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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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Are there any non-human "races" or characters that also have never been and will never be human?

It seems like every character and "race" in Bleach is either human, was human at one point, will become human when they die, or were born to those who were at one point human - Shinigami, ...
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Did Ichigo steal Rukia's powers?

In the first episodes of Bleach does Ichigo steal Rukia's powers? If so, does it mean all Ichigo's powers were stolen from Rukia, or does Ichigo have his own powers? Basically, does Ichigo have powers,...
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What's the song in Bleach ep 260 when Kazeshini gives the baby to the girl? [closed]

In episode 260 of Bleach, a song starts at around 18:25 when Kazeshini gives the baby to the girl. I've been trying to find it for a while and I assume that it was made for just that episode. What is ...
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In Bleach, did Isshin become a captain after Urahara was exiled? If not, then where was he when Hirako and the others were getting beaten up by Aizen?

I am a little confused about the timeline in Bleach. I know that sometime after Urahara was exiled, Isshin went to the living world and fought that Vasto Lorde, and then aizen stabbed him from behind ...
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Why didn't Ichigo use Hollowfication after his fight with Aizen?

After his fight with Aizen, Ichigo lost all his Shinigami powers, but he did not lose his hollow powers right? So why did he not use hollowfication in the fights that followed? Like vs ginjo, and the '...
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Why didn't Rukia, Rangiku and Toshirou recognize Isshin?

Note: this question contains spoilers for the manga. We know that Isshin Kurosaki left the Soul Society because he wanted to protect Masaki and help her with the matter of her hollowification. Then ...
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In Bleach, if a Shinigami transfers their power to a human, where does their zanpakuto come from?

So, at the beginning of Bleach Rukia attempts to transfer her power to Ichigo but he ends up taking all of them. My question is, say that worked exactly how Rukia thought it would, would he have ...
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What was it that Ichimaru Gin wanted to avenge?

I just finished watching Bleach. I wonder what was it about Matsumoto Rangiku that Ichimaru Gin wanted to avenge/protect? Also, what would he have been thinking after he successfully extracted the ...
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When does Soul Society arc start and finish?

In Bleach, which episode does the Soul Society arc start, and what episode does it finish? Also what manga chapter does it start at and what manga chapter does it finish at?
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I need answers on the Bleach anime and manga [duplicate]

I watched the Bleach anime up until the last episode that was released, and I want to start reading the manga now, but I don't want to read and repeat things that I've already watched in the anime. So ...
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Does Yachiru ever come back?

In the Bleach anime, Yachiru disappears because she is Kenpachi's Spirit, but does she ever come back?
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When is Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World set?

i got an email from Viz Media talking about a a new Bleach novel. the description in the email says Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World, Vol. 1 (Novel) Go deeper into the world of Bleach with the ...
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What did the Vasto Lorde do before Aizen showed up?

Soul Reapers cleansed souls that turned to hollows, either naturally or ones the invaded from Hueco Mundo. Soul Society organized all of this. Quincy’s did the same thing basically. So what did the ...
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What happens if a hollow eats a mod soul in candy form

My brother asked this question to me when I was watching bleach. He said, "What happens if a hollow ate a mod soul, like, when the mod soul is in its candy form, because I know one time Kon was eaten ...
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What forms did Ichogo start and then bankai to in Anime War episode 4?

I just discovered Anime War on YouTube. It's a fanfic story/compilation/moshpit/glorious hack with Dragonball, One Punch Man, Bleach, and lots of other popular anime characters. In episode 4 of the ...
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What’s the song playing in episode 320 when Nozomi gets up from the bed in bleach and orihime says “Nozomi Chan” [closed]

I’ve been looking for this soundtrack but i don’t have a clue as to where I can find and it’s in ep 320 and it plays around 4:43 when Nozomi is looking out the window or something like that
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Name of the song in episode 293 of Bleach when Suì-Fēng attacked Aizen [closed]

In episode 293 of Bleach, there's a song playing when Suì-Fēng attacked Aizen with Shunpo (clones) and Nigeki Kessatsu (Death in Two Steps). What is the name of the song?
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Has a bankai ever been silently activated?

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? [closed]

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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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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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? [closed]

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 [closed]

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 [closed]

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? [closed]

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? [closed]

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 kind of institution is 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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