Bleach aka Burichi is a Japanese anime television series based on Tite Kubo's manga of the same name. Bleach follows the adventures of Ichigo Kurosaki after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper Shinigami, literally, "Death God" — a death personification similar to the Grim Reaper — from another Soul Reaper, Rukia Kuchiki. His newfound powers force him to take on the duties of defending humans from evil spirits and guiding departed souls to the afterlife.