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 battle for the royal palace heats up as Squad Zero and the Quincy invaders continue their standoff. Squad Zero appears to have the upper hand so far but that could all change when the Quincy king joins the fight. Do the Soul Reapers have an ace up their sleeve as well?