(Minor Spoilers for episode one)
Bleach is a story about a Japanese highschool student named Ichigo, who lives with his sisters Yuzu and Karin, as well as his nut job of a father. Ichigo is your average student, who just so happens to have an unnatural gift...The ability to see ghosts! One day Ichigo is attacked by a Hallow (a fallen spirit so to speak, the anime will describe it in more detail) and is rescued by a women named Rukia. Rukia however is anything but normal, She is a Death God.
Death Gods are beings who send spirits to the afterlife, and purify hollows useing there soul slayers (a weapon that, as the name suggests, slays souls) Later on that day Ichigo is attacked yet again by the Hallow, but this time it's target is Ichigo's family. Rukia tries to defend, however fails. Rukia than lends Ichigo her powers, so that he may fight the Hallow and protect his family as well as himself, which means Ichigo is now a Death God. Throughout a portion of the series, Ichigo fights Hollows along side Rukia, as well as settle some problems from his childhood. However the later episodes revolve around other Death Gods.Through the entire series you will also meet a cast of Loveable and not so loveable characters with there own unique abilities and personalities.
If i say any more i would REALLY be ruining the series, wouldn't want that now would we?The anime has been out for a while now, but it's still running, so theres no set amount of episodes at the moment.
Bleach has one of the most original plots i have ever seen in some of the newer anime out there. It has everything you could want, action, comedy, a little romance maybe? you name it and Bleach most likely has it.
Most anime have that character than everyone likes,a few that are kinda cool, followed by a large cast of misfits who don't deserve recognition. Bleach however has several character's that can apeal to a large Audience. My Personal Favorite's are Ichigo and Inoue, however there are still other characters i recognize as important plot characters as well as over all likable characters.
Bleach in my opinion has one of the best art styles out there. The character models are clean and crisp, and the animation flows smoothly, and the color job is awsome.
Voice Acting/ Music (10/10)
To me, one of the most important aspects of Anime, is good music. Bleach doesn't sell us short in that department either. The theme songs are catchy and have a nice beat (as a matter of fact, i'm listening to one as i type this =p). The background music in the anime is both clear as it is ambient. They have also done a good job on the main score, the BG music fits with the current scene at all times.
Not many anime have impressed me as much as Bleach, it's by far one of my top five favorite anime. I recommend it to everyone, however i recommend it A LOT if you've enjoyed anime like Yu Yu Hakusho, Shaman King, and S-cryed (which don't even compare to this)
Note: The pictures are pixelated because i had to resize them.
Well, thats my review, how did i do?
Ok...the review is over....WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE??!?! Go watch Bleach now =)