Bleach: The undead

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Viz, Jun 6, 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 208 pages
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R to L (Japanese Style). Cleaning up the afterlife ? one spirit at a time!

Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts - he was born with the gift. When his family is attacked by a Hollow, a malevolent lost soul, Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits themselves find peace. Find out why Tite Kubo's "Bleach" has become an international manga smash-hit!

The race to save Rukia from the Soul Society is officially on, and Ichigo and company have come to their first roadblock, a very, very big roadblock. Jindanb?, the monstrous, fez-sporting gatekeeper hasn't let a single soul enter the Western Gate he guards in over 300 years, and he isn't about to change his mind about it just because Ichigo's crew wants to go through either. But, in a where-the-rubber-meets-the-road kind of way, Ichigo wasn't expecting his assault on the Soul Society to be a piece of cake either. After all, that'd just be boring.

The Undead: Chad has stormed his way into the heart of the Soul Society, the Seireitei, only to meet his match in the devastatingly efficient Captain Ky?raku. Meanwhile, Ichigo struggles in his battle against Kenpachi Zaraki, the captain of the 11th company. Although Ichigo succeeds in drawing blood, the secret of Kenpachi's zanpaku-t? may be his undoing. Before Ichigo realizes it, Kenpachi's blade has pierced his heart!

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This only strengthens the form and style of writing. - Goodreads
The whole Don Kanonji plot was utterly ridiculous. - Goodreads
I like the characters, the plot, and the humor. - Goodreads
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Review: Bleach Volume 14: White Tower Rocks (Bleach #14)

User Review  - Nikki King - Goodreads

There were some interesting plot twists in the volume! Mr. Yoruichi, the cat, not actually being a cat was surprising and extremely interesting. Uryű battle was pretty intense as well. I'm looking forward to see who this all works out for him :) Read full review

Review: Bleach Volume 14: White Tower Rocks (Bleach #14)

User Review  - Kati - Goodreads

My favorite part was the confrontation between Ichigo and Zangetsu. Ichigo's soulscape - or whatever it's called - is so unique. And I wonder who the monster was with whom he fought, the guy who then talked to Zangetsu about devouring Ichigo. Cannot wait for more! Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Bleach is author Tite Kubo's second title. Kubo made his debut with ZombiePowder, a four-volume series for Weekly Shonen Jump. To date, Bleach has been translated into numerous languages and has also inspired an animated TV series that began airing in Japan in 2004. Beginning its serialization in 2001, Bleach is still a mainstay in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump. In 2005, Bleach was awarded the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award in the shonen (boys) category