The Karakura crew with some of the recurring Gotei 13

 

Background Information

A popular completed shonen manga series with 74 volumes created by Tite Kubo.

It revolves around Kurosaki Ichigo, a teenager who becomes a Shinigami.

It's basically a poor copy of Yu Yu Hakusho.

Its quality used to vary wildly from chapter to chapter, ranging from "shit-tastic" to "pretty good", but has normalized to 'incredibly shit'.

Probably the most widely-reviled manga in the OBD, along with Naruto.

Bleach wankers are rare in the OBD these days. (Try again. :skully)

It is considered to be a member of the Holy Shonen Trinity, as well.

Ichigo Kurosaki is a teenager gifted with the ability to see spirits. His life is drastically changed by the sudden appearance of a Soul Reaper—one who governs the flow of souls between the human world and the afterlife—named Rukia Kuchiki, who arrives in search of a Hollow, a dangerous lost soul. When Rukia is severely wounded defending Ichigo from the Hollow, she attempts to transfer half of her reiatsu energy to Ichigo so that he can defeat the Hollow. However, Ichigo takes almost all of her energy, transforming into a Soul Reaper and allowing him to defeat the Hollow with ease. With her powers diminished, Rukia is left stranded in the human world until she can recover her strength. In the meantime, Ichigo must take over Rukia's role as a Soul Reaper, battling Hollows and guiding souls to the afterlife realm known as the Soul Society.

As time passes and Rukia has yet to return to the Soul Society, her Soul Reaper superiors learn about her whereabouts and actions and sentence her to death for performing the illegal act of transferring her powers.

Although he is unable to stop Rukia's departure to the Soul Society, Ichigo resolves to rescue her with the aid of several of his spiritually aware classmates, Orihime Inoue, Yasutora Sado, and Uryū Ishida, and the ex-Soul Reapers Yoruichi Shihōin and Kisuke Urahara. Once at the Soul Society, Ichigo and company battle against the elites of the Soul Reaper military and strive to reach Rukia before her execution.

It is revealed that Rukia's execution and Ichigo's rescue attempt both had been manipulated by a high-ranking Soul Reaper, Sōsuke Aizen, who was previously believed to have been murdered, as part of a far-reaching plot to take control of the Soul Society. Aizen betrays his fellow Soul Reapers and allies himself with the strongest of the Hollows, the Espadas. Aizen thus becomes the main antagonist of the series, and the Soul Reapers form an alliance with Ichigo. At this point, Bleach chronicles the war between the Soul Reapers, the Espadas, and Aizen.

After each of the involved's eventual defeats, Ichigo undergoes intense training with his father Ishin who turns out to be a former Soul Reaper to become strong enough to battle Aizen alone. As Aizen is weakened, a spell that Urahara had previously hidden within him activates and seals him, thus ending the conflict and leaving the Soul Society to imprison him. As a result of using all of his Soul Reaper powers to defeat Aizen, Ichigo loses them and becomes an ordinary human once again.

Seventeen months later, Ichigo meets "Xcution", a group of humans possessing Fullbring powers based on Hollows and want Ichigo to absorb them. Ichigo starts training to regain his Soul Reaper powers by first developing his own Fullbring following the appearance of Shūkurō Tsukishima, the former leader of Xcution who is targetting his friends. After developing his Fullbring, Ichigo is betrayed by Xcution's current leader Ginjō Kūgo, a former Soul Reaper who had his memories rewritten to act as Tsukishima's enemy and help Ichigo gain powers to stole them.

With help from Soul Society, Ichigo regains his Soul Reapers powers and starts fighting Ginjō's group alongside Soul Society's forces.

Is sometimes mockingly (and with good reason) referred to as "Blech", "Detergent" or "Clorox".

This has a soul.
This has a soul.

 

Standing in the Battledome

Bleach has become a pretty powerful verse

As a whole verse, they're stronger than the likes of Fairy Tail, Katekyo Hitman RebornNanatsu no Taizai and are generally on par with One Piece.

Speed wise, Soul Society Arc Ichigo was calced at mach 521+ and the verse has many characters who are way, way faster than that version of Ichigo, so, they are easily at massively hypersonic+.

Even the Vice Captains are at mach 260+.

The verse has many characters that range from multi city block level+ to small city level+/city level+.

The upper high tiers and top tiers are in the island level+ range ''thanks to'' Kenpachi's meteor cutting feat.

The very strongest top tiers such as Yamamoto (with his suicide attack) and Dangai Ichigo are small country/country level+.

Post-Soul King Absorption Yhwach is at least country level+. EoS Ichigo and Aizen are around that level too.

Notable hax include: Aizen's Complete Hypnosis, Tsukishima's Book of the End, Baraggan's Respira, Shinji's Shikai, Tosen's Bankai, Zommari's Armor and Kidō (particularly Tessai's & Hachigen's spells). They've also gotten much more hax abilities thanks to the SternRitter.

It should be noted that in today's day and age, it's its only real saving grace in vs threads, lol (and to further boot, it's not all that good, basically your favorite character can solo the verse now :maybe)

 

Supporters of the Series

  • Aku Shinigami
  • Blade (TRUE supporter levels :majinvegetaskully)
  • Brohan
  • Catalyst75
  • Chahige
  • Hamaru
  • Manidk
  • NeoKurama
  • Nightbringer
  • Sables/Liquid
  • Sengoku
  • Xaosin
  • Yak
  • ZenithXAbyss

 

Haters of the Series

 

  • Pretty much everyone else

 

OBD Profiles

 

Character Profiles

 

Karakura Crew

 
 
Hollow Ichigo Kon Kurosaki Ichigo Kurosaki Isshin Orihime Inoue Tessai Tsukabishi
   
Urahara Kisuke Uryū Ishida Yasutora Sado Yoruichi Shihōin    

Gotei 13

 
 
Abarai Renji Captain Yama. Hinamori Momo Hitsugaya Toshiro Hisagi Shuhei Ikkaku Madarame
Izuru Kira Kuchiki Byakuya Kuchiki Rukia Kensei Muguruma Kurotsuchi Mayuri Rangiku Matsum.
Rojuro Otoribashi Sajin Komamura Shinji Hirako Shunsui Kyōraku Soifon Ukitake Jushiro
       
Unohana Retsu Zaraki Kenpachi        
 

Visored

 
 
Hachigen Ushoda Hiyori Sarugaki Lisa Yadomaru Love Aikawa Mashiro Kuna
 
 

Royal Guard

 
 
Ichibei Hyousube Kirie Hikifune Kirinji Tenjiro Ōetsu Nimaiya Shutara Senjuma.
 

Aizen's Crew

 

Aizen Sousuke Gin Ichimaru Tosen Kaname

 

 

Hollows

 

Aaroniero Arru. Ayon Baraggan Luisen. Coyote Starrk Gillian Grimmjow Jaege.
Luppi Antenor Nelliel Tu Oder. Nnoitra Gilga Szayel Aporro Tia Harribel Ulquiorra Cifer
     
Yammy Riyalgo Zommari Leroux Wonderweiss M.      

 

Xcution

 

Ginjo Kugo Moe S. Tsukishima Yukio Hans V.

 

Vandenreich

 

"A"/Yhwach "B"/Jugram Hasc. "C"/Pernida Parn. "D"/Ask. N. L. V. "E"/Bambietta B. "F"/Äs Nödt
"G"/Liltotto Lam. "H"/Bazz-B "I"/Cang Du "J"/Quilge Opie "K"/BG9 "L"/Pepe Waccab.
"M"/Gerard Valk. "N"/Robert Accut. "O"/Driscoll Berci "P"/Meninas M. "Q"/Berenice Ga. "R"/Jerome Guiz.
"S"/Mask De Ma. "T"/Candice Catn. "U"/NaNaNa Naj. "V"/Gremmy Th. "W"/Nianzol Wei. "X"/Lille Barro
     
"Y"/Loyd Lloyd "Y"/Royd Lloyd "Z"/Jizelle Gewel.      

 

 

"O"/Driscoll Berci
"Q"/Berenice Gabrielli
"R"/Jerome Guizbatt
"W"/Nianzol Weizol
"Y"/Loyd Lloyd
 
 

The Filler

 

Kuchiki Kōga Shusuke Amagai Jin Kariya

 

 

Spirits Are Forever With You

 

Azashiro Kenpachi Kuruyashiki Ken. Cien Granz

 

 

The Weapons

 
Wabisuke Zangetsu