Author(s): Tite Kubo
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 battle for Karakura Town rages on! Captain General Yamamoto has joined the fight, and with his formidable powers added to the fray, Ichigo might have a chance to beat Aizen. But in order to ready himself for the final confrontation, Ichigo decides to undergo an intense training with his father. It will give him the edge to face off against Aizen, but when the dust clears, what will be left of life as he knows it?
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.