Bleach (ブリーチ) Manga Review

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Created by author Tite Kubo which tells a story based around supernatural protectors of the world. We begin the story with teenager, Ichigo Kurosaki who develops the powers of a Soul Reaper after befriending a mysterious girl.

What Bleach (ブリーチ) Is About

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Author(s): Tite Kubo
Artist(s): Tite Kubo
Known As: BLEACH, Блич, ブリーチ
Official Translation(s): English, Japanese
MangaDex: Title Index
Status: Completed
Genres: Action, Comedy, Adventure, Drama

A Small Synopsis

Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see spirits. When he meets a girl named Rukia, he begins to discover the truth about the supernatural world he lives in.

Where to read Bleach (ブリーチ)

This manga is officially available in RAW and can be found on Shonen Jump. Any unofficial fan translated English version can be found on scanlation sites such as MangaDex and MangaNelo.


What Is Good About Bleach (ブリーチ)

The Art

While I’m not the biggest fan of this manga… I will admit that I really love Kubo’s art style. It gives off a very retro-anime style despite being relatively modern.

Also to add to this; the backgrounds, panel angles for each shot are very good. The designs are perfect in my honest opinion.

Action Scenes

Do I… need to say more than this?

Any fan of this manga will agree with me on this one. Kubo does an incredible job of Bleach living up to its’ action-centred genre.

Bursting with exciting scenes and beautiful artwork, what’s there NOT to enjoy?!

What Is Bad About Bleach (ブリーチ)

Lack of an Endgame

Probably going to get a couple of eye rolls for this entry.

But it’s TRUE.

To make this less biased, I’ll use a manga title that I’m not fond of. So, in Death Note, we know what our protagonist is aiming for, what he wants to accomplish. But with Bleach? We… don’t actually know.

While this can work with slice-of-life manga, it doesn’t hold up for a story-driven action-based title.

The Finale

Not. A. Fan.

At all.

Overall Conclusion

Bleach is often described by fans as one of the Big Three manga titles and despite my own opinions on it, I can certainly understand why it’s such a beloved series to many people around the world.

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Bleach (ブリーチ)
Art style
The positive
The Art
Action Scenes
The negative
Lack of an Endgame
The Finale
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