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Bleach Complete Series 1 [DVD]

Noriyuki Abe    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
Price: 34.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Directors: Noriyuki Abe
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: 5 May 2008
  • Run Time: 455 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0013URJV4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,737 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Ichigo Kurosaki is an ordinary 15-year old boy who happens to be able to see ghosts. His fate takes an extraordinary turn when he meets Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper who shows up at Ichigo's house on the trail of a Hollow, a malevolent lost soul. Drawn to Ichigo's high level of spiritual energy, the Hollow attacks Ichigo and his family, and rukia steps in to help but is injured and unable to fight. As a last resort, Rukia decides to transfer part of her Soul Reaper powers to Ichigo. Ichigo, now a full-fledged Soul Reaper, and Rukia, minus her powers, join together to face the challenges that lie ahead. Box Set contains episodes 1-20.

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Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts - he was born with the gift. When his family is attacked by a Hollow - a malevolent lost soul - Ichigo encounters a Soul Reaper and absorbs her powers. Now, he's dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping tortured souls find peace.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bleach - a good all-rounder 30 July 2008
By Kaela
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The first installment of the bleach series starts off at a slower pace to the second, but this time is spent developing the characters and giving you a peek at their background without blatantly giving everything away.
The action is mixed with good storylines, fleshed out characters and mixture of both humour and sorrow - the latter is hardly surprising considering the series deals with ghosts and as result death and loss. In my opinion, it is a good general all-rounder and I would say would suit both gender's tastes. It does contain a lot of action but in most cases this is backed up with a story, so even those who aren't action fans may like this. Also it's not packed with fanservice which can sometimes be seen in other titles and might put some people off.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone already interested in anime or just starting out as its easy to get to grips with. Also I'd recommend getting this boxset as although the separate volumes are also a good price, this complete series 1 boxset is a bargain - I only wish other anime series would have such good price tags.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm a soul reaper 25 Mar 2008
Ichigo Kurosaki is just your average teenage boy... except that he can see spirits.

So it's not exactly surprising that he gets involved in wild, dangerous adventures, in the first season of the hilarious, action-packed "Bleach." It starts off a bit slow, but rapidly winds into a thrilling, expansive adventure story, with lots of big swords, roaring monsters, and TV psychics.

One night a strange girl appears in Ichigo's bedroom, and is shocked when he can see her. She explains that she's a Soul Reaper, who helps the dead pass on to the Soul Society, and destroys evil spirits called Hollows.

But when Rukia is injured in a fight with a Hollow, all her powers are transferred to Ichigo -- and with them, the responsibility of killing Hollows. Ichigo soon finds out that it isn't easy juggling his new responsibilities with his normal, everyday life -- especially since the powerless Rukia is now attending his school, and living in his closet.

Even more distressing, his new powers are attracting all sorts of trouble: the Hollow who murdered his mother, the now-monstrous brother of his ditzy friend Orihime, an outspoken "mod-soul," and classmate Uryu-- the last of the Quincys, sworn enemies of Soul Reapers. Moreover, Orihime and the gentle giant Chad start developing spiritual powers of their own.

But then two powerful Soul Reapers show up to arrest Rukia. Ichigo is left mortally wounded and robbed of his powers, while Rukia is taken back to the Soul Society to be executed. To rescue Rukia, Ichigo agrees to undergo a terribly training regimen that could leave him worse than dead... and the journey into the Soul Society may be even worse...

Most long-running series run out their welcome pretty quickly, or start following a formula.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now one of my faves! 28 Mar 2011
Having been a fan of Hayao Miyazaki and Dragonball Z, I was looking for a new Anime to enjoy. I chose two, Naruto and Bleach. And Bleach was by far the winner!
The first season of Bleach really sets a magnificent tone which has (so far) carried on into Season 2.
Not only is this series action packed and exciting, it is also laugh out loud funny!
The animation is beautiful and the stories keep you hooked from start to finish.
This is a must have for any anime fan!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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My daughter is a big Anime fan so I got the first Bleach film( Memories of a Nobody) and even I loved it, so when I discovered the Bleach series while looking through Amazon I thought I'd get it for my daughter and have enjoyed the series as much as the film.

I liked the thought that the series isn't all dark, it has humour thrown in, which makes it lighter and more watchable and the 'mod soul' Kon is a star all on his own..
I also liked the interaction between Ichigo and his family, esecially his Father who is nuts but hilarious..
All the characters bounce off each other, so you're not focussed on one person for too long, which can make any kind of film genre boring.
I'll definitely be buying series two in the near future..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great language options! 5 Aug 2011
Bought this a while again as a long time manga reader and anime watcher, and was impressed with the language options. You can watch it in English dub, Japanese or Japanese with English subs. As someone learning Japanese this was a great function. On top of that, once you've selected a language, it stays in that language for all the episodes (I've had series before that swapped back to English for each new episode). The case is a large DVD case (not a cardboard cover over several cases), with 5 discs inside, meaning four episodes per disc. The artwork on the cover looks good, and there is a handy episode guide on the inside of the case (hidden under the first DVD), so you don't have to fiddle through discs for your favourite episode.

I'm sure most people browsing the series will already be familiar with it, but if you're not then it's similar to other popular mangas like naruto, only it's a lot more action focussed. There are some very cool powers in the series (I still read the manga when it comes out online; the series is definitely worth following all the way!). Sometimes I find that (at least in the anime), Bleach can use comedy at the wrong moments, killing the mood a bit, but that's not a problem in the first series, more so a bit later on.

So, whether you're collecting the DVDs of your favourite anime series like me, or this is first introduction to Bleach (or even anime), you'll love the series and be wholly satisfied with the quality of this set.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm hooked!
Okay, I don't usually watch anime, but a friend suggested this and I love it!
I follow this and buy every new series when its available!
Published 1 month ago by JJ
4.0 out of 5 stars Great series
This is typical Japanese anime and it's presented in a great way. A young guy takes over a soul reapers abilities and he has to learn how to use his new skills. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kevin Sorensen
5.0 out of 5 stars great
I bought it for my sister for her birthday. The series os quite big so you do need to buy more series but it has great laughs regardless.
Published 8 months ago by Luke Newman
5.0 out of 5 stars What can I say its bleach
Love bleach especially this first opening. Arrived quickly great graphics, made up of several disks in one case which makes it easier to remember which one is which
Published 8 months ago by liz
5.0 out of 5 stars The beggining of one of the Best Anime's ever
For any self respecting Anime fan, especially a Dragon Ball, fan, i cannot recommend More then i physically can for Bleach. Read more
Published 9 months ago by James Lester
5.0 out of 5 stars In love with this anime
I won't go into the plot but the synopsis does not do it justice, iv finished this series and there are so many emotional story lines actually adding depth to hollow slaying and I... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Kieran Coleman
4.0 out of 5 stars Heads Up
The Boxset is great,
Bleach is awesome!
Alot Of episodes to watch,
But be warned This Item is a big plain dvd case. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Brian Dillon
2.0 out of 5 stars DVD case bleach box set
It seems every time I purchase anime on Amazon , it's never what I was expecting . The picture's clearly show that the box set is made up of thin dvd cases. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Jon
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably "the" fave anime series I love the most!
I can certainly say that the series as a whole is brilliant - Tito Kubo is an excellent author, and to have his Manga come onto the screens as an Anime is something I wish I could... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Fullmetalelf
4.0 out of 5 stars just one thing
as much as it is very good and the disk's are in perfect condition there is just one thing that stands out and that is that it comes in a box with all the disk's inside not a... Read more
Published on 11 April 2012 by keo
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