he was very gentle and docile, and refusing to fight unless the sake of another. At first, he could not see or feel the presence of ghosts, but when he saw a group of children being attacked by hollows, he gained the strength of his right hand to be super strong and cloaked the steel. Thus he was able to defeat the hollow. Ito kekutan apart by hand can be a super magic thanks to exercise abarai
Kisuke Urahara (浦 原 喜 助, Urahara Kisuke?)
Mysterious and cheery man owner of Urahara Shop, a candy store that also sells supernatural items to shinigami needs. Despite its cheerful and optimistic nature, he is one of the most significant figures in the world of Bleach because the vast knowledge about the spiritual world, knowledge which he uses to mastermind the main characters in this story. Later known that Urahara is a former shinigami from Soul Society, which formerly she had fukutaitou fukutatitou 12th Division, Sarugaki Hiyori, who is now a former shinigami and now a joint Vizards vizards Hirako and others, recently met a former captain Hiyori not anymore.
Uryū Ishida (石田 雨 竜, Ishida Uryū?)
At first glance, Uryū Ishida seems just like a genius student who likes to be alone. However, Uryū is a Quincy, which is descended from the pulpit archers hollow exterminator. He hold a grudge against all shinigami, including Ichigo Kurosaki, but with the passing of the story, changed his view of Ichigo, and instead of being an enemy, he became a friend of Ichigo's rival at the same time.
Byakuya Kuchiki (Byakuya Kuchiki?)
A taciturn captain of the 6th division. His name is Senbonzakura zanpakutō the stance of his zanpakutō cherry blossoms will appear, and the name is senbonzakura kageyoshi bankainya. He loved his wife, Hisana Kuchiki. But his wife had died. So he picked up Rukia Kuchiki who is the younger brother of Kuchiki Hisana into the Kuchiki family. Byakuya is very fond of Rukia, and he really can not bear the time Rukia will be executed.
Renji Abarai (阿 散 井 恋 次, Abarai Renji?)
Renji Abarai is an upper-class shinigami who has served as vice-captain of the 6th division. This means he is the second highest-ranking person in the division of the shinigami forces. At first, he was introduced as a deadly enemy, and have inner conflict between loyalty to his position and his friendship with Rukia, sepermainannya friend since childhood. He is someone who is sassy and spirited, and have great respect for Byakuya, 6th Division captain Byakuya Kuchiki. He has named Zabimaru zanpakutō, bankainya name is Hihio Zabimaru.