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! The feud between the Soul Reapers and Quincies is as long as it is complicated, and for Ichigo Kurosaki, it just got personal. His mother was from a Quincy family before she married his Soul Reaper father. And now Ichigo's dual heritage has been unleashed in the form of his true Zanpaku-to. But while Ichigo is fighting to come to terms with his real nature, the countdown to the last nine days of the world has begun... * Best-selling paranormal action-adventure series now available in a bargain 3-in-1 omnibus edition. * Releases 4 times a year for 25 volumes. Series ends at 25. * Volumes 1-17 of the omnibus edition have sold through over 113,000 copies in the US to date (BookScan 1/17). * Volumes 1-69 of the single volumes have sold through over 2,529,000 copies in the US to date (BookScan 1/17). * Awarded the Shogakukan Manga Award in the shonen (boys) category in 2005.