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Bleach is a manga and anime by mangaka Tite Kubo about the adventures of Kurosaki Ichigo, a teenager who has become a Soul Reaper: a protector of humans and guide to the afterlife.

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Has a bankai ever been silently actived?

To activate a Bankai or its ability, is the user required to perform some verbal command activation? For example, Ichigo often yells Bankai: Tensa Zangetsu However, I'm pretty sure that I've ...
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What's the name of the song in Bleach that played in Episode 230 at 20:19?

I could not find that one song in Bleach anywhere. I looked it up in Youtube and I tried using Shazam to no avail. It played at Season 13 Episode 230 at 20:19. I hope everyone understood what I mean ...
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Where do the Bleach filler arcs and movies fit in the anime timeline?

I know they are not canon but I would like to know between what episodes/arcs these can be watched so they do not interrupt the canon and flow better chronologically. Like placing them in a way where ...
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What is the music in Bleach Ep 320 at 10:00?

I've been trying to look for this music in episode 320 of Bleach around 10:00 for so long since the first time I heard it. Can't really remember the first episode it was used in but I can only ...
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Why does tier Harribel hate Barragan?

Even though she slashed one of his henchmen after refusing to join his crew in huecomundo. Even though i don't think this reason is strong enough for her to hate barragan. Where is the hate coming ...
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Why Does Ichigo look different after he gets his soul reaper powers back?

Why in the fullbring arc he looks different when his powers are restored I mean his Zanpaktuou looks slightly different but his robe in normal and bankai state are different why is that? Also is ...
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Which Episode of Bleach is this quote from? / Help me cite this quote

I'm writing my dissertation and in the dedication I wanted to include this quote from the anime. I wish I could have five lives! Then I could have been born in five different towns, and eaten five ...
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Can you release your zanpakuto if you are mute?

So, this sounds like a stupid question I know but in the bleachverse 'names' are very important and you can only unleash the power of your zanpakuto if you can call out its name. Therefore, if a ...
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What and where is this Yhwach’s quote mentioned?

I’m sure that I came across Yhwach saying something like this: In my eyes, there’s no distinction between having a plan and... What is the full quote? And what chapter is this on?
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How/when did Rukia and Renji find out about Ichigo's inner hollow, and did everybody else know around the same the same time too?

How is it that Rukia and Renji knew about Ichigo's inner hollow during the Arrancar arc despite Ichigo not mentioning anything about it to either of them, and how long have they known? I'm also ...
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When does the Bleach OVA occur in relation to the anime?

I'm currently doing a complete run of Bleach, along with the movies and the OVA, and I'm trying to figure out the complete timeline of it all. I know that there was already a question on here about ...
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Song playing in Bleach ep. 242 on Ashisogi Jizou's first appearance

What is the name of the OST when Ashisogi Jizou first appears before Isane and Iba in the ep. 242 of Bleach?
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Background song to bleach episode 314

What's is the background song that plays in episode 314 of bleach at 11: 00-time mark frame
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How come there are still Quincies if the whole race was wiped out?

I just don't get it. How can there be a quincy population if they were all wiped out?
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Soundtrack in Bleach episode 358 at around 8:45?

It starts around 8:40, before Ginjo throws the Combat Pass to Ichigo and tells him 'Here. Give it a try'. I've looked everywhere but I can't find it. This song has been played multiple times in the ...
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Were Stark and Baraggan Arrancar before joining Aizen?

In both Baraggan's and Stark's flashbacks, they look the same as in present. Did they become Arrancar on their own? However, if they did then how could Aizen promise Baraggan more power?
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When does season 9 of Bleach take place chronologically?

At first, I thought it was taking place before they went to Las Noches, but Chad used his right arm as the shield Brazo Derecha de Gigante which he only developed in Las Noches. When does season 9 ...
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How Kyoka Suigetsu is still in harmony with Aizen?

While Kōga sitting alone in a cave, Muramasa appeared and asked him why he would kill innocent bystanders, which prompted Kōga to claim he was teaching Soul Society a lesson for exiling him from their ...
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Can Byakuya overcome Aizen's Kyoka Suigetsu as easy as he overcomed Koga since both of them are based on illusion?

Byakuya breaks free and readies himself against Kōga, who is determined to use his illusions on Senbonzakura as well. Before he can attempt to do so, Byakuya activates his Bankai, Senbonzakura ...
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Was Yachiru real or just Zaraki's spirit? [duplicate]

In the final arc of Bleach, we see Yachiru going to a severely wounded Zaraki Kenpachi and talking to him. She couldn't physically be there, and she talks as if she were Nozarashi's manifestation. ...
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How can the spirits of Zanpakuto manifest in the real world?

After the Muramasa incident, Rangiku, Haineko and Orihime go shopping and take pictures. Considering that normal people cannot see manifested Zanpakuto - as an example, Yuzu Kurosaki was unable to ...
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Why do we not see spiritual powers run in human families?

It's shown that spiritual powers run in families. And that the types of power that a human can have varies- Chad, Orihime, the Fullbringers, whatever was going on with Ururu and Jinta. So why is it ...
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Bleach OST in episode 174 around 2:43

There's a song in episode 174 of Bleach from 2:43. I couldn't find anywhere on YouTube/Google, even after I checked all the soundtrack lists. What is this song?
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Are souls born or created as soul reapers, bounts, or humans?

In the season 4 of Bleach anime, one of the main characters state that the bounts are born or created in the soul society. Are souls born in the soul society as soul reapers? Or if everyone was once ...
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What is a shinigami representative?

So I just finished Bleach at episode 366 (dubbed) and I know that you are supposed to pick up at chapter 480. However, I have no idea what some of the phrases mean, like "shinigami representative". ...
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Background song that plays on episode 242 of Bleach

I have been trying to find the name of the background score from the Episode 242 of Bleach, "Shinigami and Zanpakuto, Total Sortie" at around 4:41. It really sounds epic. What song is that?
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Is Tier Halibel's Ola Azul similar to Ichigo's Getsuga Tenshou?

So, I noticed that Tier Halibel when using her Ola Azul, unleashed a wave of intense pressurized spirit energy from her sword. This reminded me of Ichigo and Isshin Kurosaki's Getsuga Tenshou attack. ...
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What happened to Homura and Shizuku in “Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black”?

At the end of the movie, Homura and Shizuku are giving their goodbyes to Rukia before appearing to pass away. But what happened to them? They are half soul, half hollow, so did they reincarnate to The ...
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Which music plays in Bleach episode 283 at 10:33 mins?

I was searching the music which plays in Bleach episode 283 at 10:33 but couldn't find anywhere. Can someone please help?
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What was the relation of Urahara's Bankai's name with its ability?

Urahara Kisuke's Bankai is "Kannonbiraki Benihime Aratame", which means Modification of The Crimson Princess' Dissection at the Doors of Avalokiteśvara. Does the name have any meaning/significance to ...
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What is the music that plays in Bleach Episode 280 at 4:15 until 4:50?

I've been trying to find this soundtrack for the past 2 days and haven't been able to find it anywhere.
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At what point did Aizen switch with Momo?

During the battle of Aizen VS Shunsui, Soi-fon and Toshiro, at the end when Toshiro impales Aizen on his sword the barrier that was protecting Izuru and the injured Soul Reapers came down and Momo ...
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What is institutional property of Gotei 13? Authority? Justice? Policy maker?

According to Wiki: According to Yhwach, the original Gotei 13 were "defenders" in name only, comprising nothing less than a brutal mob of killers, but it was for this very reason they were a force ...
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Did Bleach drop in popularity from 2010 onwards?

I stumbled upon a MAL post. Which had a nice graph which displays that after a small peak in 2010, bleach had a significant drop in rank. This same post also claims that this data was biased, as the ...
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What is Hooleer?

Before the Visord showed up a Garganta opens up with Wonderweiss and a creature Gin calls Hooleer later on. seeing it Captain Komamura says that it was the same eye he saw when Aizen was estracted ...
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Who of Aizen's Arrancar were Vasto Lorde?

When Harribel is killed, during her flashback Apacci comments saying that Harribel was a Vasto Lorde. So I am wondering who of Aizen's Arrancar were Vasto Lorde
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Where was the reflecting surfaces when Muramasa fought Ichigo in Episode 233

during the Zanpakuto Rebellion Muramasa is shown to be able to throw is opponents around and hold them with a form or telekinesis but when he is fighting Ichigo's Inner Hollow in his Inner World he ...
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Which song plays during Bleach episode 45 around 10:00

Bleach "Episode 45" S3 E4 time: 10:00 On Netflix During Bleach EP45 S3 E4 at 10:00 on Netflix there plays a song. Which is it?
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Does Ichigo still have his powers after his battle with Yhwach?

The final chapter of the manga shows Ichigo leading a normal life but it's never really shown if he is still a Shinigami. Or is it the same as the time he used the Final Getsuga Tenshou in his fight ...
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Why did Aizen want to defeat the Soul King?

We know Aizen is trying to make keys and combining Hogyoku, assembling Hollow armies, etc. The question is why? What's the motive behind it? Is it cliche like "GREEED FOR POWAAA!!" or are there other ...
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How could Ichigo purify souls with Zangetsu?

In the anime and presumably the manga, we see at least one instance of Ichigo using Zangetsu to purify a soul. But how is this possible? Zangetsu is the manifestation of Ichigo's Quincy power, which ...
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What is being shown in this Bleach panel?

In chapter 350 of Bleach, this set of panels appears: But I don't understand what is being shown here. Is it Ichigo's newly made hole?
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What's the song in Bleach episode 119 from 17:15?

In episode 119 of Bleach, what's the song from 17:15?
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What's the music playing at the beginning of episode 130?

What's the name of the soundtrack at the beginning of episode 130 at around minute 3:02? It is repeated through the anime, but I don't remember which episode I first heard it in.
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Any important information I need to know if I'm skipping the filler episodes of Bleach?

I'm watching only the cannon episodes and am on ep. 111. However it seems that I missed a lot during the filler (i.e. the people with Kon.). Is this relevant information or something I should just ...
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Is Nel realy an Arrancar?

So when the Ichigo team went to the Hueco Mondo to save Orihime, they befriended Nel and her so called brothers and their pet. Nel introduces her self as an Arrancar and Ichigo says that she has the ...
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What is the song that plays when Muramasa charges at Ichigo?

I heard several times but can't find the song. It plays in season 13 in episode 253, starting around 9:58, right when Muramasa charges at Ichigo after turning into a hollow.
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What exactly happens during a Captain's Exam?

Before the Hollowfication Incident (in the anime) we see Kisuke Urahara is called to a room to meet with Head Captain Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto, with the presence of 2 other captains. After this, ...
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Are the Quincy naturally stronger than the Soul Reapers?

If one of the members of squad zero created the Zanpakuto after becoming a captain under Yamamoto which is one of the oldest soul reapers, doesn't that mean that Quincy are naturally stronger? In the ...
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How did Aizen start the Holllowfication on Shinji's team?

After Sosuke Aizen, Gin Ichimaru and Kaname Tousen reveal themselves near to the end of Season 11, Shinji Hirako and the other Soul Reapers who later become the Vizards suddenly start to Hollowfy. At ...