Bleach, Volume 1

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VIZ Media LLC, May 19, 2004 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 200 pages
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Hot-tempered 15-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki, the hero of the popular fantasy-adventure Bleach, has the unsettling ability to see spirits who are unable to rest in peace. His sixth sense leads him to Rukia, a Soul Reaper who destroys Hollows (soul-devouring monsters) and ensures the deceased find repose with the Soul Society. When she's injured in battle, Rukia transfers her sword and much of her power to Ichigo, whose spiritual energy makes him a formidable substitute Soul Reaper. But the orange-haired teenager isn't sure he wants the job: too many risks and moral dilemmas.

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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
And not to forgot it sure was page turner. - Goodreads
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Amazing, just simply amazing! This is my favorite series of all time. It mixes hardcore and gruesome action with just that right amout of humor. It's the book that got me to watch the show!

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Still need to get used to reading the way you have to read. Has suspense and thrilling acts from supernatural powers being used. The concept of some other group of society being here with us hiding. Read full review

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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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