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The anime adaptation of Tite Kubo's Bleach manga was produced by Studio Pierrot and directed by Noriyuki Abe, featuring music arranged by Shirō Sagisu. It began broadcasting in Japan on October 5, 2004, on TV Tokyo. It ceased broadcasting on March 27, 2012; a total of 366 episodes were aired before the anime concluded. However, it was announced on March 20th 2020 that the final arc of the manga would finally be animated and will begin airing at an unspecified date.

Content

The anime version of the story generally follows the manga quite closely, but diverges in some important aspects: in particular, seasons 4 and 5 (Bount arc), season 8 (The New Captain Shūsuke Amagai arc), season 12 and 13 (Zanpakutō Unknown Tales arc and Beast Swords arc) and season 15 (Gotei 13 Invading Army arc) are anime-only arcs, not written by Tite Kubo. Commonly called "filler" episodes, these anime-only arcs were necessitated by the anime's approximately weekly production schedule outpacing the manga, as the manga chapters need to be published before manga-based content can be animated. Roughly, each episode of the anime covers the equivalent of two to four chapters of the manga.

In addition to the regular series, the anime also comprises four movies and two OVAs.

Production

Episodes 1-167 were made and broadcast in 4:3, with episodes 168+ made and broadcast in 16:9 wide screen. The latter episodes of the anime were simulcast on Crunchyroll, and the English dubbed version aired on Adult Swim. The anime is still available on Crunchyroll as part of their archived library.

  • Production Studio: Studio Pierrot
  • TV Network: TV Tokyo

Main Cast

Appearance Character Japanese Voice English Voice
Ep366IchigoCharaPic Ichigo Kurosaki Masakazu Morita Johnny Yong Bosch
Ep364RukiaCharaPic Rukia Kuchiki Fumiko Orikasa Michelle Ruff
Ep347OrihimeCharaPic2 Orihime Inoue Yuki Matsuoka Stephanie Sheh
Ep344UryuCharaPic Uryū Ishida Noriaki Sugiyama Derek Stephen Prince
Ep351SadoCharaPic2 Yasutora Sado Hiroki Yasumoto Marc Worden (Episode 2-79)

Jamieson Price (Episode 80+)

Ep320KonCharaPic2 Kon Mitsuaki Madono Quinton Flynn
Ep142IsshinCharaPic Isshin Kurosaki Toshiyuki Morikawa Patrick Seitz
Ep329UraharaCharaPic Kisuke Urahara Shinichirō Miki Michael Lindsay (Episodes 4-214)

Doug Erholtz (Episodes 231+)

Ep246YoruichiCharaPic Yoruichi Shihōin Satsuki Yukino

Shirō Saitō (cat form)

Wendee Lee

Terrence Stone (cat form)

Ep363RenjiCharaPic Renji Abarai Kentarō Itō Wally Wingert
Ep366ByakuyaCharaPic Byakuya Kuchiki Ryōtarō Okiayu Dan Woren
Ep199KenpachiCharaPic Kenpachi Zaraki Fumihiko Tachiki David Lodge (Ep 20 to 243)

Patrick Seitz (Ep 244+)

Ep257HitsugayaCharaPic Tōshirō Hitsugaya Romi Park Steve Staley
Ep279AizenCharaPic Sōsuke Aizen Shō Hayami Kyle Hebert
Ep35GinProfile Gin Ichimaru Kōji Yusa Doug Erholtz
Ep221ShunsuiKyōraku Shunsui Kyōraku Akio Ōtsuka Steve Kramer
Ep286MayuriProfile Mayuri Kurotsuchi Ryūsei Nakao Terrence Stone
Ep227UkitakeProfile Jūshirō Ukitake Hideo Ishikawa Liam O'Brien
206Yamamoto profile Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto Masaaki Tsukada Neil Kaplan
Episode 366 Sui-Feng Suì-Fēng Tomoko Kawakami (Ep 24-182),

Hōko Kuwashima (Ep 206+)

Karen Strassman
Ep206UnohanaProfile Retsu Unohana Aya Hisakawa Kate Higgins
Ep215SajinKomamura Sajin Komamura Tetsu Inada Kim Strauss (Episodes 51-63),

J.B. Blanc (Episodes 99+)

Ep366KenseiProfile Kensei Muguruma Tomokazu Sugita Dave Mallow
Ep366ShinjiHirako Shinji Hirako Masaya Onosaka Roger Craig Smith
Ep278LoveAikawa Love Aikawa Tetsu Inada Travis Willingham
Ep278RoseŌtoribashi Rōjūrō Ōtoribashi Shōto Kashii Christopher Smith
Ep221RangikuProfile Rangiku Matsumoto Kaya Matsutani Megan Hollingshead
Kiraizuru Izuru Kira Takahiro Sakurai Grant George
Ep216HisagiProfile Shūhei Hisagi Katsuyuki Konishi Steve Staley
237Ikkaku profile Ikkaku Madarame Nobuyuki Hiyama Vic Mignogna
Ep146NelProfile Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck Tomoko Kaneda Colleen O'Shaughnessey
Ep138GrimmjowProfile Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez Junichi Suwabe David Vincent
Ep268YammyProfile Yammy Llargo Kenji Nomura Paul St. Peter
Ep267UlquiorraProfile2 Ulquiorra Cifer Daisuke Namikawa Tony Oliver
Ep190NnoitraProfile Nnoitra Gilga Nobutoshi Canna Michael Sinterniklaas
Ep344GinjoProfile Kūgo Ginjō Hiroki Tōchi Travis Willingham
Ep353TsukishimaProfile Shūkurō Tsukishima Daisuke Ono Matthew Mercer
Ep124KariyaProfile Jin Kariya Tōru Ōkawa Troy Baker
Ep168ShūsukeAmagai Shūsuke Amagai Ken'yū Horiuchi Joey Lotsko
Ep175RurichiyoKasumiōji Rurichiyo Kasumiōji Reiko Takagi Eden Riegel
236Muramasa alt Muramasa Yūichi Nakamura Jamieson Price
Ep320NozomiProfile Nozomi Kujō Hisako Kanemoto Julie Ann Taylor
Ep326InabaProfile Kagerōza Inaba Toshio Furukawa Cam Clarke

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 TV-Tokyo website
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Anime News Network

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