The TV anime series Bleach is adapted by Studio Pierrot, based on Tite Kubo's popular manga which follows the story of Ichigo Kurosaki. For as long as he can remember, Ichigo has been able to see ghosts. But when he meets Rukia, a Soul Reaper who battles evil spirits known as Hollows, he finds his life is changed forever. Now, with a newfound wealth of spiritual energy, Ichigo discovers his true calling: to protect the living and the dead from evil. And when he vows to defend Rukia from the ruthless justice of the Soul Society, he and his friends must cross over and do battle in the spirit world. The anime series has been airing since 2004.