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Bleach FAQ 
8th-Jan-2005 06:09 pm
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This will be linked on soul_society's main page as an easy reference. Feel free to participate. ^_^

If you have a question that you believe should be added to the FAQ, ask it here.

We'll start off with the basics for now:

What is Bleach?
It's a story about high school students, Shinigami, Hollows, and occasionally a Plus or two. Bleach is currently running in Shonen Jump, Japan's best-selling weekly manga publisher.

Viz is currently publishing Bleach in English. If you're in the U.S. check out your local bookstore! ^_~

Yeah, but what does "Bleach" mean?
There are several simple theories about the title.
1. Classmates and Teachers assume that the main character, Ichigo, bleaches his hair - when really it`s his natural hair color.
2. "To bleach" as in to make white, purify. Just as the Hollow are purified so they may be sent to Soul Society.
3. Kubo Tite could possibly be a hardcore Nirvana fan.

What about the Bleach Anime?
It began in the fall of 2004 and parallels the manga storyline with occasional adjustments added to or taken away from the plot. The plans for the Bleach anime seems to be similar to that of other popular manga-based anime such as Inuyasha, Naruto, and One Piece: the series will probably continue airing new episodes once a week until further notice.

The Anime is still a long way from catching up with the manga storyline. When it reaches the point where the manga and the anime are on the same page, I'm sure it's up to the producers to figure out what should be done with the series.

What is Soul Society about?
This is a place to talk about Bleach (i.e. links, rumors, translations, speculations). Posts about Kubo Tite and any of his previous works, like Zombie Powder, are cool too.

What are the rules for soul_society?
Pretty simple:
-No newbie posts. We don't need an introduction. When you're in, you're in.
-No Scanlations. Period.
-No icons, fanwork, or requests. Go check out the sister sites.
-Keep Quality over Quantity when it comes to community posts.
-When in doubt, ask the mod. rotwood @ gmail dot com

No, no, wait. Give me the full version
No Newbie Intro Posts
No need to post just to say hi or categorize yourself as "new". When you're in, you're in. Welcome!
No Scanlations, or Talk Thereof
Don't ask because we won't tell.
Raw scans and Text Translations = OK.
Scanlations = Not OK

No Icons, Fanwork, Requests, or Non-discussion Q&A
Icons go to bleach_icons
Fanwork go to kurosaki_clinic
Requests and simple questions that can be answered without long discussions go to bleach_fact
The discussion and sharing of Bleach doujinshi can be found at bleach_doujin

Think before you Post
Before posting, ask yourself:
1. Has this been posted before?
2. Will it be of interest to so many other members?

Spoilers = LJ-Cut
Keep spoilers behind an lj-cut please.

That sucks! Why no scanlations!?
Because I suck. Because it's illegal. Because Viz does good translations and it wouldn't be nice undermine their publishing rights. Because I am not willing to take on responsibility for allowing scanlations. Because we get by pretty well with raws and text translations... I could give plenty of reasons. Let's just leave it at that.

What are the Sister Sites?
The sister sites to soul_society focus on specific areas of the Bleach Fan Community.
Check them out:
bleach_theatre a place to advertise for Bleach Roleplaying Games.
kurosaki_clinic is a place to share Bleach fanart, layouts, fanfiction, ect. ^_^
bleach_icons is a place to share Bleach lj icons. XD
bleach_fact is a place to get your Bleach questions answered, as well as for personal requests for images, old raws, anime eps, ect.
rukongai_report gives a weekly rundown of what is new with the Bleach communities.
rukongai is the Spanish-speaking Bleach Fan Community.

Are there spoilers at soul_society?
There are detailed discussions of the latest Bleach chapter and anime episode almost every week. Most Bleach spoilers will be put behind lj-cuts out of common courtesy - but this is fair warning that we're a bit of a spoiler-lovin' bunch.

Can I use your translations?
Nope. Any translations that are written by myself (rukia) are intended just for this community. If anyone is found using those translations on other sites or in scanlated works without permission, please let me know. I cannot speak for the text translations contributed by other members of this community, but I do ask that everyone treat them respectfully. ^_^

Oh no! I bought Shonen Jump this week, but there was no Bleach chapter. Has it been cancelled!?
Nope, it's ongoing. No worries. ^_^ It just so happens that Kubo Tite takes a week off here and there - which means he'll reward our patience later on with clever plot twists and/or extra color pages. He warns readers of breaks in a small disclaimer at the end of the previous chapter. The breaks usually don't last longer than one weekly issue.

Do you know where I can find Bleach-related fanlistings?
Check this post out for a pretty comprehensive list!

Can you help me find [insert Bleach site here]?
To start out with, check out this Very Comprehensive List of Communities first. ^_^
And then here's some more:
Rockin' Future 7 - Archive of soul_society: translations, info, and fanworks!
Rie Fu Official Site - Rie Fu sings the Ending song to the Bleach anime. Includes her English blog.
Toriyama's World - Originally, the scanlators of Bleach, before Viz picked up the title.
Strawberry & Lion - The very first translation site for Bleach. Has great translations of vol.1 to vol.4!
Soul-Data - Awesome Bleach info site with plenty of great links!
Too SCHEXAY - Archive of images, character songs, and an awesome layout.
Kubo Tite is your God - Bleach manga theories supported by images. Very entertaining!
Bleach Portal - A forum with accessible direct downloads for the anime.
bleach_rating - A Bleach character rating community
bleach_rpg - A Bleach roleplaying game
bleach__fans - A Bleach fan community
bleach_yuri - the Soul Society Yuri Division
bleach_yaoi - the Soul Society Yaoi Division
shin_gakuen - Shinigami Academy AU RP
bleach_claims - A Bleach Claims Community
bleachowners - Also a Bleach Claims Community

If anybody knows of a good link to add, let me know.

Any more things to add?
8th-Jan-2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
Aireh~ http://www.livejournal.com/community/soul_society/136897.html Add that... links to Bleach related fanlistings that I think is mostly member-run... At least it was posted by members. :3
8th-Jan-2005 11:53 pm (UTC)
Coolness. I'll put it up! ^_^
9th-Jan-2005 10:04 am (UTC) - bleach eps
hey go to bleach portal.com for all the current bleach ep's 1-12 in direct download 1-13 in bittorrent
9th-Jan-2005 10:18 am (UTC) - Re: bleach eps
I'll put up the link.
30th-Jan-2005 11:17 pm (UTC)
*waves* Airy-san, do you mine posting the bleach_rpg under links? ^_^;

(It seems some of the rpgs there died..o_O; They're alive,right?)
31st-Jan-2005 12:01 am (UTC)
*waves back* No problem! I'll put it on the userinfo page too. Good luck with the rpg!

(rpgs don't seem to have a long lifespan in the Bleach fandom, but I think that's because it's still too new for fans - now that more people know about Bleach now, you'll luck out with yours. Good luck!)
26th-Mar-2005 08:07 pm (UTC) - great site for bleach
Here's a great site for bleach
has bits of everything
6th-Apr-2005 02:06 pm (UTC)
^^ Hello~! Was wondering if you could link up my bleach rpg in the userinfo along with the others, peroxide_rp.
10th-Apr-2005 01:58 am (UTC)
ah... forgive my stupidity, but how do you 'join' soul society so you can put up entries? >"<

btw, soul society is great. I love this site, thanks so much for making it!
12th-Apr-2005 04:40 am (UTC)
^ yeah...i dont quite know how to "join" this community...
23rd-Apr-2005 08:53 am (UTC) - Joining LJ Community
For anyone who wants to join in a LJ community, you should follow the link:
http://www.livejournal.com/community/join.bml?comm=COMMUNITY_NAME (in this case, it's soul_society)

Hope it helps
28th-Apr-2005 02:01 pm (UTC)
whats a scanlation?
6th-May-2005 02:38 pm (UTC) - Bleach anime
Ummm...does bleach anime have a channel? If so can u tell? Im very intrested. ^_^
13th-May-2005 03:31 am (UTC) - Re: Bleach anime
Tues, 6:60 on TV Tokyo.
7th-May-2005 12:30 pm (UTC)
and what time is it on???
15th-Jul-2005 06:29 pm (UTC)
26th-May-2005 02:27 pm (UTC) - bleach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
how many bleach episodes are there
26th-May-2005 05:47 pm (UTC) - Re: bleach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
33 and going
10th-Oct-2005 09:47 pm (UTC)
are we allowed to request former chapters (raw of course)? because i've been looking for chapter 17.5... thanks!
11th-Oct-2005 02:27 am (UTC)
Requests are not allowed in soul_society since it would clutter up the community. However, I believe you can request for raws at bleach_fact and find help there. Good luck!
(no subject) - Anonymous - Expand
15th-Oct-2005 01:58 pm (UTC) - In regards to that Bleach RPG talk...
I actually have been running one that just pasted half a year in age a week ago and is still growing very well. It's at Bleach Forums, the board to Bleach 7. Do you think it would be possible to place us on the list? I'm always looking for a way to get more excellent Bleach writers in there. ^^; - Winduril
15th-Oct-2005 02:35 pm (UTC) - Re: In regards to that Bleach RPG talk...
If I don't have a link, it's hard to put you on the list. Could you provide me with one plese?
18th-Oct-2005 03:39 am (UTC)
Just a notice: BleachPortal.com is actually BleachPortal.net
18th-Oct-2005 04:10 am (UTC)
Thank you for the heads up. ^_^
26th-Feb-2006 12:25 pm (UTC)
how can i post a comment in the MAin page?
26th-Feb-2006 06:01 pm (UTC)
Go to the post you wish to make a comment in. At the end of the post is an option marked "Comment", so you can click that and write a comment. I hope that helps. ^^;
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