Bleach, Volume 01 by Tite Kubo

Bleach, Volume 01

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 ma...

Details Bleach, Volume 01

TitleBleach, Volume 01
Release DateMay 19th, 2004
PublisherVIZ Media LLC
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Comics

Reviews Bleach, Volume 01

  • Laurel
    This manga series is absolutely amazing! Anyone considering whether or not to read this manga, read it now! And for those of you currently reading the series but not yet finished with all the books, you will be blown away by Tite Kubo's advancement in skill! The beginning of bleach has amazing artwork, and at the end there's such an incredible improvement in the way he draws the characters... Even when I thought (after reading the first book) the...
  • Petros
    Rant mode onI hate this series more than most of anything else. It is clearly undermining the quality of shounens, it’s trolling away like there is no tomorrow, and yet many love its ludicrous plot and retarded characters. Before you immediately press the dislike button for saying something bad about your religion here, let me at least try to explain why.First arc: Bleach began as urban fantasy, with teenagers being able to see ghosts and fight...
  • Paige Bookdragon
    Read up to Volume 570+Right. So it's been years since I've watched Bleach and let me tell you, THIS IS STILL ONE OF THE BEST ANIME/MANGA EVAH EVAH EVAHI can't post too much spoilers because that would be unfair to the others but here are some of my favorites characters in the new arc:Kuchiki ByakuyaI have such an intensive crush on this bastard and he has wonderful scenes on this ARC. I also love how he gives insults to people like diz,And damn i...
  • Case
    I discovered Bleach probably about a year ago, just before they began to syndicate the American version on Cartoon Network. I started off with the anime, but I was so impressed I went out and bought the manga, too. Being whole-heartedly American, I like my comics to have bright, flashy colors, but to make up for that, Bleach has given me plenty of chestily-endowed women to make up for the lack of flesh tones. The first few volumes / story arcs of...
  • Megan
    Fifteen year old Ichigo Kurosaki has the ability to see, touch, and talk to spirits. Ichigo has been able to communicate with them since he was a little kid. Ichigo lives with his two sisters and his father. The important part in this book is when he meets Rukia Kuchiki. Rukia is a Soul Reaper that changes his life. ......................................................................It was love at first sight. I loved the book the moment I read...
  • Kathryn
    This is one of those series I've heard so much about but put off diving into mainly due to the first few pages I always read in the store never snagging my interest enough but I took the plunge anyways and I am glad I did. The story is about high school students and it is targeted at high school students so for me to complain about the story and characters being juvenile would be useless but I'll do it anyways. I grew tired of Rukia constantly ca...
  • Maddie Senator
    Oh my goodness, I loved this book! This is one of the best manga series I've ever read. Kurosaki Ichigo has quickly become one of my top favorite manga characters, as well. I loved his selflessness in protecting his family. I think the part where he stabbed himself with the Rukia's zanbakutou (sword) was very poignant. To me, it was a foreshadowing of all the times Ichigo would willingly risk his life to protect someone else. Action sequences are...
  • Bookaholic (reads every mortal thing)
    3.5Okay, I really liked this and all, but now freaking way am I reading all 600+ and counting chapters of this. So, I read till as much as I could take at once (chapter 137). Maybe I'll continue this in the future *shrug*Not much to say, actually. The concept is not something I'm completely unfamiliar of and the characters were pretty good. I liked Ichigo and his band of friends, and I liked the humor they created together.
  • Greg
    Having enjoyed reading Tsugumi Ohba and Taskeshi Obata's Death Note: Black Edition series in 2011/12, I've been interested in finding another good manga series to follow. One such series I identified in 2011 (based on ratings and comments at Goodreads) was Bleach but it wasn't until six days ago that I found the first volume, Strawberry and the Soul Reapers in my local book shop's manga section. Unlike Death Note and certain other manga titles, B...
  • D.M. Dutcher
    If you review this solely reading the first volume and planning to read nothing else, you can easily add one or two more stars to it. The initial concept is fine, as is the art: Ichigo can see ghosts, and is more or less okay with that. He's a bit of a street punk with a good heart. It's similar to YuYu Hakusho: Goodbye, Material World!, Vol. 1 but with better art and better characters. He then runs into Rukia, a girl dressed all in black in an o...
  • Tilly
    Now as the series finished this year, I thought that I should finally starting Bleach because I never read it before. I liked this first volume definitely enough to continue, we'll see how the story will development. I really like Rukia's character by the way.
  • Dux
    Let's Talk About Bleach, but not the Clorox Bleach Bleach.Bleach Bleach Bleach Bleach Bleach.*incredibly deep and long and exasperated sigh*There may be no series quite like Bleach for me, in any storytelling medium. Not the type of story that I constantly think about how much I loved or the type that made me love anime or manga in the first place and it is certainly not the type of story that I hold in deep praise or regard. The fact is there h...
  • Ash
    LOVED I!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • John Suters
    Bleach itself is a fantastic series, all forms and styles. Whether you're reading the manga or watching the anime, you'll take great enjoyment in doing so. The story follows 15-year-old high school student, Ichigo Kurosaki, who has the strange ability to see the spirits of those who haven't passed on to the afterlife. One day after school, a mysterious girl appears in his room by the name of Rukia. She is what's known as a Soul Reaper, or shiniga...
  • Emma
    Ichigo Kurosaki is a 15 year old (why are they always 15???) student that has the ability to see, hear, and touch spirits. His ability leads soul reaper, Rukia, to him. When she is injured in battle she unknowingly transfers her soul reaping powers to him and thus begins his adventure.This has such an interesting story and seeing as it is amazingly popular I'm hoping/assuming the author does great things with it. In this first volume I was a litt...
  • Sesana
    Bleach is very popular, and it's easy to see why. There's some very cool paranormal elements, plenty of action, and mostly likeable characters. I just didn't get into the story enough to stick around for the 40+ volumes to follow.
  • Katie (Kitkatscanread)
    Haha this is actually really entertaining!
  • Josu
    Un primer tomo interesante, que pese a ser algo forzado, muestra una interesante historia :)
  • Ashwood
    Absolutely incredible!
  • Djezelle
    Манга во многом похожа на книги – герои, приключения, магия. Все это вы найдете на страницах любой приличной манги. Но есть одно маленькое отличие. У книг есть шанс – начать плохо, но разогнаться под конец. У шикарной ,прекрасной манги (и аниме) обы...
  • JD Estrada
    I picked up a copy of Bleach after watching a couple of episodes of the anime. Although a fun read, for me this is one of those cases where I prefer the anime versus the book version (or manga if you want to be specific). For me, it all comes down to pacing and what you prefer. If you're into a crazy over the top and try to keep up pace, the manga is for you. I think the anime paces things out a bit better and I think it's basically the differenc...
  • Victoria
    Another great manga series that inserts itself nicely among my other reading, giving me a surprisingly enjoyable taste of action, characters, humor, and story. Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts. It's been an unusual, useful, and slightly annoying talent to him, but otherwise the life he lives above his father's clinic with his two sisters is normal.And then a strange girl, who calls herself Rukia and claims to be something called...
  • Allan Walsh
    Okay, I’m a little behind on my Goodreads reading challenge and need to make up some ground. So I have switched to Manga for my next review. Bleach Vol 1 starts the story of Ichigo Kurosaki, a boy who sees ghosts. An unexpected encounter with Rukia Kuchiki and Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, hunting evil spirits that eat the souls of humans with psychic energy.The Bad Stuff: For some, the reading from right to left, starting at what we from the w...
  • Alexis U
    YES I AM GOING TO COUNT THIS TOWARDS MY GOODREADS CHALLENGE LEAVE ME ALONE OKAY.So, technically, I have the 3-Volume bindup and not each volume, but I've decided to review them all separately. Because I can. I have that ability.So, this was something my boyfriend has been BEGGING for me to get into. Not that I was opposed, but (long boring story) and basically I can only really watch anime that doesn't require me to stare at the screen to, like, ...
  • Kricket
    Ichigo can see ghosts. Then a soul reaper shows up in his bedroom and tells him he needs to carry a big sword and kill bad ghosts who are about to kill good ghosts...or humans. Ok, so it's more complicated than that.There were some pretty bizarre elements here that I wasn't wild about- like Ichigo and his father constantly beating on each other, the obsession with Orihime's boobs, and the portrayal of the big bad thugs...but I can also see the ap...
  • Tomás
    Empecé esta serie muchos años atrás. Llegué hasta el tomo número 18 o por ahí y la dejé, la vendí y me olvidé. Ahora me dieron ganas de empezarla de nuevo. Mi objetivo es no dejarla y seguirla periódicamente.Este primer tomo es más que nada una introducción para los personajes, con buenas escenas de acción y toques de humor muy efectivos.Me explayaré más en los siguientes tomos.
  • Kati
    The anime was quite true to the manga when it started so I pretty much know what will happen. Still, it's fun to read the story in a manga format. But I'm glad that I've seen the anime first because I can now imagine the Hollows' terrible, chilling scream. This manga is definitely a nice mix of humor, horror and action.
  • Kushnuma
    I should have read this a long time ago but kept putting it off. And I loved it! This is the second time that I've come across shinigami's in manga's and I loved it!
  • Kayla Loewen
    Such a good book.
  • Shahd
    predictable but funny