Bleach Facts

By Sempai2017-08-03 09:09

1. The name Bleach was chosen as a contrast to the black that the Shinigami in the series wear, as well as a reference to the Yin and Yang, white on black motif. It can be seen as a metaphor for breaking away from societal rules and constructs, which the main protagonist, Ichigo Kurosaki, seems to do quite regularly.

2. The first character that Tite Kubo created in the series was not the main protagonist Ichigo, but the shinigami Rukia Kuchiki. She was originally created when Kubo felt like drawing a shinigami wearing a kimono.

3. Captain Kenpachi Zaraki is easily one of the strongest and most violent of the Shinigami captains, and one of his most fearsome traits is his hair: he styles it in spikes every night after his bath, and he hangs bells on every one individually. However, the top hair spike is particularly tricky for him to reach, and it can take several hours for him to attach the bell.

4. Kubo was inspired to create the character Kon after witnessing a young boy throw away a cheap stuffed toy his father had bought him instead of a more expensive version. Since Kon is an enhanced soul marked for elimination, this idea fits rather nicely with the cute stuffed lion in the series.

5. Kubo uses different languages for the different races in Bleach because of the way they sound to him. For instance, he uses Spanish for the Arrancar because it sounds passionate, and German for the Quincies for its more methodical tone.

6. Because the anime version of Bleach cut out so many earlier arcs of the manga in order to reach the Soul Society arc, many key character relations were simply glossed over or lost completely. Even worse, because the anime accelerated so far ahead of the manga, it required more filler episodes, which is what ultimately caused Bleach to consist of 45% filler episodes.

7. When Tite Kubo first thought up Bleach, the story was very different. The series was initially going to be titled ‘Snipe’ and its main character wasn’t Ichigo. Instead, the artist felt that Rukia should be the main protagonist. Kubo drew up the character and envisioned her wielding a scythe while all the other characters carried guns. Part of this design was eventually scene in Bleach when the film Bleach: Fade to Black made its debut.

8. Weekly Shonen Jump is the big-name publisher in Japan which houses most shonen titles, but it almost missed out on Bleach. Tite Kubo originally had his pitch for Bleach denied by the magazine as the publication already had a full schedule. However, a mentor to Kubo stepped in and encouraged him to keep trying. Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragon Ball, penned a letter asking Kubo to continue on with Bleach. So, if you are a fan of the series, then you have Toriyama to thank.

9. When Tite Kubo was in elementary,he was always fasinated by designs of architecture.Tite designed all pieces of clothing in Bleach around what he would like to buy.Ichigo's t-shirts have been manifactured and sold as real products in a Tokyo store called Urahara Soten.Well,time to move to Tokyo!

10. Ichigo's name is pretty punny, the "ichi" from his name means one in Japanese whilst the "go" means five making one-five, this is referenced in episode 113 where you can see a sign on his bedroom door saying "15", he was also 15 when Bleach began. Ichigo claimed his name comes from "ichi" meaning first prize and "go" for guardian angel however his father told him his name means "he who protects", Ikkaku Madarame also said men whose name contains "ichi" are often powerful and talented. Depending on which kanji is used, Ichigo's name can mean "strawberry" which led Jidanbo Ikkanzaka to say Ichigo has a cute name and is also why Mashiro Kuna nicknamed him "Berry-tan". Lastly Yuzu and Karin Kurosaki sometimes call Ichigo, "Ichi-nii" or "Ichi-nii-san" which is a pun meaning 1-2 and 1-2-3 respectively.

11. Many fans criticise Kubo for incredibly slow pacing, the 3 most criticised arcs are "Invading Army", "Bount" and "Arrancar", the first two are anime-only which Kubo had no involvement with. Kubo planned for the Arrancar arc to be much shorter but the editors at Shueisha pushed him to give more attention to the Arrancar and Espada, both of which were popular hits with the fans.

12. ubo was actually surprised when fans liked Gin, as he had intended for Gin to be creepy and hated by fans. Speaking of Gin, he shares the same voice actor as Kisuke Urahara later on in the series as Urahara’s original voice actor retired and Gin’s took his place. There’s actually a scene that Both Gin and Urahara are in, and are being voiced by the same person. It’s not that noticeable though.

13. Urahara Kisuke haven't yet been seen losing a fight. In turn back the pendulum Aizen simply walked away, not fighting him for real. During the final fight between Ichigo and Aizen, the last person standing with Ichigo to beat Aizen was Kisuke.

14. Kyoraku Shunsui, Ukitake Jushiro and Unohana Retsu are, after Yamamoto the 3 Captains that had been here for the longest time, all of them 3 beeing already Captains for more than a century in the Turn back the pendulum arc, that occured 100 years before Ichigo becoming a soul reaper.

15. Grimmjow and Harribel are the only Espadas left alive after Aizen's defeat, with Yammy supposingly having died to his wounds.

This was all, hope you like it !!

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