Bleach, Volume 1: Strawberry and the Soul Reapers by Tite Kubo, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Bleach, Volume 1: Strawberry and the Soul Reapers

Bleach, Volume 1: Strawberry and the Soul Reapers

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Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts, but this ability doesn't change his life nearly as much as his close encounter with Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper and member of the mysterious Soul Society. While fighting a Hollow, an evil spirit that preys on humans who display psychic energy, Rukia attempts to lend Ichigo some of her powers so that he can save

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Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts, but this ability doesn't change his life nearly as much as his close encounter with Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper and member of the mysterious Soul Society. While fighting a Hollow, an evil spirit that preys on humans who display psychic energy, Rukia attempts to lend Ichigo some of her powers so that he can save his family; but much to her surprise, Ichigo absorbs every last drop of her energy. Now a full-fledged Soul Reaper himself, Ichigo quickly learns that the world he inhabits is one full of dangerous spirits and, along with Rukia--who is slowly regaining her powers--it's Ichigo's job to protect the innocent from Hollows and help the spirits themselves find peace.

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KLIATT
Ichigo Kurosaki, the hero of Bleach, has a serious attitude problem. Maybe it's because he's 15 years old; maybe it's because of his bright orange hair, which has earned him the nickname of "Strawberry"; or maybe it's because he's always being pestered by dead people. Strawberry can see ghosts, which is no big deal until the night he's visited by the girl dressed in black who tells him that a Hollow is coming to eat his family. Hollows, just in case you didn't know, are evil spirits that prey upon the souls of both the dead and the living. The girl dressed in black is a Soul Reaper, and during the course of her battle with the aforementioned Hollow she is badly injured and forced to loan Strawberry her powers. When the loan turns out to be permanent, Strawberry is stuck with the job of being a Soul Reaper. This entails dressing in black robes and slicing up Hollows with Zanpaku-To Ghost Cutter, the sword so big it has its own name. Unfortunately, Strawberry's disdain for the traditional method of fighting Hollows—sneaking up behind them and hitting them in the head—in favor of hand-to-hand combat means that he may soon experience the spirit world firsthand. Bleach is an enjoyable, fast-paced read; there is lots of action and comic book violence, along with some mild vulgarity. Strawberry is a likable character who will appeal to 15-year-olds everywhere. Recommended for libraries with manga collections. KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2004, Viz, 189p. illus., Ages 12 to 18.
—George Galuschak

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421543642
Publisher:
VIZ Media
Publication date:
06/17/2011
Series:
Bleach Series , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
189
Sales rank:
140,038
File size:
88 MB
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Meet the Author

Bleach is author Tite Kubo's second title. Kubo made his debut with ZOMBIEPOWDER., a four-volume series for Weekly Shonen Jump. To date, Bleach has been translated into numerous languages and has also inspired an animated TV series that began airing in Japan in 2004. Beginning its serialization in 2001, Bleach is still a mainstay in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump. In 2005, Bleach was awarded the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award in the shonen (boys) category.

 

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Bleach, Volume 1 (Collector's Edition) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 106 reviews.
Gekish More than 1 year ago
Awesome series that is actually still running in Japan. This is the first book into a great adventure. I've watched the show and this is right in line with that. The Manga expands on the show by allowing for a more adult audience. It is backwards reading (manga style) and took a couple pages to get used to after that it was a page turner. If you are into anime and haven't tried this series, it is a must buy. Well written and illustrated. My friend recommended it to me and I haven't been able to get enough since then. Warning though you may get hooked.
itshardtokeepasecret More than 1 year ago
BEST. BOOK. EVER.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Been a faithful fan. I love the comic as much as the show.
CristianBeaversISP More than 1 year ago
This Manga volume, the first one, is the most important issue. It's where Ichigo, a 15 year old boy who has the unnatural ability to see ghosts, meets the Soul Reaper, Rukia Kuchiki and embarks on his journey into the world of the Soul Society, Hueco Mundo and fights countless enemies. Progressively getting stronger, this is where it all begins. In this book however, he develops his powers by 'stealing' them from Rukia, even though she offered him a portion, he took it all. Anyways, not much happens other than that in this volume, other than we the readers being introduced to his friends and the sub-main characters!  That's all that happened in this volume basically. Saving his friends, fighting Hollows (The evil spirits) and his friend Chad helping a bird possessed by a lonely boy spirit. Who eventually finds peace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am very impressed by how this storyline was created and if your not much of a romance manga person (like me i also recmend inuyasha) this is a good manga for you plz try it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Bleach! I first started reading when I in high school. I have stayed with Bleach since then and I will die when it is over!! All in all its a great manga and I wish everyone can read it. The relationships between the charaters is great. They complement each other very well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading this manga, Bleach instantly became my favorite manga/ anime. If u like Naruto and Dragon Ball, then please get this.
SleepDreamWrite 9 months ago
I heard a lot about this. Some good and some not good. First saw a bit of the anime. Thought it was interesting. And so thought why not give the manga a read. Interesting start so far.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great manga. Does start to drag at a certain time but regains the momentum and become an epic page turner.
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I luv luv luv bleach i watch the show read the graphic novels but some of the hollows(devils) scare me i luv luv luv this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dude it totaly took me half an hout to figure out that i had to swipe the other way with my finger
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Okay, i know. A guy named ichigo~strawberry. And ghosts... all shoved into an awesome jam packed action series aka manga! Yeah!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend and i started reading this in school by taking turns and when it came time for me to give it back i couldnt put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally here!!!!! Ive been waiting for this! Only if my dad would get e this :c
Maytushe_Tempoka More than 1 year ago
Love it!!
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jangovet More than 1 year ago
So far this manga is great, i would recommend this to any manga reader out there. My bro has 1-9, planing to get 10 and 11 soon.
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