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Why "Bleach" What's with the title?

Discussion in 'Court of Pure Souls' started by Narutimate Hero, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. Narutimate Hero

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    I don't know if this topic was posted before..

    So, why is it called bleach?

    Personally, I think the title refers to the "bleaching" of Hollows. You know, "bleaching" their souls so they are cleansed of their sins as Hollows so they can enter Soul Society. :p But that's a wild guess..

    Or maybe, the world seems 'bleached' whenever Ichigo is in Death God mode..

    Or maybe because he refuses to "bleach" or dye his hair form orange to black..

    What do you think..?
     
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  2. Gunshin

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    It's called Bleach because his hair looks bleached. When Chad ask Ichigo why the puncks pick on him he says somthing like "I guess they don't like bleach".
     
  3. Hitorio

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    How can you make such a wild assumption?
    Heh....there are animes out ther such as...

    Dr, Slump (Wierd, thats not even his name.)
    DBZ
    Yu yu Hakusho (We know what that means)

    There are many animes with wierd names, maybe the manga artists just wanted a random name. I could name my manga "$hitbags" but it won't have anything to do with $hit. So er.... but you have your opinions too.
     
  4. Shishou

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    I feel later on, they will have some reference to bleaching something. And that will be why it is called Bleach.
     
  5. Crowe

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    Yeah, everyone will start to bleach their hair to get more spritual powers.
     
  6. Maffy the Love Doctor

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    i heard it's called bleach because kubo tite is a big nirvana fan and named it after one of their albums, or songs (i forget). that's what i heard and it sounds pretty interesting, and i think it'd be cool if that's true :cool.
     
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  7. Blue Supporting Staff Retired Staff

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    This is exactly right.

    What I want

    You'll find lots of references to music in Bleach. I used to know them all, but then Byakuya came out, started talking and making me fall in love, and I forgot them all. :(
     
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    Q: What's up with all the weird English in the titles?
    A: Many young people in Japan are really into English--much like some young Americans seem to think Japanese writing is cool. (You could also think of it kind of like the way some Americans think French is cool, but with a more modern image.) English phrases (some fine, some rather nonsensical) are common in advertising, and many popular songs have titles and a few lyrics in English. Likewise, many anime titles end up in English; some of them make sense (Vampire Hunter), and others (Plastic Little) are only used because they sound cool.

    this info is from
     
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    Yeah, someone made a thread about it: Link removed
     
  10. Narutimate Hero

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    Hmm.. So Mr. Kubo being a fan of Nirvana might be the real reason.
    But for Ichigo not bleaching his hair.. I think that's to shallow..
     
  11. TDM

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    Kubo actually named his manga after an album/song? Is it confirmed or...?
     
  12. Tayuya (the banned one)

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    It's called Bleach because Ichigo will send the main bad guy into a random tub of bleach in some weirdo factory.


    But then he comes back alive...but bleached!

    -insert Bleachez-
     
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    it's the hair, but my personall first thought was nirvana's album coming to mind though O_o
     
  14. TDM

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    The hair's jsut as weird. I originally thought it was the cleansing of souls and stuff.
     
  15. Narutimate Hero

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    Well.. I mean most anime characters have wierd hair colors.. even green or pink. Heh heh..
     
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    Oddly enough, I've been wondering about this too!
     
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    Some people are looking too much into it. Having Ichigo's color hair in a Japanese Highschool is a big deal. Especially if it was Bleached. Theres Japanese girls who are born with brown hair that are asked questions if their hair is dyed or not. And there has been awkward references to the word "bleach".

    So you got Ichigo getting picked on because they think he's bleahed his hair (common in nihon) and you got a gimmick cool sounding english name (common in nihon, regardless if it makes sense or not).
     
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    Kubo Tite confirmed the origin of the name in a Jump interview. :huh

    It's from the record.
     
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    Obviously these people know better than Kubo Tite, Dani.
    How dare you interrupt them in such a manner!
     
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    Sometimes I need to be put in my place. :(

    Sorry, everyone.
     
  21. Shishou

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    I'm confused and sayd.

    Is the Nirvana thing a joke? Is that really why he named the anime Bleach? o.o;
     
  22. Axass

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    It's not a joke. It's true, he named it after their album and then made up the "Ichigo bleached hairs" explanation, so that he had a good reason to call it like that.
     
  23. Shishou

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    Haha, thats kinda disappointing.
     
  24. Nybarius

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    Wow -- that rocks so much more than any other possible explanation. Maybe the volume he kills off Ishida in will be called "All Apologies". . . or else he could have a preview announcing Kenpachi will achieve ban kai in the next issue, only to have the next issue be named "Nevermind".
     
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    I don't think it is just one of those single reasons, but maybe all of those reasons. Because his hair is bleached, because it is like bleaching the hollows and the stuff about the band? Just a guess though, maybe we will see in the near future.
     
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    IF the author directly saying it's based on Nirvana isn't enough for you, what would be? Do you need to obtain telepathic powers and go into his mind?
     
  27. Gunshin

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    Do you have somthing directly quoting the author as saying: "It's called Bleach because I like Nirvana." or "Nirvana ga suki dakara kore wa Bleach tte iiundayo." And I don't remember ever reading a Japanese interview where the author has stated this.
     
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    you know... the nirvana thing would make sense...

    I mean just look at Don Kanon'ji's little catch phrase.

    If that WASNT a Nirvana reference, I dont know what is.
     
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    Yeah I didn't knew about it until someone brought it up that it was from Nirvarna. Interesting how all the others have made up some other excuses why Bleach is called Bleach.
     
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    awwwww thats no fun how it got its name =(
     
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