Bleach, Volume 13

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VIZ Media LLC, Jun 6, 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 208 pages
354 Reviews
Cleaning up the afterlife – one spirit at a time!

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. Jindanbô, 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 Kyôraku. 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-tô may be his undoing. Before Ichigo realizes it, Kenpachi's blade has pierced his heart!

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Very good writing and intense artwork. - Goodreads
Really rich story telling in this volume. - Goodreads
The plot thinkens in this volume. - Goodreads

Review: Bleach, Vol. 22: Conquistadores (Bleach #22)

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This story still keeps on giving. I have found with other series that about now, the storyline starts to wane slightly, but this new story arc seems promising. Ichigo gets the guilts about not being able to protect Orihime (don't panic) and is beaten out of it by an old friend. Read full review

Review: Bleach, Vol. 23: ¡Mala Suerte! (Bleach #23)

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Ichigo and his band of (new) friends from the Soul Reaper Society are on the trail of the Arrancars who are determined to get him (and the demon stirring inside him). However good the fight scenes are ... 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

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