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Really, why is Bleach called Bleach? There is no bleach at all in this show!

208.58.208.111 19:42, 25 June 2008 (UTC)Z

Well, there are several possible explanations circulating on forums throughout the web. One of the most popular ones is that like bleach purifies clothes, Ichigo will purify the world from evil spirits... Or simply a reference to the fact that many people in the story believe at first that Ichigo's hair is "bleached" (dyed), but that is his natural color (oddly enough, as he, like most other characters, is Japanese). Domlith 21:11, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Tite kubo said in an interview for shonen jump that it's because bleach uses alot of the colour black. Calling it black would be boring so he decided to call it bleach, since bleach is white and white is the opposite of black. User:Renshiro zaraki 16:33, 5 December 2008

Someone told me it was because of Hitsugaya's white hair looking like it was bleached, but that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard; Plus I hate Hitsugaya. Anyway I think it's because hollows are seen as corrupt or "dirty" souls, whereas shinigami are just and "clean". Renji Abarai 00:11, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

The name

I liked the name, and that is the decision Tite Kubo made. Dekoshu talk contrib 02:48, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

I'd say it's because of the Hollows and the Soul Reaper's duty to 'clense' them. Rukia stated in the one of the earlier episodes that Soul Reapers don't actually kill Hollows when they slay them in the human world, but rather, purifies their souls so they can ascend to the Soul Society. Kaihedgie 21:36, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

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