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Publication Order of Bleach Books

Bleach, Volume 01 (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 02 (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 03 (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 04 (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 05 (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 06 (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 07 (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 08 (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 09 (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 10 (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 11 (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 12 (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 13 (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 14 (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 15 (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 16 (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 17 (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 18 (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 19 (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 20 (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 21 (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 22 (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 23 (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 24 (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 25 (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 26 (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 28 (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 29 (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 30 (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 31 (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 32 (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 33 (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 34 (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 35 (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 36 (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 37 (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 39 (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 41 (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 42 (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 43 (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 44 (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 45 (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 46 (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 47 (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 48 (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 49 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 50 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 51 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 52 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 53 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 54 (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 55 (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 56 (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 57 (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 58 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 59 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 60 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 61 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 62 (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 63 (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 64 (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 65 (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 66 (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 67 (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 68 (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 69 (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 70 (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 71 (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Vol. 72 (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Vol. 73 (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach, Volume 74 (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bleach Light Novels Books

Bleach: Letters From The Other Side (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach: The Honey Dish Rhapsody (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach: The Death Save The Strawberry (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bleach: Spirits Are Forever With You Books

Bleach: Spirits Are Forever With You (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleach: Spirits Are Forever With You 2 (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bleach Official Character Books Books

Publication Order of Burn the Witch Books

BURN THE WITCH 1 (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Zombie Powder Books

The Man With the Black Hand (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Can't Kiss the Ring (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pierce Me Standing in the Firegarden (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Walk Like a Zombie (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bleach Non-Fiction Books

All Colour but the Black: The Art of Bleach (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Color Bleach+: Bleach Official Bootleg (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Tite Kubo is a renowned Japanese writer and manga artist. He is well known for writing the popular manga series called Bleach. This series was in circulation with more than 120 million copies since its introduction in 2018. Additionally, Kubo has written the Zombie Powder series and the Bleach Light Novels series. Author Kubo’s birth had happened in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan on June 26, 1977. His father was a council member of the town and so, Kubo was a popular personality while growing up. He already made up his mind to make a career in manga literature when he was in elementary school. It was the influence of the manga series Saint Seiya on him. The first shot taken by Kubo in this regard was the 1996 piece called Ultra Unholy-Hearted Machine that he had penned for Weekly Shonen Jump. Kubo came up with his debut manga in 1999 with the title Zombiepowder, which was also published in the same magazine. After running for 27 chapters, the series came to a sudden stop in 2000. One to Kubo’s commentary, he was in serious emotional trauma when he created it. Later,

Kubo stated that he did not like the idea of weekly serialization and was busy paying attention to the comments of the editor rather than working on his ideas. And this is what led to the series’ failure after several successful runs. In 2001, Kubo began working on a new manga series featuring a student from high school who turns into a shinigami and battles against deadly creatures called Hollows. He named this series Bleach and started its initial run on the same magazine. Initially, Kubo had not expected this series to run for more than 5 years. When he had submitted the original concept of the story to the publishing magazine just after Zombiepowder was canceled, it was rejected. When Dragon Ball’s creator, Akira Toriyama, saw this story, he was amazed by it and penned a letter of appreciation and encouragement to Tite Kubo.

Eventually, the magazine agreed to run the serialization of Bleach and it ran successfully for 15 long runs. As many as 686 chapters were created between 2001 and 2016. Starting from 2004, an anime series based on Bleach was broadcast on Tokyo TV. It also ran successfully for eight years and spanned more than 366 episodes. Bleach went on to win the Shogakukan Manga Award in 2004. For writing a couple of novelizations of Bleach, Kubo collaborated with writer Makoto Matsubara. A film adaptation of Bleach was released in 2006 in Japan followed by another one in 2007. Two more movie adaptations followed in the later years. Author Kubo appeared in an episode of a Japanese radio program dedicated to the manga series. He was interviewed by the voice actor of the lead character, Ichigo Kurosaki, named Masakazu Morita. In 2008, Kubo got the opportunity to travel to the US for the first time and feature in the Comic-Con International in San Diego because of the popularity of Bleach. In addition to writing for himself, Kubo has worked on character designs for several anime adaptations for other writers.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Weekly Shonen Jump in 2018, Kubo released a one-shot called Burn the Witch. In 2020, the one-shot was added to the series and was scheduled to release soon. The earliest influence that Kubo had on his work was from Gegege no Kitaro, a manga created by Shigeru Mizuki. At that time, he used to spend hours trying to draw its characters on paper. Sometimes, Kubo found that his sketches were much simpler than the ones developed by Mizuki. Kubo came up with the idea of Bleach for the first time when he was trying to draw shinigami. It also helped him conceive Rukia Kuchiki’s character. In his interviews, Kubo has claimed that his influences for various Bleach elements range from music to foreign language, films, architecture, and other manga series.

From Akira Toriyama’s popular Dragon Ball series, Kubo learned that the villains must be depicted as strong, cool, and scary. The storytelling and action style used in Bleach were inspired by movies. As the creator of Bleach, Kubo has expressed his desire to make it an experience that can be found only in a manga. Also, he doesn’t wish to create any live-action movie adaptations of his successful manga series, thinking that it will ruin the originality and real experience.

The debut book written in the Bleach series by author Tite Kubo is entitled ‘Bleach, Volume 1’. It was released in 2002 by VIZ Media LLC. The primary characters mentioned in this book by Kubo include Chad Yasutora, Yuichi Shibata, Ichigo Kurosaki, Mizuiro Kojima, Isshin Kurosaki, Orihime Inoue, Sora Inoue, Karin Kurosaki, Tatsuki Arisawa, Rukia Kuchiki, Yuzu Kurosawa, etc. This novel introduces Ichigo Kurosaki as a part-time student and full-time reaper of souls. He is depicted as one of the selected guardians of the afterlife. Because of this, he possesses the ability to witness ghosts, although he never asked for it. Later, when an attack takes place on his family by a lost soul, he turns into a Soul Reaper.

After that incident, Ichigo decides to spend the rest of his life helping tortured spirits and protecting innocent people. The powers of a Soul Reaper were not present in Ichigo from birth, but he acquired them from Rukia when she offered to help him protect his family. She expected that Ichigo will take only some of her powers, but he ended up absorbing all of it. Later, he helps Rukia regain her powers. As the process takes time, he decides to stick by her side and together they begin helping the needy ones.

The second volume of the series is known as ‘Bleach Volume 2’. It also features the same lead characters as in the previous volume. As this book opens, Chad Yasutora is seen visiting the Kurosaki clinic to get treatment for the mysterious scars obtained on the backside of his body. Immediately after finishing his business at the clinic, he goes AWOL. Chad is accompanied by a lovely parakeet that is able to talk like humans. This parakeet has the soul of Yuichi Shibata, a young lady, inside it. When Ichigo Kurosaki learns about this incident involving Chad and the talking parakeet, it does not take him long to deduce that a troubled soul called Hollow is involved. And as his Soul Reaper instincts force him to get involved and find out more, Ichigo realizes that he is up against the strongest spirit he has ever faced. As he continues to dig deeper, he comes to the shocking realization that not all souls are worthy of entering the Soul Soceity, particularly the ones that have their hands tainted with the blood of an innocent person.

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