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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Is Unohana's compassion for others just an act?

Unohana goes from being the most bloodthirsty, sadistic warrior in the Soul Society to being a kind, motherly person who goes out of her way to heal and help others, even enemies, and who tries to ...
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What are those Wooden Tube thing?

In Episode 32 when Renji is going through the story of how he and Rukia met and became Soul Reapers, at the start when we see what his life was like in Rukongi District 78 - Hanging Dog, the Old Man ...
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Which Lieutenant is Renji not counting?

When Ichigo fight Renji in Season 2, after he smashes Ichigo into a wall he then says then if Ichigo was somehow able to defeated him there are 11 other Lieutenants and 13 other Captains. Including ...
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What was Gin Ichimaru plotting when he encountered Ichigo at the Hakuto Gate?

After the Captain's meeting in Episode 24, Sosuke Aizen asks what Gin Ichmaru was planning and that he "wont get away with it" and to "not underestimate me". given the context at that point in the ...
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Which song is featured in this Bleach scene?

In Bleach episode 8, part 3, the song plays a few seconds from 1:52 onwards. Which song from the soundtrack is it?
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What Happens to a Sub Soul when a Soul Reaper reclaims their Gigai?

When we see Rukia use Soul Candy to leave her Gigai, the Sub Soul, Chappy, appears to have a very distinct personality. So when a Soul Reaper leaves their Gigai leaving it to the Sub Soul, what ...
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How does someone obtain spiritual powers?

Ichigo (obviously) has them, like his father. But it does not seem something that someone just inherits from their parent(s)? One of Ichigos his sisters has little and the other none. Does one need ...
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Who else besides Ichigo has a transformation bankai?

I know that in the Seireitei there are many different kinds of bankais and was wondering if Ichigo is the only one that full on transforms when he activates his bankai.
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Why does Yoruichi say, “No one there could have survived a fight against Byakuya,” in Bleach chapter 120?

In chapter 116 of the Bleach manga, Ichigo finally meets Rukia in her tower (well, in fact, on the bridge) right after Byakuya has easily defeated Ganjyu, and Ukitake stopped him from finishing Ganjyu ...
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Was Urahara's Bankai ever revealed or hinted at?

I used to watch and read Bleach before, but I stopped following the series after the defeat of Aizen. Urahara's Bankai is a mystery to me, and since I'm no longer updated, I don't know if there's ...
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What's the difference between Toshiro and Ichigo's Zanpakuto lore?

In the series, it's explained that Zangetsu is a part of Ichigo and was suppressing his powers. Since he didn't want Ichigo to become a shinigami, he was practically always hindered Ichigo, as one day ...
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Where can I read Bleach legally?

I live in Norway. Is there a site where I can read Bleach online legally? I have tried to look, but I have not found a suitable site yet.
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Where to read Bleach from after the Ichigo & Aizen fight in the anime?

I watched the anime up to the Aizen battle and when Ichigo lost his powers. What chapter in the manga should I read from? (I don't want to watch the rest of the anime).
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What Bankais exist within Soul Society?

Bankais are the zanpakutōs' ultimate form. They have their own name and usually a special ability. Apparently, not everyone has a zanpakutō with this form. And it looks like bankais are exclusive to ...
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Gender of person who sings Bleach's eleventh opening (Anima Rossa)?

My favourite Bleach song is the eleventh opening: Anima Rossa by Porno Graffiti. My sister, who is a big fan of Bleach, says it's a male who sings it. I, who is only on episode 86, believes it is a ...
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In the Bleach manga, does Byakuya really die in Bleach 502?

In the Bleach manga-volume 57, chapter 502, page 56-you see My question is: is Byakuya really dead, here, or does he come back and whatnot? This scene looks as though he is, but we've seen desperate ...
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What happens if one dies in Soul Society?

In Bleach, Soul Society represents this sort of Heaven where souls are sent by Shinigamis (mostly from Earth?). However, once in Soul Society, is a soul immortal? Can they die? And if so, what happens?...
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What does Captain Kurotsuchi do to Nemu in Bleach Episode 200?

What does Captain Kurotsuchi do to bring Nemu back to consciousness after her spirit particles have been absorbed by Szayelaporro? I remember Ishida saying that it couldn't be aired. what exactly ...
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What is Gin and Matsumoto's relationship in Bleach?

I have not read the manga for Bleach (aside for the Thousand Year War arc) and have only watched the anime. I wanted to know if they dive into Gin and Matsumoto's relationship deeper in the manga. It ...
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Which clockwisality should the swastika be in Bleach-related contexts?

In the context of Bleach, which clockwisality should the swastika have? Should it be "卍解", or "卐解"? Or are both valid? Doing a google image search for both of them gets Bleach-related hits.
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Why is Bleach called what it is? [duplicate]

The anime Bleach has to do with soul reapers and stuff, but not actually Bleach. So, I'm not getting why it's called Bleach. Mind explaining, anyone?
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Does the Bleach anime stick to the manga's plot?

Does the anime series of Bleach stick to the manga's plot? Or is it like the original Fullmetal Alchemist series where the anime is its own thing and doesn't follow the story of the manga?
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What are Byakuya's Gokei, Senkei and Shuukei?

In addition to his bankai, Byakuya is observed using three techniques: Gokei Senkei Shūkei Not only is this the largest number of Zanpakutō abilities that we have seen in one sword (I think), but ...
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Why did Ichigo use his final move?

At the end of the Aarancar arc, Ichigo had Aizen so completely outclassed that Aizen couldn't even grasp the difference in their powers. Why would Ichigo use his Final Getsuga Tenshou when he knew ...
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Why was Kugo Ginjo kicked out of the Soul Society?

I remember that Kugo Ginjo used to be a Substitute Shinigami, but he got kicked out and lost his shinigami status. Why did this happen?
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What's the name of Kuchiki Rukia's real parents?

In Bleach, Kuchiki Rukia is said to be nurtured by the Kuchiki family. Can anyone tell me the names of her real parent?
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Is Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez alive?

In Bleach, whilst watching the final fight between Ichigo and Grimmjow I noticed that Grimmjow's body did not vanish when he was defeated as the other espadas did (in the aftermath when Nnoitra ...
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How could Tosen know that Kenpachi was smiling?

When Tosen fights Kenpachi in the Rescue Rukia arc, Tosen uses his bankai to combat Kenpachi. A while later, Kenpachi figures out how to defeat Tosen's bankai and smiles. Tosen somehow knew that he ...
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What happened to the Senkai Gates during Inoue's kidnapping?

In the Hueco Mundo arc, Episode 139, 19th minute, the passage between gates should be closing from behind but the narrowing of the passage wasn't approaching and though Inoue stayed there for a lot of ...
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Are Quincy Christian?

A lot of Quincy objects look crosses, and a number of their attacks reference holy things. For example, there is an attack called "Quincy Vollstandig" which, at least according to the translation I ...
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How does Aizen's sword work?

In Bleach, Aizen's sword is claimed to be one of the most powerful, as it can control the human senses. As I remember, it was said that if you have seen it once, you've already lost to it. Can someone ...
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Why did Bleach anime stop airing? And did Bleach manga also end its serialization?

After I watched episode 366 of Bleach, I waited for a couple of months. As I expected, no new episode of Bleach anime has been released since then. And yet, I don't believe that the anime has reached ...
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What is the significance of the name Bleach?

The name "Bleach" seems to be having no relevance to the plot unlike most other series. Was it just chosen at Kubo-sensei's whim or does it have some significance? Maybe some cultural significance ...
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Where is Aizen after the Quincies wreak havoc in Seireitei?

Where is Aizen Sousuke after the Quincies wreak havoc in Seireitei? Last time he was seen, he was meeting the Quincy king, Ywach, and Ywach mentioned that during the short meeting, Aizen used his ...
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What happens when an evil con-hollow dies?

Aaroneiro and Szayel Appollo go to hell in an episode meant to promote The Hell Verse movie. Logically, they should split into individual souls and the evil souls go to hell and the rest are ...
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Which chapter in the Bleach manga corresponds to the last episode in the anime? [duplicate]

I watched the Bleach anime first, and I heard that the continuation is only in the manga. So if it's possible, I'd like to know which chapter corresponds to the end of the anime to start reading. I ...
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Where does Aizen make this quote about self-rightfulness?

I was looking for one specific quote from Sousuke Aizen but I was not able to find it, I googled it and watch some of the scenes that I believe he says it but didn't really find it. If I recall ...
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What happened to Rukia?

It's been a long time since I watched Bleach, but what ever happened to Rukia? Is it true that she vanished or something like that?
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What is Juha Bach's motivation?

For everything Juha Bach is doing in the current Bleach manga, what is his reason for doing so? Also according to the Bleach wiki his official name is "Yhwach" with no reference to Juha Bach though, ...
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How does the hole in a Hollow's chest work?

In Bleach, Hollows (and Espadas) have holes in their chest. However, the holes do not bleed and seem to have no harmful effects on the body. For human-shaped Hollows and Espada, do the organs ...
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How does Hollow exorcism work?

In Bleach, season 1 episode 3 (around 19:00) Orihime's brother, who is a Hollow, stabs himself with Ichigo's Zanpakuto. Soul Reapers are supposed to have the power to exorcise the Hollows to send ...
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During the Substitute Shinigami arc, it is mentioned that Ichigo and Ginjo are Substitute Shinigami. What does this mean?

During the Substitute Shinigami arc, it is covered that both Ichigo and Ginjo are Substitute Shinigami (Ginjo being and ex-Substitute Shinigami). How does one become a Substitute Shinigami, what does ...
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Why are Shinigami and their Zanpakuto so different?

Through all of the episodes containing Muramasa when the Shinigami's Zanpakuto materialize, some of them are very different from each other. Mainly Hisagi and his Zanpakuto Kazeshini. Even after he is ...
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Why do certain captain-level Shinigami wield small zanpakuto?

In Bleach, it is stated that the size of Shinigami's zanpakuto (sword) is based on their spiritual ability. However, many strong Shinigami have smaller swords. Sui-Feng, for example, has a zanpakuto ...
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What type of weapon is Nnoitra's zanpakuto?

In the Espada Arc, Kenpachi fights Nnoitra.I was trying to explain Nnoitra to my friend but I couldn't figure out what kind of weapon it was, is it a scythe or what?
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What was Zangetsu's Task for Ichigo to get Bankai?

When Ichigo is about to start his training to obtain Bankai, Zangetsu fills the area with different swords and tells Ichigo that only one is his true self and all other would break indicating that ...
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How did Unohana kill people if her zanpaktou was a healing type?

Unohana's Minazuki, as revealed in her fight with Zaraki, is the type that heals. Then how did she go on the murderous rampages that eventually played a part in her earning the title of the first ...
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What is this buzzing sound playing?

I heard this on buzz channel which is an anime channel, and now also in bleach. In episode 2 You can hear it at around 14:00 in this youtube video Does this sound have a specific name? or is it some ...
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What does Unohana Retsu's Bankai do?

What does Unohana Retsu's Bankai do? It was not so clear in the manga.
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How did the “S” quincy heal his eardrums?

The "S" quincy has the special ability to fully recover from damage after hearing the cheers of his followers. However, how did he recover from his wounds after destroying his eardrums in his fight ...