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The Best Episodes of Bleach

Every episode of Bleach ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Bleach!

For as long as he can remember, Ichigo Kurosaki has been able to see ghosts. But when he meets Rukia, a Soul Reaper who battles evil spirits known as Hollows, he finds his life is changed forever. Now, with a newfound wealth of spiritual energy, Ichigo discovers his true calling: to protect the living and the dead from evil.

Genres:Action & AdventureAnimationSci-Fi & Fantasy

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The best episode of "Bleach" is "Reopening of the Substitute Business! The Terrifying Transfer Student", rated 10/10 from 1 user votes. It was directed by Noriyuki Abe, Hiroaki Nishimura and written by Genki Yoshimura. "Reopening of the Substitute Business! The Terrifying Transfer Student" aired on 1/10/2007 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Hardest Body!? Cut Down Nnoitra".

  • Reopening of the Substitute Business! The Terrifying Transfer Student
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #1 - Reopening of the Substitute Business! The Terrifying Transfer Student

    Season 1 Episode 110 - Aired 2007-01-10

    Ichigo Kurosaki goes back to slaying Hollows in the Human World, but he is soon confronted by Shinji Hirako - a Visored.

    Director: Noriyuki Abe, Hiroaki Nishimura

    Writer: Genki Yoshimura

  • The Hardest Body!? Cut Down Nnoitra
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #2 - The Hardest Body!? Cut Down Nnoitra

    Season 1 Episode 200 - Aired 2008-12-23

    Captain Kenpachi Zaraki and Nnoitra Gilga continue their brawling.

    Director: Noriyuki Abe, Hiroaki Nishimura

    Writer: Michiko Yokote

  • Hisagi's Shikai! The Name is...
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #3 - Hisagi's Shikai! The Name is...

    Season 1 Episode 219 - Aired 2009-05-12

    Lieutenant Shūhei Hisagi and Findorr Calius battle each other.

    Director: Noriyuki Abe, Kazunori Mizuno

    Writer: Genki Yoshimura

  • Chain of Sacrifice, Halibel's Past
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #4 - Chain of Sacrifice, Halibel's Past

    Season 1 Episode 284 - Aired 2010-08-17

    As Tier Harribel falls unconscious from her wounds, she recalls her past.

    Director: Noriyuki Abe, Kazuo Nogami

    Writer: Kenta Shimoyama

  • Clash!? Xcution attacks Ginjō
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #5 - Clash!? Xcution attacks Ginjō

    Season 1 Episode 358 - Aired 2012-01-31

    Uryū leaves the hospital to investigate a Reiatsu that is appearing everywhere. Ichigo's friends and family, as well as the members of Xcution except for Ginjō, have been cut by Tsukishima.

    Director: Yasuto Nishikata

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • The Shinigami whom Ganju Met
    9.0/10 2 votes

    #6 - The Shinigami whom Ganju Met

    Season 1 Episode 40 - Aired 2005-07-12

    While 11th Division Lieutenant Yachiru Kusajishi reminisces about her history with her captain, Kenpachi Zaraki, Ganju Shiba and 4th Division 7th Seat Hanatarō Yamada reach Rukia Kuchiki's cell in Senzaikyū.

    Director: Ryo Miyata

    Writer: Masashi Sogo

  • The Moment of Collision! An Evil Hand Draws Near to the Quincy
    9.0/10 1 votes

    #7 - The Moment of Collision! An Evil Hand Draws Near to the Quincy

    Season 1 Episode 71 - Aired 2006-03-07

    With Ryō Utagawa attempting to devour his Soul, Uryū Ishida finds himself abducted and saved by Yoshino Sōma.

    Director: Hodaka Kuramoto

    Writer: Rika Nakase

  • The White Haze
    9.0/10 1,013 votes

    #8 - The White Haze

    Season 2 Episode 19 - Aired 2023-08-12

    A fearless Rukia swings her Sodenoshirayuki in battle as she takes on Äs Nödt.

    Director: Chen Dali

    Writer: Masaki Hiramatsu

  • The Headless Star
    8.7/10 869 votes

    #9 - The Headless Star

    Season 2 Episode 21 - Aired 2023-08-26

    Kenpachi defeats Gremmy, but his moment of victory is cut short when he is suddenly struck by Candice’s thunderbolt attack. Meninas, Giselle, and Liltotto also join Candice to take down Kenpachi, who is considered to be a Special Threat.

    Director: Mitsutoshi Sato

    Writer: Masaki Hiramatsu

  • Everything but the Rain
    8.5/10 855 votes

    #10 - Everything but the Rain

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2022-12-20

    Ichigo is kicked out of the Royal Palace by Oh-etsu Nimaiya for failing his test. When Ichigo next opens his eyes, he finds himself standing in front of his house in the World of the Living.

    Director: Yusaku Kikuchi

    Writer: Masaki Hiramatsu

  • Everything but the Rain: June Truth
    8.5/10 845 votes

    #11 - Everything but the Rain: June Truth

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2022-12-27

    Squad 10 Captain Isshin Shiba of the Thirteen Court Guard Squads decides to not report his encounter with the Quincy named Masaki Kurosaki in the World of the Living to the Head Captain.

    Director: Chung Young-hoon

    Writer: Masaki Hiramatsu

  • Rages at Ringside
    8.5/10 816 votes

    #12 - Rages at Ringside

    Season 2 Episode 18 - Aired 2023-08-05

    Kensei Muguruma joins the battle against Masculine, who has already defeated Shuhei Hisagi, Ikkaku Madarame, and Yumichika Ayasegawa. However, Kensei is taken aback by how weak his opponent is.

    Director: Itoko Nagai

    Writer: Masaki Hiramatsu

  • Ichigo Dies!
    8.4/10 883 votes

    #13 - Ichigo Dies!

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2005-02-01

    Ichigo Kurosaki loses his Shinigami powers and Rukia Kuchiki is taken back to Soul Society.

    Director: Noriyuki Abe, Kazunori Mizuno

    Writer: Rika Nakase

  • Ichigo Becomes a Hollow!
    8.4/10 890 votes

    #14 - Ichigo Becomes a Hollow!

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2005-02-15

    Kisuke Urahara helps Ichigo Kurosaki regain his Shinigami powers.

    Director: Noriyuki Abe, Takushi Kimura

    Writer: Genki Yoshimura

  • The Fundamental Virulence
    8.3/10 824 votes

    #15 - The Fundamental Virulence

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2023-07-22

    Mayuri receives a call from Urahara, who had stayed behind in Hueco Mundo to search for a way to reclaim everyone’s stolen Bankai. Urahara claims that he was able to come up with a solution based on the data gained from his earlier battle with Quilge.

    Director: Ouri Yasukawa

    Writer: Masaki Hiramatsu

  • The Master
    8.3/10 3 votes

    #16 - The Master

    Season 2 Episode 25 - Aired 2023-09-30

    Yhwach escapes from the cage surrounding Squad Zero's fake Royal Palace to confront Hyosube, who is protecting the real Royal Palace.

    Director: Shinichirou Ueda

    Writer: Masaki Hiramatsu

  • I Am the Edge
    8.2/10 781 votes

    #17 - I Am the Edge

    Season 2 Episode 20 - Aired 2023-08-19

    Isane and Yachiru are treating the wounded Kensei and Rojuro when they are attacked by Gwenael, a Quincy who not only possesses the ability to disappear physically but can also erase his existence from the memory of his opponents.

    Director: Yusaku Kikuchi

    Writer: Masaki Hiramatsu

  • Too Early to Win Too Late to Know
    8.2/10 4 votes

    #18 - Too Early to Win Too Late to Know

    Season 2 Episode 24 - Aired 2023-09-23

    Yhwach finally steps through the main entrance of the Royal Palace. Accompanied by Haschwalth and Uryu, the Quincy King is preparing to advance toward the Greater Palace when they are stopped by Senjumaru Shutara of Squad Zero.

    Director: Takahiro Otsuka

    Writer: Masaki Hiramatsu

  • The Encounter, Abarai Renji!
    8.1/10 829 votes

    #19 - The Encounter, Abarai Renji!

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2005-01-25

    Two Shinigami, 6th Division Lieutenant Renji Abarai and Captain Byakuya Kuchiki, arrive in the Human World to take Rukia Kuchiki back to the Soul Society.

    Director: Noriyuki Abe, Junya Koshida

    Writer: Michiko Yokote

  • Ichimaru Gin's Shadow
    8.1/10 793 votes

    #20 - Ichimaru Gin's Shadow

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2005-02-22

    After completing their training, Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends depart to Soul Society to rescue Rukia Kuchiki.

    Director: Noriyuki Abe, Shigeki Hatakeyama

    Writer: Masashi Sogo

  • Unbeatable Enemy
    8.0/10 728 votes

    #21 - Unbeatable Enemy

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2004-11-30

    Ichigo Kurosaki battles against Grand Fisher.

    Director: Noriyuki Abe, Takushi Kimura

    Writer: Masashi Sogo

  • Back to Back, a Fight to the Death!
    8.0/10 677 votes

    #22 - Back to Back, a Fight to the Death!

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2005-01-11

    Ichigo Kurosaki and Uryū Ishida work together to defeat a Menos Grande.

    Director: Noriyuki Abe

    Writer: Masashi Sogo

  • Enter! The World of the Shinigami
    8.0/10 1 votes

    #23 - Enter! The World of the Shinigami

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2005-03-01

    Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends enter Soul Society.

    Director: Junya Koshida

    Writer: Rika Nakase

  • The Man who Hates Shinigami
    8.0/10 1 votes

    #24 - The Man who Hates Shinigami

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2005-03-08

    Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends are forced to find another way into Seireitei due to 3rd Division Captain Gin Ichimaru's intervention.

    Director: Noriyuki Abe, Koji Aritomi

    Writer: Natsuko Takahashi

  • 14 Days Before Rukia's Execution
    8.0/10 1 votes

    #25 - 14 Days Before Rukia's Execution

    Season 1 Episode 23 - Aired 2005-03-15

    Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends enter the household of the Shiba Clan.

    Director: Noriyuki Abe, Kazunori Mizuno

    Writer: Masahiro Okubo