BLEACH Episode 1

The Day I Became a Shinigami

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Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki has the uncanny ability to see ghosts, but that seems pretty run-of-the-mill once Shinigami Rukia Kuchiki enters his life.

  • Japanese Airdate: October 5, 2004
  • English Airdate: September 9, 2006

BLEACH Episode 2

The Shinigami’s Work

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Ichigo runs into Rukia at school, where she’s posing as a transfer student. Now that he’s got most of her powers, she wants him to take over her Shinigami duties?

  • Japanese Airdate: October 12, 2004
  • English Airdate: September 16, 2006

BLEACH Episode 3

The Older Brother’s Wish, the Younger Sister’s Wish

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When a Hollowfied Sora Inoue attacks his younger sister, Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki set out to save her.

  • Japanese Airdate: October 19, 2004
  • English Airdate: September 23, 2006

BLEACH Episode 4

Cursed Parakeet

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When Yasutora Sado receives a parakeet that contains the soul of a young boy, it is up to Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki to protect him from the Hollow that is after them.

  • Japanese Airdate: October 26, 2004
  • English Airdate: September 30, 2006

BLEACH Episode 5

Beat the Invisible Enemy!

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Rukia Kuchiki and Yasutora Sado team up to take on Shrieker, a vicious Hollow who’s defeated many Shinigami and committed countless crimes.

  • Japanese Airdate: November 2, 2004
  • English Airdate: October 7, 2006

BLEACH Episode 6

Fight to the Death! Ichigo vs. Ichigo

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At Rukia Kuchiki’s behest, Ichigo Kurosaki puts an artificial soul, or mod soul in his body to take care of it while he carries out his new Shinigami duties.

  • Japanese Airdate: November 9, 2004
  • English Airdate: October 14, 2006

BLEACH Episode 7

Greetings from a Stuffed Lion

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Ichigo Kurosaki becomes friends with the Modified Soul, Kon. Rukia and Ichigo track the mod soul in Ichigo’s body to a local elementary school.

  • Japanese Airdate: November 16, 2004
  • English Airdate: October 21, 2006

BLEACH Episode 8

June 17, Memories in the Rain

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On the anniversary of his mother’s death, Ichigo intends to take the day off from Shinigami duties and visit her grave with the rest of his family.

  • Japanese Airdate: November 23, 2004
  • English Airdate: October 28, 2006

BLEACH Episode 9

Unbeatable Enemy

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Ichigo Kurosaki battles against Grand Fisher, a wicked Hollow that lures unsuspecting victims in with the shape of a little girl.

  • Japanese Airdate: November 30, 2004
  • English Airdate: November 4, 2006

BLEACH Episode 10

Casual Soul Realm Assault Trip!

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While begrudgingly attending Don Kanonji’s show with the rest of his family, Ichigo Kurosaki is forced to fight a Hollow inadvertently created by Don Kanonji himself.

  • Japanese Airdate: December 7, 2004
  • English Airdate: November 11, 2006