Ichigo "Strawberry" 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 becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits themselves find peace. Find out why Tite Kubo's Bleach has become an international manga smash-hit!
Rukia Kuchiki, the ex-Soul Reaper responsible for Ichigo's transformation, is on the lamb. Her brethren at the Soul Society are quite displeased with the fact that she transferred the powers of a Soul Reaper to a human, and have dispatched two of their strongest agents to neutralize the situation. Their mission is twofold: to return Rukia to the Soul Society so that she may stand trial, and to deal with Ichigo - permanently. But an unlikely third party is standing in their way: Uryu Ishida, the Quincy!