Bleach is about the adventures of Ichigo Kurosaki, a fifteen-year old who can see ghosts. One day, he finds himself with no choice but to take possession of Shinigami powers. Now, he works as a substitute Shinigami, purifying the souls of the innocent, and sending the souls of the damned on the way to Hell. Along the way, he encounters a variety of odd creatures and even odder people.
Starting in August 2001, Bleach ( ブリーチ , Burīchi ) is published in Weekly Shonen Jump. It was written by Tite Kubo, the author of Zombie Powder.
The anime adaptation of the Bleach, produced by TV Tokyo, Dentsu, and Studio Pierrot, started airing in Japan in October 2004. Bleach also has 4 feature length movies that have original storylines done by Tite Kubo and the same director as the TV series. Only two have been dubbed so far: Memories of Nobody (2006) and Diamond Dust Rebellion (2007). The other two, Fade to Black, I Call Your Name (2008) and The Hell Chapter (2010) have yet to be done but have been out in Japan. On top of the massive anime and manga phenomenon Bleach has become, there have also been a number of musicals, trading card games, light novels, and video games to please the franchise’s ever-growing fan base.
On June 8th 2010, Crunchyroll began simulcasting the series starting with the latest episode at the time, episode #274. Crunchyroll also began adding previous episodes to their online catalog.