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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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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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 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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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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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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Who are Byakuya and Juushirou referring to in chapter 117?

At the beginning of chapter 117 of Bleach, Juushirou Ukitake says, "Byakuya... Who is he?" (referring to Ichigo) and Byakuya replies, "He's not related. At least not ... to the one you're thinking of. ...
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What was Aizen's plan?

In Bleach, Aizen had an incredibly complicated plan that seemed to span decades and that involved a lot of people he had no control over doing what he wanted them to do? I found it pretty difficult to ...
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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 ...
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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 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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Do people in soul society remember their life in the "living" world?

So we've seen that souls (ghost) in the living world retain their memories, even if they've turned into a hollow. However, do those memories get purged when they are sent to soul society? The reason ...
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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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Why and how is it that Yoruichi can transform into a cat?

I have heard different theories like her mother was a cat demon, she has a kudo no one else has, or the cat is a really advanced gigai. I would really like to know if any of these are true and if not ...
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Why is Ulquiorra's Cero green?

Normally, all of Ceros are red in color, but why is Ulquiorra's Cero was green? Does it mean that it's more powerful? What makes it so different?
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Is Ichigo technically dead?

When Ichigo is being trained by Kisuke his second lesson involves Ichigo's Chain of Fate being cut, and in order for him to avoid becoming a Hollow he has to become a Soul Reaper. After he gets out ...
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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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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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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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Did Yamamoto Genryuusai use all his power aganist Aizen?

During the Arrancar war saga in Bleach, Yamamoto fought against Aizen before the arrival of Ichigo. In the end of the fight he used a kidou that almost killed himself tying to defeat Aizen. If I ...
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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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Why did barragan turn against Aizen before he dies?

In the fight against Hachi and Soi-Fong after being mortally wounded, Barragan the way he called them ants throughout the fight why didn't he want to take out Hachi or Soi-Fong my reasoning being he ...
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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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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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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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Is there any connection between the Vandenreich and the Bounto?

In Bleach, both the Vandenreich (the Quincy group that is attacking the Soul Society) and the Bounto use German in their names. In Bleach, in general, different groups use different languages, such as ...
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Why doesn't Ichigo protect himself from Aizen's power?

On the way to Karakura town, Ichigo is informed by Unohana that he is the only one with a chance of defeating Aizen, as he alone hasn't seen his Shikai. Ichigo..apparently does nothing about this. ...
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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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Name of Zaraki Kenpachi's Zanpakuto?

In the manga, Kenpachi can't hear his Zanpakuto's sound at all in the beginning. But when he's battling with Captain Unohana (previous Kenpachi, I heard), he began to hear his Zanpakuto's speaking. ...
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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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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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How is Sajin Komamura a wolf?

Sajin Komamura is described as being an anthropomorphic wolf in the Wikipedia article, but everyone in the Soul Society is either someone who died or the descendant of someone who died. There are (as ...
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What happened to Masaki's family?

In Bleach, Ichigo's mother Masaki She was the last of the Kurosaki line. What happened to her family? How did they die?
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Is there symbolism behind the language choices in Bleach?

In Bleach, different languages are used by or to represent different groups. For example, the Bount spells are all in German. Many of the terms referring to/for Hollows are Spanish (e.g. Hueco Mundo, ...
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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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What does Kensei Muguruma's bankai do?

His shikai, Tachikaze, is a wind-based zanpakutou that can launch long-range, string-like, blades that slices enemies. But what special abilities does Tekken Tachikaze, Kensei Muguruma's bankai, ...
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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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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 do the Noble Families work in Bleach?

In Bleach, there are Four Noble Families of the Soul Society. I know that people can have children in the Soul Society. However, is whether you are a part of the Noble family based on whether you were ...
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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 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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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 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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Is Komamura the only shinigami who has an animal-like appearance?

Is Komamura the only shinigami who has an animal-like appearance?
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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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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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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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Is it possible to transfer Shinigami powers accidentally?

In Bleach, Rukia transfers her Shinigami powers to Ichigo by having him stab himself in the chest with her zanpakuto. If a person is stabbed in the chest by a zanpakuto, can they absorb half of the ...
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Does Shinigami powers transfer occur only with stabbing through the chest?

To make Ichigo a Shinigami in episode 1 of Bleach, Rukia has Ichigo stab himself in the chest with her Zanpakuto. Is there any in-canon reason given for it being the chest that has to be stabbed?
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Are Hell Butterflies living creatures?

The Shinigami use Hell Butterflies for communication while they are on missions and need to communicate with HQ (or vice versa). Are Hell Butterflies living creatures or are somehow artificially ...