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 didn't Orihime use her powers to reject the creation of the Espada?

I finished the Hueco Mundo arc, up to episode 190, and I have a question about Orihime: If Orihime can reject all things, why didn't she reject Aizen's creation of the Espadas? She can just say "I ...
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Why is Ichigo always in Shikai mode?

Other shinigami are always in normal mode, and then when needed, transform into Shikai or Bankai modes. But as soon as Ichigo leaned Bankai mode he never went back to normal mode. Or maybe he is ...
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Who is Ichigo's Father, Isshin?

Though he is initially shown as a normal human, it is later revealed that he once had Shinigami powers, and later he is the only one But the The Lost Substitute Shinigami arc where So what is ...
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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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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 happened to Ichigo in Urahara's training area after meeting Byakuya (for the first time)?

I understand that during his initial training with Urahara something occurred that gave him (or awoke in him) but hardly anything is said on the matter. And how come nothing like this never happened ...
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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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What's the connection between Zangetsu and White Ichigo?

This contains spoilers up to chapter 112 (not much of a spoiler, but still). Now, take a look at this (this is from chapter 112, right after It shows not only that Zangetsu is acquainted with White ...
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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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Why is Yoruichi able to transform?

Why/how is Yoruichi Shihōin able to transform into a cat? Was she always able to or did she learn it somehow? Does she have some object that allows here to? As far as I can remember she seems the ...
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What are the Four Noble Families of Soul Society?

What are the names of the main Four Families that live in Soul Society? Is there any information on how they came to be? Or how they became such? And do each of these clans commonly exceeds at a ...
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What would happen to a Menos or an Arrancar killed with a Zanpakuto?

It was said that a Hollow killed with a Zanpakuto is cleansed of all of his post-mortem sins, and is sent to soul society (unless he had committed sins in his lifetime, then he goes to Hell). What ...
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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 are the techniques/fighting styles displayed in Bleach?

In the series, a number of different styles are shown among the different characters. Some fight using their Zanpakutō, others use Kidō. Do all of these derived from a similar source? Are there other ...
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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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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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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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