Part-time student, full-time Soul Reaper, Ichigo is one of the chosen few guardians of the afterlife.
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 feud between the Soul Reapers and Quincies is as long as it is complicated, and for Ichigo Kurosaki, it just got personal. His mother was from a Quincy family before she married his Soul Reaper father. And now Ichigo's dual heritage has been unleashed in the form of his true Zanpaku-to. But while Ichigo is fighting to come to terms with his real nature, the countdown to the last nine days of the world has begun...
* Best-selling paranormal action-adventure series now available in a bargain 3-in-1 omnibus edition.
* Releases 4 times a year for 25 volumes. Series ends at 25.
* Volumes 1-17 of the omnibus edition have sold through over 113,000 copies in the US to date (BookScan 1/17).
* Volumes 1-69 of the single volumes have sold through over 2,529,000 copies in the US to date (BookScan 1/17).
* Awarded the Shogakukan Manga Award in the shonen (boys) category in 2005.
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.