|First||366 Episodes, 16 Seasons|
|Second||Subbed & Dubbed|
Kurosaki Ichigo’s most distinguishing feature is his spiky orange hair, a trait he has been ridiculed about for years on end. He is a fairly tall, lean-built young man with peach skin and brown eyes.When we first meet Ichigo he is your average high school student, he has a small group of friends whom he associates with. He lives with his dad, Isshin and two sisters Karin and Yuzu.Though Ichigo may seem like your average high school student he has a secret. He can see spirits and has for as long as he can remember.The story starts when one day Ichigo returns to his house after school, fights his dad a little and then heads upstairs. During this time a Shingami (not visible to your everyday human), Kuchiki Rukia has been chasing a Hollow up to Ichigo’s house because the Hollow sensed his and his families large amount of spiritual pressure. Rukia ends up in Ichigo’s room explaining as much as she can before they are attacked. At this time Rukia is doing her Shingami duty; protecting humans from getting eaten by Hollows, but then she is injured. She then tells Ichigo to stab himself with her blade so that she may pass on her Shingami powers to him temporarily. Since Ichigo’s family is in danger he does as she says and he then becomes what everyone refers to him as, the Substitute Soul Reaper (English Dub).
I loved Bleach so much, there was so much awesome character development and it wasn't full of love drama like most animation series are these days. This show does start off a little slow in the beginning but when the actions starts you will not be able to turn it off. I gave this a 8.7 rating because I feel like they could of done more with the series and followed the manga a little bit more closely when it comes to explanation of terms and how people intertwine in the series. Overall though if you like action, powers, samurai sword fighting and a bit of comedy this one is a must watch.