The episodes of the Bleach anime television series are based on Tite Kubo's original manga series of the same name. It is directed by Noriyuki Abe, produced by TV Tokyo, Dentsu and Pierrot, and was broadcast in Japan from October 5, 2004, to March 27, 2012. The series follows the adventures of high school student Ichigo Kurosaki who can see spirits and becomes a Soul Reaper, after assuming the duties of Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki.
Forty-five pieces of theme music are used for the episodes: Fifteen opening themes and thirty closing themes. Several CDs that contain the theme music and other tracks have been released by Studio Pierrot. As of January 23, 2013, all 366 episodes have been released by Aniplex in Japan in 88 DVD compilations. 32 DVD compilations of the English adaptation of the series have been released by Viz Media, and twenty six season boxsets have been released that contain all the seasons of the anime.
With so many fans attached to Bleach, demand for the show was higher than ever, and the studio chose to churn out filler episodes instead of going on hiatus. Today, Bleach is known in the anime community for its insane amount of non-canon content, and the scale of the overall series makes it difficult to know what to watch and what not. 781b155fdc