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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
10
votes
3answers
74k views

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?
1
vote
0answers
42 views

What’s the song playing in episode 320 when Nozomi gets up from the bed in bleach and orihime says “Nozomi Chan”

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
1
vote
4answers
10k views

When did the event related to Rurichiyo Kasumioji really happen?

In Bleach, while Ichigo and the gang invading Hueco Mundo, they keep cutting away to Rurichiyo Kasumioji and her story: When did that really happen? Did they help her before or after going there?
1
vote
2answers
161 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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?
8
votes
4answers
9k views

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, ...
1
vote
2answers
391 views

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?
4
votes
1answer
557 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
51 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
271 views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
881 views

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? ...
7
votes
1answer
6k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
267 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
75 views

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?
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
728 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
7k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

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-...
1
vote
1answer
530 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
194 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
616 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
731 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
578 views

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.
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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
7
votes
6answers
148k views

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"...
1
vote
1answer
660 views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
11k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
291 views

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 ...
11
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
192 views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
472 views

What's the song in Bleach episode 119 from 17:15?

In episode 119 of Bleach, what's the song from 17:15?
1
vote
1answer
341 views

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". ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
277 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
158 views

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?
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
427 views

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 ...
11
votes
2answers
8k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
2k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
-1
votes
3answers
8k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
251 views

Why didn't Rukia's power transfer to Kaien dono when she pierce his heart?

In the beginning of series, it is said that Shinigami can transfer his/her power by stabbing a person's heart, just like Ichigo's case both as a human and as a semi-hollow (fullbring), and in the ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
570 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
424 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
3k views

What are the similarities and differences between Reiatsu and Chakra?

What are the similarities and difference between Reiatsu from Bleach and Chakra from Naruto? I've felt that they both are similar, like it's a part of the individuals' insides/spirit/soul and also it ...
4
votes
1answer
6k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
230 views

Why was Rukia's head covered when she was escorted to/from the Repentance Cell?

When Rukia was transported to the Repentance Cell after the use of the Sokyoku for her execution was authorized her head was covered with a white cloth. and i recall alter on when she is escoted to ...