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Director: Noriyuki Abe     Starring: Bleach
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Bleach V01 and Manga V01 Bundle DVD 1 of 1
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Format: DVD
Sku: 207999365
UPC: 782009238898
UPC 14: 00782009238898
Category Keywords: Action  Anime  Ghosts  Series  Spiritual  Supernatural
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Original and Uncut!|Episodes 1-4.
For as long as he can remember, Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts. But when he meets Rukia, a Soul Reaper from the Soul Society who battles evil spirits known as Hollows, his life changes forever. Now, with a newfound wealth of spiritual energy, Ichigo discovers his true calling: to protect the living and the dead from evil at all costs!

"One of the hottest anime series around, with good reason...a complex world of spirituality and over-the-top battle sequences...  Adam Arseneau, DVD Verdict
"...funny, action packed...[the] mixture of darker material with the comedic was superior to a great many competitors...  Don Houston, DVD Talk
"There really isn't a whole lot to dislike about [Bleach]. Right from the start we are introduced to very fun characters that are animated in a very lively fashion  ViewPoints.com
"...one incredibly entertaining anime that will grab you and refuse to let go.  Carlo Santos, AnimeNewsNetwork.com

Editor's Note
The early adventures of schoolboy Ichigo Kurosaki, who has the ability to see ghosts, are collected in this package. BLEACH was directed by Noriyuki Abe and has run to over 100 episodes since its inception in 2004. The action begins when Ichigo's family are attacked by a ghost and he encounters a Soul Reaper, named Rukia Kuchiki, who bestows most of her powers on him. Ichigo becomes a heroic figure as he assumes the mantle of Soul Reaper and tries to help lost souls to join the Soul Society. The first four episodes from the show are included here.
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 7/22/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 100 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2004
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 01
Video UPC UPC: 00782009238898
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: Japanese
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English Dubbed, Japanese
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Johnny Yong Bosch
Video Cast Info Studio Pierrot - Animation Producer
Video Cast Info Michelle Ruff - Voice
Video Cast Info Noriyuki Abe - Director

Professional Reviews

auphanonline.com 7 of 10
Imagine what your life would be like if your whole life, you'd been able to see spirits and ghosts. No I'm not referring to 'The Sixth Sense', I'm talking about the new action/drama/comedy anime called Bleach. The series follows 15 year old high school student Kurosaki Ichigo, and the adventures he has dealing with his rather unusual ability to see and communicate with spirits. But on one fateful night, he discovers that his until now harmless ability was about to put his own life and his families lives in great danger...At first glance, Kurosaki Ichigo seems like your normal 15 year old high school student. But life at the Kurosaki household is anything but normal. He lives with his father and two younger sisters who all help run the clinic they own. With a father who enforces the curfue with his fists and two sisters who can see ghosts also (but not talk with them like he can), there is never a dull moment in this house. But things get even stranger when one night he meets a spirit girl named Kuchiki Rukia, a Shinigami or an angel of death. She explains to him that because of his high spiritual concentration, he will be targeted by evil spirits called Hollows who would very much like to devour his soul. The only way for Ichigo to protect himself and his family is to become a Shinigami himself...While the pretense for this series may sound cool, I found Bleach to be a mediocre anime series at best. Other than the whole ghost aspect it seemed all too cliche, none of the characters seemed to spark that much interest in me (save for one of Ichigos' female acquaintances who had two rather nice.. features). They do a good job of balancing the heavy drama with some comedy here and there. But the only part that seemed to consistently entertain me were of course the fight scenes. But even these weren't anything really special, just your regular 'dude with giant sword vs scary monster'. Hmmm, I wonder who will win?! The animation was standard, although sometimes even a little too kiddy for my tastes. Overall, I had more complaints than compliments about this anime. I think this anime has potential and once they start getting deep into it I'm sure it may be pretty cool. But the first 5 episodes didn't convince me that this anime is worth the effort. If the storyline sounds interesting to you, check it out. Because thats about all that sets this apart from any other anime you've ever seen. I give it a 2.5 out of 5 stars.
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Product attributeActor:   Bleach
Product attributeLabel:   Warner Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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