Bleach is a Japanese anime that's been airing on Adult Swim since 2006. Bleach follows the character Ichigo Kurosaki, who recieved powers of a Soul Reaper from another Soul Reaper named Rukia Kuchiki.
Ichigo was gifted with the ability to see spirits. His life is changed when he meets Rukia Kuchiki, who was in search of a Hollow. When Rukia was injured trying to protect Ichigo from the Hollow, she tried to transfer half of her spirtual power to Ichigo, who almost takes all of it. Ichigo thus becomes a Soul Reaper, which allows him to defeat the Hollow. Since Rukia's powers are gone, she is left as a human while Ichigo destroys Hollows and guides souls to the Soul Society.
Rukia's Soul Reaper supervisors soon learn of her whereabouts and what she has done. Rukia was sentenced to death for the illegal act of transferring her powers. Even though Ichigo couldn't stop Rukia from going to the Soul Society, he was able to plan a rescue with his friends Orihime Inoue, Yasutora Sado, Uryū Ishida. He was also able to get help from ex-Soul Reapers Yoruichi Shihōin and Kisuke Urahara.
It turns out that Ichigo's rescue plan and Rukia's execution was manipulated by Sōsuke Aizen, a high-ranking Soul Reaper who was thought to be dead. He has done this as part of his plan to take over the Soul Society. He betrays his fellow Soul Reapers and allies himself with the strongest of the Hollows, called the Espadas. Now, Bleach focuses on the war of the Soul Reapers, the Espadas, the Hollows, and Aizen. After many defeats, Ichigo goes under training to become strong enough to defeat Sōsuke Aizen. Once Ichigo is strong enough, he then fights Aizen. When Aizen is weakened, a spell that Kisuke Urahara had placed on him activated, which had now ended the conflict and left the Soul Society to imprison Aizen. Ichigo loses his powers and becomes human again as Ichigo used all of his Soul Reaper powers to defeat Aizen.
17 months later, a group called Xcution comes. They are Hollow-like creatures who can draw any soul from anything, and they desire to get rid of them. In order for this to happen, the come to Ichigo to help him restore his Soul Reaper powers so they can transfer their own powers to Ichigo.
Their has been four Bleach films. They are:
- Bleach: Memories of Nobody.
- Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion
- Bleach: Fade to Black, I Call Your Name
- Bleach: The Hell Verse.
Bleach: Fade to Black, I Call Your Name, and Bleach: The Hell Verse, has only been released in Japan.
There has been many Bleach games. They are:
- Bleach: Blade Battlers
- Bleach: Blade Battlers 2nd
- Bleach: The Blade of Fate
- Bleach: Dark Souls
- Bleach: The 3rd Phantom
- Bleach DS 4th : Flame Bringer
- Bleach GC: Tasogare ni Mamieru Shinigami
- Bleach: Shattered Blade
- Bleach: Versus Crusade
- Bleach: Heat the Soul
- Bleach: Heat the Soul 2
- Bleach: Heat the Soul 3
- Bleach: Heat the Soul 4
- Bleach: Heat the Soul 5
- Bleach: Heat the Soul 6
- Bleach: Heat the Soul 7
- Bleach: Soul Carnival
- Bleach: Soul Carnival 2
- Bleach Advance: Kurenai ni Somaru Soul Society
- Bleach: Hanatareshi Yabou
- Bleach: Erabareshi Tamashii
- Bleach: Soul Ignition
- Jump Super Stars*
- Jump Ultimate Stars*
- =Jump Super Stars and Jump Ultimate Stars featured Bleach characters. Jump Super Stars featured Ichigo Kurosaki, and Jump Ultimate Stars featured Ichigo Kurosaki (he was able to turn into Ichigo Bankai around Level 7 and Level 8), and battle characters Rukia Kuchiki, Toshiro Hitsugaya, and Renji Abarai.