Part-time student, full-time Soul Reaper, Ichigo is one of the chosen few guardians of the afterlife. Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts--he was born with the gift. When his family is attacked by a Hollow--a malevolent lost soul--Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits themselves find peace. Find out why Tite Kubo's Bleach has become an international manga smash-hit! With Kyoraku gravely injured, it'll be up to his adjutant Nanao to protect him. But can she master her newly revealed sword in time to make a difference? Meanwhile, Uryu's plans will become clear when he comes face-to-face with Ichigo!