Ichigo Strawberry Kurosaki was born with the ability to see ghosts. When his family is attacked by a Hollow—a malevolent lost soul—Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits find peace.
R to L (Japanese Style). Cleaning up the afterlife ? one spirit at a time
Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts—he was born with the gift. When his family is attacked by a Hollow—a malevolent lost soul—Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits themselves find peace. Find out why Tite Kubo
's Bleach has become an international manga smash-hit
“No Shaking Throne”: Ichigo's recent battles with the Arrancars have proven that if he wants to protect his friends he must get stronger, and the only way to do that is to control his inner Hollow. Ichigo turns to the Vizards, ex-Soul Reapers who have been Hollowfied, to teach him. But before his training begins, Ichigo must do battle against his Hollow self—winner takes his soul
“Bleach” is author Tite Kubo
's second title. Kubo made his debut with “Zombiepowder”., a four-volume series for “Weekly Shonen Jump”. To date, “Bleach” has been translated into numerous languages and has also inspired an animated TV series that began airing in Japan in 2004. Beginning its serialization in 2001, “Bleach” is still a mainstay in the pages of “Weekly Shonen Jump”. In 2005, Bleach was awarded the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award in the shonen (boys) category.