Bleach General Information
Alright, I started doing this general imformation of bleach cause I was damn boored..
Anyway, it took a while to do this, so forgive me for possible typos and missinformation.
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(Thanks a lot Jenova, I realy did not notice that I was missing the links from where I taken some info, I though I added them in the start, :thumbsup:)
(Sites from where I collected most of the info, bleachportal.net, bleach7.com, bleachexile.com, ********.com)
WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD!
Bleach follows the life of Ichigo Kurosaki, a 15 year old high school student with the ability to see ghosts; and a shinigami (lit. god of death), or Soul Reaper in the English manga, named Rukia Kuchiki, who runs into him one day while searching for a hollow (an evil spirit). During the ensuing confrontation with the spirit, she is wounded and forced to transfer all of her powers into Ichigo. Thus the adventures of Ichigo and Rukia begin. Together they search for hollows and perform soul burials on wayward souls, cleansing the spirits and sending them to Soul Society.
This is an earthbound spirit that is decending into being a Hollow. This process usually takes more than a month to complete, unless it is forced by opening the hole located in the spirits chest.
These are ghosts that wander a specific territory of land that had some importance to them in their life. Since they are assimilated with the ground they haunt, Soul Society devices rarely pick up on them.
Spirits that are evil. There are several ways one can become a hollow. If you die and are damned to walk the ground that you died or somewhere that is important to you, over time the hole where your heart was will grow and you will eventually be turned into a hollow (the hole can be forcefully opened and turn you into a hollow instantly as well). You can also become a hollow by being eaten by a hollow. Once you are a hollow - you first seek out the souls of loved ones in your human life. This is to help ease the pain and suffering. After that, you begin toseek out to eat souls of high spiritual concentration. The main way to defeat a hollow is by cutting off it's head.
This is a gigantic hollow formed by many small hollows combining.
- Gillian - Gigantic hollow that is born from hundreds of hollows that pile and mix
- Ajuukaru - Much smarter and stronger than a gillian, like a vice-captain compaired to a seated officer. Not many of them exist or so it is thought!.
- Vastoorode - Looks like a shinigami and is much stronger than your average captain. Not many are known to exist the few that do exist are only seen in Hueco Mundo. It is said that 10 of them would bring destruction to the Soul Society.
These are artificial spirits that were created to be inserted into dead humans, thus giving them a body and use it to fight off hollows. These mod-souls are gifted with strength that no normal human would be able to have.
These are the good spirits! These spirits are ghosts that die but do not become hollows, and are not very harmful to anyone. These pluses are sent to soul society by the shinigami - where they can eternally rest.
These are leeches spit out by ghosts that are able to explode with a mere thought of the ghost.
Abarai Renji: (6th division vice captain)
Renji is a very competitive and very powerful shinigami who's very loyal to his friends and always seeks justice. Though he is Lueitenant he acts very immature at some points, especially when he was a child. Renji grew up in outer Rukongai with Rukia, and they entered the Shinigami Academy together.
Aizen Sousuke: (former captain of 5th division)
Aizen is a soft-spoken man and apparently an intellectual. He appears to be very kind to his subordinates, but in truth cares very little for them. According to Aizen himself, he is not bound by morals and will therefore stop at nothing to achieve his goals. In addition to that, he manipulates many, including his enemies, into helping him achieve these goals.
Aramaki Makizou: is one of the underling shinigami of the Eleventh Division. However, he is well known enough by his vice captain Kusajika Yachiru to have been given a nickname “Makimaki”.
This girl has known Ichigo for quite long. They first met when they were 4, at the karate dojo. That time, Tatsuki beat Ichigo up so hard she was the first one to make him cry. But that incident only help Ichigo to grew stronger. When Orihime was bullied at the school by the seniors, she stand up for her and beat up every single one that harm Orihime. Since that day she had been some sort of bodyguard for Orihime.
This 15 year old guy is Mizuiro and Ichigo friends all though I don't think they like him much he annoys them alot. They are often seen hanging out together,but they seem a little loose when Ichigo returned from Soul Society and hang around with Uryuu, Orihime and Sado.
Yumichika is one of the 11th division Squad members, so, like the other member of this squad, he loves fighting. He also showed great respect to his captain, Zaraki Kenpachi and to his buddy, Ikkaku. He is the 5th seat of his squad, not because of his ability, but because the number 5 look the most like 3. (weird?)
Danzou-Maru was one of the three gate guardians under Aizen’s control. He has dark skin and white eyebrows. He was the first one that Jidanbou knocked out. Beyond that, nothing is known about this character.
Don Kanonji is a self-proclaimed spirit medium who, for some reason, has gained enough popularity and credibility to have one of the top rated shows in Japan. According to Ichigo, one in every four people in Japan watch his show, and since most older people don’t watch the show, that means that the majority of the viewers are in his age group. Of the Kurosaki family, Isshin and Yuzu are big fans of the show.
D-Roy is one of the least developed Arrancar we’ve seen yet. He still possessed a lot of his mask in the form of a helmet that covered most of his head. He also had very block-like teeth – another thing that separated him aesthetically from the other Arrancar. He wore what appeared to be the Arrancar uniform, a variation on the shinigami robes with reversed colors. He wore his top open to show his hollow hole in his chest.
Eilforte was one of the stronger and more aloof Arrancar who accompanied Grimmjaw to the material world. Eilforte sought out Renji when they scattered, and was beating Renji without releasing his zanpakutou, while Renji was fighting with his bankai
The Elder of Nishirukongai leads the people of one of the most well-off parts of Rukongai. It’s right outside the gates to Seireitei, and is one of the most peaceful areas outside Seireitei.
Ganju is a childish character who despises shinigami! He isn't a fighter per say, but he manages, with all of his tricks and stunts. He helps out his sister making fireworks at their interesting house. Though he refrains from an in depth role in the anime he does provide comic relief, and dies get “Team Ichigo” get out of some sticky situations.
Ganju has a low combat ability, with no real weapon. But does have a relatively good spirit power in his “Turn to sand” incantation.
Ganju's brother was the lieutenant of the 13th squad before his death related to a man-made hollow/shinigami.
He leads a group of Arrancar to the material world and instructs them to destroy anyone with the smallest amount of reiatsu. After D-Roy is destroyed by Rukia, Grimmjaw surprises Ichigo and Rukia with his appearance. Grimmjaw asks which of them is stronger, and after tearing a hole in Rukia he decides to fight Ichigo.
Haachi appears to be the vaizard group’s (Vaizard is a shinigami who gained powers of a hollow through experimentation.) kidou master, with a specialty in barriers. It was recently revealed that his power is similar to Orihime’s, which raises questions about how much hollow power has become a part of Haachi’s pre-existant shinigami powers, and where Orihime’s power finds its origins. Beyond that, however, nothing is known about Haachi.
Hanakari Jinta is a spunky, red-headed little boy who works at the Urahara Shouten with Tsukabishi Tessai and Tsumugiya Ururu. He lives in the Shouten, and shares a room with Ururu. Though he is three years younger than Ururu, he dominates her. He takes charge in every situation, whether she likes it or not. When Ururu points out that he might be wrong, he generally hits her, and is, in turn, punished by Tessai.
Little is known about the south gate guard. He wears the standard shinigami robes and a white robe over his right shoulder. He also wears a cloth on his head. He was one of the three gate guards under Aizen’s control, and was the first gate guard to fall and Shiba Kuukaku defeated him by using Hadou 63, Raikouhou.
Hinamori Momo was the utterly devoted vice captain of Aizen Sousuke of the Fifth Division. Aizen’s betrayal to the Soul Society essentially broke Hinamori, and his attempt on her life has had thus far unknown effects on her psyche. Last time she was seen, she was still bedridden in the Fourth Division headquarters. Because of the massive amounts of physical and psychological damage done to Hinamori, it should not be assumed that Hinamori is acting captain of the Fifth Division.
Hirako Shinji is the first known Vaizard to be introduced. After Ichigo and the others returned from Soul Society and school begins again, Shinji appears in Ichigo’s class as an exchange student. Just before that he is seen hanging upside down in the air as Ichigo defeats a hollow. Less than a day after Shinji becomes a member of the class, he attacks Ichigo when he’s out taking care of a hollow. He tells Ichigo that he is a Vaizard, and briefly explains what that means. He then asks Ichigo to join the Vaizards, saying that he is wasting his time with the shinigami.
Hisagi Shuuhei served as vice captain to Tousen Kaname in the Ninth Division. Since Tousen’s betrayal with Aizen, the current status of the Ninth Division’s captainship is unknown, so it could be assumed that Shuuhei is acting captain until a new captain is chosen.
Hitsugaya Toushirou is the 10th Squad Captain with Matsumoto Rangiku, one of the eight major female shinigami, as his Vice Captain. Hitsugaya and Hinamori Momo, Vice Captain of 5th Squad, have a history together, Hinamori endearingly refers to him as Whitey-chan. At that moment in time as Hinamori was working to become a shinigami, Hitsugaya thought nothing of it because all he wanted was to eat watermelon and for Hinamori to stop calling him Whitey-chan. She told him that if he could be at the same level as she was then she would stop calling him Whitey-chan. Presently he is now seen as a shinigami prodigy because of his achievement of a high rank at such a young age.
Honshou Chizuru is also one of Ichigo’s classmate at Karakura High. She has the normal girl look, but actually she is a lesbian. She's always admiring Orihime for her boobs and sometimes even grasp them. But her lesbian plan always is stopped by Tatsuki’s heavy punch to the face or mighty kick.
Horuichi Hironari is one of the millions of souls living in Rukongai, and was lucky enough to be sorted into Nishirukongai, one of the best districts of Rukongai. He is part of Shibata Yuuichi’s adoptive family. He also explains to Chad how Rukongai works, and that the likelihood of finding your real family in Rukongai is very slim. He has no special powers, and died at the age of twenty-two in Yamanashi.
Iba is the vice captain of the Seventh Division. His captain is Komamura Sajin, who until recently wore a mask to hide his identity as a giant fox. Iba is very loyal to his captain, though in the week after Tousen Kaname’s betrayal he spent a lot of time at the Eleventh Division headquarters in order to give his captain some space. Preceding their fight, Ikkaku mentions that Iba has become cockier since he left the Eleventh Division to become a vice captain.
Ichimaru Gin , ex-3rd squad captain. We meet him for first time when Ichigo and the rest of his friends comes to Soul Society and tries to get through one of the main gates. He proves to be one of the most controversial captains because of his strike towards gate keeper (fortunately, thanks to Ichigo reflexes nobody get killed...).
Jiroubo is very aloof and lords his title and position over people. He is the brother of Jidanbou, the West Rukongai gate guardian, but he is as arrogant as his brother is kind. However, his arrogance was his downfall in that battle, though it’s doubtful that he learned anything from the experience.
Inoue Orihime is introduced as a quirky, large breasted classmate of Kurosaki Ichigo. She has long reddish-brown hair held back from her face with two flower clips. We first see her in chapter two, when she notices that Ichigo isn’t in school. It is quickly discovered that Orihime has a serious crush on Ichigo, and her best friend Arisawa Tatsuki encourages her to pursue him, despite the fact that it is suspected that Tatsuki has feelings for Ichigo as well.
She first appears in the Fukutaicho meeting, but does not make an actual appearance till Sado Yasutora (Chad) makes his way to the 8th Squad’s offices. She is seen in a conversation with her Taicho, who delights in teasing her, often calling her “Nanao-chan!” much to her dislike.
Ishida Ryuuken is the father of Ishida Uryuu. He certainly was a rich and successful man. He dislike his son to meet his sensei or even about becoming a Quincy. He said that Uryuu was not talented enough to be a Quincy. Later, he appear when Uryuu was attacked by Hollow. He showed an enormous skill and power and obviously he is a Quincy. He said that he was The Last Quincy and had mastered all of Quincy techniques. He also offered Uryuu the chance to gain his power back, if only he agree to have no relationship with the Shinigami again.
Ishida Souken is the grandfather of Uryuu, and also his sensei. He had teach Uryuu how to be a Quincy and most of the techniques. He also had given Uryuu a special glove that had become very useful to him.He also had try a good relationship with the Shinigami but it ended horrible. He was killed by hollows because of the shinigami late arrival. He was later brought to the 12th squad research lab and became a research sample. His tragic end is what triggered Uryuu's great spiritual power.
Ishida Uryuu is a Quincy, a clan that was supposed to kill Hollow. But the difference between them and Shinigami are that they kill Hollow, not send them to Soul Society. That had created imbalance,which led to the destruction of the Quincy several 200 years ago by the Shinigami. There are only a few survivors left in this world. Uryuu grandfather, who was also his sensei, Ishida Souken, was among them. But he decided to co-operate with the Shinigami, instead of becoming their enemy. But his good intention had a bad end, where he was killed when he had to fight a number of large Hollows on his own and the late arrival of the Shinigami. This incident had made Ishida hatred towards the Shinigami grew.
Vice-Captain Kira Izuru served under Ichimaru Gin in the Third Division. To the best of our knowledge, the Third Division is still without a captain, so it could be assumed that Kira is acting captain of the Third until there is a replacement.
Kojima Mizuiro is also one of Ichigo’s classmates at Karakura High. He is one of Ichigo’s closest friend, and they always hang out together with Kiego. These are real buddies, even though Kiego and Mizuiro always annoy Ichigo. They even do the Don Kanonji pose specially to annoy Ichigo, and find it meaningless without him.
Komamura Sajin :
Komamura Sajin first appears in the emergency Taicho meeting that questioned Ichimaru Gin’s apparent slip of duty in letting the ryoka go. Standing next to Tousen Kaname and Aizen Sousuke his relatively bigger size was readily apparent, but beyond that little is known of him except that he wears a sort of helmet. (ahaha, there is a fox person under it! >:p)
Kon is a mod soul. Mod souls were originally created to control dead bodies and fight hollows, however the project was canceled after some shinigami felt this was unsightly. Mod souls were ordered to be destroyed, but one survived in the form of a small pill-sized ball. Mod souls can enhance an aspect of whatever body they possess, and Kon is no exception. He is a mod soul who has enhance leg strength.
Isane is very devoted to her captain, and appears to be somewhat insecure about herself. She seems to be very empathetic to others feelings. For instance, when Yamamoto tells Rukia that he will grant her request to return Ichigo, Orihime, Ishida, and Chad to the real world safely, Isane feels that it’s cruel to lie to her outright like that.
Kuchiki Byakuya first arrived in Bleach as the silent yet powerful Shinigami sent to Kuraku town alongside Renji to find and bring Rukia back to Soul-Society. His power is immediately made evident when he steps in to aid Renji in his fight with Ichigo ending things in a matter of seconds leaving Ichigo bladeless and lying face down on the ground with what he thought was little hope for survival; and this proves to be only the beginning of his power. Descending from the Kuchiki clan one of the four noble houses of soul society captain of the 6th division Kuchiki Byakuya is also Rukias older brother though they are not related by blood rather, Rukia was adopted in to the Kuchiki family.
Rukia is a shinigami who is posted at the Karakura City, the city where the whole story begins. Her first appearance is when she busted into Ichigo’s room while chasing a Hollow. After several unfortunate incidents, she ended up with no other choice than giving Ichigo the power of Shinigami. In order to remain in the world and recover her power, she was forced to use a ‘gigai’ and became Ichigo’s classmate at Karakura High School. She stays in Ichigo’s room while in the living world.
Kuneida Ryou :
A student at Kuraku High, Kuneida is a member of the same class as Ichigo and one of the girls in Tatsuki and Orihimes circle of friends. Kuneida is an extremely bright pupil scoring joint highest in her mid-term exams out of all students in the same grade not only this but she is a member of the Kuraku high track team and can run the 100 metres in 12 seconds flat! bringing up the rumors between Ichigo and Rukia. Mizuiro also had a girlfriend named Mari-san.