Bleach - Season 1

TV Tokyo (ended 2012)




Episode Guide

  • 2/22/05
    Ichigo finishes his training with Urahara and learns how to control his zanpakutou. Seven days later Ichigo, Orihime, Chad and Ishida prepare to leave for Soul Society with Yoruichi as their guide.
  • 2/15/05
    Ichigo begins his training with Urahara but he has only 72 hours in which to unlock his Shinigami powers or risk becoming a Hollow. When her finally emerges from the training he is half-hollow, half-Shinigami. He breaks then breaks free of his Hollow-half Urahara moves on to the third lesson: defeat Urahara.moreless
  • 2/8/05
    Everyone's memory of Rukia appears to have vanished along with the Shinigami herself. Only Ichigo and those closest to Rukia are able to remember her. Ichigo needs training and luckily with school out, Urahara Kisuke will put him through his passes.
  • Ichigo, Die!
    Episode 17
    Ichigo continues his duel with Abarai Renji but has underestimated this Shinigami and is soon overwhelmed and driven into a corner. Just then the ever calm Byakuya steps in to the fray, unfortunately he is not there to help Ichigo.
  • 1/25/05
    The feelings that Rukia has been experiencing of late drives her to run away. But she doesn't get far, as two Shinigami arrive to captureher. Just in time, Ishida steps in to save her followed by a worried Ichigo.
  • Kon's Great Plan
    Episode 15
    Kon's on a mission. And this mission involves getting love from the ladies. Too bad for this stuffed lion, as everything he hopes for gets flipped upside down and around. Also, Urahara gets a strange visit from an even stranger black cat. One that knows him well enough to see through his faux attitude.moreless
  • 1/11/05
    Rukia tells Ichigo why the Shinigami defeated the Quincy 200 years earlier. Ichigo confronts Ishida with this knowledge but Ishida responds by telling Ichigo the story of how his master died and why he hates the Shinigami. Still surrounded by Hollows the two of them must now work together to survive. While they are fighting, a giant Menos Grande Hollow appears. Urahara and his group show up to kill the smaller Hollows just in time but can Ichigo and Ishida find a way to destroy the greatest challenge yet, a Menos Grande.moreless
  • Flower and Hollow
    Episode 13
    Orihime and her friends are being attacked by a hollow who can shoot seeds that control people from its head. Orihime unlocks her hidden spiritual power gaining ccontrol sof ix small fairy-like beings. She uses this power to defeat the hollow. Later Orihime and Chad are taken to Urahara's store where they are told about Shinigami and Hollows. Meanwhile Ishida is starting to believe that something larger is going on because too many Hollows are showing up.moreless
  • A Gentle Right Arm
    Episode 12
    Ishida and Ichigo have a contest to see who can destroy the most Hollows after Ishida releases his Hollow bait. Meanwhile, Chad is being pursued by a Hollow because he has higher than average spiritual energy. He runs into Ichigo's sister Karin and must protect her and her friends from the Hollow with his powerful right arm.moreless
  • 12/14/04
    Rukia and Ichigo arrive at the place where a Hollow was supposed to be but find out that it has already been defeated. Afterwards a man calling himself a Quincy confronts them. Rukia goes to the Urahara shop to learn more about this mysterious Quincy, named Ishida Uryuu.
  • 12/7/04
    Don Kanonji, the star of a show that specializes in spirit exorcism, comes to Ichigo’s town to do a live show. Kanonji thinks he is exorcising an earth bound spirit but instead he turns it in to a Hollow. Now he must rely on Ichigo's help to defeat it.
  • Unbeatable Enemy
    Episode 9
    Ichigo finds out that the Hollow attacking his sisters is the same Hollow that killed his mother 6 years earlier. This Hollow is called the Grand Fisher and it has evaded the shinigami for over 50 years. Enraged that this Hollow tricked him and killed his mother, Ichigo steps forward alone to defend his pride.moreless
  • 11/23/04
    On the anniversary of his mother's death Ichigo and his family visit her grave. While he is there Ichigo remembers the day his mother died. Rukia is found by a Shinigami who asks her why she hasn't returned to Soul Society. Ichigo accidentally tells him that he is her substitute shinigami; which happens to be a felony. Meanwhile Ichigo's sisters are attacked by a Hollow.moreless
  • 11/16/04
    While Ichigo is fighting with the modified soul Rukia gets a message on her spirit phone about a nearby Hollow. Ichigo and the mod soul then have to work together to defeat the Hollow.
  • Rukia purchases a temporary soul at Urahara's store for Ichigo to use when she is not around and he needs to fight a Hollow. What Rukia does not realize is that what she purchased isn't a normal temporary soul; it is a modified soul with special powers created in Soul Society. When this modified soul takes Ichigo's place it decides to have a little fun in Ichigo's body and refuses to give it back.moreless
  • 11/2/04
    Rukia and Chad are fighting the Hollow who was hunting the young boy's soul. Chad cannot see the Hollow but he can sense it and attacks it. Rukia can see the Hollow, but since she still has none of her shinigami powers her attacks have no effect. It's up to Ichigo to save the day.moreless
  • The Cursed Parrot
    Episode 4
    Ichigo’s friend Chad finds a bird that is rumored to bring bad luck. Chad takes the bird in anyway because he has a soft spot for animals. Ichigo’s sister Karin finds out that the bird is really the soul of a young boy whose mother was killed. The boy is now being hunted by a Hollow. Karin makes Ichigo promise that he will save the boy.moreless
  • Orihime and her friend Tatsuki are being attacked by a Hollow who was once Orihime's brother. Ichigo shows up and begins fighting with him. Orihime's brother is also struggling to gain control. Orihime is almost killed but her soul remains attached to her chain. Will Ichigo be able to save Orihime from her own brother?moreless
  • A Shinigami's Work
    Episode 2
    After the previous night's attack, Ichigo decides to check up on his family and finds that they do not remember anything that happened. In school, Ichigo meets the shinigami from the night before, Rukia Kuchiki; she is posing as an exchange student until her powers return. Rukia tells Ichigo that he must take her place as a substitute shinigami. Later, when attacking a Hollow, Ichigo recognizes the Hollow as Orihime Inoue's older brother, Sora Inoue.moreless
  • 10/5/04
    Ichigo Kurosaki, a 15 year old boy who can see ghosts, tries to help a young girl ghost who is being chased by a monster called a Hollow. Just when the girl is about to be eaten, a female shinigami named Rukia Kuchiki appears to save her. That night Rukia visits Ichigo and is surprised that he can see her. Soon a Hollow appears and terrorizes Ichigo's family. Rukia is seriously injured in the attack and makes a final attempt to save all their lives by transfering her powers to Ichigo.moreless