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

Jamieson Price (Episode 80+)

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

Doug Erholtz (Episodes 231+)

Ep246YoruichiCharaPic.png Yoruichi Shihōin Satsuki Yukino

Shirō Saitō (cat form)

Wendee Lee

Terrence Stone (cat form)

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

Patrick Seitz (Ep 244+)

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

Hōko Kuwashima (Ep 206+)

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

J.B. Blanc (Episodes 99+)

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

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