|A powerful new enemy has appeared in Karakura Town. Known as Bounts, these creatures suck the souls from humans. Rukia, Yoruichi, and Soi Fon are sent from the Soul Society to investigate, and Urahara enlists the help of three mod souls to assist Ichigo and friends in preventing the deadly attacks.|
"...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 NoteBased on a popular manga, BLEACH is a thrilling anime series about Ichigo Kurosaki, a 15-year-old boy with the ability to see ghosts. With the help of Rukia Kuchiki, a death god from the Soul Society, he uses his special power to protect the living from evil spirits. In this volume, Ichigo and his friends battle an infestation of soul-sucking monsters.
Customer Reviews of Bleach V17
Soi Fom and Ukitake have begun4/27/2013
At last, the writers FINALLY get to the point of the anime's Bount Arc in here. For one thing, they reveal what the Bount are, and the reason for the bizarre challenges that Ichigo & the others have been going through. "Bleach Volume 17" deftly answers most of the questions & starts some wonderfully creepy Bount related action, but the last episode is a bit of a borefest.
Secret of bleach12/12/2012
Bounts offer some promise for conflict (especially the charming, sinister Kariya), and the Soul Reapers are woven expertly into the storyline, including some underused favorites like Ukitake, Kyoraku, Soi Fon, and the acid-tongued boy-genius Hitsugaya ("Interesting, Rangiku. Then I suppose that mountain of files hidden over there behind the sofa is just my imagination").