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Bleach is a television show based on a manga, or Japanese comic book, of the same name. The show originally aired in Japan before being translated into English and airing in the United States. Encompassing sixteen seasons, Bleach is one of the most popular animes, or Japanese animation shows, available.

Bleach centers around the main character, Ichigo Kurosaki. Ichigo is a teen who can see spirits. One day, he meets a woman names Rukia who is a Soul Reaper. As a Soul Reaper, she guides spirits between the living world and the afterlife. When she meets Ichigo, she is tracking a lost soul, called a Hollow.

Rukia is injured by the Hollow she's tracking. She offers half of her spiritual energy to Ichigo, so that he can continue tracking the Hollow. Things don't go as planned, however, and Ichigo ends up with more energy than either he or Rukia planned. Because of this, Ichigo himself becomes a Soul Reaper. Because Rukia is so weakened by the loss of her energy, Ichigo must take over her role, tracking lost souls and guiding spirits from the living world to the afterlife.

Throughout the rest of the series, Ichigo and Rukia must learn to work together in order to stay safe and protect each other. Rukia attempts to train Ichigo as best she can so that he can successfully perform the duties of a Soul Reaper. Conversely, when Rukia gets in trouble for giving away so much power, Ichigo must find a way to rescue her and keep her out of harm's way.

Ichigo undergoes training with different master Soul Reapers. He learns more about the strange society, between the living and the dead, that he has entered. As time goes on, Ichigo and his friends must face many challenges, including traitors, Hollows and even war. Bleach is an action-packed, exciting show that is sure to captivate both old and new anime fans.

Bleach is a series that is currently running and has 26 seasons (733 episodes). The series first aired on October 5, 2004.

Where do I stream Bleach online? Bleach is available for streaming on TV Tokyo, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Bleach on demand at Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, iTunes, Tubi TV, Pluto TV online.

Saturday 12:00 AM et/pt on TV Tokyo
26 Seasons, 733 Episodes
October 5, 2004
Animation & Cartoon Anime
Cast: Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh, Jamieson Price
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Bleach Full Episode Guide

  • Ichigo and Ginjo both release their Bankai to settle the score once and for all.

  • The battle between Byakuya and Tsukishima escalates as they both push their powers to the limit. Meanwhile, Rukia struggles against the cute traps set up by Riruka.

  • The Soul Reapers take on the Xcution members in one-on-one battles. Meanwhile, Ichigo and Uryu prepare to take on Ginjo.

  • Under the orders of Head Captain Yamamoto, the 13 Court Guard Squad Soul Reapers share their Spirit Energy to restore Ichigo's lost powers. With his Soul Reaper powers fully restored, Ichigo returns to challenge Ginjo.

  • Ginjo reveals his true colors by attacking Ichigo and stripping him of his Fullbring powers. Ichigo lies in despair from losing his powers yet again, when his father Isshin and Kisuke Urahara arrive.

  • Ichigo is shocked to learn that Chad and Orihime have now sided with Tsukishima and are even willing to fight Ichigo to protect their precious friend.

  • Ichigo escapes from his house in confusion after witnessing his friends and family welcoming Tsukishima as if they've known him for years. Regrouping with Ginjo, Ichigo learns that the same change has also happened to Riruka and the other Xcution members.

  • Orihime and Chad exchange what information they have about Tsukishima to figure out what he has done to the both of them.

  • Ichigo, with Orihime standing by as his healer, enters his training with Ginjo.

  • Uryu asks Orihime to heal his injuries after sensing that his assailant has now made contact with Ichigo.

  • Tsukishima breaks into the Xcution hideout where Ichigo is training. Learning that he was the one who attacked Uryu and Orihime, a furious Ichigo proceeds to attack Tsukishima. But with his Fullbring power still incomplete, Ichigo finds himself gradually overpowered by his opponent.

  • Ichigo begins his training with Jackie Tristan, who brings out her Fullbring power Dirty Boots.

  • Ichigo asks Ginjo to let him fight one of the Xcution members for his training. But Jackie, who detests the power of Fullbring, finds Ichigo's request selfish and refuses. Meanwhile, danger closes in on Chad.

  • Ichigo and Chad rush to find Orihime, who they believe may be in danger.

  • On her way home from school, Orihime is suddenly stopped and asked to die by a man named Shishigawara. Confused at first, Orihime quickly realizes that Shishigawara may be related to Uryus attacker, and prepares to fight.

  • Ichigo begins training to regain his Soul Reaper powers at the Xcution's hideout.

  • Unable to bear seeing his friends get attacked, Ichigo decides to call on Ginjo for some answers.

  • A year has passed since Ichigo lost his Soul Reaper powers, becoming a normal teenager. Now in his final year of high school, Ichigo lives an ordinary life surrounded by his family and friends. Despite finally getting the life he always wanted, Ichigo still feels as if something is lacking, when a mysterious man appears before him.