Questions tagged [bleach]

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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Why is Ulquiorra the only espada with a second release?

In Bleach Ulquiorra is the only Espada with a second release, and he admits he has not shown Aizen. So I have come to a few questions: Why would he not show Aizen how powerful he is? Why is he the ...
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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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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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What is the meaning behind Renji's Tattoos?

In episode 32 when Renji is going through the story of how he and Rukia met and became Soul Reapers we notice that when he was a kid and when they first entered the Soul Reaper Academy his forehead ...
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Did Ichigo originally have Sode no Shiraiyuki?

At the start of the Bleach manga, Rukia stabs Ichigo in the heart with her zanpakuto in order to give him her shinigami powers, which allows him to protect his family from the Hollows. After that, ...
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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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Bleach episode 293 song

what is the name of the song played when soi fon attacked Aizen with kage binchin (clones) and niji sekatsu (death with 2 stabs)?? in episode 293 thanks
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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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Is the Ginjo shown in chapter 681 of Bleach a 100% Shinigami?

By the end of the Substitute Shinigami Arc (Fullbring Arc), Ginjo was said to be dead, since Ichigo came to the captains' meeting and asked for Ginjo's body. Yet in chapter 681, Ginjo came with ...
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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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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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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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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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Is the Soul King a Shinigami?

The Soul King is shown in the Thousand Year Blood War arc, though only briefly. Not much is explained about him, so things like what he can do and what his job is are a bit vague. Is he a Shinigami? ...
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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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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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Do the Bleach light novels follow the manga plot?

I know that there are two Bleach light novels (BLEACH-letters from the other side: The Death and The Strawberry and Bleach: The Honey Dish Rhapsody). Do they follow the Bleach manga plot lines or do ...
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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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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 did Rukia become an unwitting carrier of the Hogyoku and executor of pre-planned events?

There is great contrast: Aizen managed to insert it without Rukia knowing. later, he stated that extraction would be fatal (but it did not actually kill Rukia). How did Aizen insert it into Rukia? ...
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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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Where is Yoruichi's Zanpakuto?

Since the beginning, we see Yoroichi does not wield a Zanpakuto, but isn't it strange? Isn't she a Shinigami and the Zanpakuto is so important for them? It's true that she has her own fighting style, ...
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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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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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Which episodes of Bleach are filler?

I want to watch Bleach, but the anime has a lot of filler content not in the manga. I'd rather not watch the filler content and only watch the episodes which are directly related to the plot. To be ...
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Why doesn't stabbing himself in the chest with Rukia's sword hurt Ichigo?

In the first episode of Bleach, Ichigo stabs himself in the chest with Rukia's sword to transfer her Shinigami abilities to him. Why does this not hurt him, while people can be hurt by hollows and ...
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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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Who are the shadows that speak to Grand-Fisher?

In the first season at episode 8, before Grand-Fisher leaves for the world of the living one of the rocks casts a large shadows before 4 other shadows shoot out and take form on rocks around Grand-...
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What is Jinta and Ururu's Identity?

Jinta and Ururu are the kids that works in Urahara's shop. I'm curious as to what their identities are. As far as I remember it was never been said what their background stories are. Are they ...
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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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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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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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Where and how does the Bleach anime diverge from the manga?

I've seen almost all of the Bleach anime (at least what's been released dubbed), and I'm now interested in reading the manga. However, when the manga closely follows the anime I've already seen, I ...
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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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Aizen vs Everyone

During the battle: Aizen vs. The Gotei 13 & The Visored (Episode 292, 293 and 294), Aizen was stabbed by Shinji, Suì-Fēng, Shunsui and Hitsugaya. However, it turned out that Hinamori was stabbed ...
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How are Vasto Lorde different from the Espada?

There are a lot of threads on the internet that have confusing/contradicting answers, but how are Vasto Lorde different from the Espada?
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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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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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What happened to Yachiru?

According to the Wikia, Yachiru disappeared leaving her belongings after the fight with Gremmy. She is said to be "gone" by Kenpachi in the penultimate chapter of the original series. I use "original"...
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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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What is the typical equipment/clothing for a Soul Reaper?

As the title says, I'm interested in what the typical equipment is for a Soul Reaper and if there is any difference in equipment... ... they have when operating in the World of the Living as opposed ...
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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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Are Hollows defeated by humans who are not Quincies considered as destroyed or “purified”?

If I remember correctly, Shinigami are "purifying" Hollows with Zanpakuto, cleansing souls and sending them to Soul Society (not counting cases when souls are going to Hell). And regarding Quincy, it ...
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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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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 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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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 ...