Fan Friday – Unanswered Questions About Bleach

Posted on Nov 20 2009

It’s Fan Friday again and today we have a submission by Cj16bit. In everyday life there’s always questions that are never answered. In movies it the same things like Wolverine’s origins movie why Deadpool looking like Baraka. But in anime I’ve noticed there is too a lot of unanswered questions, and I’ve come here to ask them and try to make sense and see if I can come up with an answer to them.

My first try on this is going to be a famous anime that a lot of people have been seeing for a while and its still currently airing in Japan and in Adult swim. I am of course talking about Bleach. The bleach anime is about a 15 year old kid named Kurosaki Ichigo which gained powers from a shinigami named Rukia to fight hollows that’s basically the sum of it. Now I’ve been watching this anime and reading the manga since it came out. I’ve noticed 3 things that nobody has ever questioned or noticed and im going to put them out there.

1. Ichigo’s mom is dead then isn’t she supposed to be in soul society? Think about it the first death in the Bleach anime is that his mom got killed. Then when they go later to soul society wouldn’t Ichigo’s first reaction is to look for his mom.

Answer: My answer for this is that either the creator of the anime never thought of that. They are probably going to use that plot for a later on episode of the series and hasn’t been discussed or it’s a total mess up.

2. Same thing happens with Inoue’s brother. When Ichigo’s kills Inoue’s brother hollow wouldn’t he be in soul society too.

Answer: same Principles apply from Ichigo’s mom they probably forgot all about it.

3. Where did the two kids that Urahara has in his shop come from they never have an explanation of them being there at all? Think about it they both aren’t human at all and they both can see ghost and fight them like normal.

Answer: They are just like Kon and there just modified souls. There creations of Urahara when he was in soul society, or that the creator or people of the people who watch anime don’t care and neither should I.

Well those are some questions, I always had watching this anime and I’ve searched everywhere and never found an answer. If you got any other answer, disagree with me or anything leave a comment

Thanks for reading and hopefully they will answer these questions.

– Cj16bit

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  • EagleEyes November 20, 2009 at 12:46 PM

    In relation to question 3, I’m pretty sure Ururu just suddenly appeared one day through sheer will power alone. As she is awesome like that.

  • Chibi-Acer November 20, 2009 at 3:16 PM

    Technically, as far as Ichigo’s mother goes, after being eaten by a hollow, wouldn’t she become a hollow herself?

    The other explanation would be that the soul society is so big the chances of finding Ichigo’s mom or Orihime’s brother are impossibly small. We learned this from Yuichi, the boy who’s soul was in the parakeet, who couldn’t find his mother after he passed on to the soul society. Supposedly most families are never reunited.

    Even if Ichigo wanted to look for his mother he would probably rationalize that it would take more time than Rukia had left.

  • Bigred2989 November 20, 2009 at 7:48 PM

    I have a big question about this series?

    If you go to the Soul Society when you die, then where do you go when you die in the soul society? IIRC you have immortality but can die from wounds still, right?

  • Sandgolem November 20, 2009 at 7:57 PM

    @Bigred, you go back to the real world. That’s why Ichigo is the reincarnation of Rukia’s Lt. Its also stated in the manga that’s why the Quincey were wiped out, because they remove hollow souls from the circle of reincarnation by destroying them.

  • EagleEyes November 20, 2009 at 7:58 PM

    The answer to that question and all of the above is……


  • Shadowblade Edge November 20, 2009 at 8:15 PM

    The answer to all the questions is Tite Kubo couldn’t write himself out of wet paper bag, well maybe he could use the plot holes (BURN). He does art and action, and that’s all they should’ve let him do. Trying to justify such things might be fun, but it’s ultimately pointless.

  • 16bitcj November 20, 2009 at 10:49 PM

    Yeah i thought about the explanation chibi acer wrote but after all he has done for soul society thats the least they could do for him

  • Bigred2989 November 22, 2009 at 5:59 PM

    @Sandgolem Kinda a spoiler for me since I’ve been watching the show on AS but I kinda figured that one out awhile ago. Thanks.

  • darkmyro November 25, 2009 at 2:49 AM

    to answer the unanswered questions
    1 and 2
    ichigos mom was eaten by a hallow and i think that its implied that you don’t go to the soul society when your eaten by a hallow. granted there was orihimes brother ,but i think they ate his heart and not his soul cause rukia says that the hole symbolizes that the hallows have lost their heart and the mask is all that sheilds them from the outside world and it makes about as much sense as anything else in bleach(also the big soul society theory makse sense 2)

    ururu and ginta in my best guess are either humans or their mod-souls that work for urahara but their never quite explained maybe down the road or in the anime they will be but, they havent yet

    but i subscribe to the theory that you shouldn’t think to much when watching animes,cartoons, or films cause you can nit pick any movie or show to death

    @Shadowblade Edge
    I’d like to see your manga series and anime

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