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, Comics, Graphic Novels

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, its 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 fighting...
  • 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...
  • Angela Auten
    Bleach Volume 1 Review Manga Rating: 5 stars out of 5. Story: 5 stars out of 5. I loved reading this so much. It was just as hilarious as the anime is. I started reading it because I just finished the anime. I really hated the ending to the anime because it was not satisfying at all. The anime was also cancelled. I feel it was because of filler. At least most of the Bleach filler is actually good. There was only one filler season that absolutely ...
  • 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...
  • Kate
    For the start it was pretty good and i hope that next part will be even better.
  • Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
    T/W- Violence, GoreBleach certainly didnt hold back from the amount of violence, gore and blood. Yuck! As someone who is relatively new to reading manga, Bleach was a title that I came across one day on Instagram. It follows a young character called Ichigo, who is fifteen and can see spirits that dont settle down and haunt the minds and bodies of others. Connecting with a soul reaper called Rukia, the two of them work together until she gets inju...
  • Ashwood (애쉬 우드).
    Absolutely incredible!
  • Mir
    All Souls Day read about soul-reaping.Not my preferred art style, but well executed. No idea what the title signifies.Looking forward to finding out what's going on with the possessed parakeet.
  • 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.
  • Jim Gorman
    I just picked this up at the library because it caught my eye. I am currently watching the Bleach anime, I know I am behind of the times. I wanted to see how the manga compares to the show. I am happy to say they are pretty much the same, with some very minor differences that are more to color the story than to change. I am always happy to see when a TV show or movie based on a book, or in this case magna, stays true to the original. I will defin...
  • 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...
  • Rusty Grey
    Phew! It was a long journey . Took me a little over six months to complete the whole bleach manga . But it was worth it . I don't need to say much about this series (there's been already said enough). I love everything about bleach . It's setting , it's characters , the slick art , Uber action scenes . There's a reason it is considered as one of the best shounen mangas after all . Bleach's ending might've been a little lackluster but it can't tak...
  • 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.
  • DonutKnow
    I like Ichigo- he's really cool and acts all tough but he's actually a real teddy bear XD
  • Ash
    LOVED I!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    This first volume beautifully delivered the nostalgia dose I was looking forward to. Bleach remains on my list of favourite manga franchises from my childhood and it all begins with 15-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki, a kid who sees spirits in his everyday life and is unwillingly brought to become a Soul Reaper, only to discover himself. This first volume kicks off with a couple of small story arcs that brilliantly introduces us to the world and the cha...
  • Hitarthi Pandya
    this was mine and my brother's second favourite anime ever (at the time we watched it..its still for me but dont know about him) and like naruto we watched 5-7 episodes a day. i am pretty sure i read fanfiction for this too but i am not really sure.
  • 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...
  • Voldemort
    Im awfully aware that mangas arent particularly part of genuine literature however we cant neglect the fact that they are part of the common art. Such is Tite Kubos Bleach. Although, generally, all shounen manga have a similar storyline to Dragon Ball nevertheless the plot in itself is exciting and has loads to offer. I adored the humor and the characters development. The fights were a bit Mah (comparing them with Narutos rational fights in part ...
  • 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.
  • Nonah
    Didn't start this until today, like what? xD I love this manga already!! I'm watching the Anime at the same time but damn this is good. I love it and Ichigo is amazing and who doesn't like his personality xD
  • Katie (Kitkatscanread)
    Haha this is actually really entertaining!
  • 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...
  • Doc
    We fear that which we cannot see.With the series ending this year and having most of the books already I decided I wanted to look back at earlier stuff and maybe read all the way to the end by time 2019 is over. So time to go back to the beginning of one of the most popular books in the franchise and get my Soul Samurai on. :)Ichigo (Japanese for Strawberry) Kurosaki is not your typical Japanese kid. His hair is an unusual color, He is a tough gu...