Omake (御負け) means extra in Japanese. The term is used to denote extra or bonus content.
Each Bleach anime episode features a short comedic omake segment, which is like a mini-episode that airs at the end of the episode. They offer extra information about the episode, such as techniques or more character information. They also show other characters in different situations, such as the Shinigami Women's Association. Some omakes are also manga-based.
The Shinigami Illustrated Picture Book is the default omake segment for the anime and often has its own arc that strings together multiple omake segments to tell a large story. Other omake segments tend to be more episodic in format. To date, the anime has featured seven different omake segments.
List of Anime Omakes
- Xcution Dictionary
- Arrancar Encyclopedia
- Karakura Town: Secrets of the Seven Mysteries
- Kon-sama's Ultimate Shinigami Illustrated Guide
- Quincy Encyclopedia
- Shinigami Illustrated Picture Book
- Shinigami Zanpakutō Introductions
- Substitute Shinigami Work Diary
These are extra chapters that have been released to mark special occasions such as New Years, Christmas etc. Alternatively, these were short gag stories and canon tie-in chapters that were released with Bleach Databooks but never included as part of any manga volumes. To date, there has been nine such chapters released.
List of Manga Omakes
- 25.2 things like loneliness
- Bleach Pirate Team
- Byakuya's Gift
- Christmas in Carmine
- imaginary number 01. the unforgivens
- Keigo and Tadanobu
- Phone Crazy on Stage & When You Are The Punchline
- Shigekuni Claus
- The Official Captain's Guide to Gotei 13 Cleaning
- Hitsugaya's Birthday
These are extra stories told in the manga format, that do not fit the definition of Manga Omake.