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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Why does Jushiro Ukitake have an item from Yoruichi's clan?

Before Rukia's execution, Jushiro Ukitake took some time breaking the seal on an item which was later used to destroy the Sokyoku. When Ichigo arrives to save Rukia he is wearing a cape which allows ...
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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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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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When do the Bleach Movies occur in relation to the anime?

I'm wondering at what point in the anime series of Bleach do each of the movies occur? This way, when I watch the series I can stop at a specific point to watch the appropriate movie.
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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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How do souls age in Soul Society?

How do souls age in Soul Society? There are some souls who look like kids and some who are adults. In the manga, the makers flashbacked into the past of the Captian Commander showing that he had ...
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Can Arrancar never fully remove their masks?

On Season 10, when Nnoitra thinks back to when he fought Nel last time (when he broke her mask), he got her to fight by hurting Pesche and Dondochakka. Seeing them, Nel said that Nnoitra had ripped ...
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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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Why does Zangetsu transform back into shikai mode when cutting Yhwach in half?

Why does Ichigo Kurosaki's Zanpakutō (Zangetsu) transform back into its original form (shikai mode) when cutting Yhwach in half in the latest chapters of the Bleach manga (chapter 684)? Is it because ...
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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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What's the difference between Haineko and Senbonzakura?

What's the difference between these two shikai; Rangiku's Haineko and Byakuya's Senbonzakura? They both seem to have the same abilities.
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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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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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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 ...